Hello 2016

My staycation is officially over *tear*, the Christmas decor has been taken down, and 2016 has been rung in. The necessity of coffee this morning is an understatement, and if you're playing catch up in blog-land from taking a much needed break to enjoy the holidays with friends and family you can find my Christmas recap here and my 2015 recaps here: Part I and Part II.
I kicked off the last week of my time off for the holidays at the beach since it was still unseasonably warm earlier in the week.
Afterwards, we hit up a cool looking restaurant that resembles a treehouse for a snack before heading home to have dinner with our fav neighbors.
*Charlie Brown is also always a good idea*
The rest of the week was relaxing with some Bar Method classes, lunch with a friend, and getting ready to ring in the new year. On New Year's Eve, I put on one of my favorite sequined dresses, grabbed a bottle of champagne, and headed over to a friend's house for their annual party.
After ringing in 2016, it was time to play with sparklers and light off some fireworks outside.
New Year's Day we celebrated my mother in-law's birthday, and took down the Christmas decor. I still can't get over not seeing our beautiful tree as I come down the stairs *sigh*.
On Saturday, I did an at home Barre3 workout before heading out to meet up with friends and try out a local brewery. getting some food, and having a game night.
Sunday was a lazy rainy day which was perfect for the last weekend of regular season football, reading, and of course the premier of the final season of Downton Abbey.
Coffee Mug - Kate Spade | Book - Angie Niles

I'm not one to make resolutions, but there are a lot of things I'd like to accomplish in 2016:

Blog Related

1. Get this space re-designed with a cleaner look and finally update the tabs (delete unnecessary ones), and create a media kit.
2. Finally purchase a DSLR and learn how to edit my photos
3. Grow my instagram (@greenfashionista)

Non-Blog Related

1. Re-do the floors on the first floor
2. Paint the family room
3. Get new couches for the family room
4. Get a bar cart
5. Put up back-splash in the kitchen
6. See at least one new U.S. city and one new country (always looking to add more stamps to my beautiful passport)

What are you hoping to accomplish in 2016?

Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

56 comments:

  1. So sad when the tree gets taken down and all the holidays are over :( Staycations are the best though! We did one this summer and it was one of the best times! Happy New Year, have a great week!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  2. We took everything down this weekend as well and as sad as I am not to see the tree- it's nice to have the space clean again!! Looked like such a great way to ring in the new year!! Love that photo of you with the sparkler!! Side note - did Pure Barre for the first time this weekend in like a year and holy cow I can barely move today LOL!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I'm having a tough time with it being over myself! Beach, Champs, Barre and Sunday relaxing time sound perfect to me!! And perfection is you in your sparkly NYE number....gorgeous!! May caffeine and positive vibes be who you as we tackle this Monday!! Let's do this!!

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  4. So envious of your beach time! New Years looked like it was a bunch of fun, from these photos and the snaps! Happy New year!!

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  5. you have had a great time lately!! i wish i had a beach day. it has been so hot in GA (finally cooling off). another great weekend and nye in the books for you!!

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  6. My passport never gets stamped! It annoys me more than it should. Lol

    Happy New Year! Glad you had a wonderful staycation.

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  7. I loved your NYE dress! It was so sparkly and pretty! Great goals for the year, and I know you'll have no problem getting that traveling done ;) Happy Monday, hope it's filled with coffee love! xo

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  8. Looks like you had so much fun this past weekend! Happy 2016!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  9. I'm glad you had such a good break! My maternity leave officially starts today, so it's the first time ever that I'm not having to go back to work after taking time off for Christmas...and it is magical.

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  10. Glad you enjoyed your break! It looks like you had a blast--especially your New Year's festivities! Loved your sequin dress! Happy Monday girl!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  11. Glad you had such a great stay-cation and a wonderful NYE! I was jealous of your beach time, I haven't gotten to get any sun since July... eek! And that tree house place looked AMAZING! I have to go there sometime! I was so sad to take down my tree too. Wahhh! Happy 2016 girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. what a great staycation! i feel like i def didn't get enough time off ha. the beach looks awesome - good choice for the warm days we had! sad the holidays are over but cheers to a great 2016!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. Glad you had an amazing weekend! I've been wanting to go to that treehouse restaurant in new Smyrna! It looks so fun! Love your dress too! Happy new year!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  14. Kate, Happy New Year! Looks like you had an amazing time ringing in 2016! May 2016 bring you only the best in every way!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  15. That sounds like the perfect staycation! So sad it's coming to an end, but best wishes in 2016!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  16. Not going to lie, I was kind of excited to take all the Christmas stuff down and start fresh this year which is so not like me. Usually I like to drag Christmas out forever. Love your goals!

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  17. Kind of sad about taking down all of the Christmas decorations!! :-( But it's not like you can keep that stuff up all year haha. Your photos are wonderful and love your sparkly outfit! :-) Your resolutions are all great too!! Cheers to 2016! :-)

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  18. I hate taking down Christmas decorations too! It's always so bare afterwards. Glad you were able to have such a fun holiday season. Have a great week!

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  19. It sounds like you had a great weekend and rang in the New Year in style! That treehouse restaurant y'all visited looks so cute! Love that one of your goals this year is to visit another country and another city! Traveling is always a good idea!

