Strength and Grace

I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions, but I am a big fan of setting personal goals as we begin the new year. This year I'd like to build strength, and have more grace. For myself, and to others...

My favorite workout at the new Bar Method Lake Mary will help with both, as I not only build strength but with grace. I can take that, and bring it into every day life by showing myself more grace and not being so hard on myself or on others.

I also believe you don't have to empty your bank account on athleisure-wear for working out (or if we're being honest a Target or coffee run). As much as I love Lululemon and Zella, and the pieces I have from them are amazing quality and have lasted forever - Target and Old Navy have really stepped up their game on workout gear over the years and are affordable choices to get that motivation to make it to the gym or workout studio.

Keyhole Tank {Less than $15} | Strappy Sports Bra | High Waist Leggings {also available in plus sizes}

*Grace and Flexibility*

*Strength and Balance*


*Straps for some extra spicy seat work*



In the past, I've done a review of Barre3 vs. The Bar Method to point out how similar the workouts are while also having several key differences. The review also has links to some free YouTube videos to do the workout at home. 

*This post was not sponsored, I just love the work out that much and believe it carries into every aspect of life

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Ladies Who Brunch

A beautiful weekend with the perfect balance of fun and relaxation was just what the doctor ordered after the first full week of the year. Please pass the coffee as we head into week 2...


We had a very belated birthday celebration for Emily over brunch, bottomless mimosas, and lake views at Canvas Restaurant and Market. The food was delish, the market had so many cute trinkets, and they even continued to keep the mimosas flowing as we moved from our table to outdoor seating on the lake. Yes please!








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J'Adore Coffee

You all know my love for coffee and graphic tees, so of course I wanted to scoop up this top as soon as I saw it. Plus, it's super cozy and is long enough for leggings and also comes as a hoodie. Hello athleisure, you're my best friend!

Top {Hoodie Version} | Camo Leggings {Only $15}Boots {Less than $40} Sunglasses









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Unplugged

Taking time off between Christmas and the New Year was so good for the soul, not just at work but here on the blog too. I love this little space of mine, but sometimes it's refreshing to take a step back and focus on what really matters. It took me several days to stop logging in, and checking email plus a few co-workers yelling at me to enjoy my time off (it pains me that I was THAT person). But once I fully un-plugged it was glorious. I fully enjoyed all my extra time with little miss with visits to the park, a birthday party, and a trip to Disney Springs to see the Trail of Christmas Trees. Going into my first full week in almost a month will be rough, but I'm refreshed and ready. And armed with all the coffee of course....


I also had to finally try one of the millennial pink champagne drinks which was totally worth every penny. This is a judgement free zone!

Sweater {old} | OTK Boots {less than $40} Jeans | Double Ring | Bag

We loved the "snow" in Florida




On Christmas Eve, we went to see more Christmas lights and lil' miss was living her best life running around and dancing to all the Christmas music. Then there was a mini-meltdown while putting out the cookies for Santa. Someone thought they were HER cookies, but all was well the next morning when she saw what Santa dropped off while eating her cookies.





*Running off with the birthday boy*


I also met up with Pamela to catch up over bubbles at the cutest outdoor bar. And yet people still ask me why I moved to Florida.... this is why. Outdoor living in December and January - enough said.


I wrapped up the holiday fun on New Year's Eve with one last outing to see Christmas decor and enjoy a nice walk around the lake before settling in at home to enjoy bubbles by the fire pit.







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4 Orlando Holiday Events

The holiday season isn't over yet, and there's still plenty of fun to be had with exciting events in the Orlando area!
Here are four events you can plan on checking out, and be sure to consider your mode of transportation while making plans.
It's important to be consider safe transportation during the holiday season! You can learn more at www.orlandopartybus.net.


December 29
Festive Holiday Tour
at World of Beer
431 East Central Blvd

This tour lasts two hours, and the ticket price includes lunch, a tour of all of the holiday decorations around town
in a private golf cart, as well as a small dessert.
The tour begins at World of Beer where you will meet your guide and enjoy some beer.

There's no better way to end the holiday season!

December 31
New Years Eve
at Bar One Orlando
1516 McCoy Rd

Are you looking for a local event to celebrate New Years Eve?

This event at Bar One is a great contender when you consider that there is an open bar through out the night.
We love all of the space they have when it comes to their outdoor patio.
It's a great place to chill with friends!

December 31
New Years Eve Street Party
at Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park
700 East Washington St

Here is another New Years Eve event to consider attending.
This one is unique because it is a street party, and it's organized perfectly.
There are six different venues, live music on the streets from six different DJ's, and various ticket options
to consider.
VIP tickets come with a free open bar all night long!

January 10
Name Holiday Party
at Clairon Inn
8442 Palm Parkway


How can you go wrong with a buffet, drinks, photo booth, and live music from a DJ for $25?
With a convenient location and affordable price, this is sure to be an awesome event to end the holiday season.


Sparkling in Plaid

How is Christmas in less than a week?! I'm all prepared for the big guy to come down the chimney, but in total disbelief that the most magical season of the year is almost over. I'll be taking a break from the blog until after the New Year, but you can still follow along with all the fun on Instagram and Twitter.

Top {similar} | Jeans | Shoes | Sunglasses | Lipstick in 400 Red | Watch | Scarf {Only $17} 







If you need any last minute gift ideas, I rounded up my favorite stocking stuffersparty looks, and gift ideas over the past few weeks most of which come with free shipping. Win-win!

There's still time to get your sparkle to ring in 2019, I rocked my favorite sequin leggings on NYE last year to pop bubbles in. The exact pair is of course sold out, but I linked several similar options below. You can never have too much sparkle!


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