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we resolve to…

Here at The Glitter Life, we believe in home improvement, self improvement, wardrobe improvement…life improvement in general. We love the start of a new year – it gives us a little extra push to make some positive changes in our lives.

New Years Resolutions
six steps to a better us.

1. Get organized. Try as we might, we’ve never been able to use the “task” function on our phones effectively. We’re paper people, and we like to check stuff off. We love this pretty to-do list from Sugar Paper, now available here.

2. Live healthier by drinking one pressed juice a day. You guys know we love Roots Pressed Juices.

3. Develop a signature scent for our homes and our boutiques. We vote for Voluspa Crisp Champagne, now available here.

4. Give more of our time, our money, our talents and our love.

5. Take care of our skin. We each have a Clarisonic, but we aren’t great about using them every day. This year we vow to make them part of our daily routines.

6. Cook. We both like to whip up party appetizers (also hereherehere and here) but it’s rare that we cook weeknight meals. Stay tuned for some healthy, easy recipes you can make any night of the week.

What changes are you making for 2014? Tweet or Instagram us @glitter_blog_xo.

PS – After ringing in the new year separately (check out our instagram for pics), we met up and took some pretty amazing photos. Maybe we should add another resolution to our list: Take one decent photo together in 2014.

New Year's Eve
this is actually the best one of the night.
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friday five: new year's resolutions.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

We’re focusing on New Year’s Resolutions for this week’s Friday Five. Behold, our top five resolutions for 2013.

1. Upgrade our desks. We’ve talked about work spaces before here and here, so you might think that our offices are already pretty fantastic. Not the case. There’s always room for improvement! We need creative yet functional spaces that allow for major multi-tasking.  Stephanie Todaro, contributor to the fabulous blog Design*Sponge, has three new desk set-ups to inspire your own office makeover.

Quirky Desk
we must, must must have that dachshund letter holder.  we must.

2. Take our manicures to the next level. Normally we just experiment with nail color…but this year we’re going to go beyond polish and try this chic glitter mani from the Glitter Guide (of course).

Glitter Mani
we can do this, we can do this…

3. Eat more vegetables. We’re actually pretty healthy eaters…but we could probably benefit from eating a few more veggies. Check out these amaze healthy fruit and vegetable recipes from Cooking Light.

Lentil-Barley Burgers
Lentil-Barley Burgers with Fiery Fruit Salsa.

4. Train for a 5K. L, a sorta-kinda runner, was sidelined in 2012 by injury after injury. This year, it’s back to square one. We’re both going to run a 5k…at some point. Here’s our training plan. 

L walked this 5K...but will run the next!
L walked this 5K…but will run the next!

5. Learn to frost cupcakes.  It’s time to step up our baking game. We’ve put this off long enough. Valentine’s Day is coming up and WE NEED TO LEARN how to frost cupcakes.  Our Best Bites gives the BEST how-to.

Cupcake piping
first: get your piping right!

Inspire us with your resolutions! Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.

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