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  20. i love your NYE dress!

    i'm sad yet glad that the holidays are over. things were nuts during the whole holiday and of course, i slept in this morning (as did Kayla) and when I opened my eyes, it was 715 and we were late!!!! we've been so wiped from the non-routine that we overslept :(

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  21. I am having such a hard time with no Christmas decor, too! I was depressed yesterday when we finally got the tree packed away. You looked gorgeous for NYE, and I'm glad that 2016 is off to a good start!

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  22. Looks like 2016 is off to a great start! Jealous of your January beach trips...I had snow on my car this morning!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  23. Sounds like the perfect weekend and I love your goals for this year - they're all so fun! Xo

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  24. I really want to order that book it got such great reviews! You looked absolutely gorgeous for New Years! Cheers to 2016 and can't wait to follow you along!

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  25. Happy 2016! Loving all these photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  26. Looks like such a great way to ring in the New Year and finish your vacation time!! Your beach and sunshine posts kill me every time!! It snowed here this weekend - ughhh! HAHA! Now that the holidays are over I am counting down until summer, lol!!!

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  27. Looks like a great weekend! I want that French book - I love pretending/trying to be Parisian! Cheers to 2016!

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  28. yay for new years and long weekends! How fun does this weekend look?? I love your blogging goals! I just redid my site it was one of my new year goals, so I know how you feel!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  29. Oooh get a bar cart - I like that goal for this year :) I can't wait to see what's in store for your blog this year, too! Your weekend looks like so much fun, and I loooove all that beautiful Florida weather!

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  30. I love your dress for NYE..so pretty! Sounds like an amazing night was had and entire long weekend. I'm definitely needing lots of coffee on this Monday ugh! lol

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  31. Definitely a day for lots of coffee! Glad you had such a nice break. The beach looks wonderful.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  32. I love love love your NYE dress, so pretty! I love the start of a New Year and a fresh outlook and goals...you've got some great ones! Cheers to 2016 friend!

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  33. Love your NYE dress! I just lit our Champagne Toast candle last night and I"m obsessed! We have many of the same goals, including redoing our floors! I am SO not looking forward to that! ;) Happy New Year, lady!

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  34. Sounds like you had a great break! Happy New Year!!

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  35. Looks like you had a great staycation! That treehouse restaurant is so much fun!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  36. Why can't the department of labor pass a law making afternoon naps at work mandatory? Because I really need that today. I feel ya on the backsplash goal! I've been wanting to do it for over a year, I just can't decide on a color or pattern!

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  37. Looks like a great way to ring in the new year. Isn't it so sad when all the decorations get put away?! The tree house is adorable, what a great idea for a restaurant!

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  38. Such a great NYE, I loveee your sequin dress! And I'm with you on being so sad that the Christmas tree is gone. The living room just isn't near as cozy anymore :( Love your goals for the new year - can't wait to see your new blog design and Target has a really cute bar cart in stores right now!

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  39. Sounds/looks like a great holiday season! I am a tiny bit jealous that it was warm enough for you to go the beach, while we had tons of snow at my home, but am happy for you nonetheless. Happy 2016!
    Dresses & Denim

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  40. It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I love a great holiday beach day and celebrating with close friends. Today was a rough day back to the work routine. Happy New Year! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  41. ahhh i love your goals, especially the travel ones :)
    that tree house restaurant looks so fun, and i just love your NYE dress! so fancy!

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  42. That treehouse restaurant looks so neat! Love your 2016 goals!

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  43. You look like you had a wonderful break there lady!! Jealous of the gorgeous weather at the beach! I haven't taken my decor down yet, I'm in denial of course!! Love your goals girl, hope all of them work out!

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  44. Happy 2016!! Hope you accomplish everything you want to accomplish. :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  45. This little staycation looks like the perfect way to close out one year and start off another new year - as always, jealous of your fabulous weather! Love the idea of adding a new state/country to the list - can never travel enough!

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  46. So jealous that you got to go to the beach! I am still in the process of taking down our Christmas decor...the house always looks so boring after!

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  47. I'm so impressed by everyone taking their Christmas stuff down already! I didn't decorate at home but I took all my stuff to work and decorated there... it'll probably stay like that until Valentine's Day, lol

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  48. What a fun NYE celebration! I love your goals for yourself. Especially the traveling one! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  49. It's always so hard to go back to work after being off for a while! Such a bummer! Glad you had a fun NYE! I took our tree down this weekend and I miss it so much. I haven't taken it up to the attic yet because a crazy part of me wants to put it up for a few more days!

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  50. Wow these are awesome photos,loved them
    Xoxo, Neha
    Www.uniinstyle.com

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  51. What a fun stayacation!! I have yet to take my Christmas tree down. I'm hoping to get to it this week.

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  52. Wow these are awesome photos,loved them
    Xoxo, Neha
    Www.uniinstyle.com

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  53. Isn't it sad to take down Christmas decor?!?! The holidays seem to go by faster and faster the older I get. :(

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  54. Some great goals for 2016! I'm definitely wanting an update to my space too- can't wait to take care of it in the new year!

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  55. I'm totally with you on the passport thing. 100%

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