Ringing in the New Year with Napkins

That's right. Napkins. Because, like underwear, they are one of life's necessities. I have napkins already, of course, but they are for everyday use: stained, wrinkled, kid-friendly. I thought maybe it was time for some fun, "company" napkins. You know, for all our company. Ha. But I am in a dinner club, and I am hosting it this weekend (Scandinavian theme!), so they will get used then, at least! I wish I had made them a bit larger. They are 12" squares. I think 17" squares would be better, but I didn't have enough material.

Are you a new year's resolutions kind of person? I am. I mean, why not set goals? As long as I am not completely disillusioned about it. So my goals for 2012:

1. Read through the Bible with my husband. We are using this guide.
2. Get me some chickens. If you know me, you know this has been my resolution for about four years now...and the city I live in has hindered my chicken ownership thus far. So! I decided to pretend they are on board and get some anyway. Ha.
3. Make more clothes and give more random homemade gifts.
4. Lose the baby weight. I mean, really.
5. Be content with what I have. I basically am already, but sometimes, I go to someone's big house and think, "Man, I wish I had a bigger house." But then when I go home, I realize that if I had a bigger house, it would be filled with stuff. And I don't like stuff. Or cleaning, for that matter. :)
6. More quality family time, less Facebook.
7. Stop saying "unthaw" (incorrect). Start saying "thaw" (correct).

I think that's about it. Hope you are having a fabulous January!


  1. I love chevron. Happy New Year!

  2. The napkins are adorable - punchy and fun. Dinner parties are just the inspiration we all need to get out the fancy wares and enjoy them. As for your resolution #5, I am with you. I'm weird, I love my "things" but am very particular not to have many of them, if that makes sense. Many of my friends are rockin' the McMansions so a 900 sq foot apartment seems a little like hardship. And it's not. Cheers to the new year, Kristy! You have quite the perfect family.

  3. Love the napkins! I've been thinking about making napkins forever...

    You say "unthaw"? For some reason, I think that's hilarious. So, you mean, like freeze?

    Happy New Year!

  4. Nicely staged last picture. Modern and traditional all at once.
    I like the "square" spoon.
    And the marbles.