2015: My Resolutions.

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2014.  What a year!  It flew bye.  Well, a little admission here, at the mid-way point I didn’t think 2015 would ever arrive!  It really dragged at a certain point.  Let me put this way, at the end of September the year took off in a sprint for year end finish line.

Woohoo!  2015 is finally here and I am ready to ROCK this year.  I will rock it!  I’m really excited about this year.  I feel it is truly going to be an amazing year, and absolutely wonderful on several levels.

As I reflect upon last year I’ve come up with Resolutions for the new year upon us:

  1. Lose weight.  10 to 15 pounds to be exact.  Let me be candid and state that all of my reasons, a-hem excuses, was not a good idea.  Consistency, commitment, motivation, and regime will be a huge key to my success here.  Stay tuned for my workout routine(s).
  2. Lose weight, 10-15 pounds to be exact.  My goal is the weight and change my curves as well.  Eat clean(er).  Smaller portions.  Consume less sugar.  Cut-out soda, period.  Increase water intake.  Keep, cheat days though – these are important.  Stay tunes for what I’ll be eating, how I made the adjustments and yep, I’ll share the recipes.
  3. Have more fun!  RELAX and enjoy life more.  Smell the roses.  Take (more) deep breaths.  Less sighs and eye rolls.  Less stress altogether, life’s too short.
  4. Do more actives for me.  A few that I will devote more time to:  blogging, crafts/DIY and sending out snail mail.  Be on the lookout … you might receive some!  
  5. Get Number Nerd Bookkeeping Solutions off the ground!  Shhh… my goal is January 31st.
  6. Be more realistic with my to-do list(s), expectations and goals.  Admission: I have a serious problem with this area of my life and I’m very hard on myself when I don’t make my deadlines.  Eeek!  Work-in-progress.
  7. Last but, not least blog consistency.  Stay tuned for updates on what is to come on the blog this 2015, post(s) in the works!
  8. Travel more!

Did you make any resolutions for 2015?  Any exciting plans, goals or trips?

Make it a great start to the week!

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On the twelve day of Christmas…

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On the twelve day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, ten little ones leaping, nine sparkling snowflakes, eight rubber duckies, seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

I hope you enjoyed BlondiesShop.com’s 12 days of Christmas.  If you followed along and want to go shopping with 15% off like my Facebook page and use FACEBOOK15 (at checkout) for the 15% off!

It’s almost here, CHRISTMAS!!!  3 days to go!!!  Are you excited?  I am!  And you know what’s next…New Year’s Eve and 2015!  Wow, time flies.  Where in the world did 2014 go…?!  I’m looking forward to 2015 and what the year will bring and my goals for the year as well.  What about you?

My shopping is complete but, I still have 2 presents to complete.  I’ll post pictures “after” Christmas!

Catch up on the first 11 days of Christmas here: first, secondthirdfourthfifthsixthseventheighthninthtenth, and eleventh.

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Motivation Monday: Wake up. Kick ass. Be kind. Repeat.

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The title says it all.

Enjoy!

Make this Monday the best you’ve ever had.

Make 3 goals, outline and get them done!

Make it a super great Monday and then some!

It’s a short week and it’s Christmas in 3 days – make it count!

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On the eleventh day of Christmas…

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… 11 pipers piping, ten little ones leaping, nine sparkling snowflakes, eight rubber duckies, seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

It’s almost here, CHRISTMAS!!!  Are you excited?  I am!  And you know what’s next…New Year’s Eve and 2015!  Wow, time flies.  Where in the world did 2014 go…?!  I’m looking forward to 2015 and what the year will bring and my goals for the year as well.  What about you?  What are you looking forward to for the holidays and the new year?

I still have a few gifts to buy.  Gift cards.  I’m making it simple this year.  Ha!

Catch up on the first 10 days of Christmas here: first, secondthirdfourthfifthsixthseventheighth, ninth, and tenth.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…

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On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… ten little ones leaping, nine sparkling snowflakes, eight rubber duckies, seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  Today’s been crazy busy long day for me.  Speaking of… what are we “busy” about?

Catch up on the first 9 days of Christmas here: first, secondthirdfourthfifthsixthseventh, eighth, and ninth.

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…what are we busy about?

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Words to ponder on Hump Day.  What are we busy about?

In my field, I’m always busy this time of year.  Always.  I’m in accounting.

But, seriously, what are we really “busy” about?

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On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me….

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On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… nine sparkling snowflakes, eight rubber duckies, seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

Cookie making was a success!  Cookies made.  Dough eaten.  Quality mother/daughter/sister time.  And let’s not forget a bit of fun with my niece and nephew, Bisbee and Dakota.  Did you follow along on Instragram?  It was fun and full of shenanigans.  And of course, I ate the dough.  It was delicious!  I will say though,  it’s important to read the directions first on the icing…  Just sayin’!

Making cookies always reminds me of the holidays, especially when sprinkles are involved.  The only thing missing is snow…snow angels and snowball fights.  Ha!  Not in the Valley of the Sun I won’t see snow – I’ll have to head up north for that.  Hmmm, maybe…?!

What reminds you of the holidays?

Catch up on the first 8 days of Christmas here: first, secondthirdfourthfifthsixthseventh, and eighth.

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On the eighth day of Christmas, Blondie’s Shop said to me…

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On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… eight rubber duckies, seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

Later today I’ll be baking cookies with Mel and mom.  I highly recommend you follow along to the cookie making shenanigans!  I’ve missed the last few years due to work and my year-end schedule but, took the time to participate this year.  Luckily enough I’m able to do so as well!

I’m looking forward to making the cookie cutouts (new recipe), crescent moons and chocolate chip oatmeal.  Yummy!  And yes, I’ll be eating some dough too!  Check back later this week for cutout recipe and decorating process.

Catch up on the first 7 days of Christmas here: first,  secondthirdfourthfifth, sixth, and seventh.

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On the seventh day of Christmas…

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On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… seven lemon-limes, six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

It’s Monday and let’s get motivated for a great week!  Before you start your morning with that cup of joe, hop up and out of bed for a smidge of exercise.  Come on, trust me, it’ll be worth it!  By the time you read this post I’ll be on my elliptical giving it a go with 20-minutes.  Then, I’ll grab my 8 or 10 pound dumbbells for (3) sets of lunges and squats.  And let’s not forgot those abs!  Oh yeah.  Monday mornings are lower body.  More to come on my workout regime, so stay tuned…for the new workout series.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to send someone special some snail mail tomorrow morning.

Don’t forget to send that short and sweet note out to someone special today!  Write a 1-line message, sign it, seal it, and stamp it.  Done!!

Catch up on the first 6 days of Christmas here: first,  secondthirdfourth, fifth, and sixth.

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The sixth day of Christmas…

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On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… six little {hello}’s, five golden trees, four french monograms, three winter wonderlands, two you’re invited, and one i hope you know how much i care.

This weekend was pretty productive, I got a lot accomplished!  Woohoo!  Double fist pumps for me.  That’s a good thing since the holidays are fast approaching!  I’m relieved to have several things checked off of my growing to-do list.  But, I still have plenty left to accomplish.  I hope to get a bunch done this week before and after work and thus leave the weekend somewhat free.  Somewhat.  I have one present that still needs to be completed! And I’ll admit I have a few more presents to pick up, but they are easy…gift cards.

Going Christmas light this year, I’m not going overboard and sticking with my budget.  It’s a must do, when trying to payoff credit cards and pay cash for everything.  I am a Number Nerd!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to send someone special some snail mail tomorrow morning.  Catch up on the first 5 days of Christmas here: first,  secondthirdfourth, and fifth.

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