New Year New You

New Year New You

New Year New You…and hopefully new me too! I received an email from Pinterest about New Year New You boards, and was really inspired by the idea so I thought I’d not only share my resolutions, but also inspirations for  New Year New You – 2014 (New Year New You Pinterest Board)! I was very curious about New Years Resolutions in terms of statistics, so I did some digging and found that ‘people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions’ (source)

As always, I’d love to hear from you – have you made resolutions? What are some of your New Years Resolutions, goals and inspiration for the new year?

New years resolutions

Below are the inspiration boards in no particular order I’ve put into my New Year New You Pinterest board:

Road trip with your dog

Yup, that’s our pup (Clover) in the pictures. This year we want to take a road trip with her! The ASPCA has a wonderful list of tips on how to travel with your dog found here. We plan on going on lots of hikes and sightseeing along the way Milwaukee to New Orleans with a few stops in between and on the way back.

Farmers Market Inspiration


Farmers market inspired: 1. Farmers Market Calendar 2. Women’s Wrinkle Resistant Bistro Dress 3. Terrarium Necklaces 4.Good Eats-Magnetic Shopping List Pad 5.T-Strap Slingback Sandal 6. Pear wood sunglasses – wayfarer design 7. Cotton Canvas Navy Blue & White Striped Bag
or this tote 8. Copco 2510-9963 Acadia Reusable To-Go Mug, 16-Ounce Capacity, Brown
9. Cooking from the Farmers’ Market (Williams-Sonoma)

Definitely some amazing things inspiring me to eat more locally and frequent the farmers market! AND, I have the Farmers Market Calendar hanging so I can always look up and see what’s in season with beautiful illustrations.

Organization Inspiration

Resources: How to organize your closet, garage organization, Real Simple Kitchen organization, manly accessory organization , how to organize a small house, Closet Organizer

how to grow your blog

Resources for How to grow your blog: How to grow your blog in 2014 , How to write an ebook (I’m writing a Five Ingredient Friday ecookbook this year!!) Soon I will be publishing a guide on how to start a blog which I’m super excited about (using the same service I used to get my domain name and hosting called Bluehost and then making it pretty with!) If starting a blog seems complicated, it’s not,so I can’t wait to share the step by step guide…but I read a great analogy that sums up the process-building a blog is like building a car 1) the engine and under the hood is getting the domain name and hosting your website and then installing the platform which you can do directly from the hosting site 2) the frame and body of the car is something called The Genesis Framework and then 3) the paint job and making it pretty with themes is

tips to succeed at work

Resources for how to succeed at work: Read The ONE Thing – by Gary Keller and Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School , cool journal on lists My Future Listography: All I Hope to Do in Lists, cheap office decor at Ikea

health and fitness inspiration

Resources for Health & Fitness: Top 10 Fitness Facts, Follow Chalene Johnson for fitness inspiraiton, Cooking Light’s Healthy Habits, Women’s Fitness Facts, 10 Reasons to drink more water

gardening tips

Resources: DIY Potting Soil, Month by Month guide to a better garden, seed paper by Botanical Paperworks, Square foot planting Guide

Wow, doesn’t that seem like a lot? Good thing there is a whole year ahead, here’s to having a wonderful year!

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  • KerriAKKer

    What a great list, Phi! I love the boards too (though I am terrible about using Pinterest). I think it’s awesome you are planning a road trip with Clover! Seamus and Riley have seen the better part of the continental US, and they LOVE being in the car! I hope Clover finds the same enjoyment!

    Here’s to a GREAT 2014, and to being able to meet up more frequently (maybe that’s my first resolution!).


    • Sweetphi

      Thanks for your comment Ker, it was really sweet and totally made my day :) Clover does love being in the car, she sometimes tries to sneak over to the car when we’re on our walks and sits and looks back at me like ‘i’m ready to go’ so I’m sure she’ll love the trip. I can’t wait to catch up with you-and hope to see you lots in 2014.
      Hope your 2014 is starting off fantastic!

  • Becki Kremer

    Good ideas! My husband and I made a bucket list for 2014 rather than resolutions for the year. I think it is a lot easier, and less pressure! We also have a blog, a travel blog, and now that my husband is back at work full-time and has a lot of overtime, I want to become a better blogger!

    Keep up the good work because it is definitely inspiration for me and getting back on track with the blog!

    Cheers! :)

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you for your comment Becki, what a great suggestion of making a bucket list! I will also be sure to check out your blog.

  • Meredith

    Great blog! If you haven’t made your trip to New Orleans yet AVOID passing through Knoxville TN! The traffic can back up for hours! I have made this trip from Kentucky and I can tell you from experience NOT fun!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you for your sweet comment about my blog, I truly appreciate it! And another Thank You for that awesome tip. We haven’t made the trip yet, so I will be SURE to plan around it!!

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