Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

It has been a hot minute since I've posted on this little space of mine. Between working out of state for about six weeks, lots of traveling, two deaths in the family, Thanksgiving, sickness, doctor's appointments, Christmas, and life in general, my blog as well as lots of other things (most importantly, my weight loss journey) have been put on the back burner.

But guess what!!! It's a new year. A new me. A chance to start over. So I figured I'd write a little about what I'm HOPING to do this year..aka my resolutions. I actually don't like making new year's resolutions because I seem to forget about them after January, but this year needs to be different. This year I need to accomplish things, big things. Last year, the biggest thing on my mind was my wedding, getting married, and moving to a new city. This year needs to be focused on a lot of little things that will eventually add up to big things. So here goes my list of resolutions (the big things) and a few little things that will help me achieve each goal.

1. Grow in my faith
-Find a church home
-Join a Sunday school class/small group/Bible study
-Pick back up reading the Love Dare and doing our own Bible study at home with Scott
-Pick back up reading my daily devotional book and having my own quiet time, even if it is just a few minutes

2. Lose Weight
-Join Weight Watchers again
-Do the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse
-Limit eating out
-Get back in the gym

3. Save Money
-Limit my purchases on craft stuff to only things that I need for a current project
-Limit eating out (I know it's a repeat, but it will help with saving money also!)
-Find things to do with Scott that aren't expensive
-Pay with cash more often so I can put my change in our piggy bank
-Only buy things on my shopping/grocery list

I believe all of these things are totally achievable as long as I take one step at a time and don't put too much on my plate at once. Here's to a new year, a new me, and hopefully good things to come!!!

Til next time,


  1. Your resolutions sound great! Good luck :)

  2. Thank you!! And thanks for stopping by my little ole blog!! Happy new year!

  3. Limiting eating out has so many interconnected benefits. You lose weight, you eat healthier (which is not necessarily synonymous with losing weight) and you save a ton of money. Love it :)

    1. Yes!! I feel better all around when I eat mostly at home. Definitely looking forward to getting back into cooking.

  4. Paying with cash to get more change to save is such a great idea. I need to steal that one!

    1. We started doing this in 2010 when I found a bag of laundry mat quarters in my glove box haha! Since then, we've saved over $600 in just change. It's definitely a great way to save money!

  5. Girl I am so with you on the Money thing. Maybe we can motivate each other because I need some help with it. I am not good at saving :( I also hope you find a great church. Pray to God about it and he will direct you on where to go. That is what he did with me and I love my new church. Have a great year darling! xoxo