I’m happy to say I have a LOT of my Christmas shopping done!  I can’t remember being this organized before the holidays in many, many years.  It takes a lot of pressure off of the season and it’s allowing me to enjoy myself more.  Why didn’t I do this sooner?  I’m going to try to make it a new yearly habit.

C and I got our Christmas tree this weekend.  Talk about options!  We figured we’d show up, they’d all look the same and we’d just pick one–we were sorely mistaken on that.  There were all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, feel of needles and smells!  We wanted to go somewhere that our money would benefit the community so we  opted for a local first aid and ended up with a beauty.

tree hunting

The final result:

Oh Christmas Tree

Sunday morning I checked out Toast in Asbury.  The California scramble was delish and the carrot cake pancake?  To die for!  That afternoon I picked up that new chia drink for some hydration and whoa, was it good.

 yummness!

Link Love

Some of my favorite links around the web this week:

Here’s a different way to be creative–learn an hour of code.

Why was Nelson Mandela so important?  Here is a basic breakdown of the man who changed history.

10 Things extraordinary people say everyday.

The 5×5 trick to make life better by James Altucher

Trembling with anticipation or just trembling?  Here’s how to stay sane this holiday season.

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