Well hello there and happy new year!

I’m really not the best at keeping resolutions, so I don’t make them too often.  This year, I do have a few.

1.  I started a new initiative for myself called “Eat Clean 13.”  My resolution is to make healthier choices when it comes to my diet.  No, I’m not going on a “diet.”  This is a lifestyle change.  

2.  Thanks to the word on the street (and Natalie’s recommendation), I’m going to pick up this book and read it.  Not just the first half.  The whole thing.

3.  Get more sleep.  I usually don’t close my eyes until midnight, often later.  This has to stop!  

4.  Worry less.  Make mistakes and not care.  Don't be boring

5.  Learn how to use my DSLR!  This is big.  I don’t know what half of the buttons do, and no matter how many blog tutorials I read, I need to have hands on interaction with a professional to really grasp the idea. 

We spent our New Year’s weekend in Blowing Rock, NC with a group of friends.  It was COLD, but we did get snow on Friday night and all day on Saturday.  We ventured to Sugar Mountain for some skiing on Sunday.  I was so worried that my body wouldn’t remember how to ski, but thankfully it did!  I ventured to the tip top of the mountain with Brandon a few times and made it down with no falls, and most importantly…no broken bones.  

The rest of the weekend was spent eating and relaxing! 

We went to a small restaurant/bar called Twigs on NYE.  They had a fun band and the Clemson game on (We won our bowl game against LSU -yeah!!).  

The Deputy Sheriff, who was off duty, let his girlfriend drive his truck and she ran into a frozen pond.  Brandon had to take a picture in front of the disaster, naturally.  A firetruck, multiple 4×4 pickup trucks with chains, a few cops, and a HUGE crowd later…they got the truck out. 

Happy 2013! 




  1. January 3, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    I thought all your pictures on IG looked familiar:). Our house is in BR and we love Twigs!

    Happy New Year! You are getting married this year..how exciting 🙂

  2. January 3, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    I'm trying to do "gluten free" as one of my resolutions. It's going to be tough, but the health benefits are awesome. Check out a book called "WHEAT BELLY". I also picked up Happiness Project based on Natalie's recommendation!! Too funny. I can't wait to start it.

    (formerly Simply Lowcountry)

  3. January 3, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    I follow Caitlin's blog and realized that y'all are "real life" friends…how fun! I LOVE Boone/Blowing Rock, NC. My husband's family still lives there so we spend a lot of time in that area. Glad y'all had fun!

  4. January 3, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    I love that book! I totally agree with her recommendation. Everyone could use a little more happiness in their world 🙂

  5. January 3, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    I really want to read The Happiness Project- I'm adding it to my list. Right there with you on the eat clean, after Christmas all I want is a huge salad- way too much overindulgence!

  6. January 3, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I'm with you on #1 – lifestyle change, not a diet! 🙂 looks like a great holiday! Xo

  7. January 3, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I'm With you on number one! Not a diet – a lifestyle change. Looks like you had a beautiful holiday! XO

  8. January 3, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    I had your blog linked wrong for so long, finally corrected it!

    I've heard great things about that book! Let us know how you like it when you're finished!

  9. January 4, 2013 / 12:03 am

    You'll love the book! It made me think so much… I even kept a notepad with it and wrote down quotes! Glad you had fun in Blowing Rock, that's my neck of the woods!

  10. January 4, 2013 / 11:23 am

    Love hearing your resolutions! They all sound great!! I'm sharing some on my blog today too. I've been wanting to pick up The Happiness Project and you just reminded me! Happy New Year!


  11. January 4, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    My husband and I were in Valle Crucis staying with friends Friday and Saturday! The snow was so pretty! Twigs is a fun place, glad you had a great time.

  12. January 4, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    This is too funny – I was in Blowing Rock and skiing Sugar the same day! Too many coincidences – my parents have a house in Beaufort and your post about your future videographer features a clip from my fiance's best friends from Clemson's wedding, Meg & Allen B! Love it!

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