Sunday, January 22, 2017

Life Lately...& 2016 Reflections

December was a crazy and crafty one - my best friend's wedding in Atlanta, attempting to do Christmas-y things in Chicago, Housewives shows and NYE in Milwaukee. Whats the holidays if its not hectic?
Dec-Jan Dec-Jan
2nd time I've made a wedding cake for a wedding I was in, by the power of God it came together nicely //  Michael and Me at said wedding
All those years of Birchbox came in handy for my gift wrapping this year. I made homemade marbled clay bowls and perla (melty) bead ornaments for all my friends and female family members, soooo 90's (pictured is only half the bowls - I started making them in October). 
Dec-Jan Dec-Jan
Christkindlmarket and Macy's windows are my Christmas Chicago traditions // wedding rehearsal with my "sisters"
Our family Christmas card


A Paper Source-inspired cake for a holiday party. I heart Narwhals // New Year's Eve at a wedding in Milwaukee and hey! I now have SnapChat (laurenlonny)
My and my high school besties aka bebots! 
NYE wedding photobooth time

Also have been busy making more #MelaniaTrumpsHate:

So in conclusion.... 2016.
Normally I would write a separate post about the year, but this year, while personally was a good one full of creativity and love, was maybe not the best for the world. There were plenty of "no's" and opportunities lost, this year, both on a personal scale and national scale. But I still have hope. And as of right now, I'm still free to pursue my dreams. And I want to make people laugh and feel good.
To quote Emma Stone in La La Land, "Here to the one's who dream"
Cheers to 2017. 

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