Friday Favorites 12.1.17

12/01/2017 8 Comments

Happy Friday Friends!

It’s the 1st of December and I’m officially ready to start celebrating Christmas! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend spending time with family and maybe taking advantage of Black Friday & Cyber Monday.  A few of my favorites are left over gift ideas, and my personal favorites, that I forgot to mention last week, in case you are still looking for a gift ideas! On to the favorites..

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Christmas Lights

I was so glad I was able to help my mom put up the outdoor Christmas lights last night. It really does put you in the holiday spirit. Anytime I get to share with my mama is a HUGE favorite too 🙂 Now I can’t wait for the tree!

52 Lists Journal Gift

I’ve mentioned my love for the 52 Lists journals before on the blog. They really are the best way to journal throughout the year because you only have to list out your thoughts! This year I wrote in the 52 Lists for Happiness journal and felt really connected to makes me happy in life.


New Travel Steamer

If you know a traveler, or just someone who doesn’t always have time to iron and would rather steam things (guilty!), then definitely gift them the OXA Smart Handheld Travel Steamer! It may be small, but it works extremely well at getting all those pesky wrinkles out of your perfectly packed clothes.

Newest Beauty Favorite

I’m a big fan of Dr. Jart face masks, so I added a couple to my sephora basket during their black friday sale last week. This cotton water replenishing mask gave me a hydrating boost this week. I plan to use one each week during these drying winter months.

Shop Small Business

As I mentioned on instagram earlier this week, I like to shop at small local businesses as much as I can. I think it fosters the community and there are so really nice gift options around the Capital Region of New York. Lakeside Farms is a family run farm and country store that has it’s own gift shop.

It brightened my day to walk around each little perfectly decorated room searching for some items that family and friends might like.

Are there any small businesses around your area that you like to shop at?!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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    Andre Nine


    Happy Friday beautiful lady!! The 52 Journal would be such a great gift! LOVE shopping small businesses. May your weekend be overflowing with joy and fun!

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    I love Christmas lights!! They are just so naturally peaceful and beautiful. And that country small shop sounds wonderful. We do shop small as often as we can and I love it. Happy Weekend!

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    Amy Cotton


    I love journaling and that 52 list one looks really cool!! It’s so great being able to look back on things!! Have a great weekend!!

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    Love my travel steamer! Small businesses are awesome to support

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    That travel steamer probably needs to be in my life as much as I travel. I need one for home though, too. I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I try and shake out wrinkles…

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    Sheet masks are always so helpful. Have a great week.

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    That travel steamer is such a great purchase!! I need to look into getting one!We don’t really have too many neighbors that put lights up but I love when we go visit my sister’s neighborhood because they get decked out! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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    Putting up Christmas lights definitely puts me in the spirit of the season! And now I definitely need that travel steamer <3
    Green Fashionista