2015 Resolutions

Happy 2015 to you! I hope that all of you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve and a restful day off of work yesterday! We had a low-key evening at home on NYE. We made appetizers in our new deep fryer that we got for Christmas and followed that up with lounging on the couch all night. Husband played video games and watched football while I dozed in and out of sleep till midnight. I know, we’re party animals but we love spending time at home and relaxing so it was perfect for us!

With a new year always comes resolutions and goals. I debated about even making any this year as most of the time I forget about them after a month and don’t stick to them. I’m hoping that by writing them down it makes me more accountable to them. I may even do a monthly catch-up post to update you (and myself) on my progress.

1. Eat a little bit cleaner

While I don’t have the worse diet in the world, I know I can do better. One bad habit I have is always sneaking a dessert after lunch (and dinner..oops!). I always tell myself that since I work out 6 days a week that it’s ok I do that. While I’m not trying to lose weight, I know that stopping some of the sweets and treats will make myself feel a little bit better. I know that while I’m not packing on the pounds it’s obviously not good for me.

2. Focus on me a little bit more

I know this sounds totally selfish but I don’t mean it like that. Right now I have a lot of goals I want to accomplish both for my blog and another new exciting project that I can’t wait to tell you guys about. I want to grow my blog to something much bigger  and better and I know that it will take a lot of hard work and sacrifice for that to happen. I’m hoping that my focusing a little bit more on me, my blog and my new project it will lead to some better and exciting things in life :)

3. Go on more dates 

Seems a little odd of a goal when it’s just me and my husband and we have no kids yet. But, we often get stuck in the rut of going out to eat at the same places and not doing as many fun things like we used to when we first started dating. While I know this is what happens once you grow older, both my husband and I love to try new things and new restaurants. One thing we started late in the fall was every Sunday we go golfing and out to brunch afterwards. I’m hoping we can start more fun, monthly date-night traditions like this.

4. Unplug a little bit more

I’m notorious for always having my phone in my hand and constantly looking at social media or shopping on my phone. Many nights I will have the TV on but I never watch what’s on it because I’m too busy playing a game, watching Youtube or catching up on Facebook. It’s such a terrible habit and I need to take a step back from technology. While I love catching up on my friends latest photos on Instagram, I know that missing seeing of them won’t make me a worse person. I’m hoping to stop myself from always having an electronic in my hand and live a little bit more in the moment.

5. Read more

Along with unplugging from technology a little bit, I really want to get back into reading. Growing up I always had my head in a book when I had a free moment and it wasn’t uncommon for me to finish an entire Babysitter’s Club book in one day. Right now, my reading consists of whatever book I have downloaded on my kindle app that I read while on the treadmill. I want to make reading a part of my everyday life and read more than just a few minutes a day, which hopefully will help me to accomplish reading many more books this year.

Beauty Blogger Book Club

To help with this goal, I’ve teamed up with my friend Michelyn at Brains, Beauty & Basketball  and All Dressed Up in Love to launch a new series called Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC). Each month one of the BBBC members will select a book for the club to read. At the beginning of the following month, we’ll each post a review of the book and announce the next book in the series. I’m really looking forward to reading more books and also discovering books that are out of my normal reading comfort zone. This month, Michelyn selected “A Mad, Wicked Folly” by Sharon Biggs Walter for us to read :)

If you’d like to join our book club, just send me an email and I’ll pass along the information to you. Don’t worry about if you aren’t a blogger, anyone can participate!

QUESTION // Do you like to read? What kind of books do you normally read?

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