Hi friends! Long time, no see. I haven't been intentionally taking a break from the blog, but it just sort of happened that way. First, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support on my last post about my resolutions. I received so many amazing comments, emails, and texts from strangers and friends. It blew me away. I honestly had no idea so many people struggle with anxiety and headaches. It can feel like such a lonely thing, but it's so reassuring to know I'm not alone in this process! So thank you. Second, I'm here! I'm blogging! Woo! January is always tough for the blog, but I'm going to try to continue posting throughout the month. But, I also decided I'm not going to obsess over it or stress on the days when we can't snap photos. If anything, you miss a few jeans and striped tees looks (since that's all I wear lately anyway) but I will continue to be here as often as I can!
I know there's a lot of bad hype around "new year's resolutions", but I'm a firm believer in them. Maybe it's the wording that's off, but in the end, it is what it is. Goals, resolutions, whatever... we're making a plan to better ourselves this year. I've been thinking a lot about 2017 and what I want to accomplish. I always have the usual "lose weight", "save money", "pay off debt", and while I still have those goals, I have two other major things I really need to work on this year that I've been struggling with.Read More
Hi friends! Did you have a good Christmas and New Year's Eve? I took a little time off from the blog to relax and spend time with family and friends. I was still working at my full-time job all week, but it was nice to have the evenings to watch Christmas movies at home and go out to dinner a few times! Now that it's January though, I'm ready to get back into a groove. I'm a firm believer in new year's resolutions. To me, it's the perfect time of year to reset and start over again.
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Hi friends! Did you have a merry Christmas? We celebrated with Eric's family, and my dad and step-mom already, and have one more celebration to go at my mom's house tonight. We've had a good weekend... a bit lazy, but good! One of my favorite parts about the holidays is the requirement of getting into comfy clothes, and lounging around the house. Since the city pretty much shuts down on Christmas (except for the movie theater, which was packed!), we've pretty much stayed home, watched movies, and ate lots of junk food. I'm still on holiday weekend, but I just wanted to pop in quick with Lee & Birch's After Xmas Sale! They are offering 40% off all sale items, 20% off regular items in store, and 30% off online items with code "AFTERXMAS"!
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One of my favorite days of the entire year is our annual trip to Frankenmuth. I was thinking about this the other day... and I was like, "Why do I love this day so much?" It's so crowded with people, it's usually freezing, it's expensive, you are lured into buying things you don't need, it's touristy AF, and you have to wait two hours in line for dinner. But honestly, I love it, so insanely much. It's just a day that means so much to me, and I can only truly say, it's a feeling I get when I'm there. It's so quaint and festive, I love spending the entire day with Eric, I love the places we visit (same places every year) and I love the food. And maybe part of it is that I absolutely love tradition, and nothing makes me happier than a simple, happy life. But man, I love Frankenmuth.
Target Utility Parka with Faux Fur Trim
Thrifted Plaid Top (similar)
Embrace The Elements Sweater c/o Lace Affair (similar)
Madewell The Transport Tote
Forever21 Hat (similar)
Straight Jean in Medium Wash c/o Banana Republic
The Original Duck Boots
Hi friends! Did you have a good weekend? I loved this past weekend. On Friday night, we went to my annual work holiday party, which is always so much fun. The food is yummy, the company is wonderful, and our white elephant gift exchange is always a riot! On Saturday, we headed to Frankenmuth, but I have an entire post dedicated to that coming this week, and on Sunday, I went to a friend's house for a merry mimosa brunch. We have gotten SO much snow... I can't even believe it! It's a total winter wonderland in Michigan right now. I love it. It's just so pretty, and perfect for Christmas. We didn't have a white Christmas last year, so I really hope the snow stays until the new year at least!