Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ever Wonder

What bloggers wear to run errands?

Taking pictures with your eyes closed is the hip, new thing for 2013 :)

Bag: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx via giveaway

Sweater: Old Navy| Jeans: TJ Maxx| Boots: Old Navy
Ever wonder if bloggers make resolutions?

I have never been one to make New Years resolutions.
A. I suck at keeping them and 2. I never really know what resolutions to make.

I mean, I don’t want to lose weight, though I could stand to hit the gym and just get in shape to be healthy.
I don’t want to eat healthier because aside from a piece of cake or some ice cream I’m not a ‘bad eater’. I eat all my veggies and I loooove fruit!

I can’t stop shopping…I mean what would I write about on the blog?! *wink* (That one is for the hubs)

I also feel like it’s hard to make resolutions for 365 days into the future. You never know what’s going to happen, but I do feel like I can have some goals not necessarily just for 2013 but if they all happen this year then that’s awesome and if not, that is ok too. A new year is like a blank canvas, you’re the artist you decide how your piece of art will look.

2012 was a year full of changes for me. I am honestly very grateful for everything that happened, I learned a lot. I met some great people and had some unforgettable experiences. I made new friends and lost some friends. I realized who my real friends are. There have been some ups and downs, highs and lows, good and bad times. Each experience has been a blessing and a lesson in and of itself.

My goals for this year are simple [Listed in no particular order]:

I want to surround myself with genuine people who have my best interest at heart and are supportive of my goals and dreams.  The more positivity the better.

I want to get my son potty trained! We’ve been trying and boy is it a doozy! *This WILL be done in 2013*

I want to keep expanding Shabby, Chic, and Cheap! I love having this blog, it has been a great creative outlet for me and I’ve met some amazing people and had some wonderful experiences because of this blog. I hope the amazingness continues into 2013.

I want to broaden my modeling with Models for Charity.

I want to travel out of state and out of country at least once.

I want to grow more spiritually.

I want to participate in more volunteer opportunities.

I want to continue learning, growing, loving, laughing, living, and enjoying life.

Do you have any resolutions/goals for 2013 or just life in general?


  1. You look very cute for your errand running, and I think those are some good goals for 2013. Happy New Year Marissa!

  2. I love your goals. I feel so blessed that God put us in each other's lives through TriFABB. It's so nice to call you friend.

  3. Thanks for the recent comment on my blog. Now following you so we can keep in touch.
    Hope you will follow back :)
    Happy New Years!
    ♥ xoxo Cori

  4. Marissa, your outfit is so cute that you run errands in. I love your sweater and hat girl! Too cute! These are fabulous goals! Go for them! You can always carry them into the following year too. I like the different aspects of your life: wife, mother, blogger, friends etc. That truly makes for a complete person.

  5. happy new year doll!! i dont set resolutions anymore instead i focus on implementing daily standards that will help improve my lifestyle and keep me on the right path for personal happiness and success!

  6. You are such a cutie pie. I love your sweater and your purse, and your goals for 2013. Go girl. Can't wait for me, you and Lindsay's shopping trip!

  7. Love your cute & casual outfit! And that's a great list of goals...good luck and happy new year :)


    The Other Side of Gray

  8. The hat is so cute on you and that is a great comfy outfit for errands! I love your goal of surrounding yourself with genuine people! Happy new year!

    The Tiny Heart

  9. Love your bag!! Good luck keeping your goals, and HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

  10. Your goals are great!!! Sounds like you've got an awesome year planned :)
    PS Love your sweater!

  11. Such a cute sweater! Love your resolutions – travel is so, so awesome, and good luck on the potty training :)

    Sea and Swank

  12. what a cute look! happy new years!


    C's Evolution of Style

  13. That hat is adorable and I'm totally envying that bag!

    P.S. We're having a linkup this weekend and we'd love it if you joined!
    [Link up begins on Thursdays and ends Tuesday of each week. (: ]

  14. I guess the terms goals and resolutions are used interchangeably but I prefer to use goals. I have set some goals for myself and separated them into quarters so that I'm not too overwhelmed.

    I love your outfit. A comfortable look when you have to run over town to complete errands! (:

  15. What a cute blog! Following you from the blog hop. Hope you follow back! :)

  16. Hi there!!! I'm Hanna, your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop, a day late:) Lovely blog and Happy New Year!!! You can find me anytiem at

    xoxox Hanna

  17. I love your sweater and your hair is so pretty!

  18. love the look, love the hair, love the sweater, love the goals - i love it all. you can do it, girl. you are so inspiring!