three worthy things

monday, woof. it really threw me for a loop today. altering this weeks edition just a hair…

i’m going to start with a belated birthday shoutout to tiffany; 39 never looked so good. ūüėČ we celebrated by coaching a lacrosse tournament in new york and then with a dinner at the lobby in middlebury. a friend introduced us to her friend’s jewelry brand, otem, which is based out of brooklyn. this is where i found tiffy’s bday gift. seriously, go check them out, because they have¬†beautiful jewelry.¬†IMG_0606.JPG


going off on the jewelry tangent, i can’t help but share this amazing jewelry brand. i’m seriously obsessing over everything they make. especially their choker/collar necklaces. this bracelet is the first item on my wish list. oh, and check out the instagram account, it makes you want things even more.


next up is, ‘the couple next door‘ by shari lapena.¬†holy moly this book is INSANELY good. i literally could not put it down – i bought it sunday and closed it on wednesday night – ¬†and the ending just leaves you wanting more. i’m desperately hoping there’s a second book. here’s a slight recap taken from goodreads:

“You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbor told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour. Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.
You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.¬†What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?”


a couple weekends ago, some friends of mine introduced me to a lawn game called kubb. to be honest, i was not expecting it to be that fun seeing as that it literally is a bunch of blocks and a couple dowels, but, i was pleasantly proved wrong. add a sunny afternoon, a good group of friends and a case of beer and you’ve got yourself an afternoon.

what are your favorite afternoon lawn games?

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christmas celebrations

now that my computer has officially dried out and turned back on (in case you didn’t see the latest instagram post, i spilled coffee all over my computer christmas eve and it’s been drying ever since) i’m back! keep your fingers crossed that it continues to work…. PLEASE!


we spent this past weekend celebrating christmas and spending some serious quality time with friends and family. my parents flew in on friday and we haven’t stopped eating/drinking/galavanting around the town since. here is a small glimpse into¬†the past couple of days…

first stop we made was one of my mom’s all time favorite restaurants, tiny thai,¬†a small local favorite that’s BYOB it’s a seriously ¬†hard to beat. and their takeout is a good as the dine in – which certainly isn’t always the case!

after dinner we headed back to my house to begin our christmas eve tradition – the annual book swap.

growing up, we were always allowed to open one gift on christmas eve and 9 times out of 10, it was ususally pajamas. now that we’ve grown up a bit [who am i kidding, we haven’t grown up] we’ve tailored our tradition a bit.

a couple weeks before the holiday we draw names and pick who we buy a book for; it can be hard cover, paper back, an audiobook, e-book, or even a magazine subscription. we’ve only been doing it a couple of years but it’s one of my favorite parts of christmas.


the next morning we did the full christmas thing – stockings, coffee, mimosas, more coffee, cinnamon rolls, and gifts. fullsizeoutput_10f5

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pajamas and mimosas 

we relaxed most of the morning, went for a long walk, and prepared for some dinner guests that evening. tiffany definitely takes the cake for her cheese board skills. fullsizeoutput_1146


i had to work christmas day but luckily i was able to escape at 3:30 and head home for another night of dinner guests, drinks, and laughs.

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spreading merry around the hospital

after plenty of¬†cocktails and far too much food we busted out¬†the game of things. it was the first time i played it and it was¬†hysterical. keep the wine flowing and you’ll certainly have a blast.¬†img_3233

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this was the best we could do….

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yesterday we worked out, made a couple of returns and went to manchester by the sea. it was amazing. be sure to bring some tissues and show up earlier anticipated Рthe ENTIRE theater was full.

it was a fabulous weekend spent with amazing people and 2017 is creeping around the corner, can’t wait to see what the future holds – cheers!

monday cheer.

¬†i woke up on this “i’m supposed to have a great day off monday” ¬†to about 4 different NYTimes updates about this horrific shooting at the DC Navy Yard. the world is seriously a depressing place. go give your loved ones a hug and kiss. call your grandparents. reach out to long lost friends. let them know you care.¬†

 

i needed to turn the “mojo” of my day around quick.¬†

step one: coffee.

step two: blankets.

step three: a good book. 

done, done & done. 

step four: hang out with the kid president. 

i wish i knew how to put a video in here. but i’m blog-naive and i don’t know how. so instead i’ll just put the link in. if you haven’t watched this video you must.¬†

if you HAVE watched it, i don’t care. watch it again.¬†

this kid is a genius.

 

because my roommate and i both have the day off, we’ve decided to not get off the couch (there is a plan to move, however it just hasn’t happened yet……)¬†

so we’re watching the bethenny show. which i’ve never seen before and i’m in LOVE. maybe i’m more in love with her. that woman is funny. and not afraid to say what’s on her mind. that, i love. if you also by chance don’t work on a weekday around 12 and have nothing better to do with your life, turn her on. you won’t be disappointed.¬†

 

oh, how about those broncos? ūüėĬ†

love me some denver. and this print of denver. i actually “pinned” it on pinterest¬†the other day and a great friend ended up texting me saying that she owned it and has yet to hang it up and would send it to me! i’m so excited. love you, annie !

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i do believe a great big congratulations are in order to the one and only nathan andrew. 

new job. correction new bad-a** job. congrats, my friend. you deserve it. 

 

happy monday readers. have an absolutely beautiful day.