Monday, December 31, 2012

Falling Into 2013-- It's a New Year!!

Happy New Year Friends!! 

2012 is officially on its way out  today and 2013 will soon be taking its place! With it comes a flurry of all the New Year promises...err "resolutions" that we are hoping to uphold. Some of us do better than others. If you're anything like me you can easily come up with a list that stretches on for miles and miles. But a quote I caught wind of early on in 2012 was, "You can do anything, but not everything." And I thought- touche!! So I'm keeping my list short, sweet, and to the point this year.

My friend Jen from The Teacher Cauldron is hosting a little linky to share these short list items. She asked us to share one personal resolution and one specific to blogging. So here goes...

*My personal resolution is to start making breakfast and lunch*

I despise waking up early. The morning and I are not friends!! As a result, I tend to sleep until the last possible second before I have to run out the door and I'm lucky if I grab a smoothie on the way. This also results in lots of fast food lunches or on the go frozen meals. Neither of which are the healthiest or the most filling. I have PINNED all these deliciouslooking recipes    on my I'm An Eater Board and my Breakfast Board. So my goal is to start preparing home cooked breakfasts and lunches at least 4-5 times a week. 

*My Blogger resolution is to Blog-Plan AND begin a weekly feature*

(I know I know, that's two -- but the list is still short and manageable in my book!!)

I hate to admit it, but I'm finally coming to terms with the fact that I am a need to write it all down kind of gal. I like to think I can just be carefree and file things away in my mental filing cabinet. But the problem is, it doesn't seem to work so well that way. If I write something down, the odds of following through with whatever plan, thought, workout, or deadline I have increases astronomically. Blogging is no exception so I've decided I need to start scheduling and jotting down my blog post ideas in my planner. That way I can hopefully break the cycle of {Eek! It's already Friday and I haven't blogged all week and now I don't know how much I should try to cram into one post!?} and hopefully begin churning out posts on the regular. And quite frankly, blog-planning sound waaay more fun than and other type of planning that I find myself doing- except for the occasional vacation planning!

The second one is a new and exciting thing for me this year. I will be hosting a weekly feature called:


Every Tuesday I will be hosting a topic or question and inviting the blog world to link up with their thoughts and pictures so we can compile as many ideas on that topic as possible. To all my bloggy friends, I hope you will link up often and join me in this new adventure. Readers, this one is really for YOU. I hope you will find a ton of new ideas from it every Tuesday!! And even if you're not a blogger, your comments are also an invaluable resource where you can share your thoughts and get in on the fun. I will also be turning to you to get some feedback on what topics you'd like to see.

So there you be. My short and Optimistic list for 2013!!

What are your resolutions this year? I'd love to read more about them. 

So go join Jen and LINK IT UP :)


  1. Stephanie, it appears you have a very managable list! I wish you luck- when you have all this in place, head to TN and make my lunches and dinners:)
    I have horrible eating habits!

  2. I love the idea of Team Teaching Tuesday! I look forward to linking up. Good luck with your goals and Happy New Year!!

    EduKate and Inspire

  3. Love all your resolutions!! :)

    Come by and visit!
    Just Diving In

  4. Happy New Year Stephanie!
    Check out my blog for the "Forget-me-not" 2012 link party.
    -Lovely Nina

  5. Happy New Year to you and I am looking forward to your "Team Teaching Tuesdays!"
    First Grade is Wonderful