Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013! I love New Years! I am one of those dorks that still makes new year's resolutions every single year. Do I keep them? hahahahaha, of course not. But I love to make lists and I love to make goals so resolutions are right up my alley! I am very proud to say that I did keep two of my resolutions from last year, one was to learn how to use the video function on my camera and the other was to learn to make macarons. Check and check!

 I am not quite finished with this year's list. I am debating whether to start the ProjectLife365 by Design Aglow. Has anyone else ever attempted to take one picture everyday for a year? Seems like an incredibly hard assignment but I can imagine the payoff would be amazing. We will see how long I can keep up with it :) Let me know if you are going to do it too, I'd love to see your weekly photos!

Every year for new year's eve we always celebrate with my sister's family but this year they were all down with the flu so we had to celebrate on our own. We did our best to continue with all of the traditions that we do with them but Mike and I added a new tradition...a midnight balloon drop!

It was super easy to do, and really inexpensive. Just pick up a white plastic tablecloth and bag of latex balloons from your local craft store. Cut the tablecloth in half, you should have two squares now. Punch holes along one side of each tablecloth. Use string or yarn to loosly lace the two squares together. Make sure to leave the string long on both sides so it won't come un-sewn on it's own. You now have your original size tablecloth, just seamed in the middle. Tact or Tape each of the four corners to your ceiling, leaving some slack because you have to leave room for the balloons. Blow up the balloons and pile them in your tablecloth. At midnight, pull one end of the string and it will un-lace and the balloons will fall!

I wish you a very Happy New Year and best of luck keeping your new year's resolutions!


  1. I would love to do Project Life 365 with you. So just to make sure I am clear...all you have to do is take a photo everyday using instagram and then # tag each photo with #projectlife365 AND each day’s #dailyinspiration? Seems Easy enough?


    1. Yay! I'm glad you are doing it too! Yes, you can upload pics to Instagram (you don't have to use Instagram to take the pic but its just so handy to shoot everyday pics with your phone) with the #. You'll have to hold me accountable :) I think it will be so cool at the end of the year to print them all out!