Happy New Year Plum Adorable Friends!! It’s a New Year, a new day, praise God for that! As I was typing that Michael Buble started running through my head….”It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for meeeeeee…..and I’m feelin’ good”! And so I had to go find it on ITunes and now you can listen to it here too! (It is not fair for me to have that running through my head alone!)
Really, praise God for this new year! So excited to see what 2012 has in store for us. 2011 was great! I have to say I was a little sad to see it done and gone, but it is time to move on and look ahead at the great things coming in the new year.
Today’s Pin’talicious post is inspired by my goals for this new year! I try to sit down and really put some deep thought into the things that I would to like accomplish in the new year (you know things that are a little more meaningful or purposeful and realistic than “lose all this baby weight, sure the baby is 5 years old!”, or “cut out all sweets!” Who am I kidding? That would NEVER happen!). So here is my list of SERIOUS things that I want to work on or accomplish in this new year and Pinterest was an awesome help in giving me some inspiration!
I really want to work on being more purposeful in my devotional time! Not just for me, but my kids too! I loved the title of this one because dinner time is one time when we are all together and are spending time talking about our days and the things happening in our lives! (I haven’t read it yet so I can’t highly recommend it or anything!)
I really really really want to learn to sew! (And yes, this was also last year’s goal too! I had to give it an extension since it was so not happening in 2011!) And WHEN I learn to sew, these are a few of the things that I am so excited to make! (Yes, I do realize I probably won’t be able to jump right in and sew amazingly and I might not even really LIKE sewing once I start but I am bound and determined to try to learn and to try and like it!) SO here is some inspiration for me!
I LOVE aprons like this! The really super cute old fashioned ones are my favorite! I won one at our MOPS auction a couple years ago and it is one of my favorite things! (Except that I am afraid to get it all dirty and greasy and stained so I don’t really wear it when I need an apron! OCD kicking in! SORRY!) AND… if you go to the blog, this was one of her first few sewing attempts! That gives me hope!
I like this apron too!! (It almost looks like a cute summer dress! Which I would wear if I had lost any of that baby weight that was briefly mentioned above!)
I want to make the dress below for my little Kaylee -girl to wear on the 4th, SO CUTE!
And I really like the simple touches that you can add with sewing! I would sew all kinds of paper crafts! Bunting, scrapbook pages, cards, envelopes, paper ornaments, you name it!
So once I learn to sew, I think I would really like to move on to learning to make Jewelry! I really want to learn to do the stamping! (Jenny and I both really want to do that!) I love the J for Jess and Jenny but the one on the bottom is my FAVORITE! I want one! And I really want to learn to make them!
I also have learned that one of my greatest shortcomings as a mom/wife is my meal planning. I am horrible at this! I LOATHE having to figure out dinner each night and it doesn’t help that one of my other favorite hobbies is eating out! (True story!) So this year I really want to focus on having meals planned in advance to make shopping easier and make my life feel less hectic! If any of you out there have a fail safe plan you use, feel free to contact me and share it! Our evenings are VERY busy (Martial Arts, Awana’s , etc so I do need crockpot meals or make ahead meals too!) I did find this cute meal planner calendar on Pinterest! (But perhaps my problem is that it need not be CUTE but functional and helpful! Which this one might be but I simply pinned it for it “CUTENESS!”)
And my next (possibly last, we’ll see what else hits me this week!) goal for this year is to become intentional and purposeful about working out again! (Remember, the baby weight?!) I wish I were a runner. My husband REALLY wishes this because he IS a runner and does 3-5 miles every morning. It would be so GREAT to lace up my shoes and hit the ground running with him but I HATE RUNNING!! HATE IT! We have been together 13 years and I think he has given up ALL hope of me ever exercising with him. When we walk together, he still kills me. And there is NO WAY on God’s green earth that he will be joining me at Zumba any day soon! Zumba is my favorite exercise of all time but I CAN NOT find a class that is close to us that will fit our schedule so I have to find alternate exercise for now! If you haven’t tried Zumba, you better! It is SO FUN!!! Check out this video, looks like the best time ever right?! I am really wanting to start the whole Couch Potato to 5K thing (in hopes that it will transform my rear and me into a runner!) so that is a goal for this year! Feel free to challenge me on this! (Or not! LOL!)
So now you know, my New Year’s Goals for 2012- learn to sew, learn to stamp Jewelry, be more intentional with family devotions, meal planning and (gulp) excersize!
What about you?! What do you hope to accomplish in the new Year?
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life!!! (Now Buble is back in your head again huh!?)