Thursday

Happy New Year {Giveaway}

This giveaway has now ended. Winners will be announced soon!

I thought about posting my best posts and pictures of 2009 like so many other bloggers are doing.

But y'all. I didn't get out of my pajamas until 2:30 p.m. yesterday. I'm working the lazy this week.

So, I thought a giveaway (a great one at that) would be just as good!

These pictures have one thing in common.


Can you find it?


Hint: Follow the red arrows.


Some good guesses might be...my pasty white skin, my love of denim and Disney...

(This has nothing to do with this post, but I have decided next time to actually watch my little girl open her presents on her birthday and to open my eyes during pictures. You could call them resolutions, if you will).

Answer: I'm wearing my favorite necklace from The Vintage Pearl.

It's the Eclectic Necklace. (I traded it for advertising months ago).

Here's a closer look, but I don't know who those children are:

eclectic necklace Product Image

It's a New Year. And The Vintage Pearl and I are starting it off with a bang and giving away TWO $50 gift certificates to TWO winners!!

I also love this bracelet:

circle of love bracelet Product Image
Erin of The Vintage Pearl is making one for me to review!

Leave a comment and tell me something you plan to do in the New Year!

Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y'ALL!

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Brandy said...

My plans for the New Year are to become a better person all around. For my family,church,and community. I need to add a little more compassion in my life and let down some walls that have been built up. And hopefully make some new friends along the way :)

Kristine said...

OH I love the necklace!!!

This New Year..I plan on homeschooling my daughter, taking lots of mini family vacas and working out more! Well, lets hope I can do that last one. ;)

karen said...

This next year, I hope to let strivings cease and REST more in Jesus, the author and perfector of my faith. And perhaps, start a blog of my own...You inspire me to go for it :) karen
karenmarieberger@yahoo.com

mommy4life said...

blog more, eat less, exercise more, love on my kids more :-)

Bonnie said...

My resolution is to slow down and notice things I can do for others...and actually doing something for them instead of just meaning to.

punkinmama said...

I want 2010 to be a year of change. I've been thinking of goals that I'd like to work towards in 2010 for awhile... can't believe it's almost here. One little thing I'd like to do in 2010 is to blog more.

Rhonda said...

I'm chosing 1 word to focus on: JOY. I want not only more JOY for myself, but for my family.

I love the necklace and bracelet! What a great giveaway! Thanks! Have a blessed new year!

RLR said...

Take care of myself!

The Things We Do said...

Trust God more. This past year has turned my life upside down and stripped away everything that I thought I was in control of. 2010 will be a year of trusting.

beth said...

i am going to do more for others, lose some serious weight, not yell so much, and enjoy life!!! great giveaway! :)

Patsy said...

In the new year I plan on taking time for myself, spending time with my family and generating growth in my business.

mommieof4munchkins said...

I plan on losing weight and walking 60 miles in 3 days in October! I bought my bff a vintage pearl necklace for her bday and I LOVE IT, now I want one for myself :D

The Activity Mom said...

Beautiful pieces!
The first thing I'm going to do in the new year is to give up french fries for awhile. (notice my lack of commitment on time frame) =). I also want to slow down and appreciate the little moments with my family!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Happy New Year! I plan to read the Bible in 90 days starting Jan 1. (All prayers for endurance are appreciated!!) :)

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

something i'm gonna resolve to do... go to bed earlier (she said without conviction).

sweethomealagirl said...

My plan for the new year is to finally own one of these great pieces without paying full price ;)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Is this typical? I plan on losing some poundage!! As I type this, I have Weight Watchers website up and am looking at signing up. :) Thanks so much for the chance!!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Gorgeous!

I am going to work on my relationships with everyone... family, friends, acquaintances, my tax clients... everyone! Try to be more 'in the moment' with them. 2009 went by in such a blur... I want to have more 'moments' on a daily basis... I think in order for that to happen, I need to slow down and focus.

~Amy

Tyra said...

What a GREAT giveaway! I've been wanting to get some of her stuff for quite some time now.

For the new year I am going to practice being a kinder person randomly. Volunteer more, bite my tongue, hold more doors, compliment people more...and so on!

mandiegirl said...

