Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Happy New Year! We rang in the New Year, don't be jealous, at home sound asleep way before midnight! We had a nice dinner together and left over ice cream cake from Caroline's birthday for dessert, complete with tiaras and noise makers! I made one last pomegranate martini for myself (see my plan for "08) and snuggled in with a book, MBM watched football and the girls, camped out in the basement, trying their hardest to watch the ball drop. Lulu out cold by 9:30 and Emma and Caroline have different accounts of when they fell asleep...but way before midnight for sure!

I don't like to make resolutions, rather, I make a plan for the upcoming year. This year is The Year of Me! I am going to take better care of myself (workout more, eat less, get more sleep, remember to take my thyroid medicine, etc...) and do more of things that I love to do like read, go antiquing (really junking), refinish some furniture pieces, paint some rooms, spend more time in the yard and garden. ****MBM is laughing right now at the gardening**** Anyway, that is my plan!

Today, Caroline and I decided to stay in our pajamas. She has a school project to work on, why do teachers do that? Give the kids a major project to work on over the break...I was a teacher, I am pretty sure I never did that! Oh, well!

Caroline has been working on this for that past few days in my extremely messy and neglected studio. I am trying to clean up around her and start planning what's next for lulu belle...my head has been spinning with ideas, designs, changes, and I need to get it down on paper and put it into action before I get swept up in parties and filling custom orders! Plus, I want to do some sewing and monogramming just for me and our house.

Is anyone else excited about the HGTV Dream House 2008...premier tonight!!!!!

I better get busy! Just one more thing...I have been getting comments from some new bloggers! Just wanted to say welcome...your gonna love our little world...I sure do!

Many blessings to all in 2008!


Ladybug's Picnic said...

I was a teacher, too - and I never even gave the middle school kids a big project like that. A book project, maybe - but nothing to build!

Happy 2008 - good luck with the year of YOU! I think my year of me is a long way off :)

Kimba Rimba said...

Happy New Year's!!!

I cannot wait to see more of the house tonight!

workinthatpreppy said...

wait a minute...don't tell me you're giving up the martinis! i guess that's why i TRY to exercise so that i may have my red wine!

tulipmom said...

That's just mean! I was a teacher too and wouldn't have dreamed of assigning that kind of thing over a break.

Your plan sounds great. Happy New Year!

suburban prep said...

Watched part of the HGTV 2008 house but hubby turned it when it got to be a bit too much for him to handle. I liked this years but I have to admit I think I liked the ones in past years that were in the mountains.

NPS said...

I am also going to try to exercise more and eat a little less. Not an easy task, but the start of a new year is the perfect time to try.

Good luck with the project! Happy 2008.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Happy New Year! Here's to a year ALL ABOUT YOU! Enjoy!

sas said...

I love the new HGTV Dream Home. It was on On-Demand on cable so I got to watch it before it came on. I have entered for the last 8 years or so...but this house is SO ME! Love it!

Kerry said...

Sounds like a lovely New Year's Eve!

sle said...

Happy New Year! Don't you just love the over-the-holiday projects.
I also would like to make 2008 a self-improvement year. Sounds like you are on the right track.