For the past ten-twelve years now, in some forum or another on the internet I’ve been posting about the new year and how it will be better than the year before…. or how I hope it will be anyway. This past year has absolutely been my best year yet. And I have high hopes for the next one. I’m nervous and excited for things to come, because really, the possibilities are endless, and no matter what is going on, it is what you make of it. (I just have to make it.)
I’m joining in with a really wonderful group of ladies this coming new year’s post for a place to connect and inspire each other and our 2014 goals. This is my first link up ever— hosting or even joining— but I’m really pushing myself to try new things at least once (except maybe roller-coasters—– I still have zero desire to ever try that). &&These women are really great, making it a bigger joy and reason to experience this with them. 
You can check out each of the amazing women for yourself:
&&ohdeardrea too 😉 

We’ll be asking (and talking about):
1. What is something you want to change, or a goal you want to set for the New Year, and what is your plan for making it happen?
2. Many people choose a word to reflect on, live by, or aspire to for the New Year. Let us know your word, how you decided upon it, and how you hope to incorporate it into 2014.

3. I will make 2014 count by…

Next friday, January 3rd I we will all be sharing our new year posts with our thoughts and answers. If you’d like to join in and share answers and posts, you can link up to any one of the six blogs in the mix. And since our posts will be interlinked, your posts will be shared on all six different sites 🙂 

I’m excited and looking forward to connect with these women as well as my readers and all the new people joining it. It’s never a bad thing to celebrate and inspire each other 😉 I’m looking forward to new goals and new experiences in 2014 and I hope you are too 🙂
ps. we’ll be using the hashtag #making2014count on instagram (and all social networks for that matter) if you’d like to join in there too 🙂  
Have a great weekend everyone!
*this photo taken the day after my sparkle party. a house and self covered in glitter madness. 


  1. I am excited to do this and I'm already seriously considering what things I want to change/improve next year. Happy 2014, Drea!

  2. Definitely doing this and excited about the #making2014count hashtag on Instagram. I'm addicted to Instagram and hashtagging so this will be motivation for me. ^_^

  3. Definitely doing this and excited about the #making2014count hashtag on Instagram. I'm addicted to Instagram and hashtagging so this will be motivation for me. ^_^

  4. This might actually get me thinking and writing about this! With a new baby coming in March, I feel like there are soo many things that I want to apply in 2014, but focusing on just one or two is just what I will need.

  5. hello. is there a book you would recomend on cooking or nutrition? and a suggestion…maybe you could have a section/link on this, things you like and were they are sold. sorry if you already have but I couldn't find it…happy new year!

    • hi!

      I did this post FOR-EV-ER ago with some links

      but if you're looking for a more specific type of book, let me know!

      Also, what kind of things? clothing? home goods? I have things scattered. I did have a book section up forever ago, but it's not a bad idea to add one again… I'm just never certain what kind of things people are interested, but if you let me know, I'm sure I can add it in as a resolution to get it together 😉

  6. oh, looks like it could be exciting! 2014 is gonna be amazing by the way! Best year yet! Love making goals and also being nosy and reading other people's goals, so I can't wait for the post!

    • "being nosy" I think you mean…. "finding ideas in others goals" 😉

      no… I totally like being nosy about it too.