1.01.2015

2015: My Year of Renewal ($100 Giftcard Giveaway)


I love the rush of energy and hopefulness that a new year brings, don't you? Instead of resolutions, I choose a mantra, a saying for the year. Last year was to be more vulnerable, and this year I'm choosing just a word: renewal.
So I thought I'd let you in on my plans--just a few of the ways I plan to renew and refresh myself, my life. 
  • giving thanks--the second I turn off the alarm, I instantly go through my mental to-do list. I do the same thing at night. Instant stress! No wonder I don't sleep! Instead, I'm taking a few moments to reflect on the good of the day, my life, and be thankful.
  • getting energized--I focused too much on other people, other things, and not enough on myself. I have a plan to eat healthier and make time to move more. I need all the energy I can get!
  • self-care--it's easy for me to get caught up in the stress of life and taking care of everyone else, so I plan on taking more time for myself. Whether it's taking time to actually read a book (I have a stack waiting to be read), watching a silly video to make me laugh, or taking a soothing bath, I plan on taking better care of myself.
Along with that self-care includes taking better care of my skin, and thankfully I've gotten a jump start on that. I have incorporated philosophy renewed hope in a jar into my skin care. Have you heard of this? renewed hope in a jar is an all-day, lightweight skin renewing moisturizer. It's $47 for 2 oz. and can be purchased where philosophy products are sold. I am in LOVE with this stuff. Let me give you a few of the benefits:
  • visibly smaller pores and fine lines (yes please)
  • softer skin (my dry skin loves this, especially in the winter)
  • all-day hydration (this is felt instantly!)
  • re-engerized healthy color and glow

So what's in this amazing moisturizer? AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids)--a triple blend of them that help give you soft, smooth skin, hyaluronate--a necessity and one of my fave ingredients for instantly hydrated skin, and more. It feels like I've had a mini facial when I wear this. It is without a doubt my essential skin product this winter. 
But wait--there's more! I have a chance for you to renew with a giveaway for a $100 off offer code to philosophy.com! To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment below letting me know how you plan to renew yourself in 2015 (please leave an email as a way to contact you) and good luck!
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139 comments:

  1. Great goals for 2015! I love Philosophy! I plan to try and be a more positive person for 2015. tlovetere527@gmail.com

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  2. Elle says Renewed Hope In A Jar by Philosophy is amazing! #SweepstakesEntry

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  3. I just signed up for the free sample, very cool! I tried Hope in a Jar a while ago and really liked it, do you know how this is different?

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  4. Just wanna say Happy New Year:)

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  5. Well our goals are similar, as the one way I want to 'renew' myself this year is by taking better care of my skin. It tends to feel very dry out here in CA, but I still get oily throughout the day. So I want to get a better moisturizer (maybe this one!) and remember to drink more water this year! :-D Thanks for the giveaway, Elle!

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  6. I think "renewal" is a great mantra for 2015!! I'm hoping to renew myself by eating healthier and eating out less.

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  7. Taking care of others and forgetting about yourself is something I totally relate to. I am hoping to really focus on myself and making big changes.

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  8. I noticed this new Hope in a Jar at Nordstrom right after Xmas. I plan on renewing myself by taking time for myself each day, either to read, or to journal. I always put everyone first which is a great thing but then I neglect myself in the process which is not so great!

    Happy New Year to you :)

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  9. I want to have a mileage goal for running this year. Started this past year and it really helps me when I go.

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  10. Post twins! I am loving this product!!

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  11. You have some great resolutions :) This is a nice giveaway and I hope you have a happy new year!

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  12. Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do :) Happy New Year!!

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  13. in 2015 i am going to renew myself by exercising more and eating healthier and using more hope in a jar!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  14. I plan on improving my yoga practice and keeping my stress in check!

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  15. I shared on twitter! fingers crossed :D https://twitter.com/laroyal06/status/550779846985408512

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  16. Great giveaway- I've heard good things about Hope In a Jar, so I'm sure Renewed Hope In a Jar is just as good.

    My renewal goal for 2015: skin care, skin care, skin care! Just turned 30, and even though I've always taken care of my skin, I want to get a good regimen hammered out so I'm protected, hydrated, and healthy. :)

    Happy 2015, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge
    ashley[at]lestylorouge[dot]com

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  17. I would like to renew myself by taking care of my skin. On my list is to try to drink at least a gallon of water a day to hydrate my skin. This would be great to win.

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  18. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/550798496006029313

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  19. I plan on getting in a minimum of three workouts a week that are an hour long.

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  20. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/AlinaConn/status/550800566545178624

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  21. Great goals, lady. I like the one about just worrying about you and not other things that are silly.

    I want to get better at quiet moments in the morning.

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  22. My plans for renewal this year are a shorter hair cut and losing some lbs.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  23. Giving thanks is something I'm focusing on, too. Gratitude can be a great way to renew. Happy New Year :)

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  24. I plan to do a lot of organizing around my house, which I'm sure will make everything easier to manage!

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  25. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/550837632985354240

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  26. tweeted https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/550838560757395456

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  27. I plan on working out at the gym every morning before I go to work for the day! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  28. I hope to renew myself by traveling more this year. thanks and happy New Year!! jenannhayden at yahoo dot com

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  29. I want to renew myself by taking better care of my skin! I have already mentioned this on a post here but I really want to start going masks and things to just give it some extra care! email is a memory of us @ gmail . com

    www.amemoryofus.com

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  30. I had twins in Nov, I'm ready to renew my body!

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  31. My skin definitely needs renewal! I am really inspired by your mantra and I am hoping I can focus on more self care this year.

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  32. I love the idea of self care - such a great focus for 2015! Happy new year!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  33. I love philosophy!! This product sounds awesome! Skin care is definitely on the top of my list for 2015! Happy new year!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  34. I plan to renew myself by overhauling how I eat. My husband and I are planning to go to the market once a week, and eat more fresh foods and less packaged items. Also, we are aiming to cook one new meal a week together - this way we eat something tasty but also will spend time together.

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  35. Happy new year Elle..........

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  36. I plan to renew myself by doubling the amount of water that I drink.

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  37. This look great! Well, I'm not a US resident, so I can't enter this giveaway, but I wish good luck to all who do! I read about your new year's resolutions, and I diidn't know you were shy! It'll be fine, because you have the motivation! Hope your year is excellent and all you wish!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  38. What a great giveaway! I plan on renewing myself by focusing more on me. Taking the time do do one thing for myself each day (read a chapter in a book, going for a walk, calling a friend). Happy New Year!

    Jill
    jill.gruber3@gmail.com
    Doused In Pink

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  39. great giveaway! i have a bunch of goals for the new year including working out, eating right and making time for myself! cheers to 2015! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  40. I will get outside and walk more in the new year.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  41. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/551005215965474816

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  42. I'm going to have concentrated emphasis on my water intake. That sentence alone should help me focus on it!

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  43. Happy New Year Elle! Renewal is an excellent mantra for 2015! My goals for 2015 include taking better care of myself (eating healthy and excercise) and being more positive about me. Oh, and hopefully getting the chance to meet you. Cheers to 2015! It'll be a great one.

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  44. I plan to renew myself by eating more healthy meals at home. I also am going to take better care of my skin and wear sunscreen after going through a little scare with a spot on my face.

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  45. i am scared to try it and love it, because then i cant afford to keep buying it ;)

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  46. Happy New Year Elle! Your renewal plan sounds great!

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  47. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seabattle2/status/551038863674601472

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  48. I plan to renew myself by truly setting measurable, SMART goals. I'm well on my way with a Whitney English goal-setting planner, and I am also working on minimizing my life, especially that crazy closet! It is a renewing feeling to pair things down and set your sights a bit!

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  49. Link to my tweet! https://twitter.com/FightingFL/status/551053095367884800

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  50. I had some similar resolutions to you, especially the one about giving thanks :)

    Cheers! And here's to a year of renewal, as you put it!

