HAPPY NEW YEAR......TODAY


Happy NEW YEAR!!! Man, is 2018 going to be grand or what? While 2017 was full of joys and new adventures, it was quite stressful, full of sad news and I feel like it has been the year that has aged me 10 years…yuck!! However, there is so much promise in 2018. I plan to float on a raft for most of the summer and cannot wait to see that big hole dug in a couple months.


And the year will probably find me in the new closet trying my hardest to master a selfie. Lol.


Outfit for after Christmas sales shopping. This is one of my favorite little coats. (Similar HERE and HERE) Just love this pom scarf (HERE & similar HERE) that my mom got me last year for Christmas. And in our Winter Wonderland, the Violet Glossy Hunter Boots were a must! And Target is killing it with their sales and Over the Knee boots socks HERE and HERE

The joy continues here on the blog and with my gal pals at The Blended Blog with our Themed Monday posts, TBB ASKS Q&A, Tasty Tuesday’s, Wednesday Fashion Link-Ups and Friday Loves and 
all kinds of new and fun material. I'm really excited for our "SPREAD THE LOVE" gift exchange open to all of you...details to come this week...Can't wait to send each other some LOVE!
Questions for Next Monday’s first of the year TBB ASKS

Here's the deal: I adore each and every one of you and consider all of you my friends. Whether you’re a big-time blogger, a newbie or just having fun, I know my tribe of bloggers is true to themselves and not in it for fame, fortune or glory. My wish for you is that your treat yourself with love this year and create joy wherever you go. In the last three years, because of blogging, my life has grown tremendously simply because of you. You come, you support, you encourage and you love without anything in return. At one time, we were all that brand-new blogger, just trying to figure it out. I believe the sense of support within the blogging community is so strong, at times, stronger than real life friends. We don’t look at each other as competition or tear each other down through jealousy or ulterior motives, but instead lift each other up through collaborations, shout outs, pins, emails, comments, etc. It is such an inspiring community to be a part of and I love giving that support back to other bloggers on their journey. You mean the world to me!

XOXO
I'll be back this week with a concert outfit and the beloved Friday favorites!!
Let's ROCK 2018!!

47 comments:

  1. And Happy Blank Page to you too, sweetie! Inspirational posts always guaranteed from our lovely Andrea. Am amazed that you're shopping the sales just days after the house move! I Don't Know How She Does It, us the book/film that springs to mind. Hugs, x.

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  2. What a great quote to begin a year -- and may we write with care on all the pages!

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  3. Yes, great quote to begin 2018 with and I think you have the selfie taking down pat. Yes, blogging buddies are just the best and I'm so thankful for you and the energy and love you share through your blog. Bountiful blessings!

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  4. Andrea, I couldn't have said it better myself! I was just trying to explain to my hubby the other night how special this blogging community is for me. I'm a small time blogger but no one has treated me as if I'm insignificant. Thank you for being such an encouragement to me!! Looking forward to all that's in store for 2018! Love your outfit and your closet btw!

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  5. I just got out of bed!! How do you already have a blog post up on the first day of 2018?! LOL! Love ya and Happy New Year!

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  6. Thanks so much for your positive encouragement! Your blog is a haven for happiness! Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  7. The gift exchange sounds fun! Ditto to all the feelings about blogging. It has been a true joy to get to know others in cyberspace, whether it is a business for them or just a family scrapbook. And I have seen so many bloggers saying that 2017 just wasn't the best year for them. I think everyone (including me) is ready for a fresh start. Happy New Year!

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  8. Your closet looks so pretty and organized. Of course, I am not surprised. I think 2018 is going to be a grand year! Hugs and kisses!

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  9. Love your encouragement. I hope your 2018 is full of joy and good things. I'll be trying to master my selfie this year too. ;)

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  10. Happy New Year!!!! Can’t wait to see what your new year brings!!

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  11. Anonymous1.1.18

    Happy New Year Andrea ! I love stopping by your blog and getting inspiration from such positive content. You also share the times when there are struggles too, I thank you for sharing all that you do. Your weekly attire is one of my favorites, I love the outfits that you put together. I wish you much happiness this year ! XOXO

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  12. Aw, I totally agree; I love the blogging community and how many "friends" I have made through blogging.

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  13. Happy New Year my darling blogging friend! Is it wrong that I want to push you to the side and go around the corner behind you in your closet and see the rest? LOL. WOW, what a great space. I also just love your blog space right here. So sweet and uplifting. So warm and inspiring. Here's to a wonderful 2018 friend. I don't want to wish away a single day, but bring on summer and those rafts!!! Love ya' girl! XOXO

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  14. Happy New Year, sweet Andrea! I'm SO glad we found each other in the blogging world this year, and I'm so blessed to consider you a friend! I so agree that we are all in this together, and I'm so grateful to follow bloggers like you. Cheers to a wonderful new year!

