Sunday, January 10, 2016


Do you have any New Year's goals? 

I don't like to use the word, "resolutions".

I feel like this word can be cliché and sounds a bit intimidating and demanding. 

We all have goals though, and what better time to make a plan for achieving them than in the start of a new year?? ;-)

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Here are some of mine:

1) Simplify my weekends and my life by spending more time in town. (Don't get me wrong...I love to travel, but I've been on the road so much in the last year!)

2) Continue to work on me and Nel's Traveling Teddy project, and submit to more children's literary agents. (See our previous post for more information.)

3) Last, but certainly not least, walk down the aisle and marry the love of my life!

4) Oh...and I mustn't on looking amazing in my wedding dress. ;-)

What do you have planned for the new year?



R's Rue said...

That's great

Latane Barton said...

Admire your list but I never make resolutions then I don't have to feel guilty when I break them.

Susie said...

Jess, I have no doubt that you are going to look gorgeous in your wedding dress. :) I am hoping to lose some weight, get more know something other than housework. LOL. Hello to your sweet mom , blessings to all, xoxo,Love Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a wonderful year you are going to have! Getting married is one of life's greatest joys! I think it's good to plan for things we wish for our lives, but I'm not a resolution gal....just a planner. Have a lovely day. ♥

20 North Ora said...

I don't do resolutions - I call mine goals. I usually don't complete all of them, but try. I try to make a list of goals the first of every month and just work month by month.

Congratulations on your wedding plans. I'm sure you will be a gorgeous bride.


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I think your 2016 will be filled with enchantment and all your goals will be met. Have fun with all your plans.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Jess and company, I think to always have goals is so much better than trying to start any. Just live as a goal-oriented soul! YEP, today I am HOME. We stayed home yesterday with the exception of going out in the freezing cold to get groceries, together. But today we are enjoying the silence of home over tea, books and each others' laughter. ENJOY working toward the childrens' book venue! Anita

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Goals are a great word. We are on a diet again. When we will learn? It's been cold here, no snow as of yet. I am missing those lovely pots of soup. Next moth, we shall be off the diet. I am loving the silence as well and the clean slate we have after Christmas. Happy Sunday. xo

somewhere on the avenue said...

No resolutions for me, just a few 'promises'. I'm going to start a "personal journey" journal starting on Feb 1st (my birthday) and see where it takes me :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Jess,
I see nothing but bliss this year for you... Wishing you the best with all your dreams, wishes and goals..
A warm hello to your mom.

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Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Sweetie,
I don't do resolutions much myself, but marrying the love of your life sounds pretty good to me...lOL...And I bet you will be gorgeous in your wedding dress,just like the swan in your post.
I want to thank you for the comment in Celeste's blog. Yes it is Me Marie from Creations by Marie Antoinette...lOL...I don't blog much anymore.I let Sherry take my blog over...With all the new stuff, they have...I just don't understand any of it and I am not even able to visit most of my old bloggers friends.
Anyway...I just want to thank you for the sweet comments you left. I can tell you this though...Celeste is just as sweet as she sounds on her blog.And just as beautiful. She is a wonderful friend.Sherry is also a wonderful friend...sherry came to visit me on the Grand Opening of my village(WhitmanVille Christmas Village) and Celeste was there for the last showing...They made it such a special time for me.they are the sister's I never had.
I want to wish you a most wonderful life ,A wonderful marriage...And remember...Men are not perfect...LOL...You have to give them a little lead way...
my village has it's own Face book ,so you can keep up with it...
Blessings to you and yours always,

Debby Ray said...

How exciting...your wedding! I'm sure you will look amazing :)

Red Rose Alley said...

TEDDY! THERE YOU ARE!!!! Keep working at the book project, Jess. It sounds like a great idea. : )

Carla from The River said...

I am excited for the Teddy Project. What a great idea.

I am also excited for the wedding. :-) Please keep us posted on how things are progressing. I love the photo of your love holding you and your shoes are so fun.
xx oo

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful things to look forward to and a good guideline for improving the quality of your life in the coming year. My goal this year is to get outside in the garden more, for exercise and fresh air, and of course, beautiful flowers! All the best to you in this exciting new year, Jess! xo Karen

Dee said...

Hi Jess, I really love that picture of the two of you and I know how excited you must be about your upcoming wedding... :)

The only goal I have for the new year is to make 2016 even better than the year before. Have a lovely week... :)

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Teresa said...

Well, just two really. Make sure I don't miss your point three and I'm so sure that 4 won't be a problem. ;)
And 2016 will have a (new) Luckiest Man on Earth!
I like your resolutions. I must say I don't plan ahead nothing. I just go with the surf and then I marvel for what I achieve without expecting or planning and put on hold what might have been but isn't quie.
Love the pictures in your post. 2016 Starts with a Bang for Red Rose Alley and all of you.
Take Care of yourself, Pretty Girl!

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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Thank you so much for wandering over to meet Lollipop! She was such a joy to work on.. I still have that song in my head.. haaa. Yes, I believe it was in the 50's.. I too, love the era.
Have a great week.

Susan said...

Hello Jess....Oh, what an exciting year you are going to have! I'm so happy for you.

Sheri, thanks so much for your kind visits and comments. Love them. I'm always so happy when I see you have stopped by. Hugs to all! Susan

a writing place said...

No resolutions here. Actually I've never made such.

Yours sound wonderful. Especially the marry one.

But please.

Don't bother your pretty head about "working" on looking amazing, in your wedding dress. All brides look amazing.

And anyway....

He fell in love with _you_. Why ever should you "work" on changing anything?

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, may all your dreams come true. Your plans are incredible and I know you will be stunning on your wedding day. Happy year one day at a time!!

Hi Sheri, wishing you a beautiful week sweet friend. xo

Lowcarb team member said...

2016 is just going to be a brilliant year for you ... what a fabulous photo of the two of you, love the way the sun appears to!

All the best Jan