January Inspirations- Welcome 2013!!

Welcome 2013!!  Boy oh boy, do I have BIG plans for you.  And what better way to get those plans set in motion than a nice visual...so behold! My January Inspirations!

A short list of where I would like 2013 to go...

1. A new mantra to put me in a good place each day:

2.  Home improvements:
I have a long list of things that need to be done around here (new floors, interior paint, new coffee table and rug just to name a few).  This picture along with all my interior design boards are a major source of inspiration for me.  Without a doubt, you will be seeing more gray, white and black in my home this coming year.  Love!

3. Refine my personal style:
I just did a major closet overhaul and donated every last thing that I haven't worn at least several times in the past six months.  I was the most ruthless as I have ever been in there.  My husband did the same. Now we can actually see the closet floor!  I look forward to filling in the gaps with items that I have mindfully and carefully selected, not just on-the-fly sale items (my weakness).  This outfit from Sincerely Jules embodies the exact direction I am going: casual with a bit of pop and edge, and comfortable and versatile enough for the life of a busy mom.  You will for sure see lots of that coming into play here on the blog!

4. Try that DIY:
I have a ridic amount of DIY's I have been meaning to try. I'm going to try my best to get on that, because it truly brings me great joy being creative.  This wine cork heart is high on the list!

5. Entertain more:
I let my lack of skills in the kitchen really get in the way of having more get-togethers.  I love having people over, and need to just go for it more often and not worry about the imperfections.  I once read about a couple who had an open-door policy every Friday evening for cocktail hour.  All their friends knew that they could drop in and there would be a few hors d'oeuvres and drinks to be had.  I just love that idea and would like to incorporate it at least once a month.  A great way to justify more cocktail supplies (which is quickly becoming an obsession)!

I'd love to hear what you have in store for 2013!  Do you have any similar goals?  Let's chat!


  1. Love all your "directions" for 2013! Cute style all around. I love that you were ruthless in your closet...that's the best way to do it I think! Happy New Year!

  2. Love the cork idea!!


  3. I love your New Year mood board, what a good idea! I am with you on the black/white/grey and the closet purge. Those two things bring me a lot of joy these days! And I too always feel like I should entertain more, and then I don't :/ I don't know why but I would like to change that. You are inspiring me!

  4. I totally identify with everything in this post! Especially the worrying about imperfections when hosting. And my DIY to-do list is pretty out of control. Love this list!