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Goodbye Year

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Anyone else getting ready to kick 2017 to the wayside and say hello to a new year? In all honesty, yes, as a whole, news-related, politics etc year, 2017 was a sh*t-storm... but, honestly, for myself, it wasn't a total flaming pile of trash. 

I will say its been a long year. A crazy year. But not an all bad year. In the last few weeks left of the year, I want to take some time and reflect, look at my goals and journal from the past year, and look forward to the year to come. 

I don't make resolutions in the technical sense... but I'm a list maker, and enjoy planning- so I'm sure I'll sit and plan out some things.

One huge thing I'm thankful for in 2017 is that I met some amazing lady friends via Instagram- and am digging having some awesome friends that I get to do big and small things with on a weekly basis. It makes life happy. 

Big THANKS to my talented friend Mikayla for these awesome photos we shot randomly after going to the Creative Babes Christmas Cheers Market on Sunday!

 

And Just Like That...

...October is gone, and November is upon us. The beginning of the holiday season....

Time when I start being cold. All. The. Time. Time for crunchy leaves on the ground, hot coffees, shared meals. I'm hosting my first Friendsgiving this year for a bunch of my lady friends, so I'm getting excited and dreaming up some decorations and good recipes. My tendency these days is to not go over the top, but to stick with simple and beautiful. I have no interest in exhausting myself to create and cook things that are simply for show, or to out-do someone on Pinterest or Instagram. I want the main focus to be time with my friends... and since we'll be together, it will in turn be beautiful.

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Other than that, the days have been busy... I'm definitely not a fan of the time change, I hate it getting dark so early... but at least its light in the mornings now when I trek outside with the pup. 

Basically, my life revolves around food. Haha. But really, Columbus is teeming with places to eat and drink, and in the cold and wet months, other than hibernate at home, what is there to do but eat and drink? If you're with good people, then it makes it all the better. Especially when they are inspired and want to take you places they love and you haven't visited yet!

And can I take a moment and sing of my love for the brand, Aerie? They have done such a wonderful job of displaying women and girls of all sizes and shapes... and they create such lovely and comfortable things. I'm a huge fan of their bralettes and always stock up when they have an underwear sale. I'm a big fan of having beautiful things in your life to live and sleep in... just for yourself. And Aerie has such a pretty selection of delicate to sporty, comfy and sexy things. This is not promoted in any way, I just really like what they stand for as a brand.