Happy New Year! 2015 Resolutions

Vintage New Year's Card
Best wishes for 2015 out into the wide yonder of the internet!  It is crazy how quickly 2014 came, and went.  This year turned out to be a year of milestones.  Turning 30, backpacking Europe, adopting a hedgehog, and nearly making it to my goal size all happened this year.  I hope to keep up with the same momentum in 2015.  Anyone who has followed me for long enough on either of my blogs knows that I always attempt New Year’s Resolutions.  Sometimes I am successful, but most of the time I am not.  However, this does not stop me from trying to improve.

My 2015 Resolutions are….
  • Write Daily:  Whether it is fiction, journaling, blogging, or whatever else I can come up with.  
  • Read 100 Books:  This one I try every year, and one day I will make it!
  • Make all my gifts in 2015:  I would like to use this as an opportunity to use all these craft supplies I let accumulate and learn to sew all while creating thoughtful gifts.
  • Learn two foreign languages:  I hope to do this by learning ten words in Spanish and Croatian every week.  
I also plan to continue trying to mark off items on my 100 in 1001 list.  I am looking forward to in 2015 is a road trip to the Florida Keys this Summer with my husband.  There may also be a few more prizes in store…

What are your resolutions?  

Happy 2014! New at The Sassy Starfish

Happy New Year!  2014 is an exciting year for me and The Sassy Starfish.  This year will mark my 30th Birthday, and my fourth trip to the United Kingdom and Europe.  As I have for the past several years, I have made several resolutions.  

** Live the creative life…. this includes writing and reading daily.  Hopefully, I can cut out television significantly this year.  I am completing the Good Reads Reading Challenge for the fourth year in a row.  I am hoping to read over 100 books. 
** Learn to sew.  Blow the dust of my machine and get busy!
** Finds some more great vintage pieces.  Keep up with my thrifty lifestyle I started in 2013.  
** Scan all my family photographs.  I have the scanner, and now I need to get busy!

Here are some new posts to look forward to this year as well!
Sewing Sagas

As I mentioned in my resolutions, I want to learn to sew this year.  Nothing seems more retro and domestic than sewing.  I was really seduced into sewing by the cool projects on Pinterest.  So I hope to create posts about the projects I attempt and complete.  This will be from my point of view as a true beginner and I would like to share my journey with you. Look forward to projects, vintage inspired pieces, and insights onto the history of sewing.  

Thrifty Business

My friend The Muddy Mermaid and I are going to go more in depth on our thrift store adventures with this monthly series.  It will be full of tips and insights from us.  As well as some reviews on thrift stores/flea markets in our general area.  All items are on the table to discuss including: clothing, house decor, cutlery, furniture, books, and jewelry.  

The Sassy Starfish will continue to feature the normal Fun Finds and Wish List Wednesday memes.  Also, look forward to some great history and genealogy posts this year.