As always, this month is going by way too fast! It feels even faster this year with multiple back-and-forth trips to New York for different work events. It’s been so busy, but I feel so very happy and excited. This season really brings out the best in me. As cheesy as this is, I love it so much! And I love that my mom and Asher also share my excitement for this time of year!
Even though it’s busy, we’re still embracing everything Christmas. Watching all the holiday movies (I haven’t watched any that I’ve loved, however – any recommendations?), baking all the cookies, attempting to Christmas shop and find special gifts for everyone on my list, and sharing fun holiday recipes. I love when there is so much happening! But we need more Christmas over the next two weeks for sure!
I’m in New York today for our holiday cocktail party at Williams-Sonoma tonight. It will be such a fun event! I flew in just for tonight, and then I’ll be back in New York for a few nights later this week. It’s a crazy schedule, but honestly, it’s exciting! After my next trip, I’ll be home for good and with my family through New Year’s. So I’m really looking forward to all things Christmas with my fam!
Speaking of my family, they’ve been busy traveling a bit too. This weekend, they’re spending time in Edmonton, Alberta, CA. They’re there to watch my younger brother Red compete in Style Experience, a Big Air snowboarding competition. They’re staying at the JW Marriott there and loving it. They return home today and will be staying put in Colorado through New Year’s!
My brothers and cousins will slowly begin arriving for the holidays over the next two weeks. My younger brother, Red, arrives today with his girlfriend, Hailey. Malachi (Kai), my brother closest in age to me, arrives tomorrow. Both will be here through New Year’s (there is another Big Air at Copper next weekend). It’s going to be so nice having them around!
Let’s see, what else? Last week, we kicked off our December holiday giveaways with the first stand mixer giveaway; I had fun shooting this. I love creating a festive scene. We have another giveaway going up tonight, so watch for it; it’s a good one!
I shared our 2023 Christmas Cookie Box on Friday! This one was my favorite boxes to put together. I wish I had more time to play around with it, but I still love how it turned out! What’s your favorite Christmas cookie this year?
I think that’s it for this week! I have some fun links, a holiday dinner party playlist, and so many gift ideas below! Hope you enjoy them! Have a festive December Sunday!
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…holiday nails. These are so fun and festive!
burning…the Gingerbread Smash! OF COURSE. We’re offering free shipping this weekend as well as 30% off now through December 14th using code SMASH30. Stock up on candles for your holiday gifts to all!
everything in my cart (low)…these cotton wideleg sweatpants I ordered from Mango. Perfect for a cozy holiday travel look.
holiday shopping…everything White + Warren. I ordered a wonderful box of cashmere pieces for my mom and me. Everyone, these are some of the coziest cashmere knits. I especially love their beanies. They’re my all-time favorite luxury splurge. And all of their cashmere sweaters and pants are perfect. Oh, and their cozy blankets. I didn’t get these, but I need to…nothing cozier. You can use the code, HBH20 for 20%of your holiday orders.
ordering…the Dagne Dover Landon Large Carryall Bag. So perfect for traveling and on sale this week for 25% off via Shopbop!
dreaming of going…Luci d’Artista (Salerno, Italy).. I’m going to walk 5th Avenue tonight! Excited!! And then, I would love to visit.
reading…. Excited to read this on the plane.
shopping…festive holiday gift wrap and ribbon. My obsession this time of year.
loving…Christmas pajamas. I’m such a sucker for a cozy pair of cheesy PJs. Just found all of these festive pairs and think they’re so cute. I love J Crew’s PJs too. I might order this EberJey set for my mom, Asher, and me!
shopping…winter essentials. It’s officially COLD outside.
everything in my cart (beauty)…the Sephora sale through December 10th.
Here are the best beauty gift sets for gifting!
reading…. SO many holiday books! So fun!
drinking…this week’s Naughty Nice Margarita (with mocktail). So fun for holiday parties.
loving…these gingerbread house ideas. Oh my goodness, so cute. Some are a bit too fancy for my style, but I think #18 and #20 are my favorites. I actually shared this post last year, but I’m still finding inspiration here!
shopping…Target for the best gifts and gift wrap! See below for more ideas. This pottery wheel would be fun for both young kids and crafty adults! And then, I want to order this knitted throw in grey. Wow, so cozy. Oh, and I love this planner for 2024 organization!
2. Popular Easy Holiday Appetizers.
(such an oldie, but we make this every year)
3. Holiday Kitchen essentials.
4. Homemade Holidays.
Some of you may recall when I used to do “homemade holidays” in December. I shared these more crafty posts each Sunday in December before I started writing the Nine Favorite Things posts. I really loved creating these posts, and I want to bring some of that content back to life! Sharing some of my favorite Homemade Holiday ideas below.
Fun fact, my Christmas Potpourri post is one of my top most viewed posts of all time. So crazy! I shared this post so long ago (2014), and it’s still one of my favorites to this day!
(I LOVE wrapping a beautiful gift)
(one of my favorite Christmas crafts to date)
(I make these every year and gift them; they’re the cutest)
(I’m going to share an updated kit soon!)
(a gift for the friend who loves to mix a cocktail)
(a great hostess gift)
(these are so fun! I need to make them with Asher and Oslo)
5. Spreading Christmas Cheer + Christmas Movies.
Send this to anyone who could use some holiday cheer today! It is sure to brighten their day!
*Our HBH team Christmas movie List*
-The Santa Clause Series
-The Polar Express
-Eloise at Christmastime
-A Christmas Carol
-Miracle on 34th Street
-It’s a Wonderful Life
-Christmas with the Kranks
-While You Were Sleeping
-Jingle All the Way
-The Family Stone
-The Princess Switch
-A Christmas Prince
6. A holiday playlist for your dinner parties.
Your holiday parties are not complete without the perfect holiday playlist. Here is my favorite playlist for a fun and festive night!
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
…adding a few of these to my schedule!
…a beautiful home.
…has anyone tested this out?
…what is your least favortie?
…here’s how they ranked.
…without feeling guilty.
…some cute ideas.
…I am so into a good holiday book.
8. Holiday styles – Tis’ the season!
holiday party looks
cozy holiday travel looks
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.
Saturday: Naughty Nice Margarita (with mocktail)