December is the busiest month of the year and it flies by so fast, like, too fast. For example, as I write this, I'm actually in the middle of the construction of a very technical, very important pie tart for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party tonight. On a side note, Sam and I have been loooving our DIY Advent Calendar that I created, shared, and started on December 1st. As I had anticipated, I already forgot about all the cool shit that I put inside each bag. This morning our note wrote, "Do a random act of kindness in 24 hours" so, on our way back from the diner this morning (we really didn't feel like making breakfast), we picked up a big, beautiful bouquet of holiday roses and surprised his Mom. She was happy and cute as usual.
I said that I was going to put up our Christmas tree last weekend but, we didn't get around to it and I'm not sorry. The beef stew and bread that I worked on all day was totally worth not doing anything else. I'll for sure be sharing those recipes with you by next week at the latest because you need to make them to... keep warm, duh.
Then, last night after a long day at the office, I tricked some teenagers into abandoning a rack of super ugly Christmas sweaters to snag after a few of you sent me some recommendations on where to find them for the party tonight (thanks, ya'll). They are straight up UGLY and I'm convinced that it's going to be totally fun. The plan is to drink festive cocktails with mini Santa hats on top, listen to raunchy Christmas music, and sleep in sleeping bags on our friend's floor, well, because we're adults. Why else?
Are you guys doing anything super fun and festive this weekend? I really hope I get to see some pictures of you all in ugly Christmas sweaters as well so that we can all pretend that we weren't totally sweating and uncomfortable underneath with a rash from the cheap fabric. No? Just me? Either way, today's edition of Weekend Links should make up for it. I've gathered links from around the web that include the coolest Christmas tree I've ever laid eyes on, a decadent dessert recipe that seems to be disguised as hot chocolate, a tutorial on making your wrapped presents a little more chic, a recipe to make your home smell like Christmas in case you're not quite in the spirit yet, and a DIY present for others (or yourself) that will keep the little toes toasty and cute.
This week on AEE // November Styling, DIY Christmas Advent Calendar, Holiday Gift Guide: For the hostess
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XO Anna Elizabeth
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