Hi Ya'll! I wanted to stop by and quickly post an update and know that I haven't forgotten about ya'll and the blog, but am in the process of making some changes to Tiny Bits from Boo. I have a fabulous designer working on making some changes, and hopefully the updated site will go live in the next week or two. Very exciting and I can't wait to share it with ya'll! Not to worry I'll be back to regular posting once the updates are up & running. Hope ya'll are having a fabulous January and start to 2013!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Cheers to 2013! Hope ya'll had a wonderful New Year's Eve and are enjoying the first day of 2013, looking forward to the brand new year and all that is has to offer. I plan on sharing a few of my own personal goals for 2013 in the coming days, but in the meantime, I had to tell ya'll about a new tradition I'm going to start for the New Year. It is a wonderful way to take reflect on the amazing things that happen in our lives each and every day, and a great reminder to slow down and enjoy the small things. Starting 2013 off with an empty jar (I'm using an empty mason jar, but any jar is perfect!) and fill it with notes about good things as they happen throughout the year. Your notes can be something tiny that made your week or really anything you choose that brightened your day, just remember to write a quick note about it and stick it in the jar. Then on New Year's Eve of this year, empty the jar out and read back all of the amazing things, experiences, opportunities and little bits of happiness that happened for you throughout the past year. Easy enough, right? I've already got my jar ready to go for this year, and would love ya'll to join me in this too! If it is something you are interested in doing for 2013, leave a comment & let me know! Would love to hear if ya'll have other traditions or ideas for making 2013 the best year yet.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As Christmas day comes to a close, I wanted to wish y'all a Merry Christmas! As many of ya'll can attest to, the holiday season sweeps in like a cold front (similar to that seen in Texas today!) and is gone before we have time to sit back, relax, and savor the moment. Year after year, I awake on December 26th to a more somber realization that life picks up right where everyone left off before Thanksgiving and without even so much as a brief pause to stop, take a breath and regroup from the hustle & bustle of the holidays. Thankfully, for me, my birthday happens to be on the 29th, and as someone who believes wholeheartedly in starting each and every day like it's my birthday, I jump at the opportunity to celebrate the month of December, every single one of the 31 days calls for a celebration. So this got me to thinking recently, and the truth is, I've always wondered why we wait till December, the final month of the year, to spend time with loved ones, gather together for dinner and holiday parties, tell those who are near and dear to us how much they mean to us, and spread goodwill & cheer to strangers and friends alike? My hope for you, my readers, is that as we come to the end of the 2012 holiday season you find a way to carry on the holiday spirit year round, spreading love & cheer throughout the 2013 year!
I also wanted to share this thought provoking and inspiring Op-Ed article in the New York Times today, and I would definitely take a few minutes to read it if you have some free time or are traveling over the next few days!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend and start to this fabulous week, which just so happens to be the week before Christmas. If ya'll are in a crunch and need the perfect holiday cocktail for your next soiree these two are sure to be a hit! Do ya'll have any other delicious holiday cocktail recipes? Would love to try those out too, so make sure to share in the comments below!