What are you doing for the holidays? After some flight delays, my parents arrived last night just in time for my husband’s birthday party. Those late December birthdays? So tricky. I feel like it is chaos trying to fit in a big party right before Christmas – but if we keep things low-key, I feel bad that his birthday gets lost in the holiday rush. So we did it up big last night with a dinner for 12, and after re-loading the dishwasher (again) I’m laying low this morning.
We made this buttermilk-marinated chicken from Salt Fat Acid Heat – and followed it up with a Whole Foods chocolate reindeer cake that was surprisingly delicious.
A sweet, melancholy holiday read. Jenny Rosenstrach always hits a home run when talking about the importance of tradition.
4 tips for keeping Christmas calm for kids.
Excited to hear this news about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
My hometown Nashville is still on the rise. (NYT)
You know what kids like to see in books? Themselves! Checkout these storybooks I made with Shutterfly.
Pretty place cards for a holiday dinner.
I keep coming back to this wallpaper.
What we’re reading this week: My 10-year-old flew through this Stuart Gibbs’ middle grade book about living on the moon. My 7-year-old is laughing through The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I’m finishing up Michele Obama’s memoir. So good.
Have a safe, lovely holiday!