These Are a Few of My Favorite Things….

Christmas is here next week which is hard for me to wrap my head around. This one-less-week between Thanksgiving and Christmas is for the birds. At this point, I will just keep my half strung lights surrounding my front porch and welcome next Wednesday with open arms.

Although I started my Christmas shopping obnoxiously early this year I have somehow managed to leave a few gifts to the last minute.  When I don’t know what gift to give someone I often reflect back to the things I like most. My few of my favorite things, if you will:

Slippers! Every year slippers are on my list. Probably because I wear my “house shoes” (as my Alabama roommate Hope used to call them) around the house a lot.

UGG slippers hold up well and are worth the upgrade from the knock-offs, of which I also love but don’t last nearly as long.

Every 30’ish year old loves a good beauty regime. Cosmetics (perfume, make up, hair) seem to consistently be items that I repeatedly ask for.  I’ve come to the realization that my hair is better off doing it’s naturally wavy thing than my spending 20 minutes blowing it dry. This year I am hoping to score some Aveda Bee Curly products to help me accept this truth more easily.

Some Nivea lotion (Mr. R has given me this every Christmas since we’ve been married) and Regenerist serum and Essie nail polish never hurt a girl either.

Since I only recently discovered the Pioneer Woman so I have some catching up to do. The husbands (and often time the girls too) seems to love her recipes so a cookbook (any cookbook) would keep my from having to print so many of her recipes.

Although I have it on my Kindle. Sara Young’s Jesus Calling has been one of my favorite (quick) daily devotionals to date. It also comes in a new pretty teal leather-esque cover which I think would make a great gift.

My lingerie is long ago neglected so I ask the Hubs to help me look less like a homeless woman by perhaps purchasing something, anything, by Chantelle. Nordstrom has free shipping both ways and I do love me some Nordstrom.  In the 7 years I’ve been writing this blog, I do believe that is the first time I’ve typed the word bra.  So scandalous.  

I’ve seen this gold foiled Hold Your Horses sign floating all over Etsy and think it could be fun in a number of different places… Etsy is one of my favorite go to websites since it supports true crafters.

The blog books that my Mom prints for me each year are priceless.  In the past she has always used Blog 2 print and we have had great success with it.

These monogrammed Anthropoligie mugs have a thin lip and super cool statement. It’s a win win especially at only $8 a pop.  You still have two days left to order from Anthr and still receive in time for Christmas.

While we are talking dishes, these Horchow blue and white plates I feel in love with. If you are patient they will go on sale and you can get free shipping too (as in today!). I ordered them recently and paid about $6 each.  Today they have free shipping on all orders over $50.

I’m really keeping my fingers crossed that Santa will help me round out my lens collection for my Canon 50D with a 28-75 mm lens but those little boogers are expensive…

The Hubs gave me large pearl earrings years ago and I have been wearing them ever since. A staple in every southern girl’s style.

The best part of Christmas shopping is buying for my kids. Tomorrow I hope to compile a list of some of my favorite things I have found for THEM.