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Weekending | Holiday Parties Have Started

Happy Monday friends! Anyone else needing a coffee to get themselves going this morning - hopefully not just me! Let's get right into what we got up to this weekend.
Right after work on Friday, Gary and I headed to the Westin Waterfront for his work holiday party. Gotta love a company that goes all out for the employees and my friend Erica had a hand in planning the hold thing!! Can we just talk about the photo booth that I was having way too much fun with!! Not pictured the gummy bears from the candy bar that I devoured when we got home - they were Sugarfina and are the most delicious gummy bears you will ever taste! 
Seems like the football gods were not on my side this weekend with both the Gators and the Patriots losing...but at least there's always sushi, which is always a winner! If you think I eat a lot of sushi - you'd be 100% correct!
I have a love/hate relationship with braids because I love how they look when I nail them, but hate how long it takes me to actually get one to look decent!
Sunday we had lunch at Legal Test Kitchen - I've mentioned it a few times and that's because the food is always out of this world! We split the turkey and corn meatballs (insane) and then I had the truffled chicken salad club with seaweed salad & Gary had grilled Chinese sausage with bacon braised Brussels sprouts - that I all but inhaled myself!! So yeah - lunch was good! 
One thing I love about Boston is that I'm always finding new areas to explore. South Boston had a one day Holiday Market featuring lots of gorgeous handmade items, including one piece I found from Mae Chevrette that I'll be using for a gift swap at work! 
When Mother Nature decides to throw a nearly 60 degree day your way in December you do your best to enjoy it and enjoy it we did - we made our way from the Seaport back to Beacon Hill and if you didn't already know - it's my favorite in all of Boston! 
We ended the weekend with the first night of Hanukkah and it couldn't have been more perfect! 
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And with that, here's hoping you have just as many parties this week as you have meetings!! 

How was your weekend? Link up below to share! 

105 comments

  1. Looks like a fun and busy weekend. Y'all both look great at the holiday party and LOVE your braid, such a fun style. Very pretty menorah, happy Hanukkah !

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  2. Your braid turned out awesome girl! Love it! Sounds like you had a pretty awesome weekend! Your outfit for the Christmas party was too cute!Can't believe you guys had 60's this weekend, amazing!! And Happy Hanukkah!<3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Wow!! Great weekend and I adore that picture of you sporting that awesome braid!! Cute!! Oh girl so many of my weekends consist of sushi and football, so sorry about the losses! I know that feeling! Photo booths are the best!!! Happy Hanukkah beautiful lady!!!

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  4. Uau, what a lovely and busy weekend. Mine was simple and relaxed. Have a nice Monday :)

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  5. I love how your weekend posts are always filled with so much food! Adding Legal Test Kitchen to my list. And yes to the weather yesterday. Forced myself to go outside and run bc it's prob the lat time I will want to until April!
    http://makingrestorations.blogspot.com

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  6. what a loss yesterday with the pats :( but what a beautiful day!! I work in South Boston!! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  7. I want to eat everything in this list! I could also live solely on sushi. Looks like a great weekend!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. I love holiday parties and I'm so glad the season is beginning. I also so think every party needs a photo booth! I'm loving your grey bag and you totally nailed that braid! Looks perfect!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  9. You looked super cute at the holiday party--which looked like it was awesome!!! Gimme some gummy bears please! haha Looks like the rest of the weekend was pretty tasty, too. Loving that cute side braid (and the sass haha)! Happy Monday love!

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  10. What a fun holiday party! Seriously the weather this weekend was unbelievable! Happy Hanukkah!

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  12. So fun! Christmas is the best. Your hair looks great!!

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  13. What a fun party! You had me at photo booth. :-)
    And holiday markets are the best! They remind me of our time in Europe.
    Have a great week!

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  14. Loving your outfit for Gary's work party, and that photo booth looked like so much fun! And you totally nailed that braid! I started braiding my hair like that for the beach so the wind isn't blowing my hair into my face. Sometimes they come out nice, and sometimes they don't lol.

    Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  15. With the Pats loss last night I really couldn't take it this weekend with all the football sadness, I mean two picks in the end zone like that? Then they teased us with an almost comeback! Looks like a fab weekend and see you can totally wear those braids! Looks gorgeous on you :-)

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  16. Your braid looks great and I'm loving your outfit for the Holiday party!! Photo booths really do make parties so much fun. Glad you had a great weekend despite the sad football outcomes! I'm definitely downing the coffee this morning!!

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  17. I love your little braid! Such a cute way to amp up the hair a little bit. And that sushi looks AMAZING! Glad you had a fun weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  18. I saw the gummy bears in your snaps and girl, I'd be hanging out by the gummy bear plate all night ha! I agree with the coffee this morning..two cups please!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  19. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! Your braid looks so cute! I can never get mine to look cute so I don't even bother anymore. Your sushi and lunch look amazing!!! And I love the photo booth pictures! Hope you have a great week!

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  20. Your hair looks so cute! I gave up on braids a long time ago! Remember when LC always wore them in her hair and then everyone tried to make their braid as perfect as hers? Nope never could! Looks like a fun weekend! Holiday parties are always a blast!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  21. We had beautiful weather here this weekend too! Such a nice December treat! I've given up on doing almost anything with my hair besides curling or straightening, it just stresses me out lol! Your braid looked great!!

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  22. Happy Hanukkah! Your hair looks so good - and looks like such a fun weekend! We had gorgeous weather in NC too.

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  23. What a fun work party, it looks so pretty. The Patriots were playing horribly, so sad. The Market sounds like a fun place to get some unique gifts.

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  24. What a great weekend! LOVE the braid! And I totally agree, I have the love/hate relationship as well! And those Brussels sprouts -- they look amazing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  25. ah what a lovely weekend!! and happy hanukkah! you look very pretty for the work party. totally a great choice for an outfit :) and that sushi - kills me once again :) so yum! sorry about the game! anyway have a lovely week friend

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  26. So good to know that I'm not the only one who struggles with braids, even you with nearly perfect hair (seriously, do you have perfect hair!) struggles. I can't get those things to look right on my head to save my life.

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  27. Happy Hanukkah!! That photo booth looks like so much fun! I hear ya on the Pats game. I was glad I couldn't get it on the channels here. I would have no voice this morning. Hope you have a great week!

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  28. sucha fun and busy weekend! love the pics! despite making a mad dash for hanukkah candles--how was i out??--and almost burning latkes, i had a successful first night!

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  29. Such a fun weekend! Your food pics are making me hungry! I love your braid!

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  30. Happy Hanukkah!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  31. BH is one of my favorite areas in Boston and with that weather, how could you not enjoy it! The holiday party sounds like such a blast and I'm with you, I could eat sushi every day if I had to!

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  32. You had a great weekend and looked lovely at Larry's party. Cute top. All that food is making me even more hungry. Nothing wrong with eating a lot of sushi. Oh and I also have a love/hate relationship with braids.

    Happy Hannukah!

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  33. Looks like you had a great weekend. No, you aren't the only one with a LARGE coffee this morning. I had to go into work an hour early so it's an extra large coffee this morning :-)

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  34. How is it already time for holiday parties??? Looks like y'all had a blast Friday night. The football gods were definitely in my favor this weekend. We won the ACC championship! And yesssss to all the sushi!

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  35. Looks like a fun weekend! Love your braid, it takes me forever to get one right too...wish I was more talented with hair!

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  36. Looks like a fun weekend! You and Gary looked so cute at his holiday party!! :-) I also love the pictures of Boston and great job with that braid too!! :-)

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  37. Looks like it was a fab weekend. I so love that purse of yours. The braid looks so good on you. I always try to do my hair like that but I can never get the braid to look good at all. Happy Monday.

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  38. Yay for holiday parties!! And even if it took forever, your hair in that braid looks SO GOOD!!! I know what you mean though. I spent about 30 minutes perfecting a "ponytail" this weekend - ugh! ;)

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  39. Oh all of that food looks so good, and so glad you guys had fun at Gary's holiday party! I love your outfit, and the braid looks so good too!

