w e l c o m e 2 o 1 5 !

"and now we welcome the new year.
full of things that have never been."
-- Rainer Maria Rilke

wow, it's the new year! for the last few weeks, Feel & Flourish has taken a small vacation, which left Chelsea and myself time to be present during the last moments of the year with our family and loved ones. it was much needed, but we are SO happy to be back at it with a fresh start, eager to take a running leap back into the blogosphere! we sincerely hope you had an amazing Christmas and holiday season with your families and friends, we really missed you all!

so, what the heck have we been up to?!


well, in the midst of the holiday madness of shopping and working and wrapping and stuffing my face with so many treats, I moved out! for the last year, I had been living at home with my mom and dad [and absolutely loving it, of course!] but I knew I had to grow up [nooooo!] and get out eventually. I felt that by the new year, it was time. so I prayed about it, began casually looking on Craigslist for apartments, and knew that if it was meant to be, it would be. a week before Christmas, I ended up finding the perfect little apartment, a 3 minute drive from my salon, and 15 minutes from my parents. I couldn't be happier to start the new year in a new place I can call ALL my own!


I'm not usually one to like resolutions, but I am trying to make a few this year, if not resolutions, maybe goals? let's see:

-- continue being independent
-- disconnect from my computer, phone, and overall internet regularly
-- eat better, quit sugar, drink more water, wear my FitBit everyday!
-- travel, treat myself to a vacation
-- get another tattoo!
-- read more books, cover to cover

& Chelsea?

Chelsea was treated to a trip home to Texas for Christmas from her parents and was able to spend lots of quality time with her family, plus her sister is pregnant and she is so excited to be an aunt! she then recently celebrated her 1 year anniversary with her BF Andrew and escaped to Richmond for the weekend to celebrate, so keep an eye out for some photos from her trip! what she did on New Year's eve: it was very low key. no glitz, no glimmer. she had a few friends over, sipped wine and talked about their hopes for this year, said happy new year and goodnight. because let's be honest: it's harder and harder to stay up past midnight these days.

I feel like this year will be a special year... mostly because life just keeps getting better!

1. clean eating 
2. find fun ways to be active
3. be more intentional with my friendships 
4. go out of the country 
5. learn how to knit a sweater 

what are your goals, hopes, dreams for this year?
let us know what you'd like to see more of on the blog this year!

x's +o's
kaitlin & chelsea