3 Surefire Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

new year resolution picHappy New Year, everyone!

It’s that time of year again! That lovely time of year when everyone makes New Year’s resolution that they never intend to keep anyway! You can definitely count me as one of those people. Actually, last year I kept my NY’s resolutions: to not make one in the first place! Good one, right?!

But seriously, I will make 2016 my YEAR! Here are the 3 ways that will help me and hopefully you as well.

1.Be more specific in your resolutions.

VAGUE:”I want to buy a house by the end of the year”.

SPECIFIC: “I will set aside $1000 each month toward a down payment for a house”.

2. Be realistic.

NOT REALISTIC: ” I will marry a billionaire.” Hmmm…so do I!

REALISTIC: ” I will be more social and attend  1 party I’m invited to in order to meet my potential mate.”

3. Share your resolutions with the world. Especially your mother cause you know she’ll remind you to get off your behind and do them!

Share it with your friends, neighbors, Facebook family and in my case my blog family.

If you keep your resolutions to yourself you will have no one to hold you accountable. I told my 3 year old son. THAT COUNTS!

Since I told you to share your resolutions, I will start by telling you mine.

My New Year’s resolutions:

1. Take my little munchkin to a museum, zoo or a special event once a week.

2. Travel to a different State (not a state of mind, but one of the United States) every 1-2 months.

3. Record my personal and business expenses on a monthly basis, instead of at the end of the year!

4. Add 2-3 new items/week to my Etsy shop.

5. Write 1-2 posts/week for this lovely blog.

6. Create 1-2 free printables/week for my lovely subscribers!

I think those are very specific and realistic goals, don’t you think?!

Did you make New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Will you keep them throughout the year? How are you going about keeping them? Share, share, share! I would love to hear them!

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5 Epic and Cute Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to the World!

I’m not one for making announcement so for 4 months I put off telling people that I was pregnant except for a few family and friends. I also had morning sickness and the lazy pregnancy symptoms so I was not in the mood for doing anything 🙂

However, two days before Christmas I had an idea. We took pictures on Christmas morning and announced to our family and friends on Facebook that night. Our post looks something like this:

We got lazy this Christmas and got Chase one multi-functional gift:

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Not bad for a last minute thought. It was fun to do with my son and husband. We also enjoyed hearing and reading the sweet comments from our family and friends.

If you are pregnant and wants to announce it to the world, here are my 5 favorite pregnancy announcement ideas from around the Internet!

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Love the use of the cute tricycle. {via A Bit of Pop}

2. Baby DUMBO Can’t go wrong with mylar balloons with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.{via @chnael_}

3.  silhouette dog pregnancyHow cute is this silhouette with the family dog? {via Life, Love & Lucy}

4. pregnancy at the gas stationThis is actually one of my all time favorite. { via My Modern Met}

5. baby pregnancy with booksLove the bookworms in this family.  {via Brenda Bird Designs}

Looking for more fun and cute pregnancy announcements, follow me on Pinterest!

How did you announce your pregnancy to family and friends?

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