january miscellany

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


from a friend // sunday at home // winter on the east coast // homemade is best  // january sunset 
// colorfully comfy  // new // winter remedy 

confession:  I am 26 years old & just learned how to spell January correctly.  ohwell.  


January, you have been a pretty good month.  Moving forward- crossing things off, making plans,  looking ahead -- and not behind.   Finding joy in the simplicity of daily life, its refreshing & I'm grateful for it.  Perspective and attitude can truly make all the difference.


Can you seriously believe the first month of this new year is almost over?  Me either.


xo.
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snow pretty

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Picturesque & quiet, I love snowy days where multiple pots of coffee are made and one pair of sweat pants is traded in for another.  Cozy and simple, snuggling up with a good book or a Netflix binge with the biggest decision being what to have for dinner? {thai food, always}.  "Real life" seems paused for the day, snow giving us the wonderful excuse to be lazy on a Wednesday and totally enjoy it.

xo.
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mixology {the bloody mary}

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Normally a summertime favorite, but I sure won't object to having one on a weekend afternoon in the middle of January either.   And with the best bloody mary kit ever-- I'm seeing a weekend brunch tradition in the making.


His: Crispy bacon with extra vodka (duh.)
Hers: Extra spicy with extra olives

-- how do you take yours?

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on a sunday

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pancakes at the best breakfast place in town followed by a short walk on the beach.    The beach in winter might be my favorite -- chilly and deserted, so peaceful and refreshing.  I can't think of a better way to spend a beautiful Sunday morning in January.   Oh and yes, we are the cutest couple in town ;)


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healthy livin'

Thursday, January 16, 2014

If you are anything like me, then you are wanting to get back on track this January in the eating right/staying active/living healthy department.  Because again, if you're like me, the exact opposite of all of that happened over the holidays.  I tried, really I did, but it was just so hard to say "no" to pie.  And bread and brie and chocolate and 5guys [twice! ugh.] & ohso easy to relax in pj's instead of lacing up those running shoes...

So along with running, at least 8 miles a week for now; spinning, yoga & pilates are some of my favorite ways to get my rear back in gear.  And in the name of stepping out of comfort zones, I am hoping to try a few new classes at my gym.  Body-pump? yes! zumba? no.  I have my limits.

Eating more soups & salads, sweet potatoes & fruit, detox water & hot tea -- but still allowing the occasional chips/guacamole/salsa/margarita night to happen -- duh.
And for when you need a sweet treat: a healthy recipe- if you will:
pile up some of your favorite fruits -- top with chopped nuts[for protein&crunch] -- and drizzle a little honey on top! so good & guilt free.
These no-bake energy bites are also a favorite cure for the sweet tooth blues -- or lunch, whichever.

Taking my time & easing back in slowly, trying not to obsess & be so darn rigid with myself.  Less rules more fun.  Learning to enjoy the process and live a healthy lifestyle, the right way.   A new years goal,  not a resolution.

Any favorite health tips or recipes?  I would love to hear!


xo.
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worth it

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

an expensive bottle of red wine, waiting in line over an hour for a thirty second ride, giving that compliment.....

everything has a value, the money spent, the time given, the effort made; i believe these choices, wether significant or not, make up who we are.


my list will grow/change just as i learn & age[eekk].  but for now, a list i am proud of --

worth it:

good tea, coffee, & chocolate...oh while we're at it cheese, olive oil, & bread...

quality lipstick...

smiling to a stranger...

 a good cabernet sauvignon ...

perfect fitting jeans...

fresh herbs, fresh flowers...

hand written thank you notes...

anything made in America!....

professional hair color...

that run you didn't want to do, but did...

essie nailpolish ....

being on time....

apologizing when you're wrong....

a hot shower...

shopping locally....

going organic...

true love...



not:

always having the last word...

lingerie...

that second piece of cake...

procrastinating....

breaking the law...

valentines day.....

stress...



so what's on your list?

xo.
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more : less

Sunday, January 12, 2014

hello friends & happy twenty fourteen.  the beauty of a new year -- to bring about change, growth, and adventure.  always hopeful to make this one better than the last.


so cheers to!

More:
strength / courage / faith / writing! / compassion / running / laughter / vegetables / peace / fashion / contentment / pictures / listening / romance / originality / joy / prayer / simplicity / lipstick / music / travel / trust / love

Less:
self / perfection / judgement / social media! / planning / control /insecurity / meat / talking / worry / procrastination


alright january, lets do this.


xo.
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