I’m not big on resolutions- mainly because I NEVER follow through on them.
And they’re always so predictable. Not too many people come up with original resolutions, perhaps because we humans share so many flaws. But this year I vow to be different, not in what I desire to change, but in resolve- I WILL DO THIS!


Here goes nothing. And I challenge you each to hold me accountable.

Live Local

From shopping for gifts, to finding better deals on local food, I plan to live locally this year. I’ll try to steer clear of Amazon, Walmart, and Target, and shop the cute stores that flank Main Street just two blocks away.

I’d also like to find local sources for our dairy products, one of my tot’s largest forms of protein. Finding a local meat source would be an added bonus.

I want to start working on a garden plot. I’m thinking it’ll be a raised, box type structure since we’re renting. Either way, I want to find ways to grow, preserve, and store my own food to increase our self sustainability.

I feel I’ll be spending a lot of time on Pinterest for the above resolution.


I keep a clean house. I DO NOT keep an organized home. And I HATE HATE HATE it. I can’t ever find what I’m looking for, and it drives me bananas.

I’ve started organizing over the last two weeks, but I have SO FAR to go. I want to be hyper organized, with towels, linens, and clothes organized perfectly by size and color. I want the gazillion chargers laying in various baskets throughout the house to be organized somehow. I want my socks to be matched instead of thrown in the sock basket. I want to be able to find things in my pantry, refrigerator, etc. I want the toys relegated to bins, and certain rooms (though that’s not likely to happen). And I want my tot to grow into an organized human. At this moment, he is not. Fail.

Again, Pinterest will come in handy.

Let Go

I refuse to be consumed in the year 2014 by that which I cannot change. Instead, I will do my best to live up to the role God has given me, be a better witness and example to the power of His love and grace, and live IN the now and FOR the future.


In case you hadn’t realized, I LOVE to write. And I like to think I’m pretty good at it. Heck, I’ve been published twice! With a little luck 2014 will see the completion of my book. At more than 1/2 way finished it SHOULD be obtainable. Then again, it’s been 1/2 way finished for A LONG TIME.

I plan to write more on this little blog. I find it humbling that so many (46,000) of you visit me here. And I feel like I let you down when I take mini-breaks. But I promise, 2014 will be a better blogging year. I do, just in case you still didn’t know, love each of you so very much.

So, that’s it. I’ve got a lot of work to do. And you know what? I’m looking forward to it.

2014 will be a good year- I just know it!


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  3 comments for “1.1

  1. Anne
    January 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    I’ve made a few resolutions as well. I’d like to loose weight, strengthen my family bonds, and get out more. Lovely post. Love you from the UK!

  2. Frances
    January 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Nice resolutions. I too would like to see you write more. I didn’t make any resolutions this year. Probably should have. But didn’t.

  3. Teresa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Good luck with all of that. I’d love to see you blog more! I love reading your posts. Personally, I’d like to loose a few lbs., but that’s not likely. hehe

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