Each month requires a different set of essentials for survival. With December being the last calendar month of an unforgetful, yet often stressful 2016. Here are my must haves for the last 31 days of the year:

  • A pajama set from the lovely folks over at Sleepy Jones
  • Hot green tea (I would say hot chocolate, but I’m not really a fan)
  • This song
  • An Amazon Prime account (you know, for those last minute gifts)
  • A flight ticket back home for the holidays (in my case Louisiana)
  • Binge watching this show and maybe this one too
  • Cuddling up with a great book like this one by Phoebe Robinson
  • Playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on repeat for the next 25 days
  • Finally getting over the finale episode of HBO’s Insecure
  • A journal entry reflecting 2016 accomplishments and setting 2017 goals (keep it positive!)
  • Mulled wine made with 14 Hands’ Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The December issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring President Barack Obama
  • A box of kleenex as I realize it’s his last month in office (Barry, don’t go!)