a new year and a monthly playlist

December 31, 2011

Happy New Years Eve!

Today I am feeling really good. I've been spending the last few days prepping myself for the start of a new year. There are multiple transitions happening in my life right now - enough to potentially freak me out and send me to the psych ward - and while they are all good transitions, I felt I needed a moment to just be, think, and collect myself. The past few days were spent relaxing (an unbelievable amount), designing an ideal new routine (including blogging time, creative projects, and a workout schedule), and organizing my little apartment (well...half way anyway). After finishing school, starting a business, and finding new passions in 2011, I am launching myself into a new year full of completely new experiences. A new year full of an entirely new routine. In just a few short days I am starting a new job (so exciting!) and now that school is done I finally have time to spend on my business! It will truly be a new year for me and I can't wait to see what happens.

So...I have been making lists (in the Bamboo Paper iPad app), using the fantastic and fun Unstuck app for assistance, taking stock of what really matters to me and what I would like to let go (on the chopping block...procrastination & clutter), all in the interest of devising a plan for success in 2012.

Last but not least, I have been working on my final playlist of the year...Delightful December 2011. Just some of the songs that have been playing along with me the past few days. The cover art with all of the lovely broaches is a print called All That Glitters by LolasRoom. (And it's on sale!) To all the music lovers, en-joy!

Have a safe and Happy New Year and I will see you all in 2012. xoxo.

Delightful December 2011
Jasper Christmas - Pearl and the Beard
Go Outside - The Cults
Woodland - The Paper Kites
The Stars and the Trees - The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Up, Up, Up - Givers
Cannons - Youth Lagoon
The Confessor - Quiet Company

Delightful December 2011 by joyful.life on Grooveshark

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December 7, 2011

Hi All! I can hardly believe it! I only have one more class! Pending some online classwork - reading a book of short stories today, writing a paper by Friday, and taking a 15 question exam on the 19th - I am done with college!

Tonight is my last on-campus class, so I am spending the day studying for an exam and taking breaks by perusing Pinterest.

While thumbing through my pins I found that there are a few things that I have pinned more than once. While it could be that there is just so much to see on Pinterest...in my mind, this means I must really love that item. I must get so excited when I see an idea, craft, or style that I forget all about my former pin and pin it again.

Here are some of the items that I have pinned more than once...

Such a cute outfit!

Love this messy half-up do!

Cranberry fizz cocktails

I would pin this photo every day. That is how much I love this outfit.

Pressed breakfast burritos. Yum!
My man makes these on the weekends and I love them!

This image reminds me a lot of my apartment.

Dirty Pirate Popsicles. Because they are made of
rum and coke and I love the name!