the 12 days of christmas.

on sunday, december 14th, we will be a mere 12 days from christmas. to ensure we fit it all in, I’ve created a countdown with festive tasks for each day. everything from baking cookies, to a friendly gingerbread house competition, and watching your favorite holiday movie. follow along with mine or create your own. but whatever you do, don’t let christmas arrive before you fully enjoy this time of year.

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and do not forget to fill the stockings along the way.

12 days of christmas

mark your calendars.

happy monday.

holiday trance.

christmas is a mere six days away.

and I’ve officially entered into a holiday trance.

the symptoms:

  1. you can’t think of anything else besides the gifts you still need to buy.
  2. you spend the majority of your time on pinterest looking for appetizer recipes for the parties you’re attending.
  3. you only want to consume ‘winter foods,’ like chili even though it was 48°/practically a heatwave yesterday.
  4. eggnog replaces milk and water.
  5. peppermint schnapps & baileys become the most important bottles of booze in your house.
  6. you refuse to buy beer that doesn’t sport a holiday-themed label.
  7. when you get home you change immediately into your flannel pajamas & matching socks. tis the season
  8. you alternate between the hallmark channel & ABC family [because they play the BEST holiday movies] and you forget other channels exist.
  9. every time you look at snow, you break out into song .. “oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”.
  10. you completely abandon your daily routine, and swap black coffee with a venti gingerbread mocha. tis the season.
  11.  the first thing you do in the morning is plug in your christmas tree. heck the sun is hidden by 100 ‘we might snow’ clouds, so it’s practically dark out. 
  12. you want to stay in your pajamas and sleep all day, because you’ve worked really hard this semester & pulled 3 all-nighters, you deserve it. oh wait, that was just a 4-year teaser of the time you wish you had off during the holidays.
  13. you feel full of love, gratitude, and candy canes.
  14. and a strong desire to just celebrate.

now that all of you know where my heads at. and you can probably relate.

just give in. 

crank up the christmas tunes. turn on your twinkly lights. and make yourself a drink, or two.

spiked eggnog // LLinaBC.com

spiked eggnog // use spiced rum or cafe patron.

irish candy cane // LLinaBC.com

irish candy cane // just baileys, peppermint schnapps, & a dash of cinnamon.

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happy thursday all.

tomorrow is friday!

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first snowfall.

I must interrupt our regularly scheduled programming.

we had our first snowfall.

usually I’m the opposite of excited, but I got to enjoy it from the safety + warmth of the indoors. so it was rather beautiful. and I decided to create a celebration around it.

first_snowfall.jpeg // LLinaBC.com

first_snowfall.jpeg // LLinaBC.com

first_snowfall.jpeg // LLinaBC.com

[J] is 110% against anything christmas-related before thanksgiving, but I convinced him to put up our outdoor icicle lights on sunday evening. saying it’d be miserable to put them up when there is snow on the ground. what the heck happens the very next day? snow!

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baileys irish cream + peppermint schnapps // pumpkin macaroons.

first_snowfall.jpeg // LLinaBC.com

first_snowfall.jpeg // LLinaBC.com

best enjoyed in front of a warm fire.

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the holidays are coming.

time to bust out the flannel pajamas + baileys.

happy tuesday.

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