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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

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Weekend Reading Vol. 9: An Epic Conversation, Saying No, and Boozy Presidential Eggnog

When the weather outside is frightful, be thankful for your Internet connection.

[Source: Architectural Digest]

Things I read this week:

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Donald Glover, Issa Rae and Damien Chazelle in One Epic Conversation. I want to work with these people. (The Hollywood Reporter)

How Women Modernized The Disney Princess. There aren't a lot of women in animation. They're important. (Buzzfeed)

Here’s the Most Effective Way to Say No to Things You Don’t Want to Do. It all comes down to "don't" vs. "can't." (NY Mag)

A Holiday Tea Party Filled with Festive Touches. This party is literally calling my name. See above photo. (Architectural Digest)

Also at Architectural Digest: Your Guide to All the 2017 Colors of the Year. I'm digging Greenery and Shadow. You?

White House Eggnog. I want to drink this. But I have a toddler. My wake-up call is 5:30. And this beverage appears to be about 50 PERCENT ALCOHOL. Party on, Obamas. (America's Table)

Merry Christmas!

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