Friday, December 31, 2010

Here's to a fabulous 2011!!

Goals I have set for myself this year:

1. Focus a little more on my "Thirty One Gifts" business. I started selling these bags early last year, but I haven't been able to devote as much time to them as I would have liked. This year I want to try and do that. They have an awesome special starting tomorrow. I will blog about it later.

2. Organize & Save!! I married a wonderful man in 2010, and we have a new year ahead of us. A new year to save "as a family". Being married, I can organize for more than just myself.....yay! For someone who loves organization, this will be very enjoyable for me. I asked the parents for 2 organizing shelfs at Christmas which will aide in my efforts.

3. Buy less shoes. PERIOD.

4. I've had an interest in trying to make vinyl stickers here recently. I either want to purchase a circuit expression or a silhouette sd. I haven't decided on which one I should go with. Any advice?? If the vinyl stickers work out well for me, I just might bring back my etsy shop back, still undecided.

5. Lose 20 pounds (again) Last year, I set a resolution for myself. I wanted to lose 50 pounds before my wedding in July. I met my goal, and after the wedding, I had a few too many chimichangas....(I say chimichangas because I had some for dinner tonight, hehe. My last one of 2010. I was successful with weight watchers last year, so I plan on doing WW again this year.

6.Take a little time everyday to appreciate my life and all the beautiful things that have contributed to it. (This past year I lost my grandfather "Daddy-Pa" and I will always remember my memories growing up visiting my grandparents on the lake) Left with me are wonderful memories that I carry with me everyday. Above is a photo I took from their backyard. Chances are I won't be there again, and the view pictured is one I saw every time I went to visit them. Along with that photo are many years of happiness I appreciate now more than I ever had in the past. Left with me are thoughts of taking more time to appreciate my life and everyone in it.

Happy New Years!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our holiday card for 2010...

Merry Christmas from Scott, Sara, Matthew & Roxy! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, My new fav...

My sister brought this vodka down to my house this past weekend, and I am sooo glad she did. I only had a few sips of the drink she made, but it was definitely enough to make me realize that this would soon become a new fav liquor of mine. She had mixed it with pineapple juice, and it was very yummy. I think I am going to try and mix this vodka with cream soda and orange soda too. It basically adds a creamy taste to any drink you mix with it. I asked Scott to go by the ABC store this afternoon, so we could get a bottle. Yummm....Just wanted to share this find, but definitely glad my sister brought this to my attention, who knows how long it would have taken me to find this (ya know, haven't been out in a bit, hehe) Have a nice evening everyone!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fabulous Finds over the weekend...

My mom came to visit this weekend, so on Saturday, we decided to go to Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond, VA. It was soooo crowded, but it was very worth the effort.  Its basically a 4 building craft show. I am surprised I didn't spend more than I did. I went to a few booths that I absolutely loved, so I wanted to share my finds with everyone! :)

The first booth that caught my eye was called "Howards Tiles" They basically would put art on tiles, and turn them into dry erase boards.  I bought one that had the word "Groceries" across the top. I thought it would be cute to use in the kitchen.

Another favorite booth of mine was called "Temptations by Maggie"  They had a variety of different things, personalized glasses, plates, etc... I bought a plate and a matching cheese spreader. I have a cheese ball that I always make, and realized the other week, that I had nothing cute to serve it on, so tada, now I do!! :)

Some of the others booths I loved:

B invited

La Crema

Fortis Design (Where I found the cute polka dot duct tape)

I hope everyone has a nice week!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Thirty One Gifts Special

This month if you spend $31 you get either the hard case wallet,  the mini on the go organizer, or the flat iron case for half off! :) Just remember to place you orders before December 7th if you need to have your order in before Christmas!!

Click here to go straight to my Thirty One page! :)