This favorite is a two-fer. My mom is coming down this weekend. That in of itself is a favorite, but what we are doing is another favorite - decorating! Last year my mom came down to help me decorate for Christmas and she is doing it again this year. It's always nice to have the help. She is great to bounce ideas off of and if I am missing something, she is my favorite shopping buddy. Also, I sometimes get a little overwhelmed when I pull out all my decorations. My apartment is relatively small, so it seems like a lot of the floor space is just boxes and decorations before it all comes together. At first look I always kind of think, what did I get myself into, because it always gets worse before it gets better. Having her help me alleviates that feeling and makes it more enjoyable!
Last year's Christmas tree - you can find last year's Christmas home tour here.
This cover of "Closer" by The Chainsmokers by Boyce Avenue featuring Sarah Hyland. I saw a snippet of this on Instagram and I have probably listened to it like 20 times since on YouTube. I just love it! In turn, I also listened to a bunch of other covers done by Boyce Avenue - lots of good ones. Definitely check them out!
I got my Ebates check in the mail this week - it's always such a fun mail day when that happens. If you haven't been using Ebates you can click here for my referral link and sign up. It's so handy, all you do is sign up, then when you go to order something online, you just type in that shop, click the shop now button and you are rerouted to that website and you proceed per usual. By going through Ebates you get cash back on you purchase. It sounds too good to be true, but I have yet to find any catches and I have been using it for over a year now. It's usually just a little bit here and there, but it can add up over time!
Starting today at 4:00, I am on "vacation" for the next week. Both Thursday and Friday are holidays at my company, and I am taking off Monday-Wednesday to use up some PTO days and just enjoy some time off! I am also hoping to catch up on some blog reading, too!
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Linking up with Andrea, April, Katie and Amanda.