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Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake  Colorado Girl | Healthy Living Blogger | Kitchen Artist | Shopaholic | Beet Lover | Traveler | Capricorn | One Happy Lady Chasing After Her Dreams

At 715a today, I texted my boss telling him I was taking the day off. I didn’t mention why, but (amongst us friends) I needed a little “me time.” Best decision I’ve made all month!.
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I never call in sick, let alone personal day... but I did, and I’m going to be a better boss, coworker, and employee tomorrow because of it. I put the mask on myself first. Why do we hesitate to do this? Especially during the hectic, stressful holiday season.... we have to make time for ourselves.
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Today, I extended myself grace. I choose me. I got a much-needed massage (stupid neck issues.). I did some knitting (which is really all I want to do right now.) I went to bed at a fairly decent hour.
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Just what I needed. ✨

It’s officially my first Christmas without any grandparents, and while I am lucky to have had so many for so long, it’s sad to think they’re all gone now. Knitting the past few days has me thinking a lot of my gram, and Wednesday is my grandpa’s birthday. It’s the first year in many that I haven’t baked him a sweet treat or at least sent a card. Gives me all the feels...
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It’s 11:42pm, and I just spent the last 30 minutes rifling through my closet, then my guest room, onto the laundry room, and then the closet again to finally find this. It may look like a basic poncho, but it’s far from that. It was crocheted by my gram with love, worn daily to keep warm, and I can almost hear her laugh when I picture her wearing it. This poncho crossed my mind, and I couldn’t go to bed without knowing exactly where it was. Of all the things I have from her, I think this is my favorite.
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She was only 4’11”, so it’s more of a capelet on me... but I love it just the same. ❤️ I think I’m going to work it into my wardrobe this winter. Beautiful things deserve to be worn, after all. ✨#crochet #heirlooms #grandparents

I didn’t catch the bouquet (at least not that I can remember). I didn’t just win the crown... but something magical is happening right here. Knowing me, the DJ just decided to play the most epic song... or perhaps I was explaining just how dang beautiful @authemmie’s wedding was. Epic night. Loved. Every. Minute. Can we do it all over again please??? #tohaveandtohoheisel

GIFT IDEA: This is genius, and something I need. Check out this earring holder from @thecontainerstore... for all those beautiful statement earrings! If you’re obsessed with them like me, you know storage is tricky. Adding this to my wish list. (Resharing from @megonomics101 📸) #holidaygiftlist #statementearrings #alliwantforchristmas #giftidea

Happy Birthday to one of my faves today... my travel companion, cackling partner, career counselor, (mis)educator, and rockstar #girlboss. So grateful for you, my dear friend! Hope you’re enjoying your days in the desert! Cheers to you, @ddrehmann 🍷 #wekissedaunicornandwelikedit #HBD

Happy 40th Birthday to one of my faves... the lovely, adventurous, bold, and talented @laurelpetty! Can’t wait for our next adventure and to celebrate this milestone with you soon! @kdgymrat and I have this new decade all warmed up for you. Nice people here, you’ll like them (and obvi they already LOVE you!). Omg! We’ve been friends for like 21 years too!!! #merylsaysHBDtoo #spiralizethis #HBD #40thbirthday #wedontlookadayover30 #kappadelta #picofpresidents #lookingverypresidentialhere #fortyandfabulous #periodnotquestionmark

There’s something special that happens when you add peppery arugula to a sandwich. When you also add sticky, sweet fig jam, it becomes a sweet and salty o arty. 🎉 Today on the blog, I’m sharing my Toasted Fig & Arugula Ham Baguette, a creative twist on the @jennycraigofficial Ham & Swiss Baguette. Simple ingredients, big flavor. {link in bio -> @nothankstocake} Please leave a comment below when you try this one... it’s quickly becoming a fave over here. .
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Meant to post my weight loss calendar yesterday with an update. -0.9 for November. Not my best month to date (and I’ve shared many of the obstacles that popped up during the month), but I boldly see three months that it crushed!!! .
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Onward to December... that tricky holiday month. My goal for the month (as I just posted in my stories) is not to have to type a plus sign. Taking it one day at a time... and planning for the best! .
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So... I food prep salads every week. This one has been sticking lately from an ingredient perspective: hearts of palm, roasted red pepper, steamed green beans, and cukes. I just love being able to pull these out and have my salad in seconds. My version of #fastfood 😂 What unique things do you add to your salads?? #foodprepsunday #salad #healthychoices

I didn’t have an advent calendar UNTIL NOW! Several of you have posted lists like these (thanks @sarahharrisbarry and @amanda_evanston) and I’m planning to do it this month (maybe combining a few!) Easy, effortless, and KIND. ❤️✨ #happyholidays #RAOK #randomactofkindness

Is Friday Pizza Night in your house? It was in MINE, especially with this new recipe for @jennycraigofficial Rainbow Flatbread Pizza! I’ve paired the Jenny Craig Chicken Ranch Melt with the most colorful veggies, and toasted it (pizza-style) to perfection! All the details on the blog today {link in bio - @nothankstocake} including airfryer and oven preparation tips! #eattherainbow #eattherainbow🌈 .
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This @msrachelhollis movie got me ALL FIRED UP when I saw it back in the fall. ✨MANY of you asked how you could see it... here’s your chance! Details below! #Repost @letsrise.co with @get_repost
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