Hello 2021

Happy New Year! As busy as I was during my staycation between Christmas and New Year's Day, I am happy to report that I feel refreshed and ready to head into the new year. I do not believe that all our problems from 2020 will magically go away, not even anytime soon but there is hope. I do believe that things will gradually get better, and we will get through this. 

I have a positive spirit, as we head into another big work event in a few weeks. This one will also be filmed on a stage, and streamed to everyone around the world instead of an actual live audience. I'm really hoping that by the time we get to our annual world tour in the fall, that things will be much better. Always be positive. 

Staycation consisted of brunch with "framily", margaritas on the patio of our favorite local spot, eating leftover Christmas cookies, starting Bloodline on Netflix (already hooked - SO good!), and we rang in the New Year outside by the firepit with one of H's friends who lives nearby over drinks and games. The free firework displays from neighbors were also an invited bonus. 

We had a jam-packed staycation week with a trip to the playground, a mommy and me shopping trip, lots of bike rides around the neighborhood on her new big girl bike from Santa, and a cleaning at the dentist for Lil' Miss. She was a trooper, and was super excited for her new Mickey toothbrush and toothpaste. 

We headed to Nordstrom Rack armed with a gift card, and she picked out a new top and I also chose the most darling chambray ruffled dress for her while treating myself to new Zella athleisure pieces and a reversible belt. After our shopping trip, we stopped for a donut which I think was the highlight of her day! Mine too if we're being honest - ha! 

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  1. So glad you had a relaxing "staycation" and enjoyed the holidays! Bloodline is SO good--we were totally hooked when we watched!

    Rosy Outlook 

  2. I’m so glad you got some relaxing holiday time my friend! That sweater looks beautiful on you. Always HOPE and I always love your positivity!

  3. Aww your staycation sounds wonderful! I'm with you on the positive train and hoping that things return to somewhat normal by summer / fall!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. Yay yay yay for a brand new year! I am positive too and hoping things will be starting to get better in the next few months!

  5. I definitely didn't think anything was magically going to be better just because we are in a new year. I am also hoping that it gradually will over the course of the year at least! HOPEFULLY! Love the mommy/daughter shopping trip and donuts! This reminds me that Zoe's cleaning got cancelled last year when everything was still closed, and I need to reschedule that. Hope you have a great week!

  6. Happy New Year! I am hopeful that things will turn around this year! Your staycation sounds perfect!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. A free firework show is always a fun way to say goodbye to one year and welcome in the next! :) Here's hoping for a better 2021 for all of us. Happy New Year! xo



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  10. Bloodline is amazing. I watched it again with my husband recently. Happy New Year! I am a bit jealous of your staycation! I could use one of those!

  11. I've been toying with planning a staycation for us but it's hard with our crazy weather dumping snow here and there. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing time.

  12. Glad you had a nice time at home! Happy new year! :) Your daughter looks so cute on your sale shopping day trip too! Sounds like you got some great bargains!

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