Friday, January 13, 2012

{KEEP ROLLIN'} Happy New Year + my GOALS

Happy New Year Eye Candy followers!

MOTTO for this year!!
(btw - can anyone name the band this comes from . . .lol)

I have been trying for a couple weeks now to get this blog post written about my GOALS for the year. I am a HUGE fan of the GOALS! Why? Without them you have NO idea where you are going.
I also had to go back & check out my post from last year where I asked the question:

I was actually very EXCITED to see that by re-visiting what I wrote last year . .  about what I wanted for my 1st year in business, that I had actually accomplished most of the things I had written down. Want to see what I said last year?
Check it out here.

It also made me realize that by reflecting back over last year, I had to alter my time table, alter some goals & quite frankly just "roll with it". Why? L.I.F.E. That's why. Life has a funny way of throwing you some curve balls & when it does, sometimes you're ready . . .sometimes not so much. You just deal the best way you know how. So that's what I had to do - just roll with it. And you know what? It's not so bad. 
In business - I am VERY disciplined, somewhat of a work-a-holic, a perfectionist, a people pleaser. On a personal level - bahahahaha . . . none of those things. I am a crazy, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of person, that likes to try different things ALL the time.

Can you tell I am a gemini?? lol

So what I learned last year is YES you CAN have goals . . it DOES give you a sense of direction but I also learned that by HAVING to just "roll with it" sometimes because of life . . . you get there . . .to your goals but it just may be a little different journey.

So THIS year . . .I am just gonna keep rollin', rollin', rollin', ROLLIN'!
I am gonna keep on that list from last year & learn to 'roll' more. Be flexible. Try not to let that one little thing ruin my whole day if it's NOT in the 'plan' for the day. 
Seriously . . .I need to lighten up sometimes. =)

I need: 1 part business me + 1 part crazy me = someone learning to "ROLL" with it!

So here you go, my TOP 10 list for this year of "rollin' with it":

10. to not stress out so much about 'keeping up with The Jones' . . .
who cares what everyone else is doing. At the beginning I would drive myself crazy thinking you have to do it all in a certain time frame. Trust me. Does it really matter as long as I get them done?
keep rollin' . . .

9. to keep up with blogging. Give you more 'eye candy'. More for you. When it happens. NOT waiting 9 months to post a party. A-hem. Nuff said.
(my daughter's party IS coming I swear - next week)
keep rollin' . . . 

8. to collaborate with some NEW vendors that I have never gotten to work with. Maybe finding the next 'gem' vendor out there. Totally undiscovered. Who knows? Maybe. Maybe not. But I am gonna try. AND I will continue to do more with some of the FAB vendor friends I have lined up. Can't wait.
keep rollin' . . . 

7. to "roll out" more AMAZING giveaways. You seem to like that kind of thing. Hookin up with some newbies would be fun, huh? Bring them to you at the milestones. 6000 fans. 7000 fans. You get the idea. In the meantime I guess you'll just have to settle for the FREE Subway Art every month 
(as a giveaway)
keep rollin' . . .

6. I 'may' be doing less collections. Ya know, less of the 'holiday' stuff . . .in leu of more personable collections for every day use. I don't know. We'll see. I have some AMAZING ideas planned so get ready. Are you ready yet? But remember, no schedule . . .so when one hits me, we'll just go from there. 
keep rollin' . . .

5. the DESIGN part of the business. Did pretty good with this last year. THANK YOU. So, gonna be adding MORE of that stuff. Got some BIG things coming for you that hopefully will fill a big gaping hole of 'need'. Try to figure THAT one out. hee hee
keep rollin' baby . . .

4.would have realllllly liked to have had my blog re-design done. Website up and running last year. But yeah . . that LIFE thing again. Damn LIFE thing. So maybe it will get done this year, maybe not. 
We're just gonna  . . .you guessed it! . . .
keep rollin' . . . .

3. the expansion of 'other' projects in the works. Bringing you more decor. Literally.  More ideas. More. Just more.
keep rollin' . . .

