December 31, 2006

New Years Revolutions

Yes, you read that right. Revolutions not Resolutions. Instead of making a list of things I want to do this year, I'm going to make a list of things I don't want to do this year.

I don't want to:
1) take my family for granted
2) be mean or petty
3) waste my creativity
4) spend time or energy on things I can't change
5) fritter away money on things I don't really need
6) put off projects that I already have the supplies for
7) try decorating the whole house instead of focusing on one room at a time
8) lose valuable time looking for something because I was unorganized
9) miss the chance to be a good example for my girls
10) waste the opportunity to live my life, every day, to the fullest

This past year had some big challenges for me but how can I feel anything but happy about a year that saw me and my family healthy and whole?
I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year. A year filled with just enough lows to make you appreciate the highs. I hope this is your best year yet. I find it amazing that I can feel so warmly towards people I've never met. Thank you all for your lovely and creative blogs. I look forward to visiting with you often in the coming year. And thank you also for taking the time to come visit me and for leaving me sweet notes. They really, truly mean so much to me.


  1. A very appreciative heart I see here!
    All the best to you in 2007!
    I like visiting here!hugs NG

  2. That list is perfect...I think I should live by it too.


  3. Wonderful list!
    Happy New Year Jen!

  4. What a wonderful list - we could all follow and be happier from it. I totally feel the same way about the warmth I feel towards all my blogging friends, old and new. It's really an amazing community.

    So glad I discovered yours. :) Happy 2007 to you and may it bring you everything you want and deserve.

  5. I am happy to have recently discovered this blog. I will return often. All my best to you for a wonderful (full of wonder) new year!!!

  6. This is a really sweet entry:) Like someone said, we'd all benefit by following this list. I'm so glad to have met you and always enjoy popping in to see what you are up to and to be inspired by your creativity:)

  7. Happy New Year to you Jen. I love your list of revolutions. What a great idea as resolutions are always so difficult.
    So glad to have discovered you and your blog too. Looking forward to reading more in 2007.
    Fiona x

  8. I love the idea of revolutions instead of resolutions! I think I will give it a try as well. I am enjoying your blog - looks like we have the same addiction - vintage ornaments! Happy New Year!

  9. That was so heart-warming! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  10. I sure like your "Revolutions"! I too would like to NOT do those things. We can cheer each other on!

  11. Jen,
    Your list is so TRUE! I hope you have a healthy and happy 2007! :)

  12. A very meaningful list! I love your blog!

  13. Wonderful list and a great outlook on the's to a happy one.

  14. Haven't made any resolutions yet, happy New Year.

  15. great list
    I fit right in to number 8


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