Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year to all my dear blog readers! Hope you had a wonderful first day of 2013! Mine wasn't too shabby! Even took the time to paint my fingernails with our daughter. Mine are now donning a pretty pink color and hers are two toned with every other one being purple or clear sparkle glitter.

The day started out with lounging around the house in my pj's for most of the day while working online getting our Etsy shop back open and filled with 100 listings!

After that, we went to a friend's house for a visit so their daughter and our daughter could have a play date. Our poor son gets left out because the girls don't want to play with him but he manages okay by hanging out with their cat.

With it being the first day of the new year, I'm guessing many of you have thought about New Year's resolutions for 2013. I've been trying to decide upon mine.

LAST year, I made two resolutions to which I really only stuck to one of them. Ooops! Maybe I'll do better this time around.

LAST year, one of my resolutions was for myself or our daughter to make a treasury a day. Well, this one, we pretty much accomplished. Yes, there were days when I was making two treasuries to make up for a missed day, BUT by the end of 2012 we had, between the two of us, made 366 treasuries! Yay us!

My second resolution for last year was the one I didn't do so well at keeping up with. I had hoped to blog every day but alas that didn't happen. I then decided that I would try to at least have 366 blog posts for 2012 by posting more than once a day at times to have enough, but alas I didn't do so well at THAT either. I think I just tried to take on TOO much with last year's resolutions.

SOOOOOOOO......for THIS year, I've decided upon TWO New Year's resolutions again BUT they are going to be things I can do WEEKLY or MONTHLY, not DAILY.

Are you wondering what they are yet? Well, keep reading because I'm about to tell you!

My first New Year's resolution for 2013 is to hopefully add a NEW item to our Etsy shop every Thursday and then blog about it. I'm thinking I'm going to call it: Totally New Thursday. This will not only get a listing added to our shop at least once a week BUT will also challenge me to make NEW items more often.

My second New Year's resolution for 2013 involves helping promote other fellow Etsians! I enjoyed making treasuries last year to help promote other Etsy shops, but those can take SO much time to make that I don't think I can commit to one daily this time around.

This year to help promote other fellow Etsians, I've decided my second New Year's resolution for 2013 will be to shop one Etsy shop a month and then once I receive my item, I'll feature the shop on my blog. I'm going to call THIS resolution: First Friday Find. The first Friday of every month is when I'll do my buying and then when my package gets to me, I'll have my next featured Etsian for my blog. This of course means I'll have to do a lot of shopping. Hmmm....I don't see a problem with that but hopefully my checkbook and hubby will be okay with it too!

So that is how my first day of 2013 went and those are MY New Year's resolutions for 2013. How was day one for you and what are YOUR resolutions? Do tell!

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