Busy busy days today, tomorrow, and Saturday. All of our consultants are coming into the Chicago office for team meetings, training sessions, interactive work groups, and the Holiday Dinner.
I’ll be in conference rooms and hotel ballrooms for the next few days. I’m not totally complaining because our office overlooks Michigan Avenue, the River, Navy Pier, and the Tribune Tower and the hotel is the Inter Continental.
But, I want to have a home office that looks like this one (we’re not too far off… just missing the window)!
I have a problem…
This weekend is Danny’s company’s Christmas Party and the theme is Rock n Roll and I’m struggling to think of an outfit. I could go Grammy’s and wear something totally glamorous… which I don’t own. Or I could go acoustic hipster and wear my glasses, hat and a sweater under a jean jacket. But neither of those are really “Rock n Roll” in my mind.
Why couldn’t the theme be Nantucket Christmas? I’ve got plenty of items for that!
Are we thinking pleather leggings and a lumberjack shirt? Jeans, tank top and a lot of jewelry? It is a Christmas party after all so I don’t want to be too casual!
Meanwhile, outfit planning for my company’s Christmas party is the exact opposite. I’ll be in team meetings all day and will go immediately to dinner so I’ll be sporting my business best!
This is an important message year round, but especially now. Gifts are great but it is much more valuable to spend time with you loved ones and to share memories and moments instead of gadgets and gizmos!
Cookies for breakfast? Totally fine, especially because they have coffee already in them! Recipe on Color Me Styled today.
The tree looks so much lovlier with a little dusting of snow!
That pretty much sums up the weekend… trees and snow. On Saturday morning Danny and I had a cuppa and pastries to fuel the annual trip for the tree. And by trip, I mean walking 4 blocks to B.A. Florist and Nursery and then carrying the tree home. We then set about our annual tradition of decorating while watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and sharing a frozen pizza for dinner. It is casual, comfortable, and easily maintainable from year to year. (We have upgraded to a more premium pie and fancier beer since the tradition started 4 years ago.)
On Saturday afternoon I took some time at Smitten Boutique on Madison to shoot for a “Last Minute Gift” post for Color Me Styled. I wanted all of the things!! I can’t wait to put it together and share it with you.
Sunday the snow came and I have to say I loved it! We had dug out my snow boots from the storage unit when we got the tree trimmings the day before so I was all set. After some cleaning and a trip to the coffee shop I made up the first batch of cookies for the season. I’m going to post the easy-peasy recipe on Color Me Styled tomorrow. We both munched on a few and then Danny went off to watch the Rams game and I made a trek to Lincoln Park to meet Blair, Christine, and Kit for a Windy City Blogger Collective planning session. I am so excited for this opportunity to work with these awesome ladies and to put together a space to connect Windy City Bloggers! Stay tuned.
Sunday night we settled in for dinner together (grilled cheese, soup, and salad) and then each spent some quality time with our keyboards. I blogged and researched and Danny strategized and built presentations. We took a 10 pm dance party break, worked for another hour and then hit the hay!
This week my company has a staff conference so I’ll be all booked up Thursday and Friday. Friday night is our Christmas Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel and then Saturday I’ve got more meetings. Saturday night is Danny’s company’s party (Rock n Roll themed this year) and Sunday there might be a cookie exchange. I’m going to need a weekend to recover from my weekend!
Happy Monday! Have a good week!