Friday, January 14, 2011

Resolutions for 2011

After reading Maria Killam's 2011 resolution post on her blog Colour Me Happy, I'm compelled to write a list myself.  Nothing like a little blog peer pressure to hold my feet to the fire! Here goes:
{Can you recommend a good paint to cover tiles?}
1. Paint over the crocus tiles in my kitchen. We bought our home less than three years ago, and I cannot look at these tiles for another year. So much to remodel in this house, but I'll make my resolution manageable!

2. Revamp my Loretta Fontaine Jewelry business logo, blog and website. The logo and website looked good five years ago, and now look a bit dated. And this four month old blog APPLESandRUBIES? - time to give it a more professional shine!

3. Do a dive off the board and swim the four strokes decently -Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly for 25 yards each, with a proper turn at the wall between each stroke. I'm heading to my fourth Intro to Competitive Swimming Class next Tuesday. Please wish me luck on this one - My flutter kick is not fluttering.
{Penciled in dreams: a peek into my sketchbook}
4. I'm really thrilled on how amazing 2010 turned out for my business, but for 2011, a dozen new jewelry designs, including a bracelet (I'm asked every year!)
{inspiration board of designer Barbara Barry}
5. Put up a beautiful inspiration board in my jewelry studio.
May I guest blog for YOU?
6. Be asked to be a guest blogger on three blogs in 2011,  I'm ready and willing! Any topic you can dream up! Email me!!!

Wish me luck! My seventh and last  resolution would be a bit open-ended: look for bliss and balance. Balance between family (yes, I have a husband and three kids) and business, and bliss in exploring new opportunities with an open heart!


Do you have any resolutions you'd like to share? Add them in the comments below!


  1. I can't wait to see your new designs! Especially the bracelet!

    I will also look forward to seeing what you come up with for the tiles. What a fun idea!

  2. Thanks, Carrie!- I promise to work on that bracelet!

    I just noticed there are three "dead" crocuses below the basket on the crocus tiles. Too funny!


  3. your jewelery is just lovely, i'll have to keep you in mind for gift purchases this spring:)

  4. Please be my guest! Love your list and I know you will meet and surpass all your goals!

  5. I am with you with your number 3.

  6. Inspiration board is on my list too! And a lot of other things. You can be a guest on my blog anytime! :-)

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have been enjoying reading your posts, and smiled at the thought that we both have/had Aunts who made towering coconut cakes for the holidays. What treasured memories!!

  8. Wonderful resolutions. I was actually a competitive swimmer growing up and one of my goals is to get back in the pool this year - but I think I'm going to wait til it's just a tad warmer!!

  9. Hi Loretta, I do wish you success !!
    I have to start thinking about mine and I will let you know!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by the other day!
    I wish you a wonderful Sunday!

  10. Hi Loretta,
    I happen to be on the computer when I saw your comment. Smile... Thank you for stopping by. I also notice we share some favorite blogs.
    Your jewelry is beautiful! I noticed you sell to the Artisan Shop & Gallery. I am a stone throw away from them.
    I'm off to sign up and follow you. xo

  11. Thank you everyone for all the encouragement on my list! And the guest blog offers. I'm excited!

    Purple Flowers- So fun that we both have those towering coconut cake recipes. Of course, to a kid, any cake over two layers was towering!


  12. Great list! So happy to discover your blog.and I love jewelry, so there you go!:)

  13. What a wonderful list. I am new to your blog. I really like it! What beautiful jewelry. S glad to have found you.

  14. That's what I need - bliss and balance. And of course a new bracelet! Kudos on the swimming! My sons are all competitive swimmers so I know the amount of training you are putting into it. Me, I sink like a rock!
    xo Cathy

  15. One of my resolutions is to read more blogs like yours! Thank you for stopping by The Buzz and I can't wait to read more of yours.


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