1.01.2013

a new year

So I'm not going to tell you what my New Year's Resolutions are. Because I don't have any. Not a one. And I never have. Oh wait. That's a lie. (Resolution 1: Stop lying). When Dan and I first started dating (almost nine years ago) he talked me in to coming up with some resolutions. We even made a cute little spreadsheet of our resolutions and I think Dan followed through with 3 out of 10.
And I made it through about a half of one.

So I don't do resolutions. I know. I'm like the Scrooge of New Years.
But I do know of a few things that I would like to see happen in 2013. A couple of them I'm keeping to my little ole' self. Because I think sometimes that's important. And the others are pretty boring. Yay! Honestly, my central goal for 2013 is just to keep it simple. Inside and out. Simple is where it's at. Less = More. I continue to be amazed at how much I believe this to be true as I grow older.
Less stuff. Less clutter. Less worrying. Less stress. Less = More.
More love. More giving. More beauty. More happiness.

I'm getting rid of stuff I don't need; I'm not buying more stuff that I don't need.
I'll be donating more. Donating stuff. Money. Time. Energy. Whatever I can.
Donating to those in need.

So, that's it for now. Just some simple stuff. Literally. And apparently I'm starting with this blog post. I know I'm supposed to post a dozen pictures of me in a sequin dress standing by my handsome husband with some bubbly in our hands. 

Dan and I sat at home last night with Sherman.
And ate Papa Murphy's pizza and drank wine from a box.
Simple. And perfect.
Cheers to an awesome 2013!
May we all be blessed beyond belief. :)


"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

57 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Tiff! I don't really do resolutions either but I do a full self assessment and spend time reflecting on how to make me a better me.

    Best wishes for the best 2013 ever!
    Hugs,
    Kara

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  2. Simple is more... looks like you got it right for your New Years celebrations! :) We cooked dinner with our neighbors, their kids, and the dogs! Nothing crazy for us either, tho I did put a wee bit of sparkle on :) Happy New Years to you, the hubs, and precious Sherman!!!! xoxo!

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  3. Mary RichardsJanuary 01, 2013

    Love love love your writing!! And your outlook on life. You are adorable friend. Happy New Year to you!!

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  4. Those trees are absolutely gorgeous!! I want to live where you live! Loved this post. Happy New Year!

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  5. Happy New Year Tiffany!! I don't make resolutions either and think they are sorta pointless to make because its so hard to keep them!

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  6. I really love that quote!! It's hard to make New Years resolutions and actually keep them. I hear ya on that one :)


    Happy New Year!

    New follower :)

    xo-Liz

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  7. Happy New Year Tiffany! I don't make resolutions because I usually never follow through!

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  8. Happy new year, Tiff! Papa Murpheys and box wine sounds like the perfect night to me :) ps- Kobe says hi to Sherman.

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  9. So very cute!! Love your 2012 recap. :)

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  10. Happy New Year!! I don't make resolutions either- I've tried, it just doesn't work!

    M and I have started to go through our clothes and household items and so far we have got rid of 2 garbage bags of clothes and 2 garbage bags of household stuff - all to be donated!!! Feels great to get it out of the house and to people who may need it!!

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  11. Happy New Year to you guys!! I love that you say less=more, it is sooo true and I too am finding that to be the case more and more as I get older :)

    I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

    http://braceface87.blogspot.com/

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  12. Happy New Year! I think keeping it simple sounds like a good way to look at life! Enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing what kind of trouble you, Dan and Sherm get into next year...and of course what kind of trash Sherm finds!

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  13. Hope you had a great New Years Eve!! I'm looking forward to a totally fresh start!

    Happy New Year!!

    Xo-L
    brunchwithlaura.blogspot.com
    (formerly Simply Lowcountry)

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  14. I live by the motto Less is more. I love simple! I don't necessarily make new years resolutions either, but I will continue to live by that motto, and live more in the moment.

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  15. I'm trying to simplify things this year too. It's so true, less is more. I love your ending quite :) Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy New Year! (And I just wrote that same thing-- simple and less is more! Yikes! Your old English teacher and you are kindred spirits!)

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  17. ok - i don't think it gets any better than boxed wine and pizza on new years. cheers to you lady.

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  18. well hello there adorable girl. love your 2012 pics. and those trees are amazing! simple is soooo much better than anything else. I agree with you. this is my first time commenting, but have been following your blog for a while now. I love your outlook on life. you're always so positive and FUNNY. not to mention I want a pixie now. ;)

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  19. Happy New Year Tiff!!

