Be Inspired...

Posted January 03, 2014 by Christina


As it is the New Year I assume it is time to get on with the New ideas and the plans for the coming year.  Do you make resolutions?  Do you make goals? Aspirations?  I am not really a fan of the resolution only because it is not always the best idea to make extreme changes.  Subtle changes seem to work better for me...  

This year I have some plans but nothing is concrete I have some things I have been wanting to do and so I suppose I should be getting to them. 

Last year I wanted to read 50 books and I am so excited to tell you that I surpassed that goal and I plan on getting to just about that many this year, along with the idea I shared around my birthday to cook for my family more.  I find that is always good to reflect a little on what we did accomplish before making a new list - this always makes me feel better about myself.

There are a couple of things that I checked off of my life's to do list in 2013.  We shopped in Paris and France and shipped back a container (check), we put in a pool at our home (check), we traveled (check),  I am sure there is more but I am at a loss.. see things elude me so quickly.

For this year I plan on digging into that list a little as I have a special birthday coming up and want to celebrate it in style.

  1. Travel - always on my list!  I want to travel a bit in the US this year, there are so many amazing cities here that I have never been to..  New Orleans, Charleston, Atlanta (well I have been there but just for a show).  We have light plans to hit up Montana and Corsica (I know this is not in the states but it is on this years list as I have always wanted to go).
  2. Spend more quality time with my fam.. they make me laugh and smile I am going to soak it all up!
  3. Expand a bit on the blog, I hope to do more original pieces and content here on the blog, share more before and afters on my projects with you.  I love sharing inspirational spaces with you and want to keep giving you something to come back for.
  4. Expand in the shop, there are so many amazing pieces that I see and I need to share with you and my clients, I want to add all of these wonderful options to the shop. 
  5. Enjoy the design process and let go of some of the responsibility so I really can REALLY enjoy it.  Possibly buy a real delivery truck and rework my office space to suit having more bodies in here working.
  6. Focus!  I am trying hard to not get distracted and hope to make a better effort in 2014 to make it actually happen.  With all of the technology it is so easy to get distracted and move onto another task before you even realize that one has been left undone.
  7.  Be kind.. I am going to do my best to go out of my way to be kind to others, no matter what.
I would love to hear what you are up to for the New Year...  any aspirations?


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Laurel Bern

I love your list Christina! However, the one about focusing surprised me. I am always sitting here in awe of how much you do DO!!! And I know that takes a tremendous amount of discipline! For me, I want to try to let go of the painful things and keep moving towards forgiveness and love… because, in the end, love is all there is… Here’s to a prosperous, successful, fun-filled year with all of the riches that life has to offer! xo, Laurel

Fri Oct 17 17:00:27 2014


no resolutions according to a saying
“first it comes different, second as
you think” …just try to live a healthy and happy year. To you my best wishes for 2014.

Fri Oct 17 17:00:27 2014

Maryanne The Garden

Wishing you the determination, perseverance and will power to complete your 2014 list.
The very best for the New Year, Maryanne

Fri Oct 17 17:00:27 2014

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone

Happy New Year, Christina! I have a couple of those items on my list, too – especially spending quality time with my very large family. It’s a challenge to make time for everyone, but life is too short.
Cheers to you and 2014!!

Fri Oct 17 17:00:27 2014


great list!! My resolution is to exercise everyday. Generic I know but so important!

Fri Oct 17 17:00:27 2014


I love your list! Like you, I am trying to work on my blog more and simplify my life so I can spend more time with my family and doing what I love. Happy New Year!

Dana Wolter

Fri Oct 17 17:00:26 2014

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