12.20.13

CHEERS, 2013

wow, what a YEAR! i’ve learned more this year than ever before. and one of the biggest things i’ve learned is that you have to just manifest your dreams to come true. and don’t stop till they do. it sounds cheesy, but it’s true. i probably overdid it, worked too many days this year, and didn’t really practice “healthy balance” at ALL. every month i told myself i was going to “do less next month” and then would somehow do more. but i was really happy in the process. one of my big goals this year was to launch blogshop in an online format (check) and my goal next year is to travel somewhere once a month. (we just impulsively booked a trip to thailand in february!) my mind spins with ideas the most when i’m in a new environment.

arian and i are headed to tahoe to be with my dad and little brothers for christmas. we are driving there, and i have these visions of us broken down on the side of the road in tons of snow. hopefully that’s not the case. i’m really happy to be spending the holiday with arian too (although i feel bad for stealing him away from his family this year) two freelancers living under one roof can be VERY stressful. lots of late nights, not a lot of stability or schedule. we really need this quality time to just be together outside of our own home for a few days (his office.) my family always goes to a lot of movies during the holidays, and it looks like there’s a lot of good ones out this year. mostly, i’m looking forward to just taking it easy. wishing you all a very happy holiday. see you back here in 2014, cheers! -bri

(photo by laure joliet)

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  • 1. Dana  |  December 20th, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Thank you Bri. I wish you also a wonderful christmas and a happy new years eve.
    enjoy your free days and take a deep breath.

    I will do the same.

    warmly,
    dana

  • 2. Aileen@AtHomeinLove  |  December 20th, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Good for you!!! I’m starting to work on resolutions for 2014 too. Traveling somewhere every month sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait to see where you go. Merry Christmas! Hope you get lots of well-deserved quality time and relaxation (and no cars breaking down in the snow!)

  • 3. Meg Sylvia  |  December 20th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Merry Christmas, Bri! Been dying to go to Thailand – definitely a goal for this year! Hope you have an amazing, relaxing break.

  • 4. laura  |  December 20th, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Merry Christmas Bri.
    You are an inspiration!

  • 5. Sue  |  December 20th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Can you tell me where you got that white & gold polka dot pot? It’s adorable!

  • 6. Gracie  |  December 20th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I think you’re really inspiring, Merry Christmas. xxx

  • 7. Becky  |  December 20th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Bri, I wish you, Arian, and your family the most happiest holiday. Have safe travels! Thank you for being a great inspiration. I check your blog constantly for ideas and inspiration. You’ve probably been my biggest influence of 2013 and I just want to say “thank you.” Merry Christmas!

    B.

  • 8. Kate  |  December 20th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Love the polka dot dish on the bottom. Adorbs.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  • 9. Brett  |  December 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Love your honesty and perspective. Wishing you, and all fellow bloggers, a happier balance in 2014! Safe travels.

    Cheers!

    Brett//Life Styl’d

  • 10. Allison  |  December 20th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    couldn’t have said it better myself.

    you are an inspiration to many + it’s been incredible seeing your dreams come to life this year!

    happy holidays <3

    Allison (Flower Crown Society)

  • 11. joy  |  December 20th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    i’m so proud of you and everything you’ve done this year! please take a really good, long break! you deserve it!!
    love you!

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  • 13. Laurel  |  December 24th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Merry Christmas Bri! I check your blog probably once a month or so and take a little look through what you’ve been up to. Its inspiring to see all the creative opportunities you’ve had, and fun people you’re able to work with. And you’re so right about manifesting our dreams to come true! I finally just graduated from college and am going to be starting my career as a graphic designer. I believe we’re about the same age, so its a little strange just getting started at this stage in life, but I’m inspired that I can dream big and hopefully see it unfold in some cool ways. Anyway cheers to you, and enjoy some downtime!

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  • 16. Gail  |  January 3rd, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Your Bar Cart is dreamy! I only found your blog a month ago but am really enjoying reading about your life and times. Hope you had lots of lovely downtime this holiday. Gail x

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