Now that it’s December, it’s officially time to bring on the bling—well, actually anything glittery, shimmery, shiny, metallic or even remotely sparkly. For whatever reason, the holiday season opens the floodgates for sparkle, and I love it. In fact, my recent purchase of these pants inspired a “bling theme” for this year’s office holiday party. You’re welcome, office. So, here’s a little added inspiration for all of you who have your own theme this year. Go nuts!
This will be my first Thanksgiving (and ultimately winter + holiday season) away from home, which is putting me in a nostalgic mood. It’s making me remember past holidays with my family—my crazy, loud, nosy, pushy, hilarious family. This year, Thanksgiving will be a little different. It’ll still be full of laughs, but with friends (and my little sister!) instead, and I can’t wait! I’m so thankful for having friends here in our new home and for having the support of our families. We have been truly lucky this past year and feel so grateful to have our friends and family in our lives. And thank goodness for Skype (and Google Hangouts)!
Usually, the annual office holiday party is something I look forward to. This year, it’s even more exciting since I’ll be heading back to Chicago to see the whole crew! I couldn’t be more excited to reconnect with friends and meet some new ones. Hanging out with coworkers and friends after a 6 month hiatus means one, very important thing—I’ve gotta look good.
The only problem is I can’t decide how to dress. Do I dress way up? More casual? Edgy? Cute and girly? Why does being a girl have to be so hard?
my 26th year was a big one.
my first year married.
trips to mexico, california, detroit and maryland.
and, of course, the move from chicago to san francisco.
as you grow older it doesn’t seem like your birthdays are as big or important, but if you really think about it, they are. the impact is just a little quieter, a little more subtle. i’ve never felt more loved, more happy, more confident or in control of my life. it feels good to be 27.
So, a couple of things have happened since you last heard from me (a sad 3 months ago!). First, I moved across the country! My hubby and I packed up all of our belongings, stuffed them into our car, scooped up the cats and headed west. 5 days and 2,386 miles later I’m a San Francisco resident.
*Sorry for the insane number of cat photos.