Hello, New Year!

(Before I begin today's post, I want to thank you for the sweet words of encouragement.
Also, thanks for letting me rant.)

Now, on to happier things!
Am I the only one who cannot believe that a whole other year has passed?! 
2011 was full of ups and downs, but I made it out (and with a Husband!)
I'm sososo excited for 2012.
There's a whole new chapter about to begin for my little family. I have no idea how the story ends, but I'm absolutely a-ok with that!

Some of you may remember me starting a "23 before 23" list.
Well, let's just say... I failed. Life happened so fast, I couldn't keep up!
Excuses, excuses, I know!

So, I am going to start this new year with my "24 before 24!"
(See what I did there?)
So, blog world, I give you:

1. Lose 10 pounds.
2. Run 5 miles consecutively.
3. Read the Bible completely through.
4. Have over 100 followers on my little blog.
5. Make awesomely cute cupcakes.
6. Rid my self of sodas. Completely.
7. Sew something completely from scratch.
8. Take my vitamins and medicine, every single day! 
9. Go camping for the first time.
10. Complete and blog 5 DIY's.
11. Make a conscious effort to think positively. Always.
12. Keep my fingernails and toenails prettyful.
13. Beat Husband in a round of Black Ops.
14. Read 2 "just for fun" novels.
15. Be on time (early)  for work. Every. Day.
16. Go on a picnic.
17. One date-night a week with Husband.
18. Try a new recipe once a month.
19. Host a homemade pizza party.
20. Incorporate one article of clothing into my wardrobe that I never thought I'd wear.
21. Become a coupon queen! (Ok, maybe a coupon princess,) I don't have time to be queen.
22. Not cut my hair. (Trimmed, yes.)
23. Sunday's: No computer. All day.
24. Save and spend money wisely.

I leave you with a new favorite treasure I found on Youtube.
Happy celebrating!

Happy New Year!


  1. Good luck on your resolutions.I'm in the middle of jotting some down myself!

  2. i just adore that video of zooey and joseph (you know, because i call them by their first names and everything, ha). i'm turning the big 24 this year too, so i adored reading this little list. hosting a homemade pizza party sounds fabulous! and i can't believe you have never been camping. you'll have SO much fun when you finally go!
    xo TJ

  3. Awesome goals Lauren! Best of luck to you with them all! =D