Random Life Lately

Blogging has been a little spotty for me recently as I've had very little to say. I have been busy studying for some Google business certifications that are useful for my job and starting a small business on the side, which I will share more details when it's finally launched.

Also being sick over the weekend had me feeling useless. I did manage to put up our Christmas tree and do some decorating around the house but lots of sleep and lazy couch time was had.

That said, December is my favorite month. Not only because of all the holiday spirit that leads up to Christmas but it's also my birthday, my mom's birthday, and my sister's birthday so there's usually lots of celebrating in December.

I'm happy to say that I've gotten all of my holiday gift shopping completed and some packages sent out to family in Canada. 

I'm still waiting for our holiday cards to arrive so I can get those mailed out asap. We actually had our wedding photographer take some photos a few weeks ago that I used to design the card so I'm excited to see how they turn out. Here's a couple candid photos from the shoot.

My boss put in her resignation last week and I'm not sad about it.

I'm sure many of you can relate, with gift shopping, the temptation to sprinkle in some things for yourself is hard to resist so that happened.

I also signed up for Stitch Fix and received my first "fix" this weekend. I'm not very impressed with the items the stylist chose for me. I will say the clothing are all really great quality but not really my style with the exception of one top I plan to keep.

I love the fact that we can bring our dogs to work. Lola has only been once since she's a bit hard to get going in the morning but Apollo is one of my favorite office pups. He's a miniature poodle and probably weighs 5 lbs.

I'm looking forward to two trips we have planned to cap off 2018. Charleston for my birthday and Vegas for Christmas. Vegas was a very last minute decision as my aunt offered us her timeshare for free so we looked at flights and made the decision to go! It will be a very nontraditional Christmas but the opportunity was hard to resist.

 So that's a little brain dump of my life lately.

Hope this Monday treats you well and I'm excited to finally say Happy Holidays!

Joining the lovely Biana sharing happenings life lately.


  1. Love that pic of your and K!! That little Apollo is so cute but LOLA still wins, lol! Too funny about your boss...silent YAY!!! lol! Here's to the month of sweet and gorgeous EMILY!!!!! xo

  2. nothing wrong with being too busy for the blog land. all for very good reasons! love the outtakes from the photo shoot - cant wait to see the final card. and those trips sound like a great way to celebrate your fav month!
    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. I can't wait to hear more about your side business! I've wanted to take those google certifications for a while, glad you're getting it!! Happy Monday and happy birthday month! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Nothing wrong with not blogging. It's all good. Ok, little Apollo is adorable!! So many good things going on for you. Love the outtakes from your photo shoot. Those trips sound like so much fun. I bet Vegas for Christmas is amazing!!

  5. Those photos of you guys are so cute. I know about blogging being spotty. I dip in and out though Im trying to stay for a while this time. Take your time though - it happens and everyone understands!

  6. That pup is precious! I can't wait to hear about your small business venture. I can relate since I'm in the early stages of one myself. Happy birthday month!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  7. Sorry you were sick! I love the candid photo of y'all and I am happy you are starting a business and your boss is leaving! I wish I could bring Ginger to work, she weighs 4 lbs, no one would notice her!

  8. Hope you are feeling better! I can't wait to hear more about this side business - sounds exciting! And cheers to a month of celebrating!

  9. Hope you're feeling MUCH better than this weekend, and yay for being done with Christmas shopping. December is a huge month for your family! And lol at not being sad about the resignation, I've totally been there before! Can't wait to see how your cards come out <3

  10. That's how I felt about my first fix too.

  11. Have a fun trip in Vegas! How cool that you can take your dogs to work. That pic of your dog is awesome. My birthday is in December too...today, in fact!

  12. I'm SUPER behind on blog reading. How exciting- can't wait to hear about your side business! OMG office pups, that is so so fun. Goodbye to the boss, I know the feeling. Hope your birthday was fabulous. Say hello to Vegas for me!