Helloooo! Happy Friday! How’s the week going and what are you up to this weekend? December is acting like it has somewhere to be, and even though I tried to get ahead on things, I still feel behind. I keep trying to remind myself that you don’t have to do ALL of the things for the holiday season to be memorable and fun, but I tend to put that pressure on myself, ya know? I’d love to hear what you have going on! P has a birthday party and we have an event on Sunday. It will be nice to sleep in and catch a yoga class!
Friendly reminder that you have one week left to enter this year’s favorite things giveaway!
Pic of our tree:
It’s tiny compared to last year’s 15 foot giant, but Frida has prime real estate in there now. I can’t move her! So we put our Christmas tree in the den (where we have shorter ceilings) and I have to say, I’m a fan. It’s so cozy and I feel like we get to see it and enjoy it more than we could in the formal living room.
It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.
We enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner with friends last weekend. Their house was decorated like a winter wonderland, and we enjoyed the best Mediterranean food and appetizers, wine, and the kids played before having their own Secret Santa exchange. We even had a surprise visit from Santa – it was amazing.
(He had his beard up high to help conceal his identity lol)
Read, watch, listen:
These five things can shrink your brain.
The “red beret” girl in the new Matilda movie. (Her real name is Meesha Garbett!) I can’t wait to watch this on Netflix with the crew next weekend.
I didn’t love the book, but am looking forward to the series.
Check out this week’s podcast episode here!
Fitness, health, and good eats:
Exciting cable machine exercises.
How to know if you’re metabolically flexible.
Vegetarian shepherd’s pie.
10 best cookbooks of fall 2022.
Why it might be beneficial to work out later in the day.
Fashion + beauty:
Christmas nails! I tend to rotate between the same colors all year, but when Christmas rolls around, I go for something a little more exciting. 😉
If you’re holiday shopping, here are all of this year’s gift guides so far! I’ll have one live next week with stocking stuffers.
For the Men
Under $50 faves and hostess gifts
For the Kiddos
I was looking for some grey or faded black jeans and ended up ordering these ones. Love the fit and color! (true to size)
(Bodysuit is here)
Happy Friday, friends!xo