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What do you want your 2013 rituals to be?

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Arugula & Mixed Greens Salad with Japanese and Italian Vinaigrette“What do you want your 2013 rituals to be?”

It’s the 2nd day of the new year and yet, I must (shamefully) admit that we are still behind our unfinished businesses and projects! Today, we worked on cleaning and organizing our apartment… and the creative room we (mostly just B) have been working on for few months. The wall and one table have been painted! There are still a couple of furnitures to be added but… Eeep I’m excited to see the final results of my soon-to-be home office slash creative bat cave! *grin*

Early in the afternoon, we took a break from all the domestic work and had our lunch outside. This year, aside from physically preparing for our wedding *swoon*, we also both wanted to have a better and healthier lifestyle. I contemplated to make the right choice in the food I’m going to gobble on! Tilapia and pancit bihon lunch FTW! Arugula and mixed greens with Japanese and Italian Vinaigrette for dinner. Hooray! Although I won’t keep it a secret that I’ve a few share of my sweet moments for my little snacks — mom’s buko pandan and lil brother’s pasalubong J.Co donuts! Soon the desserts-filled refrigerator will be empty so allow me to enjoy this moment while it lasts. Haha!

This new year, one of my mantras would have to be to “Fight, fight , fight life.” to make everyday of my life, our lives better and brighter. We may be behind a lot of things right now, but soon I know that all will fall into it’s rightful place.

I couldn’t be more excited of what’s in store for all of us this 2013. Just as long as we keep on doing what we do best in making things better, every single day.

Let’s start this new year right!

“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life.”

– Wayne Dyer

Hello 2013

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“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

– Melody Beattie

Dreaming of a rustic vintage wedding

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I might have to ask you to excuse me for the foreseeable thing that I might and most probably will flood this blog about wedding ideas, thoughts, worries and what-have-yous from now until THE big day. We haven’t officially started with the planning. My B would like to officially start on our anniversary at the 20th of this month but as you may know, almost all bride-to-be could not bury the excitement the minute the engagement popped up into the picture.

{ love the posh crystal chandelier against the wooden barn }

And so you asked what did I do? I just indulged myself in browsing tons of inspirations and ideas in the hopes of finding the most suitable theme for our personality and our overall vision for our love celebration.

{ salvaged wood as signage }

We’ve both always loved everything vintage, everything shabby chic plus the simplicity and charm of things. We are sentimental fools. Hehehe.

{ galvanized tray to hold your guests’ best wishes greetings and a vintage bike }

{ Ball mason jars as guests’ glasses }

{ old fashioned popcorn booth }

{ exchanging vows under the majestic tree }

A rustic, shabby chic, vintage wedding seems befitting. *smiles*