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  15. You have already mastered the selfie, girl! You look amazing! I am so sorry for the low points of your year, but you certainly don't look like you have been aged at all!!! Now on to your 2018 with a new home and successful sons! What could be better? You go, girl!
    xxoo
    Mary
    www.BelleOnTrend.com

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  16. If it hadn't been for blogging I probably would never have met you - someone I consider a dear friend. Here's to an exciting 2018!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  17. Happy New Year, dear Andrea. I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you through blogging. Hopefully, some day I will meet you in person. Hope 2018 is your best year yet.

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  18. Love your Hunter boots! Happy 2018!

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  19. Thanks, Andrea, for such a great post full of good wishes! I always love your inspiration and, of course, your beautiful style! Happy New Year!

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  20. Your precious wish for everyone is just the sweetest. Praying your 2018 is overwhelmed with blessing beyond blessing

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  21. Happy New Year Andrea!! This was such a sweet post! You are one of the most genuine bloggers, and for that, I love you! xo

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  22. Yes my friend you are right on as usual, the friendship and support from bloggers is so much better than friends IRL. Maybe it's because we pour our hearts out here or maybe because real life doesn't get in the way but I feel so much love and support from you and my other blogging buddies that it just makes my heart so happy. I am greatful!
    Ok, HOLY COW - that CLOSET!!! Oh my goodness, it is fabulous just like you!
    Happy New Year my friend, you make my life better!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  23. Love your message Andrea!! The blogging community is such an amazing support in this crazy world and you are one of the sweetest! Happy New Year to you and the whole family!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  24. Just a peek inside that new closet of yours gives me all the feels!!! Wishing you the best in 2018, and I'm so excited to follow along and see what you have in store for us! Happy New Year, girlfriend! XOXO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. Happy New Year, Andrea! You are so right about the support from the blogging community. So excited to keep following along in 2018! Hope you have a wonderful start to 2018!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  26. Wishing you only the best in 2018 - you are such a bright and cheerful person and I hope this year is both of those things for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  27. You are always so positive and uplifting, I wouldn't have even noted that 2017 was a tough year for you! I just love your sweet spirit! I'm also having major closet envy over here, that new closet is amazing and the best selfie spot :-D. Yay for 2018 and lots of fun!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  28. Happy New Year, Andrea! What a great post! I share so many of your sentiments and am personally aiming to share more of my real life this year, not just all the picture perfect moments. Wishing you a fabulous 2018! xoxM

    https://marymurnane.com

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  29. Happy New Year!!!! Can I just move in to your closet? It looks wonderful!! I hope that 2018 brings you all the best!

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  30. Happy New Year! (I think you mastered the selfie ages ago, love.)

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  31. Happy New Year! I love the blog community so much - they are always there for you. :) It's a big reason I can keep blogging after 10 years.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  32. Beautiful words as always from a beautiful friend! Cheers to 2018, and I can't wait to see more of your gorgeous new home and of course the new pool as it's being built <3
    Green Fashionista

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  33. You are always such a positive soul and what a great person to know!!!
    Happy 2018!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  34. Lovely blog post Andrea, very positive thoughts - I'm looking forward to seeing your blog in 2018. Let's hope it's a fantastic year for us all. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  35. Happy new year to you! YOU bring joy and beauty everywhere. I cannot wait to see those mirror selfies. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  36. You always without a doubt put the biggest smile on my face and that last paragraph is a huge reason why- you're beautiful. You're seriously one of the sweetest people I have ever met and I'm so happy to call you afriend. Here's to great things in 2018! xo!

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  37. look at YOU! and your CLOSET!!! I have to find some time to catch up on your posts so I can see all the greatness you've been up too - love seeing your smiling face!

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  38. I love this! I love our blogging community so much! I've missed your posts, i hope you had a wonderful Holiday season and all the blessings to you in 2018! XO- Kim

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  39. Love this closet! I am excited to see more! Hope you had a great holiday season!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  40. Andrea, you always manage to light up my day! I'm truly honoured to know you and I sincerely hope one day we will meet! HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend. May 2018 bring you so much happiness!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  41. Happy New Year Andrea. Really enjoyed discovering your site today. As a newbie blogger, your words have been inspiring and I look forward to linking up with your Fashion Linky soon.
    Rosie x

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  42. You and me both with that selfie thing. Happy new year gorgeous friend!

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  43. Are you just in heaven with that new closet?? A full length leaning mirror is on my list to buy in 2018....then to find the perfect place to put it for some good lighting...the blogger struggle is so real.

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  44. What a fantastic quote to start your post! I love that! Thank you for sharing it with us all! #FridayFrivolity xoxo

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  45. Such a great reminder! Blogging is all about supporting one another! And I'm loving the sneak peek of your closet! :)

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