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Who else is thrilled that it’s Friday?! I feel like the first week of the year always is the hardest – from coming down from the holiday high to packing all the decor away to being back at work, it can be hard to stay awake and motivated through it all.
Although we’re back to Ryan’s normal weekend work schedule starting today, I’m looking forward to being back in a regular routine when I’m on my own. I’m hoping to get back at it at the gym, and there will be lots of time spent on the computer as I get ready to (hopefully) launch the redesign of this space next week. I hope that you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Favorite Web links:
// The Small Things blog is my go-to for anything hair related, so I’m anxious to try out Kate’s 2016 product recommendations.
// Speaking of hair, how easy and pretty is this classic DIY ‘do?
// Getting floor length curtains to be perfectly pleated and styled can be a pain, but thanks to this tutorial, I don’t think this will be a problem for anybody anymore.
// This make-ahead baked ziti is what my dreams are made of. Yum!
// A 30-day squat challenge looks like just what I need to jump start my fitness for the new year. Who’s with me?
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