Returning to the Cold + TBB Asks

Good morning friends! It's been a while since I've been able to connect with the blogging world. If you follow my blog or even social media (Instagram or SnapChat: emilyalisonb), you probably saw that I flew into Trinidad for Christmas and didn't return until this past Friday.

It was the longest vacation I've been able to take in ages and was able to pack so much fun with friends and family into the trip. I need another weekend to compile my thoughts and a million photos from the trip so for now a quick weekend recap linking up with the lovely Biana.

K and I flew into Ft Lauderdale from Trinidad on Friday and, after a whole rental car debacle that took hours, we finally made it to our hotel in West Palm Beach. Flying in from the heat of the islands to the 40-50 degree temps in FL was a shock to the system and we had no warm clothes packed so a Target run was necessary before heading out for dinner and drinks.

We walked around CityPlace downtown WPB which was right across from our hotel before settling at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill for dinner.

After dinner we stopped off at Blue Martini for some live music and a cocktail before calling it a night.

We were up bright and early on Saturday to make the 2.5 hour drive home to pickup our sweet Lola from boarding. To say we missed her would be an understatement. It was perfect that we were able to spend the weekend with her before getting back into our busy work routine.

On Saturday night, we ordered Kairo's Sushi Delivery for dinner and caught up on all our shows.

Lola was pooped all weekend from all the fun she had at the boarding place but we got lots of snuggles in between. I did all the Sunday things to get prepared for the week ahead while still managing to relax and watch some more of my shows in the evening.


Now time to "Ring in the New Year" with January's TBB Asks...joining my fabulous friend Andrea and the Blended Blog Ladies.

1. Resolutions or No Resolutions?  I actually forgot to make one this year
2. Love snow or No Snow?  No Snow...very pretty from afar though!
3. Name a New Place you want to go this year?  Cuba
4. Would you rather have a new Hair cut or Hair color?  Fresh Highlights
5. Name one special thing you want to do for yourself this year?  Plan a blogger's ladies trip, who's in?
6. Least Favorite thing about January?  The cold temps and cold toilet seats LOL
7. Most Favorite thing about January?  New beginnings & planning fun things for the year ahead
8. When do you take down your Holiday decorations?  No set tradition but I try to take everything down before mid-January
9. Do you diet in January?  I definitely try to eat healthy but no set diet other than no-carb dinners.
10. What area of your home do you want to organize the most?  My closet/'s a mess!
11. Favorite Winter Comfort Food? Anything warm made in the crock pot
12. Favorite Guilty Pleasure? WINE!


  1. so glad you had a good trip! time with friends and family is so needed. and yes to wine and highlights girl! ha

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. Oh my gosh I can only imagine how excited Lola was to see you guys!! Can't wait to hear more about your vacation in the meantime, i'll just drool over that sushi! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I am over the moon you had a great trip and a marvelous MUCH needed break! ;-) Your sushi makes me crave it! I need wine and it’s only 9am. LOL. Already a tough day at the office. May your week get off to a great start Beautiful!

  4. I'm so very happy that you got to go home for the holidays!! You totally deserved a nice long break. I'm sure Lola was so excited to see you both!!

  5. Your food looks so good, yum! Cheers to going home for the holidays. I loved learning more about you with the questions.

  6. Glad you had a good trip! Sounds like a fun one. It is always so nice to come home and see our fur babies, I always miss Ruger when I am gone. Even for a few days lol Have a good week!

  7. So glad you were able to get some extended time away-- it's always so hard coming back to cold weather, especially when you're not expecting it!

  8. Welcome home! It was SO cold here last week... ok Florida cold but way too cold for Florida! Can't wait to hear more about your trip and of course that sweet goddaughter of yours <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. I would so be down for a blogger trip! I hate leaving Nash. It makes me incredibly sad. I have to leave him just for a night in a couple of weeks & that's hard enough. I haven't been away from him for more than a couple of days since I got him. I know the first time I have to leave him for 3+ days I'm going to feel bad.

  10. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip to Trinidad! Cuba would be so fun in 2018!

  11. Awww look at Lola!!! So sweet. That sushi looks so amazing! I hope you guys had fun on vacation. I cant imagine the cold shock you got coming back! Who would have thought Florida would drop that much too.

    The crock pot is n heavy use in our house right now! I need the easy, warm dinners. A blogger's trip would be so awesome! It's hard for me to travel right now with baby....but I always say that I wish we could all hang out in person. It would be so fun!

  12. Sucks that I missed you but hope you had a fantastic time!!

  13. Aww Lola looks so happy to see you!! I can't believe how cold it's been on Florida, too. Definitely a good excuse for my new clothes :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  14. wine is a MUST! Your trip looked great and Lola is just too cute!

  15. So glad you got a nice long trip home to see your family! Lol, cold toilet seats are the worst for sure! We were commenting on that the other day at the gym. Hope the transition back to work today has been easy!

  16. I can't wait to hear all about your trip, it looked like you were having a blast with your family! And oh my goodness cold toilet seats are the worst! I'd totally pay to have seat warmers, even though we'd only need them for a few months. And a blogger trip would be so much fun!

  17. Drastic temps create a creative plan for sure! Ladies blog trip sounds fun to me!

  18. Lola is so happy to be reunited with her people!