Weekend Edition: Christmas Things

Hey there! It's the weekend, and I couldn't be happier about that. As I write this post, I am sipping on a long awaited for glass of Moscato, and partially watching Christmas movies, while snuggled up warm and cozy in my living room with my babe. Today was a great day, because we (finally) did Christmas things.We began with a quick breakfast, following with a spa treatment for the car. Then we headed up to Rhinebeck, NY to explore their annual Christmas event,


. Though it was a chilly, and super windy December day, that didn't keep us from having a wonderful time. Let me just say, Rhinebeck in general, gives me such joy with all of it's little shops, and many delicious restaurants. This event is nothing less than the usual Rhinebeck flare of community, and Christmas joy.



We sipped on delicious hot chocolate from our favorite Rhinebeck bakery, Bread Alone, stopped into some of my favorite shops, including

Paper Trail

 (where I resisted the urge to binge buy all the pretty notebooks and desk decor they have!), and enjoyed a delicious lunch at

Gigi's Trattoria

, and continued on listening to the bands, and scoping out all the beautiful Christmas decorated homes in the area.

We even stopped and explored inside the old Dutch church on Main Street. It was a wonderful day. But that wasn't the end of the fun. We came back to our own little town, and went to the Christmas tree lighting at the park, watching the little kiddies jump for joy at the arrival of Santa, and sang Christmas carols near the gigantic, warm campfire! What a day!There's no denying this season brings out the inner child in me, and I just can't help but be happy. I hope you all have a blessed weekend, and I can't wait to share some exciting posts next week! I will be prepping them all this weekend for you.The final weeks of December always tend to feel a bit rushed, and full of things requiring attention before the new year, but I plan to take in the fullness of the holidays this year by stopping to look at the lights, singing Christmas music at the top of my lungs, and baking as many cookies as we can eat. (Actually, who am I kidding, baking isn't exactly my forte, so that part probably won't be happening. Haha.) But I challenge you all to do the same. I want to hear how you will be spending the last few weeks of 2016!Happy Weekend guys!