Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My 2011 New Year's Resolutions

I spent the New Year's in Chicago where the weather was cold (13 degrees to be exact) but 100% worth seeing great friends, their kids, and making great memories.

Now that I'm officially back to reality, which is surprisingly refreshing, I thought I would quickly (I told you I am back to reality) reflect on 2010 and make my New Year's Resolutions for 2011.

This was a huge year for me, I continued to work on my house, work hard at my job, spend time with friends and family...but I also started this blog. I have been wanting to start a blog for about 3+ years now, and to finally have done it is a huge check on my life to-do list. Plus, I never realized I would love doing it so much---BONUS!

Every year Ryan and I buy a monogrammed ornament to hang on our tree and remind us of the year. In 2007 an engagement ring ornament, 2008 a wedding cake ornament, 2009 our first house ornament, and this year we bought...drum roll please


2010 will always be remembered as "The Year of Work" in our household. We both put in some long hours, but to great success. Hopefully 2011 will bring a little more balance...which brings me to my resolutions:

RESOLUTION #1: Gain more work/life balance

RESOLUTION #2: Save more

RESOLUTION #3: Exercise more

RESOLUTION #4: Learn Italian

I know, I know, some are fairly cliche...but if all else fails...maybe I will learn Italian? :)

Stay tuned to see how it goes :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. heather, i adore this blog and have shared it with so many friends with the hope that it gets as big as it deserves to be! thank you for sharing and whenever you get the chance--post some photos of the decorating process!! i'm always on the hunt for new ideas. thanks again and happy new year!

  2. Thanks Selia! You don't know how awesome this is to hear!!! I will post pics of my basement in-progress pics tomorrow--it's looking super cute. Happy New Year!!!