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  51. Like you, I stick to attitude changes rather than "resolutions." Mine are to worry less, love more, and be selfless. I think your inner self always needs as much care as your outer. But hey, who doesn't want smaller pores? (;

    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  52. I have a stack of books I need to read too! I am hoping to make more time for myself to read and exercise this year!

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  53. Great goals for yourself, Elle! I plan to meditate and pray more in 2015. That was actually one of my resolutions!
    xoxo Lauren
    willsingformakeup(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I plan to renew myself by eating better, exercising and taking better care of myself.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  55. My new years resolutions are to work out at least three days a week and to try to fully forgive my sister and her husband and not be as hard on them. smoore830(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. My goal is to relax more! I am planning to get a massage this month and go to a yoga class--I am too stressed/high strung!

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  57. ITD BE NICE TO ACTUALLY KEEP MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION... EAT HEALTHY & EXECISE... BUT YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES... LOL afjackly@oakland.edu

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  58. TWITTEED TOO https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/551223105750700032 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  59. I'm planning on renewing myself by starting a running streak for the month of January. I am going to get refocused on health and fitness by running every day for the month. For some reason, it's actually easier for me to do something every day than to take days off. Then I tend to put it off and it never gets done. srtungate@hotmail.com

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  60. I plan on getting off all my medications and working out; losing all my baby weight!!!


    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  61. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/551250586545303553

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  62. my plans are to start yoga
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/551380959765860353
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. I plane to renew myself by eating less meat, more organic fruits and vegetables, and drinking filtered water and exercising with my friend 5 days a week!

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Tweet entry
    https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/551381746261184512
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I plan to spend more time with my family and friends in the new year, and also make more me time for myself.

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  67. Tweeted- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/551385468453912580

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  68. My 2015 plans to renew myself include more self-care (better health). And getting more focused on exploring a new career path 😁
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  69. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/kimpcole/status/551412381910200320

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  70. I plan on eating healthier, exercising and looking these last 20 pounds.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  71. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/551545001474129920

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  72. My goal is to listen more this year. I have a tendency to ask a question and then tune out before I've heard the answer!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  73. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/551562266701606912
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  74. Philosophy is fab! Love the Fresh Cream scent!

    This new year I plan on renewing my body and mind by learning how to deal with my stress. I get sick because I don't know how to deal with my stress in a healthy way.....


    jordantroublefield@yahoo.com

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  75. https://twitter.com/JordanTroublefi/status/551603702264774658?lang=en


    Tweeted!
    @jordantroublefi

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  76. My goal is to be more optimistic.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  77. Self care is so important! I think I need to add that to my list of goals for sure!

    I haven't tried this, but would love to! Thanks for a great giveaway! =)

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  78. I love philosophy products! I plan to renew myself this year by sleeping at least 8 hours per night.

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  79. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/theamymichaels/status/551882121103417344

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  80. By spending time doing things I love, like gardening and baking.

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  81. I plan to renew myself in 2015 by smiling way more and being more energetic.

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  82. I plan to renew myself by going to the gym more to make my body more healthy and energized!!!(: Thank you for this amazing giveaway(:
    alicia.szemon@hotmail.com

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  83. Doing my second entry for this giveaway!
    Here is the url of my tweet!(: https://twitter.com/aliciaa0795/status/552225826465251328
    my email is: alicia.szemon@hotmail.com

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  84. I want to focus on spending more time with my family and eating better/working out

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  85. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/552280337863036928

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  86. I’m trying to focus on happiness. That doesn’t mean bad stuff won’t happen, but I hope to focus on gratitude and finding joy!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  87. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/552313116806365185
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  88. Happy New Year!! Cheers to 2015! I plan to renew myself at the gym!!

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  89. I plan to get totally organized! Clean and redecorate my apartment, and stop procrastinating! joanna.f.alper@vanderbilt.edu

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  90. I hope to take better care of myself... eat better and drink more water.

