We made it through the first week of 2017! As I am writing this, I am coming off the high of my first Lilly Pulitzer After-Party Sale, so be prepared for more exclamation points than normal!
Let's start my favorites off with the After-Party Sale. I was introduced to the Lilly brand a little under two years ago, thanks to blogging. I got my first dress last year, which I wore on repeat starting with the warmer spring days through those unseasonably hot fall days we had this year. Needless to say, I was hooked, but not necessarily on the price point. I read about the sale last year (again, via blogs), and decided I would participate this year. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it did not disappoint! It took me forever to get in, we are talking like 4 hours, but I picked out some super cute dresses, at super great discounts! I definitely think I will become a regular after-party sale shopper!
I shared about the girls day I had with my grandma, mom and aunt before Christmas, but forgot to include the items I picked up from our excursion. I thought my purchases would be a great favorite, because I still am really excited about them! I picked up a pair of ice skates to hang on my sled for Christmas and winter decor, found a sweet little nativity scene, and a foldable ruler, for which will hopefully be turned into a DIY decoration this Christmas. Thinking back at that day, it makes me feel very grateful to have the opportunity to spend time like that with some of the ladies in my family. The only way it could get better is if my sister in law and cousin could join, too!
Being back at work hasn't been as big of a struggle as I thought it would be. I am going to attribute that to my new little mantra. Every time I think "I don't want to go to work", or any type of negative thoughts about work, I have instead been saying "I like work." Silly, yes, but seemingly effective...at least for now.
We had snow this week! It was just a small amount, and while it didn't affect the roads too bad, I still decided to go in a little early. It was still a bit dark outside, but made the snow just so pretty. Big flakes, that almost looked like glitter. The building where I work is floor to ceiling windows, so it was like we were in a snow globe all day. As I said, the accumulation wasn't much, but it was still super pretty!
I have big plans for some purging, cleaning and reorganizing this weekend. I am probably overly optimistic about what will actually get done, but as long as I get a good start on things, I will be happy. I hope to work in my closet. I did a good closet clean out last year, but it seems like things have multiplied so quickly and it is time to do another go around! Christmas decorations are going down, and while I love all the coziness they bring, I don't mind the clean slate. I have a few other odds and ends I would like to work on, but those are the two big ones. Wish me luck!
Linking up with Andrea, April, and Katie.