A New Year, A New Outlook

NEW YEAR, NEW OUTLOOK What are you plans for the new year?

Here we are, a new year, a fresh start, new beginning, a time for resolutions, a word for your year, or however you look at it.  Do make resolutions?  I don’t really make resolutions, but I like to take time at the beginning of a new year to think about how I will spend the coming 365 days.  Do you do this kind of self-assessment?  I will be taking the next few weeks to set up an editorial schedule for my blog, a video schedule for Facebook and making other plans for the upcoming year.Vision board from Huffington PostOne of the things I will be doing this year is to make make a vision board.  Have you ever made a vision board?  I will be sharing ideas for your own vision board and sharing my own board next week.FamilyFamily.  Do I need to say any more?  This is my wonderful family, not including my wonderful husband.  My daughter, son in law and two granddaughters and my son and daughter in law.  Time I can spend with my husband and with these six is the best!  HealthHealth is a big priority for me for the coming year.  I have been blessed with a healthy life, but as I age I have to be aware of all of the tests I need to schedule, the things I am eating and the exercise I am doing.  I will be focusing on living a healthy life this year.  tiny cocktail pool from http://mypoolguide.com/20-worlds-best-pools/Of course there are always things I want to do to our house.  I have lots of plans for the house this year, but a pool is on the top of the list.  There are lots of pools in our community we can use, but a tiny pool in my own backyard to cool off in during our hot summer months here in Florida.  Craft room from: http://garagedecorandmore.com/2013/10/29/create-perfect-craft-room/One of the very exciting things coming is an addition to our home that will include a brand new craft room for me!  I am going to have to put a lot of thought into how I want to organize that room!  What are your plans for the new year?  Are you concentrating on yourself this year?  Are you planning on changes to your home?  Will you be starting or growing a business?  I would love to hear what you have planned for the coming year and what you would like to hear from Celebrate & Decorate this year.  Happy New Year to each of you and may all of your plans and dreams come true.

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    1. Oh no, Deborah, this is a dream craft room. I have a large room I am in now, but it is not in a good location in our home and I could only wish it looked this clean and organized! Happy New Year to you!

  1. Chloe, Happy New Year and it sounds like you are prioritizing! I don’t make resolutions but I do assess what needs to be changed! Looking forward to all you will share with us this year!

  2. Beautiful family, Chloe! No wonder you were running ragged in the months those littles were staying with you!! They look like great balls of fire energy!

    I am so looking forward to doing whatever I darn well please this year, lol. I know that sounds extremely self-indulgent, but I’m really just happy NOT to have any major projects looming like last year’s kitchen and bath. That’s not to say there won’t be any projects, but I hope they’ll be limited to the outside of the house. A focus on staying healthy, and a little travel will go a long way to enjoying the days to come as well.

    It will be fun to watch your projects, but be sure to take some ‘me’ time in that vision board!

    1. Thanks for some great advice Rita. My granddaughters really are the true epitome of balls of energy, I don’t know how their parents keep up with them! I know after years that we have done major renovations we have felt the exact same way afterwards, vowing to take a break.

  3. I stopped doing resolutions years ago. I have some overall goals for the year, but I’m not going to obsess over them. I do want to get more exercise and stay healthy. My husband just retired at the end of the year, so we will be doing more activities together.

  4. Happy New Year Chloe! Resolutions no, goals yes. Staying healthy is my primary goal. If I’m healthy the rest of my goals will be easier. More quality time with family is always at the top of my list. Improving and taking my baking to the next level is one of the things I look forward to. Also, getting back to styling more parties and sweetheart tables for a living. Another one that’s a bit scary is doing videos. All of this should keep me busy but will be rewarding. I made my first vision board in 2006 and they are great for keeping you on track. I hope you reach all your goals and can’t wait to see your craft room.

    1. Sounds like you have some pretty lofty goals for the upcoming year, and I know you will succeed with all your talent. I too have discovered how challenging the pre-recorded videos can be. I have been blessed to have my good friend Brian help me with the editing process. It does seem that videos are all the rage now especially when it comes to baking and crafts. Good luck working towards all your goals this year and always my friend.

  5. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family , I have a craft room now the smallest room in the house .What used to be the grandchildrens sleep over room . Now the last child has flown the nest the grandkids have the bigger room and i get the small room to do my crafts .I love watching you your ideas are fabulous and cheap to do .Here in England the weather is cold raining a windy but looking forward to the spring do you have any crafts coming up to brighten up the garden in the coming months . Thank you Susan Williams.

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