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  20. Love that quote! I don't typically keep up with resolutions either.. your goal of keeping it simple is best, though! Maybe you'll serve as a reminder to me to keep it simple, too.

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  21. Sounds like my style of new year!

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  22. Happy New Year! I share your sentiments exactly, and look forward to trying to live a simpler life.

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  23. I agree... simpler is better. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that. Happy new year to you! Hope it's wonderful!
    Kerri
    http://girlwithalatte.blogspot.com/

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  24. new to your blog.
    love your pup!

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  25. Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings everything you hope for! You deserve it. :)

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  26. Happy 2013!! And wine from a box is always classy. ;)

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  27. I love simple. Walter and I stayed in last night. Watched movies. And snuggles...lots & lots of snuggles. And he passed out around 9pm. Very. Simple. I love simple.

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  28. I truly couldn't agree with this post more!!!
    I'm aiming for a simpler life myself :)

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  29. You are so adorable! Love your blog!!

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  30. we don't really do the whole resolution thing... it's like they were meant to be broken. ;) happy new year! xoxo

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  31. That sounds like a perfect NYE to me! I agree with you on the resolutions thing... its almost like when you broadcast your resolutions to everyone, that is when they go by the wayside.

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  32. Happy New Year! I also don't make resolutions. I'm not exactly the best at the whole follow through. I like your goal though. Less is definitely more!

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  33. I hope you have a fantabulous new year! I hope Sherman finds a million dollars and you share it with me! I send you big hugs!

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  34. Happy New Year to you, Dan and Sherm dog!! Love that pooch so very much!

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  35. Our New Year's Eve celebrations are always just like yours....low key and amazing!

    I'm a new reader, love your blog!

    xo,
    Jaclyn

    hautegranola.blogspot.com

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  36. Ralph Waldo Emerson is quite possibly my favorite. Next to you. Next to you. Next to you.

    I loved you in 2012 & I'll love you even more in 2013. you just matter to me my dear friend.

    You can donate to me, anytime. just so you know. just to make this minor paragraph less sentimental.

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  37. Looks Great!!! Happy new year.

    Kids Games

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  38. I adore you :)

    Happy New Year! May 2013 be simple but beautiful!

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  39. get outta my head lady - my only resolution is to keep it simple too! I am starting with trowing out/donating 100 things in January... feels pretty awesome so far!
    Happy New Year pretty lady!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  40. I wish the snow would look like that here in Texas. Sigh...

    Happy New Year, friend!

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  41. Ohhhh......love that Emerson quote. And simplicity is where it is at! Less IS more!

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  42. pizza, boxed wine and a evening with your man and sherman, sounds like a perfect evening in my book!!

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  43. Love your blog! Here's to a great new year happy 2013! :)

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  44. love that quote. love the idea of simplifying. it's a nice breath of fresh air.

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  45. Thank you,
    The given information is very effective.
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    Yüz Germe

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  46. Gah. I miss you already!! I know you're busy at work, but tell them to ease up on you -- we need your blog daily! ;)

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  47. donating more is a GREAT goal... we should all do this!

    and i try to keep my goals/resolutions simple and throughout the year... not just in january- that way i have a little better luck at keeping them!

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  48. Okay, I think you're working too hard! You've not blogged. Sherman needs to find that million dollars Dusty was talking about so that you won't have to work. As frugal as you are you could make it last! Right?

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  49. I agree with Annabelle. Quit your job and blog!!!! We need you!!! I keep checking for a new post. :) Honestly though, hope you're not working too hard. Thinking about ya!

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  50. Happy New to you! I love your resolution...it is the best one I have read by far xoxo

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  51. Happy New Year.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  52. I kind of hate New Years resolutions. Actually, what I wrote on my blog was that for me, the word "resolutions" itself conjures up visions of lofty goals that get abandoned mid-January. So I try to stick with simple improvements I want to adopt, regardless of the time of year. (But I did just compile a big list of them since everyone everywhere seems to be talking about them...)

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  53. Love your snapshots of 2013.
    Happy New Year...

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  54. Finally catching up on the ok blog reading and I just wanted to stop by and say I love your blog your sense of humor etc. my new year plan is also to try and simplify, I just think it's what my life needs right now!!

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  55. Hey girly!! I hope everything is okay with you!! I've been missing your blog in my daily rotation!

    Thinking of you and hope all is well with you, the hubby, and of course the handsome, trash collecting fur baby!

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