Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Off the Grid

So it's a bit of an understatement to say I've been off the grid for awhile, in terms of blogging.  I'm more than a little excited about the fact that after months of saving, my husband bought us a Canon Rebel T4i.  So my plan is to get back into this whole blogging business.  

Let's be honest, I'm in need of a hobby and I'm in need of some motivation when it comes to being creative.  I'm currently reading Michael Gungors, The Crowd, The Critic and the Muse , and it is completely challenging me to do all of the things I say I want to do (i.e. sewing, cooking, staying organizing) and get better at the things I do well now (singing, piano and guitar, diet & exercise, thrifting).  

This dress comes to you courtesy of my madre who happens to know me well enough to buy me clothes from ModCloth for Christmas because I'm too stubborn to pay for just about anything at ModCloth unless it's 75% off.  I also got some Minnetonka moccasins and these sweet Ray Bans from my brother and his fiance'.  Overall, I got some pretty cool material possessions for Christmas.  

But aside from material things, my favorite part of this winter break was spending quality time with my husband and family.  Highlights included breakfast with both of our families on Christmas Eve day, making paper flower's with my brothers fiance and my cousins, playing Monopoly till al hours of the night, and helping my brother find a suit for his wedding. 

Overall, it was an incredible Christmas break and while I love my job, I'd love to have this much time to spend with my family more often which made it difficult to jump back into work today, but I'm so confident that this year is going to be a good one.  This past year honestly went above and beyond my expectations- I started a new job, my husband started a new job, we had a couple move into our house, and we gained a slew of new friends from church.  

This year, I'm most looking forward to celebrating 4 years of marriage on our first ever cruise and graduating from grad school in May.  

Here's to 2013!  

{Dress: ModCloth (gift), Boots: Plato's Closet ($14.00), Leggings: Target ($8.00)}

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