I'm resolving to live my life consistently- across the board. It should improve things drastically!

BeckyR said...

Having already lost 20 pounds, I plan to lose 20 more.

Thank you for doing this.

Mandi said...

I'm gonna stop the swears from popping out. I'm gonna clean up my language!

Katrina said...

My plan is to take a few breaths and stop stressing over everything! Worrying about everything is getting me no where.

Robyn said...

My biggest plan for 2010 is hopefully going back to university for a new career after staying home with my kids for the last 6 years! Plus getting my basement done for my kids to have the playroom space :)

MaryBeth said...

i want to be more present with my girls.... i'm here already, but i want to be more in tune with them and less overwhelmed by them. (they outnumber me 4 to 1 and they are 4 and under so i'll be relying on God's help!)

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

My plans for the new year is to have a happy and health baby number 2 in August. Work on being a better wife and mother.

Amanda said...

I LOVE the Vintage Pearl! Erin makes FANTASTIC jewelry. I am posting my resolutions tomorrow, one of which is to work on my marriage (because we all should be doing that anyways!)

Doug and Kim said...

This year I plan to be more intentional about collecting experiences...not stuff! I plan to tell people how I feel about them (when it's good, of course). I plan to try to go beyond surface-y discussions with all of my friends and family. This life is short, and I want it to count!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

It's always a good time for a giveaway, right??!! I was just telling my husband how I wanted to get a necklace with my kiddos names so this would be such a fabulous thing to win. In 2010 I am going to run a half marathon! Oh yes I am. Last year I said a 5K and I did it so now I want a half marathon!

Lisa said...

My plans are the normal. Eat better. Exercise more. But mostly I plan on loving up my 1st g-baby that's coming in July.

Stacy Bennett said...

I am going to graduate nursing school! (God willing!) :)

adjunctmom said...

Let's see.

Bible in 90 days.

Get an exercise program going that I can actually deal with/run a 5k in March (which may be more than I can deal with).

Put together a better homeschooling plan for my kid.

Generally try to be a better person.

I could throw world peace in there, too, if you'd like ;).

Amanda said...

my new year plans: become a Garage Sale DIVA :-)

Kristin Davison said...

Hi Kristen! Long time follower! I'm Kristin to..only with an "in" ;> My family and I have already talked about how we really were lacking in self control and discipline in alot of areas this year. Our preliminary goals are to definately lose some weight and start some new money managing strategies. We realize there is ALOT of room for some improvement and we are READY!

Kristen M. said...

On June 21st of the new year, my husband and I are going to renew our wedding vows. Yippee!

Kara said...

So many things I want to do in the new year. Exercise regularly & lose some weight. Attempt the Bible in 90 Days challenge. Consistently work my Tastefully Simple business and use the profits to pay down our debt.

Those are just a few.

Amber, That's Me! said...

Next year, my goals are...

Get back to blogging... I read too many and don't write enough of my own. I recently "quit" facebook so I can dedicate more time to my blogs.

Get my pictures saved onto disk that are on my computer.

Learn to Sew an apron ( or two or six!)

Carleigh said...

I am planning on reading my Bible every day in 2010.

Smockity Frocks said...

Ooooh! Pretty!

I'm planning to read the Bible in 90 days.

Sandi and Jason Rodriguez said...

Such a beautiful necklace which creates such a timeless look! I would love to some day own one of these! SIGH!

Carla said...

getting organized and reading the entire Bible!!

Leigh said...

My main New Years resolution is to start making better meals for our family. This includes getting my children to eat veggies and different fruit than strawberries! I hope I can do it!

Jamie said...

I haven't thought much about the new year yet. I'm still taking it one day at a time. One thing I know for sure, I'll be welcoming my husband home from an 8 month deployment in a few months. Yay! I am so excited for that!

Peterson Family said...

Hubs and I are going to finally start that kitchen remodel we have talked about! Wish us luck!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

I plan to have baby number 4 in 2010 and would love to have a necklace with all 4 of my kiddos names on it!

mom to 3 boys + 1 princess! said...

Hi!! I love your blog!! In the new year, with 4 kids, I plan on catching up on each of their scrapbooks! We also plan on more camping trips this year!

Kar said...

