Monday, January 4, 2010

A Giveaway to Treasure!!

THE WINNER CHOSEN ON RANDOM.ORG WAS #19 - DIET DP LOVING MOM. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please claim your prize by e-mailing me at glamlifehousewife@gmail.com, and I will get you in contact with Jon so you can get your canvas soon! :)

Woo-Hoo!! Welcome to my very first giveaway on the new page!! Exciting stuff going on here, I tell ya!!

Do you remember my post on The Cutest Gift?

Weeb886

Well, Jon has so generously offered to create a 8.5 X 11 custom canvas just for YOU!!

That is, if you win the contest.

:)

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me one New Year's Resolution you have made for yourself. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Thursday.

Good Luck!!

167 comments:

Kelly said...

cool contest, whit! well, one of my resolutions for this year is to get my business up and running more smoothly! Of course, I want to be more busy in my makings, and get a lot more product made!

Sarah Halstead said...

Great Contest! My resolution this year is to lose weight after I have baby #2 in May.

Shannon said...

My resolution is to chill out more. I'm finishing my M.Ed and working on National Boards, so I really need to take time to chill.

Mandy said...

Great contest! One of my resolutions is to find a better balance between being a wife, mom, and myself

Jane said...

Ooh fun! My new years resolution was to send a letter of apology to my sister's ex-boyfriend for holding a grudge against him. He did some truly horrible things to my family, but I'm really trying to forgive and forget (which is the real resolution). Now, I ABSOLUTELY have to send the email, because I spoke to him for the first time in 18 months at about 1205AM January 1 and to say I was rude and uncouth is being polite. Ugh. This is why I need to forgive and forget and apparently apologize and beg for forgiveness. :)

lauren said...

My resolution is to start a family in '10!

ally, zane, avery and nola said...

i have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. sleep is precious. but i have made it a priority to get up earlier than them, get in the shower and have just 5 minutes of "me time" before the day really begins :)

Jennifer said...

To love a certain someone very very well in the way that Christ has taught us to love...with patience, kindness, etc, etc, etc!

HJ. said...

to read my Bible every day. and to have a baby. . .

Laura said...

What a neat print! I have two resolutions - most importantly, to journal at least 4 times a week and take time to listen and record what the Lord speaks to me. That is tough as a mom of two year old twin girls! Not so much the writing part as taking time to listen part. :) My other resolution is to make it to the gym at least once a week. I am all about achievable goals this year rather than aiming too high and feeling let down. :) My fingers are crossed - I just took down the fabric wall hangings in M & G's room to work on creating a cute, fun toddler/little girl decor!

The Undomestic Army Wife said...

My resolution this year is to remember birthdays and anniversaries. This is one thing I have yet to be able to do. I want to make everyones day special by sending a card instead of making a required phone call.

Miss Anne said...

My resolution is to GIVE more.

Be more GIVING of my..
time.
efforts.
money.
friendships.
Faith.
creative spirit.

I think 2010 is going to be a year of GIVING.

:)

mymessynest said...

My resolution is to meal plan and cook more from scratch!

Weeksie50 said...

How fun are you?

One of my New Year Resolutions is to spend more time in the WORD.

Maureen said...

I can't pass up a contest!

I have several new years resolutions this year, which i posted on my own blog, but the one I'll write here is to train for and participate in a 5k. I figure it will help me get in shape and prepare for my field work at the same time.

Caroline said...

Oh how cute!

My New Years resolutions.

Be a better sister, friend and daughter, and read my Bible more.

Thank you for hosting!! Cant wait to see who wins

Pursuing the Impossible said...

Yay!

My New Year's Resolution is to train and run a half marathon in an attempt to get into shape. I've been working out already, but I want this push to make me get my bum to the gym!

Mrs. Haid said...

My resolution is really focusing on a word/intent. Which is the word GUSTO. I want to live with Gusto, not with apathy!

Diet DP Loving Mom said...

Fingers crossed. New Year's Resolution: find balance in my life.

Emily said...

Great gift to start your giveaways! I was looking through his stuff after that original post, he does nice work. my new years "goal" as i call it so for no injuries in 2010!! Seems weird, but I spent all of 2009 hurt from both my tailbone and sciatica. Somehow I managed to move across country while dealing with these, so I'm hoping to have a better year :]

Jennifer Leigh said...

