This beautiful planner is leather bound and has a page for each day of the week with hourly lines from 6am t0 9pm. There is a To-Do list section on each page as well. There is also a more colorful version of this planner over at Simplified Planner. I snagged one of this on Cyber Monday and my 2016 planner is on its way.
I pretty much love all of the Paddywax candles, but this Pomegranate and Spruce is my absolute favorite. I burn one of these every day during the holiday season.
Naptime Diaries is a company located in Charleston, SC. They started because they wanted to make scripture art that you can use to decorate your home. Their prints are beautiful. Use this link to get a code for 15% off.
Along with my Paddywax candle, I also love to diffuse DoTerra’s Holiday Joy essential oil blend. It’s a mix of Siberian Fir, Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Cassia, Douglas Fir, Nutmeg and Vanilla and it’s just delightful. I also put a few drops on pinecones that I use for decor during the holidays.
These are pretty much the best socks ever. My husband and I both get a pair in our stocking each year. They keep your feet warm without making them all sweaty. I will caution you though… once you go Smartwool it’s hard to go back.
Confession first: I love young adult literature. I found out about this fun little subscription box when I was at YALL Fest in Charleston, SC this past November. It’s a monthly box that includes one young adult book and 3-5 other bookish items. The cost is $29.99 per month + shipping and would be a great gift for the hard-to-buy-for teenager or someone like me who just loves young adult books even as an adult. Use code NEWMEMBER to get 10% off of your first order. (I haven’t actually subscribed to this box yet, hint, hint).
A friend of mine just opened this amazing little shop. She is a mom of two and desires to encourage other moms who fiercely love their families, but sometimes feel inadequate and overwhelmed. I just ordered the shirt pictured above and can’t wait to get it in the mail.
I know I’m a little late jumping on the Kitchenaid mixer bandwagon. I’ve been borrowing one from a friend the last month or so and have realized that I kind of need/want one permanently. I have been on the hunt to find a good deal and just found the one pictured above (Professional 5 QT) at Target for $199 this week. It’s regularly $449!!! Don’t forget to go through Ebates to purchase it and get cash back.
I am just slightly addicted to Counter Culture Coffee. I’ve talked about this company that is located in Durham, NC before and it is a must for my favorite things list. It’s a great gift for the coffee connoisseur in your life. My favorite blend is Forty-Six in the blue bag!
Causebox is a quarterly subscription box of “ethically made products that give back and empower others.” I purchased my first box this fall and loved everything in it (pictured above minus the succulents). Subscription boxes are such a fun gift and Causebox partners with socially conscious companies that seek to provide jobs and empower women.
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