I aspire for more Peace and Purpose.
And maybe to lose 20 lbs. ;-)

Happy New Year!

GritsGirl said...

Lord Willing our family of 2 will be a family of 3!! We are due in May and so super excited, we were told it would never happen!!

~Fire~ said...

I plan on becoming a better wife, mother, sister, daughter... I want to work on becoming the best me that I can possibly be in the new year.

HG said...

I plan on adding some "meatless" meals to the recipe rotation to cut back on the grocery bill.

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

Jean Badgley said...

plan to visit my son in England...this necklace would be great with his name on it

Carri said...

I plan on keeping up my weight, eating better, being more organized, going to sleep and waking at a normal time. Relaxing a lot more since I am so uptight and anxious. I would like to quit smoking for good as well but I dont want to fail at anything so that is more a like then a need to do.

Nicole said...

Love the necklace! This year, I want to do the Project 365 thing, try once a month cooking, and run a few 5ks...to name a few! Happy New Year! :)

CDMOM said...

I plan to spend more time reading the Bible. I'll have to check out the Bible in 90 days the girls above are talking about. Thanks for the giveawway.

ilovemy5kids said...

It is my birthday on New Year's Eve...this necklace would be the "perfect" present! ;)

I plan on eating sushi, then going to my party and eating some more!

Blessings to you,
lana @ www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

southerninspiration said...

Hey, what a great giveaway...I plan to declutter my house and live a little more simply!!!

suzanne

Pat B. said...

My plan for the new year is to find something absolutely fabulous in every single day. Our network news during the last couple of years has been even more depressing than usual. I think that a good laugh and a great big hug will be just the kind of medicine that I need.

Pat B.
plbheidi!yahoo.com

Jill said...

go on a mission trip

Mindy said...

Starting January 5th, I'm heading off to watch The Biggest Loser with a bunch of my girl friends. We're doing our own Biggest Loser competition (all of us have baby weight to lose from recent 2009 additions). Everyone pitches in $20 to the pot, and the mama who loses the most, wins the dough. We're even going to do a weigh in. In public. For all the other mamas to see. (Let's hope it's on a teeny-tiny scale, not the big scales like on the t.v. show!) Anyway...so that's my goal. Lose.this.baby.weight! Thanks for the entry.

The Glamorous Life Association said...

I plan to WIN this NECKLACE.

Oh and be better, thinner, healthier, kinder, and stop buying vegetables and never cooking them until it is too late and i have to throw them out.

:)

Angie said...

My plan in the new year? Have a baby in August!

Emily said...

Yow! I want one! Something new I plan to do in the new year? I'm moving to Florida! That will definitely be a new experience!

Cherith Baker said...

For the new year I plan to get our eating out habit under control! It's just crazy at dinner time with 3 babies!

MontgomeryMama said...

What a pretty necklace!

I am so excited for this year! My son will turn one in May and I look forward to spending it with him and my husband. My main goal is to work on building my leave back up so our next child will not be too far behind my son :)

I would also like to get in shape and get organized.

Kristen said...

My plans are to deliver two little healthy baby girls, learn how to budget their needs and wants, and try and be the best Moma/wife I can be. Totally do-able I think.

Nikki said...

Be more consistent and follow through in a lot of areas in my life in 2010!

Heather said...

What an awesome giveaway! This year I hope to stick to my priorities and not let the stress of work and school bog me down.

pendy said...

2010 will be a year of home projects...it's our 20th year in this house and lots needs to be done.

barbafamily said...

2010 will be a year of taking better care of myself, becomming a better person and strengthening (our already strong) family :-)

Alicia said...

In the New Year I plan to worry less about things that I can't control.

Phunkyrockgal said...

Wow I LOVE that necklace!!

In the new year I plan to be more present for my children, lose weight and spend less money!

Stacy said...

Change for the better!

The Recke Family said...

As cliche as it sounds, I plan to get my butt in motion more and drop the baby weight that I gained over a year and a half ago..!

Widge said...

I want to make more space and time for painting.

I want to do less and the less that I do do, do well..if that makes sense? I know what I mean ;)

love the jewellery...thanks for the chance to win

NerdMom said...

