Wednesday, December 17, 2014

a tacky sweater party

This past weekend Lynn & I hosted a tacky Christmas sweater party. I'd have to say, I'm pretty proud we crammed seventeen people in our New York apartment. Of course I stink at taking pictures, but the party was a lot fun! It was a great chance to bring friends & coworkers together before we all head out of town for the holidays. The countdown is on til I'm on my way to Nashville. T minus 6 days!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

tis the season

New York City is truly magical during the holidays. I love smelling the Christmas trees posted along the sidewalks. I took the photo above on the way to book club late last week.

This past weekend my sister and her mother-in-law came to visit! It poured all day Saturday so we spent the afternoon at the American Natural History Museum. I definitely recommend going there - just allot a full afternoon. There is so much to see!
The rest of the weekend was spent strolling through Central Park, down 5th Avenue, finished up Christmas shopping at Macy's, dinner at Beso, and then ended their stay with the Rockefeller Christmas tree and hot chocolate at Bryant Park.
human totem poll

wine bar with the boyfriend & sister

Rockefeller Christmas tree selfie

Sunday, November 30, 2014

macy's thanksgiving day parade

I've sat in the crowd along 6th avenue for the past two years watching the parade go by. This year I took full advantage of working at Macy's and having the chance to volunteer. I still wanted to see the parade so I chose to be in the grandstands to help seat people before the performances and floats started. I had the best seat in the house - front row on 34th Street! Even though my toes were frozen, I had the best experience. I can't wait to participate again next year!

 start of the parade // lucy hale // kiss // nick jonas

Friday, November 14, 2014

cheers to the weekend

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Seriously, we both deserve a high five! Work is in full force through the peak season & I savor the weekends for friends & down time - hence the lack of blogging lately. Life has been treating me fairly well & I've done nothing but soak it all in. Any fun plans for the weekend? I've got a pretty solid weekend ahead of myself . . . Friday is date night in: home cooked dinner & a Red Box {although I think he'll nix my rom-com pick}. Saturday my cousin Alicia will be in town & we've got a big game to watch! Have a great one & enjoy these fun posts from around the web . . .
A song for your weekend
A chowder to make for a chilly weekend
Damsel's advice on living in the moment
What are your pet peeves? Mine definitely have changed since moving to New York {slow walkers, teenagers on the subway, & car horns}.
Would you wear a blanket cape? I would if it looked like Natalie's!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

taking stock 03

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Making: a recipe book; you know the kind with all of your favorite recipes from when you were a kid
Cooking: breakfast, aka eggs over easy
Drinking: a cup of hot green tea
Reading: The King of Sports Sydney's blog
Wanting: it to be Christmas! I'm ready to hug the family.
Looking: for inspiration on bedroom d├ęcor
Wasting: time looking at old photos
Wishing: we had a long weekend ahead. This girl needs a vaca!
Enjoying: walking to work
Waiting: for Saturday - big game & fun company coming into town!
Liking: coats, scarves, & hot chocolate
Wondering: when the first snow will fall {hopefully not for a while}
Loving: feminine sweater dresses
Listening: Christmas music {yes, I am one of those people}
Needing: a quiet weekend | someone hand me a cozy blanket & a good book
Smelling: wood sage & sea salt, my new favorite scent
Wearing: flannel pajamas
Following: a list
Noticing: holiday windows being prepped at stores around town
Knowing: this year has flown by & I'm determined to savor the last month & a half
Thinking: about my grocery list & homemade pumpkin pie
Feeling: thankful
Bookmarking: Thanksgiving recipes
Opening: emails - ready for the holiday season to be wrapped & tied at work!