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I don't usually make official New Year's resolutions.  But this year I thought I'd make a few.

1.  Get into better cardio shape.  This will hopefully happen from running training because I signed up for the Marine Corps half marathon.  I am not a runner by any means.  In truth, I sort of dislike it.  But my friend Hallie, who is a triathelete, says she'll come in from California to run it with me.  And Charlie and another good friend run it every year--so there should be plenty of hands on deck to drag me over the finish.  I really need to get going on, okay start, my training.

2.  Bring in some pretty.  This goes beyond my appearance--though considering the surprised reaction I got from some folks on New Year's Eve when I actually brushed my hair and put on a dress, maybe I should start there.  But really I'm talking about my surroundings.  It's nice to live in pretty spaces so I am determined to finally finish decorating our master bedroom and the boys' rooms.  There are so many great design blogs out there for inspiration.  One I like everything about is Little Green Notebook.

3.  Finding time to sew for myself.  All of the refashion tutorials out there are making me crazy.  I want to try this, this, and this, plus loads more.  I cannot donate a single ill fitting blouse or stained tee because I have a ton of ideas in my mind!  Also, just about every item I'm swooning over in the Anthropologie catalogue has a handmade-looking embellishment to I want to try some "inspired" pieces--that sounds better than knock-off, I think.   I can only hope my homesewn garments will look better than the drop waisted tank dress I made in 11th grade home ec--if I recall correctly, it was a hot pink cotton print with mini yellow flowers.  It was passable but only because I wore it with my best Forenza belt.  I really wish I'd kept that belt--it is very on trend right now.  Though isn't there a rule that if a trend laps you, you're too old to wear it again?  I need to check that.  Happy Friday!

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I got a sewing machine for Christmas so I am going to learn how to sew this year!

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January 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie J

I just saw this post. Now aren't you happy you accomplished at least 1 New Year's Resolution?! :-)

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHallie

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