12.23.11 R&R

Feet up 1 790 xxx
kicking it
You've earned it. The right to put your feet up. To zone out. To nap. To sit in front of the fire reading that book that's been tempting you for months. To try a new recipe, listen to music, have a long, meandering chat with a loved one. To trawl the interwebs for loot. To watch silly YouTube videos, favorite movies and fabulous TV shows. To stuff your face. To get drunk or high, or both. To go for a run, a ride, a hike. To pray, to celebrate, to review the past year and meditate on the future. To be grateful for what and whom you have. Remember, even though the kids are melting down and your mother-in-law is irritating and your sister is crying and your husband is gone: This is your time. Carve out some space for yourself and do exactly as you please.Here are some links I've been compiling for you. May they bring you pleasure, inspiration, knowledge and fun, as you sip some delicious wine (or sparkling cider) and dream of what's to come.
Enhance your kitchen with something from this list; or from here.Make yourself a nice cup of tea, or play around with some of these recipes.Dream about next year's garden.Sip something new; or this.Try a new hairstyle.Feel good (or better, anyway) about shopping for clothes.Explore the possibilities of bitters; and salts.Cook a big pot of this and make these.Learn how to turn Facebook into something useful.Fantasize about your own slice of paradise.Treat yourself to a new mug.Look at this.Check out this blog; and this one; and this one; and this one; and this one.I wish you the very merriest Christmas, peace on earth and more good will than words can say.


Merry Xmas beautiful! Love to you and George.. Besos
Fabula on December 23, 2011 at 5:00 am —
merry christmas laura--thank you for sharing your gifts of food and writing with us. i hope you have a wonderful holiday surrounded by everyone and everything you love. xxoo nikki
nikki on December 23, 2011 at 7:35 am —
Thank you for posting this up. Love all the links. Will try the hair style for New Year's eve. ;) Have a lovely Holiday season!
Sanje on December 23, 2011 at 9:42 am —
Photos please!
laura on December 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm —
Thanks, Nikki! Wishing you the same.
laura on December 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm —
¡Besitos para ti, Claudia! xoxo
laura on December 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm —
Just about the time for the day to come to a close and there's nothing to keep me busy, so I'll review your list and find out what I've not known before. Thanks a bunch for your gift. Happy rest of the year to you both.
Vivian on December 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm —
just like a Christmas stocking brimming full of goodies to cherish, excite and inspire - thank you!! warmest wishes for the holidays
Christine Elizabeth Smart on December 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm —
Enjoy your holiday, Vivian! xo
laura on December 24, 2011 at 3:14 am —
A deliciously inspired holiday to you, too, Christine!
laura on December 24, 2011 at 3:15 am —
A lichtigin Christmas to you Laura, and warm thanks for being such a constant inspiration. We'll be feasting with you in our hearts in these next few days of R&R!
David on December 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm —
Thanks, David, and Happy Christmas to you and Rob! xo
laura on December 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm —