A Dream Come True for Christmas

I had the best Christmas weekend I could ever ask for! Not only did I have an amazing day with my family, I was whisked off to NYC the day after Christmas for a romantic trip that was a dream come true! Here’s a Christmas Recap in pictures! I can’t believe I’m heading home with the love of my life as my handsome fiancé now! I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift or proposal. All the love I’ve felt this Christmas has made me feel blessed beyond words and I’m so thankful for the amazing man in my life! More NYC and engagement pictures to come once I get home but I couldn’t wait to share!  

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All I want for Christmas is…

A clone machine. I can be a people-pleaser. And I have a slight case of FOMO. This can cause me to want to spend all the time with all the people, especially around the holidays. Sadly, I cannot be in two places at once. Even though, I really, really want to. Jeff and I are blessed with two big, amazing, loving families. Both of which live close by, at least close enough where we don’t travel far for holidays. We split time. It’s wonderful and exhausting at the same time. I think one of the most difficult challenges we’ve faced in our relationship is balancing time with family for the holidays. This will be our 5th Christmas together, going to 3 houses on Christmas Day and it […]

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Weekending: Christmas is almost here!

Christmas is almost here and I’m so excited! Only a few days left, especially since all the festivities start on Christmas Eve so it’s kind of like a two-day holiday. I can’t wait to make great memories with family, eat a ton of delicious food and see everyone open their presents! I get so thrilled to see people open the presents I got them, I actually have the hardest time waiting for Christmas, I got Jeff’s present early this year and it’s taken everything I have not to give it to him or tell him about it! Christmas isn’t all about the presents but I love showing people how much I care about them, sometimes someone deserves a little spoiling once in a while and […]

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Weekending: Winter Date Night

Oh Monday! How it always comes too quick! At least this is the last full week of work before Christmas 🙂 Hopefully that gets us all through the week! This weekend was HOT here in Florida, but I still had some winter fun! The weekend started for me on Thursday night and Jeff took me on a special Christmas date night! One of my favorite winter activities is to go Celebration, which turns into the cutest Christmas town for the holidays. It’s fully decorated with Christmas lights, there’s all kinds of cute little shops, a bunch of really good restaurants and it’s the only place I know of that you can get snowed on in Florida. It makes for a romantic and magical date night. […]

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Friday Favorites: TV Christmas Movie Edition

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Christmas movies. I watch one pretty much every day in December and as many as I can fit in on the weekends. The cheesy TV Christmas movies are my favorites so I pretty much just keep my TV on the Hallmark Channel or ABC Family at all times. You should really watch them all of them but if I had to pick, here are the 7 TV movies you have to watch this year to get you in the holiday spirit! Once Upon A Holiday on The Hallmark Channel A disgruntled princess (Briana Evigan) breaks free from her royal duties in New York City – because NYC is the capital of Christmas movies – where she meets a […]

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Christmas is a magical time. There’s just an excitement and happiness in the air that I don’t feel the rest of the year. The decorations around the house and stores and office give me all the warm and fuzzies and I can’t get enough of it. It’s the time to cherish loved ones, appreciate coworkers and take in children’s excited faces as they meet Santa or open presents. The best part is, pretty much everyone is in a cheerful mood. But then there’s those people…you know the ones. The ones who can’t handle the crowds and stress that come along with the Holidays so they turn into raging monsters. The Grinches if you will. Example: Last Friday night, I’m gleefully listening to Christmas music and […]

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Show & Tell Tuesday: Christmas Decorations!

I’ve been super excited to link up with Momfessionals for this Show and Tell Tuesday since I put up my Christmas tree! I love decorating the house and coming home to the tree and decorations everyday in December. There isn’t another month in the year that I look forward to coming home so much. The Christmas lights, the sweet pine smell mixed with the scent from my cinnamon broom…it’s all so perfect! I’m so happy to share some of the decorations around my cozy little home and see everyone else’s! So let’s get to it! The main event, the Christmas Tree: Part of the reason I love my Christmas decorations so much are because a lot of them have been handed down or given to […]

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December Weekending

The first weekend of December has came and went already…it was way too short! But full of fun! Friday night, I met some girlfriends for dinner and drinks at Bonefish Grill. I was a bad blogger and didn’t take any pictures but it was delicious as always, especially my favorite: the Bang Bang Shrimp. Saturday was the party that we look forward to all year long. Jeff’s Mom always kicks of the season with an awesome Christmas party and this year was no disappointment! We had a great time and took our annual photos in front of the tree. Sunday was mostly a recovery day. My sister Abby came over (who as you can see above is looking more and like a teenager everyday it’s […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: My Christmas Wish List

Santa baby, I’ve been an awful good girl… I guess I’m a little late on putting together my Christmas Wish List because so many people have been asking me what I want. Here’s what I have my eye on this Christmas! At the top of my list is a Fitbit Flex in black paired with the Tory Burch Double Wrap Bracelet for Fitbit. I’m in love with the Light Oak/Rose Gold Doube Wrap Bracelet. At first I was not interested in the Fitbit craze but I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon and once I saw those Tory Burch bracelets I was completely sold! Also at the top of my list and if anyone wants to completely splurge on me, it’s time for a new purse […]

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What to Wear: Christmas Party Edition

It’s officially Christmas Party Season! I love Christmas parties…delicious treats, festive music and everybody is in an extra cheerful spirit! Plus, it’s totally appropriate to dress up in sequins and glitter for holiday parties so my inner twelve year old can shine (literally)! My first Christmas party is this weekend so I’ve been browsing and pinning my favorite looks. Linking up with Jenn & Jessi for What’s Hap-“pinning” Wednesday to share them with you!   Obviously, sequin leggings are all the rage this year. My favorite is gold leggings dressed up with pumps and a cute top. Keeping with the sequin theme, a black sequin skirt can really dress up an outfit and I love this look for an after-work Christmas party. For a party […]

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