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December 2016

Inspiration + Wisdom Tips

5 Strategies for a Better You in 2017

December 30, 2016

New Year’s goals that are actually achievable!

Every year at this time approximately 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. Of those, only about 8% say they are successful in achieving their resolution. Despite the grim statistics, many of us look at the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement, whether that means losing weight, saving money or finding true love. Striving to be better at something you care about is an admirable goal but it’s definitely not easy.

Today on Sunflower Magnolia, I want to focus on 5 strategies for a better you in 2017. And because I believe a Life in Bloom should fit within our limited resources of time and money, all of these strategies for self-improvement are inexpensive and doable!

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Holidays + Events

2016 in Review

Reflecting on my favorite moments from the past year Two thousand and sixteen has been a year of huge changes and new directions for me both personally and professionally. For starters, 2016 was our first full year in Tennessee. It was also the first…

December 28, 2016
Food + Drink

Peppermint Almond Molasses Cookies

‘Tis the season for holiday baking Who doesn’t love baking (and eating) sweet treats around the holidays? This year, I added a new Christmas cookie to my recipe box, Peppermint Almond Molasses Cookies.…

December 20, 2016
Motherhood

35 Weeks Pregnant

I feel like, at 35 weeks pregnant, we could be meeting our baby girl any time. Like the timer on the oven is about to go off. That’s both a welcome and a scary thought. Welcome because, let’s face it, by now I’m so…

December 16, 2016
Travel

Ultimate California Road Trip | Big Sur

Ending my bucket list road trip on a high note. I’ve been saving Big Sur for last on our Ultimate California Road Trip series. Not only because it was as far south as we needed to go, but also because it’s simply the best. If…

December 14, 2016
Travel

Ultimate California Road Trip | Santa Cruz

Havin’ some fun on the boardwalk, down by the sea California brings to mind surf, sun and fun. Our third stop on my Ultimate California Road Trip is Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a quintessential California beach town with a chill surfer vibe and…

December 7, 2016
Stanford University
Travel

Ultimate California Road Trip | San Jose

Find out what happens when two nerds have time to kill on a road trip. Day 2 of my ultimate California road trip is encapsulated perfectly by the nerdiness my husband and I share. We spent the morning touring the Stanford University campus and taking…

December 6, 2016