Why hello there, holiday season!! My past week has been filled with friend lunch dates (tbt to this time last year…not much has changed!), cuddling up with my siblings who are temporarily home and pinning dreamy bathrooms alongside the crackling Netflix fireplace. And a few more things below that have been bringing me satisfaction!
Day trips with my best friend! Ann Arbor is about a hour from my house so I’ve been going with friends a few times a year. This pal of mine made the road trip with me while she performed monologues and we sang Ariana Grande Christmas songs over and over again. I scouted out Sava’s and Lab Cafe on Instagram (that’s my tip – always look to Insta for real people, real-life pics, real experiences – much better than top lists and website searching). We strolled the snowy streets, explored in cozy bookstores, ate mounds of sweet potato fries, sipped on brown sugar sea salt lattes and browsed a record store!
Hot yoga with Joe! I had two weeks off of work for the holidays (mhmm, I am blessed to work for a business that values family/friend time and rest) so I wanted to experiment with a new fitness class. I spotted a hot yoga studio with a two week special so I signed on up! It’s me with roughly six 40-50 years olds. It’s been a wonderful two weeks.
Petal Lane letter line! I snagged this letter line for a great deal on Cyber Monday. I like the personalization of these sort of signs but got sick of seeing the black letter boards with white letters plastered all over the Internet. When I saw this gray version, I was like yessss, please and thank you!
Evolved coconut butter cups! I grabbed this at the checkout for some movie theater snacking…and then I forgot it in my car…and then it was the best surprise ever when I found it in my car three weeks later. Coconut + dark chocolate = bliss.
Cheese party! Every six months, I coordinate an unofficial high school reunion with friends who now live all over the country and one in a different country. The theme (themes are very important) was “Oh Holey Night” aka cheese and wine annnd remarkable company. Above are the ladies I am lucky to call my friends and below was the spread before four more dishes arrived.
Five getting ready songs! Sometimes, I just turn off the radio and play these tunes on repeat.
- Seeing Blind – Nial Horan and Maren Morris
- Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
- Look At You – Seth Ennis
- I Got You – Josh Mirenda
- Kiss Somebody – Morgan Evans
Happy New Years Eve tomorrow!! My NYE plans = having takeout with my grandma and making this simple cocktail!