Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Five : Christmas stocking edition

           Happy Friday! It's that time of the year when life is swirling about like a snowstorm; there's work, family and friends, and holiday preparations. This weekend, I have to catch up on holiday cards and Christmas shopping. After all, there are stockings (above) that need to be filled! I'm thinking Baby Bird might like a new toy (or perhaps a bag of chicken treats?).

          Amidst the flurry of preparations, I've been enjoying displays of festive spirit and bright lights about town. The rails of apartment perches shine with individual strands, while the pinnacles of the Willis (a.k.a. Sears) tower and other Chicago skyscrapers boast red and green lights that can be seen from miles away. They certainly add cheer to chilly winter nights! Speaking of cold winter nights, what could be better than tucking in on a Friday evening with some good reads? Here are five great blog posts that caught my eye this week:

1. Front Row Beauty shares a cool contouring tutorial.
2. Atlantic Pacific wears stripes that stand out in a fog.
3. Beauty Look Book has swatches of the new JINsoon nail lacquers.
4. The Notice photographs a stairwell (think M.C. Escher!)
5. Best Things in Beauty shares a beautifully patterned compact from Chanel Spring 2013.

            Thanks for reading! What are you doing this weekend? Have you finished your holiday preparations? Do you buy Christmas presents for your pet?

Love, Dovey.


  1. Yep, the horrors get Christmas presents. A giant bunch of their favourite herbs, some trays of wheatgrass and toys.

    They usually ignore the toys and spent more time destroying a loo roll stuffed with hay.

    1. Hi Mopsy, Thanks for the wonderful comment! Herbs, wheatgrass, and toys sound like a perfect Christmas treat. (As for the hay--- it's funny how their priorities are a bit unexpected!)

  2. Aw, this is so nice :) I love the stockings!

    1. Hi Rainy Days and Lattes- Thanks, and I hope you have a great weekend :)

  3. hope you had a good weekend! the weather wasn't too terrible here in chicago (vaguely warmish despite the rain, right?) i'm getting closer on the holiday shopping, but still have more to do! Have to find gifts for boyfriend and mom, and they're the hardest! EEEK!

  4. Aww your stockings are beyond cute! I'm almost done with my Xmas prep. I shipped off a bunch of presents to my mother-in-law's place so I won't have to lug them all in my suitcase. I'm so in the holiday mood. Thanks for your links...I tend to come here to find new blogs to read :)


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