What do you mean, there are five days left until Christmas? It feels like we just celebrated Thanksgiving, like there should still be leftovers in the fridge. That could also be because I still haven't shared a few photos I took during my family's celebration in Connecticut. I didn't shoot very much, preferring to just relax and enjoy our small company. (Last year's photos here and here, and learn how to make those silk pumpkins and gratitude cards!)
Can you see it too? The end is in sight. I finished shopping for four Secret Santas last night (including this one) and am so close to being done with handmade gifts, I can almost taste it. This weekend will be all about completing one final project, and then maybe drinking some egg nog if I have any spare time. Are you scrambling to finish getting ready for the holidays or have you been relaxing for weeks?
Links I've been loving lately...
This Tumblr blog catalogs people of color in European art history
11 body image heroes of 2013
The dark history behind Lisa Frank
A new Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book is coming out in 2015! I'm excited, but wary since it will be written by a different author (of course).
Rent a designer dress for New Year's Eve for as cheap as $20.14
I love this idea for staying in touch in a meaningful way with long-distance friends
Check out this intimate elopement at the Kill Bill church!
The most popular toys of the last 50 years (in an infographic)
This recipe for gluten-free soft molasses cookies is definitely on my holiday baking list
It's true: You can smell oncoming rain
Jennifer Lawrence is my favorite
I love this brutally honest NYC tourism ad
Don't forget to check out...
My washi tape twist tie DIY was featured on Oh the Lovely Things -- merci, Clemence!
Urban Outfitters pinned my photo transfer Christmas ornament tutorial