festive roundup

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Can you believe that December 25th is exactly a fortnight away? I don't tend to get very Christmassy all up in this blog (or life in general), but I have to admit the trees and lights and sweet treats everywhere make me a little excited for the silly season. Anyway, with the festivities looming I thought I'd share a few seasonal links with you all!

  • I know I'm ten years late on the bandwagon, but I recently watched Elf for the first time when it was on TV. I'm a big baby and obviously enjoyed every bit of it, but my favourite part has to be this rendition of Baby It's Cold Outside. This version by Jayme Dee is spot-on too, and I still find myself coming back to it in the middle of the year!
  • Etsy's newsletters are probably the only ones I don't mind receiving, and I've come across so many cute items through them recently! I especially love the idea behind this unconventional tree from Cardboard Christmas.
  • After many failed attempts I swore never to bake macarons again, but these peppermint ones look too tasty not to try! I think it'd be an awesome way of using those pesky candy canes that always seem to be left once Christmas ends.
  • These DIY gold mugs are simple but pack a punch, and I seriously want to customise them for myself now! I think they'd make perfect gifts for any tea or coffee lover in your life.
  • The likelihood of a white Christmas in Australia is akin to that of ever seeing a unicorn, so these Anthropologie-inspired snow globes are probably the closest I'll ever get to one! I'd even swap out the ornaments just so I could use them all year round.
  • I'm probably jumping the gun here, but I can't stop marvelling at this 2014 calendar from Rifle Paper Co. The illustrations are gorgeous, and I'd get it in a heartbeat if I didn't need a calendar that I can actually write on!
If you have any other interesting tidbits to share, feel free to do so! Meanwhile I don't know what's going on with the twinkly picture that animated itself, but I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your week.

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  1. I love what you did with the gif. image c: Really cute
    tree! And I never tried baking macrons cuz they are
    so intimidating :c Maybe I'll give a go since I finally
    bought a decent piping bag haha.. Xx

  2. That gif or video at the top is amazing. I was literally staring at it for 8 seconds straight :P. I really do wish Australia had a white Christmas but I guess that's what makes us different haha. Plus, I couldn't imagine my fourth month break not being sunny :'(. The 2014 calendar from Rifle Paper Co is so pretty.

  3. I remember being little and counting down Chrissy and it has flipped a bit, and shockingly I am not anticipating it as much as I used to. Oooh glitter gif.

  4. I can't believe Christmas Day is so close, this season seems to be flying by! I'm excited to watch Elf, I have to watch it every year!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  5. I'm not big on Christmas either, but I love the animated glitter in your photo! <3 xoxo

  6. Loving the Holiday photos! I LOVE Elf, I admit I may have watched it…50 times…times 100. My father watched it for the first time a few days ago, he loved it sooo much!

    Never say no to macarons, it is the most delicious treat :)