Hats, scarves,gloves! Tights, boots, real coats. I wore it all this week. I think even if you hate the cold, there is plenty to look forward to once the nip gets in the air.
I actually went to the mall the other day, mostly to see the Christmas decorations, under the guise of searching for black riding boots. People might seem more bustling during the holidays but I think it’s a time to slow down. When the weather turns cold, it’s a sign we should cozy up under blankets, wear thick sweaters, don your long-johns! It’s my favorite thing in the morning to blast my car heater on the way to work.
I think it’s in my DNA as a winter baby to love it but this is when I feel the most hopeful, like magic can happen. Christmas miracles and all that.
There’s so much to look forward to! The best gifts are out starting now-December 24th. I get sooo excited seeing it all out in stores. (Online shopping is not fun to me!) Shopping this time of year has a philanthropic feel to me. I’m getting presents and decorations to share with everyone I love! Like this insanely cute Corgi sweater leggings.
And I’m convinced I need to buy the two bags of Starbucks coffee just to get this tiny tote bag for myself for free! I’m obsessed with that quote. It’s me. I saw the bags while getting my first Cranberry Bliss Bar. I NEED to find a healthy homemade recipe this season. They’re so good but not really worth the sugar too often for me. Once in a while is just perfect!
This weekend was our big push for the Best Kept Secrets Tour. I’ll expand on that later. It’s so fun!
Christmas candy abound at Reppert’s. I had so many free samples at 10am Saturday that I will legit admit my breakfast was pure chocolate.
The best way to describe me and free samples is this:
My mom picked up raspberry jellies, vanilla caramels, and peanut butter chocolates for Thanksgiving and we’re both anxious to eat them! If anyone wants holiday candy, check it out! They even had Nittany Lion and cornucopia shaped chocolates. Surprisingly, I walked away with just a bag of root beer barrels! They’re delicious and remind me of picking hard candy out of a basket at my grandparents’.I’m an old cat lady, except even sadder because I don’t have a cat at the moment. Hah! I loved this sign so much. I’ll just skip the nap bit.
This is a selfish bonus screenshot for you! Ina Garten posting about Taylor. <3 Made my day being reminded how much these two love each other.
I’m making these! No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies. How have I missed this recipe previous years?? They’re like 5 minutes.f
You guys can have your pumpkin stuff! “Peppermint Everything” is my motto this time of year. Anyone have favorite seasonal things they love seeing?