happy weekend! is everyone getting all of their shopping ‘wrapped up’ this weekend? little secret. i actually don’t “do” christmas gifts. not even for family. a few years ago, i decided to forgo the stress of running around, trying to please, just to have the person i was gifting doing the same… and replace the stress with spending time together instead. every year, i fly out to my hometown to spend a few weeks with my fam, and the plane ticket (and thus quality time) is the real gift of christmas. doesn’t that make christmas morning boring? not really, since my mom will always treat us to a few things (aw, mom), so we have something to open; we really focus on the ritual of the morning, making a beautiful brunch, taking photos, and just being. to me, christmas isn’t about material things, especially the older i get. that being said, i’m sure when kids come into the picture, that whole way of thinking will change, and i’ll fill up the tree just to see their delighted faces. how about you? what’s your outlook on the whole presents thing?
a few highlights/links from the week:
+ how to make your own diamond ornament (like the one in the image!)
+ the glitter guide editors shared how they get into the holiday spirit
+ to me, kind eyes mean a good soul, and nelson mandela had both. 11 inspiring moments from the life of a legend
+ my friend and fellow vancouver girl’s blogging 101 series was really awesome! if you’re thinking about getting into blogging, you’ll want to read her tips first!
+ had lunch with kelly deck – she is such an inspiring woman who is killing it in the décor and design game
+ hosted a girls gathering to celebrate the season and made these, which are perfect for your holiday soirée
+ booked my first in a series of ‘laser genesis’ appointments at eternal skin care on robson… i’m excited to get you all in the loop about laser treatments. do they really work? which ones are best? i’m going to do a full before and after, so follow my journey starting in january!
+ gave you 6 ways to solve your winter skin woes on glitter guide (i’m noticing my skin has completely changed thanks to the season, anyone else?) p.s: our ‘girl about town, vancouver’ will be posted on glitter guide next week, so excited to share it with you!
+ remember mandy moore? here are all of her beauty faves (and a youtube clip of ‘candy’ – remember those days?!)
have a lovely, festive weekend!