Starting 2016 Off Right

After eating delicious holiday food and spending time with family, I'm finally ready to look forward to the new year. I love the idea behind setting New Years Resolutions. It's a chance for re-invigoration and renewal, but somehow it always feels short term and short lived in my case...I don't know about y'all but I have the hardest time sticking to super formulaic goals. Likely because they're so easy to break and get disappointed by. But then I discovered the #oneword365 challenge, where you choose one word as your mantra for the coming year. Now that sounds like something I can stick to! I'm still torn on what my word will be for 2016, but I'm excited to find creative ways to incorporate it into all aspects of my life this upcoming year.  The part I'm most excited for though? Having an actual mantra to recite to myself at the beginning of yoga class!

 Regardless of how you choose to set yourself up for success in the New Year, I always like to remind myself that  these resolutions are for creating a better version of yourself  and not trying to turn yourself into something or someone you're not. 

Regardless of how you choose to set yourself up for success in the New Year, I always like to remind myself that these resolutions are for creating a better version of yourself and not trying to turn yourself into something or someone you're not. 

 I love an excuse to buy fresh flowers and lucky for me The January Cure is all about that too! In the heart of winter (although it's been unseasonably warm this year), flowers are the perfect fix to brighten your day.

I love an excuse to buy fresh flowers and lucky for me The January Cure is all about that too! In the heart of winter (although it's been unseasonably warm this year), flowers are the perfect fix to brighten your day.

 One of the January Cure projects was to scrub down your kitchen floor. Look at the difference a little elbow grease made! Ok, so maybe this is actually really gross, but at least it was clean after the fact!

One of the January Cure projects was to scrub down your kitchen floor. Look at the difference a little elbow grease made! Ok, so maybe this is actually really gross, but at least it was clean after the fact!

The other thing I like to kick my year off with and can't wait to share with you all is The January Cure! Hosted by Apartment Therapy, The January Cure is an amazing way to start the new year by tackling those small organization and cleaning projects you always feel like you're putting off. Each day of the cure from Jan. 1 - Jan. 29, you'll get an email with a small project or task that you need to complete that day. Weekend projects are slightly larger and give you the span of the weekend to complete! The projects range from 10 minute forays to hour long projects, but they are REALLY worth it. Y'all, my floors have never looked so clean. I did the cure for the first time last year and have already signed up for this year's cure. If you're looking for a great way to get motivated, look no further! I'll be keeping you updated on my progress with the cure each week, so let me know if you'll be participating and we can help keep each other accountable! Regardless of how you choose to set yourself up for success in the New Year, I always like to remind myself that these resolutions are for creating a better version of yourself and not trying to turn yourself into something or someone you're not. 

A few other things to look forward to on the blog for the upcoming year:

  • Calligraphy 101 Series - I'll be covering the basics of what supplies to buy and how to get started in a series of posts. This one's for all of you that have been wandering the Michael's aisles confused like I did!
  • Behind the Print Series - I especially love working on custom projects. I am always so inspired by the heart behind the quotes and poems I get to letter and can't wait to share some of these stories that have brought me great joy this past year!

Alright, friends. Now it's your turn. How are you tackling your resolutions this year? Is there something at the top of your list that you've been wanting to do or try? Do share!