It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for another list of things I’ve been lovin’ this week!
1. Watching baby Lucy grow!
Okay it is just crazy how fast this little puppy is growing! She is only four months old, so she has a lot of growing left to do!
This is little Lucy just about two months ago, right after we brought her home:
And here’s the same “little” puppy last night!
(Sorry for the low quality photo- we were rushing out the door for dinner plans!)
I have said since we brought her home that Lucy was going to be big and that she would grow fast, but it’s still hard to believe!
2. Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room- Royal Oak Location
Last week while we were on vacation, one of my favorite small businesses opened a second location right down the road from me!
Michigan By The Bottle is a tasting room that features Michigan made wines. You can pop in anytime during their business hours to purchase bottles of wine or do a wine tasting. They also have really fun and unique events, like yoga sessions immediately followed by wine tastings, live music nights, and dinner and wine paring events. I was driving about 45 minutes northeast to their original location in Shelby Township, so I am SO excited to have a location in my own neighborhood!
3. Last minute Holiday preparations
I can’t believe Christmas is in 1 week! Christmas eve is easily one of my top 3 favorite nights of the year. Last year I was cursed with food poisoning on the morning of Christmas eve leaving me unable to enjoy the evening, so I am extra excited to celebrate this year! My nephew from Florida will be coming into town this weekend, and we have plans to bake cookies and decorate gingerbread houses with him. Add in some last minute gift shopping, a whole lot of gift wrapping (I haven’t even started that- oops), a work Christmas party for myself and one with my boyfriend, and the next week is going to be a whole lot of holiday fun! I really can not wait! (PS- if you’re still looking for some last minute gift ideas, check out my Fit Girl’s Christmas List.
4. New Michael Kors Hamilton Tote
I was so lucky to receive my Christmas gift from Mike a few weeks early so I could take it on vacation!
I was in need of a new airplane carry on/ computer bag/ large purse since my old one (from Target several years ago) was dying a slow death. I am so in love with this bag! It fit perfectly under the airplane seat and the structure makes it easy to access everything inside. For the trip I packed in my iPad, wallet, snacks for the plane ride, a swimsuit in case my suitcase didn’t make it, along with more odds and ends and I still had so much room! Plus it’s just beautiful!
Every time I feel the first signs of a cold coming on, or if I’ve been traveling a lot (or if my boyfriend says he has a sore throat…. reminder to him that he should be drinking one right now), I start drinking these little packets right away. Since they first debuted a few years ago, they’ve expanded their flavors beyond just orange; I’m actually sippin’ on Cranberry-Pomegranate right now! Any little bit helps this time of year!
6. The 2014 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog
I had to add this in as a next-day addition. I recently came across this article and it had me just cracking up! As a total amateur Martha Stewart wanna-be, this was just so spot on and hilarious! If you’re like me and try really hard in the kitchen, but don’t actually know the difference between a fry pan and a saute pan, you have to take a moment to read this article!
What are the things you’re loving during this week before Christmas?
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