2016 – More of the Same, Please

Happy New Year my crafty little elves! As you might have guessed, this is my obligatory ‘Welcome to 2016’ post with a little round-up of the previous year. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of these posts from other bloggers so I thought I would do one too!

2015 year in review boldly gold

2015 was the best year of my life. I feel like it flew in and slowed down at all the right times for me to enjoy the best parts. By far the most monumental and exciting thing was getting engaged! Of the best year of my life, the 14th of September 2015 is definitely the best day. We also bought a house which we will be able to move into in April! We went on a lot of trips – Marrakech being a highlight – and generally just enjoyed spending time together.

2016 is going to have a different vibe, but definitely not in a bad way. There will be a severe lack of fancy holidays and a lot more saving going on. We don’t actually own any furniture (aside from a coffee table and my sewing desk) so there’s going to be a lot of cash rapidly flying out of our savings account in preparation for the big move. Not only that, but we are also saving up for our wedding in 2017! Needless to say we will still enjoy ourselves, but our trips will be to the likes of Ikea and DFS instead of Morocco πŸ™‚

Instead of resolutions I have a list of things I want to do in 2016 so I thought I would share them here.

Continue to scrapbook our lives

Decorate our new house and do A LOT more DIY

Design and send out save the dates for our wedding

Pick a wedding dress

Learn calligraphy

Make a bodice and skirt block

Start writing my book

Finally make the Archer shirt

All pretty achievable I think! Obviously the decorating will be a major WIP and I don’t expect to complete it this year, but it would be great to have the living room, craft room and master bedroom finished. The book thing is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’ve had an idea playing about in my head for ages. I feel a bit awkward sharing the premise here as I don’t really think you guys want to know how depraved my mind really is. Think murder most foul and you’re 1/8 of the way there. I also want to take better care of myself but that’s not really a resolution, more of a life choice to avoid having a heart attack at 30.

I’ve been blogging for exactly 3 years now and I’m ridiculously proud of this little site. I enjoy tinkering with the code and giving it a bit of a facelift every now and again. I’ll definitely continue to write here until it no longer feels fun to do so, which seems quite impossible right now. So in 2016 you can expect more sewing, new crafts, home improvements and wedding chat from Boldly Gold! I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

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2 thoughts on “2016 – More of the Same, Please

  1. A lovely post! Really like the sentiment of writing ‘until it no longer feels fun… which seems quite impossible!’ I’m off to Marrakech this month- any top tips??

    1. Thanks so much Natalie! Oh you lucky thing! Definitely try one of the walking food tours – the best way to see the city IMO πŸ™‚ We also took a Moroccan cooking class at Faime D’espices which I can’t recommend enough!

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