1. First up...become a wino.
I'm using a few tools to help me in this dept.
This kindle book:
Great resource, enjoyable and easy to read plus if you have the Kindle app on your iphone this is a great resource to have on hand when you're out shopping for wine. She gives great tips and recommendations on other books and websites to help find, price point, and shop comparatively for easy to find wine labels from around the globe.
And the lovely Kendall's Wine Friday suggestions:
Both fit the bill perfectly one a book of recommendations on how to choose, drink and serve reasonably priced wines from an expert and the other recommendations from a "real" person just like me, someone who likes to enjoy the occasional glass of wine without having to drain your wallet.
2. Read 10 books.
Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston SC. Photo by moi.
Last year my only real resolution was to read 12 books in one year. Well I fell a little short by only reading 9. So close! I thought this year I would make it a little easier and just up that number by one. I'm already on my way and have mom and dad to thank for my brand new Kindle Fire! Love it! I'll also of course take advantage of the Library for freebies ;)
Here's my list of 9 from last year if you're looking to expand your reading list. It's a pretty eclectic list.
1.The Knight of the Sacred Lake (book 2 of the Guinevere Trilogy)
2.The Child of the Holy Grail (book 3 of the Guinevere Trilogy)
4.Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God
5. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
6.Sleeping Arrangements (wasn't a fan)
7.Good Night Nobody
8.The Perfect Christmas
9.The Christmas Basket
3. The last real resolution is just to continue with a healthy lifestyle.
Plenty of local fresh produce here in the Bay Area
I've always enjoyed exercise and eating right (well some of college was questionable ha) but in the last year or so I've really started to pay attention and read up on healthy organic foods, homemade foods and staying healthy and being conscious of what I eat more as fuel for my body and longevity in life rather than staying "thin". Luckily eating for your health also helps to maintain a healthy weight so it's the best of all worlds. I've always been someone who exercises but I'm kind of itching to jump on this blogger running bandwagon that I've noticed lately. I'm hoping between the Nike+GPS app, and a few of my favorite blogs I'll really be able to continue my love for a healthy mind and body.
And I do realize that resolutions 1 and 3 may seem counterproductive but leading a well rounded lifestyle is all about balance people. ;) At least that's what I'm telling myself.
So there's my little list. I'm happy I have it down in writing and it will be fun to look back in a year to see how I've done.
Happy New Year and New You everyone!
Cheers- Miss V.