I hope all of you have enjoyed this recent holiday break. I have to say I’ve been on Holiday Lala Land mode for much of the past few weeks! Back to normal starts next Monday. Chris has been off since last week so we’ve been making the most of spending time together with the girls. I have a number of photos from Christmas I’d love to share with you but for this post, I want to talk about New Year’s. Wow. Just a day away!

To start, here’s a little New Year’s Eve “bar” I created for the holidays with New Year’s in mind. We’re actually going to a local friend’s New Year’s eve party this evening.

Holiday bar

The silly festive wine bottle covers were purchased at Pier 1 Imports last year. Instead of placing candles on the pillars, I placed ornaments to bring more sparkle to the setting. I kept the wine glasses and bottles neatly contained with a serving tray from West Elm. This is the simplest bar setting to recreate!

Now, let’s talk about being excited about the upcoming New Year.

There’s something about the beginning of a new year that always gets me excited and motivated. I don’t want to sound like a perpetual optimist but being a Debbie-Downer isn’t exactly my style. I wholeheartedly believe that our attitude and the energy we bring contribute immensely to our success. Success in anything and everything.

Last year on New Year’s Eve 2013, I was excited about the idea of getting this blog started. Without much of a road map but a heart full of excitement, Beauteeful Living was launched on my goal date of March 20, 2014 (First day of Spring). Today on New Year’s Eve 2014, I am even more excited and motivated regarding this blog and my vision for it in 2015. You can read all about it in an upcoming post this month. Thank you so much for joining me in this adventure!

What are you most excited about in the upcoming year? Whatever it is, I hope you ring in 2015Β with high hopes, positive thoughts, and more than anything else….ex-cite-ment! Happy 2015 lovely readers. Xoxo, Tee