Tuesday, January 4, 2011


 I seriously can't believe its a whole new year and a whole new decade!

I've been thinking about starting a new years resolution, but I know that a whole new year doesn't mean that a whole new mean just pops up. LOL I've decided to just stick with my old goals that I've been working on plus my 101 in 1001 list. I have lost 15 lbs from my last goal and have successfully kept it off go me! Now to lose another 15 and keep it off. Yes its baby steps and may take awhile but I like the small goals and I'm actually getting somewhere with it!

So the next time I step on the scale I hope to see progress. Go me! LOL 
I'm slowly getting rid of the clutter in our home. We have entirely too much stuff and I'd like to just simply simplify our life. I have been doing a great job of it!

I am also gathering things that I have kept putting off while we have been here in Italy because its our last full year thank goodness!! 

I am also determined to make handmade gifts for everyones birthday this year. I'm off to a good start and I'm making accordian photo albums for the ladies...I'm trying to think of something to make for the guys but I'm at a lost. 

This is the one I'm working on for my mom's birthday. I have added the pink paper with brown dots on the inside of the album as well. I just need to add a piece of ribbon and I think its complete. I'm also working on two others for January birthdays. I hope I'm not leaving anyone out! I do need to come up with a guys gift before next month and another album for my sister in law. hmmm....guys gift....any ideas?!?!

I also am going to start making things for my baby boys birthday party. I think pin wheels will be a cute decoration, maybe handmade cuties gift favor bags, and I'm trying to think of what else needs to be made....

I just know that overnight all the problems and things we'd been working for since last year are not just going to disappear with the new year and I'm very grateful for that! I love all the great things we've been able to bring forward with us as well! I can't wait to blend my two years :D