Life, Vancouver

14 things for 2014

January 5, 2014

this week

  1. Planning our wedding (p.s. we got engaged!! post here) – I’ve only bought one wedding book, because well, I couldn’t resist. I’m trying to not go overboard – yet.  Pinterest is a wedding planning bonanza. We’ve also looked at a few venues which is super exciting.
  2. Engagement Party – Our parents are holding an engagement party with close family and friends at the end of the month. It’s the first official celebration and real beginning of our wedding adventure! I am so looking forward to it.
  3. Adam’s 30th Birthday – Adam’s big 3-0 is at the beginning of March. I’m looking forward to planning a big bash for him to enjoy.
  4. Learning more about photography – I was super excited to receive a Tripod for Christmas, and I really want to learn more about my cameras possibilities and how to properly use the settings.
  5. Organization – We’ve lived in the house a year, and boy have we filled it up! 2014 will be the year of organizing, getting rid of excess and sanity 😉
  6. Blogging – In December I officially began writing as a freelance writer for VancityBuzz – a local Vancouver blog – as a recipe developer. I am so looking forward to continuing to share my recipes and food photography.
  7. Spending time with friends – I love hosting get togethers and dinners with friends.  I bought Adam some games for Christmas so I’m hoping some game nights are in the future. 
  8. Planning a trip away – last year we went to Vegas for a weekend, but I’m hoping maybe this year we can plan a little getaway too. 
  9. Routines – I’m hoping we can get back into a good all around routine – eating healthy, being active, work and life balance. 
  10. Trying out new recipes – 2013 brought about lots of changes in diet due to food allergies. I also tried out vegan recipes. I would love to continue to explore and experiment with new recipes for the blog!
  11. Read more books – I bought a handful of novels towards the end of 2013 and I’ve read only a couple. I would love to set aside more time for reading – less for technology. 
  12. Turning 26 – I thought turning 25 would be crazy, but I am excited for what 26 brings!
  13. Spending more time with Family – Spending time over the holidays with both our families was great, I love being with family – especially at your parents because you feel like a kid again. I love family dinners, and spending time with our adorable little niece.
  14. Being adventurous – who knows what 2014 will hold, but I’m ready to explore all that it’s got!

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  • Reply Hinna January 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    I had no idea you were engaged! Congratulations!!

    • Reply Alicia January 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      haha! I should post about that.. it happened just before Christmas! I guess I need to update the blog world too =)

  • Reply Britta January 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    UM.. CONGRATS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!! Bah, that is so exciting!! Love all the things 2014 has in store for you 🙂

    • Reply Alicia January 6, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Thanks Britta!!! happy new year to you too!

  • Reply Aunt Louise January 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Looking forward to the engagement party! The #10 New Recipies section for 2014, I am always substituting ingredients to be diabetic friendly. Some heritage flours have more fibre. In December I bought whole grain EMMER flour it has almost double the fibre than carbs. The taste is very flavourful. Lou I still remember you as the small gal standing on the kitchen chair as my helper making buns! Luvs

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