Happy New Year [And Resolutions]

Who else is having a hard time believing that it is almost 2013?! Just the thought of having to write '13 on my papers seems so crazy! The year truly did fly by.

Today is actually a two part post! First, I wanted to give you all an idea that I am going to do in the new year and I hope you do as well! Then, I'm going to talk about my resolutions!

If you frequent tumblr or pinterest you will have definitely already seen this idea as it is huge over there! If not, maybe this will be the first time you're seeing it and I hope that it inspired you to go out and do it with me as well!

The big idea that I'll be doing starting this new year is that I bought an empty glass jar and will fill it up with good things that happen throughout the year. It's that simple! I think it's really a cute idea and it was so cheap, I purchased my glass jar at The Container Store for only a few dollars and will use just regular white computer paper and a black thin sharpie I already have. The idea is to start off with the empty jar and have it filled by the end of the year, at which point you can empty it to look through all of the good that happened!

I'm all ready to start!

Fill the jar with good events that happen throughout the year!
I hope that I've inspired a few of you to actually go out and buy your own jar as I really think that it'll be fun. It's one of those things I'd usually see and think was cute but never actually go out and do it, so I'm happy that I did!

And now onto....


Ah, New Years Resolutions. Half the time they're a laugh because you know you will never stay true to them and then the other half they're so cliche because everyone picks the same ones! However, I'm determined to beat that and stick to my resolutions this year! Instead of making a whole bunch that I know I'll never keep I'm making a few modest resolutions that I'm going my hardest to keep.

1. The ever-cliche exercise and eat better! I had a really great exercise routine this year, but as school started and life became crazy in September/October it's just gone all down hill, so I want to pick it back up! I'm not going to say exercise 6 days a week/an hour a day because that will definitely lead to failure! I think I'll be happy with just a few days a week and eating a bit more healthy to balance it out.

2. Be happy and positive! Instead of looking at negatives, I want to try my hardest to simply look at the bright side of things. I'm not saying I'm a complete pessimist in life, but I definitely fluctuate from being happy-go-lucky to doomsday downer. I want to try to remain positive and uplifting this year!

3. Do what I enjoy! Instead of wasting my time doing things that I'm not passionate about, I want to fill my time with what I love. Blogging, being with friends, going to lunch with my sisters, and volunteering are all examples of things that I love to do and I want to continue to do them in this year, even when times are crazy and stressful with college right on the horizon. 

Right now, I think that's what I'm going to stick with! I could say I want to try to properly start a YouTube, stop spending so much money on makeup, etc., but I want to stick to just the basics this year. Everything else that is meant to happen will happen!

I won't have another post until the New Year, so I hope that everyone has a great New Years Eve and starts the year off right! Do you have any resolutions? I'd love to hear them! 

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  1. I saw this New Year Jar idea on Instagram today! I am definitely going to do it too, such a fab idea! Loved your post, wishing you all the best for 2013 chicken xxx

  2. That jar idea is so nice! I might do it myself ;D x

  3. The jar idea is a good one and I hope you get that A* :) Plus that whole 'stop spending so much money on makeup' would have to be done gradually, or at least till I have purchased every beauty product available haha



    1. Haha, thanks so much and very true! Happy new year!

  4. I love the idea of a jar! I've gotten myself a notebook with blank pages so I can write random thoughts, pictures etc :) x

  5. I hadn't seen this before! That's such a good idea! I need to do it, it seems so reinforcing. xx

    1. Definitely do it! I really love it so far. (:

  6. This is such a good idea. Perfect way to cheer yourself up at the end of the year! :)
    emmerliejay x

  7. I want to do this too as it's such a good idea! Just need to buy a glass jar haha :) xx

    1. Haha, you should! I think it'll be fun to have.

  8. I love this idea, it's really sweet and totally promotes positive thinking. It will be a great moment when you read them all at the end of the year :) xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

    1. Yes! I'm excited to see it fill up throughout the year (:

  9. great post! such a lovely idea

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // @thelovecatsinc // YT: thelovecatsinc

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  10. Oooh I think im going to do the jar thing! sounds so fun!
    love your blog!
    would love if you could have a look at my blog..

    olivia x

    1. I hope you do, it's such a nice little thing!

  11. Such a lovely idea!!
    Thanks for sending me your link.


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