December Favorites



1.) I think I’ve drank my body weight (and then some) of Trader Joe’s vanilla cinnamon tea this month. It’s so delicious with a splash of milk and some rock sugar.

2.) I have mentioned it a few times already, The Holiday is not only one of my favorite Christmas movies, it’s one of my favorite movies in general. I don’t know how many time I’ve watched it by now, but I know one thing for sure and that is that I will never get tired of watching it one more time.  I know I am not alone with this!

3.) I love my rainbow-colored loop scarf which I knit (I think) two winters ago. I can’t count how many times people have complimented me on the scarf. I love it so much that I wish I could knit more and give them away to everyone I know, but alas, you guessed it… the yarn has been discontinued. I mean, what the hell?

4.) It’s not Christmas time for me without After Eight. I don’t know exactly why, I only know that my Mom always buys it around Christmas time for our “Weihnachtsteller” (Christmas plate) and I am the one who eats most of them (because I love dark chocolate and mint!).

5.) I had my Ugg Knightsbridge boots for a few years now, but they’re still my favorites in the wintertime, because they keep my (forever) cold toes nice and warm.  Plus, they look a little a lot nicer than the original Uggs boots in my opinion. Not great,  but not bad either.

6.) Ok, I think I was a bit too excited about this bottled, imported Glühwein (mulled wine) from Germany, but if I can’t travel to the Glühwein this year, the Glühwein had to come to me.

  1. Andy and I drink that exact brand of Gluhwein regularly during the holiday season. We get it at World Market and it’s delicious – a little sweeter than other Gluhwein I’ve had but still really tasty!

    There is also a small town called Leavenworth about 2 hours away that’s nestled into the base of the mountains. It’s a “Bavarian Village” and every single building is required to have a Bavarian look to it, even the McDonalds. There are a few wineries there and one of them specializes in Gluhwein and it’s amazing! If/when you and Jon visit up this way, I will gladly take you there :-)

  2. I love mulled wine in the winter. It’s so very warming (both for body and soul!).

    My mom used to buy After Eight when I was a kid and it was the only type of dark chocolate I would eat. It’s so good!

    I’m with you on the UGGs, they’re not the prettiest, but they do keep feet very, very warm!

  3. I love that you embraced the holiday traditions you could from so far away; yay for your after eight and gluehwein! And, yes, The Holiday is very enjoyable :)

  4. I agree that it doesn’t feel like Christmas without After Eights! I can sit and eat an entire box of them in one sitting … My tummy isn’t always such a big fan but they’re so good!

  5. Minneapolis started a Christmas market this year and they served Glühwein which brought back memories of my trip to Germany as we were there during advent so got to experience Christmas Markets (which I loved). I couldn’t drink any of the Glühwein because I used up all my drinks for December when I was in Jamaica (I’m limited thanks to my RA meds) but my friend Brooke had some and said it was great. That tea sounds sooo good!

  6. All of this looks so cozy! My feet are currently FREEZING, so I especially want the boots :-)

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