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  40. I'm so jealous of your exciting life!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  41. Yay for sushi and yay for nailing it with your braid! I've come to the conclusion doing thicker & bigger braids is easier because even if they look messy or whacked out they somehow work, haha. xo

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  42. Oh my gosh, looks like so much good food you ate this weekend! Yum! And those photo booth pics are the cutest :) Happy Monday!

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  43. Yay for holiday work parties, it definitely looked like they went all out! I bet the holiday market was so fun, I love stuff like that. Happy Hanukkah, friend!

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  44. That's so awesome that his work party had a photo booth, talk about fun! And even though it was a rough football weekend, it sounds like you still ate some yummy sushi which always makes things better. Those brussel sprouts sound and look so amazing! I love that they're so in right now and that everybody is cooking with them!

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  45. We had amazing weather this weekend too and definitely took advantage of not needing a big coat! It was so nice. Happy Hanukkah!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  46. It looks like you had an amazing weekend, Biana! I'm a sushi lover too, then again who isn't these days?! Soooo good! Happy Hanukkah!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  47. What a fun and festive weekend! I bet Boston is just fabulous this time of the year and the holiday party looks great! Happy Hanukkah - enjoy all these nights of celebrating!

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  48. Give me all the food! I love seeing what you have been eating girl...always looks so good. The braid is precious on you..my hair is darn thin that I have major braid envy. Have a super week.

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  49. Gary's Christmas party sounded like it was a blast! Love your braid! It looks adorable on you! Yay for 60° weather!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  50. Love the braid! I'm terrible about doing anything fancy with my hair. Adam had his work holiday party this weekend too, it was a blast. Maybe too much fun. Ha, if I stop being lazy I might blog about it. PS - we're going to be in Boston this weekend!

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  51. Biana, it looks like you had a really wonderful weekend! Sorry your teams lost their games this weekend...maybe next weekend! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  52. Looks like you had a fun + festive weekend! Those potato latkes look delicious!
    ~Sam
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  53. You had such a fun weekend! I really like your braid! I love braids but can't make them look pretty. You looked fantastic for Gary's holiday party. Have a great week!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  54. Tis the season! Such a fun weekend! That sushi pick just helped me make up my mind for lunch:)

    Wishes & Reality

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  55. Happy Monday! Looks like another fabulous weekend in the books! All the food, oh my goodness. Looks delicious! And all these pictures just make me want to go to Boston even more! So neat!

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  56. What a fun holiday weekend! I wish Ryan had a fun company party for us to go to. Maybe my future job will have one.. fingers crossed!

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  57. Looks like a fabulous holiday weekend! You nailed the braid. It looks great! Those brussell sprouts look delicious!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  58. Photo booths are always fun The party sounds like a great time along with your Saturday adventure..The braid looks so pretty...you should definitely rock that again. Happy Hanukkah pretty lady!

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  59. That braid looks gorgeous on you! And that seaweed salad looks delicious! Sounds like an amazing festive holiday weekend! :)

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  60. Great photos

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  61. Your whole weekend looks great. I'm sorry about your Gators! I love that cute little, braid, too, it looks great on you! I need to go to Legal Test Kitchen when I'm in Boston this Christmas :)

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  62. Happy Hanukkah, those latkes look so good!

    - Maya at www.TheKelleyDoll.com

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  63. Everything from your hair, your bag and to that food looks fantastic! Happy Monday! xo

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  64. I'm actually throwing my first holiday party next weekend! I'm so excites -- it makes me feel like a real, bonafide adult! I might even steal that candy bar idea. I love gummies!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  65. I swear you guys eat THE BEST food! haha. Girl I can't braid to save my life. Your's looks amazing! Happy Hanukkah!

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  66. Your braid is rocking! So on point! And what a fun holiday party!

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  67. So much fun and you are making my mouth water! Love, love your braid! I was pulling for your Gators and hate they lost :(

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  68. Your weekends are always so interesting to follow!! Cute photos!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  69. I love the braid! You have the hair for it for sure. And on a more serious note, I am always jealous of all the good food you guys eat. You would be depressed seeing what I eat most of the time, especially when the hubs is gone (like last week).
    Glad you had a good weekend girl!

