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"Don't be sorry, be fierce."
~ RuPaul
tonight's pick-me-ups

Things we're doing to unwind and get cozy before bed tonight: 

Taking 👏 that 👏 break 👏 We're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel of a long pandemic. Hang tight and have some fun at home with staycation ideas, such as a takeout food tour or even booking a local hotel.

💄 Glamming up. Nowhere to go? No problem. Add some flair to your next virtual gathering with themes like masquerade party or Euphoria's homecoming dance,
then dress and make up for the occasion.

📚 Settling down for a good read. Books are comfort food for your brain,
so treat it with the best 20 of 2020. So far we've read and recommend: Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener, Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, and Anna K by Jenny Lee.

🎂 Wishing a happy early birthday to Capricorn! From one Capricorn to another, no doubt that we can be a picky bunch.
Here's a *practical* gift guide to consider for your wish list. Btw that bamboo laptop desk is at the top of ours.

Open the doors and let the good luck in 🤞🏽
mood: gingerbreadvia Pinterest
bedtime stories

Reads when you're up late anyway. Here are tonight's round-up for every occasion:

For when Winter is coming ~ Brace yourselves for another round of staying in and learn how to get a hobby this Winter: "As those of us who inexplicably chose to live somewhere with winter staring down its icy barrel, those requests have picked back up, maybe with a slightly more desperate tinge. Everyone, it seems, wants to get a hobby. The first thing to know when picking up a new hobby is that you will almost certainly be bad at it, and that is okay. In fact, it’s one of my favorite aspects of making stuff — the permission to fail repeatedly in a wildly low-stakes environment ... Above all, I implore you not to give up right away, particularly when it comes to knitting but really in whatever craft you choose; if you truly hate it, you can always find another, and you might surprise yourself by pushing through. We’re going to be stuck inside for a while — we might as well make something."

 CULTURE  For when too much of a bad thing is a good thing ~ Those 82 holiday movies released this year are as welcomed in our traditions as they are terrible: "Hallmark movies capture the joys of holiday traditions ― that December feeling of an open fire, the scent of a fresh Christmas tree, and the heartfelt gift of giving. Along with that, many Americans will binge the Hallmark Channel this time of year to be part of the positivity, festivity and idealism cast in the fairy tales portrayed on camera. Even if we know the plots are unrealistic (and mock them accordingly), the movies still tap into the part of us that dares to dream and use our imaginations ... This glimpse into the ‘greater thing,’ an ‘unknown to a known’ and a ‘first of something,’ keeps us dreaming remarkably. Bottom line, these simple pleasures make us feel good."

 TRENDING  For when you have Evermore on repeat ~ Same 🙋🏻‍♀️ And we'll trade in hygge's flannel PJs for nap dresses while we're at it: "A few weeks into lockdowns everywhere, a curious thing happened on Instagram feeds. More and more, they filled with images of pretty cottages adorned with climbers and flower-laden trellises, soft-focus sunbeams streaming through dense foliage, dappled wooded pathways and earthy mushrooms growing in abandon, tea tables and picnics in shaded gardens near gurgling streams laden with homemade sourdough bread and scone ... By presenting isolation and staying home as romantic and even aspirational, does the cottagecore trend help make lockdown a less scary prospect? As countries opened to a post-Covid-19 situation, we found a general increase in attraction towards positivity and joy. We saw individuals returning to less urban ways of life."

 WELLNESS  For when 2020 was chaotic and so are we ~ Take a moment to applaud yourself for getting through this year, then go indulge in your favorite guilty pleasure: "There are endless bad routines associated with poor sleep hygiene and I think I like them all. Bedtime is a precious hothouse flower who can’t let anything remotely interesting approach it too closely. None of the following are permitted to take place within mere hours of sleep: heated conversations, random dancing, screen time, reading anything exciting that gets your blood boiling, watching amazing videos of your friend’s dogs, drinking too much, big snacks, any stimulants ... If I cut out or change all these things, what do I do? Play dead? Be quiet? Am I supposed to pretend I’m comatose, just before I go comatose for six to nine hours? Where’s the fun in that? Where’s the life force? Nowhere, that’s where."
sounds for sweet dreams
Aly & AJ ~ Slow Dancing

🎶 Listen to more on our Spotify playlist 📻
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Spreading joy with asks, gives, shout-outs, and suggestions from within our community. All submissions welcomed!

  • 🥰 "One last THANK YOU to our readers for making this year special and meaningful despite everything happening in the world. We're humbled by your warm invitation to be part of your night and constantly encouraged by your support. We sincerely hope you that you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Can't wait to see you again next year!" ~ The Snoozeletter Team

last stop to dreamland

A quarantine New Year's Eve to remember (resolutions included):
  1. Ring in 2021 safely at home with the best party activities, glittery decorations, and bubbly champagnes.
  2. Make those New Year's resolutions stick. Hint: don't call them resolutions, and believe in yourself.
☁️🌛 Goodnight and go tuck yourself ☁️

Reminder to: 
End 2020 on a high note.

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