So much has happened this year, it’s hard to wrap my mind around it — and I know I’m not the only one! But no matter how challenging it was I’m excited to move forward and see what the new year has to offer!
I’ve only shared one resolution so far, stay organized (this time last year I had a whole list of things to do in 2010). But in 2011 I also want to work on living gracefully and giving myself a break when things get tough.
Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a very happy and healthy 2011!
I’ve decided 2011 will be the year of the planner. I am going to stayed organized on paper rather than using just my phone. I like keeping lists and writing things down, I think it commits it to memory more than typing it on my phone. This Moleskine is perfect because it has the week on one side and a plain paper on the other to jot down notes and lists. Thanks to my friend Stacy I will be extra organized in the new year!
I started baking cookies for New Years a while back and I wanted to try a new recipe this year. I decided on oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies and I must admit they came out big, beautiful and absolutely delicious.
I doctored up this recipe a bit — I substituted raisins for the walnuts and I also soaked the raisins in the eggs and vanilla for about 20 minutes before I started making the cookies, it helps the raisins plump up and gives them an extra kick of flavor. Yum!
I don’t know if it’s the cold weather, or if it’s just that time of the year when my hair is in desperate need of a trim, but just about every day in last two weeks has been a bad hair day. And to make matters worse, New Years Eve is right around the corner and bad hair is not a good way to kick off 2011!
via jean miele
I spent most of the day yesterday in my apartment staring out the window at all the snow (and random flashes of lightning) — I love how pretty the city looks when the snow is fresh. Now it’s turning grey and slushy, but it was nice while it lasted!
Christmas time is here! Have a great weekend and a very Merry Christmas!
I love layering during the cold months, it’s the only way of avoiding total overheating during holiday shopping.
My perfect shopping outfit is warm socks with comfy boots and jeans or leggings — things that keep you warm but aren’t a pain to change out of. On my top half I like a long sleeve shirt and a big sweater (like this one from Free People) so I can take it on and off as needed. Plus it’s always nice to have warm sweaters around the house to throw over pajamas during really cold nights.
Christmas is just a few days away now and as usual I have a pretty high level of Christmas tree envy. I know I could get one if I wanted but I have just never been able to bring myself to actually buy one. If this feel occurs next year, this bookshelf tree could be a great alternative!
Here are some other great options for alternative Christmas trees.
I saw Black Swan last night and I have to say I left in a daze. I loved the suspense, psychological thriller aspect of the whole movie, and watching the plight of a true artist trying to get into character, but I’m not sure if it’s a movie you can really walk out of and say “I loved it!”. I would definitely recommend it to others (except the particularly squeamish type), mostly because I would be interested in their thoughts on what really happened and what it all meant.