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A New Addition.

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We have a new addition to the family, finally. Welcome, Mr. Gatsby. He’s a now 13 week old Yorkie with energy that lasts for about 20 minutes before he collapses for five hours. He gives kisses galore, is giving us no issues with potty training and is currently asleep in his pen. He loves making friends with strangers, like at least 10 every trip we take down to Larimer Square and he was the perfect poser for our first family portraits last Saturday. Here’s a peek from the incredible Heather Gray Photography.

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Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

We are so blessed to have him in our lives. Little G has brought us so much joy already and continues to make us laugh out loud and squeal with delight at his little noises. He was just what we needed and I’m enjoying every minute with the little guy before classes start up again.

Welcome to the city, little guy. We’re so glad you’re here.

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We’re Expecting Something Furry!

Remember the little hints I dropped in the first post of 2014? Well, we got an email this morning letting us know our sweet new addition, a little Yorkie will be arriving mid-March! I’ve tried to hold our little secret in for a while, but I couldn’t resist any longer! This will be my first puppy and I couldn’t be more giddy! I’ve wanted a dog to love since I was a little girl! So, in honor of the big news, I put together a Puppy List of the darling things I’ve found for our pup so far!

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I’d love to hear any recommendations on your favorite puppy products! We have so much to learn before we bring the pup home in June! Feel free to give us any tips and information you have on having a dog and even bringing it home as a puppy!

You & Me & the Dog PrintFur Rug BedLove at First Bark BookPure Joy BookHeart ToyMackenzie-Childs Bed Gnome Treat ContainerHoundstooth JacketWooden CratePet Head Deodorizing SprayPet Head Puppy Tearless ShampooNature’s Miracle Stain & Odor RemoverA Letter to My Dog BookLamb Chew SqueakerMackenzie-Childs Water Bowl

We’re so excited!!! Happy Thursday, Friends!

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A New Year it is!

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Welcome to 2014, Friends! I hope the last month brought so much happiness, many memories and new goals and aspirations for the new year! Matt and I couldn’t be more excited for this year! We have so many goals and plans that I just can’t wait to experience. I can’t wait to share every little detail with you throughout this new year! And until we start talking details, here are the holiday details from the last month of celebrations! You may even see a notice a few hints into the special plans coming in 2014!

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And that’s a wrap! How was your holiday? Did you spend it in town or did you travel out of state or maybe out of the country? I’d love to hear about how you spent the past few weeks! Happy New Year, Friends!

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Present over Perfect

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In a blog post from last Christmas, author Shauna Niequist writes:

Present over perfect.
Quality over quantity.
Relationship over rushing.

People over pressure.
Meaning over mania.

I’m taking that advice for this time of year. Finals have finished, client work is coming to a stopping point and I’m getting ready to celebrate this special time of year with family. I’ve decided to take a break, do a little reading by the Christmas tree and enjoy all the best goodies my Mother-in-Law makes. So, in honor of the holidays, I’m going to take a little hiatus from Chic to Chic to enjoy this special time of the year. How about you, friends? What do the holidays have in store for you?

Happy Holidays, Friends!

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Twinkling Lights & Memories

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The lights are twinkling on the tree and I’m up passed my bedtime. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy with the semester coming to an end tomorrow and the holidays quickly approaching. I’m enjoying wearing my favorite birthday dress and the new do I tried this morning (that I kind of love).  It makes me feel like a German Christmas character. I’m drinking my Sleepytime tea and will be ready to cozy under the blankets and dream real soon.

When I was a little girl, Christmas was the best part of the year. I’ll never forget the Christmas my little sister and I walked around the corner to find a huge play kitchen – complete with plastic ice cubes and empty boxes to play with. I turned around the corner and my jaw just dropped, dropped. That was one of the best Christmases I remember.

But when I was three years old, something even more magical happened. It was the first Christmas with my Mom and step Dad newly married. I have special memories about that Christmas and the little things my step Dad did to make it perfect. I remember sitting on the couch for hours searching for Santa’s sleigh in the dark sky. Then on Christmas morning, cozy in my red Lion King pajamas, I was guided outside, only to find Santa’s boot prints leading away from our door onto the grass. The night before we sprinkled the snow covered lawn with my mom’s favorite cereal, sure that the reindeer would love it too! On top of all of that I received so many special gifts from my new family.. that is a Christmas I’ll never forget.

Oh Christmas, it’s such a special time. A special time to fill with unforgettable memories with our friends and loved ones. The countdown begins – sixteen days!
Happy Monday, Friends!

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It has started!

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The Holiday Season has officially started! Can you tell – I haven’t been around in a couple of weeks! Along with Thanksgiving comes finals and Christmas decorating, time with family and parties, lots of parties! As a matter of fact, I’m getting ready for one tonight! I’m going between a little black dress and a vegan leather pencil dress. Quite the opposite, right?! So, you understand my hesitation and why I thought I’d just sit down and say hello before making that decision! You see that tree up there, or at least the top half? I like that picture, it kind of makes my six foot tree and 16 foot ceilings look a little bit tall. You see, in our little basement home before, the tree almost touched the ceiling or at least the big bow I put on top did. Now, it looks a bit tiny, but that’s okay – because amid building sculptures, designing websites, family time and eating pumpkin pie, the husband and I managed to get the decorations out late one night. We took them out and sleepily decorated the tree and put out a few snowman and Santas. That night I went to bed filled with the Christmas spirit and giddy about the holidays. The next day I called my Daddy and wished him a Happy Hanukkah as I cuddled on the couch admiring the snowy day outside. That’s another story. It snowed yesterday, a whopping 4-5 inches and today, well the snow is still on the ground due to the -5 temperature. Yeah, it’s cold. I barely lasted the two blocks to class. I took a little video of the storm last night – check it out on Instagram. It made my Southern family awwww.

So, that’s a peek into the last couple of weeks! I can’t wait until finals are done and I’m back to my normal, weekly sharing with you all. I hope today finds you warmer than me and you’re getting into the holiday spirit! It’s a busy time, but don’t forget to enjoy every last minute of it.

Happy Thursday, Friends!!

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A Blues Party!

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This past weekend, we celebrated my birthday and Matt’s birthday. Mine was on the 14th and Matt’s was the same day as the party, the 16th! We settled on blue as the theme and ran with it! I have to say, it was a fabulous! From the clothes we wore, to the drinks, to the rock candy – all shades of blue. We decided to have it at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. We had our party there last year and it was such a hit, we decided to go for it again. The museum has an incredible rooftop café and that’s where the party took place. The food was incredible and the cake was sweet! We ate our rock candy, had good conversation, posed with our photo props and made the best of memories! My amazingly talented friend, Lauren from Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up was so wonderful and captured so many special moments. She even did a mini photo session after the party for our Christmas cards and did a little feature on her blog today! So, without further adieu, enjoy our Blues Party!

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Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

And that friends was our Blues Party. Our annual parties mean the world to me – to be able to bring together all of our closest friends from different areas of our lives, treat them to a party that gives them an experience and opportunity to explore something they might not otherwise, like the MCA. On our birthdays, we like to love on our friends, spoil them a bit and let them know how thankful we are to have them in our lives. Good friends are hard to come by and best friends, even harder, but I tell ya – we were surrounded by some of the best Saturday afternoon. I hope they had as good of a time as we did. We made memories that will last and genuinely had the best of times. So thank you friends for taking time out of your day to celebrate with us and for letting us treat you to a little bit of blues and fun!

Happy Monday, Friends!

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