Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year! Accomplishments and Resolutions

Happy New Year to you! Thank you so much for stopping by here this year - I've loved reading your comments and clicking over to visit you too. I think it was a good year for most of you - true? Are you excited for 2012? Do you make resolutions? I usually do not, but this year have a few in mind. I am looking back on what I accomplished in 2011, using it to inspire the resolutions for the new year to come. So, here we go...
I will spend even more time in 2012 reveling in our outdoors with my husband and son... I will continue to care for and improve on our home...
I will continue to take care of myself - even better care! In addition to traveling and seeing family, I had a lot of fun training for the half-marathon, so I will set another goal for another race in the fall...and lastly, though this is a BIG one, I will embrace the budget! I'm typically fighting it, upset that there has to be one, but I hope to approach it as an inspiring challenge this year. I have found, since I started the blog, that posting the things I love here helps me "have" them in some way, and helps curb the desire to go overspend on whatever they are.
Now for some truly, truly random images, mostly from the blogs I read, that inspire my resolutions for 2012.
First let me say I will put this photo on my bathroom mirror...She is Amanda Ross-- I love this photo of her. Everything about her in this photo, and article, will inspire me.
Next, I'm laughing. I guess I'm planning to do a lot about the bedroom, because I grabbed these four from the inspiration file without hesitation or thought... Also, I will pay attention to life's good details. I'll focus on the richness of them, the patterns, the textures, add to them, enhance them, take the clutter away from them, really notice them...And finally, back to nature. It does me wonders to spend much time outside soaking it in. I plan to be in nature a lot this year and hope to share more of it with you...Again, Happy New Year, thank you, and I'll see you back here next week!

sources: Amanda Ross from The Coveteur.
Bedrooms: for 1 I need help, 2, 3, 4.
Details 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I need help, 6, 7 is a line vautrin box sold at auction, 8.
Nature 1 by Rebecca Haas, 2 by Punkin's Patch, and 3 my own.

14 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

mind if I borrow a few of these resolutions for myself...?

beautifully written - I enjoyed it very much.

happiest of new years to you and yours.

donna

likeschocolate said...

Sounds like good goals for 2012! I usually don't make resolutions either, but today my husband and I were talking and he kind of challenged me in an indirect way. He didin't think I could climb a certain mountain, so I am so going to prove him wrong. I also have a couple of spaces in my house that I would like to make more cozy. Hope you have a fantastic New Year's Eve!

C said...

Thank you for your lovely pictures and all the landscapes you always share with us!!!
I hope you guys have a wonderful 2012!!!!!
Lots of hugs from Barcelona!!!!

dotblogg said...

ohh..wonderful post! wonderful pictures!have a beautiful new year and have fund tonight!
hugs
J

jane said...

wishing you a wonderful new year! and here´s to meeting for a coffee!
big hugs!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I like these! Happy New Year :-)

Arctic Mum said...

Happy New Year! I love your home - and I see you are a fellow colour-coordinated-bookshelver! Yhe area where you live looks great for outdoor activities - and you have the sun! I plan to do more running in 2012!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Happy New Year dear liza! I have enjoyed sharing this year with you & look forward to the next!

Loved your Christmas tree photos & all of your thoughtful resolutions. All the best in 2012!

anni said...

stupershappy new year !

Splendid Willow said...

Happy, happy Dear Liza!

I want your life - and your arms! (:

You seem to have it all together and you seem so cool and collected. And you have your priorities right. I so admire you!Wish you live closer.

hugshugshugs

Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

Cez said...

Happy 2012 sweetie for you and the whole family!!!! big hugs!!!! xxxx

Solid Frog said...

Liza, what a lovely collection of pictures of you and your family! Wish you the best for 2012!

Clara Turbay said...

Happy new year, i wish you the best love this post!

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Don said...

Beautiful post...I think you've got a pretty good grip on things.

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