My goals for 2010 is to be the person I want to be! I want to spend more time in Bible study, blog more, organize my house and enjoy homeschooling my kids more (With more hands on stuff)!

And hopefully win some pretty jewelry;).

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LookingUp said...

My #1 goal for the new year is to have more date nights with my husband. Spending time together away from our baby and toddlers is so very needed and so often neglected. It might not sound like much but my goal will be two date nights each month.

shannon said...

love it! and really love the idea of wearing the names of those you love close to your heart!! awesome giveaway!

as far something I plan to do in the new year.....I plan to deliver baby #4 into this world, with the help of some wonderful doctors, of course.

But Momma said...

I haven't made any plans for the new year. We are waiting on God to tell us the direction we are going!

Leanne said...

One of my goals for this year is to run a half marathon in late summer or fall. I ran my first 5K a few months ago and want to reach a higher goal now. I don't think I'll ever want to run a marathon though. Oh, and I love the necklace and bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

I'm planning on starting a second blog and hopefully wearing some new jewelry with some precious names on it!

Alea said...

My resolutions are to 1. eat more chocolate, 2. play more games with my children, 3. spend more time apreciating my many blessings! Not necessarily in that order, though knowing me, probably in that order:D

heresthediehl said...

great bracelet!

this year, i'm going to do a better job meal planning...i used to be really good at it and slacked, and i hate scrambling at dinner time!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Love the jewelry! This year I'm planning on laughing more, loving more, and giving more.

Krystin said...

Okay, so that necklace is darling. Me thinks I want one :)
I stumbled upon your blog from another blog...crud, I started out searching where to find PUL fabric and several clicks later, I ended up on your blog :)
What would I like to do in the New Year???
Oh, gosh...I want to be a much better wife and mother. I need to focus on being a better example to my family and really teaching my kids (and myself) how to be all they can :)

CouponChic said...

Girl...
First...that necklace and bracelet are just too cute!
and for New Year's...
well, we live in Vegas...
and we just spend our night complaining about all the tourists in town, all the crazy neighbors who stay up all night popping fireworks...
but, we do just snuggle on the couch, watch movies, and TRY to stay up until midnight and smooch!
I hope you have a great New Year's!
Kathy

Kristen @ Moms Sharpening Moms said...

What an awesome giveaway! You know all the cool peeps...

Anyway, one of my main goals for the new year is to be less selfish and more others-oriented. This will especially be geared to my man. He is the most selfless person I know and I've been known to take advantage of this little fact. Bad, bad me!

Lee said...

finish up some misc scrapbooking projects
loose some weight
maybe get pregnant again

~love said...

to remember daily that my life is not my own. and act like it.

Kellie said...

I plan to have a baby, learn to be a mom of two, learn to rely on God a whole lot more than I do now since I don't know how to be a mom to two, and... take up running again in earnest after I'm no longer pregnant.

Little Lizard King said...

I want to organize all of our important dates on the computer calendar.

Sam said...

I would like to lose some weight and keep my house organized and clean.

se7en said...

I don't want to aim too high!!! Take more photographs, blog more... now that's the honest answer... I could say all sorts of noble things but honestly I intend to blog more - so much more!!!

Lori said...

In 2010 I *hope* to be a more intentional wife and mom. Be more present... that's my prayer, anyway! Thanks for the great giveaway - wishing you many blessings in the New Year!

Audrey said...

My husband and I have a very specific financial plan for 2010 that we plan to stick to and get as much debit paid off as we can.

JanMary said...

Happy New Year.

Not one for making resolutions but I plan to enjoy my kids are the stage they are NOW!

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your blog. I plan...as always...to read more. Real books.

Shoebotmom said...

How darling is that necklace!

Jennifer said...

I will be running in my very first marathon in january and taking my children to see snow for the first time in february and after that i resolve to take things a little slower the rest of the year!

Melissa R said...

My life has been crazy since June. With no foreseeable crazies coming up, I plan to get back to normal. Get back to me. I haven't seen me in months and am looking forward to it, as is my family!

shana said...

My goal/resolution is to drink only water and milk. I figure a good chunk of my calories come from super non-healthy {but yummy} beverages and that this might be a less complicated way to lose a little weight and be healthier.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Shana

content2be said...

