Tuesday, January 3


Well, it's officially 2012.  My brain doesn't actually want to believe it, but that's what my phone says.  We decided to keep it low key this New Year's Eve because I was just getting over an illness and really didn't have the energy to go out.  Hope and I got dressed up, I made fondue, and we drank our drinks out of fancy champagne glasses.  It was a really lovely night and we got so rowdy at midnight that we almost woke the littlest member of our family!

I do have a few personal goals for 2012.
**Get healthy.  I know, I know... what a cliche new year's resolution, right?  I don't care about being cliche, though-- I really want to get back into shape. I started back at the gym last week and I'm enjoying it immensely.  That first week back is tough (I was SO SORE), but now I'm pushing through that and I'm starting to feel great again.   
**House.  I want a house.  I don't have to own it.  I would just love to love the house I'm living in.
**Be kind.  I feel like I'm a pretty kind person as it is, but I want to take that to a new level.  I want to be MORE kind, MORE caring, and MORE available personally to the people in my life. 
**Be brave.  2011 was a pretty good year for me.  I pushed myself more than I ever have and took many chances that I would normally hide from.  I really want that for this year as well.  
**Spend more time with my friends.  This is just a fun little goal that I think we could all use a little more of, don't you think?

Tell me, do you have any great goals for 2012?
xoxo Katie

P.S.  The winner for the double giveaway is Manda Jane!  You will be contacted shortly.  :)


  1. We did the exact same thing to ring in the New Year!
    It's going to be a beautiful ride. =]


  2. I love those photographs of you and Hope. So sweet. You're a great mama. I would love to spend more time with my friends in 2012 too. That's a great goal. xo, rv


  3. I've got a million NY's goals, yours sound lovely though. I shared a few of my own goals over on my blog alittlevintagestory.blogspot.com

    xx Fran

  4. Your pictures are so cute! And I love your resolutions, especially the Be Brave one. I need to focus on that more. <3


  5. Your new year sounds truly perfect! : ) And I keen on getting healthier this year too - I so want to start running again!

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  6. Happy New Year! And good luck with your goals. I think the trick is to set attainable ones so that you don't lose spirit. My main goal this year is to conquer my fears and insecurities, especially the ones that have been holding me back from achieving my dreams!

  7. Happy New Year!!! We ate fondue on New Year's eve too :)
    Good luck with the goals!

  8. Fun, silly and adorable pictures of you and Hope! Wonderful resolutions! Cheers to making them all come true. I have some of the same ones : )

  9. such beautiful photos! you two are both so adorable.
    happy new year & best of luck with your resolutions!

  10. I love your goals- so well balanced. I listed my own on my blog as well but I totally forgot about getting healthy! I should do that too :)

  11. I hear you! I'm not really interested in making any new biz goals this year because I decided that what I really, really want is more time playing with my kids. SO. I'm going to attempt to be more creative about things we can do together (especially since we homeschool); I've haven't taken enough photos of them in the last 2 years either- that's going to change; and I'm going to try and take more walks + fit in some exercising.

    Looks like you and Hope had a grand old time!

  12. i have too many goals i'm not sure they will all fit in a year! ha! I love your little star hair accessorie :)

  13. Definitely want to spend more time with friends in the new year! They mean so much, but it's just so hard for all of us to hang-out with each others because of unalterable schedules. Working with them to create a 'Girls Night/Day In/Out' that will be perfect for all of us. Wish us luck!

    Oh, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful new year, as well! The pictures of you and your daughter as just lovely!

  14. So adorable!
    Love the blog, u r amazing :D

  15. Your outfit is so cute!! I love it! And those pictures of you and your daughter are SO adorable!! =)

    Good luck with all of your goals! My hubby and I are in the process of maybe buying a house...waiting for all of the paperwork to go through. It takes forever!!


  16. Cliched things are cliche for a reason, and I think your goals are stupendous! And these photos are too cute.

  17. awww so cute pics ^^
    hope 2012 will be great year for u and ur family ^^


  18. I want to be more confident this year! I wouldn't say I am shy, but just not confident. In anything, really. I'm not confident in my looks, my personality, my photography, or my writing. It sounds pathetic, I know, but I am going to conquer that this year! :)

  19. I loved your post. We too had a low key New Years. Those seem to always be the most memorable for me. Your goals are great... I set a few over on my blog too. low pressure/fun goals is the way to go! http://stevietphotography.com/blog/?p=4065

  20. My New Year's Eves are always quiet, with a beautiful meal with my beautiful 7 year old daughter and my family...Just the way I like it :) Resolutions: More yoga/pilates tapes, walking, Less computer/slothing, More reading, More resting/downtime, less feeling the need to keep up with activity or going places all the time, More one on one with my daughter, more creative collaborating with my daughter, More courage and strength to continue my path, more healing, less self-doubt. Happy New Year!

  21. Sweet and to the point. Very good list!


  22. I love your list! I made a to-do list this year instead of resolutions. I'm calling it 'project 2012' - I'm pretty pumped!

    You can see it here: www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

    xox Ashleigh

  23. Cuteee!

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  24. Hiya, i've been browsing your blog today and I like what i see :)

    I'm Jenna, pretty new to the blogging word in terms of my own blog, but have been reading many for a few years now!
    I guess i thought I didn't have anything worthy to say but now I have ideas buzzing around my head :)
    I have wrote a list of Goals i wish to achieve this year.
    A few being

    *Learn to drive
    *Eat healthier
    *Move out

    thats just to name a few but I really hope I can achieve some if not all, look forward to keeping up with your blog, your little family seem adorable.

  25. Love these photos! Y'all are so adorable. My goals: work out 3 times a week (I'm right there with you!), more me-time, learn to say no when I don't have the capacity, really go for my dreams - no matter what.

    Good luck with yours! You inspire.
    Happy new year,
    xx. Jillian

  26. I love yours, they seem achievable but very beneficial. I hope you reach them :)

    Here are mine! http://improvisedintentions.blogspot.com/2012/01/resolutions.html

  27. you are so darling! and so is your daughter.
    love love your new years resolutions.
    thank you for being such an inspiration!

  28. I love the new years photobooth pictures of you and Hope!

    You have such good goals~ I blogged mine here, my main ones are to keep going to yoga classes, relax more, and enjoy the adventure that will come at the end of April when our son is born :)

  29. Aw, you looked absolutely gorgeous! Hope you're feeling 100% better now :)

  30. Awe! It looks like you still had a fantastic new year! Your pictures are adorable! You have some great goals for the coming year! Wishing you the best!

  31. So cute! I decided to do a 30 before 30 list this year for my resolutions: http://cieradesign.com/2012/01/04/30-before-30-a-year-of-goals/

  32. Sounds like my kind of New Years Eve!