Rise and shine friends, Christmas is in 8 days!! EIGHT DAYS. Eeeeek! How are you hanging in there? I’m actually not too bad on the freak out scale right now, which is surprising for me. I have about seventy percent of my shopping done, but I’m feeling myself getting mentally ready for Christmas to come. Do you know the feeling? All the build up and parties and planning and decorating can be a little much sometimes. It’s fun and I love it, but it’s also a bit exhausting, so I’m feeling ready for this crazy season to wind down. Anyone else feel that way? Anyway, for today’s post I’m mixing things up a bit and sharing a little dose of Friday Favorites on a Monday. I actually realized that I haven’t done a good ol’ Friday Favorites in a long time, so I figured why not just lump all of my December favorites into one and share them today? Sounds good to me!
The Best Slippers
First up I have to rave about these shearling slippers. I ordered these on Cyber Monday and it was the best decision of my life. Just kidding. But pretty darn close. I have been obsessed since they arrived on my doorstep. They are SO comfy and the quality is amazing for the price. I’ve mentioned these a few times over on Instagram, but I wanted to share them here too because they’re just so darn good. You can see them here.
The Christmas Typewriter
This next favorite is actually all about antique Christmas sheet music. I ordered these from Etsy a while back and I styled them in my antique typewriter. I loooooove having this little display on my desk.
Etsy is full of cool things and these are probably one of my favorite finds ever. I love using old sheet music in my decor!
My Favorite Holiday Candle
My latest obsession has been this Peppermint candle from Antique Candles Works. I have to say this is my favorite ACW scent everrrrrrrr. Seriously, it’s that good. It’s a slightly sweet smell that isn’t too peppermint-y if you know what I mean. It just basically makes the house smell like you’ve been busy in the kitchen whipping up Christmas candy. It’s the best and actually 10% off right now too. Stock up while you can!
Best Winter Fleece
Another favorite over the last few weeks has been this fleece pullover. If you watch my IG stories you know I wear this multiple times a week! It’s just SO warm and cozy, which of course is perfect this time of year. But I really love how it has more dressy look compared to most fleece pullovers. It’s still casual, but a nice-casual if that makes sense. Anyway, I love it and it’s definitely worth the money.
Lately I’ve been LOVING a lot of new makeup. I tried the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and concealer right before I went to the Silobration and I’ve been hooked ever since. The combo is AMAZING and makes my skin look so good. Plus it has a really great wear time for me. Annnnnnnnd it doesn’t break me out, which is always a big positive for me.
I don’t have a lot of extra down time in my life for reading, but I rounded up the few books I did read over this past year or so. And yes, I even included a cook book! I love the photography in Joanna Gaines’ cookbook and it actually has some great recipes–we especially love the banana bread. I also loved Present over Perfect, Anxious for Nothing, Hope Unfolding, and Girl Wash Your Face. They’re all inspiring and empowering books. And they make great gifts too!
New Recliners in the Living Room
Lastly I wanted to share our new recliners in the living room. If you follow along on Instagram you have already seen these new chairs, but I know many of you don’t so I wanted to share them here too!
For a long time now my husband has been begging me to find recliners for our living room. But it was a little tricky because we wanted recliners that didn’t cost a fortune, weren’t ugly, and were the right size for our space. These chairs fit all of those requirements and so far we are LOVING them. They’re really comfortable and I love the tufted back. And they were a huge bargain too, which is always nice. (You can also find our rug here.)
Other recent tidbits:
- I’ve been a cookie making machine over here lately. I just made these snickerdoodle cookies last night and they are SO yummy. Super easy too! Next up I’m going to make these, which are my husband’s favorite.
- I’m planning to make these easy cinnamon rolls for us on Christmas morning and I can’t wait! Can you tell I really like to eat this time of year?!
- This cordless vacuum is something I’ve been meaning to share with you all because we literally use it every single day. It’s an upgrade from the one we had before and it’s so much better. The quality is great and it’s super convenient, especially if you have little people that drop a lot of crumbs.
- This has been my favorite blanket lately–so soft and cozy!
- Lately I’ve been getting the itch to paint our kitchen cabinets and even my husband mentioned that it would be nice to freshen them up a bit. I’m actually really intimidated by that kind of project because I know painting cabinets is a ton of work, but I might go for it once the holidays are over. I really love these soft gray cabinets.
Well I hope you enjoyed this random mix of favorites and tibits–from new chairs to Christmas-y antique typewriters and everything in between! Thanks so much for stopping in today, I always appreciate when you spend time with me here on the blog. I hope you have the best week!!
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