Thursday, December 31, 2015

Friday Favorites {Happy New Year}

Happy New Year!! I'm writing this post NYE morning because it's fairly certain champagne is going to get the best of me and I will not be able to do it Friday morning. I hope everyone enjoyed their NYE whether you are going to a big party or staying in with family. I'm heading out after work to enjoy a house party with my closest friends! Look for a full NYE update on Monday :)

I got brave on Wednesday and decided instead of my normal highlights and root touch up to experiment with a bayalage color. I'm not adventurous with my color at all so this was big for me. Basically, bayalage is a coloring technique that is a less drastic version of ombre and uses a painting technique instead of foils. I'm happy with how it turned out and think it will be good to be a little darker for the Winter. 

Please excuse my selfie. 

I'm very excited for Mrs. Modern Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge! I read a good amount in 2015 (my list here) and excited to carry on in 2016 with a fun structure. Will you join me? 

My 21 Day Fix journey has turned more into a 40 day journey due to the holidays. But I'm ok with that because it's all about a lifestyle right? I recently made these Fix Approved meals and they did not disappoint! 

I made a version of this pasta bake using what I had on hand and it is so good! I shared it with my Beachbody challenge group and it was a hit! 

This chili was so hearty and flavorful. I ate on it for DAYS.

I CANNOT get enough of the newest Netflix craze in Making a Murderer. I am through episode 5 and have to peel myself away at night to go to bed. It's everything you love about Serial but in a documentary series form. It's so well made and the real life plot twists keep your jaw dropping. Are you all watching?? Looking for more true crime? Check out my podcast list

Best wishes for a New Year!


  1. Love this! I had my fair share of champagne lsat night, so I completely know where you are coming from! Love the hair color, I've been thinking about going a bit darker for winter as well. Happy 2016. girl!


  2. Your hair looks so good! I did balayage last year and love it...I went all one color dark recently and love it more because it looks best on me, but balayage is so pretty! Happy New Year!

  3. Your hair looks great! I am making your pasta dish over the weekend, I will do one with meat and one with veggie supplement. I can't wait to make it, It looks delicious!

  4. Your hair looks fab! Happy New Year!


  5. Omg, your hair color is beautiful!! Also, Making a Murderer is so so so good but also so so so terrible! Let me know your thoughts when you're done!

  6. LOVE the new hair!! And I feel you on peeling yourself away from Netflix, we've been watching way too many episodes of Lost every night over this holiday break! Hope you had a great NYE!

  7. Your hair looks wonderful ! Happy New Year :)

  8. Your hair looks perfect!! I'm doing the MMD reading challenge too. Are you going to share your list of books. I'm struggling on a couple of the prompts.

  9. I love, love, love your hair!! It really suits you!


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