Happy New Year! Normally I don’t make any resolutions on January 1, but this year I decided to set some loose goals for myself just so they would be on my mind.
1. Spend more time with friends and family
This will be a lot easier since we moved back to the West Coast, where a lot of the people I love are located.
2. Grow my business
I have big plans for my Etsy shop this year, including some new products that I can’t wait to introduce!
3. Find and move into a cute house in Portland
We’re currently living in my parents’ house (they’re out of the country), but we want to move into our own place later this year.
4. Walk at least 30 minutes per day
Have you seen this video? It makes a pretty compelling case for a daily walk!
5. More DIY projects!
6. Make some terrariums
When we moved I had to get rid of most of my plants, so I need to rebuild my collection. I have Terrarium Craft to help with inspiration, and access to plenty of pretty rocks and moss.
7. Reach out to a community
I’d love to meet more local artists and creators and become a participating member of the vibrant DIY scene in Portland.
8. Sew more
I was lucky enough to receive The Colette Sewing Handbook and The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook as Christmas presents this year, and I’m excited to try out projects from both.
9. Take more pictures
10. Cook more
I want to branch out and try new dishes, and two new cookbooks from my mother-in-law look like they’re full of tasty recipes. This year I’ll be baking from the Green Market Baking Book and trying out some vegetarian dishes from Plenty. And I’m already been working on my cocktail mixing skills with drinks from The Craft of the Cocktail.
11. Get more tattoos
12. Read more books
The local library is calling my name.
Did you make any resolutions for 2012?