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it’s slowed down quite a bit in my life lately and because of that i’ve fallen into a bit of a funk. feeling flat when life slows down is completely natural – or so my therapist says. she suggested that i give myself things to do – because since i thrive better as a busy person, i need to have projects between big events (like my play.) so i took this in full storm and started doing things to keep busy! needless to say, it worked immensely well.

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the weekend after virginia’s miss job’s daughter pageant has always been maryland’s. this year, the states of maryland and delaware combined to make one huge jurisdiction called delmar. i was asked to be a judge for the pageant – which was a huge honor as it was the crowning of the very first miss of delmar. the pageant went really well, and i was happy to get to be a part of it. of course i was so exhausted from judging i forgot to take pictures!

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the next project on my list was to put up our christmas tree so i could get pictures taken for our christmas cards. i was so excited to pull out my kate spade ornaments again this year and decorate the tree. it took a while to complete because we ended up needing a lot of extension cords!

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to take a break from the madness, i got dinner with one of my sweet girlfriends who i hadn’t seen since before the play. it was so wonderful catching up with her.

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after the tree was completed, i got us all dressed up in matching outfits for our christmas card pictures. leah looks so cute in these lilly pulitzer dog pajamas!

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i’m really proud of the finished product! it turned out really nice.

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i’ve been in a salmon mood lately – and these special sakedon bowls at donburi have been my big addiction. i need to cut myself off because honestly they’re expensive, but they’re oh-so delicious!

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after sorting through tons of pictures (big thanks to my friend pia for taking them for us) we settled on this one! i was so happy tony agreed to wear lilly pulitzer so we could all match for the picture. next year it’ll be a different theme, but since they had dog pajamas, i couldn’t miss the opportunity!

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although i’ve been giving myself a ton of new projects lately, i did have to close a certain chapter in my life. i had my last day at lilly pulitzer this past weekend. between the weekends lost, events missed, and money i spent on their cute clothes, i knew it was probably best for me to bow out from the part time job. i did have an excellent experience there and met some awesome people. coincidentally on my last day georgetown cupcakes sent a box to our store because we have such a good relationship with them. it was definitely bittersweet.

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after my last day at lilly, you can imagine i was exhausted and slightly emotional. i came home to a lit fireplace and a cozy setup! tony surprised me by starting it up since i’d mentioned how much i wanted to use the fireplace in my house. the warmth, the smells, and the dazzling fire was so wonderful and romantic. i couldn’t get over how lucky i am to have him.

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leah got tired of watching us watch the fire, so eventually she fell asleep on the couch. i couldn’t not take a picture. after i took it, i realized it looks like those newborn photos people always take! she’s just such a cutie. i’ve grown to love her so much in such a short amount of time.

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finally, the weekend closed out with a wonderful surprise from tony. looks like i’ll have even more projects from here on – but i think i’ll *try* and take it easy the next month and just enjoy being engaged. honestly, knowing me, we’ll see how long that lasts. Xx

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