December 01, 2017

Living Your Best Life

Good Morning from Chicago!!!

I feel like I'm in hardcore blogger mode right now - Starbucks to my right, MacBook on my lap, sitting in an airpot waiting on my flight. I don't think it gets any more official than this. 

As I make my way back into semi-regular blogging I was reading a week or so ago and was turned on to Alexandra's collaboration for living your best life. It was too late in the month to participate but fortunately for me, the challenge has been such a success that they extended into December.

As you may have heard, 2017 has been my Year of Less. I have to say it's been pretty productive and it's absolutely made me feel better and lighter in all aspects. I may be on a plane at the moment {more on that next week} but I'm so excited to dive in and continue living my best life.

In case you've never heard of it, this is what it's all about in Shea's words:

Here's a look at the December prompts.

Each Monday we share our ideas for how we'll complete the coming week's prompts.

I got a jump on the first few days since I knew I was going to be out of town {I'll fill you in later}

December 1 - make hot chocolate: I plan to complete this one by the end of the day today. I had a 5 AM flight and am feeling a bit under the weather so I made a hot toddy on the plane {win!} but I love me some hot chocolate so I know it's coming.

December 2 - shop your closet for holiday outfits: I have a holiday party tonight with the Punishers LEMC so I actually shopped my closet Wednesday and Thursday and put this together. It's nothing too fancy, but I'm happy with it, and I'll be comfortable all night! Black jeans by Levis; shell by Loft; Blazer and necklace from I don't remember; shoes by Steve Madden

December 3 - start a new holiday tradition: My mom and I have pretty much already started this. I can't even put into words how much we scaled Christmas down this year. We agreed that we would buy 1 present for each person (there are 4 of us) and do stockings, and that's it.

December 4 - take a holiday stress off your plate: I'm still on the fence about this one because it's something I've never done buuutt.... I may not put up my Christmas tree this year. It feels very Grinchy but at the same time, it's going to require rearranging the living room, and I'm just not in the mood to haul out all the decor, put it up, and then pack it all away again. We'll see but I think I'm going to just do the other stuff {snow globe, wreath, pillow} this year to keep it easy. 

That's how I tend to kick off December living my best life!  Tell me, are you participating in the challenge? And if not, how can/are you living your life this holiday season?


  1. I love these prompts and I think you did so good on the shopping your closet prompt - those shoes!! Enjoy your trip!

  2. I really like these prompts! I don't know that I'll do them all, but I really like the idea!

  3. Independent of this I've put it on my list to drink hot cocoa ASAP, but with the caveat that it has to be festive -- meaning I can't just drink it at home while working, it has to be outside while doing something Christmassy or watching a holiday movie or something. David wants a tree this year but I have like 3 ornaments since I haven't really had a tree since I've lived on my own. So if we get a tree we have to buy the tree, buy the stand, buy ornaments/lights/whatever. I love the look (and smell) of trees but I think I'll have to dash his Christmas dreams this year.

    Have fun and safe travels!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing our challenge, and I'm so excited for you to join in!! I've never had a hot toddy before, but I can imagine it would make a plane ride much more enjoyable :) I love the outfit you put together too--those shoes are gorgeous! I would totally fall on my face wearing them though, ha! :)