Holiday Favorites 2014

Soooo.. have you gotten all your shopping done? Are you holiday cards ordered? Are your cookies made?

Sorry..am I stressing you out?

I wouldn’t say that I am ahead of the game…but I am right in the middle of it. It seems like the more I get taken care of, the more I have left to do!!

The hard part about this holiday beyond all the regular stuff is my whole book situation. I am actually loving the process thus far, and have most of my recipes nailed down…one thing though, I want to include some “Reader’s Favorites” recipes, this is where you come in. I totally want to hear your input on this. If there is a recipe of mine that you love I want to know about it!

I would LOVE it if you take the quick survey below and let me know your thoughts…I really want this book to be about what you guys want as readers! I have included 4 recipes this week that I am considering and I’d love to hear if you have a preference! Next week I will have four more!

Thank you so so much!

First up I am in LOVE with my Christmas Cards this year. I ordered them from Minted.com and can’t even tell you how much I love them. Actually Minted has really knocked it out of the park this year with their holiday stuff.

I also ordered this adorable print for my kitchen, I may or may not have gotten this stupid cute Pug notebook (omg) and am pretty much DYING over the personalized recipe wrapping paper!!PicMonkey Collage

I’m going to share my Christmas Card with you guys when I get them in the mail…I don’t want all my friends to see it here! AND I got all my envelopes printed this year…so obsess with the Custom Printed Options!!

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Next up this scarf that I have been wearing pretty much nonstop. It’s huge like a blanket, but adorable on and so super warm. I am having fun tying it in different ways!

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As the weather outside gets colder, my skin needs help! I have been using this Body Conditioner from Lush for about 2 years now. I LOVE it. After you are done in the shower, turn the water off and rub it all over your skin. Rinse it off and you’re done! Pat your body dry with your towel and you can skip lotion! It’s like Hair conditioner for your body. I love it!

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Next up I am loving LOVING this Naked on the Run kit from Urban Decay! I don’t travel ALL the time, but it’s perfect for when I do…and I just love having everything in one place for light makeup days…which lately has been a lot!

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I have been wearing my Sleep Hoodie pretty much non-stop lately too. The other day I did actually sleep in it! I couldn’t get warm!! But it’s super cozy and cute enough to wear to the store or just to lounge around the house!! I am pretty much crazy about anything that is cozy. It’s like a condition I have!

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Oh hey.. I also need to get a new hair dryer…I am currently using this one…I got it on sale a few years back and have loved it, but it’s recently losing the heat, which is making my hair kinda frizzy! I would love to hear what you are using!!

 

Also, for smells. I am still wearing and loving the White Nirvana from Elizabeth and James. I just can’t get enough. But I got a sample recently of Prada’s new Candy Florale and I am LOVING IT! I used to wear Prada Candy religiously, but 3 bottles through and I switched the Nirvana…but now with the new Florale version out, I might be back. It’s so good!

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I’m not asking for too many things this Christmas…the husband and I just bought a new mattress and bed frame with a new headboard. Isn’t spending money on a mattress the worst?? It’s like tires. I know you use it everyday and all that, but it’s such an unglamorous purchase that really breaks the bank! I decided though with a new mattress and bed we needed a new comforter and also new drapes. UGH!! It never ends!!

 

Also this shirt.. too funny. And the answer is no. NO!

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Also I haven’t bought it yet, but I have been eying this tunic sweatshirt! It’s Totally adorable and would look great with leggings!

 

Anyhow, that’s it for now! Thank you guys for taking the survey up at the top…I will be back next week with another one!

Have a great weekend!!

 

 

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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26 Responses
  1. Caroline Wiesing

    I love Elchim professional hair dryers. They last for years and make your hair super smooth. YOu can get them on Amazon too.

  2. jennyf

    butter and baking are never carbs! love that shirt! i use a chi hairdryer. i know they are a lot more expensive, but seriously worth it. your hair texture will change! and it’s quiet too. i’ve had mine for over 2 years now and loooove it.

  3. Lauren

    Hi, as I was reading your December favorites I noticed the mattress you purchased. We have to return our current one because of the pillow too sagging. The mattress guy recommended the I Series endowment, but I haven’t been able to find a whole lot of reviews on it. Do you like it? If you’d rather email feel free. Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      We have only had it for about a week, so so far we love it… the mattress has a 25 year warranty and they say that if the pillow top dents (sags or makes a permanent impression) an inch or more they replace it. So I will hold them to it!

  4. Dawn

    I can highly recommend the hair dryer I just got this year. It dries your hair really fast, it’s not that loud, and it’s got all the latest bells and whistles to keep your hair smooth. I have curly hair that I often dry straight. I absolutely love it, and I’m loyal to the Solano brand now that I’ve had two of them. http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PMGOEW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Hope the link works! If not, it’s the Supersolano 3700 Moda. Not sure why the price is so high now, because I only paid $117.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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