Starting Off To A SPARKLING 2017

Starting Off To A SPARKLING 2017

Happy Tuesday morning 

AKA: The day I go back to the real world after a long holiday break. 

As I'm getting ready for work and doing my usual routine of watching Good Morning America, checking email in bed and mentally prepping myself for wearing real pants today, I thought I'd do a quick recap post of the weekend. 


After a fun Christmas, we came back to Little Rock from my parent's house where I had one productive day then immediately got sick. Thinking it was a sinus infection I thought I could self-medicate but when I woke up Thursday morning and my entire body hurt, the first thing I did was call the doctor to get some meds. After sleeping Wednesday, Thursday, and half of Friday, I was well rested up for NYE night. 

The year is looking so bright Rich just can't wait to look forward to it. 

Anyone else's boyfriend like to 'make the photo funny' when you JUST WANT A CUTE PIC?

We went to a dive bar for NYE and it was the literal best. There was no judgment about what to wear or anything. It was so laid back and chill that it's probably one of my favorite NYE nights out. 

My friend Maggie and I planned out NYE out together with all of our separate friends to make one big super-friend group.

The candles were sparkles!

New Year's Day we slept it, had some fast food and then got ready for our New Year's Friend Dinner. Everyone brought something for New Year's good luck ... pork loin, black-eyed peas, long noodles and I made a chocolate cake. After we all ate we played Cards Against Humanity. 

It was a GREAT start to the new year. (Although I didn't, or haven't made any resolutions yet ... did anyone else??)

Wish me luck heading back into the real world today .... my pants are too tight and there's no afternoon nap planned.   
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  1. Good luck! Sounds like you are having a great start to 2017.

    Greta |

  2. Looks like a great start to 2017! I totally feel you on going back to the real world after time off, definitely rough today haha!


  3. Sounds like a fun NYE and break! Best wishes for a fab 2017!

  4. Hope your first day back in the office wasn't too rough! Couldn't bring myself to wear real pants yesterday, so I ended up in a dress. Haha. Tough transition ;)

    Happy New Year!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  5. Sounds like so much fun! I spent my NYE at work, so I'm totally living vicariously through other blogger's round ups =)

  6. I'm glad you got better in time for NYE because being sick for the holidays is the worst! I also immediately felt the afternoon crash on Tuesday since I had been taking naps since Thursday.

    xo //

  7. Gosh this sounds like so much fun! I'm sorry you were so sick, it's the worst around the holiday! We stayed in with my parents which was extremely entertaining. Last year I did the dive bar things with my girlfriends and it was the best!
    Ashley |

  8. Coming back to work was the absolute worst. I took nearly 2 weeks off around Christmas and New Year's so January 3 was a total drag.

  9. Haha I totally feel you - it was SO hard getting back into a routine on Tuesday! I may or may not have really taken it until yesterday to get into the full swing of things - eesh!

  10. That looks like an awesome NYE! I am so sorry you got sick, though. Hope you are feeling better!

  11. I'm sorry you got so sick, but so glad that you were better by NYE! It sounds like you had a super fun New Year's! The struggle of going back to real life is real though!

    Stephanie |

  12. Hahaha YES my boyfriend always has to make a weird face in every pic we take. Looks like you had a really great New Year's!

    Kayla |


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