Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter Blues

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Good morning, sweets! How was the first day back to reality for many of you? And for those of you lucky enough to be enjoying a few more days off, good for you! Enjoy!

Mine dose of reality was fine. I actually enjoyed being back at my recently purged office. I spent a few days last week tossing out everything in sight and it's helping the new "lighter" me feel refreshed and revived and ready to take on anything that comes my way.

One thing that I was surprised to hear while I was out and about yesterday was people talking about the winter blues. Seems kinda early in the season for that, doesn't it? I mean the holidays have only just passed. I thought that the 3rd Monday in January is supposed to be the "bluest" day of the year for us in the northern hemisphere....

Luckily I can say that I'm not of that mindset these days. I'm feeling light and bright and happy. And besides, who says that blue has to be a bad thing, right? :)

Hope you're all feeling cheery these days!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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46 comments:

Adele said...

I'm not of that mindset either Dawn! We've not really had a winter as such yet in the UK, the temperatures are so mild for the time of year xoxo
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SabinePsynopsis said...

Having a break really makes a different - lets hope the winter blues passes us by, shall we? xoxo

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

What a gorgeous set of images, very attractive blue! You are right there's no need to see things in a winter blues way, not any day if you ask me...

Collette Osuna said...

I dont have the blues......yet.
Im sure after a few more days of this freezing weather, I will, lol.

Happy Humpday!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

No winter blues for me, unless I am wearing them ;-) I adore blue, so it's never a sad colour for me! It makes me happy actually! And no saddness just now, I know it's rainy here and makes me want to sleep, but I have been just fine..watching movies, clearing stuff away, dressing up..I think if you make yourself feel better by doing nice things, you can occupy your mind away from the weather outside!! Hope you have a great day dollface!! xx

O said...

Blue is a lovely color! I had the Monday blues as the new year started with pouring rain and kinda stormy. Winter can be fun, because of its cozy feeling, but the rain has got to stop over here, haha! Enjoy Wednesday xoxo

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

your light and bright blues are lovely, exactly my kind of blues ;-)

PS. I agree with your 'silly people' comment on my blog. That dress was beautiful on Kruger!

Debby said...

I'd be a little more cheery on a tropical island. :) It's freezing here!! BRRRR. Gorgeous photos today. xo

Marta said...

Beautiful photos! Your blog is cool!


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Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Amen, sista! :) I love blues... ;) Beautiful post! I'm actually excited about the cold front that has hit the east coast... finally it's cold enough to pull out all the layers, coats, mittens and hats! :) Glad your feeling refreshed, energized and happy! Cheers to you!

Karena said...

Dawn I love this time of year. The pace slows a bit, we can ponder and peruse. Gathering our thoughts for adventures to come!

Happy New Years and All the Best in 2012!

I hope you will come to enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

xoxo
Karena
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Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I agree, I've got a while until the winter blues kick in. I'd say usually in May when its supposed to be spring and I'm still freezing my booty off!

Styleabaad said...

First of all I want to wish you a Happy New Year! All the best for 2012, Sweetie!

Since I just came back from a magical trip to Paris I couldn't be further from the winter blues than right now!

xoxo
Elsa at Styleabaad

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Agreed! I'm feeling light and bright in 2012, but it is chilly in Chicago! I wouldn't mind planning a warm weathered vacation. Happy 2012, Dawn! xo

rolala said...

I'm still riding that holiday high so no blues for me. Can you believe how frigid it's gotten in our fair city? Stay warm dear!

classiq said...

I haven't felt the blues either. Which is very very good. The mild winter also helps. :)
Ada

Alleen said...

First really cold day was yesterday, so like you, not feeling the winter blues yet. One good snow storm and a few weeks of gray skies will certainly do the trick I'm sure. Happy New Year! xo

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Happy New Year Dawn! Wishing you much health, love and happiness for 2012! Isabelle XO

Alexa said...

I love blue. It got a bad rap. ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

I totally agree! I mean, who says there are these preset days? But I've never had the blues so maybe that's why. Lovely post- so happy to see you're enjoying your winter.

With love... said...

Good for you!! I am totally for the light and bright aspects of life :)

kristina said...

oh yes, blue is definitely a great thing {in the form of your photos here} and i'm like you dawn in the sense that i'm feeling light, airy and happy going into 2012!! have a great one!!
xx, k

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm so glad you're having a great week back Dawn! I am with you--it feels more like winter brights around here vs winter blues! Sending you lots of happy thoughts this Wednesday morning :)

xo Mary Jo

Girl about town.... said...

Thank god I read this! Since New Years, I've felt a little down (which is very unlike me) and couldn't understand why! Of course its the blues!

I've been having a major clear out too! Did you find stuff you forgot you had while you had yours!? I know I did!

Happy New Year Dawn!

Girl about Town XxX

Mrs. Pancakes said...

These are pretty and definitely the only blues we should have in the winter but I know it happens a lot to some people in the winter!!

Val said...

You need to visit Sunny California... ; ))

B. in the Know said...

Glad the blues haven't set in for you yet! Hope that keeps up! Reality isn't too bad and I am feeling motivated on my goals - so that is helping to fight the blues!
Much love,
B

pretty pink tulips said...

Now that you mention it....I haven't really hit a blue period yet. Probably helps that we don't have the 20+ inches of snow on the ground like we had by last December. Wasn't last winter crazy? Well...I guess there's still time.

Glad you're enjoying your new, de-cluttered space. I am purging this week and I love it!

xoxo Elizabeth

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

No Winter blues for me either Sweets. Still on holiday, and glorious weather here in Spain (even had lunch al-fresco). So I have no reason to be blue :-)

Elle Sees said...

nah, no winter blues here until late Feb/March...but it's bitterly cold here this week. the perfect time for staying warm and comfy.

Katie said...

Glad your first day back was good! I usually get the blues at some point in Jan/Feb but so far I'm hanging in - it is only the 4th!

le said...

I think of blue skies and fresh clean winter days - a delight - happy blue-ness Dawn - best le xox

le said...

ps I am about to purge my office too :) ya the recycle bin

Kavery said...

Feeling blue that the holidays are over :(
Happy New Year Dawn!

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Overlooking Mississippi said...

blue can be done so well!

Happy New year Dawn!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hope you maintain your cheerful spirit my dear! I'm visiting NYC very briefly on my way to upstate NY - I hope it's not too cold there!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

BigAppleNosh said...

Great photos! No winter blues for me yet, though the freezing weather today was trying!

Tanvi said...

I too am NOT feel the blues yet! Like you said, winters have JUST arrived! :) Quite happy to wear the layers for as long as I can!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

glad you're having a good time back at your newly purged office. i am back to work as well and trying to get back in the grind!

love that second photo.

Taylor Morgan said...

Beautiful images! Well done! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Always a good thing to go back to work, after having purged a lot of things from the office.
Enjoy your week

Hugs
Carolyn

Ali Rodriguez said...

Glad you're not feeling the blues yet. They haven't hit me yet, I'm still in full resolution mode! xo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I can definitely see how winter can get to people...but hey, I get the summer blues when it gets too hot to do anything, so I guess it's a trade off! (c: Glad to hear that things are still light and bright in your neck of the woods...nothing like a good purge, right? (c;

honey my heart said...

i'm feeling cheery, too! i think it has to do with the awesome summer weather recently ;)

Andrea Reh said...

Oh Natalia, I truly think she is one of the most beautiful women in the world.

On another note, here in New Zealand we have the summer blues - the wettest summer on record. Now that's depressing.


Andrea x