Monday, January 2, 2017

Fresh is the Word

At the beginning of every new year I like to think of a word 
that I can use as a focus for the next 12 months.

Last year was goals.
I achieved quite a few,
and am still working towards more.

This year the word is FRESH!

There are a lot of things in my life that I want to "fresh"-en up.

My first one would have to be the journey I walk with God.
A new year lets me take a fresh look at my spiritual life.
To read by Bible with a renewed vigor.
I found a wonderful prayer journal that I have downloaded.
I can't think of a better way to begin my mornings,
fresh with the Lords word.

Another thing I would like to keep fresh is my home!
With 2 dogs and a 4 year old running around,
the house tends to get dirty and cluttered fast.
I was under the weather for most of December
and my poor house really suffered for that!

 I have downloaded and printed some great cleaning lists that make keeping a home fresh and clean really simple!

Fresh Foods

I usually try to keep my eating habits pretty healthy
but again that is something that has kind of gone down hill over the last few months.
More and more processed foods have made their way into my diet.
We subscribed to a food delivery service earlier in the year.
All of your meals are delivered to your door fresh,
the only thing you have to do is prepare them.
I really liked that most veggies came from organic farms.
The only thing I didn't like was the price tag!

I have found some great recipes online and in my cookbooks that are made with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits.

Januarys suppers are already planned out.
Healthy & fresh!

My fitness routine has become stale and boring.
Time to reFRESH that too!

Lets face it if you don't continue to change up your exercise routine
it becomes hard to stick to it.
Also your body becomes accustomed to the same thing over and over.
Time to add a fresh plan to challenge my 50 year old body.

Sleep is huge on my list for this year!
I think that is how I ended up getting sick.
My body had not been getting the required amount of sleep.
I got worn down and so did my immune system.
I am trying for at least 7 hours a night!

Plain and simple I need to plant and harvest more fresh veggies for next year!

I have so many ideas for my fresh cut flower business.
Now just to get them all down on paper.
Make a fresh plan for an even bigger season!

Fresh ideas for my blog!

Last year I just felt like I had nothing new or exciting to blog about.
This year I have a weekly calendar to jot down all the things I want to write about.
Plus I added a new blog for my fresh cut flower business.

There is always something to write about in there!

Even though 2016 was a pretty good year,
I am ready for a fresh start for 2017!

Happy New Years!
May 2017 bring you a fresh start too!



  1. That's a great word - I just followed your other blog - looking forward to reading more from you this year!

  2. Thanks! I am looking forward to more writing in my blog and spending more time reading others. Sure have missed that!

  3. You've got some really good ideas here. I may have to steal a few. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    1. Thanks Cathy! Finally starting to get over the cruds! lol
      Hopping over to your blog to say Hi!

  4. Great outlook and list.
    I can relate-the beginning of the year is always a great time for a fresh outlook :)

    1. Thanks Sandra! Seems like by the end of the year everything is kinda stale.

  5. What a great post and a great word! Mt word this year is FOCUS. I have so many ideas, things I want to do, things I need to do etc. I have started using a new (And FREE) project management software called Trello that has been very helpful with reminding me what my priorities are and what I need to FOCUS on this year, month, week and day. Your ideas and suggestions are great food for thought for all of us. TYFS! Have a great week and so happy to hear you're planning on blogging more! TTYL!

    1. Oh I like that word too! Quite a few things I need to focus on myself! I will have to look into that software, sounds very interesting!