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2016 Inspiration

2015 is almost over. This Friday is January 1st, which means a new year will be upon us. At the end of the year I enjoy looking back at what happened over the last 12 months - the good and bad. I like to see how I've grown, what mistakes I've learnt from, and how things have changed. From this I find inspiration for the new year. Motivation, inspiration, life lessons. I don't necessarily set goals for myself for the new year, but I do jot down ideas, dreams, and things I'd like to try during the upcoming year.

This is my list:


Baking is a huge passion of mine. I've definitely grown and become more adventurous but I have so many more ideas that I'm excited to start working on in 2016. I started a notebook a little over a month ago where I've been writing down all my ideas for treats. I'm beyond excited to start baking and decorating which is a really good thing. Though, I'll have a lot of sweets on hand, so please come over and eat some!


This past year I attended a few new conventions and craft shows where I sold my products. I really enjoyed myself and did well at these events which means I'm planning on selling at these shows again in 2016. Because I was selling to a new crowd or at a different type of event, I made note of what was selling better than other things so I definitely have some ideas on how to properly stock for these shows next year.


We worked on our house and yard a lot over this last year. But for the upcoming year we already have plans to paint 3 rooms and replace some of the flooring. It's super exciting for me because I've been itching to start on this process and it seems like it's finally going to be happening in the first half of the year. I cannot wait to have freshly painted walls where I can finally hang art and photographs.


I'm starting off the new year having my carpal tunnel checked out. It scares me so much since I rely on my hands for everything I do and love. But I cannot keep waking up at night due to pain in my hand and pins and needles in my fingers that make me cry. I'm hoping getting this looked at will be the start of a positive and healthy year for me.

As usual, I have goals and dreams to grow this blog as well. I'm now offering Sponsor spots and I'm always interested in guest posts and hosting giveaways. So what are some of your inspirations for the new year? 

Thanks for sticking with me this past year! See you in 2016!
xo Jen


  1. Lots of lovely new challenges and inspiration ahead! I share quite a few of the same areas in which my goals for 2016 will be. Have a great one and see you on the other side of NYE!

  2. I really hope they can fix your hands sweetheart- that sounds so painful :( I can imagine how excited you are about decorating; making somewhere your very own home is a pretty magical feeling :) xxx

    1. I now have a brace to wear at night to help with my hand and I'm waiting on an appointment for a test so I'm getting closer to fixing it. I'm super excited about the decorating!

  3. Sounds like some wonderful goals for 2016 and I wish you the best with all of them. I hope you can find some form of relief for your hands. Crafts are a big thing for my new year too; I'd love to do some more geeky-inspired DIY projects.

    1. I definitely want to expand my DIY projects this year too. Try some new things.

  4. I do hope your hands heel well for 2016. Wishing you a wonderful new year. Try aloe vera heat rub, it is very good.

    1. Oh, good to know! Thank you. Happy new year!


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