To have another baby...but that was last years too :(

The Dworianyns said...

This is so cute, I would love one of my own! My 2010 resolution is to be pregnant by the end of the year!!

Dana said...

The one of the new years resolutions that I made is to lose weight. I know that all of us make this resolution, but I am doing it for different reasons...due to the fact that we are wanting to start a family and due to some other medical conditions I need to lose the weight to have a healthy pregnancy.

Liz said...

My New Year's Resolution-I don't have one. I just try to improve as the year goes on instead of breaking my resolutions quickly and being disappointed.

Scott and Katie Dietrich said...

Love this contest! I have set a couple new years resolutions this year and 2 of them are: Cook more and only go out to dinner once a week...I created a food blog to help me cook more ordinaryfoodfromordinarypeople(@)blogspot(.)com
And my second one it to do better in school and pay attention...I am paying for the classes!

LStewart said...

I only have one resolution this year and that was to not have any resolution that I absolutely could not keep. By not making a resolution then I won't be disappointed when I blow it.

Veronica said...

Woot! Woot! congrats on your 1st Giveaway!!
My New Year's Resolution is to continue last year's: LIVE LIFE! Get out and enjoy the GIFT that it is meant to BE! ;-)
Thanks!

Allison said...

To be the best wife I can be.. when I become one in May! :)

bride4life said...

To get pregnant this year...and to save for a new car.

Heather said...

My resolution for 2010 is to be a better wife and mother and have more patience. And to lose the baby weight (and more!) after my 2nd is born in June!

Stephanie L Wilhelm said...

simplify and declutter all aspects of my life.

{jon is one talented artist! love the canvas!}

Emily said...

Lose weight and be more proactive in achieving the goals I have for myself instead of sitting on the sidelines!

Amey said...

One of my goals for 2010 is to finish decorating our house. I need to find the right art and put the time into it!

Happy Dash said...

I have a thing against "resolutions", but I do reevaluate my life and changes I need to make to improve it ... one that my husband and I are working on together is being more positive! So I suppose that's a resolution, I just call it otherwise so I'm more likely to stick to it :)

for the love said...

So cute! One of my resolutions this year is to finish furnishing & decorating our house. We bought the house a year and a half ago and there are still too many empty walls!

the shark said...

same resolution, different year... to get in shape. No baby to blame it on this year!

Rebekah said...

One of my resolutions for this year is to cook a lot more. My husband and I both work and go to school, so cooking every week isn't a priority, but I want it to be! I also am looking forward to cooking through The Pioneer Woman cookbook!

OK to VA said...

How exciting!

You know I'm not big on resolutions! But since I have to name one to win, it would be to be a better friend. Sometimes I get so caught up in other things that I leave my friendships in the dust.

OOOH, I hope I win! ;-)

Lisa said...

Love the giveaway. Thanks for the chance! I ma trying not to sweat the small stuff.

southerngraduate said...

I need to clean out and reorganize my closet. It's a mess!

Janna said...

I love this giveaway! One of my New Year Resolutions is to eat healthier and cut out most of the fast food I eat.

Julee said...

Love this giveaway!!! My new years resolution is to open an etsy shop! Just need to get brave enough to do it.

Kristin said...

RELAX!!

Jessica Hill said...

My resolution is to be more healthy... not to really "diet" or "exercise" but to eat less bad food and more good food and to be more active!

Sweetbabs said...

Mine is to communicate with my husband better. Our relationship has been nose diving for some time now and after our last big fight on Christmas eve we decided that some things needed to change. We both are now reading the Five Love Languages and talking way more then we have in years about what we both want and need from each other.

Following HIM said...

Oh what fun! One of my "goals" is to treat my body healthy and exercise regularly!
~Elyse

Making a House a Home said...

My resolution this year is to be more save more money!

ElleBee said...

Oh, how very cool! One of my NY resolutions is to be more conscious about spending daily time with God.

Mrs. Lukie said...

Whitney! I forgot to tell you that I ordered a print from Jon for my hubby of him & our 14 year old dog for Christmas! He LOVED it...and it was better than I imagined it would be :)

Anyway, I wouldn't mind winning one ;) My New Year's Resolution is to spend more quiet time with God.

