Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Our Favorite Things...Part I

We have a two part series for the blog this holiday season - Our Favorite Things! Today, we hear from Becca, Courtney, Julie, Kelsy & Sarah!

Becca's Favorites
Noonday Jewelry: I have quite a few statement pieces of jewelry that I ear often from Noonday. LOVE this organization and the causes it supports - Noonday creates sustainable jobs for women all over the world - and in turn, those ladies create some beautiful jewelry! I would definitely recommend checking them out for the perfect piece for a female Christmas gift! I want it all! Here's their website for more!

Connoisseurs Diamond Cleaning Pen: This little pen is magic! I mean how many of us actually have time to often go into the jewelry store to get our rings cleaned?  This ring allows you to shine up that bling at home!  I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond!

Beauty Counter: My friend Katie Bagwell got me hooked on Beauty Counter this year! I love their facial products because they don't contain all of the yuck ingredients and chemicals that many products on the market do contain - and, the best part, they WORK!  I especially love the Charcoal cleaning bar right now - it's gentle, non drying, and really helps fight blemishes in your skin. I even have my husband using it!  I have quite a few Beauty Counter Products on my wish list this Christmas!

Courtney's Favorites
Clark Maroon Wedges: because everyone knows maroon is the new black AND, most importantly, I can wear these for a whole wedding - start to finish - and as any wedding planner knows that's amazing!

Ipsy Bag: Loving my subscription to Ipsy (a gift from my sweet friend Tricia) lately. So fun to try out new products and looks without having to go shopping - which let's face it - make up shopping with a toddler is on the TOP of everyone's list of fun things to do!

Julie's Favorites
Books: I absolutely love curling up with a good book. But none of that non-fiction nonsense. I love fiction; being transorted to a different time and place, especially with a little post-apocolytic romance thrown in. My favorites are long series that pull me in for weeks or even months like Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent. If I had to pick one favorite book though I would have to be honest and say that it is the first Twilight. I know, thats so not "in" anymore, but its the only book that I have ever willingly picked up to read more than once. I will not let you know how many times I've read it though ;)

Chocolate: When I curl up with these books I always snack on dark chocolate (and red wine, but I could only pick two things and chocolate takes priority over wine most days ;)). My favorite type of chocolate is dark with any fun flavor thrown in like orange or sea salt.  Trader Joes has the BEST assortment of these with "Caramel and black sea salt" taking first prize.

Kelsy's Favorites
Earrings from World Market: They have the best styles and are such a great price ($5-$20).

Smart Wool Socks: They last forever and keep your feet toasty warm. :) 

Sarah's Favorites
 Rewined Candles: My husband brought home my first Rewined candle and I immediately fell in love with them! These candles are made in Charleston, SC from hand-cut repurposed wine bottles using 100% soy wax. My favorite is from their Signature Collection - champagne! They also offer Blanc and Magnum Collections and a Winter Seasonal - Wine Under the Tree. These candles make perfect gifts for the wine lover in your life! I always have one burning in my kitchen!
Sage Paper Co: This is a new favorite of mine and one I'm very excited about! I met owner, Alexa, recently at The Bradford Open House. She does hand-painted paper goods, including note cards, quotes, wedding invitations and more! She is so talented! I've got two of her pieces, the Buddy the Elf quote pictured below and one that says "fortune favor the brave" that hangs in my daughter's room. And I have big plans for a gift for the hubby in the near future! Here is her website to look at her work and shop!


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