Happy Holidays + Chistmas Reading.

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Merry Christmas! I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays so far and able to spend some time with the special people in your lives. Thank you so much for a wonderful year. I’ve loved reading all the thoughtful comments and it’s been such a pleasure to connect with some of you! I’m so grateful for this amazing and supportive community of like-minded women. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

Have a wonderful New Years and a beautiful start to 2015 everyone. I’ll be back to regular posting on January 5th (with a couple little things before that). Make sure to put the phones away and shut down your computers to soak up all that family time. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” -Simone Weil. Until then, here are a few fun holiday links from around the web to enjoy with your coffee and eggnog…

Raw vegan eggnog (!!) |delicious merry mocktails | holiday flavoured water station | matcha white hot chocolate.

Serve olives in a rosemary wreath | turkey soup with root vegetables | persimmon winter smoothie (!!) | healthy gingerbread cookies.

What are your holiday traditions?

How to deal with matte lipstick for your Christmas party: before, during, and after.

What do you think about non-traditional trees?

9 ways to detox your holidays.

Going somewhere? How to pack your clothing without wrinkles.

What did you search for this year? Top google searches for 2014, loved this.

A luxury winter facial steam.

Make the house smell like Christmas for your guests.

The simplest ways to decorate with greenery.

Festive desktop wallpaper & iPhone backgrounds.

Being single for the holidays.

And a quick look back on some of my favourites from 2014: the first product review I ever wrote | an odd habit I picked up | the beautiful beaches of Hawaii |7 tips to maintaining a fitness routine (I need to remind myself of these again…) | the best healthy-treat ever |mermaids are real | favourite movie of the year | life changing lipsticks | blueberry-basil breakfast smoothie.

Warm winter wishes and big hugs to each of you!
[Photo via This is Glamorous]

  • Guest

    Merry Christmas, Lauren!

  • Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Lauren! I feel so lucky I found your blog this year, I’ve seen your blog grow even more since I first found it and I’m so happy for you :) I’m always excited to read your beautiful, creative and thoughtful posts and love your focus on green beauty + feeling good from within. Excited for what you’ve planned for the new year <3

    • Naomi! Thank you so much, it’s so nice to hear you say that. I enjoy reading your heartfelt posts just as much! I’ll be visiting Vancouver sometime in the New Year, I’ll let you know ahead of time and maybe we could meet for tea. Merry Christmas!! Big hugs to you :)

  • Jen

    Lovely round up Lauren. Hope you’re having a great Christmas. Looking forward to reading more in the New Year! :)

  • Great round up. I appreciated that single for the holidays post, and loved the google searches especially!

    • Aww thanks Ellen! Glad you liked it. Hope you’re having a great start to 2015. :)