{friday mixing bowl} 2017 on my mind


Can you believe it’s the last Friday Mixing Bowl of 2016? It’s been a year, friends. Okay, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. How was Christmas?


These cuties, my husband, and I had our most chill Christmas ever. It was SO nice! We did pasta instead of the traditional ham spread, had great conversation with both sides of the family, and that was the best gift of all.


This was my book haul 🙂 I feel so loved and known. I am going to regift the extra cookbook (from one of my favorite bloggers) because it’s so awesome, but what should I exchange Love & Gelato for?


In the meantime, I’ve been making progress on my novella rewrite! Such a relief now that I have this battle plan. The orange Post-Its are everything I need to rewrite, but it’s so nice having a vision and plan in place.

source: Cultivate What Matters

Speaking of plans, I just got my notification that my Lara Casey / Cultivate What Matters Powersheets have shipped! This planner nerd couldn’t be more pumped –> majorly geeking out over here. I have huge plans and dreams for 2017, and after watching enough people fill out their Powersheets on Instagram, I knew where to spend my Christmas dollars 🙂 The sheets ask questions designed to incite action and to plan ahead for success — right up my alley with all of the gorgeous elements that will help me as a visual thinker. (Definitely more on this to come.)

source: Our Vintage Farmhouse

If you don’t follow Our Vintage Farmhouse on Instagram, you should fix that! She has literally curated my dream house, and I love the inviting, cozy, magical spaces she’s created — especially that porch. She posted this picture, and I took a screenshot immediately because it made me think of 2017. My word for the year is JOY, and I’m definitely not waiting until 2017 begins to get started on that mindset.

Here’s to a year that includes hard work, healthy rest, transformation, and the ever-present warmth of cozy sunlight on our shoulders. <3

What are you looking forward to in 2017?

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