Friday, December 31, 2010

What's to Come

"Write it in your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What better way to welcome the new year and the start of a new decade than with a list of my resolutions. Keep me honest Internet!

I need must cultivate my inner creative. It has become non-negotiable as I  have neglected it for the past few years  as a result of a stressful career that left little time for anything other than contemplating my suicide. I want to learn to paint, I want to make bold and fearless decorating decisions... I just want to make stuff! Maybe set something up on Etsy? How exciting!

I want to cook 4-5 days a week. I love to think about meals I've made days after I've made them (and ate them.) Along these lines, I want to develop a better understanding for wines. I have the basics down; tannins, the finish and of course quaffing! But I want to really develop my pallet, I want to pair fantastic wines with fantastic dishes. Still along these lines, I want to host at least one dinner party in 2011. Even if it's just one other couple sharing a few hors d'oeuvres over a couple glasses of wine.

2011 is the year that will host my wedding. In Costa Rica. I want to be a better more attentive, supportive and loving fiance. I want to be an even more attentive, supportive and loving wife. Happy Life... Happy Wife.

I need to save save save. For a rainy day, for retirement and for the purchase of our first home. No more impulsive buys (bye-bye online shopping and magazine addiction) and no more nonfat hot chocolate from Starbucks every other day. But, HELLO fat pocketbook!!

Lastly, the resultion at the top of everyone's list (except for mine... a sign perhaps?) I need to lose weight, I need to keep it off and I need to make healthier choices. I will do some foothill hiking this winter/spring, and will get in the water when I can. I want to take advantage of my seaside town with its beautiful beaches in 2011 wearing little more than a bikini and chapstick!

I'm excited for what's to come... I hope you are too!
May this year bring Peace Love and Happiness.



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Go Away Rain!

... Or at least go someplace with stable hillsides!

It's raining again in typically sunny California. My litttle town of Laguna Beach has been hit hard once already this month by major damage-causing rains.

I'm crossing my fingers that this downpour leaves us with only wet hair (albeit full of body!)
And a need for a makeshift raincoat.

Photos via: Daily Breeze, Stolen Camera, Blue Sky Rains and Icanhascheezburger

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis the Season

For spending all of my days looking at beautifully-decorated-for-the-holidays homes!