What’s bringing you joy right now? It’s a question that many in this space are asking. With everything that has gone on in 2020, it can be much harder to find those exquisite, joy filled moments in the everyday, but reflecting on the positives is so important for both your mental and physical health. Yes, the holidays are going to look very different this year, but it doesn’t have to be a negative. Many of you have probably already decorated your homes for Christmas (we’re still in the process here) but I’ve found that I’m looking onward to the holidays this year even more.
Each year I take most of December off from my day job (I’m not currently blogging full-time) and I look forward to getting a little RNR, doing some reorganizing (quite a lot of that to do) and picking up food from some of our favorite restaurants and continuing to post here on The Avid Pen throughout the month. I’m also looking forward to celebrating the cutest little munchkin’s 1st birthday again with her great-grandparents.
What are you looking forward to the most going into this holiday season?
Somebody turned one on Thanksgiving Day… and found out she likes frosting every bit as much as she loves her veggies! Plus aren’t her bear ears and bib the cutest? The bib was monogramed courtesy of her Gigi.
What’s for breakfast? How about whipping up a batch of these Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls by Half Baked Harvest before you start decorating your Christmas tree? Also I’m definitely going to try and make these Whipped Ricotta Prosciutto Crackers (because I ADORE Prosciutto!)
HiP Paris shares French Holiday Gifts you can order online!
Fraiche Living shares about How to Make Gingerbread Ornaments.
Read all about The Leopard Skirt That Ends All Other Leopard Skirts over on Kendi Everyday.
Make a Double Crust Apple Pie with Call Me Cupcake.
Camille Styles shares 3 Tips to Managing Stress.
Try out these Fig + Orange Sable Cookies from The Vanilla Bean Blog.
Broma Bakery shared a re-gram of these Blueberry Buckles and they are definitely on my must bake list during my time off in December… and perhaps I’ll try making them with pears?
Looking for a good online sale for a little retail therapy? Check out the current sales below.
Receive 40% off plus free shipping. Valid through 11/28.
Take 40% off sitewide, plus 50% off all sweatshirts. Valid 11/29-11/30.
Cozy Sweater alert! For an oversized look check out this Dreamspun Crew Neck Sweater and this Cable Knit V-Neck Sweater, it also goes without saying that picking up another pair of my favorite AE Jeans is always a must.
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I’m loving the Evangeline Blouse in Dalmatian Dot, my favorite Penny Jersey Dress, and this Nell Pleated Dress is perfect for styling with your favorite pair of knee boots!
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This Calvin Klein Asymmetical Belted Wrap Coat is just under $100 and very on trend, this Pure Cashmere Long-Sleeve Shirttail Sweater is just under $60, and this Double-Breasted Peatcoat by Anne Klein is just under $80.
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This Lace Mock Neck Shift Dress would be perfect for holiday parties (even if you’re not going out, why not dress up?! I’m also loving this Velvet Double Breasted Blazer Dress.
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I’m loving this Ribbed Balloon Sleeve Cotton Blend Sweater (that’s available in a variety of colors), these Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots, this Plush Robe, and these Knit Pajamas.
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I love the button details on the cuffs of this Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, this Cableknit Sweater Dress in Heather is perfect to style with your favorite pair of knee boots.