Wrapping Up 2014


Well by now you’ve gotten through Christmas and all its fun/stress filled glory and you are probably thinking about 2015. What will it hold for you? 

I am contemplating new goals for 2015, specifically with the blog. But I haven’t written anything down yet. On Christmas Eve, I rearranged my office to inspire more motivation and some creativity for the year to come and Christmas day was a fun filled blur.


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When you have a three and five year old, its so exciting to see them open each gift. Before we knew it, the house was filled with torn wrapping paper and bows and we needed two garbage bags to clean it all up and then we ran into the predicament of what to do with all the kids new toys? So yesterday I rearrange the play room and we immediately started a Goodwill bag for the toys my kids rarely play with.

Some of the things I got for Christmas I can use for blogging! My husband aka Santa was really good to me this year! Heck he’s good to me every year, I can never complain.

He’s been better at embracing my blogging. He knows that it generates a little income for us and we’ve used that to get some amazing things for our house and its contributed to all the home projects we’ve been doing since we moved here a few years ago. I’m so happy he’s embraced it and he sees that this is “my work” my way of contributing to our family as a “work at home mom”, not just a “stay at home mom”.

So this year he got me somethings to help with my creativity and use of time. 

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 I can’t wait to thumb through Lexi Lane’s Blogger’s Survival Guide book. If you don’t know who she is she’s the blogger behind voiceboks.com. I hope I can learn somethings, specifically for effective time management, because I tend to work too much on one project and let time get away from me. 

I’m also stoked about the Nikon for dummies book! I can’t wait to find out new ways of shooting and use the new filters my husband got me!

Photo Dec 27, 12 00 54 PMNot only did he get me some awesome filters and zooms, he got me a remote shutter! I’m so excited about this because it means we can take our own family photos and I can be in them! 

He also found a way to get me the new iphone 6 for free! I just have to trade in my old iPhone 5. I was so happy about this because I planned on saving up two months of blogging money to get this phone! 🙂 And look at the pretty gold glitter case he got me? He totally knows my style!

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I also have tons of chocolate to go through in my stocking. Hunky Hubs knows I love Fererro Rocher, which really won’t help me much with my fitness goals, but hey you gotta live a little right?! 

Next year, even though I haven’t written it down yet, I hope to continue going to the gym. I haven’t been in about two months. But hunky hubs gave me his old fitbit and I downloaded my fitness pal and I love how these two apps work together and I plan on loosing at least 5 pounds and toning up a lot of flab. Hopefully before the wedding I’m in come February. 

How was your Christmas? What are you goals for the New Year?



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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


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73 thoughts on “Wrapping Up 2014

  1. My husband also got me some gifts to inspire me with my blogging!!! Great minds think alike, lol! We recently bought a new camera, so he bought a set of spotlights and a kit so I can take proper pictures when I’m not able to use natural light! I was actually thinking of buying a book for beginner photographers…it’s all a little overwhelming because there is SO much to learn!!!

  2. What incredible gifts! I love the fact that your husband is supportive of your blogging…it’s easier to go for gold when you’ve got people in your corner!

    I had a great Christmas as well…I asked for clothes and got lots of it. 🙂

    1. I do the same thing Val…I just take it out and mess around with it. I might have to take some pictures of our snowy landscape after this blizzard has come and gone!

    1. The iPhone 6 is great. I chose to get it instead of the iPhone 6 plus because I have an iPad mini, and I really don’t need something phone wise for the same size. My husband also realized I needed the 64gig one with all the pictures I take! Hope you get yours soon!

  3. You really got a lot this Christmas from bloggers survival guide, a nikon guidebook and an iphone 6. I’m sure that would excite you to blog more in 2015. It’s also great to see that the kids had fun with their gifts.

  4. Our boys are 6 and 3, and this was the first Christmas where they BOTH were able to be super excited about Christmas and opening gifts. It’s so fun to have Christmas with kids! Good luck with your goals for 2015!

  5. Santa hubby sounds like a nice one, i love ferrero rocher chocolates too i was so obsessed with them at one point that i went eating at least a few a day but they are so darn expensive lol. Happy new year

  6. This sounds like such a wonderful year! I love reading everyone’s 2014 posts because everyone had such a different, unique year. I love the photos on yours, definitely very memorable 🙂 Happy New Years!!

  7. Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Your phone case is so pretty 🙂 2015 is my year for living life to the full!

  8. It is awesome your husband is so supportive indeed. You got some really great stuff from aka Santa this year. I so miss watching my kids open gifts when they were little. I will have to wait for the grand kids to come is all which shouldn’t happen for a couple more years. Thanks for sharing.

  9. YAY!!! Merry Christmas!!! My husband bought me the iPhone 6 Plus and told me that the gift wrapped was actually from his work and I believed lol! Have a wonderful new year!

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