Friday Favorites 12.15.17

12/15/2017 8 Comments

Happy Friday Friends!

It’s a super sized Friday Favorites today! I’m sharing a bunch of stocking stuffer ideas and last minute gifts for anyone on your list. Some of these would be perfect for travelers too!!

I’m also hosting my second CUPCAKE N DREAMS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

Today starts part one and Monday will start part two! Now on to the favorites..

Brooklyn’s Christmas Lights Tour

If you follow me on instagram, then you might have saw the crazy houses in brooklyn I toured last week all lit up! It was another well done tour by my friends over at A Slice of Brooklyn. (Check out the post here) If you are heading to NYC soon definitely check out their tours! (There’s a chance to have more entries in the giveaway when you pin this image below!)


Gift For the Chef in Your Life

Does this weather not scream cozy meals in every night?! I came across this article (Thank you NYT’s daily briefing) claiming this was the best dutch oven you could buy to make decadent mac n cheese or hearty stews. I can’t wait to make some of the recipes that are just sitting on my Pinterest recipe board with this baby!



Stocking Stuffers under $25


Face Masks under $10

Face masks from Sephora are always a great stocking stuffer. I am loving Sephora’s pomegranate face mask lately!


A girl can never have enough cabin socks during this season. They are the perfect stocking stuff to give your loved ones an extra dose of cozy this holiday season!

The Blended Blog Holiday Asks

I love following the ladies over at TBB and had so much fun joining in on their monthly link up this month! It was holiday themed and I loved reading how everyone does the holidays. I read some unique traditions that I would consider implementing when I have a family. You can read my answers here!

Gifts for Him

The men in my life always seem to be the hardest to buy for. I came up with some new ideas for my brother and dad this year. I figured I’d share incase some of you were stuck too! Thankfully, J was pretty easy to buy for this year!


Now for the giveaway! Since, I talk about and share my love for Nordstrom through out the year, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to my favorite store! You have all weekend to enter so tell all your friends! I will announce the winner on the blog on Monday morning.
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    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway girl!! Could always find something I want at Nordstrom!! You had me at Mac and Cheese for that dutch over, which we could totally use and I actually bought my sister a couple of sheet masks to try and the pomegranate one was one of them! xo, Biana

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    Andrea Nine


    Love when you join us on the Blended Blog! Happy Friday pretty girl, hope you have one heck of a festive weekend!

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    Sounds awesome. Your stocking stuffer ideas are useful. Face masks are always good.

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    Those Sephora masks are my favorite, the perfect stocking stuffer! And Nordstrom is always a fabulous idea *fingers crossed*. Happy Friday girlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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    Amy Cotton


    I’ve always wanted to get a Dutch oven, but was never sure what you used it for!! Haha!! Those are great ideas though!! I love some good Mac and cheese!! Have a great weekend!!

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    Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes


    Such a great giveaway!! And yes to those Sephora masks, they’re the best!

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    Yay for the giveaway!! Those lights look amazing. And I so want a Dutch oven! Enjoy the weekend!

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    Those look so cozy!! I am so excited to look into this light tour for next year! Thanks for the giveaway, Nordstrom is a huge favorite. Have a great weekend.