Monday, December 12, 2016

Our Favorite Things...Part II

The second part of Our Favorite Things! Today, we hear from Bailey, Dana, Leah & Whitney!

Bailey's Favorites
The Holiday: Curling up and watching this movie with Hot Coca (spied with Bailey's) is one of my favorite traditions with my girlfriends every Christmas!

Love and Lemons Cookbook: This darling cookbook isn't just great for its amazing photos, but its recipes are delightful! It will spark some inspiration into your regular cooking routine!

Dana's Favorites
Kendra Scott Sophee earrings: These are my go to earrings. I got them last year from my momma. Previously, I just stole Courtney's pair every other day. I think she told mom to get them for me so I would stop taking hers! They go with everything! I especially love them in rose gold. They are perfect for a casual day volunteering at school, catching a meeting, or dressing up and going out on a date!  I also really love the quality - they don't hurt my ears, and they are super light, so they don't feel like I am wearing a statement earring. They are a great neutral that anyone who like earrings will appreciate. I seriously love these - I wear them at least 4 times a week!

America's Test Kitchen Cookbook: 30 Minute Meals: My MIL got this for me a few years ago in the height of Bradford construction. She said she wanted to give me something that made my life easier. It is seriously one of the most useful gifts I have ever gotten. It has really awesome recipes in it with ingredients that I typically have on hand. I also now know some of the staples the recipes use and try to have that always in my pantry. Not only is it easy, quick, and efficient in terms of pots/pans but they are so yummy! We LOVE the salmon cakes, black bean burgers, shepherd's pie, spinach pesto, and glazed carrots to just name a few. If you don't know what to get a mom of toddlers, or someone who is just super busy ALL the time- this is the best gift!

Leah's Favorites
Melinda Maria Jewelry: Her jewelry (all styles) is so beautiful and unique, and best of all it's affordable! You can tell that the pieces are crafted well and each one is special. I own a lot of her pieces, but the Gwyneth Ring is one of my favorites!

Savory Spice Shop: The spices are so pure and high quality, and you can just tell the difference from the big name brand stuff. Their unique spice blends are the best and they have so many different sweet and savory options to choose from! Plus their prices are really great for such high quality spices. Right now one of my favorites is the Fajita seasoning - I literally put it on everything: Fajita Seasoning, Family Style!

Whitney's Favorites
Planners: I love, love, love a planner. I write all of my to-dos and appointments in my planner. I still use Google Calendar for a lot of items as well but there is something beautiful about holding paper in your hands and writing down your events with ink. This year (2017) I'm using the Gold Paper Source planner. It's a weekly edition so I can see the whole week on the page layout. Last year (2016) I used the Simplified Planner's daily edition and highly recommend it if you need/want a 30 minute breakdown for your day. 

Scarf with Pockets: Travel often? Hate carrying around your purse all the time? I bought this scarf when I took a trip to Italy to carry my Passport around and some money. After the trip, I found myself using it all the time. Hands-free and even adds a safety feature so you don't have your purse sitting somewhere or hanging on your shoulder. I have the charcoal color pictured here but they have a ton of fun patterns and colors too! Here's the link to check them out!


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