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On the Last Day of 2013.

Still sick, I’m taking an abriged look at 2013.

In 2013, I learned



  • -to complain less than I did in 2012. Hopefully, I complain less in 2014 than I did in 2013.Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 6.18.36 PM
  • -I don’t need the approval or permission of people.
  • -even I have limits.
  • -I need and want to be organized.
  • -I would rather risk it all now and fail than have regrets
  • -I want to keep not settling. No matter what.
Print is from the Everygirl, an amazing online mag, and their new shop, which I am obsessed with

Print is from the Everygirl, an amazing online mag, and their new shop, which I am obsessed with

  • -family is important. I actually like my family.
  • mugs are more popular than I knew.



  • -I can’t put other things, even good things, ahead of my health.
  • -San Francisco is home for now


Here’s to 2014. 





And to get you in the mood…Auld Lang Syne which always puts a lump in my throat, particularly this version.

Here’s the best NYE scene; my aunt and I can reenact it; don’t even worry!

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Pop, Fizz, Clink!

**Wanted to let everyone know that there is a HUGE sale going on at StraightMugging, my Etsy Shop, today. Use the Coupon Code COMFORTANDJOY for 15% off everything, including the custom orders. There are also a ton of new styles I’m excited about. Anyway**

Well, I am just verklempt–totally choked with emotion. Christmas was the most I’ve laughed and the hardest I’ve laughed in such a long time with people who have known me…since birth. There is something so down-in-the-gut-good about that!

Screen shot 2013-12-25 at 11.02.05 PMBut I definitely wanted to participate in this link up with The Birdie Bowl and The Ledford Life and forgot about it last time.  I didn’t want to miss out this time, especially because I have been obsessed with the Kate Spade “Pop, Fizz, Clink” collection. And, it’s been all gold all the time lately, when it comes to what I like, and New Year’s Eve is the ultimate when it comes to that, right?

So, how will I decorate? How would I? What am I actually doing?


Here’s the fantasy:

It all starts with a Studio Mucci banner to take pictures around.

Using these photo props:

Of course we need balloons:

And all gold, all the time straws to drink our champagne out of:

And these fabulous printables for our bottles:

Whereupon there would be a confetti bar…In which I would not consider the mess but only the beauty of everyone throwing their own, personalized confetti:

This would be my cake because hey, I am digging gold and to me, polka dots are timeless:

Individual festive cupcakes because cupcakes are in, ya know? Probably because cupcakes are delicious.

Wouldn’t these be the cutest favors?

Of course, since this is a fantasy, I would love to gift all the ladies these Kate Spade earrings I originally put on a gift guide way back when:

But in all honesty, I’ll probably be with my fam and my little sister, Ava. I will be having Champagne but wouldn’t this be fun too?

All I really want to do is laugh until my belly aches. And drink champagne. And maybe watch this movie sometime that day or the next:

Pop, Fizz, Clink,




P.S. I forgot an important note. I need to hear Auld Lang Syne. It might be one of my favorite songs all of all time. It makes me feel sad and happy and nostalgic and I just…like to feel a lump in my throat.

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