Friday Favorites: Flower Tips and Holiday Bits

A weekly round-up of recent discoveries.

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Zara Home Light-Up Advent Calendar
Zara Home’s holiday line this year has some really special pieces. This advent calendar, in particular, has a hold on me.

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Trader Joe’s Flower Hacks
I am a Trader Joe’s botanical loyalist; where else can you buy gorgeous, fresh eucalyptus for $2.99 per bunch? This article has some easy tips to elevate the average TJ bouquet to the level of fancy hostess gift.

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Trader Joe’s Knows Your Cat Wants Its Own Advent Calendar
Speaking of Trader Joe’s (and advent calendars), I’m glad to see that felines are finally being recognized in the holiday consumer market. As a pet mom of a dog and two cats, I want the option of spoiling all of my furry children, in equal amounts, this time of year.

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Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing (Vegan, Gluten-free)
This recipe has been a seasonal favorite of mine for years. I make it as a holiday side dish and as a warming dinner whenever the craving strikes. When I really want to live it up, I whip up some of my favorite mushroom gravy to go with it.

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The Case for Doing Nothing
I’ve always been a proponent of “doing nothing.” Now that I know to call it niksen, maybe people will take me more seriously. Really though, rest is an essential component of productivity.