New Year’s Resolutions 2014

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I absolutely love the beginning of a new year!  It reminds me to take a moment to reflect on the last year and think of the things that I have accomplished, blessings in my life and goals I want to achieve in the future.  I managed to cross a lot off my bucket list in 2013.  One big thing was starting A Little Glitter

I have a list of things that I plan to effect in 2014.  I dont regard new year’s resolutions as wishes that will happen effortlessly.  I dont do effortless.  I enjoy a good struggle.  That way when I succeed it is that much sweeter.  I dont put random things on my list like lose 30 pounds – unless I really plan to work my butt off and lose 30 pounds.  (I dont.  I enjoy chocolate too much right now.  Maybe in 2015.)  My resolutions are goals that I plan to realize in 2014 through research, trial and error, networking, asking questions and hard work.  Without further ado, here is my list of resolutions for 2014…

– I just got a new camera for Christmas.  It is a Canon SL1 and my first DLSR.  I love it but I have no idea how to use it beyond automatic mode.  I endevour to learn how it works and how to take awesome pictures with it.  I was thinking of signing up for some weekend courses at a nearby college or photography school.

– There are a few things that I want to learn how to cook flawlessly.  I want to make the best shrimp scampi, lasagna and pancakes.  Right now I am suckish (at best) at making those things.  I want to have a recipe that I have perfected and consider my go-to for all three.

– I will learn how to apply eye shadow this year.  I was thinking of taking a lesson from a professional makeup artist.  I have tried youtube tutorials and I still wind up looking like a slutty clown.  It is not a good look.

– I have a few home improvements in the hopper for 2014.  My husband and I are going to build a banquette for our kitchen (which I am really excited about).  I am going to make a tufted cushion for the back and I cant wait to get that project underway!  We also plan paint/stain our cabinets and put on new hardware, install a new sink, new countertop and backsplash and perhaps buy new appliances.  I also have some diy projects underway that I will be sharing soon.

– This year there is a new category of goals for me – this blog!  I really want to work on building a bigger social media following!  I would love to have 1000 Twitter and Facebook followers (quite a lofty goal considering I have 14 Twitter followers right now).  I am absolutely terrible at Twitter but I plan to figure it out in 2014.  Also, I would like to start doing one giveaway a month.  I am stumped right now as to what the prize for my first one should be but I hope to be struck by inspiration soon.  If you have any ideas please send them my way!

What is your biggest resolution for 2014?

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