Jenn Ford said...

That is so cute!!

I have a few resoultions this year, but the one I will be sure to keep is to start trying to make a baby ASAP :)

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

One of my new year's resolutions is to work more with my kids and teach them more at home. As far as education and God go!

Carol said...

I'd love to win this giveaway for my grandson's picture!

My #1 resolution for 2010 is to go to bed before midnight & get up by 8:00 AM to excersie.

G. said...

One of my goals is to read the whole Bible this year. :)

annecrosby said...

My goal for this upcoming year is to become more involved in my church.

Mrs. Carioca said...

One of my resolutions is to study Portuguese each week!

Bupp family said...

my goal this year is to do the chronalogical bible study in a year!

Katie Mentzel said...

we are having a biggest loser contest at work so my NY resolution is to win it!

Jon, Kristin, Kalyn, and Emily said...

Mine is to have more patience with my little girls and just have more fun with them. They're grwoing up WAY too fast!!!

Arlynn said...

Woo hoo... I love it & can't wait to get one of these done of sweet Max!!!

My current NY Resolution is to work together with the Hubs to buy our first house :-)

We've already been looking around & I'm having fun... but I'm so looking forward to having our very own place together & making it ours!!!

Thanks for the opportunity - I'm crossing my fingers!

XOXO

Arlynn said...

p.s. Plus, I should win since today's my birthday :-)

Amy said...

My resolution is to mentally and physically get myself in a better place after the loss of my son. It's been 8 months now, and I'm ready to try for a baby again, and I don't want to be a mess during the process.

Kelly said...

My resolution is to work on cleaning my house better since it really has to be done!

This is amazing btw, I loved it!

Christie said...

I would like to learn to balance better. Meaning balance all the other stuff that might be considered resolutions this year: like creating a more efficient housekeeping routine, eating healthy and exercising each day, spending more quality time with my husband.

The Taylors said...

To finish working on our fixer upper house! Lots and lots of hard work, especially when there are two small kiddos in our house who will be "trying" to help ;)

SB said...

Yay! This is so fun! Congrats on the 2 new sites--I am really looking forward to both of them. :-)

A new year's resolution? Stretch deeper in relationships. Over the last couple of years I've not put the amount of effort into friendships like I should.

LoriDarlin' said...

Wow! You're going all out on this ch-ch-change!! I need to see how you manage all of your time. My new year's resolution is to be better at keeping up with laundry - including having it hung up and in drawers - NO MORE PILES! & to always keep an updated checkbook - NO MORE PILES OF RECEIPTS! And just an all around better person - momma, wife, daughter, sister, etc.

Abby♥ said...

cool give-a-way! my new years resolution is to stop biting my finger nails, and defintely to be a better sister, daughter and friend.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I like your cooking through the cook book idea! I do believe I will lose my baby weight and begin running with Gooner!

josephinechoo said...

Cool!!!!

One of my new year resolution is to stop growing horizontally!! I'm fat!!

wendy said...

to lose 50 pounds :)

Vanessa Washburn said...

One of my resolutions is to run a 5K

teampischke said...

one of my resolutions was to "craft" more for my children.. so far so good!

Bombtastic Belle said...

Besides the every-year resolution of getting in shape, we're hoping to get pregnant :)

Crystal said...

Hey girl! My New Year's resolution is to get into Nursing School and balance my family/work/school with grace-- we will see! :)

Kuckie said...

Patience...to have more patience is my new year's resolution. I never seem to have enough!

The Wife of a Fisherman said...

My resolutions are to stay organized,exercise more often, and buy a new house!

Kristen said...

Awesome first giveaway! My #1 new year's resolution is to pay off all of our debts except for our house.

Kelly said...

My main resolution this year is to be content in all things and to realize how truly blessed I am.

Stacey said...

Mine is/was to give up my awful habit, not only for myself, but for my family!! So far...I am doing great!!! =)

Jen said...

I want to send birthday/anniversary cards to everyone I love this year!

Megan said...

Great contest! One of my resolutions is to be more positive. Sometimes my default is to view a new or complicated situation as negative. I want to change this about myself.

zentmrs said...

My resolution is to stay more organized and therefore (hopefully) less stressed! Thanks for the fun!

