2013 New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!
I feel like it was just yesterday when I wrote some brief "guidelines" (too short to be called a tutorial) on how to create New Year's Resolutions. Well, it was a year ago. And, I believe one of my resolutions was to maintain this blog. Ummm....I would call it a good start. I did manage some blog posts in 2012 and I also managed monthly blog posts for my design team at the U.S. WOW! Embossing Powder blog. At the end of the year, I felt accomplished enough to have learned from the experience and to keep that resolution on my list for 2013.

I won't promise my editorial calendar to you, but I will say, let's get started on some better content for this year.  :)

Let's assume you have some of the following resolutions for 2013:
1. Spending less and saving more.
2. Traveling to beautiful and interesting places.
3. Learning a new hobby.
4. Eating more clean and healthy.

It seems like a good general list of resolutions, but where to start? That's where I can help.

How about a few links I found inspiring and in line with some good options to begin checking off the above list:

For Spending Less and Saving More 
This website is great for finding any coupon codes for 1000s of websites online: www.retailmenot.com.
I saved almost $20 replenishing my stash of Bath & Body Works lotions and hand soaps. The youngest man of the house was appalled by a rumor the other day that Cucumber Melon had been discontinued. I picked up some bottles for him from the Classic collection.

A couple other links to try:
Bargainist - latest online sales, RSS feed available
Safeway Just 4 U - grocery savings, also works for Vons
Money Saving Mom - well organized in a number of categories: family, kitchen, deals online, etc.
Pinterest Search: "money saving tips" or "budget diva"

For Traveling to Beautiful & Interesting Places
Zvents - cool site with Calendar of Events for local places. Just put in your locale or where you want to go. Even works for small towns like a couple of my favorites, Menomonie, WI and Knob Noster, MO.
Pinterest - I know I have this under every topic, but Pinterest is like my new Google. Check out this beautiful resort & spa, we stayed in recently in Coronado.

The resort's website said there was no availability, but I was able to book a few nights stay through Pinterest! Just put in your dream locations. I had searched - San Diego travel. You can see what else I linked to from my Wanderlust board.

For Learning a New Hobby 
Wiki-How - very basic, to-the-point tutorial
Pinterest Search -anything you like; knitting, photography, quilt, bread machine, nail design, makeup tips, etc.
Youtube - some people have waaaaaayyy tooo much time on their hands. :) See trending topics or put random searches in...good times. I find many a good laugh at WongFuProductions' Weekends. You may be inspired by their adventures.

Eating more clean and healthy
Clean Eating Magazine - great in print, great online. One of my new faves.
Pinterest Search: "clean eating" or "vegan"

Good luck! Much health, faith and prosperity to you in 2013!
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