Friday Free-For-All – 12/08/17

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I swear to god if I see one more “Holiday Gift Guide” blog post, I’m gonna scream. I know it’s the time of year and the thing to do, but holy hell, I feel like my Bloglovin’ feed has been nothing but gift guides for weeks now, and it’s only the first week of December! “Gift Guide for Runners,” “Gift Guide for Yogis,” gift guides for men, women, children. Gifts under $50, under $25. On and on ad nauseum! I’m over it! I love you all, but PLEASE, let’s be done with the gift guides, mmkay?

Our company holiday party is tonight. This is always a good time. Our managing partners know how to throw down. There’s tons of beer, wine, liquor and catered food. I’m pretty excited to eat and drink my face off tonight. Except not really, with the drinking, because I have to drive. Boo. Once again, Ben has broom ball playoffs, so I’m on my own.

I decorated the office for the holidays this week and it’s my favorite.Β Since we don’t have a house of our own, I get my decorating jollies out at the office. It always gets me in the Christmas spirit, and I just love having the white lights out πŸ™‚

Speaking of the holidays, holiday office treats are out in full force. Whether they’re gifts from vendors or clients, leftovers from someone’s party, or baked especially for the office, it feels like cookies, brownies, and candy are EVERYWHERE. Not that I’m complaining. So far this week I’ve had a chocolate chunk brownie, a dark chocolate peanut butter cup, and a triple chocolate chip cookie. Thank god I’ve been doing a better job of running and CrossFitting lately! #balance

I have a new hand cream obsession. Weleda Skin Food is amazing, guys. It has a delicious herbal scent, is all natural, andΒ actually moisturizes my scaly dry hands. Get some!

Do you have a holiday party this weekend?


4 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 12/08/17

  1. veryrach says:

    lol I feel the same way about the gift guides! I think they’re fun, but after you see like 10 of them it’s all nonsense at that point. PLUS, never have I EVER bought something off one of those lists!! hahahaha oh I need some good Christmas desserts in my life! I’ll have had is a shortbread cookie with raspberry filling. whomp.

  2. txa1265 says:

    The fact that I share your thoughts on ‘Gift Guides’ is actually one of the reasons I drifted away from blogging and follow about 95% fewer blogs than a few years ago … and totally skip on posts like that.

    Also I can’t stand that annual ‘tips for running in the warm/cold/dark/morning/whatever’ that are a bland and lifeless regurgitation of last year’s post that was also basically cribbed from some higher hit-count blog that itself essentially stole it from a magazine …

    whew … did I rant there? πŸ˜€

    I would be really happy if these blogs took the time to find ONE NEW THING to highlight in each of these categories each year and provide us with something of value.

    We have started with holiday lunches / parties as well – our company is pretty big so I end up with lunches for my ‘home’ department, division and the project group. Sadly yesterday I had too much other stuff going on so I couldn’t dress up in my ugly sweater, etc!

    • Rae says:

      Ah yes, the annual hot/cold/light/dark thing. Endless regurgitation of information available LITERALLY EVERYWHERE.

      I’m wearing my super comfy, warm, buffalo plaid cardigan today as my “holiday” wear, and I feel very Vermont-y and happy πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

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