Mandy said...

One of my resolutions is to get caught up on my scrapbooking, I am a year and a half behind. Being pregnant and having a now 10 month old, put it on the back burner and I need to get back on it!!

Melanie said...

woohoo!! giveaway!! :)
since i like to set 'goals' as opposed to 'resolutions'... my goals for this new year are to drink more water and get more sleep. it sounds easy enough, but i tend to let my schedule control me, instead of vice versa, so it might be more difficult for me than i think.

S.S. said...

My resolution is to finish my book by May. I think I can do it. :)

Carol VR said...

Just one?!?...LOL

To get fit, cook one new meal a week, read a novel per month, drink more water, declutter...

Phew, I'm exhausted and I guess I better wait this one out till next year.

Linds said...

My new Years Resolution is to work harder at school, my spiritual life, and being a better GF, daughter, and sister. Thanks so much for the give away!

Britt said...

Love it!! One of mine is to be a better wife, sister, daughter, friend, daughter-in-law, etc. :) Thanks!

Sheyenne said...

This year, I am going to love my husband more than I ever have before and allow others 'in' when I need help with life.

Ashley said...

My resolution is to have patience with the boys in my house and to try and lose weight :) Great giveaway!

raisinganarmy said...

My new years resolution is to have a baby. Since I'm due in July, I think that one's pretty safe. Anything else I'm sure to break. LOL

Elizabeth S said...

To keep losing weight! Probably everyone's resolution. :)

Penny said...

I'm going to start working out again. Every morning before work! With the support of a friend!

Katrina said...

Eat healthier, and get more organized. =)

Sheridith - mom to peeps said...

That is a beautiful canvas! I resolved to try and learn to relax a little more!Happy New Year!

Jamie said...

Lame, but I don't make resolutions for the new year. I have constant resolutions that go in and out. I really need to make a lifestyle change and keep my resolutions!

Kim said...

One of my cousins ordered a print from him already because she saw it on your blog. This year I want to eat out less and cook at home more!

Katharine said...

To streamline my life. We have way too much stuff. I've been getting rid of something every day so far this year (: It feels so good.

The Bartlett Family said...

I looooove the canvas!! My new years resolution is, suprise surprise...to lose weight =) Also with losing the weight is gaining self esteem. So I guess I have two resolutions =)I have a nearly 5 month old baby girl so I cant wait to lose the baby weight! I've convinced my husband that if I get to my HS weight then we'll go to vegas march 2011!!!!! yah! He really wants to go to a nascar race there, so this is more for him =) Motivation for me =)

Happy New Year!!!!!

Baby Goodpasture said...

My resolution this year is to find other crappy and unpretentious moms to hang out with. moms that are not going to judge me for my baby not having taken to my breasts, or not using cloth diapers because it is too time consuming to do that and make meals and clean and look presentable, or my baby not having organic clothes. I just want to find friends that can admit how hard it is. I resume to not judge or compare myself to all my hippie darling friends but to find other "crappy" moms!
love, sandy

Lolo said...

Last year my resolution was to get pregnant in 2009. Since that still hasn't happened, I've decided my resolution for 2010 is to work on the things I can control in life.. getting healthier, improving my finances, and strengthening relationships.

Alison said...

To cook something new once a week and to cook healthier. I love reading your blogg everyday! Thanks for sharing! Alison

Becca said...

My new years resolution is to live more sustainably. I will be enlarging my garden this year and try to be more environmentally friendly.

PuddleduckBunch said...

What a great piece of art! I love it!

My resolution is to consciously recognize the blessings my Heavenly Father gives me on a daily basis. I tend to overlook the good, so this year I'm focusing on being grateful for even the small things!

I get kisses said...

I do not make resolutions because after four days I forget all about them. However one thing I do want to accomplish is to try to safe a bit, not a great amount but around 1000 on my own just to know that I can do it while at the same time trying to pay off as much as possible on my credit cards.

Kaileigh said...

My resolution this year is to attend church much more often, and also to get fit!!!

:)

meek84 said...

I am expecting my first baby (a boy!) in April this year. So my new years resoloution is to be the best mother I can be for my little boy and just continue to be happy and grateful for my husband, my soul mate who is my my side every day!

