Weekend links / / A Tucked Away Tree

Christmas Walk

Transitioning back to real life after spending all last week with family has been difficult. I still have barely begun Christmas shopping (yay for Amazon Prime!) and our tree is still tucked away in our storage unit. Let’s hope it gets put up before the week is over! Haha.

Potbelly, a sandwich shop from Chicago, opened in Nashville this fall and I finally went this week. I haven’t been very strict on eating gluten and dairy-free as of late because sometimes it’s worth splurging for a piece of home.

Onto the links!

Potato Kugel / / I love how in the ever changing world of blogging, Deb’s site literally has not changed in years. Her space is not flashy but her recipes are spot on. These “lazy latkas” as Deb coins them, would be accomplished much easier if I had a box grater. I think I’ll try anyway.

NYC On a Budget / / AirBnB for the win!

7 Things To Do This Holiday Season in Chicago / / I don’t really miss the length of Chicago winters, but I miss Christmastime in Chicago. The fun activities can distract you from the cold if you choose to brave it and get out of the house!!

Stocking Stuffers / / Even better this list includes gifts under $10!

Brooklyn / / For the past several years my siblings and I have gone to see a movie Thanksgiving  weekend. This year we opted out of Hunger Games and James Bond for Brooklyn. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long while and I highly recommend you seek it out!

Here is a brief synopsis: “An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.”

You have until Sunday to enter the joint giveaway presented by Vernacular Podcast and myself! Did you listen to their latest episode? I’m on discussing my gift guide.

Happy Weekend, all!

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15 thoughts on “Weekend links / / A Tucked Away Tree”

  1. Fun links! Thanks for sharing! I just moved to Colorado from Chicago and am definitely not missing those winters, though I did love Christmas there. Hope your decorating and shopping goes well! (I haven’t bought a single gift yet…)

  2. Is this your home?! So beautiful and charming!!

    I saw a preview of Brooklyn and the previews alone made me BAWL like a baby. I definitely want to see that one!!

  3. Ah I’ve been craving the movie theatre experience so this recommendation comes at the perfect time! Tyler’s family always goes to the theatre on Christmas afternoon, but since we’re on our own this year maybe we’ll make it a pre-Christmas treat 😉 Also, you’re so right- Chicago does Christmas right and it’s one of the few things I miss about the Midwest!

    1. Yes. I’m surprisingly missing the Midwest right now. It’s going to be in the 70s on Saturday and I don’t know what to do with myself. What are the theatres like in Europe? Are they smaller?

      1. 70’s in December is crazy!! Even for the South.. I grew up outside Charlotte and I remember some pretty bitter cold days, even if we never had snow. As for theatres here.. we haven’t been yet on this trip! From my memory though, big cities have just as large of theatres as average ones in the States.

  4. Haha, I JUST said to my mom, “Amazon Prime is about to come in even handier than usual.” Transitioning to December has just not hit reality. Glad to hear you enjoyed the family time – and the movie! I’ve heard lots about it, and it sounds great.

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