New Year's Resolutions (10 for 2010)

Do you have any New Year's resolutions? We usually like to sit down New Years Eve and write down what we accomplished this past year and what we'd like to accomplish in the new year. It's a fun exercise which creates a lot of discussion and puts a positive outlook for the year ahead. Here's a fun take on it (handmade/vintage style).

No. 1. Take risks

Love by Sweet Harvey


No. 2. Have fun

Vintage New Year's noisemakers from 5gardenias


No. 3. Be happy

Happy Happy by Farouche

No. 4. Make dreams a reality

One day we're going to live in Paris by Katie Gariepy

No. 5. Write more often


Notecards from Pistachio Press


No. 6. Tell friends they are amazing

Card by a. favorite design




No. 7. Create more

Make a Flip Book by Petite Press


No. 8. Float away for a day

Float (fine art photo) by girlhula


No. 9. Don't let the weather get you down

Recycled silver post earrings tinahdee


No. 10. Be more organized


DIY Planner by Droplet

Jan Halvarson

27 comments:

ibb said...

I think I will share with you, more or less 8-9 points. I will like to add, Love and be loved. And a bit of travell in and out your place. Read a bit more.
Have a great new year.

Crystalyn Kae said...

ditto! and I would add "stretch" to the list, too! love it!

Ange said...

Laugh deep belly laughs
and yep - stretching a bit more would be good ;-)
Goodness - the possiblities are endless. Lovely choices!

Knotted Nest said...

Great list. Some of those were already on my 2010 goals! Having Fun is definitely at the top.

Happy New Year!

deleilan said...

All of these are excellent resolutions, and I love the photos illustrating them!
Now, to put them into practice...

The Childlike empress said...

gosh you make new year resolutions sounds so easy!

Sweet Harvey said...

Hi Jan - fantastic resolutions and thank you SO much for including my love tags in your article ;-)

nichole said...

Great list, and picks!

abby try again said...

Ah, yes! Here, Here!
What a great list. Thanks for sharing, dude.
You are F#$%ing amazing.

jamieofalltrades said...

I love that Happy Happy print. Thanks for introducing me to that Etsy work.

Kristen said...

I love your resolutions and the photographs that go with them. My New Years resolution is to live handmade and know more about what I am buying and who I am buying it from. In commitment to this resolution I have started learning to sew! Wish me luck...

Ashley said...

Yes, yes and yes. Those have all been added to my list. Love it!!

Audrey Marie said...

wow i love this post :)

andrea said...

oh jan. I love this post. and not just because you featured one of my polaroids. (thank you, by the way)

xo

Jackie Kersh said...

sweet collection...

jan said...

thanks you guys and andrea - it's an andrea-esque post isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Neat list! This year, well, technically next year, my #1 resolution is to be more frugal. Figure I'm off to a good start after canning my old cell phone company and signing up with StraighTalk. I'll be saving about $500 next year!!! Hooray for that. Let's see what other cost cutting ideas I come up with :)

cerealjoe said...

Lovely list!

nesting.emily said...

Wonderful list and i like what others have added too.
What we do at new years is we write on a piece of paper something we would like to say good-bye to (ex. fear, stress, my job) and we burn it in a bowl while focusing on letting it go. Then we dump the ashes in the snow to be cleaned away. Then we take another piece of paper and write what we would like to say hello to in the new year (like your list). You can do what ever you want with that piece of paper- whatever feels right. It's a nice tradition for us : )

Adina said...

Niiiiiice!

Prospero año nuevo!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

I'm pretty much in love with those earrings.

In the new year, I promise to learn patience!

glam.spoon said...

great list! to that I will only add... slow down. happy new year!

jan said...

nesting emily - nice tradition! thanks for sharing!

Luis said...

I posted your post as link to say BUON ANNO to all my friends: I agree 100% ...happy new year GG

RAWStudio said...

Thanks to your link, I checked out the Pistachio Press shop - Gorgeous papers! Thank you!

Mitzi Curi said...

I like the idea of reviewing all of the past year's accomplishments before making new resolutions. One year ago, I was wishing I could start my own blog, and last February I started writing and now I'm clicking away like there's no tomorrow!

Your resolutions are fun and original, and I might adopt a few for myself!

lyndsay said...

thank you thank you for this. you constantly provide inspiration... i am bookmarking this right now!
xo

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