Hello and happy Friday!
Who could imagine that with all the wishes that this year would just be over already that we are only one week from Christmas and two weeks from the new year? It’s finally here. Hallelujah.
2020 brought a whole lotta change for a whole lot of us … as in every.single.one.of.us. This year I finally let go of things. Expectations of others, pressures I put on myself, and the belief I had to live my life on a schedule. I mean, how could any of us stick to a schedule when we all felt as if we were living in the upside down? My “new normal” (I’m so tired of that phrase) proved that just because I started something, it was okay to let it go if it wasn’t working anymore.
Many, many, many of you have asked when the new 2021 Nourished Planner will be available. Sadly, it won’t.
After three years of publishing the printed Nourished Planner, my partner Alexa and I decided 2020 would be our last year. We loved brainstorming, writing, and designing it for you, and for us. We totally relied on it for ourselves as the hub for keeping organized, inspired, and moving toward our goals. But with all that 2020 delivered, the planner was one thing I had to let go.
I’ve received lots of questions about what planner I’ll be using instead. After checking out a few, this is the planner I will be using. It’s certainly not the same as the Nourished Planner, but it’s nicely designed, organized, and ready for my pen to start filling it in.
Looking toward 2021, I am feeling really good, SO GOOD, about where we are going and where we will be in the coming year. I’m motivated. I’m hopeful. I’m ready to begin filling in the calendar with plans and dreams I KNOW will happen next year. Because I will make them happen. A new chapter is about to begin. And I’m positive about feeling positive about it.
And because I know you’ll ask, the cookies in the photo above are: Brown butter chocolate chip cookies from my friend Sarah‘s amazing cookie cookbook, these snickerdoodles, and the gingersnaps recipe is from a friend.
And now, let’s all mask up and dip into this week’s list of Friday Faves.
How about a holiday chuckle: Still the funniest holiday video of all time.
Love this: Ways to create holiday magic.
We’re late to the party but are very much digging this Netflix show.
Who woulda thought that Dippin’ Dots could be inspo for delivering the eagerly awaited vaccine?
Designers say these are 7 kitchen trends to look out for in 2021.
Could this be the prettiest gingerbread house of 2020?
And of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without this.
This salmon dinner gets all sorts of dressed up for a party.
These 5 ingredient slow cooker cheesy potatoes are everything and more.
ooooooohhhhh. Homemade milano cookies. yuuuuummmm.
Get ready because this is what you want to be sipping over the holiday.
Another chicken recipe that is a whole lot easier to make than it looks.
Warm up your Instant Pot and slow cooker with this list of holiday recipes.
My husband wants prime rib for Christmas eve and this one looks right on the money.
This rice dish looks perfectly dinner ready.
This slow cooker beef stew leaves plenty of extra time for gift wrapping.
One can never have too many baked pasta recipes.
My mouth is watering for this pull apart bread.
Laced in cinnamon and sugar, this coffee cake is as good as the cookie.
I’m obsessed with planning around the weather. If you’re a skiier, snowboarder or general snow lover, you want this free app.
Ordered these lamps for our bedside tables and they look really fun in person.
When I went in to buy a new Clairsonic and was told the company went out of business, the clerk said this face cleanser is the one to buy because it’s ultra-hygenic and won’t break like my Clairsonic did. Done!
Just because you aren’t going out doesn’t mean you can’t still dress up in one of these loverly holiday dresses.
These PJs look so good you’ll wear them all day.
Because my naked little shoulders get chilly during the night, this is a nice sleeper.
2020 hair trends to be on the look out for.
Be there! How to support your LGBTQ+ kid when they, he, or she come out. One love people.
8 spiritual lessons to take into the new year.
Don’t forget to look to the sky for next week’s Christmas star!
That’s it for this week. Have a safe and happy weekend!
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