Monday, January 6, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Weekend Wishes

It seems like New England is in for quite a storm today... with that in mind, today is going to be all about rest, relaxation and some more organization. I want to get some reading done by the fire and I have a couple of bookkeeping things to do for school already! I've been working on filing and cleaning my desk {post to come next week} and then I'm on to checking off of my to do list starting tomorrow. 

Here are some weekend links that I wanted to pass along...

For Christmas my family made these honey oat pancakes for breakfast and I just found another recipe that look too good not to try... bring out the waffle iron for whole wheat banana waffles

I found the cutest list on tunblr the other day that was called A High School Teacher's List of 100 Wisest Words and I thought it was too cute not to share. Some of these are so practical and based on common sense that they go unnoticed or are forgotten. 

What better way to spend a snow day than with some online shopping... here are some picks that I thought I'd share. I love peplum tanks and this striped one is beyond adorable! Comfy snow days by the fire also call for fabulous pajamas like these J.Crew ones. These flats are beyond adorable, I love the camo print!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! xox 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Week's Favorites

It is hard to believe that the week is flying by so quickly and the holidays are officially behind us. It is back to the swing of things now, school preparation, holiday cleaning and yearly essentials are on the to do list until I go back to school. I am enjoying having some time to spend with the family and some friends and to take some extra time to read and also do some online blog and shop searches too. If you follow me on pinterest you will probably notice that I've been pinning new things nonstop... everyone needs a little wardrobe tweaking, recipe inspiration and organization tips for the New Year! There is nothing better than adding a few classic and timeless pieces to your wardrobe whether it be through jewels, pjs or rain attire. I love that Hunter reinvented their boots again to include the color block and I can't resist these adorable monogram boxer pajamas. I've been taking some quality time to organize my desk and to prepare my planner for the new year as well. Lastly my family has been baking and cooking up a storm, I made oatmeal raisin cookies on Sunday that were gone by Tuesday night and then my sister and grandma make a traditional pastry on Monday as well!

What are some of your week's favorites?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year {2013 In Review}

Happy New Year!!

The last week of the year always involves some necessary reflection and appreciation for everything that the previous year brought. 2013 was an amazing year... one that involved many opportunities, newfound experiences and changes. 

I rang in the 2013 New Year with some amazing high school friends, and went back to school to enjoy Trinity's stunning campus in lots of winter snow! One of the houses on campus even had a snow igloo that my friend Emily and I thoroughly enjoyed! In March my friends and I went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a couple of days for Spring Break and then came back to our beautiful campus to enjoy the transition from winter to spring. We rang in the spring semester with Trinity's Spring Weekend filled with concerts, quad relaxing and lots of dinners out. I even ran my fourth 5K in the past two years this one was called Color Me Rad! The end of the school year came quickly and before I knew it I had a week off to enjoy some time with my brother {Teddy Bear}, family and high school friends and then I went back to school to spend the summer taking a Physics class and preparing research studies before I went abroad in August. I was able to squeeze in some quality friend and family time and we even went on our annual family trip to the Hamptons two weeks before I left for Denmark. 

I left for Denmark in the middle of August and spend four amazing months traveling from Copenhagen to ten other countries. I went to Munich for Oktoberfest, Vienna, Prague, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands and Morocco just to name a few! My trip abroad flew by and before I knew it I was home for the holidays catching up with friends and family and of course ringing in the New Year again. It is amazing how quickly this year has flown by... I am thankful for every moment, encounter and experience that I have had because I will be the first to say that 2013 allowed me to grow and flourish! Wishing you all a 2014 filled with family, friends and prosperity.  

To 2014... Happy New Year! xox