Monday Quote {Holiday Magic}

Monday, December 11, 2017
Reminding myself of the magic of Christmas… Happy Monday!

Holiday Playlist {K’s Party Mix}

Thursday, December 7, 2017
When your friends ask you to make a 4 hour holiday party playlist you have to  get it just right! I needed something clutch and my previous Christmas Soul and Christmas is Poppin music mixes weren’t going to be enough So this year I stepped up my game and put together the ultimate Christmas party playlist. Feel free to enjoy and just try not to sing along…

Monday Quote {Christmas Spirit}

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sharing a holiday quote to get you going this morning. I hope you all are finding the spirit of Christmas, especially given everything going on in the world.

25 Days of Christmas {2017}

Friday, December 1, 2017
Happy Holidays! December is here and I almost forgot about 25 days of Christmas but I am back in full force with plenty of posts full of holiday cheer.
This season has been so busy full of party invitations and decorating fun. This will be my first Christmas in the new house, which is super exciting!!! So the next 25 post will be full of recipes, parties, playlists, and holiday inspiration!

I hope the holidays bring you many reasons to smile!

Happy 25 days of Christmas from Cordier Events

I’m Back

My unexpected break from blogging is officially over!!!  At first I intended to just pause and take some time to buy a new house and get settled into my new reality. Little did I know, that my new reality would involve work, relationship, and travel challenges that would turn into 6 months of not writing. Reality will break your heart but I am back to say I’m recovering from the temporary insanity and ready to have some fun just in time for the holidays.

So much has happened friends and instead of 15 thousand posts I’m just going to give you the top 5 highlights from the last few months (not in any order)
  • I bought a new house! Farewell to my first house, thank you for the memories (good and bad), but it was time to let you go and put down some new roots. I’m happy to report I am now a solid 15-20 minutes from my day job and making this new house my home. It is my little oasis and I’m so grateful for the awesome team of real estate professionals that made it possible.
  • I went to Canada and London (real vacations). I spent some much needed time with family enjoying some new sites and making some history. I saw the Saints play in London! Parlé un peu français au Canada. Ate what I wanted. Drank what I wanted. Enjoyed everything.
  • I joined a gym! K My love, hate relationship with fitness continues. Happy to report I wasn't that out of shape and my trainer is happy with my progress (as am I). My ass has never looked better and I may be on the road to some real abs. I work out so I can eat tacos and drink (PS I am a brown liquor drinker now, so that is new).
  • I invested in some amazing relationships. I have had some time this month to really love and appreciate my friends (my tribe). I love the people God has put in my life during what I can only describe is chaos.  They helped me through family illness, work disasters, and have helped me celebrate some amazing successes. I’m grateful for all the dinners, desserts, and cocktails with the most intelligent, remarkable, compassionate human beings. I don't belong, I promise, but I will hang out with them as long as they will have me.
  • I continued to be a smartass.  Just wanted to point out that sarcasm has served me well the last few months and will continue to be a part of my life. I still curse like a sailor. I am still yelling Goooo Dawgs (SEC Champs), I’m still reppin the Who Dat Nation, still moving loud, still too proud and just being me.

Obviously much more happened and I might actually get around to sharing it this time! 

Happy Birthday Me (2017)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
I will follow where this takes me and my tomorrows lost to the unknown...

Today is my birthday and I am starting yet another new journey for another year of life. It has been awhile since I have posted, mainly because I have had so much going on. I focused the last few months on the external changes in my life and I am beyond proud of what I have accomplished. This year, I want to focus on some internal changes and get to a state beyond where I have been.
The last few weeks have been about choosing me and I want to continue that trend. I read a few books and came to so many conclusions. I lived in guest room for a few months, over did it at work, and then found my center. I have started my own happiness project, not because I’m unhappy but because I want more.

Celebrating another year of life and reflecting on the path that got me here has been rejuvenating. I finally found a home to call my own (more to come on that in September), improved and developed relationships, hit some career milestones, started a new fitness journey, and confined to be amazing 😉…but I WANT MORE.

In an effort to get more, I have used The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin as my inspiration and have given myself a few goals and commandments to guide me through the next year, as I prepare for what comes next (good, bad, and ugly).

Adulting with Purpose and Focus (goals)

Tone and Sculp (19% body fat) – the goal is to stray in shape and keep a fitness routine that fits my lifestyle. Doing the adult thing, I found a trainer that can keep me on track.
Go natural within reason – I’m on a mission to embrace the many gifts this Earth has given us. The goal is to reduce unnecessary exposure to unpleasant toxins (chemical or other).
Enjoy my body and what I put in it – I want to love my body which to me means enjoying the food, drink, and man that I decide to allow in it.
Date myself (self-care)- Part of loving me is spending time taking care of my mental state and well-being without guilt. I’m treating myself to a lot of good times.
Accept Blessings and bless others – gratitude is life changing and I need to be grateful for what I have and pay it forward.
Treat life like an education and learn more – somewhere along the way I lost sight of how fun it is to learn new things. Smarter is better because ignorance is not bliss, it’s oppressive.
Explore the unknown (with leisure) – see it all, try it all, conquer the unknown.
Exfoliate (I’m not 22 anymore)- aside from my skin, sometimes you need to scrub your thoughts, your relationships, and your spirit and refresh it all.

Commandments (rules to live by for the next year)

Be heard without being loud
Say what I mean and mean what I say
Mind my manners
Fasten seat belts when seated but take more risk
Go with my gut (always)
Exercise it out
Pursue passions
Treat myself (indulge)
Let LOVE fill the space
Have faith not fear
Hustle with heart
Express and show gratitude
Let it go (lose control it isn’t a requirement)
Over the next few weeks I’m going to jump back into my blog as I start this new year of adventure. More to come, happy birthday to me!!!

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