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Friday Links: 12.19.2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by Stephanie
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Woah! Christmas is coming up fast! It’s the last Friday before the big day – are you guys ready? It’s just me and Mike in Tokyo so we’re planning on a DIY takoyaki party on Christmas Eve and a traditional Japanese Christmas dinner of KFC and a potato salad tree. It’s pretty Christmas-y over here – there are countless illuminations (Christmas light displays) and almost all the stores blast Christmas music 24/7. Last Sunday we wandered around Ginza, a glitzy shopping street full of luxury shops and fancy department stores. On Sundays they close the main street so it’s pedestrian only, making it perfect for window shopping or grabbing a snack and people watching.

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A close friend is currently visiting us and we’ve been keeping busy going out and about and eating until we’re stuffed. Still, the internet cannot be ignored – here’s what I’ve been checking out!


1. All the best-long reads of the year. There are some pretty heavy reads in there, but if you have the time, check them out.
2. I eat so many potatoes, so this is news that I’m so, so happy to hear.
3. Someone tried to lose a guy in 10 days(!).
4. And then someone lived according to the popular Pinterest page.
5. I have to admit, I use “gift” as a verb, but apparently some people think it’s horrible to do so?
6. Do you guys use Hangouts? I’ve been hahahaha-ing so much to see those cute little easter eggs.
7. Mini Groot!

Link Love:

1. These eggnog(!!!) cinnamon rolls.
2. This garlic ramen is so, so gorgeous.
3. A tiny olive oil cake with no-churn peppermint ice cream.
4. And, a big candy cane cake. I have the most serious craving for one right now.
5. Gingerdoodles!
6. Give me ALL the waffles, especially the savoury ones.

Happy Friday friends! Have a great one!
xoxo Steph

PS – I’m in love with my parka! It’s from Aritzia, one of my favorite Vancouver-based clothing companies. (This isn’t sponsored, I just LOVE them!)

PPS – I made a little video for Wisconsin Cheese – check it out here! And…I created a cookie recipe for Cooking Channel.


  1. You’re so lucky you’re still in Tokyo – how amazing to spend christmas there! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun! :)

  2. Thanks for the link love Steph! And well done with both the video and the Cooking Channel feature. Those brie puffs look sooooo good.

  3. Lindsey says:

    omg! mini groot! can i tell you how obsessed i am with the last couple of minutes guardians of the galaxy, just because of that little guy!?i keep a gif of that scene in my bookmarks whenever i need a smile! a tokyo christmas sounds so lovely, and it sounds like you two are thoroughly enjoying! xo

  4. I’m in loveeeee with savory waffles!!

  5. Alana says:

    Gah, you are so cute–I love the windblown photo! You look soooo happy! Also, mini Groot is the cutest and the story on living life like Pinterest was awesome. Have so much DIY’s takoyakis with Mike, that sounds awesome!! xx Happy Holidays!!

  6. I didn’t realize Aritzia was Canadian! I love them too. Your Tokyo Christmas sounds lovely.. takoyaki parties are the best!

  7. Love Aritzia, even with its overbearing sales nymphs!

  8. Eeeep! I want that little brush you use to mop your wash allover those tiny cheese pies!!!! :) :) :)

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