5 Best Holiday Pinterest Boards

Just in time for the holidays, we bring you the best Pinterest boards for recipes, decorating ideas and DIYs.

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The holidays are finally here, and there’s no shortage of recipes, decorating ideas and DIYs to bring in the season with a bang. One of our favorite resources for finding tips, tricks and how-tos is Pinterest, but with an endless array of attractive pins, it’s hard to decide what’s worth trying.

That’s why, in an effort to simplify your holiday planning, we found the best Pinterest boards for holiday inspiration. Whether you’re on the prowl for the perfect dinner recipe or need to know the quickest wrapping techniques, browse through these boards for all your holiday needs.

PS – While you’re perusing Pinterest, check out Spa Week’s Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Contest and enter to win a spa day on us!

1.       Pop Sugar Moms Holiday Inspiration Board
2.       World Market Holiday Inspiration Board
3.       Aby Garvey Holiday Ideas Board
4.       BHG Holiday Decorating Ideas Board
5.       Nest For Less Holidays Board

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily. 

Last Chance: Beauty & The Book Giveaway

Last chance to win a collection of best-selling books AND a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week!

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With winter weather fast approaching, it’s time to get creative when it comes to keeping busy indoors.  As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing more relaxing than cozying up with a great book – unless of course a luxurious spa treatment is involved.

Which is why you definitely don’t want to miss the Beauty & The Book Giveaway from Spa Week and Random House! There’s only a few days left to enter to win a collection of best-selling books and a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card. Authors like Nancy Thayer and Anna Quindlen will keep you entertained for hours, and we think a hot stone massage or skin soothing facial is an equally decadent way to escape the bitter season.

For your chance to win Spa Week and Random House’s Beauty  & The Book Giveaway, you can easily enter by clicking here. And while you’re in the holiday spirit, you can preview our holiday-themed book of the month, An Island Christmas, here.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily. 

Link Love Weekend Sendoff, November 21st

Happy Friday! Check out all the health, wellness and beauty happenings from around the web this week:

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How To Get Runway Brows via TheBeautyDepartment.com

A Pair of Tights That Will Never Run via Refinery29.com

Tips for Restoring Dry, Damaged Hair via BuzzFeed.com

Transform Your Skin with Sheet Masks via LuckyMag.com

Reverse Signs of Aging with These Ingredients via TruthInAging.com

How to Run Your First 5K via Shape.com

Friday Favorites: A Sparkly Nail Polish & More

A glitter-filled nail polish and a delightful perfume are a few of our Friday Favorites this week! See what else we’re loving, below:collage

Clockwise From Left: Melon Daiquiri Shampoo, Bubble Bath, and Body Wash available at Philosophy.com, Capelli of New York Metallic Cheetah Print Infinity Scarf available at Nordstrom.com, Nail Polish – Superstar available at DeborahLippmann.com, Mini iPad Folio Hardcase Glitter Bug – Rose Gold available at KateSpade.com, Bobbi Brown ‘Warm Glow’ Eye Palette available at LordandTaylor.com, Jimmy Choo ‘Stars’ Eau De Parfum available at Ulta.com

Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

Five Ways to Stay Happy This Winter

Don’t let the winter blues bring you down! Here are five easy ways to stay happy during the holiday season.

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It may be hard to imagine, but December isn’t always “the most wonderful time of the year.” For some of us, darker days, hectic travels and family feuds can make the holiday season sufficiently stressful. And then there are those who find themselves forced to spend the holidays alone—turning a family-oriented occasion into a season of sadness.

So how do we keep our spirits up when the winter blues threaten to bring us down? Here are five easy ways to boost your happiness barometer during the depths of winter.

Take a Morning Walk

Besides being a great way to get exercise, going for a morning walk is a wonderful way to raise your spirits and take full advantage of the season’s shorter days. We guarantee that soaking up the soft winter light will get your day off to a good start.

Ditch The Holiday Crowds

There’s nothing more detrimental to your mood than dealing with the mobs at your local department store. If possible, avoid doing your holiday shopping on the weekends prior to Christmas. Shopping online is an easy way to escape the holiday crowds and score some serious bargains while you’re at it!

Give Back

With the commercialization of Christmas, it can be easy to forget that the holidays aren’t about getting gifts—they’re really about giving back. Helping others who are less fortunate will not only make you feel better than any gift you might receive, but it will also give you a more positive perspective on your own situation.

Drink Less

Packed with holiday parties, the month of December can often become a blur of booze and its unpleasant after effects. Practice moderation when enjoying the pre-Christmas festivities. Match your alcohol intake with the equivalent amount of water to prevent that hangover haze.

Enjoy The Indoors

When winter does her worst, enjoy the indoor comforts of the pre-Christmas season.  A warm fireplace, delicious baked goods and an evening of board games with friends will fill your heart with happy holiday cheer.

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.