Christmas Movies That Aren’t Really Christmas Movies

Because they deserve a post all their own, here is a list of movies that aren’t really Christmas flicks, but thanks to a three-minute scene where the cast sings ‘O Holy Night’ and decorates a Christmas tree or something, I can justify binge watching for the month of December.

When Harry Met Sally
There’s a total of about two holiday scenes in this entire movie, but somehow they are just enough to make me want to snuggle in a watch it on repeat every Christmas season.

Christmas Movies
And thank you, Meg Ryan, for making it okay for the rest of us to ugly cry.
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While You Were Sleeping

I loved this movie when I was little, mostly because of my huge, Independence Day related crush on Bill Pullman (#judgementFreeZone). Now that I live in Chicago, I love watching my adopted city depicted on any big screen (especially at the holidays).
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Thirty Things I’m Thankful For Everyday

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I try to keep in mind all the ways I’ve been lucky in my life, not just at the holidays, but everyday. Working in a field where I so often encounter individuals who are fighting for even the most basic necessities, it’s hard not to recognize the gifts I’ve been given, because they are numerous.  Continue reading

Sunday Loves & Links | Vol. 2

Your pug pic for the day. Look at that face!

Here are a few things I came across this week I wanted to share. Hopefully they’ll fill your week with some inspiration and levity. Enjoy!


Check out these awesome Marvel variants from artist Michael Cho. (I want that Thor print!)

If you aren’t following @paulryangosling on Twitter, you’re doing it wrong.

This weekly webcomic is absolutely adorable and wonderfully relatable.

If you’ve missed Jon Stewart as much as I have, take a look at this! 

Have you seen the trailer yet for Spike Lee’s new documentary, Chiraq? Looks intense.

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Sunday Links & Love | Vol. 1

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Sundays have always been my favorite day. I cram all my cleaning and work for the weekend into Saturday so that I can enjoy the quiet of a stress free, lovely Sunday. It’s my day to spend with my family, or to catch up with friends. To go out and explore something new, try a new recipe, or even just stay in bed all day with the pugs and a really good book.

So, I figured, what better day to share with anyone who might be reading other things I love? A funny article. An interesting blog. A beautiful photo of Continue reading