5 Things On My Mind Today

Happy Friday! After an exhausting week and coming down with a bad cold, I couldn't be more ready for the weekend. How about you? Five things on my mind today...
1. I have been on the hunt for a gray suede pump, and couldn't move fas enough when I saw this pair. I literally ordered the last pair, but they are still available in black here. I have them in the cobalt blue (above), and they are seriously the most comfortable pumps I've ever owned. I can't wait until they arrive. Now I need a nude pair and a leopard pair, and I'll be good to go - I'm loving the look (and price point) of these and these

2. Since I'm pregnant, and only get to enjoy one latte/day, I've been craving hot chocolate lately. I have been a little under the weather this week, so having something hot to sip on (I'm not a big tea person) is essential. Check out these 15 amazing hot chocolate recipes for winter - I can't wait to try a few of them. 

3. We are in the process of redoing our fireplace, and it feels like it's taking for-ev-errrrr. When we lived in California, renovations were extremely fast and far less expensive than in New York - double downer. We will be renovating our kitchen, and all bathrooms and I'm kind of dreading it given how long it has taken to get smaller projects done (going on 8 weeks for the fireplace, and the painters were here for 12 weeks - TWELVE!).  However, I'm still really excited and love seeing the spaces transform. Here are a few photos we used as inspiration for our fireplace, and what it currently looks like. Hope to have it completed within the next month - stay tuned. 

4. We've been pinning holiday decor like crazy this week, and it's definitely getting us in the spirit. Follow all of our boards here

5. Speaking of... It's so easy to get caught up in giving and receiving during the holiday season (it is definitely my favorite time of year), but it's also important to remember there are so many people who are not as fortunate. Growing up, my family 'adopted' a local family each year, and we bought presents for them to be delivered on Christmas. It always amazed me how different our adopted family's Christmas list was from our own, and I plan to continue that with my family in New York. There are so many ways to give back - donating to a charity, adopting a family, or even purchasing gifts that give. There is no such thing as "too little" when giving back. 

Have a happy weekend! xx


13 comments:

  1. Love those shoes! Been looking for a pair of gray suede pumps lately, but they are gorgeous in blue too! -E

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    1. SAME - I was having a hard time finding any in my size, check out French Connection - they have a great pair (but my size was sold out)! xx

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  2. Great post!! At some point, can you blog about your new home in New York and show us some pictures? I always looked forward to your home posts on your old blog, and would love to see it! Hope you're feeling well!

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    1. Thanks hun! Yes - I have done a few posts on my home (one was a few weeks ago), but I'm planning to do more in the future as well, that's so sweet! xx

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  3. Beautiful holiday inspiration pics! Also, those hot chocolate recipes look delicious!!
    XO Kelly
    www.dettecakes.com

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    1. I totally agree - think I need to make one of them today! xx

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  4. Ok, so 2 things: 1) I LIVE in my Jimmy Choo grey suede pumps. They literally go with everything - can't wait to see how you style your new grey beauties! & 2) LOVE your section on giving back! I just set up a Toys For Tots donation bin {a great childrens organization} at my husbands business but would love to know more info about what charity you go through to sponsor a whole family. xx

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