Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello 2012!

Hello lovelies, happy 2012! 

After indulging in a couple of weeks being technology free to enjoy the Summer sunshine {which has been blissful}; I'm now back and ready to start 2012 with a renewed energy that I can't wait to share with you!

For the first post of the year, I thought I would take a leaf out of Rach's book and create a vision board for 2012, illustrating what I hope to achieve for the year ahead. Also inspired by Rach, I have chosen three words to live by for the year - words that will be guiding everything I do, every decision I make and path I choose. 

Here's what I came up with...


There are so many places I am yet to travel, but this year I have India and Nepal on my list as well as New York. My sister is going away in June for 8 months of travelling and the plan is to meet up with her a couple of times for some fun sisterly adventures together!


The most exciting thing for me in 2012 will be opening my own business. Last year I decided to start freelancing with the aim of setting up a business, so behind the scenes I have been hastily working on some exciting plans that I will be sharing very soon. It has always been a dream of mine to have my own business, so I need to make sure that 2012 is the year this happens!

Of course I have many decorating projects planned - the first of which I will be sharing next week. The pic above with the gorgeous Rubie Green Marilyn fabric is a little bit of a hint - can you guess what it might be??


I'm already relatively healthy (most of the time!) but this year I want to focus more on what I am putting into my body and making my body the strongest it has been yet. I always feel amazing when I do all the right things (eat well, sleep, exercise more) so I intend to do this with gusto and reinvigorate my fitness regime, making sure I consistently challenge my body, along with fuelling it with the proper foods. I plan to share my healthy recipes with you along the way too!

One thing's for sure: 2012 going to be a fun ride, one that I plan on savouring every moment of! Are you ready?!

Rachel xo


  1. Absolutely , more than ready :)
    Sounds like a great year ahead for you I can't wait to see it all unfold for you.
    Hmmm looks like we have a few things in common for this year ;) but more on that later ....
    Glad you're back lovely xx

  2. The plans to meet up with your sister sound so lovely and very exciting!

  3. Hi Rachel and happy New Year! I hope you had a great break and I see that you have started 2012 with many exciting projects! Visiting India is one of my dreams...and I had the pleasure to visit Nepal in 2010 (Katmandu and Pokara) and if you need any recommendations feel free to drop me an email! BTW, I loved your 2011 features!

  4. Wonderful ambitions for the year! Best wishes with everything the new year brings you. xo

  5. Glad to see you back and so full of good plans for the new year. The collage looks great and so do your plans sound. I hope it will all work out the way you planned. You should absolutely go to NY and how great of you to open your own business. Can't wait to hear more!

  6. Great words to live by for the year ahead... couldn't agree more!

  7. Love this post!
    Great idea to do an image board, I'm 100% with you on travelling to India and New York would be perfect!
    Have a great 2012!

    Abigail x

  8. India and Nepal sound so exciting! I've never really considered visiting Nepal, but India is definitely on my list!

  9. Nepal is a big one on my list, it would be such an incredible experience. Lovely wrap up and visual board for your goals!!

  10. How exciting!!!! I hope you get to travel to all the places you want to go and I cannot wait to hear more about your new business!!!! xoxo

  11. Love it Rach! Thank you so much for the shout out too. Nepal - WOW, what an incredible experience that would be. I'll be hanging to see what 2012 brings for you beautiful xx

  12. Happy New Year, Rachel! I love your goals for 2012. It's wonderful that you've decided to start your own business. I know from experience that it's worth the effort. xo

  13. The images you have chosen are gorgeous! Love all of your goals. & you will LOVE india! jas xx

  14. Welcome back Rachel! Glad you've had a nice break and have such exciting plans for a big year ahead!

    Abbey x

  15. what a great idea! I should do the same.

  16. wishing you the very best for 2012!!!

  17. Welcome back! Love this board, all good things to strive to!

  18. Fantastic!!
    Sending you loads of love :)


  19. I hope you make it to India - it really is the most incredible place. I should get around to putting up some more pictures from my trip...

    Andrea x