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5 Tips For Having A Better Week!

Oh Monday morning, we meet again. I actually happen to love Monday’s. Of course it’s sad to see the weekend go, but the start of a new week always feels like a clean slate. If you’re someone who dreads the work week, has a busy few days ahead, or is ISO of a way to make the M-F grind a bit more bearable, keep reading.

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Blogmas 2014 – Day 2 – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas + An Engagement (!!!)

Woohoo, I made it to Blogmas day 2, I think that’s a good sign of things to come 🙂

Alright, first things first! MY BEST FRIEND ERIN GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!! Erin & I have been friends since…forever.

One of my favorite pictures of her & I in kindergarten :)
One of my favorite pictures of her & I in kindergarten 🙂

We always talked about the day we’d get married. Fun fact – we both dressed up as brides for Halloween in Kindergarten (I wish I were home to dig up the pictures) and the day is finally here! Well, for her at least haha. I couldn’t be more excited or happier for her. I can already tell that 2015 is going to be a great year 🙂

First things first! MY BEST FRIEND ERIN GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!  Erin & I have been friends since...forever. We always talked about the day we'd get married (fun fact - we were both brides for Halloween in Kindergarten) and the day is finally here! Well, for her haha. I couln't be more excited or happier for her. I can already tell that 2015 is going to be a great year :)
She really has met her perfect match. …AND THAT RING! Gorgeous. I love you Erin!! XOXO

Such exciting news, I’m thrilled for my BFF!

Thanksgiving weekend was amazing for so many reasons. Obviously the engagement(!!), and that I got to spend time with family & friends, I had a few days off to relax, and I did quite a bit of holiday decorating! I thought some festive photos would be perfectly appropriate for Blogmas Day 2 🙂

I need this ornament in my life. Found at Target.
Post Black Friday shopping at Target. I need this ornament in my life! #ManiAddict
My Mom  I put up our Dickens village - one of my favorite things about the Christmas season :)
My Mom and I put up our Dickens village – one of my favorite things about the Christmas season 🙂
Have to share a picture of it all lit up!
Had to snap a picture of it all lit up!
Mom, sister and I putting up our fake) tree. SWeve
Mom, sister, and I putting up our fake tree. We’ve been fake tree people for a few years now & I have to say, I’m a HUGE fan. No mess, easy up, easy down, no trying to keep it alive. Miss the smell? Pine tree candles + scent sticks = basically the real thing! (We were also all rocking bold lips the whole weekend, I loved this red!)
I interrupt this decoration update to bring you the cutest picture of Mike with his favorite girl ;)
I interrupt this decoration update to bring you the cutest picture of Mike with his favorite girl 😉
Our family living room all Christmafyied  coz6Watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation :)
Relaxing in our cozy family room after it had been completely Christmafyed! We were all watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation 🙂 (Which I’m currently watching right now…for the third time..since Saturday. I LOVE Clark & Ellen)
Trying to take a festive picture of Lily for our holiday card. She hated it lol
And why not some more holiday cuteness?! We tried to take a festive picture of Lily for our holiday card. Of course, she hated it lol
So after spending the we
After spending the weekend decorating at my parents, I came home to decorate our condo! I present, the Welly tree 🙂
Actually I put up 2 trees. We had an extra, so I figured why not!
…I mayyyyy have put up 2 trees. We had an extra, so I figured why not!
Gahhh I love our apartment this time of year!!
Gahhh I love our little place this time of year!! I told Mike to hide, he didn’t do very well – can you spot his shadow? lol
Wrapped up the weekend with some PB/Chocolate chip cookies :)
All that decorating required some sweets. Wrapped up the weekend with some homemade PB/Chocolate chip cookies 🙂

Well there you have it, welcome to my Blogmas atmosphere! What is it about Christmas decorations, movies, smells, colors, etc. that makes everything feel so cozy, uplifting, and inspiring? It’s such a magical time of year!

I’m really looking forward to this month 🙂 I hope it doesn’t fly by too quickly!

 

Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?

Serious Q – Do you live in a small apartment or condo & have more than one tree!? (Insert hands over eyes / kind of embarrassed / monkey emoji)

 XOXO

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