2016 is here, and I’ve been ready for it.


December 18th marked the half way point of “game-changing ” 27th year. Since then, I’ve done nothing but continue to change up the game….and I don’t plan on stopping. While the New Year brings that “fresh start” feel that you can’t help but love, I’ve been on the “New Year, New Me” high for 6 months now. This year, I’m not relying on the flip of a calendar to motivate me…I’ve already found my motivation. 2016 simply represents more opportunity, positive change, new adventures, and personal growth. 🙂

One of the things that my Mom, my sister + I have been trying to do for over a year now, is create vision boards. We always talked about it, but never got around to it. This week, we finally went out and picked them up!

Shadow Box Inspiration board

I chose this weathered, baby blue shadow box that’ll match my bedroom perfectly. 🙂

I started pulling images, magazine clippings + small objects that represent the things that I want to cultivate this year, and in the years to come.

Inspiration board
I don’t know when…or how…but I *will* have abs one day! 😉

I’ve been identifying both personal + professional goals… however big or small they may be. Many are ongoing or already in the works — others are just things I’m constantly thinking about + don’t want to lose sight of. I love that I’m using a shadow box to create my board — I plan to add to it regularly.

I’ve never felt this motivated, happy, inspired, or alive before …and I cannot get enough. There’s so much to look forward to, so much to be grateful for, and so much good to come! 🙂

I want to wish you all an equally inspiring, exciting, and happy year ahead!

What are some of your resolutions?

Have you ever created a vision board? 




19 comments on “Hello 2016.”

  1. Happy new year! You have had some amazing success in 2015 and I know you are on a roll! 🙂 I love the vision board idea, I have never done one. I know that you will reach all of your goals. We have so many plans for 2016 I hope that we can fulfill all of them! 😉 My smallest is to double, or TRIPLE my blog following and somehow make it a lucrative source of income. Any suggestions would be great! Keep all your inspiration coming, I love it. Here is to a successful, and happy new year!

    • Thank you so much, Angie! I love the idea of having a vision board + actually being able to stare your goals in the face when you wake up and fall asleep everyday. I swear that by hard work, honesty, + staying true to yourself you can make anything happen. I have similar blogging goals, but am still learning as well! I am so proud of what I’ve built, but have a long way to go – I’d love to start a blogging 101 series or something this year! I’m no pro, but the little knowledge that I’ve obtained + continue to learn, I’d be happy to share! Thank you for being such a huge supporter of my blog, I appreciate it so much. Here’s to a great year for all of us!! 🙂 XOXO

  2. Well you already know I am in love with your blog haha! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for you!! I know it will be filled with even more success!! I am still waiting for my autograph hahah jp! I totally need to make a vision board to! Love the idea!! Thanks so much for always keeping my brain thinking haha!! You’re the best!! Happy 2016!!!

  3. I don’t really have any resolutions as such this year. I just want to live healthy and happy pretty much. Might nut down some smaller goal though. Good luck for 2016 and I hope your vision board will help motivate you!

  4. Happy New Year Amanda. You already know that I love reading your blog. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2016. Best of luck to you with your goals. Xoxo

    • You’re the best, Gail! I love your blog as well — I’m so happy we’ve been able to connect. You’re such a kind + supportive woman! 🙂 I love watching your blog grow — I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful things you have to share this year! XOXO

    • Aww thanks girl!! I was away all week + came home to the sweetest thank you card last night. You are TOO kind, and I’m so happy to have been able to help + inspire you. I am so grateful for your support + look forward to watching your blog grow this year!! XOXO

  5. Totally love this idea!! I’ve been feeling that “New Year, New Me” a lot this year and never have before so this seems perfect for me! Keep the motivation rolling while I have it!

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