Holly-day Faves.

I know tomorrow is Christmas Eve, making today Christmas Eve-Eve, so this list of my “Holiday Favorites” is a liiiiiitle late.

But hey, Christmas came early this year, right?

Anyway, here’s a few things I love about the holiday season:

1. Holiday scents.

Of course I love buying holiday candles that make my home smell like pine and sugar cookies, but my favorite scent (which technically you could use all year) is Yankee Candle’s Mountain Lodge. It smells like a hot guy. No, seriously.


Okay, so Yankee describes it differently (“A luxurious retreat in front of a cozy hearth, warm with the aroma of cedar wood and sage.”), but I love melting this wax in my wax warmer when the nights get chilly.

2. Sequins.

Personally, I think sequins are necessary all year long. However, I know the rest of the world is willing to put up with them around the holidays. I mean, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve gatherings, or hell, grocery shopping—slap on the sequins!

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I love this gold strapless dress if you’re looking to show off some leg. Or how about some sparkly pants? Check out these leggings.


3. Peppermint. 

Peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint cookies—you name it, I love it! Check out some of my peppermint loves:

4. Nails. 

I’ve been really into painting my nails, and adding glitter and nail art whenever I can and the holiday season always brings out some awesome nail trends. I love this year’s Essie cube that features 4 colors from their winter collection.

5. Pajamas. 

Every Christmas, I splurge on some nice pajamas for myself. Otherwise I’d just be sleeping in whatever I could find. I’m lucky enough to get an awesome (!) holiday break from the office and I usually (always) spend lots of time (days) in my cozy pajamas. I’ve been eyeing these from Victoria’s Secret:


And these are pretty cute, too.

6. Dexter…and other addictive TV shows.

As I mentioned, I get a pretty SWEET winter break from work, and it has become a tradition that I watch one entire season of Dexter on DVD (I don’t have Showtime or Netflix) each year during the break. This year, I’ll be watching season 7 (no spoilers, please!).

Already seen Dex? What about The Hills, CSI: Las Vegas, Nurse Jackie, or Mary Tyler Moore (I have a wide variety in taste).

7. Yoga.

Sure, the holidays are fun, but they can be stressful, too. I like to take a few hot yoga classes during this time of year to keep me warm, and calm.  


  1. Matthew

    Just finished Season 5 of Dexter. We’ll probably start Season 6 sometime this weekend. I love/hate that there are 8 seasons because that just means that much more of my life is going to dwindle by the glow of the TV.

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