Friday, January 1, 2010

Two Thousand Ten

I'm finally back in Madison after spending a week at my parents' house - with plenty of holiday cheer, and without high-speed Internet. I stared wistfully at the computer screen on Wednesday, not-so-patiently waiting for Gilt's final sale items to download. My efforts were futile, however, when the computer's slow speed let an Elizabeth & James plaid blazer slip away and a Foley + Corinna dress find a home elsewhere.

Needless to say, I'm thrilled to be back in my apartment, catching up on each of your blogs. Google Reader indicates I have 603 entries to read, so forgive me if it takes awhile! I didn't realize how much I'd miss seeing what you're up to - and how much I'd miss my own blog.

And without further ado, the quintessential first post of 2010: New Year's Resolutions.

  1. Embrace jewel-tone colors - emerald, sapphire and ruby, oh my! - and playful patterns.
  2. Read at least one book each month, or 1,000 pages monthly.
  3. Shop often. Spend rarely. Focus on "quality over quantity" in terms of both fantastically unique and well-made items. And while I'm at it, put more hard-earned dollars into savings.
  4. Sweat at least once a week. The workout isn’t fun, but the shower afterward feels amazing!
  5. Experiment with new recipes - I don’t get Martha Stewart’s magazine for nothing!
  6. Set out on a road trip with my trusty GPS and less-trusty Honda Civic. Destination to be determined.
  7. Keep a bottle of champagne chilled in the fridge for impromptu celebrations.
photos via Charleston Style Concierge, Chocosho, FitSugar, FoBo, Cuisipro, Weekends in Paradelle, Bigger than Your Head

29 comments:

  1. Welcome back Jessica! And happy new year to you!

    Quality over quantity... that will be my new mantra for 2010 too. xoxo

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  2. Welcome back home :) I love your new year's resolutions. And isn't it so funny how much we miss our blogs when we are away? They are our little babies and our labors of love :)

    Happy 2010!

    xo,
    Crystal

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  3. I love the resolution to read more. I always forget how wonderful it is to get totally immersed in a great book. I'm going to try to do the same! Happy New Year!!

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  4. By far the most uniquely personal, thoughtful and creative resolutions list I've seen so far...

    I like the distinction between shopping and spending... a good lesson for all of us.

    And it ain't a workout unless you break a sweat! That's another good lesson for those getting a routine started.

    Happy New Year, Jess :)

    PS... I'd pick you up the plaid dress if you give me a color and a size :D

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  5. I love your page. Thank you for the comment it gave me the opportunity to see yours!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. what great resolutions! i might have to steal some :)

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  7. Blogging is addictive, right :-D And it is fun to be part of this community. Anyways, all the best in 2010 and keep having fun with your blog!!!

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  8. Happy 2010 girlie!!!

    I love the resolutions...I can't wait to continue to read your blog in 2010!

    XO

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  9. Happy 2010!!!
    Enjoy!
    X, fashionnerdic.

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  10. I love that your first one is to embrace jewel tones! That one is totally original! :) The champagne thing - I do that and endorse it 100%. :) Happy new year!

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  11. Your blog is so beautiful!

    I love your resolutions♥

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Jewel tones and bubbly...I knew you were my kinda girl. Happy new year!

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  13. I admire your ambitious resolutions, and I hope you can accomplish them all!

    Happy New Year!

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  14. Hmmm...your New Year's resolutions sound suspciously like my New Year's resolutions. ;-)

    I'm definitely working on #2,3, and 4 2010. Happy New Year, and I'm glad you made it back home safely.

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  15. Oooh, I particularly like your last resolution, I'm not sure it would be there long till I made something up to celebrate though!

    Happy New Year!

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  16. I always love reading NY resolutions because often they're the same as mine! Number 1, 3 and 4 are a also on my list!

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  17. Good resolutons, the reading one would be tough for me!! I get so distracted....

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  18. Love the resolutions! Happy new year!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  19. Your New Year's resolutions are perfection... I may have to steal some of them!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  20. Happy 2010! love you resolutions and I love the last one especially!

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  21. Road trip to California :)

    Happy New Year!!!!!

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  22. Shop often. Spend rarely. Oh, how I love it. If only I could adhere to such a rule myself!!

    Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

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  23. Welcome back, Jessica. I've missed your blog posts! Great list of resolutions. I wish you a FANTASTIC 2010.

    Carole

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  24. Love your NY resolutions! I've been wanting to do your #6 for a long time. Consider doing a drive along the Pacific Coast! I want to do L.A. to Whistler. Best of Luck!

    www.diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  25. Those are wonderful resolutions Jessica! Especially love #7, it's so cute :)

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  26. just found your blog! so fun! although i dont do formal resolutions every year, I am constantly evolving my list of to do's and improvements for myself! i love your list and even though I dont know you, it seems attainable and you should have fun checking things off!

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