Yay–today is a very fun post, each year right before the holidays Christy and I put our heads together and share our annual ‘Favorite Things’. Just like Oprah does, (Oprah’s list of Favorites for this year is HERE FYI) these are the fun, interesting, must-have items that get us through the day and make life a little more enjoyable. Some things on our lists stay the same year to year but for the most part, we try to share new things with you all to help you find some fun things to put on your Christmas list this year. We also have a fun jewelry giveaway for you at the bottom so be sure to read down to enter to win a fabulous pair of earrings, just the treat you need for the holidays!
I already mentioned these in our Women’s Gift Guide post, but they are worth mentioning again. I love the Moonlight pajamas from Nordstrom. There is definitely something to be said for actually wearing a quality matching set of pajamas to bed, and I really love sleeping in this brand. They aren’t hot, don’t wrinkle, and are super soft. I find that I am sad when they are in the wash so I am asking for another pair for Christmas just so I don’t have to spend a single night without.
Back on the sleep accessories–but sleep is everything, right? Honestly I find it harder to get a good sleep as I get older. I started using a sleep mask a few years ago and now it’s a habit. It definitely helps me sleep better especially when I travel.
One last thing before I give Christy a turn but how pretty are these pink jeweled shoes? I don’t tend to freak out about shoes, but these– I love. They have been a huge hit this year and already are almost sold out in some of the other colors but even the blush pink is gorgeous and so holiday party perfect!
I asked Christy to share some of her favorite things with us all and here are the items at the top of her list this year~
Hey everyone! Yes, this was a fun post; there’s so much prettiness that’s catching my eye right now. First off, these mugs. I love everything from Anthropologie or the Rifle Paper Co., so these Rifle Paper Co. coffee mugs (from Anthropologie) are at the top of my list. What a perfect way to start your caffeinated day with coffee in these pretty floral mugs! They’re also reasonably priced at $14 so a great gift idea, too.
So, full disclosure that I actually have a 4th generation Apple Watch and really love it, but I think that
the FitBit Versa 2 Versa 2 is a great substitute if you just can’t spring for the full price of the Apple experience.
I LOVE this blouse (you have to look at the back to see why it’s the perfect up-do or ponytail-day top) and it’s been in my cart for ages. I have a good feeling that it’s going to go on sale this Black Friday and I will mention it in my post that day if so! It comes in white, blue, this fuchsia, and basic black (tip: you can get 10% off by signing up for emails).
This Staub pot, is the perfect size for so many recipes for a family of four. If you’re not familiar with Staub, it’s generally considered a step up from LeCreuset and the price usually reflects it, but this is an amazing pre-Black Friday deal.
This is definitely something you want to find under your Christmas Tree this year–the Samsung 55″ Frame QLED TV (that looks like art when it isn’t in use). This is the same one we have and I always rave about it; well, it’s about $500 less than we paid for it because they’re closing out the model year. One other plus is the single, teeny, transparent cord that runs from the TV on the wall to the “black box” that holds the DVR and all the other goodies. No more tons of thick black cords to hide or camouflage!
This Long-Wearing Lipstick is my go-to and I keep a tube in my purse, car, and all over the house. It wears for hours and never gets gloppy.
Now for our Favorite Things giveaway! One of our local friends, Amelia Lawrence Jewelry is giving away one holiday treat for one lucky reader! **UPDATE: Giveaway is CLOSED***
She makes the most beautiful, hand-crafted pieces of jewelry. Wouldn’t one of her pieces be a lovely way to kick off Christmas? To enter to win simply visit her website here, come back and leave us a comment as to which piece of jewelry you’d like to win. For an additional entry, follow us on Instagram (just leave a comment here saying you follow along with your IG handle), that is all!
Good luck everyone!