Tuesday, February 28, 2012

101 in 1001

     Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  I am so thrilled with the sweet responses I got about my guest post yesterday!  You were all so kind, and I really appreciate every bit of it.  I’ll probably post the tutorial over here at some point, but for now I wanted to share with you the newest page here at Cupcakes and Candy Canes. 
     You may or may not have noticed that there is a fun, new addition in the sidebar to the right – 101 in 1001.  I don’t know if it’s the springy weather or what, but I’m feeling about zero stress these past few days, and it’s making me feel like I can do just about anything.  With that in mind, I’ve kind of been in a list-making, goal-setting mood.  I have seen a few other blogs doing this, and although I was a little wary at first, I have now fully jumped on the bandwagon!
     I never make New Year’s resolutions (at least not out loud) because they always get broken…they’re just kind of cliché now.  I do, however, make lists – a lot.  They generally not terribly organized; actually, they’re just written on scraps of paper and include things like “lunch,” “sleep,” and “there is no reason you can’t get this done today.” (Sometimes I require a little extra push.)  Given all of that, I love the idea of having some long-term goals.  I’m not the type to write out a five or ten-year plan, but 1001 days seemed like just the right amount of time to get some pretty major things done.
     I’ve tried to include some easier stuff and some more difficult stuff so that I don’t feel like I’m making myself do homework.  I also tried to have a good balance between goals that will end in a product and goals that are just good to do (and will hopefully turn into habits). 
     I’ll definitely be blogging about these as I do them (when it’s applicable), and I’m counting on all of you to keep me accountable.  I think this is going to be so fun, and I am really looking forward to it!  Also, be sure to check soon, I’m going to be posting about the iiiiincredible birthday feast we made for my dad last weekend!
     And because I haven’t left you with a picture in awhile, how about some oldies but goodies?  I am seriously desperate for the beach right now, and out of that – a couple of my favorites from last summer:

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     I hope you’re all enjoying the incredible weather, and that you aren’t quite as crazed for the beach as I am…

Allyson

14 comments:

Leah B said...

Your Guest Post project was so cute! You've got me in a ruffle-y mood! I'm thinking about making a ruffle-y shower curtain...we'll see how that goes! :)
I just started a new blog and I'm going to be posting some more crafty projects soon. :)

thecuckoosnestblog.com

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! I will definitely be checking out your blog!

TaraR said...

Just stumbled upon your cute blog ;) Good luck on your 101 in 1001!

Your newest follower,
Tara xo

Allyson said...

I am so glad to have you following along! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

Lisa @ MMT said...

I can't wait to get nice weather! Bring on spring! Good luck on your 101 in 1001.
Love the summer pics :)

Allyson said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am so ready for (consistent) nice weather!

jas said...

such cute pictures!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

Allyson said...

Thanks! I am so ready to go back!

Natalie said...

LOVE that picture of you and Della! we really need to be better about printing pictures and putting them in albums/frames but not letting them overtake one table in our house....like someone else.....

Allyson said...

So true...she needs an intervention...

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

Good luck on your goals girl!! I am a list maker too! They are everywhere, but I write them on scraps that often get lost in the shuffle. I can't wait until this weekend so I can just breathe a little and organize my house, thoughts, and so much more! :)

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! I really need to get a planner, but I keep putting it off.

Susan @ Living with Punks said...

Don't you just love blogging to keep you accountable? I'm starting this up on my blog too (mostly for accountability) to get my house decorated FULLY! I have so many (i.e. ALL) of the rooms in my house that are unfinished in some way or shape, so 'Project: HOUSE!' is being born...coming soon (I hope.LOL)

Allyson said...

I can't wait to check yours out!