Whew, we are flying through December!! We have so many fun things coming up and I’m trying to savor every day without wishing time away. (Although I’m starting to get anxious-excited about meeting the new baby! February will be here before we know it!)
Here’s what’s been on my radar this week:
ONE // “How to Feel Alive Again”
This is an older article, but I stumbled on it recently (I think from a Facebook group I’m in) and I loved the sentiment. If you’re struggling right now with the darkness/cold, especially, I think this article about how to “feel alive again” will resonate with you. I know I have felt not quite myself lately and like I’m just running through the motions every day (rinse and repeat)…
TWO // Our Christmas Cards
I was this close to skipping Christmas cards this year. I felt like I had a lot on my plate and I kept meaning to try to get a family photo and the plans were falling through left and right. It also feels like fewer and fewer people are doing them lately…. so I almost skipped. And then I was inspired to just look at the cards and see if any stood out to me and would work with a photo I love from summer. I ended up doing this card– I was actually excited about it! (Ask me again how I feel when I’m sealing and stamping the envelopes 😜
THREE // Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
One, this video is super entertaining and two, these cookies look incredible. If you’re doing a cookie exchange this year, I might put these at the top of the list! The marshmallow part is what intrigues me the most. YUM.
FOUR // Sephora Sale
There’s a big Sephora sale happening right now– a lot of things are 20% off and Sephora Collection is 30% off. I missed a couple of Cyber Week sales for beauty because I was so hyperfocused on buying gifts for everyone on my list. So I made sure to stock up on some of my favorite products and used it as an opportunity to try a couple of new-to-me products as well. Sharing some of my faves here.
FIVE // Painted Taper Candles
There are so many little crafts and activities I want to do and painting taper candles is really at the top of my list. I’m loving the taper candle trend and I think it would be fun to try my hand at painting and customizing them. This TikTok had some great tips and techniques.