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December 8, 2014

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up!

Welcome back to the work week, my friends!
I don't know if you're feeling the post-weekend strain, but I made sure to grab an extra dose of caffeine this morning to make it through the day... wowza.

It was a great weekend filled with festive holiday activities, 3 Christmas parties, and lots of work for my first every Cozy Couture Handmade retail sale. I'm exhausted!

Don't forget to enter my Pamper Yo'self Giveaway featuring amazing products by Thistle & Finn!! The big giveaway ends tomorrow, so make sure you get a few entries in! Thanks so much for stopping by for some awesome blog networking action. I hope you find lots of great creative spaces and people that inspire you to continue doing what you love.



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1) Link-up your blog below.

2) You must share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or the Mingle Monday photo.
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below and have FUN!
** What's your favorite holiday tradition? **


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Have a wonderful caffeine laced day! #cheers

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  1. There are so many traditions..
    I love that we wake up at 7am on Christmas morning.... actually, I don't love it... but it's that one tradition that everyone complains about, and yet we won't change because it;s tradition.
    Sounds like you had an incredibly busy weekend. Grab some coffee, and enjoy your week!

  2. Hey Meg! Thanks for hosting!
    My favourite holiday tradition is sitting around on Christmas morning, opening our stockings in a circle!
    xo, Laura

  3. Christmas Eve service with my family!

  4. The Sequin NotebookDecember 08, 2014

    My favorite holiday tradition is going ice skating in Central Park with a big group of friends! xo B

  5. I'd have to say the night we decorate the tree! Last year and this year we would put on our (matching) pjs, make yummy Nutella hot chocolate with huge homemade marshmallows, put on a Christmas movie and get to decorating together. It is just a fun little time with just the two of us.

  6. Brianne BraccoDecember 08, 2014

    We have an annual baking day for all our favorite Christmas cookies and just watching holiday movies all month long. :)

  7. i love watching The Grinch, baking sugar cookies with my mom, and decorating our christmas tree with my husband :) xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Freshly Picked Moccasin giveaway on cornflake dreams

  8. I love watching all the Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies on Saturday afternoons while all cozy on the couch. Also, trimming the tree and singing Christmas carols:)

  9. My fave tradition is opening gifts with the kiddies :)

  10. My favorite is staying up late with my aunts and mom wrapping our gifts on Christmas Eve. We stay up until the wee hours of the morning, and then wake up as early as possible. Lol. It's crazy, but we have fun in our delirium. And we do it every single year. That and eating homemade tamales that we buy from a local lady. Yummy!

  11. December in Sydney is hot hot hot! Temperatures can top 40 degrees Celsius and many Sydneysiders hit the beach to beat the heat but I prefer to celebrate at home surrounded by all the family. The hubs always tells me not to go to too much trouble but I love going to too much trouble ... It's what I do best! Xmas lunch is the focal point of our celebrations. I cook a full sit down lunch for 20+ people which we eat outside while battling the flies! On the menu is always roast beef, roast turkey, every vegetable imaginable and Yorkshire puddings with lashings of gravy which is a distinct nod to my UK heritage. These little dumplings are irresistible and I can never stop at just one! My Aussie side is covered with a seafood platter heaving with freshly caught prawns, oysters and Balmain bugs, fresh salads and cold meats. Dessert again melds my two cultures with a massive pavlova topped seasonal fresh fruits and of course the traditional Christmas pudding. You can keep the snow, jack frost and chestnuts over an open fire because I love my Aussie Christmas' with just a touch of the old country thrown in!

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