Christmas is my favorite time of year. By a mile. I'm one of those people who force themselves not to listen to Christmas music year-round, who spend days sourcing out the best gift wrapping, and hours meticulously wrapping gifts while Michael Bublé or She & Him is blasting in the background.
I bake (only at Christmas), I decorate the tree. Every year, I patiently wait for my best friend's fresh homemade egg nog and my mom's famous Christmas scotch cakes. I actually enjoy shopping in the mayhem, walking around in my wet boots and too-warm jacket and swaying around the sea of people in department stores as long as I get to see the store's decorations and hear the Christmas jingles, feel the finest cashmeres...
I enjoy knowing that after the 25th, I get to walk around in my silk pajamas for 5 days straight, eating leftovers, watching the snow fall, reading books, watching The Holiday for the thousandth's time and snowboarding to my heart's desire. And if I feel like it, I brave the boxing day sales.
To me, Christmas is the time of the year where real life is put on pause and magic happens. You could say I'm a Christmas addict, I probably am. Why all this early Christmas talk you ask? Because I'm starting a little blogger series on Monday and I'm super excited. Stay tuned!
Before you check out this week's fantastic links, you should enter my giveaway to win a gorgeous cowhide pillow from Ivy & Vine! The giveaway ends on Sunday 11.11 at 12am EST.
And here are the week's links:
I got introduced to Throw & Co. thanks to Kelly. Major crush.
I discovered two new sources for pretty little underthings thanks to Grace!
I decided I really need a emerald green sequin dress for Christmas after seing Sara's post.
Bryn shared her gorgeous holiday mantel! I wish my house was already decorated too.
Sarah helped us too sooners with a few transitional trimmings!