Posts tagged Holidays
Happy 2012!

Hello lovelies! I hope the past few weeks have been kind to you. Although my break from blogging was unscheduled, it was exactly what I needed. The Mister and I had a chilly, but very fun trip to Ohio for Christmas, and a quiet party of two at home for New Year's. It was truly the perfect ending to 2011. My heart is filled with love and gratitude...

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Holiday Tunes

I love Christmas music. As soon as we were finished with our Thanksgiving leftovers, I started pulling together mixes and new stations on Pandora. There's something about holiday tunes that gets me in the spirit and lifts my mood. I'll have this list playing in the background while finishing up our Christmas cards, wrapping gifts and baking cookies...

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Happy Birthday, Mister!

Happy 27th birthday, Mister! This past year was an eventful journey. You encountered happiness and sorrow. You experienced joy and anger. You kept your sense of humor and displayed remarkable courage. I watched as you pursued your goals, slayed evil dragons, and unpacked boxes...

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Happy Father's Day

My dad is one of the most important people in my life. He's been there for me through thick and thin—and as I've grown up, our relationship has evolved. He taught me that incredible things would come if I believed in myself and worked really, really hard. We are closer now than we've ever been. I know I can call him when I need advice or a shoulder to cry on...

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Celebrating 26 with a Pinterest Party!

Today is my 26th birthday! To celebrate, I have curated some sparkly inspiration on Pinterest. I'm certain you will enjoy taking a peek. Since today is a Tuesday, I have work and the usual routine on my to-do list. Since it's my birthday, I have a fun sushi lunch date scheduled and a celebratory dinner with a few favorite people later tonight. After some well-earned birthday indulgence...

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Creative Weekend To-Do List

Happy 4th of July, friends! I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather and patriotic celebrations. This last week has been an interesting test of stamina, patience and passion. Between quarterly reviews and pulling together a presentation for a last-minute meeting, I found myself examining my strengths, areas for improvement and places to apply more focus...

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello gorgeous friends. I want to wish you a fabulous Valentine's Day. Take time out to nurture yourself and those you care about. Enjoy a restful nap, relax by the fire, read a book, soak in a hot bath. Smell the roses, nibble some chocolate. Find peace in your heart and joy in your soul. Know that love is all around you and it always wins...

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December Goals

December is one of my favorite months. It's 31 days full of cheerful commercials, Christmas music and thoughtful gifts. A season of laughter, glitter, sweet treats and holiday cards. A time to tie up loose ends and prepare for a new year. An opportunity for family gatherings, parties with friends and romantic moments...

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Let the Holidays Begin

Whew! I can't believe that Thanksgiving has already come and gone. For those of you who are wondering, I surprised myself by having an evenly paced day with very little rushing or panic—a small, but significant, victory. My mister and I enjoyed all the yummy home-cooked goodness of old family recipes. The highlight of my day (other than the food) was...

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

I have rather elaborate plans for Thanksgiving considering it will only be my mister and me. With our families scattered across the country, it made sense to stay put again. Last year we cooked our first turkey together. It came out perfectly, despite our trepidation. Because it's his favorite holiday, I spared no expense to make it special...

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