Guest Post: Christmas in July

First, I just want to give a HUGE thank you to The Duchess of Plumewood for having me this week! I’m so excited to help babysit her wonderful blog while she rocks the Texas Bar Exam. As a newly minted Texan myself, I’m thrilled to know Texas is about to have a sassy new, super qualified lawyer!

Without fail, every year toward the end of July I hit what I call “The Summer Slump.” Now, don’t get me wrong, summer can be great – vacations, long sunny days, barbecues and lake weekends. But let me tell you a little secret, summer isn’t my favorite season. It’s almost taboo to speak badly of these summer months, but I’ve always preferred that perfect time of year around late fall/early winter. I’m a total sucker for the falling leaves, chilly nights and gift giving days that signal the holiday season. And after a couple of months of sweltering temps with the same pair of cut off shorts on repeat, I’m left day dreaming of colder weather (and a great pair of jeans). The grass is always greener on the other side, huh?

Christmas in July

Well sure enough, I’m currently wishing for cold nights curled up under blankets and warm holiday parties filled with family. If you’ve hit a summer slump, or just need a little end of July pick me up, here’s at little bit of Christmas in July to cure those summer blues:

{ Watch } Happy Christmas : Despite the title, this new movie isn’t just about Christmas. It stars Lena Dunham and Anna Kendrick and looks like it will provide the level of entertainment that we have come to expect from our favorite comedic leading ladies. Plus, two hours in a dark movie theatre provide the perfect escape from the summer heat.

{ Create } DIY Tassel Garland : Who says sparkles and garland are only for the holidays? Spice up your party decorations or transform your workspace with this sparkly tassel garland from HGTV. The festive garland will make every day feel like a celebration and help combat those summertime blues.

{ Party } Champagne Cocktails : Champagne shouldn’t be reserved for holidays and special occasions! Celebrate on a week night by inviting over some friends and sipping on these delicious Semifreddo Bellinis. Frozen peaches give a little hint of summer to the festive champagne.

{ Giggle } Amy Poehler + Christmas Carols : The always funny Amy Poehler harassing people on the streets of NYC and singing Christmas Carols? You had me at Amy Poehler. Get ready to sing along and laugh ’til you cry. And if you haven’t heard of Billy on the Street, pop on over there to watch all of Billy Eichner’s hilarious Funny or Die Videos. “You don’t know me?! YOU KNOW ME!” Love you, Amy Poehler.

Thanks for letting me step in for the Duchess, and if you want more inspiration from the crazy and fabulous, head on over to The Pazzesco Life! I’d love to have you!