Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Blog Mission Statement

Happy New Year Readers!!!

I have decided that for 2011 I wanted to make a mission statement for my little blog to put my goals for this blog in print and to give my readers a forecast for upcoming features and the plans I have for the year.

I am planning to continue on with Film Fashion Fridays. I really enjoy preparing these posts and I love being able to share movie picks with my readers. As always, I love theme suggestions, really any suggestions for films for that matter.

The next feature I plan to incorporate this year is something my sweet beau came up with. A few weeks ago, after an afternoon at the local flea market I was looking through one of the vintage magazines I bought and came across a recipe for "a nasty jello." Both my beau and I were a bit shocked that someone would even consider making, let alone eating such a creation. A few moments later, my beau suggested that I turn this into a feature on my blog. I liked the idea so much that I have thumbed through all of my vintage magazines to find the most interesting and sometimes repulsing jello recipes. This will be a one a month feature and I am planning to open it up to readers to submit their findings. I am going to do a mister linkly at the end of the post to link up your posts if you wish to participate. So readers, get busy and find your most yucky jello recipes!!! ;)

On this quest for icky jello, I came across many interesting articles and patterns in my vintage magazines. I don't know how often these posts will be, but I am planning on sharing "As Found In" articles and patterns as I come across them. This is one of the reasons I love the internet and blogging so much, through this we are able to share our vintage with other lovers! How great!!

Blogging, Dressing, & Collecting Goals
The last few months of 2010 I got pretty lazy with blogging and with dressing nice. These are two things I really want to work on changing. I'm not much for resolutions, but I am taking advantage of a fresh year to set new goals for myself and my blog. I foresee a 2011 with a better dressed me and more blog posts!

I also see 2011 as a year for de-cluttering and organizing my vintage stuff and collections. I plan to weed through my collections and my vintage clothes and pass on things that no longer fit or are no longer my taste. Along with this, I want to continue on fine tuning my vintage buys and continuing to make purchases of greater quality over quantity.

Another thing I wish to do this year is zone in on my "vintage look." This is something the Vintage Baroness just posted about and has inspired me to do the same. She has some stellar style!!

Lastly, I want to finally hold that giveaway I promised so long ago. Hopefully this can be one goal I achieve sooner than later!! :)

I am so grateful for all my readers and followers. Thanks for reading!!!



Miss Emmi said...

Ooooh, I have seen some NASTY jellos in my time! I hope for your feature you're just posting the articles, not making and testing the recipes!

BaronessVonVintage said...

I LOVE this feature idea. I agree...there are some real little gems in those vintage magazines. As for "nasty jello" recipes, I have to tell you, when I was a girl, my grandmother made both savoury and dessert type jello dishes for EVERY family occasion. I'm not kidding. One sticks out in particular: it involved green jello and the shaved veggies you normally put into a coleslaw (you know carrots, cabbage, and the like) set into a bundt cake form to give it a fun shape! The other I remember: canned fruit salad (we'd fight over the cherries) set into cherry jello.

The earlier set dish that both intrigues and grosses me out is ASPIC. Since I first saw the movie Dinner at Eight, in which a lion shaped aspic is made for a guest, I have been very curious to know how jello-d meat stock would taste. EEKS!

BaronessVonVintage said...

whoa, I just noticed your kind words about my blog post. THANKS!!! xoxo

Amy said...

I like the part about cleaning out and organizing the vintage stuff....


Hannah Sykes said...

I like the part about cleaning out and organizing the vintage stuff.... M