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Why I Blog & Why I Need YOUR Help this Year

Sometimes I wonder what I thought about before blogging, before I knew anything about digital media and instagram and this crazy little virtual world that has taken over my real world. It's taken over my brain.

I've talked a little bit about my background before blogging, but if you're new, I'll give you the short story version. I used to work in Pharmaceutical Sales, and while I loved marketing, I'm not really all that into biology/science (shocker right?) So I began talking to myself on this little corner of the internet: Chacos & Chanel, that one day became Yes, Please.

I try to be 100000% transparent on here, something that I feel is slowly decreasing in this world of buying followers, likes, giveaways, etc. etc. (full post about how I've never done that & never will hereSo, today I wanted to tell you exactly why I blog, what I hope to gain this year and what I need from you guys.

2017 Favorite Purchases

T w o   T h o u s a n d   S e v e n t e e n   F a v o r i t e s 

I feel like 2017 was a year of many things, and many purchases. My all time favorite purchase was obviously our new house!! Along the way I made many purchases that I loved and needed to share with you guys. Some big, some small.. these are my faves of 2k17! 

How I'm Getting Organized for the New Year

| Leggings *30% Off! | Sunglasses [Only $12, My FAVORITE pair ever!] |

When I was first thinking about the new year I felt inspired, excited and ready.. but when Monday rolled around I felt overwhelmed, unorganized and like I had been hit by the holiday hangover express. Am I the only one?

2018. [My Word of the Year]

Happy NY! No matter how much you avoid it, the 'New Year, New Me' hype is unavoidable. It's everywhere from social media, advertisements, word of mouth, TV.. and for good reason! Even if we are technically just starting a new calendar year, there's nothing like feeling a reset. Especially after the holiday season.

Poppin' My Way to 2k18 - DIY Champagne Bar

One of the best parts of getting older is the desire to stay in on NYE.

No cold nights waiting in line. No overpriced covers & drinks. No insane UBER fees home.

Just family, friends (& a lil' champs) in the comfort of our own home. Honestly, I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year.

As cheesy as it sounds, I am very much looking forward to the clean slate that 2018 brings. Not that I had a bad year by any means, I just love the though of a reset button to work harder, achieve new goals and bring forth new desires.

This year brought so much happiness that I'll be recapping next week and I'm hoping that will continue to grow and prosper into 2018. For now my focus is on this bubbly bar that will help us ring in a new year && new adventures. 

If you're wanting to make a pop without too much work, too much money or too much effort, this bubbly bar is the way to go.

It's pretty low key, mix n' match, that makes a quite adorable statement. I'm going to list what I've stocked mine with below + a few drink recipes that I'll be bartending Sunday night!

o n  d e c k -

champagne (& lots of it!)
disposable champagne flutes
cute straws//stirs
rock candy
berries // black, raspberry, strawberries
mint leaves
pomegranate seeds
sugar cubes
raspberry lemonade 
cranberry juice
pomegranate juice 
elderflower liquor
club soda 
more champagne
everything sparkles

a  f e w   f a v e s - 

Raspberry Champagne Mojito -- muddle raspberries & mint leaves in a glass, add one sugar cube + a dash of raspberry lemonade & top with champagne (DELICIOUS) 

Champs + any muddled fruit 

Elderflower Power -- a few strawberries, a shot of elderflower liquor, a glass of champagne + a dash of club soda

Pomosa - Champagne, Pomegranate seeds + Pomegranate Juice

Simple Chic - Any of the berries + a sugar cube & champs 

What are your plans for the New Year? Whatever you do, I hope you have a great & safe time!! If you make a champagne bar, be sure to tag #OhYesPlz on Insta so I can see it! See you guys next year, I can't wait! XO

How to Have a Positive Week ft. Marie Callender's

As I've gotten older, I've gotten significantly more busy (or at least it seems that way). In fact, almost all my friends agree that time moves so fast when you're a millennial. Between work, relationships, friendships, trying to stay healthy, family and if you're like me a side hustle (hello blog!), there aren't enough hours in the week.

After returning from Europe, celebrating Thanksgiving in Chattanooga and driving across the state of Tennessee all within a matter of hours, it's needless to say I was exhausted. I decided it was time to reevaluate.

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