Goodbye 2016! Hello New Year!

Goodbye 2016! Hello New Year! Hello everyone! It's been a quiet week here on buttons & blossoms, totally unintentional but very much needed. Usually on a week like this, when I get a break from my full-time job, I spend a lot of time blogging. This year I decided to do things differently. I'm taking myself offline, popping open a notebook, and journaling my way into a brand new year. Let's face it: it's about time to leave 2016 behind. Many good things happened this year like my one year wedding anniversary, a trip to California, and buying our first home. It was also a very draining year personally and professionally. Getting offline was just what I needed to focus and recharge in anticipation of a fresh calendar year. The time offline is helping me dream up some big plans and I'm getting excited to make them happen.

Even though this week is all about refreshing and looking forward, it just couldn't pass without a classic "links to love" post. Today I've rounded up a few posts to say goodbye 2016, happy new year, and hello 2017. Enjoy!

The best part of 2016 Philly: murals, murals everywhere!

Best in beauty 2016, according to Glitter Guide

Send the year out in a blaze of color with these colorful NYE outfits from Studio DIY

You know there will be a ton of selfies and group photos at midnight so here's a guide to instantly look better in photos

Hosting a NYE party? You must serve these adorable sparkle champagne cocktails