Amber said...

My new years resolution is to get my blog and my Etsy store up and running! Oh, and to be more organized too!! :-)

Jennifer said...

My New Years resolution is to keep my house better organized. Before my twins arrived, every closet and drawer was in great shape, but the past 6 months have proved difficult to keep them in order!

Anne said...

Ooohh, I love that canvas!

One of my resolutions was to cut myself a little slack. I tend to obsess of things that, in the grand scheme of things, aren't really that important. Because of that, I feel as though I miss out on opportunities to further cherish the age my children are at. Childhood passes so quickly and I don't want to miss any of theirs for the sake of an extra load of laundry.

HO said...

To take just a little time for me. Even if it's coffee at 5am when I first get up and the entire house is still sleeping. Just a little refresh before the craziness of the day starts.

Heather Gavan said...

My resolution is not so much a resolution but the idea of living by a few words. The first: balance. To balance life with work, home with play, family with friends, chocolate with exercise - you see the trend. The second: patience. To be patient with work, home, friends, enemies, family, coworkers, vendors...

Making the resolution to focus on these words rather than on one or more goals is what will make 2010 better for me!

Jenny Lynn said...

so awesome!
I have decided to try to live a more balanced life this year. More exercise, more quiet time with my Creator, a better wife, employee and friend.

Becca said...

I will run a 1/2 marathon in 2010!!

The Ross Family said...

Hey! Ok, one of my many resolutions is for our family to start living by Dave Ramsey's principles! Great giveaway!

Katy and Chris said...

Oh man, I haven't "settled" on one. So, maybe either 1) Improve my career situation, or 2) Run a 5k around March 1st, and participate in the 10 mile run in May.

Lacey said...

My resolution for 2010 is to stay positive in difficult situations and remind myself of all that I have been blessed with! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate said...

I resolve to actually finish things on my to-do list quicker. Resulting in a clean house all the time.

Laura said...

Great giveaway! I resolve to get out of the house more. When not at work I spend way too much time inside cleaning and such, while missing out on everything else.

Michele said...

One of my new year's resolutions is to eat better not just to lose weight but for overall health.

Kelly said...

Pay down Joey's dental school debt - more than the minimum we are required to pay each month. bluh, very boring, but responsible.

Him and Her said...

floss every day! and focus on the 'needs' not the 'wants'.

Shannon said...

oh I hope I win! My resolution is to loose the baby weight finally! Its been two years and Im determined!

thebakerbee said...

To be a better person and do more good deeds than the last year.

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Great giveaway, Whitney! My resolutions are many, but a couple include being more organized, and making a more natural/chemical free home.

~Kathryn

Joan said...

First grandchild born on 12/30/09:) My resolution - be the best grandmother in the world - hey a resolution I KNOW I can keep:)

Unlimited said...

To prepare myself, my husband, my home, and my life for a tiny addition. IVF try number 2 is coming upon us, and we need to focus and embrace our choices.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Get more organized and run a couple of 1/2 marathons!!!!

courtney.davis said...

To be healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

2 little Boys said...

One of my resolutions is to clean out the office and made room to create a second bedroom (or prayerfully a nursery for baby #3). Thanks for a chance to win this great prize.

Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann

carrie said...

run a 1/2 marathon and be a wonderful wife and mommy!!

Carrie Hawkins

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Mrs. Maxson said...

I absolutely love this picture of Levi:)

My resolution is to make sure I spend time in God's Word everyday!!

BrittanyMK said...

One of my resolutions is to be a better wifey to my hubby and a better mom to my son.

cessc said...

yay...gym consistantly

Gabrielle said...

Find a better job.

Amber said...

I want to find that balance between my relationship as a Wife and as a servant for our Lord. In the midst of preperation for a baby and a house!!

megan_brianne said...

My goal is to start cutting the fat in my life. If it doesn't bring me/my hubby/baby boy happiness, if it is not used on a regular basis, or if we have no sentimental attachment to it . . . it's GONE!!! Our life is more hectic these days. So, the less clutter the better!

melc328 said...

My resolution is to make time for me! I often put myself aside, and there are a few things I need to take charge of, and this will be the year!

J said...

One of my resolutions is to run a 5K. No later than May!!! :) I'm excited!!!

