The calm after the storm. | Holiday 2017

First and foremost, I want to start off this blog post by saying that I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Christmas.

The last 48-hours seem like they came and went in the blink of an eye, and I am finding myself in slight disbelief that today is actually December 26th and Christmas is actually over and won’t be back until next year.

As the work day pushed forward on Friday, I could feel myself getting sicker and sicker, and I ended my day with a trip to immediate care on my way home to ensure I didn’t have strep throat, or any other illness that would prevent me from enjoying this weekend – #teacherprobs, am I right? While I did miss out on an ugly sweater party that I had been looking forward to with friends on Friday night, I did not miss any celebration or preparation with my family in regards to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Little victories, right?

All in all, this weekend was a great one. For the first time in years, it was a white Christmas. I am filled to the brim with way too much food and way too many goodies. I spent time with every single person in my life that I love and adore. I gave away all of the gifts that I have been staring at under the tree for the past month, and received so many generous and thoughtful gifts in return. I am thankful and I am blessed to have the life I do. And now, I am looking at my trees wishing it didn’t all end and that they weren’t going to have to come down sometime this week.

With that being said, here’s to the last week of 2017. . and the last week of being 24! Let’s end it with a bang! xoxo.

And the Academy award goes to..

Unless you have been living under a rock these past 24 hours, you will know all the drama that Oscars 2017 offered. I mean, how can you not feel bad for the La La Land cast?

One thing that didn’t disappoint, yet again this awards season, is all the fashion walking amongst the Red Carpet. Here are a few of my favs from the 2017 Oscars.

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Emma Stone wearing Givenchy Haute Couture.

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Charlize Theron wearing Dior.

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Ryan Gosling wearing Gucci.

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Viola Davis wearing Armani Privé.

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Janelle Monáe wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture.

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Jessica Biel wearing KAUFMANFRANCO.

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Taraji P. Henson wearing Alberto Ferretti.

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Chrissy Tiegen wearing Zuhair Murad and John Legend wearing ??

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Emma Roberts wearing Armani Privé.

 

Super bowl!

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Okay, okay. The Bills haven’t made it to the Super Bowl since I was 1 year old in 1994, but being from Buffalo, how could that not be my picture on this post about all things football?

There is not much that I love in this life more than I love sports. But what comes in a very close second is my love for food. So, naturally, how could I not be excited about the Super Bowl?! Sports and endless amounts of food all in the same day?! Hell yes.

So, on this holy day for sports enthusiasts, I am gonna dive into some of my favorite Super Bowl commercials ever. Because even if you aren’t a sports fan, who doesn’t love a good TV commercial or two?

  1. Bud Light’s “Secret Fridge” circa 2006
  2. Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” circa 1984
  3. Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” circa 2010
  4. Budweiser’s “We Will Never Forget” circa 2011
  5. Heinz “Wiener Stampede” circa 2016
  6. Go Daddy’s “Perfect Match” circa 2013
  7. Avocados From Mexico’s “First Draft Ever” circa 2015
  8. Doritos “Swipe for Doritos” circa 2016
  9. Volkswagen’s “Wings” circa 2014
  10. Pepsi-Cola’s “Security Camera” circa 1996

Here’s to Super Bowl 51! xoxo.