“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

I am big into resolutions.  Every year I spend quite some time reflecting upon the last year and making goals for the current year.  I usually then draw and color my new goals and post it somewhere to keep me honest. ;)  

Here are some of the goals I'm thinking will be on my list for 2011:

Read more for pleasure.  (My new Kindle from Santa will help with this one!)

Keep up with my nails.  I used to be absolutely obsessed, but have really been slacking on this one over the past year or so.

Send more friendly correspondence to all of my friends and family.

Cut down on sweets (but not caffeine this year--I am being realistic about that one. ;))

Do you make any resolutions?  What would you resolve to do if you had to? 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Travels

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!  Time flew as I was only home for a few days (and sick for the latter half), but it was wonderful to see my family.

Today, after submitting my thesis proposal, I am off for New Year's Eve fun!  The bf and I have a wedding of one of his fraternity brothers in New York City.

I can't wait to update everyone on Christmas and New Year's in a looooong post in January!  :)  XOXO 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Shopping Weekend

Before Christmas!  I hope everyone has all of their gifts ready.  This weekend I attempted to finish the last of my odds and ends and stocking stuffers.  I also had to check out the 20% off sale at Lilly.

I ended up with the Colby (adorable with a cardigan, but very easy to pass by on the hanger!):

And the Jonah in Don't Be Koi. (I am wearing this to work today, and looooove it.)

With my birthday gift card and a return, I got them all for a song. ;)  Did anyone else check out the Lilly sale?  Hope no one has to brave the crazy mall this week!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Still Digging Out!

Monday was a snow day for many schools in the area.  Tuesday some were closed as well.  Having many meetings in schools for work means that I am now behind on tasks I hoped to finish before the holidays.  Wish me luck getting everything done, and stay warm if you've been hit by the crazy blizzards or cold snaps! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Very Lilly Christmas!

I received this lovely wreath from Preppy Paper Girl and absolutely adore it!  It's perfect for my entryway closet door. :)

Isn't this just the cutest? ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Birthday Dinner

Saturday night was a lovely birthday celebration with the bf.  We were also able to celebrate me being done with classes forever! 

First, I got this gorgeous bouquet for the centerpiece.  (Stargazer lillies are my favorites!)

Then we started with cheese and champagne.

After other snacks, we had this fabulous cauliflower soup with scallops.  It was unbelieveable!

We had dessert of red velvet and carrot cake cupcakes after a game of Lillyopoly.

It was a tres parfait birthday.  ;)  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 10, 2010

May Allllllll Your Christmases Be Bright!

Love these colorful VV polos! :)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another Year Older. . .

But am I also wiser?!

Hope everyone has a sweet Thursday! :)  I'm celebrating my birthday tonight with a holiday party.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh How I Miss

This lovely lovey home at this time of year.

I feel so fortunate that I got to live here for three glorious years!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tis the Season for Tartan!

There isn't much I get more excited for than the time of the year in which I can wear lovely plaids and tartans non-stop for a month.

Lately, I've been wearing:

Old J. Crew headbands (they just don't do the holiday plaid in the same way anymore).

My buffalo plaid coat (also from the J. Crew of old).

And I think I'm wearing this older J. Crew top tonight for my birthday surprise from the bf.

Although my old plaid standby J. Crew hasn't been thrilling me lately, I have found a new source of holiday gear.  Luckily, I found some new plaids at Land's End Canvas and could not be happier!

I must try to not wear these shirts every day.  Love them!

And I couldn't resist the black watch dress,

And a matching tie for the bf!

I also bought the bf another plaid item, but it's a surprise for Christmas!

Do you have any favorite plaid pieces you wear during the holiday season?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Birthday and Holiday Wishes. . .

My birthday happens to be this week, and I often make a big wish list for my parents for my joint birthday/Christmas.  (My parents are big on surprises, so I always ask for way more than I'll get.)

Burberry Khaki Jacket:

I'd love a new metallic bag from Elaine Turner

Or Tory

A fun new charm bracelet

Another Elsa

Some new flats:

(And evidentally I've really been loving Elaine Turner again.)


A cozy fleece

Or two!

A Le Creuset of course! ;)

And this is just for fun!

What's on your wish list?