Lauren said...

I'm joining a gym.... for real this year!!!!

The Mommy said...

Of course, I'm going to try and get rid of this baby weight. I also want to be a better Christian, wife and Mommy.

The First-Year Wife said...

I love this!
My top resolution this year is to buy a house! We're working hard on it and I hope we can make it!

Amber said...

Yay! Pick me Pick me! My resolution is to lose the baby weight.

Graceandjoelroberts said...

I posted a list on my blog, joelandgrace.blogspot.com, but one is to be more like my Mom!

Rambling Girl said...

Get closer with God! I need to so keep me in your prayers!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy 2010!

Beth said...

I like your ideas for new tabs. One of my resolutions is to read through the bible in a year.

Melissa H said...

Love your new site!
One of my resolutions is to find more balance in my life!

ash3989 said...

My resolution this year is to pick ONE special thing everyday of the year and pray about it seperately than all of the other daily prayers! Today it's for heat since the low tonight in Alabama is 16 degrees! :)

StrayMagnet said...

What a great giveaway!!!

One of my New Year Resolutions is to start going back to church on Weds nights for choir and Childrens choir. I used to go, but, for some reason, got out of the routine. So I am going to try hard to make it there on Weds with my little Boo Bear.

jeffsgal212 said...

Weeelllll, I wasn't going to make one, until my husband announced that he wants to eat healthier. And since I'm the cook, that was meant to be a subliminal message....so I guess if I'm going to try to be more health-conscious for him, I may as well join the trend!

yeahexceptfornot said...

My New Year's resolution is to not make a New Year's resolution! Because I never keep them! :o) -Jamee

Kristy said...

My resolution is to learn yoga. My first class is tonite!

suezoos1 said...

To declutter my house. It's hard to let go of some things, even when I know that I will probably never use them again.

Melissa said...

Just one? I can think of many!!! BUT, one of my biggest is to go to bed earlier! If I do that, the others will most likely fall into place!

kkbccguy said...

To throw the word "perfect" out of my vocabulary...I am constantly trying to keep the perfectly clean house, be the perfect wife, mother, etc, with 3 kids 2 and under my new word will be content...to be happy to have a great family and not be so hard on myself

Stephanie said...

To be more patient - with my son, myself, and everybody else! I would also like to work on finding beauty in imperfection, realizing not everything always has to be perfect!

oursuperlife said...

my resolution is to devote my entire life to my beautiful family. :)

this is sooo cool!
-jen

Baby Love said...

Adorable canvas print! One of my resolutions is to not get so uptight about our house not being in perfect order. Between having an infant, a husband that is deployed and going back to school full time, I just don't have the same amount of time to keep our house sparkling! Oh well....

Kathryn said...

I LOVE the canvas print of Levi! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to learn the ins and outs of the manual settings on my Canon DSLR. I have had it for over 2 years now...it's about time!!

joel said...

The canvas print is awesome. One of my resolutions is to live in the moment more often. Housework can wait. Those dishes are not going anywhere. My daughter will not want me to read, play forever. :-)

Jennifer
pumpkinsmom@hotmail.com

Brandi said...

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be a better Mommy to Isaiah and wife to Jason...oh, and to lose weight! Ha! (but that is a given, especially after you've had a baby!)

Cait said...

Spend more time with my husband!

JulieC said...

Resolution: To find the Joy in the Journey! Your blog will help inspire me, no doubt! I love your dancing while vacuuming, juggling while dusting....I need to turn the mundane & necessary into the joy in my days! I do it because I love them.....I am blessed to have them....and that's true JOY!

Lynn said...

My resolution is to watch what I buy. I'm a sucker for advertising and cute, fun, bright bottles. The lastes and greatest shampoo... must have it! The bottle is too cute to pass up. I've got to stop! So I'm using coupons and watching what a buy!

Elizabeth said...

Whoo hoo for a giveaway. After having a baby in July, I need to lose the baby weight, so I have signed up for a Mini-Marathon (13.1miles) and have started training for it... it's in May:)

Brittany said...

To work on a healthier me. I have so much on my plate I never have time to take care of me I feel like. So I'm going to work on saying no and using that time to exercise, plan ahead, and get extra sleep. I feel like I should do this while I can!