Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Goals, A Prize, & Happy Birthday!

The month of December always gets people thinking about next year: a clean slate, a fresh perspective, a slimmer waistline ;) Even those of us who think new year's resolutions are pointless can't help but ponder the future and look back on the year that was. I guess it's only natural that as time passes, we want to progress. If you had a wonderful year, consider yourself blessed and hopefully the momentum will continue. If you had a so-so year or a horendous one, I hope that January 1st brings you the promise for brighter days!

I try not to make too many resolutions, and I actually will just name these goals instead since that is really what they are. Everybody needs some of those! I decided to not only write these down on paper, but actually type them here on my blog. Maybe then I can be held a little more accountable. I need to be reminded sometimes!

So here are my goals for 2011 in no particular order:

1) I will take more fashion risks. Nothing too outlandish, but enough to push my sensibilities and move my style forward. I think we are always evolving in terms of what we like and what we don't, what we will wear comfortably and what will make us freak out a little in our heads. Just little risks, that's all.

2) I will only buy beauty/hair/and makeup products that I need or absolutely have to have! Hear that, MAC collections? No more shopping just because I can, and more shopping because I actually need something or simply can't live without it!

3) I've fallen off the health and fitness bandwagon and I can't get back on! It's been almost three weeks since I hit the gym and boy am I feelin' it! I will get back to my routine, despite the sore, bruised bum. Starting next week! I was given a Yoga mat for Christmas so I will also try Yoga. And, I will get back to eating lots of fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole wheats.

4) I will drink more water.

5) I want to learn more about photography and eventually get a better camera so that I can make this little blog look more professional. So...

6) I will TRY and make this little blog look more professional. No promises though!

7) I will work hard and save for things I really want instead of just dreaming. I'm not simply referring to clothes and cosmetics either. You can have anything with heart and determination.

8) I will continue to improve and sharpen my writing skills. This includes reading more books.

There's more, but I don't want to bore you any longer with this so I digress.
What are your new year's goals?



On another note, I finally won something in a blog giveaway! I don't think I've ever won anything in my life! I was so excited when the gorgeous Carolina of Closet full of nothing announced my name. She is an incredibly stylish blogger and I just adore reading everything she posts. Thank you so much again Carolina ♥
She sent me the sweetest little card along with Chanel's Riva nail polish. My first bottle! It is a pretty robin's egg blue with loads of shimmer.



Lastly, I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love. He is older, wiser, and more handsome today than the first night we met ;) I never thought it was possible to love someone so much. He's a good one, and I am lucky.




Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful celebration tomorrow night, whether it's with friends out on the town or spent in some warm pajamas with loved ones at home. For the last time in 2010, Thank You for reading.
♥ Noelle

14 comments :

  1. Your goals all sound like great ones! I learned last year that the best thing to do in order to stick by your goals is to also mention why it is you want to accomplish that certain goal. That way it gives you a little more motivation than the goal itself. I am a self help junkie and I learned that in one of Anthony Robbins seminars.

    Have a Happy New Year!

    xoxo - Natalia

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  2. Happy (early) New Year's Noelle!!!! Stay tuned for all my resolutions coming up tomorrow on my blog!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  3. laxfashion: Same to you!

    Natalia: That's such a great idea, I will be sure to do that =)

    Ashley: I can't wait to read it!

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  4. Omg, I love Riva! I think it's the prettiest color and have loved it on every blogger I've seen. Congrats on the win! Happy Birthday to your man-New Year's time babies are awesome ;)
    Love your goals, I always try to set some also.

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  5. One of mine is DEFINITELY to stop buying things for the hell of it, too!

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  6. That blue polish color is fabulous! Love it!

    Also I am with you on the beauty purchases---only needed items! (so hard)

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  7. Very nice goals. Mine are to apply for nursing school, save money for my second Vegas vactaion, lose 40 pounds (I lost 30 this year), cook for my boyfriend and I once a week and read more :) Happy new year!

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  8. Hope you have fun tonight! I dont really have a New Year resolution... but i would like to simplify my life and put more efforts into things that are truly important in life :) And i hear you on spending less on products haha!

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  9. Happy New Year Noelle!! I hope you rang in the New Year in style!! xoxo

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  10. Everyone: I hope you all had a wonderful NYE! I spent it with my best friends and it was one of the best New Year's I've ever had =) I hope you did the same, or at least had a great night!

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  11. Happy late birthday to your man! I love that pretty blue Chanel nail polish. I have also got to get back on the fitness/eating healthy bangwagon. I have no idea WHERE that bandwagon is though, because it's been so long since I have been on it. I'm terrible! The holidays have totally spoiled me with yummy foods!

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  12. Your resolutions are fab, my dear -- happy new year!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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