On this final Saturday morning before Christmas, I’m sure that many of you are lazily getting out of bed as you transition out of the workweek and into a vacation state of mind…while many others are gearing up for a whirlwind weekend of final shopping, wrapping gifts, baking and hosting those final holiday fêtes of the year. Even if you’re in the latter group (we’re in it together!), I hope that you take time to slow down, both mentally and physically, and savor the small moments that will inevitably rush by way too fast this week. Make time to chat with a friend over a cup of tea, bundle up and go for a neighborhood walk to look at the holiday decorations and go to that yoga class that always makes you feel your best. Most of all, make time to be thankful for the people in your life, for your home, for your health, since a spirit of gratefulness always underlies truly joyful moments. Hope your holiday weekend is full of them, and keep reading for my favorite links from around the web this week!

Don’t paper products make a huge difference when it comes to party décor? All the darling images from this post are from a little holiday fête that Minted shared just with us this season. The cute signs and tags are from their Silver & Gold line, and be sure to hop on over to check out all their other collections that will fit just about any theme you could dream up!

Count on a fellow Texas gal to “winterize” a margarita! 

Love these sweet holiday videos featuring Jordan and her adorable family.

Athena’s holiday table makes me swoon (that pomegranate-topped brie!)

A 17th century farmhouse that makes me want to pack my bags and move to Switzerland.

Doesn’t this look like the perfect, clean-slate space for all kinds of creative endeavors?

Since Caitlin has some of the best taste of anyone I know, I obviously want to steal all her gift ideas.

Inspired by this profile on the legendary Jean Georges Vongerichten.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

Susan of Fleurishing let us crash her oh-so-French réveillon dinner party.

What to buy the creative gals in your life.

You guys were as blown away as we were by Timothy Corrigan and his holiday-bedecked French chateau.

*photo source: Minted

3 comments
  1. 1
    Jessica Rose | December 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Such great ideas….although I’m not particular creative in this way!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

    Reply
  2. 2
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} | December 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Love this! Minted always has great inspirations for every holiday!

    Reply
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *