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It’s that time of year – January makes us contemplate the year ahead and all of the things we’d like to accomplish. I am not big on making resolutions but instead I focus on setting goals. I sat down recently and made goal lists for the coming year and when I painted them I thought to myself that I should share these as inspiration sheets. So here are short and long term goal sheets. Only write down three to five goals as that allows you to be more focused. Also,  be specific with your goals because being to broad or too abstract allows you to get out of it.

LOW RES Long Term Goals Sheet

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LOW RES Short Term Goals Sheet

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions from 1942 – 1943

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This amazing list of Woody Guthrie’s from the 1940’s brings such a smile. It is at once delicious and profound and thoughtful and tragic. What a beautiful tale in both words, hopes and tiny doodles. I think it would be such a good idea to create drawn journal pages that are resolutions or goals for the coming year. Hmmmm . . . . stay tuned for that.

Woody Guthrie’s resolutions found on Boing Boing

  • Lovely Christmas

Hope everyone has been enjoying holiday decorating, gift wrapping and meal prepping. Here is a little treat to download for your desktop wallpaper from Lovely Lula. Merry Christmas!

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Here is a sweet little gift from us at Lovely Lula, some free holiday printables. These gift tags are the perfect way to spruce up any gift, with minimal effort. Simply click to download the free PDFs we’ve provided and print them out. Make yours are unique and print them on a nice piece of card-stock or your favorite paper then cut around the designs, hole punch and tie a ribbon through the hole. You can have fabulous handcrafted gift tags in minutes! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!







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It’s Black Friday. Is your refrigerator stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers? Why do we prepare so much for one meal? Now what do we do with all the left overs? Let’s get to sharing ideas because really a delicious turkey deserves a better after life then being slapped between two pieces of wonder bread. Tis the season for soup I say. I make a killer chicken noodle soup and so this year I am going to alter my recipe and make it with all of the left over turkey. If the batch it too big I’ll freeze some and pull it out mid winter to enjoy on a day when dinner prep is just too much. Here is my recipe normally made with chicken but altered for a post Thanksgiving change. Enjoy!




2 lbs Carrots

1 Celery bunch

2 Yellow Onions

1 Bunch whole leaf Parsley

3 Bay leaves

1 tsp marjoram

1 Garlic bulb (peeled)

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive Oil

12 oz egg noodles (I use Gluten Free)

Directions For Broth:

  1. Strip all of the meat off of the carcass.
  2. Cut up 1 pound of carrots, one onion and half of a celery bunch.
  3. Place carcass, cut carrots, onion, celery, bay leaves, half of the garlic bulb and ½ of the parsley bunch into a large pot cover with water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook in the pot for one hour.
  5. Strain broth into a bowl, discard the carcass, vegetables and bay leaves.

Directions For Soup:

  1. Cut up 1 pound of carrots, one onion and half of a celery bunch.
  2. In a stock pot place 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Add freshly cut vegetables cook in the oil until the onions are clear (5 to 7 min.)
  4. Add broth, turkey, marjoram, salt and pepper and other half of parsley bunch.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes
  6. Cook noodles in a separate pan
  7. Dish noodles into a bowl and pour soup over top. Serve immediately.


NOTE: This recipe will make a lot of soup so serve some and then freeze the rest in small freezer bags to pull out when the mood strikes. It will keep in the freezer for 6 months.

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