It’s a New Year!

Happy New Year! I’m always excited about a New Year. It’s a clean, fresh slate!

The beginning of a New Year is a great time to get organized. I’m wanting to organize some things at home but I’m also trying to think of ways to organize my blog.

One of the things I’m implementing is a Gallery Page. You can see where I’ve added it in my header below.

Welcome 2013!
I’ll be adding more of my posts on fashion, beauty and hair tips so keep checking back. I’m hoping it will help you all find things easier.

Another thing I’d like to add to my blog is more video tutorials. But to tell you the truth, I don’t like videoing myself—AT ALL.

My sister always says I’m way too serious in my videos, which is not my personality. If you’re around me for very long, you’ll know I love to laugh!

Well, with the beginning of a New Year, I wanted to personalize my Happy New Year message. Instead of just writing Happy New Year, I tried to say it. But to say it was a flop is an understatement.

I also realized that when I say blog, I say it with two syllables, kind of like this, blo-og. It sounds terrible but it’s my southern drawl coming out! I edited that word out until I can say it with one syllable. :-)

So as you can imagine one of my goals this year is to get better at vlogging. We’ll see!

Have a blessed day!

Beauty for the Heart~~Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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  1. says

    You are adorable! I have traveled at lot and I think everyone has an accent depending on where you live. So don’t worry it. Just be yourself. There will always be haters, and people who judge. But I think you will find the majority of people who follow you like me will just love you and your message! Happy New Year!

  2. Candace says

    Thank you for your honesty in posting your outtakes- anything “new” can be challenging. I appreciate your attempt(s) and look forward to seeing more of your vlogs/tutorials!

  3. Joanna S. says

    Lol. Too funny. Believe me, most of the rest of of would end up with something VERY similar. Don’t give up! :)

  4. Jeanine says

    Loved it Cyndi! Please do more videos. So glad you don’t take yourself so seriously. Humor like a smile is the best beauty secret. Have a blessed new year!

  5. Lee Ann says

    One of my goals for the new year is to start a blog, but I have no clue about any of it, the technology, how to get started, etc. I would not have any idea at all how to do a video! Good for you!

  6. Fran says

    That was awesome love that your keeping it real.. Being in the North and from Alabama people think your a southern idiot even with a degree I have been here in MN now 18 years and my accent want go anywhere, but some love it and some don’t I love it cause it reminds me where I’m from and proud !!! Bless Your Heart!!! And they really love when I say that !!!

  7. says

    Hey Cyndi!

    I loved the video and your “accent”. I am from N.C., so I too have a southern accent. Thanks for posting the video, and keep them coming. Looking forward to your 2013 blog posts.

    Happy New Year.

  8. Lisa says

    You’re too much Cyndi! I loved it. Just keepin it real right ?? So cute! And so is your accent. I live in NJ so I’m not sure what you would call my accent but its definitely not as great as yours!! Practice, practice, practice as they say. The more videos you do the more comfortable you will become and more of your personality will shine through!! I’m enjoying seeing you and your blog grow and looking forward to 2013 with you. Blessings sweet sister :)

  9. Shannon says

    I am also from Kentucky and I think your southern drawl is charming. I love you blog and I wish you and your family a blessed New Year.

  10. Jill says

    Happy New Year, Cyndi! I love that you showed us your video. It was cute. I love your KY accent! It’s way better than my “hick” GA accent. I try very hard not to sound so country, but it’s hopeless! Once when I was explaining something to a new patient, he looked at me like I was crazy. I just laughed and said “I know it’s hard to believe I have a college degree. I also passed two board exams for this. Can you believe it?” He smiled after that:) People tend to associate Southern accents with stupidity thanks to film & tv.

  11. Wendy says

    Too funny! It’s good to see that your aren’t as perfect as you appear. Thanks for being “real” and I think a weekly blooper video would be great. Happy New Year!

  12. judith hall says

    Happy New Year Cyndi! Your Kentucky accent suits you perfectly, it’s as cute as you are. I loved your message, you are funny and very authentic… two things I love about my good friends.
    Your new plans for the blog sound so creative and exciting, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
    Most of all, thank you for Philippians 4:8, what a great scripture to begin the New Year. My wish for health, happiness and God’s greatest blessings to you and yours in the New Year.

    p.s My New Year surprise? Another grandchild to steal my heart will be arriving in July or August!

  13. Shari says

    HA you’re absolutely adorable! Loved this!! I really enjoy the “keeping it real” aspect, as more & more blogs become overly professional and polished, to the point where they become so commercial that they simply lose my interest. This was the best!

    Happy New Year to you as well!

  14. Maureen McCroskey says

    Hi Cyndi, I live one state over in Cincinnati, Ohio, right across the river from Kentucky and we don’t have a southern accent, but I always enjoy hearing one as it always sounds so friendly and inviting–just like your blog. I stumbled on your blog a few months ago and really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us! God bless and Happy New Year!

  15. Selene says

    LOL…, your funny Cindy, thanks for sharing the bloopers. Happy New Year and THANK YOU for taking the time to share in your blog. I look forward to seeing what’s next in 2013.

  16. says

    I am laughing so hard! That is too cute and I’m sure most of us would feel equally as awkward sitting in front of a camera. Thanks for keeping it real and fun! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

  17. says

    Happy new year to you too Cyndi! I think you’re absolutely adorable on video! (I loved the vlog of you and your sis going to the Habitat Restore!) Don’t think of videos as tons and tons of people watching, just talk as if you’re sitting across from one of your readers and be yourself; that’s why we love you! ;o)


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