Happy New Years Eve!! Wow.. did 2012 go by in a flash or what?! Time just seems to be getting shorter these days.. Which I guess is why people make new years resolutions and bucket lists of the sort.. to keep us on track for the things we would like to do in life and to help improve ourselves. I always make new years resolutions for myself, but I've never found a way to stick to them! This year, I am determined and have come up with some very do-able resolutions that will be a lot less stressful to complete, and also, they're fun! I've even gotten a head start on some! My 2013 Resolutions...
Take more pictures. I always forget to take pictures!
Cook more meals at home (the hubby and I were eating out 7 days a week).
Read 4-6 books per month, and keep an annotated bibliography.
Actually DO more DIY projects.
Complete our outdoor patio (since moving to SD, I haven't had time to dress up our patio).
Wake up and go to bed earlier (I'm a total night owl..).
Exercise by trying new things... (yoga, kickboxing, hiking)
Get more into social media. (I know.. I'm a bit behind on this one.. =P)
Buy a new home (okay this is a big one, but you gotta dream big right?).
If I buy a new home.. adopt a puppy! Always adopt and save a life =)
I will never buy another hair tie ever again! These DIY hair elastics are the prettiest and easiest to make! Nifty gift idea too..
I thought this faux taxidermy deer head was pretty awesome!
One of my resolutions for 2013 is to cook more often! I have so many pins on Pinterest of recipes I have been wanting to try, so I decided to print out these Recipe Cards! Now I just need to actually cook them =)
Got these for our bathroom! I have the Panda Bear and the hubby got the Giraffe!
This color palette reminds me of my home back in Hawaii! Gorgeous color combination! So warm and fresh!
These teal pumps from Seychelles at DSW! So cute! Love the button and strap!
Last but not least.. Emma and Trey from A Beautiful Mess got engaged! The whole ABM family has been so great to us this past year, we love them! Congratulations!
Merry After Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones! We wanted to do something special until the New Year arrives, so we decided that from today until January 2nd, all of the new arrivals will be put on SALE! It starts with these scarves we just got in stock as well as a few of your favorites that we have restocked!
I've recently been drawn to metallic finishes for some reason, whether its actual metal, metallic paint, or just a hint of metallic. It can either add that glam vibe or an industrial vibe to your room!
Owl bookends! What more could a bookworm ask for?!
I finally discovered the uses of Instagram! Whoa the possibilities! It's like the Pringles saying 'Once you pop, you cant stop'! It's just so fun!
Another one of my book worm discoveries.. Juniper Books offers a wide variety of all time classics that have customized binding or a pretty decorative binding. They have sooo many designs to choose from, I want them all!!
Pretty snowflake nail art design! Find the tutorial here!
I discovered this great new website/blog called Butter, with a side of Bread. I discovered it through a pin on Pinterest and once I started browsing after 3 seconds I was hooked! This creamy wild rice soup just called to me since its been so cold and rainy lately!
If you would like to put any of these items on hold when it comes back in stock, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reserve your item. We will then notify you when is has been restocked.
Also, don't forget to put your orders in by tomorrow 8AM Pacific Standard Time in order to receive it by Christmas!
Whether you are an avid reader or a pass the time kind of reader and you haven't heard of Goodreads.com yet.. you need to go there now! It is the most useful source for book worms like myself that I have ever come across! You can keep track of the books you read, create book lists, read reviews, discover new authors, and join book clubs!
I actually always wanted to be part of Oprah's Book Club, and I finally joined through Goodreads.com! I'm currently reading her last book club 2.0 pick which is 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed (soooo gooood!). I am catching up so I can read her second pick of Oprah's Book Club 2.0 which is 'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis and finish it by the deadline which is February 3, 2013 where the author will be interviewed by Oprah about the book!
You can post your own thoughts and ask other people questions! Very fun and interactive, and it gets you excited about reading! I'm actually pondering the idea of reading all of her past book club picks before she added the 2.0.. hmm.. tempting.. But anyways, just wanted to share this little bit of information because if you can't tell, I am super excited about joining my first book club! Yeah! Thanks for taking the time to listen to my nerdy self! TaTa!
Hey All! Just wanted to let you all in on the scoops for these two amazing giveaways that we have going on right now!
The first giveaway is from Ashley at TwentiesGirlStyle! She chose August Wrinkle as one of her favorite shops this year! YAY! Thanks Ashley! Visit her blog to enter her giveaway which includes 3 of her favorite jewelry pieces from August Wrinkle! This giveaway ends on December 30th!!
The second giveaway is from Shannon over at ShannonHearts! You get a chance to win any 3 items of your choice from August Wrinkle! How exciting! The winner for this giveaway will be chosen the day after Christmas (Dec 26th)! What a great after Christmas treat! To enter, head on over to her blog to get details on how to enter! Best of luck everyone!!