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Introducing: 2017 Holiday Content

It seems like everyone feels this way, but what is it about November just sneaking up like it did again this year?

Last Wednesday night, we bought last minute tickets to see The Shins the following day (they’re awesome in concert, and The Anthem is incredible), and the morning of the concert, I told my coworker about how I’d seen the venue’s marquee the previous night indicating that the show was on November 2nd (that day), and how we impulsively purchased tickets. She kind of nodded along, not really reacting to the “impulse” part (unconventional behavior for a planner like myself), until the end of the day when I mentioned something about “seeing The Shins tonight” and she looked at me blankly before saying that she thought November 2nd was two or three weeks away. Point being: it really does feel like we’re still in September or October–probably thanks in part to the unconventionally warm days that keep popping up–but with daylight savings behind us and Thanksgiving 2.5 weeks away, hopefully everyone is ready to fully embrace the best time of the year!

So onto holiday content for the blog…I did an Instagram story poll a couple of weeks ago to try and get a sense of what people like and dislike when it comes to blogging and holiday content. Most people voted in favor of both gift guides and holiday recipes, but it wasn’t by a landslide. Based on those results and what seems to be a growing amount of annoyance towards gift guides (naturally every blogger seemingly puts some together), I’m going to try something different than in years past by posting most holiday content on “off” days–something that’ll be possible thanks to my MWF posting schedule versus in years past where I was already posting five days a week. So, you can expect “normal” content three times a week, and then on many Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends, there will be gift guides + holiday-related recipe posts.

Hopefully this approach is a happy medium, so everyone who wants very holiday-ey content can get it and everyone who doesn’t really care can still get something out of visiting the site :) To start, today’s post has a roundup of pieces for the home…if you’re purchasing new pieces that likely won’t be out year-round, it’s nice to be able to have them out as long as possible, especially if you live in a small space and don’t have extra storage space to allow for “holiday” vs. “Christmas” decor.

Throw pillowDiptyque candleMini boxwood wreathPlaid throwGold-rimmed glassesGold tray (also available in silver) – Pumpkin chai candle


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  1. Sarah wrote:

    My friend gave me the pumpkin chai candle last year and it smells great! I kept it in my kitchen cabinet throughout the spring/summer and the smell really carried (my ziploc baggies definitely had a fall scent, haha) but honestly, it wasn’t the worst thing!


    Published 11.6.17
    • Monica wrote:

      Haha that’s amazing! Apparently the candle is truly “seasonless,” then :)

      Published 11.6.17
  2. Erica wrote:

    that’s a great compromise. Double the reading fun!

    Published 11.7.17
  3. katie wrote:

    EEK! Can’t wait to see what holiday content you have in store for us this season!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Published 11.8.17