Here’s the last post in our 2013 review. This last quarter was super busy – I did a lot of traveling, attended so many fun events, and moved into our new house! I’m so thankful for all of the contributors who helped keep our content so strong. Also, I’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our readers for continuing to visit Oh Happy Day! You guys are the best. Happy 2014!!!
I love nothing more than a fresh beginning and clean slate. We had a last minute party at a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve. About a half hour before midnight we all wrote down things we wanted to let go of in the new year and burned them. It was a just a little game but it was a beautiful little tradition. They also set up a balloon drop with fortunes inside and after they fell we all took turns popping them and reading our fortunes for 2014. I’ve been working on my goals and resolutions the last few weeks and I am so excited about this new year. I really love goals and I realized it is because it doesn’t stress me out if I fail at them. I have friends who hate setting goals because they feel awful if they don’t succeed. I know they aren’t for everyone but they make me happy and excited about the future. Here are a few of mine for 2014:
•Get Craft Night Events and Classes Going Again at the new Studio.
•Eat a Salad Everyday (anyone have good recipes, especially for dressing?)
•Write a Book I’ve been talking about doing this for a few years, and I think this year is gonna be the year.
•Run a Marathon It’s an ongoing joke in our house that I am really good at signing up for marathons but less good at actually running them. I ran a few marathons before I had kids but would love to run another one just to check it off my list.
•Decorate the Studio I got 80% of the new studio set up but I need to finish the last 20%. (Anyone designers want to help me on this?)
•Take a Girls Trip somewhere International I’ve been wanting to take a bigger trip with just friends. I love the idea of being able to travel internationally but it is more cost efficient than traveling with my family.
•Get our Books and Finances Organized I’ve been disorganized with my finances and budget and this year I want to get everything nice and organized (pay those quarterly taxes on time!).
•Plan My Outfits I love getting dressed when I have spent some time trying on clothes. Usually I just throw on whatever because I’m in a rush. I want to spend a little more time in advance planning things to wear so I don’t default to the same three outfits.
Are you setting any goals for the New Year? Bring it on 2014!
by Amy Moss
This project combines three of my favourite things: Papercraft, holiday decorating and candy! Create some really cute mini holiday decorations with these candy shaped hexagon boxes. Settle in with some festive holiday music and a glass of bubbly and get your craft on!
Here are some ideas for what you can do with these cuties!
- Attach some twine to the back to create cute hanging decorations
- I’ve used gold, but you can use any other accent color or metallic you would like. Try an assortment of candy colors! Or use red for a more traditional Christmas theme.
- Could be used as holiday gift boxes for miniature treasures or treats!
- If you wish to make gift boxes suitable for larger gifts, use a photocopier to enlarge the template to the desired size.
Click through for materials and instructions…
Make Thanksgiving dinner fun for the kids this year with bright, colorful decorations. Keep them entertained with their own turkey (or chicken) to “carve”, and paper feathers they can decorate and hang before the meal begins!
I hope you’re spending this day relaxing with family and friends. We’ve been really busy these last few weeks (moving into a new studio is hard!) So I’m looking forward to just taking it slow. Have a great day – and we’ll be back tomorrow!
Photo via my Instagram