Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion.

To-Do List #2

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I'm so happy to report that, thanks to my accountability partners you, I've been able to cross all the items of my first online to-do list! I've sold my iPad and used the money to replace it with a Kindle, I've been doing a lot of meal prepping and loved the time saved during the week and FINALLY dealt with some overdue paperwork.

So, if you don't mind, I'm gonna give this to-do list think another try and see where it goes.

I hope it will inspire you to set up goals for your week, don't hesitate to share them with me. Let's support each other, shall we?

1. Organize a garage sale

It's scheduled for this week-end (unless I cancel it, once again). I've put all the stuff I want to sell in the garage, washed & ironed clothes I want to part with, checked that the electricals work, etc. I still need to gather supplies, post signs and... price & tag everything. I'll post the details on Insta for the locals who want to come over.

2. Draw

I've been meaning to make and sell Conscious by Chloé products. I've finally made up my mind, now I need to work on the design and production. So first: design. I've been going on a couple inspiration trips and am starting to have a precise idea of what I want. So now, let's put in on paper!

3. Schedule talks and workshops

I've had a couple people and businesses contact me on the subject. And I'm having so much fun meeting you guys. Keep your eyes peeled for fun times ahead! Oh and if you'd like me to come teach a workshop or give a talk at your office, shoot me an email.

4. Cycle

We did some mountain biking this past summer but I haven't really ridden my bike (its name is Jean-Jean) in the city. Autumn is arriving very quickly and so will the rain, so I want to make sure I clock at least one long bike ride in Portland. There's this shop I've been meaning to check out for a while. Maybe I should decide that I can only go there cycling?!

5. Health Insurance/Accounting

We pay way too much money for our health insurance. A fellow French expat mentioned a solution. We need to take the time to study plans and figure out how to make the switch, so I scheduled an admin meeting with Octave at our neighborhood tavern. This will also be an great occasion to look into our finances since our last talk on the subject was one year ago!

6. Schedule some me-time
I've been asking the Zero Waste PDX community for their recommendations on chemical-free nail salons and spas, so now it's time to try them all!

7. Attend a Toastmaster meet-up
See #3. I've been postponing this for a couple weeks but would really want to improve my public speaking skills.

What about you? What are your goals for this week? Share them with me and let's motivate each other!

To-Do List #1

To-Do List by Conscious by Chloé

I'm back from a wonderful 2-week break I got to spend with my parents in Florida and I'm in full "back to school mode" - even though I have one more trip scheduled before the end of summer.

Since I'm long time lover of lists - I may or may not have a book titled The Art of Lists in my bookshelf - I decided to share my weekly to-do lists with you and use you as accountability partners give you a little glimpse of my day-to-day goals/activities.

I hope they'll inspire you to set up goals for your week, don't hesitate to share them with me. Let's support each other, shall we?

1. Answer Zero Waste PDX-related emails

I'm getting many requests to come speak at local businesses about my zero-waste lifestyle. I need to dive a little more into it, prepare presentations, set up rate sheets and plan these talks under the Zero Waste PDX brand. This will take time, so first things first, I'll answer emails and let people know when I'll be ready to take on this new project.

2. Sign up at the gym

The last couples months have been pretty hectic and I gained A LOT OF weight. So today I'm signing up for a 2-week trial at my local gym to try to figure out whether I'll be able to stick to it. I visited many studios and tried many different activities last year when I signed up for Classpass but I could not find the right fit or stick to one discipline. I think I need accountability, so maybe semi-private classes could be the solution? I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, don't hesitate to send programs/studio/gear recommendations my way.

3. Prepare farmers' market workshop

I volunteered to teach a natural cleaning products workshop at my neighborhood farmers' market next week-end and need to take a minute to get supplies, tweak the last presentation I prepared for the last time I taught it and promote it.

4. Repair Birks

I might have already done this one (you know that if you follow me on Instagram because I was in full back from "holiday/let's empty this suitcase and clean everything up mode". I'll post a full article soon if you're interested.

5. Sell iPads

I upgraded my dad's iPad and want to replace mine too (I actually might get a Kindle instead), so I need to post them on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace to sell them locally.

6. Paperwork for my retirement
You know, freelance life. I've been putting this thing on hold for... years. I have a deadline for September, so now is the time!

7. Meal prep
You've read the paragraph about the gym, so, of course, I need to work on what goes into my body too. Octave usually cooks, but I want to take control of the menus, so he might be the one doing the washing up for some time... My idea is to give the week-end meal prep a try and see how it goes. I finally got Andrea Bemis' book and I'm so excited to dive into it. Do you meal prep, how is it going?

What about you? What are your goals for this week? Share them with me and let's motivate each other!