Weekending & Favorites | December

I would start this post by saying I can't believe Christmas is already just a week away, but this year has gone by so quickly I actually can believe Christmas is next week. I wanted to do a little combo post today with a couple of favorites & some weekending linking up with Biana.


I've always wanted to participate in Wreaths Across America, but would always find out about it too late, so this year I made sure to mark it down on the calendar. Instead of going to Arlington we went to the Alexandria National Cemetery, because I have collapsed arches, meaning my feet start to hurt really bad, really fast (can you tell I'm a really fun pregnant person?) and I thought it would be less walking. It was a bit different from what we were expecting, but a really cool thing to experience, seeing so many people gathered together to honor our fallen Veterans. I definitely recommend checking it out if you ever get the chance, it's held in Veteran cemeteries all across the United States!

We stopped by the Christmas Market downtown and braved the crowds to get a churro-- highly recommend! We were also planning on going to a Festival of Lights, but staying warm on the couch won out instead- hopefully we'll be able to squeeze in going sometime later this week.


I've had my eye on this oversized cardigan from Target for the past couple of weeks so I made sure to order it when I saw it go on sale again. I'm obsessed with the color and anything oversized so I thought it would be perfect. The fit ended up being kind of odd, I know I'm pregnant, but I don't think that was the problem, and I felt like it would pill really quickly so back it went. While I was returning it Target was having another sweater sale so I picked up this lightweight one instead for $14 as soon as I saw the color. It definitely doesn't have the same cozy factor, but I know I'll wear it all the time. I'm still stalking this Free People cardigan (though not exactly how I'd wear it) and wishing I would have got it when it was on sale during Black Friday.

A few weeks ago I made oatmeal butterscotch cookies from a recipe I found on Pinterest and they were divine! I used this recipe, and then realized it's basically the same thing that's on the back of the butterscotch chips (which makes me think of the Friends episode, the one with phoebe's cookies). So it's not anything too fancy, but after a previous butterscotch cookie attempt that didn't turn out the best, I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely make these again.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and holiday season spending time with friends & family!



16 comments

  1. That is so wonderful that you were able to lay wreaths for so many at the cemetery - very special. We have a winter / holiday market as well and went a couple weekends ago but I'm with you sometimes it's better to stay at home and be warm on the couch!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. yum butterscotch cookies. divine. and the wreath laying is super sweet and special. glad you got to do it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  3. Looks like you had a fun weekend! I think it’s so neat that you’re able to participate in the wreath laying - im sure it’s a memorable experience.

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  4. Glad you were able to participate, I didn't even know there was an Alexandria cemetery, oops! YUM, cookies, I love cookies!

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  5. Oh I have always wanted to attend the Wreaths Across America, I think it's such a wonderful thing to do. I'm so glad you got to do it. I think everyone should do it at least once in their lives. Oh those cookies sound so good!

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  6. What a great weekend. I have always wanted to do Wreaths Across America. I saw a bunch of my friends do it in Hawaii and it looked really beautiful. I also got a similar sweater from Target this weekend! I love all of the sales they have been having.

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  7. I love that y’all did the Wreaths Across America! That’s such a great way to honor those who have made such a huge sacrifice for our country! And that’s too funny about the butterscotch cookie recipe! I love that Friends episode by the way!

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  8. So proud of you for doing Wreaths across America! Mmmm I love Oatmeal Scotchies! Have a super sweet start to your week!

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  9. Those cookies look delish! And how amazing that you got to participate in Wreaths Across America. My heart was so warmed by seeing friends from different parts of my life on social media taking part <3

    Green Fashionista

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  10. Butterscotch chips are my absolute favorite, I definitely need to try that recipe. I would totally do butterscotch and chocolate chips in the same batch ;) What a great experience to help with Wreaths Across America, too.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  11. So thoughtful to participate in such a cool event for the military.
    Butterscotch... Mmmmm. My favorite

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  12. I remember you doing the wreaths last year too! I still think it is super cool! I'm not sure if they do anything like that here in Michigan, but I should look it up. Would love to do it! I have such an amazing appreciation for our veterans. I bought that same light weight sweater from Target this past week too. Merry Christmas!

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  13. Sorry to hear about your hurting feet but so amazing of you guys made it out to the wreath celebration to honor our fallen Vets..that in itslef is such a great way to spread hope and! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  14. I'm so glad you were able to participate in Wreaths Across America, we did it in our area as well.

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  15. I'm always so hesitant to buy sweaters online because you never know the feel/quality. Usually I like the look of something I'd never pick up in a store because it's not appealing in person.

    I don't know if they did the Wreaths here, but I'd like to see that some day.

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  16. What a cool organization and such a nice way to honor Veterans this time of year! My great uncle is buried in Arlington, and I had no idea they did this! I have purchased way too many big chunky sweaters over the past couple weeks - it's just all I want to wear when it gets cold out ;)

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