Wednesday, December 30, 2009

new year declarations

I have declared to my family that 2010 will be THE YEAR OF FUN (thank you, Rock Band) as well as THE YEAR OF THE CITY (kicked off by a day trip to Philly)!

Let's see how some first ideas fit the bill for my DECLARATIONS!


+ = for sure
- = not so much

I want to . . .

Photo source:
Go to Tinsel Trading Company in New York City
+ The Year of Fun + The Year of the City
So far, so good

Show the boys around Boston
+ The Year of Fun + The Year of the City
We'll save this one for warmer weather

Continue to make pretty things
+ The Year of Fun - The Year of the City
Could also be called Continue to waste matches

Photo source: Sugar*Sugar
Transform the Girlie Office into more of a Girlie Studio
+ The Year of Fun - The Year of the City
But we'll still call it the Girlie Office

Pursue being published for something creative even if it's kind of out of my league
+ The Year of Fun - The Year of the City
This would be fun enough to count for both declarations

Photo source: Country Living
Add some curb appeal to our home
+ The Year of Fun - The Year of the City
I love my town and so I am very okay with this being a - for The Year of the City

Lose weight
- The Year of Fun - The Year of the City
Portion control, you say?

Thank you for staying with me on this kind of punchy post. Thank you also very much for your heartfelt and encouraging comments on my previous post. xo

From my cottage to yours, warmest wishes for a New Year filled with health, happiness, good times and fun adventures!



Unknown said...

Wow! Is that really a picture from your girly office or a wannabe photo? It sure is super fab n' shab! Okay that sounds really corny, but it just came out when I was writing this comment "fab n' shab" LOL! Okay anyway Happy New Year to you, too and I sure hope 2010 really is the year of fun for you and for me! :)
~TattingChic ♥

Elyse said...

a wannabe photo: it's analise's studio. see link to sugar*sugar at photo credit.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i want a girl office too! hehehehe.. love your match boxes! yummy sweet delicious!

Happy New Year Elyse and many many happy returns!

Diane Mars said...

Everything sounds perfect, and I know you will achieve all your New Years Goals. Hugs, Diane

cupcake studio said...

Wishing you many blessings in the new year! Have a happy one!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

We are going to incorporate family game nite into our routine. Okay, maybe not every nite, but even a hand of cards is something. and I am preparing one wall in the tv room for my little work area. I took down the small Christmas tree yesterday and when husband came home, he said "something is missing here, it's too open" -- I told him I am making room for my desk (which I haven't found yet) and will have shelves on both sides for all my supplies. I am making it my own. Need to get more organized and have a place to work. That's my goal! good luck with all your goals for 2010. Blessings Tammy (PS, I wondered where all the matches were going -- maybe you could make a little mouse cottage :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy & Blessed New Year darling.

Wishing you and yours good health, much happiness and vast fortune in the new year.

Love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

I've wondered about those poor little matches... ☺

~ HUG ~

All things nice... said...

Oh that's a lovely post, your girly office looks so pretty and your entrance porch. Wishing you all the best for 2010.

All things nice...

Theresa said...

I have lots of "gonna dos" in 2010! Not really resolutions,,, just gonna do:) Have a blessed day dear Elyse! I wish you a Happy New Year filled with everything you want it to be! Hugs from Georgia!

Lori said...

Elyse, i want to go to tinsel trading too!!! SO much!!! Happy New Year to You:)

Jen Kershner said...

Sounds like a great plan for the new year! I know you can do anything you put your mind to.

Anonymous said...

Tinsel Trading Co. has been at the top of my "When I Win the Lottery" list for years and years. If you go, please oh please share tons of pics! :)
Love your 'What's In for 2010' list, Elyse! Happy New Year!

Melinda said...

Sounds like fun. Sometimes life gets too serious and we all need to have more fun!

Hasppy New Year to You.


koralee said...

Such a lovely list! have added to my list..I so want to visit Tinsel Trading Company next time in NYC!!!! How did I ever miss it? Thank you my friend for your sweet always brighten my day when I come to visit..sending you oooooodles of love for 2010!

