7 Things To Do Today Because -- Hello! It's December!

Where did November go??! Oh, and Happy December! This year is the year that Christmas make it out into mail boxes rather sitting, unused, in envelopes in our storage. This year is the year, I say!

December 1st To Do List

 Make the most of Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday, in case you hadn't heard. And on Giving Tuesday, we consider all the thankful things from Thursday and the black things from Friday and the local things from Saturday and the cyber things from Monday and we take a day to do the giving things on Tuesday. New to the idea? This is a great place to start.

Update your backdrop
Remember when desktop backgrounds used to be such a big thing?! When I first started blogging, people were always sharing fun wallpapers for desktops, phones, and tablets. My personal favorite from the Smashing Magazine collection this year is "Miles to go before I sleep."

Rekindle those old flames for HP
I haven't been able to take my eyes off of him, really! A movie marathon paired with J.K.'s revelations about Snape have me gaga all over again. Side Note: When Harry strips down to his skivvies to reach the Sword of Gryffindor in Part I, my fiancé was a bit snarky with me. I had to explain that I love Harry Potter but I do not think Harry Potter is hot. #boys

Get Techie
Am I the old dweeb alive who is pumped to discover an Analytics Mentoring program fo' free??! ....probably. But just in case you're into that sort of thing, details here. I haven't actually started it yet, but we'll see. 

Pick out a NYE dress!
When it comes to New Year's outfits, the shinier the better, IMO. I'm swooning for this one

Set the DVR to CBS for a whole month
Last month we laughed and cried along to Thanksgiving TV specials, but now we full-blown extravaganzas! Apparently CBS is upping their game with all things merry and bright and I am so not mad about it.

Kickstart your New Year's Resolutions
Those TIU girls really know what's up, don't they?? I signed up earlier today for their January fitness challenge with SELF and I can't wait. This would be an excellent time to see what it's all about!

This is legitimately a list of things I'm going to do today. What about you? Do you have special plans to ring in December in style?! I'd love to hear about them in the comments below. ♥

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. With a quick break to read blogs today I've updated my desktop wallpaper (to this: http://bit.ly/1NlEbjJ) and I'm cursing myself for not looking for the perfect NYE dress yesterday while the Cyber Monday deals were on fire!

  2. I love TIU... I bought the book and am reading it not that fast... lol but it's fabulous! I did my very very best not to buy everything in their shop for black friday/cyber monday specials... ha XO -Alexandra

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  3. Christmas shopping! I'm such a procrastinator, but I'm officially starting this week and hoping (thanks to the internet) to be done by Friday! I also need a NYE outfit. Oh wait, I need NYE plans first.

  4. AHHH I want to do all these things too! WOO!

  5. Loved your to-do list. AMC also has great Christmas movies on all month long!

  6. I wish I had a reason to wear a sparkly NYE dress but my plans are never that fabulous enough. I might do a sparkly sweater or leggings instead.