I plan to make a price book of my pantry staples, so that I can determine instantly if a sale really is a bargain.

kristinevans said...

I am going to attempt reading the Bible through in 90 days! Woo-hoo! Can't wait to start tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

graduating from grad school!!

Nanette said...

Cut back on news/politics!!! It is making me crazy and in a bad mood most of the day!!!

Southern Gal said...

I plan on dusting off the old sewing machine and start sewing baby clothes for my first grandbaby due in
June. While I have it out I'm going to try my hand at some projects I've been eying for the past year. I can't wait!

Bonnie @ The Boatwright Family said...

Happy New Year! I love The Vintage Pearl but do not have any pieces yet. I love the necklace - what a keepsake!

This year I am in the middle of a weight loss journey that I'd like to see to the end. www.bbfitin2010.blogspot.com.

And more importantly, I am becoming a stay-at-home mom in a couple of months after working most of my almost 39 years. I am so looking forward to the change for our family!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Well, I plan to be more intentional and I'd like to read more :)

http://www.beautifulcalling.ca/2009/12/tut-being-intentional-2010-goals-link.html

Kathy said...

This year I want to know God more intimately. I want to love others the way God loves me. I want to show forgiveness the way He has forgiven me. I also want to put aside selfishness - the root of much sin in my life.

Enjoy reading your blog and love the jewelry!

Heather said...

This year I am ORGANIZING, right down to my underwear basket! Well, ok, I started with my underwear basket. But I'd like to see my dining room table for 98% of the time instead of having it only cleaned off for holidays.... and I've got my home organizer working, so everything else should just fall into place....

new2bento said...

I plan to spend the New Years with my mother recently widowed and my family. It will be a sweet and somewhat sad evening but we are blessed with the confidence that my Dad is waiting for us in heaven.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

My major goal is to be more diligent with the spiritual training of my children!

phasejumper said...

So excited-a giveaway!! This year we are celebrating my husband's 30th bday, paying off the car (only 3 more payments-Wahoo!), taking our first vacation without the in-laws and watching our son go to school for the first time (sniff.)! It will be a big year!

Pam said...

Happy New Year! I don't make resolutions, per say. But, I am constantly working on increasing in areas in my (and my family's) life. This year I want to focus on getting more nutrition (fruits and veggies) into our diet and making more things from scratch. Bread has been my most recent focus.

Thanks for the great give away!
Pam

Katie said...

I am so excited for this giveaway. I love the Vintage Pearl. My church is reading through the Bible Chronologically this year. I am looking forward to completing that goal.

Cassie said...

Oh, I love The Vintage Pearl and every.single.thing she makes. Sign me up for this giveaway for sure!! Happy New Year!

Linda Miller said...

I plan on trying to be a more patient person. :) Prayers so appreciated!

lmiller7@maine.rr.com

Southern Comfort said...

I plan to calm down and have a purpose for each day. I need to make a list!

melanie said...

we're ringing in the new year with friends in Chicago!

Laanykidsmom said...

I plan to exercise. The closer I get to 40, the more the pounds stay on!

Laura said...

I plan to...

Get better about attending church
Lose weight
Organize my house

Cassondra said...

I plan to start drinking green smoothies, losing 10-20 pounds by April for my 40th birthday, ans maintain my 4.0 GPA in college!!

R said...

I plan on slowing down, and enjoying my family and friends more. Less of an overachiever attitude for me & of course focus on JESUS more. Love, Love, Love the necklace.

Thanks so much,
Renea H,
Candler,NC

Sarah said...

I want to focus on my relationship with God, I plan to spend more time on my marriage and with my husband, as well as continuing to focus on our 4 kiddos instead of getting caught up in all the extra crap I have to do.

Linda said...

This year I'm going to make a greater effort to make sure I'm in the center of God's will all the time.

And take better care of myself.

Sandi said...

I plan to get some painting and organizing done around the house to make it a more pleasant place.

milissa said...