Terri said... have some great new year's resolutions! You are definitley going to achieve those...I've always said I saw you published in a great magazine! I wish Mary Englebreit's Home Companion was still around...I could see you in that! I want to go to Tinsel Trading too! what a beautiful store!
On the rose note...I have had sick kiddos here so the rose post is once again! Happy New Year...Terri

Anonymous said...

Elyse sounds like a wonderful 2010 planned!! I stopped with new years resolutions years ago and you can see why by my 2009 want to get done list and how many got accomplished- nada- zero- ! No less for loosing weight or something like that! Yikes!

I do love that girlie office picture and if I made a wish it would to get my craft things to look like that!!

Sure have enjoyed getting to know you this year and look forward to what 2010 brings!

Praying your 2010 brings many more pretty memories!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh Elyse you crack me up.You know you are my blogland BFF! And its because you are so real and encompass the same passions and struggles that I do (new years resolutions). I dont have to write my list now I can ditto yours! Thanks for a year of fun posts that are so beautiful and full of inspiration.

Jessi Nagy said...

hey sweet doll
i know you will tackle this list with valor!!!
Happy New years!!
heres to 2010!!

Claudia said...

Oh yes, that is one gosh darn great list!

Tinsel Trading - are we still going to try to organize some sort of blogger get-together in NYC? I'm still game - maybe in the spring?

Boston, Boston - I still haven't been back there, but I keep wanting to take Don. He's never been. By the way, you asked me when I lived there and it was from 1988 - 1993. Were you hanging out there then?

Philadelphia - from 1983-1988. Love that city!

I have the same dream of getting Artful Blogging, maybe - or Somerset Life. AB sounds more realistic, since I am not quite as creative as SL profilees!

Happy New Year, my friend!


Brenda Pruitt said...

You manage to get a lot done, so I can see you marking these things off your to-do list pretty quick!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love this post and may all your dreams come true sweetheart! I believe they will (sprinkling fairyblogmother "glitter" dust all over your post!)

Have a cozy New Years Eve with the kids and lots of smooches with hubby!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Elyse!!! What wonderful goals you have for the new year girl! I love them all ~ your new fairy door and light are so precious, I'm drooling over them!! and the test tubes you received for your swap gift are wonderful....I wanted to wish you a very happy and blessed new year!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Elyse; I truly hope that your New Year bring's you great Joy, and get to do what you have on your list.... Love the swap pretties you received,, they are gorgeous...
Happy New Year's Eve.


Anonymous said...

I'm loving your New Year declarations :) and looking forward to more from your blog this year in 2010...

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
All of your New Year Declarations sound like fun! The losing weight part is the hardest for me, but I am going to try my best this year. I always enjoy seeing your creative endeavors and love the decorative match boxes, so cute! Happy New Year to you and your family! Vicki

stefanie said...

I am with you...a year of fun!!!! loving all your ideas...except the losing weight...aghhhhhh, soooo hard!!! have a wonderful New Year!!!!

debi said...

Wow! I'm so with you on most of the things you've listed. Stop by and pick me up when you go to Tinsel Trading, won't you? LOL

LiLi M. said...

A very happy and healthy 2010 to you and your family Elyse! Hope you reach all these goals and more! I was so lucky to visit Tinsel Trading Company in 2009!

Unknown said...

Elyse, what wonderful ideas for the coming year. Visiting Tinsel is so much fun, and sharing Boston with your boys is the best.

Happy New Year, I hope the coming year brings you every happiness.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Good luck with all your goals this year, Elyse! Happy New Year! Twyla

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Elyse!

Love your intentions! Stop by---would love to see the chair YOU would make!

love, kelee

♥Frann♥ said...

Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I'm with you on the losing weight and the making pretty things! I haven't made anything for an entire year! Thanks to a hard pregnancy and taking care of my sweet baby boy. I can't wait to get back into the fun of creating this year!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

P.S. Happy New Year!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Elyse.......

Oh made me laugh! I loved this post.......punchy or not.

Warm New Year Blessings,

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm with you on averything! Tinsel Trading company...what a dream!

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