New Year’s Eve

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!




Happy New Year!

a06562b42a1d14ae7d2e5c31bda8be43Happy New Year’s Eve! I can’t believe 2013 has almost come to a close. I remember spending the beginning of the year as a brand-new mom, unsure of a lot, going through many sleepless nights and afraid of things like taking my little baby out in the winter cold. Now I feel that I’m an old pro and that we’ve had a great year!

I’m really looking forward to 2014 – I think it’s going to be a fantastic year! We hope to buy our forever home this year, among other big goals. I like to write out a list of goals each year, then check-in every couple of months and reflect on them. I’ve accomplished many for 2013 while others are still a work in progress – and that’s OK.


This year I want to try this savings challenge I’ve seen floating around Instagram. Each week you save the amount of money that corresponds to the week of the year. So this week we’ll put away $1, next week $2 and so on. By the end of the year we’ll have almost $1,400 to use however we like. I think this is a great idea – let’s see how far I can make it. I want Lady M to learn the importance of savings and that you can’t just always go buy what you want without thinking about the consequences. It makes it that much better if you work hard, save and then reward yourself in the end. And one thing I’d like to save for – a second pair of fancy sunglasses!  😉


And I’m  very excited to announce that starting in January, I will be a contributing writer for Mommy Nearest! The app is a wonderful resource for families looking for fun, kid-friendly activities to do in NYC.


So here’s to a Happy 2014 – I hope you have an amazing one!

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New Year’s Eve and a Quicky Five for Friday

Last day of the blog challenge – I’ve had  a lot of fun!

I feel like New Year’s Eve can often be a letdown.  People usually end up paying way too much money to go to an overcrowded bar and not even get that much to eat or drink. Some of my favorite New Year’s were ones spent just hanging out with good friends.

Back in high school and college, I went to many gatherings at friends homes.  We’d order food, hang out and watch the ball drop.  Simple and fun.

I have never and will never go to Times Square during New Year’s Eve.  You can quote me on this.

New Year’s Eve 2007 was memorable because it was the first one spent with The Husband.    His band played a show that night and afterwards, we all went out dancing and had a really great time.

Last year was spent at a friend’s apartment in NYC.  We ate, played games and watched cheesy youtube videos of Guns & Roses.  And when midnight struck, we could see the fireworks from Times Square without having to be in the madness.  A great evening!

This year, we plan on going to a friend’s house to celebrate their birthday.  Should be another fun time!

What are your New Year’s Eve plans?

And for a condensed version of Five for Friday:
I’m looking forward to my second orchestra concert of the season

Decorating the tree!

Selling off some old books and CD’s for a bit of found spending money

Getting into the Christmas spirit with music, movies and specials

Wrapping gifts

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