My New Year's Resolution is to eat a banana EVERYDAY. There are studies that say that people who eat bananas everyday are happier. I have a sensitive tummy and bananas are soothing to the tummy. Although those are excellent reasons to eat a banana everyday, the reason I made this resolution has to do with salt. Bananas are loaded with potassium and potassium helps you excrete salt. I LOVE salty snacks. Potato chips, popcorn, nuts, chocolate covered pretzels, cheese...you get the picture. I'm smart enough to know that I will not be able to give up all my salty snacks all year...but I can eat a banana everyday to help my body handle those snacks better. And plus...remember the first reason...people that eat bananas are happier...and who doesn't want to be happier?! :)

Tina said...

These are awesome - thank you. My plans for 2010 include giving God praise more. I let way too many opporutnities pass me by.

My e-mail is tina [at] narrowminded. us

Beth Shepherd said...

I need to start taking care of myself...I'm not getting any younger!

Rene said...

Usually every year my husaband and I make resolutions as to eating better, exercising, taking better care of ourselves. This year we are making parenting resolutions - how can we be better parents? what do our children need from us? are we parenting as God would instruct? where do we struggle as parents? This is a new one for us, but we only have them for such a short time.....

Nice giveaway!!!!

Ann Kelly Parkhurst said...

want to become a better mother and wife to the best boys in the world. I also want to better myself

C-re said...

I seem to have a lot of goals but one of the most important to me is to work on how I respond (verses react) to my children. The Simple Mom had a great post the other day and its been on my mind since I read it.

Respond more, react less.

hsing3kinder said...

Yea for giveaways!! I'm going to read through
the Bible in a year (and floss, cuz my dentist
said that needs to be my resolution!!).

Rhonda in OK said...

I am planning on puttering more, take good care of my hubby and home,
and spending more time talking to my Lord

amanda said...

In the new year, I'm going to continue working on my goal of being a healthier, more fit person, and keep working on our debt (we only have my student loans and our mortgage left!).

King of King's Princess said...

This year my new years resolution is to do a devotional daily and to work on my goal of becoming an at home mom. I need to spend more time with my Lord and learn to depend on Him.

Raelene said...

I just found your blog yesterday and absolutely love it. One thing I plan to do in 2010 is get more acquainted with your blog..LOL

Sharon said...

I plan to have lots of fun in the new year! sehudson2006@yahoo.com

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I plan on adopting a baby girl from China!

:)

ndisilvio @ gmail . com

Ashley said...

In 2010, I plan on becoming the best aunt the world has ever seen, and celebrating my first anniversary with my wonderful husband!

Sue D said...

Great giveaway. I plan on better organization this year--including the dreaded basement and attic.

Jennifer said...

I'm going to start running this year. Really. This year.

Leslie said...

In 2010 I plan to be the best version of me that I can be - pretty vague but my hope is that having this "mantra" will positively effect decisions regarding health/family/etc.

http://oursoftspottoland.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Continue with my schooling and use cash for most purchases, instead of the debit card.

mommagurl32 said...

This New Year I plan to homeschool my 4 boys (yikes) and read my entire Bible...2 VERY daunting tasks! Happy New Year to you!

Tammy Griffin said...

In this new year I plan to begin using words that are kinder and gentler. Words can hurt more than sticks & stones but words can also build and encourage-I'm choosing to build in 2010!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

In this new year, I'm working on being content. Not needing so much. Not wishing for something different (like a cleaner house). Not feeling the need to buy this or that. Just being happy with what I have, and those I love.

sclevenger said...

I'm going to lose 15 pounds in 6 months (way to shoot high, huh?) and learn to play piano. I've already started the second one - is that cheating? :)

Deb said...

I plan to get down to my pre-having kids weight, 128, but hopefully all the way to 125.(14 lbs. and keep it off) Kids are 16, 14 and 13!

Anonymous said...

I hope to complete another adoption. I would love to take the kids on a vacation in the fall.I will continue to homeschool my kids and seek God.
I love your blog.
Tammy
thetaylortribe@comcast.net

Molly said...

I plan to study hard and pass all my exams the first time. :-)

Jessica D. said...

nothing special. Getting together with friends, kids and all :D

MoosMama said...

I plan to budget my time better so I can do what needs to be done around the house, spend time with my baby boy and my husband but also make some time for myself.

Jamie said...

Love the necklace and bracelet! Not so original comment, but I do! I really do!

