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Summer Resolutions

20 Jun


Happy Summer Solstice!  While I feel like summer starts on Memorial Day since that’s the day all the pools and waterparks open around here, today is the first official day of summer.  And boy is it hot and humid here.  So official start of summer = new Summer Resolutions.  But first, let’s look back on how well I did on my Spring Resolutions.  This spring I resolved to start (and finish) new projects.  So let’s see how I did

I got my dessert on

eater cupcakes

I created an easter menu, including a delicious pineapple coconut cupcake.  (Highly recommend!)

Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream

I made some delicious Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream. Hmm.. I guess you can tell I really love desserts!

I did some DIYing

how to reupholster dinining room chairs

I reupholstered my dining room chairs, although it took way longer than I thought it would.

How to Make a Coat Rack

I made a coat rack, which wasn’t without it’s own trials, though was a fairly quick project anyway.

Planter Flowers

I watched my planters grow and GROW.

I did a little sewing

Burda 02-2010-112 fitting

I entered the One Pattern, Many Looks contest.  Although I’m waaayy behind!


Overall, not too bad!  I did get a lot of things started (and done)  minus the One Pattern, Many Looks contest, which isn’t quite over yet anyway.  I’m thinking my 5 looks are going to be cropped down to 3.  I have look 2 ( the lace top) all cut out, just waiting to be sewn together.

On to my Summer Resolutions!  To me, summer is about beaches, fun, and friends.  So this summer, I resolve to get out and have some fun!


Spring Resolutions

28 Mar

A while back I tried to do one resolution for each season.  Then I forgot about it.  Oh well.  My winter resolution last year was to de-clutter, so I guess it’s about time I came up with a Spring resolution, eh?  Let’s see.. there are so many things I need to do, work on the house, sew more, finish things I start, clean..  I know most people will probably go with the standard “spring cleaning” thing, but I’m not most people.  Nope.  Plus, I hate cleaning.  Spring to me is always a time of new beginnings, fresh starts.  So this spring is going to be dedicated to beginning (and finishing) new projects.  I’d like to take things from my imagination to real life, instead of, you know, just pretending that I’m getting things done.

Out with the old, In with the new

21 Jan

Ah, the New Year, time for resolutions that will be quickly forgotten.

4th of July, 2007 080

Now why are New Years resolutions quickly abandoned every year?  On the radio I think they said the average person keeps their resolutions for a week.  A WEEK!?  That doesn’t sound very good.  But it’s no wonder considering the majority of New Years resolutions dealing with weight issues; it’s too gosh darn cold outside to have an ounce of motivation to work out.  Seriously, what sort of crazy person wants to work out in the dead of winter?!?  I know you’re out there crazy people, but it isn’t happening in the casa de Allison.


I think that instead of making one big resolution that covers the whole year, I will make 4 smaller resolutions: one for each season.

My winter resolution?  De-cluttering!

The winter seems like the perfect time to sit in a cozy house mulling over the things you own deciding what to keep, what to sell, what to freecycle, and what to donate.  Of course since our heatpump died last summer, the house isn’t quite as cozy and the electric bill has been quite a bit higher, but I digress.  Oh well.  Maybe selling some of our things will make the cost to stay warm not sting as much.