posted on: Tuesday, January 8


I'm still somewhat in disbelief that another year has gone by. This past year was incredible for so many reasons and looking back, I've followed through on most of my previous resolutions which frankly never happens. Over the past year we've traveled to Costa Rica and China, we ran a half marathon, we moved to a new apartment, we spent crazy good time with family. I turned the big 3-0! I've been able to watch my brothers sprout up and grow  both literally and figuratively. My youngest brother is flying airplanes and the other one is coming to the big city this summer for his first internship. Un-believable! So, how do we top 2012? Well, I've got a little list of resolutions to help keep the good times a rollin'. And, if we don't complete them all, there's always next year! 

2013 Resolutions:

Get out there and be more active. There is a bruise the size of a soccer ball currently presiding on my inner thigh that is PROOF that this is already happening!

Keep traveling. Where to next? Well San Fran for one and then maybe...Thailand if I get my way?! ;) Reaching big here.

Make time for reading and just doing — whatever. Last weekend we played an intense game of scrabble and then just hung out. I perused my magazines and B did some budgeting. It was sheer bliss. 

Cook more. This is also connected to the next one. Do you know how much money you can save by bringing breakfast and lunch to work every day? LOTS!!!

Make a budget and STICK to it! B has been doing excel spreadsheets lately looking at our spending. How much food do we eat? Apparently lots. We're going on a budget folks. The good news is most of our extravagant spending this past year was for family and friends. Lotsa weddings and new babies, folks. But that's the best kind of spending there is ;)

Send more hand-written letters and postcards. Its really becoming a lost art and my handwriting is just gettin' ugly. 

Take a letterpress class. I've been wanting to do this forever. This one would be perfect. 

I'm sure I'll think of more but for now this will suffice. Happy 2013 y'all!


  1. i am RIGHT with you on the budget thing lady!!! wish i could add more travel to my list too... but probably not realistic for me this year. happy new year!! xo