This year, hmmm... Well, sell a house, pack up said house, move to a different house (heretofore unknown) unpack, organize, paint, "Jamie-fy" it, etc. All while homeschooling. Shouldn't be too big of a challenge. *snort*

Also, I'd really like to be more spontaneous and fun with my kids and hubby. I need to lighten up a bit.

April said...

I plan on losing weight and spoiling my first grand daughter coming in March.

Danielle said...

I'm wanting to be more intentional, in my relationships, home-keeping, etc. Seems like things just "happen" to me. I want to make them happen on purpose :-)

Sara T said...

I plan to keep my patience during our house addition/remodel in 2010!

Sheila said...

Last year a blogger I read decided upon and blogged about a word for her year (terrible description, but that's why I READ blogs rather than write one). In any case, God has been laying the word obedience on my heart. Too many times, I have ignored things that I didn't understand or just didn't want to do. I want 2010 to be a year of obedience to God. I believe that I will be richly blessed by doing so.

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

I love, love, love that Eclectic Necklace...left several hints for the hubster for something like this...guess he didn't catch on.

In the new year, I'm not going to let my MS stop me from doing all the things I want to do. Mind over matter! I will not let MS get in my way!

Anonymous said...

Relax more. . . . and maybe use those yoga DVDs. melvan@omnitelcom.com

Lanie said...

That is such a great necklace!

In 2010 I am going to work on changing the aura in my household. Speak kindly, be gentle with one another... etc.

~Lanie

Leigh said...

Great giveaway! This year I am really going to lose my baby weight. Seriously. I've already started so hopefully this time it will stick!

Jeanette said...

I am taking charge of our grocery budget and going to try to cut it in half! I think over $1,000 a month is WAY to much and I'm not going to do it anymore!! My kids have been warned :}

Megan said...

I plan on starting to homeschool my oldest, lose weight and get rid of all the clutter in my house!

Pamela said...

My goal is not to worry as much. I realize that my health has taken a big hit because of the worry. My circumstances are not the greatest right now, but God, I know is in control. I want to rest more in His arms.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Poppyseed said...

I want to become more proactive and less reactive....most of the time I feel like I'm jumping on a roller coaster when I get out of bed in the morning and then being dumped back into bed at the end of a long day. With God's help, I plan to become more intentional in the things that I do/don't accomplish.

Traci said...

I plan to be more in control of my spirit. I get upset WAY too easily at such little, petty things. In turn, this will make me a much better wife and mom.

Katypie said...

My plan for the new year is to enjoy my family, friends, and life as much as I can! Life is too short... and once my boyfriend graduates in May, and gets a job - who knows where we'll end up!!

Surviving the Smiths said...

Read the Bible, again - from beginning, cover to cover, I got a new Devotional Bible for Christmas, and already started! In addition have weekly devotionals with my kids.

Actually use the Wii Fit I got for Christmas!

Susan said...

My plan for the next year is to stress less and give it to God more. I would also like to plan on winning more give aways. (hehe)

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

I plan on toning up and be realistic when it comes to goals. ;)

Anonymous said...

I plan to enjoy life more and take things in stride.

Suzie
sukyee28@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

I want to sleep more - I think I was sleep deprived for most of 2009!!!

MommaJen said...

I plan to be content with where I am and who I am.

thanks for the opportunity to win!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

2010? I plan to write more, continue exercising, and TRAVEL. (Oh, and get my first child enrolled in college--yikes!)

The Clines said...

Beautiful necklace!
I plan to organize, organize, organize the house, especially the basement and garage. Happy New Year!

The Halbert Home said...

I plan to witness to lost family members by practicing hospitality and having them over monthly for dinner.

Anne said...

In the short term, I"m going to Rome! And long term, to practice patience more often.

Tonya said...

What an awesome giveaway....thanks!!!

In the new year, I plan to do something that is very intimidating for this 35yr old....go back to school!

bethzheart said...

I know these resolutions well...they are escentially the same ones I make every year. The good news is that I accomplish a little more each year so I see progress. I want to continue to seek God and grow in my passion for Him. I want to love people like God loves them. Oh yeah, & I want to continue to work towards a healthy lifestyle for me & my family.

Superchikk said...

