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Hi First name / friend!
Thank you SO MUCH for the way you've loved on me after hearing that my fam had gotten hit with the virus. This community is just the sweetest place to be! 
I'm so grateful and relieved to tell you that even though my entire extended family was exposed, I was the only one to get sick. My symptoms were pretty mild all things considered. I did spend a LOT of time helping my Animal Crossing island thrive and watching Holiday Baking Championship haha! 
BUT I'm back in action now and SO excited about CHRISTMAS!! Today's recs are all about things I love that revolve around the holiday season so dig right in!
Such love for you all. 

xo, emily

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pocket of peace

just a little note on Christmas.. 
Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. 
 - G.K. Chesterton
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coffee talk with em

Nothing makes me happier than a great recommendation. So here are a few of things that are sparking joy and bringing pockets of peace to my days. I hope you love these things as much as I do! Got a recommendation for our new Slow Down Sunday? Just reply to this email and tell me all about it! 
  1. I absolutely LOVE the season of Advent. Every year I pick my Advent book VERY carefully and I'm so happy with this year's choice!
  2. Speaking of books - this Christmasy novel is bringing me nothing but pure joy. Perfect on audio and a quick read!
  3. Need a holiday cookie recipe?? I've got you! Well, me and queen of recipes herself, Half Baked Harvest
  4. As you shop this holiday, I recommend this app for money back! Why not right?? Use my code: la8li for $5!
  5. Ok so this new Christmas album….I literally cannot get enough!!!
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