new year

Looking Ahead

2016 was a very good year – it was the year we had a son, became a family of four and actually survived to tell the tale! We even took a week-long vacation which was great. I had some fears about handling two kids but so far they’ve all been pretty unfounded!
I’m really looking forward to the new year – watching my kids learn new things each day is so exciting. But of course, I’m also looking forward to making strides for myself too. This year I would like to focus more on wellness through eating right, exercising, clearing my mind daily and also coming up with a better skincare routine.

I know it’s easier to say these things than to actually do them but I am really going to make a conscious effort this year because if not now, when? Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017. Hoping the new year brings you joy and peace. Just remember while you’re doing so much for others, to take a little time to do something special for yourself too.


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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year’s Eve! Wishing you all the best in 2015. 2014 was a good year for me  – the biggest change was we bought and moved into our new home. Of course it wasn’t without it annoyances, but every new home comes with some challenges.

I’m looking forward to a very productive 2015 both personally and professionally. I have a lot that I want to accomplish in the new year so I am excited to get going and stop procrastinating!!!


As for this evening, we plan to ring in 2015 in NYC with some friends. Whatever you do, have a safe evening and let’s get 2015 started already!




A Promise to Myself

It’s the beginning of a new year and with that, I’ve made some promises to myself that I’m going to try my best to keep. One of them is to blog on a more regular basis. I’m not saying I’m going to have a post up every single day, but I’m vowing to be more consistent with it than I am now.

Let’s face it, we’re all very busy and some things take precedent over others. But if something is really important to you, you’ll honor your commitments to keep at it. And that is writing/blogging for me. Here’s just a bit of inspiration to help keep me in line.  🙂


This home office seen on The Everygirl is definitely inspiring


Fresh, clean and simple


A pretty package of Kate Spade pencils


A clever and cute mug for your morning (or all day) coffee via Shop by Monika


I always have notebooks on hand, these beauties from Rifle Paper Co. are perfect