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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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Oysters and Ice Cream

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This weekend through the eyes of my Instagram Account @aubreyrachael. On Thursday we celebrated 100 followers on Instagram, ate Pho for dinner with the Hubs between classes and broke in new shoes, ouch! Friday was work day and ended with coming home to take care of my poor, sick Honey. Saturday, M rallied and we headed downtown to explore! We found this great ice cream place to celebrate dessert day. We enjoyed it while dreamily looking down the street at the beautiful Denver skyline. We headed down to the Marriott for a quick peek at my artwork in the gallery. The One Moment piece was inspired by the incredible Anna Rifle Bond and the other piece was for a Clothing Recycle campaign. The day ended with dinner at La Grande Oyster Bar. Today I continued nursing my poor husband back to health. We’re drinking Peppermint tea as I write and plan on a bedtime of 8:30pm! I think yesterday wore him out a bit! Overall, as seen on my Instagram Account, the weekend was one to remember. I’ll never tire of weekends with my Darling, that’s for sure! I am one lucky girl.

I hope the end of this weekend finds you well rested with many new memories as well!

Happy Sunday, Friends!

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Pretty Face, It’s A Beautiful Day

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Okay, seriously! Have you checked out the newest Michael Bublé album? It’s fabulous! Of course being a fan since, I don’t know.. middle school, there was a great chance I’d fall in love with this one too. It’s A Beautiful Day is perfect for this sun shiny afternoon. I’ve got the windows open streaming sunlight in the house and it’s NOT snowing! What! I didn’t know blogging on a NON-snow day was even possible. I’m not complaining. I took a nice walk to Whole Foods and stocked up on dinner items for tonight! That’s another thing making this day so much better. Matt is finally done with busy season. So… it’s back to a normal dinner schedule, TOGETHER no less! What a thought! Tonight on the menu is Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken, fresh Papaya and a delish Greek Garbanzo salad. Mmm… now to start cookin’ it!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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I’m Dreaming.

It’s happening. It’s snowing again. And I’m dreaming of a day when there’s no more snow and sunlight streams through my windows. I’m also dreaming of A Change of House. If you’re a follower on MY PINTEREST PAGE you know what’s been on my mind lately. My A Change of House board has gotten lots of attention. I’m dreaming of light colors, sunlight and little details that make the place. Feminine. Flirty. Whites. Neutrals. Cozy. Darling. I think I’ll share with you.

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Cozy and Sleek.

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These frames. That bouquet of flowers. The whole layout. Beautifully simple.

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Clean. White. Colorful. Rifle Paper Co. That did not get past me. Daily Inspiration. Happy.

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Mustard Yellow. Fave. Prints. Patterns and Neutrals.

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Picture layout. Gray couch. My dream. Perfect flower accent. Stairsss.

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Crafty Ikea Table Revamped. The color! The rug! The Globe!

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Genius. I have a scarf from Italy I’d love to frame. Simply elegant and oh so pretty.

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Perfect Pop of Color! No Thank You!!

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This BED FRAME. The RUG! Comforter. Pillows. Ahh…

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Eiffel Tower. Simple. Clean. A great spot to work.

I’m dreaming. I’m dreaming of the above…. Spring is in my head. I want it in my house. It’s snowing outside. Today I’m thinking in short sentences. Is that okay? Hope so. Happy Monday, Friends!

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This Boy is Back.

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Today is Tax Day. This, for an accountant, means from now on, Saturdays are the weekend again, 14 hour work days are in the past and life can be normal again. For me, the accountant’s wife, I’m looking forward to dinner together at a normal time, Saturday date days and not being completely exhausted on our only day together without work or school. Busy Season takes a toll, that’s for sure. But I am so proud of my amazing man for getting through it. It is not for the weak in spirit and he crushed it! He even started us on a new goal. A Matt Goal as I call them. Our new goal is one dessert, once a week. We like desserts. So, last night being the last day before our goal starts, we got frozen yogurt before midnight. One. Last. Dessert.

And today, I was craving a sweet snack. So, I made up a healthy one. It was a-mazing! Try this – Half a frozen Papaya smoothie box from Whole Foods or any frozen fruit. A half cup of plain Greek yogurt. Sprinkle a bit of Agave Nectar and Blend. Papaya Ice Cream – healthy and sooo delish!

Papaya Ice Cream | Chic to Chic BlogAnd as usual on my blog post days. It’s another snow day. Who would have thought. I’ll just be working, sitting in front of the heater eating my Papaya ice cream.

Happy Monday, Friends!

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Cozy Up

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Seven inches and it’s still coming down. We ventured out for supplies and it was a blizzard. A beautiful blizzard! I hate snow when it involves driving in it. But on days when everything is canceled and there is nothing to do but stare out the windows watching the winter wonderland develop outside, I can’t help but want to stay inside and cuddle. It truly is the best cuddle weather. Turn up the heat and put a movie on. Perfection.

Stay warm, Denver!

Happy Sunday, Friends!

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Saturday Morn

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This Saturday morning was rather uneventful. I sat at the computer typing an analytical paper on The Great Wave off Kanagawa and creating a prototype for an app. All for college, not for fun. The artwork is interesting to learn about until you have to write about it and apps are fun to use until you  have to design one. That about summarizes the morning.

My favorite part of today is when my husband walked through the door. We went on a chilly February walk in the neighborhood and admired the beautiful homes. One day I’ll have to do a feature on the homes in our neighborhood. They’re just incredible. I counted at least ten I’d gladly call my “perfect home”.

As we walked around and fell in love with almost every house we passed, I also noticed how gloomy the yards looked. It’s that time of year, no one, not even the best gardener can fight off the what the bitter winter does to the flowers.

Enter the picture above. I took this shot of happy flowers right down the street last Spring. The flowers just looks so cheery, so excited to see the sun. That’s how I felt this afternoon on our walk, but what would be even better is if I saw those flowers again. If only it were Spring again. Until then, I have classes to finish and cold weather to enjoy.

Happy Saturday, Friends!

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