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New Year’s Resolutions and The Monthly Meet Up!

Happy 2016!

We practically chased and danced our way into the New Year.  These kids, I tell ya!  They’re hilarious!

On New Year’s Eve, Jon and I took the kids to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner.  I won a gift card at my family’s Christmas party and we thought we’d make use of it on New Year’s Eve.

It was delicious.

I had previously purchased hats, light-up glasses, silly string and poppers for our own little par-tay with the kiddos.  The kids got a kick out of everything.  In fact, Henry and Eliza wore their hats out to dinner and Henry also walked into the restaurant wearing his awesome light-up glasses.  It was awesome.  I really didn’t think they’d care for all the stuff, but they loooooved everything and they owned it…..oooooohh….did they own it!

After dinner, we picked up some ice cream from the drive-thru for dessert…because…well, gluttony.

Once home, we then had a dance party and chased each other around the house.

The kids were in bed by 9:00 p.m. and then Jon and I sat on the couch, enjoyed a few adult beverages and clicked the channel back and forth from football to multiple New Year’s Eve celebrations.

As for New Year’s Day, we were super lazy.  We watched more football.  Michigan won!  Yay for that.  Go Blue!  I took down all the Christmas decor *sigh* and I never put in my contacts or put on makeup.  #winning

As for right now, I’m finally sitting down to write this post that I was supposed to have done on New Year’s Eve.  Yikes!  So much for a punctual resolution, eh?

Soooo…as you may or may not know…

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for The Monthly Meet Up.  I thought it’d be a perfect time to tell all ya’ll my goals/resolutions for the year.  Normally, I’d tell you just my monthly goals, but apparently my brain can only focused on long-term goals at the moment.

My girl, Sara, from The Hayes Homestead, and I host a monthly link up every month (which I’m sure will take off in 2016 *wink*) centered around your monthly goals.  It can be about anything.  Any kind of goal.  Join us, I promise you’ll have a blast!

First thing is first.  Just like anything fun, we’ve gotta have some rules.  Ours are short and sweet:

1.  Link back to us – copy and paste our linky button on your post – we want your friends to join in on the fun, too.
2.  Follow us!  We’d love to connect with you, and you to connect with each other.
3.  We challenge you – visit, comment and follow at least four other partiers.  Are you up for the challenge?
4.  By posting, you give us permission to feature an image or post on our blog(s).  We’ll always give you credit and post links back, don’t you worry!

Time to par-tay!

Here we go!  Grab a water, if your resolution is to drink more water, or grab some vino if you’ve already given up on your water resolution and please join us!

*Prepare yourself, some of this may sound cheesy, but it’s really how I want this year to unfold.

You’ve been warned!  😉


Be more intentional with my time.
live less out of habit and more out of intent:


Be more patient.
Pinned By #TheLifeLinesStudio www.facebook.com/TheLifeLinesStudio.:

Give back.

...I fully believe that our only "job" on earth is to feel good. The higher we vibe, the more we contribute to the healing of the world. #selflove #lifecoaching:


Step it up on my fitness.

► Sweat, Smile & Repeat. An original typography design print by Victoria Breton. $22 on Etsy.:


Eat healthier.

There is more than 1 piece to the puzzle:


Organize.  Organize.  Organize.

A Fabulous Fete: get tidy // printable:


Be a more loving, listening and understanding wife.

Wherever You Are Is My Home. Letterpress Art Print | Sycamore Street Press:


Restoration of my faith.
worry ends when faith begins..:

Welp, there you have it (see, a bit of cheese in there?)!  I’m ready for this year!

Let’s do it!

Happy New Year’s Eve, Eve! Here’s hoping that everyone has an incredible year ahead of them! Start it off with this free printable.:

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year, people!

Marie 🙂

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