Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!


Happy New Year to all of you! I'm so ready for a new year and looking forward to great things to come. I'm so thankful for this blog because it allows me to get to know so many like minded people.

I have some New Year's Resolutions up my sleeve, many involving organizing and simplifying as always! Even though I'm not a big resolution person unless I really know I will achieve it, I still enjoy reflecting and making new goals. I like baby steps instead of a grand gesture because I tend to fizzle out of the big ones.

My list is combined of things to do and things not to do. I have a long list of things I am not allowed to buy because I have so much, everything from toothpaste to perfume to kitchen towels. We want to save more and spend less, so we can spend that savings on more intentional things. We are going to Israel in April which is something we have wanted to do for a few years. I really want to expand my knowledge in some different areas. I've already signed up for three cooking classes at Williams Sonoma. (Did you know they are free!) I'd love to learn photoshop and how to sew as well. Of course I plan to continue writing on this blog and hope to inspire you as well as myself to stay streamlined and clutter free in our lives.

This past year's resolution was focusing on building friendships and I'm happy to say that we feel great about our relationships that have been formed. Family is always important and we want to make even more effort to stay in touch. We don't know how long we will have each other and it's so important to treasure each person in your life.

What about you? Have you done your 100 things challenge yet? I'm already working on my 2nd round. You can read about it here, here and here.

Photo from here.

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