Saturday, January 15, 2011

A New Year and New Beginnings

My new year's resolutions are getting a late start this year which I think is still pretty great considering my new year's resolutions never get jump started to begin with. I told myself I was going to go into the office today to get some outstanding items taken care of. Instead, I'm in my own little office and I couldn't be more thrilled. I promise I'll go in tomorrow, boss.

Enter New Year's Resolution #1: Just freaking buy a desk already.

If you have been a longtime follower or backlog stalker of my blog, you would know that I have had an intense obsession with the ever popular Parsons Desk from West Elm. I never jumped the gun after posting about it here and sharing my concerns about my menacing canine companion. But now, after finding a delightful substitute at World Market on sale for $180 I had to just do it already. And now, my friends, I am too legit to quit and I'm destined to take over the blogging world.

Enter New Year's Resolution #2: Turn off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (because I've watched this episode four times already) and blog. 

You may have noticed that about a month or so ago my blog got a bit of a face lift. That's because I'm trying to tempt myself into blogging more/I have design ADD. I didn't really know what to talk about when I started this blog nor did I think I was interesting enough to have an opinion. My stats tell me differently. Granted, 33 posts in 11 months and 26 followers is nothing to bat my eyelashes at, but I'm pretty proud and want to delight all of you with more design deets this year. My GOAL is to blog twice a week and have 5 new followers a month. I'm going to try. Really, I will. And don't be shy about following me. I won't think you're weird that you think I'm so cool that you want to know every single thing I write on here. It will be a lot more fun now that I have the Creative Suite on my computer at home.

Enter New Year's Resolution #3: Fork over the cash already and buy Adobe Creative Suite 5.

This one makes me cringe. Do you KNOW how expensive the Creative Suite is? DO YOU?! Well, I do because I've been using it for the past 5+ years and I know my life is miserable without it. Which, by the way, is why my photogs and things have been so icky this past year. I've gone and done it though. I've purchased my loving design programs and will be able to tease you with radical text treatments and color palettes that are sure to bedazzle your brain. Plus I can write really cool things on pictures like, "too legit to quit". 

Enter New Year's Resolution #4: Find your inner graphic designerista and start freelancing so you can afford your champagne taste.

And we come to my final and actual New Year's resolution which is why #1-3 have come to be. I haven't really used the blog to showcase my skillz and for that me thinks I'm foolish. I have, however, had a few freelance jobs pop up on the side that I've been working on at home and I'm really excited about them! So, I've gotten serious, bought a desk, pledged to blog more about said skillz, and bought the programs I need to set it all in motion.

I know 2011 is going to be an amazing year and I'm so excited what these new opportunities will bring.

Much love to you!


  1. ,,,i enjoy your lil blog, today i nosed around at former posts, and stumbled on the post about your desk, the one you first desired and the desk you purchased,,,great minds buy the same, i love my desk from WM and i especially love that it didn't break my bank!,,,i love watson, too! (smile),,,


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