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{ New Year’s Eve look, feeling hot pink lately }


{ the cutest little treats }


How is it that we had two ( three? ) holidays & a full weekend to chill and I’m still tired? WTF? Is anyone else with me? I feel like I could go back to sleep…

The holidays do that shit to you I guess.

SO today apparently we’re all back in business.

This was crystal clear by the number of spam e-mails I received. NOTHING LIKE 39875239457 random e-mails on the Monday after New Year’s. Sort of felt like my e-mail inbox projectile vomited on me. But really, today was an absolute classic case of the Mondays. Thank God for espresso shots.

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{ pre-NYE sparkly decor }

In other fun news, I’m going to be basic & not drink all of January.

Because MAN, am I bloated or WHAT.

Really I just felt like it’s kind of time to clean out. Take extra probiotics, drink more water & mint tea, eat more protein, dry brush every day ( watch Snapchat tonight! ), and take my workout routine up a couple of notches.


Sometimes you just gotta balance your life like your checkbook & since December was a real party, January won’t be unicorns and daisies. I’m not mad though because it will feel good to reset & clean out.

What about you guys? Want to do it with me? Yes, no, maybe so? If you’re in, let me know below.

Almost experiencing an indescribable feeling if you will, in regards to sober January. I feel like it’s a solid start to a solid year. This past year has been kind of nuts with my jaw surgery so I’m ready for ya, 2016.

SO who knows maybe I’ll even take it a little into February. My dad is doing it with me so we’re like those twin Emojis. Cute right?

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{ ending 2015 off right…with the best avocado salad at our favorite hole in the wall Italian place! }

A fun TSC post is coming tomorrow ( it’s kind of late but what the f is new there? I’m Queen Procrastinator ) so stay tuned, excited for you guys to read.

Ok nighty night, off to bed- reading Elizabeth Taylor’s autobiography now & LOVING it.

…Maybe I’ll even dabble in a little Housewives too. Whoever is questioning Yolanda needs to back the hell up. I mean GEEZ live & let live!

Talk soon, lauryn x

P.S. Extending the $1,500 dollar giveaway to Thursday, 1/10. Enter here. x
{ PC 2 }

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{ essentials for a holiday get together }

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{ prepping healthy food for the week! }

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55 Replies to “Mini DeLites: CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR’S, BLAH, BLAH”

  1. Everyone is soooo tired, me included….I went so far as adding another week of holidays because I simply can’t do it…
    I usually don’t drink the whole month of february (and with me the male part of the family) but I too decided to start in january this year and make it two months. Good luck to us!

    1. I more or less can switch from one day to the other. Once I have decided to commit to something I just do it, really.

  2. Do you ever touch up your hair color yourself or do you always go to a salon? My roots are starting to look not so great and would love to use a more affordable option than going to the salon, but I’m terrified of messing it up even worse. Thanks 🙂

  3. My boyfriend and I are doing booze-free January too! Allllllmost broke last night (red wine was just so appealing…) but STAYED STRONG! Can’t wait to feel healthier (and have a glass of wine in February ;))
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    1. Hi too am doing dry -until Jan 25th when we have a ski vacation. And then for Feb, wine weekends only. I went to a party Saturday night, and a girls waiting night yesterday and wasn’t even tempted. Tonight-just feeling kind of blah and can’t relax and want a glass of red. But made tea instead. What does that tell me!!!

  4. I’m totally in!!! I had already planned to reset in January – no booze, clean my act up. The holidays were amazing, but way too much!!! and I agree, 2015 had some serious low points. I’m all about 2016, going to be an awesome year!!!

  5. The hubs and I are totally in for clean and sober January. Your snap about being swollen and hungover was totally my life too. I drank all of the champagne.

  6. I have literally entered 3 times haha! My friends are probably more annoyed with the fact that i talk about your blog all the time rather than the fact that I tagged them in posts 😉 I’m doing no dairy January so I feel you on the bloated thing. Did you hear Khloe Kardashian lost 10 pounds just by quitting dairy? Sigh. I will miss the cheese 🙁

  7. Hi Lauryn,

    Happy New Year! A friend recently told me that she swears by Manuka Honey to cure her colds, and I was wondering if you knew anything about it. I’m always looking for good natural remedies for when I’m sick, and TSC is always a good source for this kind of thing.

    I’m excited to see what’s in store for TSC in 2016!

    1. Hi Cass! I will definitely look into it. Honey can help sooth your throat, just like a cough drop. I’m also addicted to essential oils. They can definitely help you feel more comfortable. The best thing honestly, is SLEEP! Your body heals while you’re sleeping. Thanks for reading! xx
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  8. So in for no way rosé! I want to go alcohol free til the super bowl! So a liiittle into February ??

  9. Loving that hot pink number on you! And I’ll be right there with ya for a sober january woo for health goals lol HNY girlfriend!! XO

  10. Will definitely not be drinking this month. Not that I do very much anyway, but still. Also, I’ve noticed that December was a month filled to the brim with sweets, to the point where I stopped enjoying them as much because I’ve almost turned numb. So I’m really watching sugar intake just for my own wellbeing – anyone with me?

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  11. I love that hot pink romper on you! Your style is always so fresh – it keeps me reading 🙂 I have two bachelorette parties in January so not doing the sober January thing but I’m rooting you on lol ;0 My plan is to add in MORE exercise, MORE greens and MOOOOORE water. XO

  12. happy day five of sober january 🙂 I have been reading up a storm of articles on sober months/lives… seriously don’t know if I will ever go back!! (jk I like champs and corona light too much) but some of the things I have read have kept me so motivated so far so here are a few fun facts!
    > alcohol can diminish the bodies ability to burn fat by as much as 70%
    > alcohol can interfere with protein synthesis (aka those two combines = might as well skip pilates and go for pizza)
    > many (if not all) articles said that they had better sleep, sex, focus (hi, me I need this), energy and glowing skin like juice cleanse status, and lost weight.

    so yeaaa I think I will give it a shot for a few more weeks!!

    also my blog is finally live!! (still SO under construction, and lacking content) but wanted to share!!

    xx B
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  13. 5 days into my first dry January and loving it! So glad to hear there are so many others- hope to gain new healthy habits from this.

  14. Ugh, I hear ya! A month of no drinking (especially post holidays) makes me feel SO much better – and I sleep amazingly and get some much more done. So I’m with you. Hey, nearly a week down right? Time is flying!
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  15. I’m so ready for a sober January! All the holiday drinking has left me in a bit of a lazy daze, and so far, 6 days no booze is helping tremendously. Book rec for you and Michael: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. All about the psychology behind habit forming. An amazing read to start the new year. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your healthy recipes on snap!
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  16. I’m so down for a recovery month or two. I’m getting my boobs done in the beginning of March and I’m trying to be as healthy and clean as possible going into it to speed up recovery and make sure I feel my best after!

  17. i just read this but im sooo in. im not drinking until march if possible lol. at least until mid february and cutting back on sugar and carbs. felt like december lasted three months of me eating carbs and drinking wine haha sooo bloated right now. anyways, feels good to know you and more people are going through the same as the new year beginsss. YAY! xx