Friday, December 30, 2016

five on friday

I can't believe 2016 is almost over. I know lots of people have said they will be glad to see it go, but I really can't say it's been a bad year for us. Of course we've had ups and downs, but that's just how life goes.  I am looking forward to 2017 though, and hope it's a fantastic year for us all. I'm linking up with Five on Friday for the last time this year. Here we go!

 
I can't believe Christmas has come and gone. Here's my favorite picture of me and Landon this year. We had such a nice and relaxed holiday. 


We always go to my mom's house for a New Year's Eve party/sleep-over. This year we've decided to do our low country boil and I cannot wait! We'll eat, play games (Win, Lose or Draw; Scattergories; Yahtzee, Uno), and laugh til we cry.  My sister's birthday is New Year's Day, so we'll have a family dinner (meatloaf & cabbage) and finish it all off with birthday cake. See why I don't make resolutions?!


We're getting a new washer and dryer next month, so I'm taking advantage of the chance to clean and organize our laundry room. I ordered this storage rack from Target (5% off plus free shipping HOORAY) to help me out. It should be just the right size for everything I need it to hold.  Another thing I'm doing in 2017 to stay organized is taking advantage of our garbage pickup. We are allowed six bags and usually just have 2 or 3.  From now on I'll have the full six. I'll talk more about that and how I hope to clear out ALL THE CLUTTER later next month. 




Do you have a word of the year? My word for 2017 is SAVOR. You can read all about that here.  I also found the perfect art print to accompany that word. This print by Heather Stillufsen just makes my heart melt. 


And now in book news...


Banana Cream Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery), the latest in the series by Joanne Fluke,  is due out in February. I can't wait to read it and  hope to have a few copies to give away. Be sure to  check back later next month here and on Instagram (I'm ToniaTHC) for a chance to win. 

Best wishes for a wonderful 2017!
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