Monday, January 5, 2015

The First Days of 2015

I hope everyone had a great New Years and start to 2015.  Matt and I decided to have some alone time on New Years Eve and go to dinner just the two of us.  And you know what I stuck with one of my resolutions and didn't take any pictures and left my phone in my purse the whole dinner.  I am trying to be fully engaged in moments like that and not always on my phone!  We had a lovely time and then came home to two sick kids:(

Both Sterling and Frances have been sick for days.  This was what our New Years Day looked like.  Pretty sad.  Frances ended up having RSV and Sterling had some sort of a virus.

Matt and I decided we needed an adult beverage to unwind after taking care of the sick babies and we made the most delish Bloody Marys.  Apparently New Years Day is national Bloody Mary Day- so fitting, right??

Then we of course had to eat our collard greens and black eyed peas.
This is our standard New Years Day meal, we don't love pork so we do fried chicken instead. 
and confession I was super lazy this year and picked this whole meal up at Publix, the only thing I cooked was the cornbread.  It all was delicious and made for a stress free New Years.

Since I wasn't on my A game at Christmas I decided to make some healthy New Years treats for our neighbors.   I made Energy Balls and Coconut Carrot Zucchini Muffins.

The muffins are a great healthy breakfast and the kids love them.

My after Christmas sale purchase arrived and I love it.
Available in the black/navy combo on sale and in the pink top version
Both are extra 30% off with code WINTER30.

One of Matt's friends passed along this adorable Carolina dress for Frances. 
 She is still loving her piano, her favorite Christmas gift.

On Saturday night we made some amazing nachos and paired them with George Clooney's tequila which was actually very good!

My first Chatbook arrived in the mail and I love it!!  It is such a great way to print and save your instagram photos!  If you use code SNOOP762 you can get your first book free!

On Sunday the kids were finally well enough to venture to Target.  I have never been so excited to get dressed and out of the house. I am wearing a small in the blouse, it runs TTS and is currently on sale.  I think it will be great in the Spring too because it is lightly sheer, will look awesome with white jeans.

I also sat down and got organized for the New Year while the kids napped. This is my second year using a Gigi New York Planner, they are my favorite.  The planners are not on sale but you must check out their Winter Sale I mentioned yesterday!    The sale opens to the public tomorrow but you can shop early HERE!!

And for all you Lily Pulitzer fans, the big New Years sale starts today at 8:00am!  Lily is not totally my style but I do love her blouses and the little girl clothes and they will be on sale,  so of course I will be checking them out!  You can shop HERE!

Happy First Monday of 2015!


Anonymous said...

Happy Monday! Hope your kiddos are feeling better today!

Julia Ryan said...

Hope it's all on the upswing from here sweet girl! xo

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

Hope the babes are feeling better (and Matt's back too)!

Eloquently Emily said...

Looks like you all had a great start to the year! Glad Frances and Sterling are feeling better! We have so many RSV kiddos at my hospital right now and it's so sad to see them so sick and miserable. Hope you all have a great week!

Jillian said...

I hope the babies feel better soon! im glad you and matt were able to have a NYE date night! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

East Coast Chic {Natalie} said...

Hope the kids are feeling better. Sick babies are the worst. Glad you and Matt got to sneak out for NYE!

MEEEE! said...

so sorry to hear about the kiddos! thank goodness frances moon is doing well. rsv is what landed cecelia in the hospital last year. scariest time of my entire life!

Unknown said...

Your sweet kiddos are adorable! Love the photos! Happy New Year Natalie!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Looks like a good new year, despite the babes being sick! Love your new pink dress and desk view! I also am going to look into one of those Chatbooks--my mom requested that I basically make her a brag book (like grandmas carry in their purses) of Bryce and I, hahahaha, and that would be perfect!