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  91. I plan to renew myself this year by enjoying the moment and having faith that my hard work will pay off.

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  92. I plan to renew myself by spending more time in reading in the new year.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  93. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/552677055024754691

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  94. I plan to clean up my diet some after the horrible holiday eating.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  95. I plan to renew by eating healthier in 2015!

    amabbate at gmail dot com

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  96. I just turned 30, so I plan to renew by taking better care of my skin this year.
    I have always wanted to try Philosophy!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. To have more time for me like running races.My son will run with me

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  98. I want to start an exercise routine. Michael_weiss at hotmail dot com

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  99. I'm hoping to be much better about makeup removal... so far though, I've still been terrible.

    7% Solution

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  100. Does drinking more water count as being renewed?? Because I'm working on that! And I'd love this little jar of hope!

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  101. Renewal ... I like that. I think I could use something like this.

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  102. tweet! https://twitter.com/cornflakedreams/status/554978595979153409

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/555447795948474368
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  104. I plan on surrounding myself with more posiive people! I also plan to work out more!

    Thanks! xoxo

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  105. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/558089833797918721

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  106. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/558128799926480897

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  107. I plan on renewing myself by eating clean this year.

    amypugmire@live.com

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  108. I decided that this year I'm going to lose the weight i put on this past year, and I'm also going to keep my house cleaner--nothing makes me feel better than having a spick-and-span house! https://twitter.com/uselessjunk6/status/559756668917907458

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  109. I am going to do better at staying hydrated!
    Shiebs24 at gmail.com

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  110. https://mobile.twitter.com/shiebs24b/status/560262720357154816
    Shiebs24 at gmail.com

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  111. My major goal for 2015 (not a resolution exactly, a goal!) is to ride my bike everywhere that I can. For small shopping I have baskets.
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  112. I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/562775992981553152
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. I plan to renew myself by just setting aside more "me" time!
    cncliving{@}gmail.com

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  114. I plan to renew myself by taking better care of myself. I plan to exercise, drink more water, and eat healthier. Thanks for the giveaway! msmissy02@gmail.com

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  115. I'm cleaning out my house - renewal by way of getting rid of things I haven't used/worn/seen in the past year. I love philosophy stuff, they always have a bunch of it at TJ Maxx. :)

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  116. DRINK MORE WATER! Seriously, this may be ridiculous but just made a move to Indiana from Texas and I forget to drink water in the cold. It's weird. Also pack away summer clothes I probably won't EVER need because Indiana is seriously freezin'.
    I have tried a sample of hope in a jar..hoping to try more.

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  117. i plan to make my skincare routine top priority! Excited to see renewed hope in a jar - i have used hope in a jar for years!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/567525170248564736

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Great giveaway! I plan to renew myself by getting and staying in shape! So far, so good! htwalrath@gmail.com

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  120. I am going to exercise more, make more time for family, and make sure to save some time for myself.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  121. By cooking at home and trying to take better care of myself!
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  122. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/MorrisPartyof6/status/569307515118338048
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  123. I plan on making more time on myself and relaxing more

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  124. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/569722730460766209

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  125. In 2015 I plan to renew myself by exercising more to lose weight and gain energy. (My email is attached to my name.)

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  126. https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/569760237340766208 (my email is attached to my name)

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  127. I plan to lower my expectations for myself and others to realistic levels. I am constantly disappointed in myself and others and it is usually my own fault.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  128. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/569914953894924289
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  129. I just had a health scare and after finding out that it all is okay, I have vowed to take better care of myself. Including eating better and trying to not stress so much about unimportant issues.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  130. https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/569957526587904000

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  131. I plan to renew myself by exercising more regularly and drinking more water. wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  132. I sent a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/569989272452755457 wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  133. NOT SURE IF 2ND ENTRY TWEET POSTED SO HERE IT IS AGAIN- https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/570064546250887168 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  134. WOULD LOVE TO TRY A CLEANSER LIKE THIS TO "RENEW" MY SKIN THIS YEAR! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  135. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/570075438309101568

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