2. to continue LISTENING to YOU. I get some of the most amazing ideas & the most thoughtful emails & I want to say THANK YOU - I DO read them all. My goal is to CONTINUE to 'try' & answer every email, every post on my FB page, every blog response. I really TRIED this year to make that happen. Did I miss a few? Sure but I am rollin'. A friend of mine, Carrie from A Sweet Spot: Home, told herself for this year that she was going to "try" & comment more on the posts she reads, the blogs she reads and I want to do the same. People take A LOT of time writing content to give us. Figure out things we may want to see on our FB pages, so you know what? I am going to join Carrie & REALLY REALLY "try" to comment on posts that I read or at least throw it a click (like) so that way I am appreciating the time THAT person took to write and they will SEE it! =) I think that is a good goal for ALL of us. Truth? Half the time I think no one reads any of my rubbish here but my stats say otherwise or else I woulda been long gone by now. lol

1. and the MOST IMPORTANT thing I want to do this year is ONE WORD: build.

Lara over at "less cake {more frosting}" has been doing a series with people & their ONE WORD for the year. I have been really thinking of it & I think I am going with BUILD.

I looked up the definition to get more of a grasp on my word & I like what I found:
BUILD: v. - 1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of.
3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process.
4. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to.
5. To establish a basis for.

I LOVE it!!! YUP. Build. That's my word.

I just HAVE to have a WORD to focus on while I am just "rollin', rollin', rollin', ROLLIN' soooooo 
THIS is it!

BUILD - "to form by combining parts" - I want to take the time & BUILD on my relationships with people: my fans, online friends, vendors, my family.

BUILD - "to supervise the construction of" - I want to BUILD my business MORE. Build my website. BUILD my blog. BUILD collections.

BUILD - "to give form to a plan" - I want to see these things on THIS list, to start forming into something FUN & EXCITING.  - whether it be BUILDing relationships. BUILDing the biz. Just BUILD. Something.

BUILD - "to strengthen by adding gradually to" - LOVE this. This is where me "rollin'" meets BUILD. Glad to meet you. Now let's do this.

BUILD - "to establish a basis for" - to continue to BUILD on what I started in 2011. The 'base' for my business. BUILD it stronger. BUILD it better. BUILD it to the dream I have in my head. ahhhh . . .how great would that be??



 SO I have shared with you what to expect from me this year. I put it out there. 

Anything resonate with you about what I said? I would love to know. 
Are you going to BUILD with me this year? And just keep rollin' as we are . . . 

I can't wait to meet back here in 1 year to see what happens. 



  1. I like your goals girlfriend, and yes, without them we stand still and don't move and grow! I usually right mine don't but for about 2 years now I haven't and I'm not I want to be. So thanks for the inspiration and reminder!
    Your Willow House Design Consultant

    1. you are so welcome Linda! Glad I could help - we all need that little kick in the booty every now & again huh? Good luck this year & go WRITE THEM DOWN! lol

  2. Rollin & Dreamin :) It's gonna be a great year!!! xoxo

  3. What I love most about these goals is that they are helpful to your business and ATTAINABLE, which should making sticking to them a breeze! Good for you, I'll be excited to watch your progress this year...and for years to come!

    1. Thanks Carrie! That's the name of the game huh? . . attainable. I sure hope so & I appreciate your cheering me on. THANK YOU for the inspiration to reach out even more to people - great idea! xoxo

  4. Great job in accomplishing your goals! I have a feeling this year is going to be even better for you than last year! Great support, great goals, great year... :)

    1. Lindsay - thank you for your kind words!! I hope you are right . . I had a lot of set-backs last year out of my control which made me HAVE to 'roll' so hopefully this year will be better! But thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Here's hoping we BOTH have a FAB year! xoxo

  5. Build is a GREAT word. I love that one. And I'm a Gemini too! :) We're a funny breed! Aren't we?

    1. thanks! Imagine that - we're BOTH geminis! I knew there was a reason I liked you so much - LOL! Great minds think alike!


let me know you were here . . .