Next month, I’ll have been at this blogging thing for 10 years!  That is so hard to believe.  And I can honestly say this is the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging.  Our holiday break has been wonderful so far, but with minimal reception when we visited Lanier’s family after Christmas, it made me really take a break and decompress.  But now that I’m back and in the new year, I’m ready to get back at it.  I have so much I want to share with you!

We had a low key NYE at home with a few friends over to celebrate.  We had hopes of going to bed before midnight, but I guess we were having just too much fun!  Wore this fun festive polish.

I showed some of my decorations and had a lot of y’all ask about my light fixture.  I got it as soon as we moved in two years and have loved it ever since.

The girls had a blast!

Actually ALL the kids did!

Got the girls’ skirts here.

Confetti Poppers!

Wore this top with these earrings.

And later on, I added some extra layers to head outside.  Still obsessed with this coat!  Use code: FLASH50 to take $50 off!

You are a miracle.  Believe you matter.  Don’t spend a moment of your day doubting your unique purpose in the world – God created you to make a difference that only you can.

A great message for the first day of a new year!  I’ve had this calendar for a few years now and it never gets old.

Comfiest, softest pjs to ring in the new year!

Was very happy to wear my new jacket yesterday for tennis, as it was freezing outside!  Got it here.  For fit, I went up a size.

My gift from Santa!  A new tennis bag for the new year!  The little tennis ball tassel doesn’t come with it.

A few favorite quotes for the new year…

“This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.” – Taylor Duvall

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coehlo

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy New Year, Y’all!  So ready for a fresh start!