Hello! So sorry I went MIA there for a minute; my family and I trekked to Michigan for a whirlwind visit with family and there wasn’t much time to sleep let alone blogging! That being said, I’m back to ring in the New Year. To tell you the truth though, I’m not New Year’s biggest fan. Sure, its a perfect reason to dress to the nines, but we all know that’s not really my problem with the night. The issue lies in everybody’s grand expectations. Somehow, while as pleasant as the night can turn out, it somehow always falls a little short of the grandeur everyone was touting around. I’m more than happy to wear a flannel, drink some champagne and dance around in the Boy In the Polo Hat’s kitchen.
So, here’s what’s on my mind, both New Year’s related and unrelated:
new year’s eve, long island.
Last year, New Year’s Eve consisted of chipmunk cheeks, bruises on my face and letting spanakopita melt in my mouth. Yep, you guessed it, my wisdom teeth had just come out. Needless to say, it wasn’t one of my wilder nights: the cocktails were Tylenol and the dancing (for me) was nonexistent, but it was a blast anyways. So much so, I’m headed east again this year to relive (sans gaping mouth holes) the night with the Boy in the Polo Hat and his family. Its a #PSHoliday and #PSNewYears tradition!
the new nikon
Say goodbye to poorly taken iPhone pictures and say hello to my new cherry red Nikon D3200! Seriously, I couldn’t be happier with Santa’s decision to drop this under the tree this Christmas (thanks Mom and Dad!). Now, there’s the issue of a name. Any ideas? Use #nametheP&Scamera and tweet it to @kell_brand! I’m looking forward to your suggestions!
peony prattle, on this blog.
Here’s an exciting P&S New Year Resolution! With the new look I’m afraid that some of my writing has gotten lost. I love what I’ve been putting out, but am missing some of my satire, some of my sarcasm, so I’ve carved out a space for it. PEONY PRATTLE, the newest menu tab is going to be where you find my random musings, a chunkier writing section for daily updates, and the trials and tribulations of being, well, me. The first Peony Prattle will accompany the new year, look out for it!
christmas, the second time.
Whenever my family goes to Michigan, we always come back to Jersey and do Christmas all over again! We gather together with our Jersey side of the family and keep Christmas going into the New Year! So, HO HO HO its not over until the fat man sings.