Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Happy happy New Year 2010! I hope everyone had a nice celebration. We had a nice quiet evening with steak and potato skins from this cookbook, some dinky fireworks that the kids loved, and a bedtime promptly after midnight. Not very exciting but still nice...:)
You know I'm a sucker for lists and resolutions. I actually do them all year long but love the fresh clean slate of a New Year. I'm still sticking with my 35 before 35 list, but I'm also trying this challenge too:
How does it work? On January first (or soon after) you will decide on what change you want to make for that month and blog about it. For the entire month you will be conscious of this decision and follow through with what you decided on. Then on Feb. 1 you will write another blog post explaining how the month went with your new green change and also write about what you will change for that month. You will do the same on March 1st and April 1st, then will have one final post on April 22nd listing all the changes you made and the differences it made in your life.

For the month of January I am actually going to implement two changes. The first one is to bring in some more plants to our home. When we put away the Christmas decorations I planted these paper whites and Ava helped me decorate them with some burlap scraps. We used stamps and a recycled envelope to create the inspirational messages.

I'll be sure to show pictures February 1st of a few more plants we bring in.
The other green goal I have for the month is to replace my monthly pads by making cloth ones. I'll be sure to fill you in on that one too!:) (tmi?)
Maybe you'll consider joining in this challenge? These tiny changes can add up to an awful lot!
Have a wonderful weekend! I am going to soak in every last minute of everyone being home before work and school start again on Monday. (that'll be nice too...a quiet house for the first time in weeks!)

8 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Happy New Year... What a delightful way to implement change in the coming year!!!

Tara said...

Always good to have plans and make some goals. Keeps things from being mundane. Will be checking back to see how all is transpiring.

Hip Mountain Mama said...

Hooray! I love these changes! Those plants are so cute and I look forward to seeing how the grow over the month! Awesome job on making your own cloths also (this is one thing I have not done yet).
Suzy

lori vliegen said...

what a wonderful way to start out the new year!! i love your idea of keeping your "resolutions" interesting.....i can't wait to see your plants in february! many blessings to you and your sweet family in the new year! hugs, :))

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Happy New Year! Those paperwhites look realyl cute in the burlap - I might have to find some burlap scraps around here too!

sara's art house said...

Good ideas! I always have wanted plants- I am so good at killing them, tho :) And yes about the pads! I think that is a great idea too!!!

ElroyTLanphear said...

感謝是愛心的第一步..................................................

Nishant said...

I love these changes!

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