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Happy New Year!

Joshua and I had a wonderful Christmas. We were able to spend a few days before Christmas with his parents before heading to Michigan to spend Christmas with my family. Once we reached our final destination, we had a very relaxing, restful time. We stayed with my grandma, on the farm…which made me feel like a kid again. I’ve spent every Christmas except for 2 in Michigan, so it was kind of like going home.

I got some pretty cool gifts, including some gorgeous books that I’ve been pining over. I received Great Expectations and Wuthering Heights from my cousin’s wife, Devon. The cover design is by Coralie Bickford-Smith and they have been all over design websites. I absolutely love the designs and I’ve actually never read either, so I’m looking forward to diving in.

So we are on to 2010! Time to start setting goals…and sticking to them. Of course, along with the rest of the world, I have a goal to eat healthier and live an overall healthier lifestyle. Goals are abbreviated below. I really haven’t thought to much about these…but some things I would like to accomplish:
1) Cook and eat more meals at home.
2) Exercise more regularly. I do work at a gym, after-all!
3) Send more hand written cards. There is just something about snail-mail that I absolutely love.
4) Become more fiscally responsible. I think I do a pretty good job of not spending money on a whim, but I want to keep a better record of expenses this year.
5) Grow my hair out. I miss my long hair…and thus, I am growing it out.
6) Keep our house more organized.
That is my list for now…I’m sure I’ll be adding to it in the coming weeks.
One other cool thing I found today that may be a fun way to help me attain #1 comes from a website I absolutely love called Design*Sponge. It’s a diy project for a grocery planner. now, I am truly a sucker for paper products and things with purpose and beauty…so I may have to take this project on. Here is the idea:

You can find instructions for the project here. And, if you like design and prjecting, I encourage you to check out the rest of the site. There are some pretty cool before&after projects.
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