Our last stop during our time in Scotland was in the legendary St. Andrews. In the past couple of years, Michael has gotten really into golf so when we decided to go to Scotland, visiting St. Andrews was a no-brainer. Walking the Old Course was Michael's one big request for the trip so we immediately booked the tickets and incorporated it into our planning.
2017 has been here for a couple of weeks and I've had some time to mull over what goals I have for the new year. I'm not really one for New Years Resolutions, but tend to lean more towards "objectives." Resolutions seem so set in stone, and can make ya feel guilty if you happen to fall off of the bandwagon. So objectives it is. This year, I set some personal objectives that I hope to accomplish or at least work towards during the upcoming year. In thinking of these objectives, I want them to be things that I want to do instead of feeling like obligations or work. Here's to a happy, healthy, adventurous new year.
2017 has been here for a few days, and since I started back at work things have been so busy! I start a new semester of graduate school this week (eek!) and have been catching up from being out of a routine for almost two weeks. I enjoyed spending the beginning of the new year at home, but am so glad to be back on schedule.
A new series & a new year, hooray! Since finishing Mad's Muses' first ever series last month I've missed sharing my favorite ideas & things so I decided to start a new indefinite series called Musings of the Month. Through this series, you'll be able to see kind of what's on my mind for the upcoming month, whether that's a book I plan to read, a dress I want to purchase, or a trip I'm planning. There are so many good things coming about in 2017 and through Musings of the Month I hope to share some of them with you. :)
2016 was so, so good to me. I started a new job in a fantastic new city, officially moved away from home and have my very own place (still blows my mind I'm a real grown up!), started Mad's Muses, and have learned so much about myself. Needless to say, I'm just as excited for 2017 as I was 2016.
New travel destinations have been on my mind since we got back from Scotland in August. Since we got back, I've been brainstorming locations that are more affordable, and I've also been thinking on how to make our next trip even more of a money-saver than Scotland. It's no joke that travel costs money, but there's a stigma that says hey, you've gotta be rich to travel, but that's not always the case. Earlier in the year I wrote a post on how I save money in order to travel here; saving money on travel expenses before and during your trip is super important. Here are a couple of tricks + tips I've been implementing to make my next trip a reality.
Yesterday was the first official day of winter! I don't know about the weather where you are, but here in Northern Kentucky the it's starting to get chilly. With the change in seasons, I find myself wanting to curl up with a good book on the couch cozied under a comfy blanket. (This is exactly what a perfect winter would be for me!) With the coming cold also comes a changing wardrobe. Over the past few years, I've attempted to build a classic winter wardrobe with neutral colors and warm fabrics while remaining somewhat stylish. To me, winter style means cozy sweaters, dark jeans, skirts & dresses with tights, and warm boots. The good thing about investing in staples like these is that you're able to wear them year after year, trend after trend.
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