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Day 10: Relax

December 23, 2012

With all the hustle and bustle preparing for the holidays it can be hard to find a moment to sit down.  Once the gifts are wrapped and the cookies are baked, why not take a moment to enjoy a quiet night at home before the festivities begin tomorrow.  Here are some of my favorite ways to wind down during the busy holiday season.

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  • WATCH /  White Christmas:  One of my very favorite holiday movies.  Nothing beat’s Bing Crosby’s rendition of White Christmas.
  • LISTEN /  She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas: I love classic Christmas albums, but if you are looking for something more ‘now’, try A Very She & Him Christmas.
  • READ /  Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris:  Since Holidays on Ice is short stories, it’s easy to sit down and read one or two with a hot drink.

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  • BATH /  Make Bath Teas:  Or if you don’t have loose tea ingredients, why not just throw a few of your favorite spicy tea bags in the bath with you for an instant and inexpensive fragrant bath.
  • INDULGE /  DIY Mud Mask: With ingredients from a natural grocery store, you can make an indulgent face mask.
  • NAILS /  Tinsel Manicure:  I’m terrible at nail art, but I would love to try this festive manicure.

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  • SAVORY /  Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar: Try this grown up spin on a cold weather classic.  Make sure to make them in oven safe mugs.
  • SWEET /  Easy Peppermint Bark:  Quick and no need to be pretty.  Use up some of the candy canes you have collected this season and make some decadent peppermint bark just for you.
  • DRINK /  Hot Buttered Bourbon: This sounds about as close to Butter Beer as it gets.  Certainly indulgent and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.
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