madewellWell friends, the time has arrived. The final few days before Christmas are here and we’re determined to stuff them full of good cheer! After a jampacked 2013, we’re going to be taking a bit of break for the holidays. A well-deserved one, if we do say so ourselves! It’s time to go enjoy the best parts of the season – cookie baking, holiday cocktail makingwrapping up all the gifts and marveling at all the fabulous Christmas lights aroudn town {San Francisco does a pretty stellar job of dressing itself up!}.What are your favorite holiday traditions?

If you do get a little downtime over the next week, don’t worry, we won’t be leaving you high and dry. We’ve been looking back at the last year and picking out our favorite moments to share with you. Some you may remember, but others are diamonds in the rough that you might have missed! Regardless, it’ll be a fun recap of this crazy year.

In the meantime, I’m rushing off to finish my Christmas shopping. Yes, I always wait until the last second. If you’re a tad more prepared than me, here are some fab ways to fill your extra time:

~ Every year I resolve to read more books. This gift guide actually might get me to do it this time around.

~ And this guide has me missing my hometown!

~ Here’s a great defense of selfies. I’m going to be sure the husband reads this piece too.

~ This is what grand Christmas dreams are made of.

~ Speaking of which, I’m still trying to finalize my Christmas Day menu. Do you think I should try my hand at this dish for the big dinner?

~ And since I recently discovered I have a gluten sensitivity these cookies have shot to the top of my Christmas cookie list.

~ If I wasn’t going gluten free I’d bake these babies in a heart beat.

~ This post just puts on the biggest freakin’ smile on my face!

~ And this apartment makes me happy {more to come on why soon}

~ Have you checked out the new mag Scout yet? It’s uber pretty.

~ #xmasjammies. ‘Nuff said.

~ I certainly won’t be making a video about them, but these are the ones I’ll be rockin’ come Christmas morning!

~ Love this round up of New Year’s Eve outfit ideas – including one inspired by my Christmas decor. I’m a big fan on staying in for the most over-hyped night of the year!

~ There are still five days left in the 24 Merry Days Giveaways {including our giveaway on Christmas Eve no less!} Have you been entering these?? These are major scores friends so be sure to check ’em out!

~ Don’t forget to enter this giveaway for the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

And if you’re like me and are frantically trying to find those final gifts too, be sure to give these a glance!

~ Our Last-Second Gift Guide

~ Addordable Yet Cool Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

~ Or shop everything I’d happily give {or get!!} this season right here.

I do hope your next few days are very merry and bright indeed!

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    1. It’s hilarious and ridiculous! I’ve watched it multiple times now!