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  70. I thought of you this weekend during the game... ugh, Alabama just can't lose!!!! We lost to them in the SEC Championship game back in 2012 and it was SUCH a heartbreaker. At least the rest of your weekend was a winner! :o)

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  71. Love that braid girl, I'm rocking the braid to work today because it's just easier than doing anything else. Also today was a 2 cup of coffee kind of day, and I'm still sleepy! How awesome that his company goes all out for the holiday party, lately you don't always see that! Happy Monday!

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  72. I always love the food you post about!!! I'm a sushi girl ,myself :-) And now I'm SO curious about sugarfina!!!

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  73. Looks like such a fun weekend! So jealous of the candy bar!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  74. You can NEVER eat too much sushi! Sugarfina is just outrageous in every way and now I am thinking of reasons to head into the city to hit the store!

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  75. Your posts make me want to take a trip back to Boston with Spyros! He lived in Beacon Hill and we loved going to the Seaport for dinner..Legal Test Kitchen was always a hit. Happy Monday!

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  76. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the little braid in your hair, looks so cute!

    xo
    Emily at Style Cubby

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  77. Woo! Now that's a holiday party!!! Photobooth and water front?!? Awesome!! I live in NY and somehow have never been up to Boston! The Christmas market and restaurants must be awesome!! =)

    I hope you have a great week!!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  78. Looks like a wonderful weekend! I love your hair in a braid! I am super envious--it looks so good and I don't think i have the patience for it! But, it was well worth the effort for you!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  79. Looks like y'all have a fun and busy weekend!! I have the same relationship with braids, my hair is so limp braids rarely come out nice, but when they do...I'm all for it! :) Your's looks great!

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  80. What a fun holiday party! Looks like such a fun weekend.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  81. Love the braid!! We had a holiday part this weekend too. Glad you had fun! Those can always be hit or miss! Happy Monday, girlie! xo

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  82. Happy Hanukkah! I was also in dire need of coffee this morning. I don't blame you for eating so much sushi, I'll definitely be consuming my weight in it once this baby arrives!

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  83. We had our first holiday party over the weekend too- complete with a photobooth as well! ;) You just can't have a party without one of those. Yum to SUSHI and amen to the braid debacle as well hehe

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  84. Love your holiday part outfit-so pretty as always! :) That Legal Test Kitchen food looks amazing! Happy Hanukkah! :)

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  85. That sounds like a pretty packed weekend you had there. Happy Hanukkah. :]

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  86. I love me a good gummy candy! Oooo... I looked them up and they have a sugar covered one. HECK YEAH!
    Your braid looks adorable!

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  87. I love the photo booth strip. Super cute. Those meatballs look so good!

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  88. All of that food looks seriously amazing!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  89. Are those latkes? Omg, I want some haha.

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  90. Coffee was the theme of today for me! I love all the shots of Boston you show us here. It makes me want to visit sooo bad!

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  91. What a fun weekend!! I am looking forward to the holiday parties starting up this week :) yours sounded like a blast! The braid looks amazing - wish I could even attempt that!!

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  92. Your holiday party outfit looks great! And I hate to say it, but Roll Tide! Florida was a tough team to play!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  93. Your weekend looks wonderful :) Every weekend you have is, has the best foood ever. And sushi makes everything better no matter what. And girl rock that braid!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  94. Love your holiday party outfit!! It's perfectly festive!! Happy Hanukkah, friend!!

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  95. You look so gorgeous!! Love that white top. I do headband braids sometimes but then I hate how it looks in pictures haha.

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  96. Mmm, I'm always drooling over your sushi pictures!! Gotta love holiday parties - I have my first one tonight and can't wait! :)

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  97. those meatballs look delish! the holiday party looks super fun, and i love gummy bears so i'll have to check those out. i feel the same about braids, but i suck at them haha so it takes SO long.

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  98. Oh gosh I cannot get the braid just right. I have resorted to the twist which I think still looks ok!

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  99. Your braid turned out great! I never could do mine! I loved when my husband's company would throw those Christmas parties! Good memories!

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  100. Your food looks delicious! Truffled chicken salad? OMG yes! And your braid looks perfect! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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