1. Put my faith first.
It is by God's grace alone that I live and breathe. He deserves all the honor and praise I can give Him.
2. Prize my marriage.
We have been married seven months. I have moments every day when I realize what a novice I am at this. But I firmly believe that these are the days that will set the precedence for our marriage, and I am determined to treat every moment, good or bad, as a privilege.
Not all my resolutions are quite as "lofty"....
3. Finish this afghan.
It's so lovely and the perfect color for spring. I started it right after we married when we were temporarily in Des Moines, and it's over halfway finished. I put it aside in all the moving chaos that ensued, but it needs to be finished within a few months, at least!
4. Grow a vegetable garden and get serious about canning/preserving.
I've always had a flower garden, but I've never tried my hand at vegetables (which is a shame, because my family farms!). This year, however, I (fingers crossed) will be building raised beds to combat the poor quality soil in southern Mississippi and growing our own vegetables. I want to be committed to thriftiness and health.
I've loved to make things my whole life, and it's a joy to be able to fill my home with handmade things. I never want to let that hobby fall by the wayside. It's fun, relaxing, and usually economically a smart idea.
6. Be committed to my Etsy shop.
This is my first "business" endeavor, and I am realizing that maintaining it takes daily work. I don't want to let it fall by the wayside.
7. Last but not least, above all....
May none of us ever forget it!
Happy New Year!