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A Fresh Start for an Amazing New Year (Saturday Spotlight)

Amazing?…Should I even use that word in the title?  I mean, I don’t want to jinx 2022 or anything… Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you…(and each week I attempt to publish my blog post on Saturday but sometimes I get a bit delayed).  Maybe posting on time should be one of my New Year’s resolutions!  Anyway, I’m going to be optimistic and hope that 2022 ends up better than 2021…and it just has to be better than 2020, right?  Cheers to a fresh start for an amazing new year!

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Ways to Start Fresh in the New Year:

Whether you’re making an official list of New Year’s resolutions or just have some simple goals in mind, I hope some of these ideas will inspire you!  

Look Back Before You Look Forward:

If you’re like me, you find it helpful to look back at your accomplishments before you start fresh for the new year.  For instance, last week I shared my top ten most popular posts of 2021.  As always, I find it interesting to see what resonates with my readers.  Knowing what you like, helps me create future blog posts.

pink flowers in blue and white porcelain - most popular blog posts of 2021

Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2021

In addition to reviewing my most popular posts, I always like to look back at my own favorites for the year.  Sure, I love to see what everyone else likes but I also think it’s important to share what I feel passionate about.  After all, if I’m going to stay motivated with fresh content in the new year, I need to enjoy what I’m doing!

Round bar cart styled for summer - favorites of 2021

My Favorites of 2021 – A Look Back

Give Your Home a Fresh Start in the New Year:

Once you pack away all your holiday decor, do you find your home feeling a little bare?  See if you find any of my ideas helpful as you transition from Christmas to winter decor.

burning candle vignette with plate an pineapple - fresh start for the new year

How to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor

Stay on Track with Your Goals for the New Year:

Need a little motivation for the new year?  Yes, I think we all do!  Here are 5 ways to kick start your goals!

home office desk and computer - fresh start for the new year

Goals for the New Year – 5 Ways to Kick Start Them!

Even though next Christmas is probably the last thing on your mind, here are 5 things you can do now to make next Christmas easier.  In a few months, you’ll be glad you planned ahead!

5 things to do now - fresh start for the new year

5 Things You Can Do Now to Make Next Christmas Easier

Shopping Ideas for a Fresh Start in the New Year:

During this time of year, our organization goals can seem overwhelming.  Just start out small with something like your junk drawer.  Here are a bunch of drawer organizers to choose from.

Drawer organizer - fresh start for new year


Keep your organization pretty with seagrass baskets.

seagrass baskets - fresh start for organization in the new year


From what I’ve heard, this book is supposed to be life changing.  My husband gave it to me for Christmas and it’s at the top of my pile for 2022!

The Blue Zones Challenge

The Blue Zones Challenge

For even more ideas for a fresh start in the new year, here are some finds from around the internet:

There, that should get you started!  Hopefully, you found some helpful tips you can use this year!  

As we head into another year, I hope you’re getting some value out of my Saturday Spotlight posts each week.  If there is anything specific you’d like me to highlight in the coming weeks, please let me know.  

What are your plans for this fresh new year?

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  1. Great tips, here, Shelley. I need to make de-cluttering a goal! I made a small dent last winter, but there’s so much stuff in my house. If only I could get my husband to part with things!

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