What I'm building in 2014

I do not make New Year's resolutions. I like to reflect on how I want to be better and what I want more of in my life, and I was inspired by Alexandra Franzen to do that in a more deliberate way, that still doesn't feel like a to-do list.

Nugget of brilliance from The Self Help Hipster

On this blog, I'm building:

A funny and fun, from-the-heart and bullshit-free environment.

A place to go when you need a cheerleader to remind you that you are awesome.

A source of new ideas and discussions, and a way of looking at the familiar from a different angle. Whether you leave my blog with a new TV show to watch or a new lipstick to fall in love with, I want you to leave with more.

More? More! I intend to provide helpful offerings such as:

More outfit posts.

More reviews and swatches.

More ways to indulge your senses — I want to dip my toes into more DIY and lifestyle topics.

In my real life, I will:

Make more time to read fiction, a passion I didn't make enough time for in 2013. I grabbed The Penelopiad by my favorite author, Margaret Atwood, from my too-stuffed to-read shelf.

Make my surroundings more beautiful and organized, and, God willing, buy a house that I can make beautiful AND a solid foundation for my family's future. And about that family? We'd really like one. Maybe in 2014?

More of this guy. Who clearly sleeps through my attacks.

Write. Write more. Repeat.

Enjoy my body. Dancing, yoga, boxing. I want to get hooked on the vitality that comes from not being a couch potato.

Make that money, honey.

That's it. A pretty simple list of goals and desires. Move more, write more, feel more solid, take over the world with my blog. Give the world virtual hugs. Repeat.

Now, the nitty gritty. What do you want more of in 2014? Tell me in the comments what you want to see more of on my blog — for instance, if I do a full beauty for beginners series, what do you want me to talk about? Do you want more face-of-the-day posts? Whatever else comes to mind, do share! And in a broader sense, I want to know what you want more of in your supersexy life.

Let's go big or go home in 2014!


  1. Meagan (Because of Jackie)December 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    I love the idea of making manageable goals to achieve, I was thinking of doing something similar month by month, too! We also have pretty similar goals, great minds think alike?!

  2. I absolutely LOVE that quote! Aaaaand the kiss attack, hahaha! I am OBSESSED with makeup swatches! Nothing drives me more crazy than when people show you the bottle, etc but not the actual product. I can see the damn bottle in the store ya turds!

  3. Your wish is my command, babe! That bothers me, too. Also lipstick swatches that aren't on actual lips, but just the back of a hand. Too bad I won't be able to get The Husband on board with swatches-on-husband's-face posts.

  4. Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by — I've been lurking on your blog for a while! I love how you write about your life in your outfit posts and are so grounded and sincere. That's something I value.