wrap it up

December is busy baby. I may of taken on more than I should of, and at this point wish I had more time to gaze at the tree, but that’s life. Especially life as a freelancer. I am however doing my best to keep things festive and productive… and what’s being productive without a list?

Lets rewind and see how I did this fall based on my goal list I posted here

  • Mail birthday cards to all of my nieces and nephews… even the ones that have already happened… because late is better than never (Yup!)
  • Plan more lunch dates (Yes, it was mostly the same date but we went to different places… that counts right?)
  • Road trip (Yup! New England)
  • Buy a 2014-2015 office-wear cardigan (Here is last year’s(Nope, still wearing last year’s!)
  • Cook more (I think this is a no)
  • Bake more (I think this is a no)
  • Watch Pitch Perfect (YESSSS and as soon as I saw it, it finally came to Netflix)
  • Design and mail the 2014 holiday cards (Yup!)

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  • Network (I think this is a no)
  • Learn how to network (I think this is a no)
  • Read more magazines (I have a pile of unread magazines on my coffee table to read over the holiday)
  • Run a marathon (I registered!!!) (Yup!)
  • Take more pictures with the nice camera (I think this is a no)
  • Make marmalade (Yup!)


  • Go on a spa date (No!)
  • Walk in the park at least once a week (Mostly!)
  • Ride my bike more (No!)
  • Plan meals (No!)
  • Plant some bulbs (No!)
  • Go swimming in a pool (Yup! In the states, outside, heated, dreamy)
  • Finish my push-up challenge (Yup! Sorry, no video to share)
  • Listen to the radio more (No, but I got into podcasts big time!)
  • Stay in a hotel (Yup!)
  • Start weekly dinner parties (more than before and plans for more and more often which will be updated more on my 2015 list)
  • Get some fun new projects or find an amazing new job (lets just say it depends on the day how I feel about this)

I will recap YEAR 2014 at the end of December but am already thinking of things for the New Year. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, start using #nschristmas. It’s gonna be a good one.

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bundle up

Autumn is here and we are holding off on turning on the thermostat. I bet we are not the only ones who treat this annual ritual as a game… how long can you bear it? To participate, you need to be strong and you must bundle up. With this in mind, I gathered up some fall-inspired fashion (aka my current wish list) that makes it almost okay to accept the brisk temperatures.


But before I fill up my fictional online baskets, have you heard about a capsule wardrobe? I landed on this site and the idea intrigues me. Should I? Could I? I know there are clothes in my ‘closet’ that I’ve hung on to but do no wear and since I don’t actually have a real closet, it has become more evident that I am waisting valuable real estate. I think a capsule wardrobe would be a great way to minimize what I own and then decide what I really need. Here is Unfancy’s fall capsule wardrobe. Nice, right? If I decide to give this a go, I will be sure to let you know. In all honesty, I think I need to focus more on purging … not purchasing.

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A. Catbird Chained to my Heart Necklace / B. Catbird Ballerina Silver Earrings / C. Free People Jacquard Vegan Moto Jacket / D. Madewell High Rise Skinny Jeans / E. Jen Cogliantry Neck Knot / F. Lulus Bench Warmer Orange Plaid Infinity Scarf / G. Patagonia Women’s Toggle Down Vest / H. Kate Spade Saturday Pinstripe Hooded Circle Scarf / I. Sweaty Wisdom You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce Mug / J. QP x Collections Helmet Bag – Small – Green and Tan / K. Sweaty Betty Pace Run Tights / L. Vans® classic slip-ons in perforated leather / M. Hugo Guinness Original for J.Crew Epic Sweatshirt / N. Madewell ex-boyfriend shirt in cherry plaid / O. J.Crew Merci Tee / P. Frye Melissa Button Short / Q. Madewell prinkshop for edible schoolyard & madewell tee / R. Boden lightweight roll neck / S. Kate Spade Saturday The A Satchel / T. Aritzia Wilfred Diderot Sweater / U. Swatch Scuba Clownfish

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