{Festive cookies from Eleni's}

This time of year always seems to fly by and despite my best efforts to try and savor the holiday season, lately I've just felt exhausted. I'm trying to turn things around, putting on festive music while I get ready in the morning, curling up by the tree in the evenings and avoiding the mall entirely in lieu of doing all of my shopping online. And this weekend is our friends' annual gingerbread house party, which will be the ideal thing to get me in the right mindset to embrace the rest of the season. Have a wonderful weekend!

{Rainy day remnants on backyard oil cloth tablecloth}

{Epic burger at République}

{Loving the look of a classic red manicure for the holidays}

{New favorite basket for storing baby blankets and books from Amber}