Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Thursday, January 4, 2024

BFF Open House 2024


Happy New Year and welcome to the first party of 2024!  I'll start features with next week's party and just take a moment for a few refreshers, goals etc. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and is getting off to a creative start to 2024! 

BFF Party
  • For those who don't know or remember, the BFF started out as "Blog Feature Friday" and still is but also it applies to the more colloquial use because you are my Creative BFFs! 

  • The party will continue to go up Thus afternoons (Pacific Time) and run through the following Monday.

  • I may not get around to commenting on every post but try to do as many as I can.

  • I usually do four features one of which is something chocolate

2024 Goals
I like goals better than resolutions. May be a distinction w/out a different, just my brain. My goals for 2024 are: 

  • Learn Sublimation (since I got a Brother Sublimation Printer for Christmas!) I know I'm behind but can't do have everything all at once, right?
  • Put myself out there more. I am an introvert who's never likely going to be on Tik Tok. I realize that limits opportunities to engage with brands, grow my audience. The struggle is real.
  • Work on Affiliate and Brand relationships. I have had some stops and starts and haven't bothered for a while but I feel like I'm in a place where I can start again. Some brands I would love to work with. If anyone has contacts...






  • Remain authentic. I can only "do me" so I will never work with a brand that isn't really me
  • Grow 
  • Be...present in the moment, not dwell on missed opportunities
What are your goals or resolutions for 2024? 

 Let's make 2024 the most creative ever! Visit each other's links, bring friends, have fun! There is always a warm plate of virtual chocolate chip cookies waiting for you. 





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, January 1, 2024

Welcome 2024


Happy New Year! I hope everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I don't make resolutions per se anymore. I found that as the quote goes "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans". I do have some goals for 2024:

BE...present, mindful, creative techniques, skills, tools

FOCUS...on the present

DO...what brings joy

CONTINUE...the things that I love, like hosting my weekly party

LEAVE...things from the past I can't change or things I can't control

Wishing all of you good things in the year to come. We've GOT this!m

Thursday, January 5, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a safe and happy start to 2017. My new favorite New Year's Quote is: 

"May the best of last year be the worst of this year"
 Like everyone else, I'm in the process of evaluating things I want to keep, lose, or change in the New Year. I want to revitalize my blog which has been a little stale so look for some changes. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comments!

I want to keep my little party but would definitely like it to grow so if you have friends you want to bring, please do!

Let's see some highlights from last year's last party!

I did one of those "what are the first three words you see" word puzzles and the first word I saw was "peace" so this card from Paper Seedlings definitely caught my eye! Not just because of the word but I love the white on white layering and the detail. Beautiful!

Something I'd like to do more of in 2017 is Thrifting. I love found objects and My Thrift Store Addiction has some wonderful projects and ideas to get you started or re-started! 

If like me, you're still getting organized for the New Year, the gals at Lolly Jane have got you covered with 50 FREE printable 2017 calendars. 

This week's chocolate feature isn't actually chocolate but it's about chocolate! Love this vintage chocolate ad shared by Vintage TLC . Great as a printable or to use in image transfer project etc. 

Now onto this week's party! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

BFF Open House Link Party #190: Happy 2015

The Answer Is Chocolate

Thrilled to get the New Year started off right with the  first party of the year here at The Answer Is Chocolate! Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve , and join me in looking forward to new adventures in 2015. 

Since I took last week's party off for Christmas, I don't have features today but they'll resume with next week's party. Until then, let's see what everyone's been up to and has in store for the New Year! 


Friday, January 3, 2014

BFF Open House Link Party # 138: Happy New Year

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all rang in the New Year with family and friends and wish you all good things in the year ahead! Sorry to be a little late with the party.  I did not start the New Year healthy but that means there's only improvement ahead right? 

We'll get back to features next week so straight to the party. I can't wait to see what inspiration and ideas you all have in store for 2014.