New Year, New Me!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all have an amazing, fun-filled, safe night! We're heading on over to the LES for dinner and then out to a club where we'll ring in the new year with our friends. Should be fun despite the snowy weather.

I'm really looking forward to a fresh new start. 2009 was probably one of the best and worst years of my life. I won't get into all the details but the major highlight was getting married and major low was the death of my best friend. All in all, I think I've learned a lot this year and I'm hoping to continue to learn & grow in 2010.

I decided I didn't want to make resolutions this year since they're meant to be broken. Instead I've decided on a few goals I'd like to accomplish. I don't know why but the word goals make them sound more positive and attainable.

Here's the quick list that I'll try to expand more on in the next few days.
  • Be healthy (I know it's not very original but it's a necessity)
  • Stop the clutter
  • Learn to take great pix
  • Be a better friend
  • Entertain more
  • Learn to say NO more often
  • Have disconnect days
So what about you guys? Do you make resolutions/set goals? I'd love to hear them if you do.

Oh and with the start of a new year, I'm thinking of making some slight modifications here on over at The Alternative Bride. Nothing too drastic. This will continue to be a place where I post things that intrigue and inspire me. But I am thinking of changing my name from The Alternative Bride to The Alternative Wife now that I'm married. And as you've probably noticed over the past few months, it's becoming less of a wedding blog and more of an all around things that make me happy blog. I'm not moving away from weddings all together. I still love them and will continue to post wedding inspiration, but just not quite as often in the past. I hope that you all continue to follow me and that the things that make me happy, make you guys too :)

Image: found here

Happy New Year's {Eve}

Hello Lovely Readers. Instead of doing the normal  Friday Favorites post I'm switching it up a bit.  I was inspired by this post from Hammocks and High Tea which originated from this post from Design for Mankind and thought it was such a great idea I had to do it myself.  Instead of making a list of resolutions focused on things I want to do or change for 2011, I'm inspired to make a list of things about me I don't want to change at all.  

#1  Listening and following my gut, it hasn't failed me yet

#2  Embracing those life lessons that have taught me patience . 

#3  I love my personal mantra of "leap and the net will appear"

#5  Continue to nurture my natural curiosity to learn and do new things

#6  Don't stop enjoying the sweet parts of life and having that 2nd piece of cake  

I hope my list and the others linked to this post inspire you to do a similar list.  If you have a non goal for 2011 you'd like to share I'd love to hear it.   Have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve and I'll see you next year. 

{images list for some but not all sources: 1- via blog this is glamorous; 2- kate spade advertisement; 3- unknown; 4-domino magazine; 5-lorick advertisement}


inspired to add a bit more print and pattern to my closet

{dress details: 1, 2, 3}

Thursday Purse Day

I was looking for something with a little sparkle for New Years that I could share for Thursday Purse Day, but settled on this instead.

Pure Perfection!

I just came across these over at dress, design & decor. I nearly had a heart attack because they are just too amazing. My close friend is getting married in Feb. and these would be absolutely perfect for her!

I made an inspiration board for her way back when but I never showed you guys the final product. Here's where we ended up....

So what do you think? Absolute perfection, right?!?!

Good news is she actually already has a to-die-for!!!! pair of shoes that are amazing. I can't share them with you just yet though because I'm sure she'd kill me for spoiling her big secret. I'll leave you these to swoon over in the meantime :)

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