I want to find little ways to be a better wife and mom...simple things that make a big impact. I think winning this necklace would be a great start! :)

bethzheart said...

I know these resolutions well...they are escentially the same ones I make every year. The good news is that I accomplish a little more each year so I see progress. I want to continue to seek God and grow in my passion for Him. I want to love people like God loves them. Oh yeah, & I want to continue to work towards a healthy lifestyle for me & my family.

Erica said...

I plan to spend more time pouring into my husband and children and to think about and spend less time on myself. I plan to do more for others in Jesus' name. I plan to read God's Word more, because this year that was kind of dismal. And when I spend more time with Him, I'm pretty sure the spending more time on others will come more naturally.

Kaleena said...

I plan on losing some weight abd spending more time with my kids. I plan to take them on more trips and doing more family activities with them:)

Anonymous said...

I plan to take a vacation w/my family. we had to miss it last year and were all bummed.

Love the necklace

Robbin
acbmom99@yahoo.com

Nony said...

How gorgeous is that necklace? I'm continuing my quest for order in my home this year. I've come a long way, but have soooo far to go. My resolution is to find "a place for everything." If I can't find a place for it, out it goes!

--Nony (a slob comes clean)

Dana said...

I would love to enter :) That necklace and bracelet are beautiful!
My resolution is to eat a gluten free
diet, in hopes that it will help with my health problems :)


Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Dana
d09@goldingers.com

rebecca said...

My plans are to lose this baby weight... it's driving me crazy!!



rebeccakatzer at gmail dot com

em-jay said...

I would love to get to bed earlier so I'm not so tired each day! Thanks for the chance at such a beautiful giveaway.

T with Honey said...

This year Honey and I are going to actively explore the possibility of moving closer to my family. We, er, I've been talking about it ever since we moved to New England but never seriously did anything about it. Princess will be in 1st grade two years from now and if we're going to move I'd rather do it before then.
The problem is that where we live now is a whole lot better than back home - with the exception of our family. But being close to family we love and that loves us is more important than schools, crime rate, job availability and cost of living, right?

Mrs. McFadden said...

Our family is going to Disney World the first week of January. I guess you could say we are starting our New Years off with a bang as well!

Meredith said...

I plan on running a 5k sometime this summer and a half marathon on my 34th birthday...that's a BIG deal - I don't run!!!! Happy New Year! Thanks for a FAB giveaway!

blessdtwice said...

I am doing the Read the Bible in 90 days Challenge. Even if I don't make it in 90 days, I am determined that this is the year,I read the entire bible straight through!

I want to run a 10K this year. I did (3) seperate 5 k's last year so I think I CAN!!

I am giving up fried foods. (NO french fries or Chick-fil-a! THAT is going to be HARD!) I have GOT to loose some more weight though...

And my "key word" for the year is "CHOOSE" As in "choose this day whom you will serve" and "Mary has chose the better part"...I want to Choose to spend more time intentionally with my kids. I want to Choose the right foods for my body. I want to choose to move and exercise like God designed our bodies to do...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

1inCollege1inDiapers said...

I'm planning on getting organized, finishing up my remodel in the kitchen, planning on screaming til I can't scream any longer, plan on having a good cry and then plan on having a better year.

Bloggin' Mama said...

My only "resolution" is to continue to do the best I can with my 3 kids while my husband is in Iraq.

Clark Family said...

In 2010 I would like to finally stop living in fear and always tring to control things that arent in my control. I want to Love, play and enjoy life. This year I turn 35 and for years I said that I would cry and feel old. But instead I want to look 35 in the face and be thankful for the 35 years I've had and look forward to another 35 plus!

The Manic Mommy said...

2010 I am going to lose weight! Starting tomorrow morning I start P90x, which is an extremly hard (but hurts sooo good) work out known to melt pounds off in a 3 month time span! 24lbs! And to keep up with my fitness blog (icommit2befit.blogspot.com) and my personal blog!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

longbrakeliving said...

In 2010 I plan to welcome my first child! I guess I don't exactly have a choice about it at this point, he/she is coming whether I'm ready or not!

barcak flock said...

This year I plan on taking another mission trip to Mexico, and maybe staying awhile...

Lisa C said...

I'm going to continue my "get fit" challenge I started this fall.

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