Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A few of my favorite things

Cue Julie Andrews and her bright copper kettles... As you might have noticed, there's a bit of a common theme this week around my little blog.  I am officially feeling the Christmas spirit.  If you didn't see my post yesterday with my wish list for Santa, here's the link.  In cnjunction this year, I decided to share a few of my own current favorite things, in case you might be looking for additions to add to your list to Santa.  


Marlow from Sole Society: I purchased this bag in oxblood last month, and unfortunately, that one is no longer available, but grey color is also fantastic.  I use this bag for work, blogging events, and just to go shopping.  It has a ton of pockets and fits my DSLR so perfectly.

Bath & Body Works candles: Their scents are amazing!  Lately, we've been burning Winter Candy Apple, Cinnamon Caramel Swirl, Champagne Toast, and I love that even after the candle is blown out, the candle is still fragrant for hours.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky: I recently won Pamela's Sephora giveaway, and I picked up this and a few other splurges for myself.  This has not disappointed and I just love all the smoky neutrals.

Starbucks: Like every other blogger out there, I have all the heart eyes for red cups and holiday drinks, but this year, I am also loving these adorable little ornaments (hearts and confetti).  Plus, Starbucks gift cards are always my gifts of choice for sweet neighbors who take in our packages while we're gone and the maintenance staff here at our apartment.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga: Mike and I are so excited for The Force Awakens and recently we purchased the first 7 movies on Blu-Ray, and we're on our second way through.  This would be the perfect gift for any Star Wars geek.

LL Bean Wicked Good Moccasins: Anyone in your life will love these slippers.  They are ridiculously comfortable and even come in a men's version.  Plus, they have a rubber outsole, so totally acceptable to wear them out and about!

Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace: I got one of these in white pearl this fall, and I wear it with everything!  What's a better combination than Kendra Scott + statement necklace + a tassel?  It comes in over 30 colors, too.

Ghiradelli Dark Peppermint Bark: Stocking stuffer alert!  This stuff is my favorite candy of the holiday season.

Essie 2015 Holiday Gift Set: I love these sets that Essie puts our every year, and the colors they chose this year are great.  Cocktail Bling is my favorite gray, and every holiday outfit needs a red polish like A-List.

S'well bottle: I've had one of these for a few months and cannot get enough of it.  It really does keep my drinks cold all day.  We also gave these away at my event a couple of weeks back, and everyone loved them.  I was so excited to be gifted an extra, and that gave me the start of a great idea...

And now, that brings me to the best part of this post: a giveaway!
To spread the wealth around a bit, I've decided to share a few of these favorites with y'all.  One lucky reader will receive all of these gifts: a silver lining S'well bottle, Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, Winter Candy Apple Bath & Body Works candle, and Ghiradelli chocolate.
I thought this would be a fun way to thank all of you for following along over the past couple of years.  Good luck!
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117 comments:

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

What a fun list of faves, Meg! B&BW's Winter Candy Apple is my all-time favorite!! That Essie set is on my Christmas wish list too! :) Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway!! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season, sweet friend! xoxo

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

What a fab giveaway - I'm crossing my fingers for this one! Bath & Body Works candles were definitely one of my favorite things this year (my old apartment banned them in my lease so I've been going candle-crazy ever since moving). Champagne Toast is one of my new favorites, too!

Jenn said...

Wooohooo! What a great bunch of stuff...and then to have it in a giveaway? Even better!!

Kristin said...

A lot of people on my list are getting adult coloring books...they're super relaxing.

Kristin said...

Awesome giveaway! I love those B&BW candles, especially Winter Candy Apple! One of my favorite things recently has been plaid anything... I just got a cozy flannel shirt that goes perfect with leggings and boots.

Kristin
thedixiedaisy.blogspot.com

P!nky said...

Great things, wooohoo! One of my favorite things this year was our trip to Colorado!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I loveeeee the Essie polishes! They are my favorite.. Sometimes a little tricky to work with but the colors make it worth it, to me... What a great giveaway! That is very generous of you!!!! Xo

Annie L said...

Adore this giveaway! Love your favorite things, entered!
Xoxo
Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Shawna Davis said...

I love candles and the Urban Decay Naked pallate!

BLovedBoston said...

Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!! I am dying for a swell bottle!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Pink and Green Mom said...

I want everything on your list. How cute would a little Christmas tree with all of those Starbucks ornaments be?!

Natasha said...

My favorite thing this year was a relaxing Spring break with the family!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Love this! Fingers crossed :)

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

I am starting to feel the Christmas spirit now too! Its so cool that you bought all the Star Wars movies...I love them! I already have tickets purchased for the Force Awakens for opening night, haha. So excited about this giveaway too!

amy said...

those slippers look so cozy!!!
what a great giveaway!

Kelly Harrold said...

I love the Swell bottle! I'm obsessed with my own and carry it everywhere but would love a new one :)

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Love this! I love anything Kendra Scott or Essie :)
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Trac~ said...

Christmas is my favorite time of year! I am off to find the slippers - I've been looking for a new pair and I LOVE LL Bean! :) Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! :)

Carly Messmer said...

Loving these faves! Confession: I haven't seen any of the Star Wars movies and Adam is on a mission to get me through them before the new one comes out. I have my doubts that we can do that many in just a couple weeks, but we're going to try!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

Urban Decay palettes are the best. I used to collect all their limited edition ones, I wonder if they do those anymore?

Suburban prep said...

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One of my favorite things is Sketchers Go walk shoes.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Fab giveaway! I love those moccasins! They look so soft and warm :-)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such an amazing giveaway! It seriously emcompasses all of my favs as well - the B&BW candles, the Swell bottle, Starbucks, and UD Naked palettes. Love them all! Fingers and toes crossed for this one <3

Green Fashionista

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

The Essie set is one of my favorites that I've seen them put together! Such a good combination of colors.

Carrie said...

I've been on the hunt for a better water bottle! And I can't even tell how long I've been coveting a Naked palette... such fun favorite things!

Rebecca Jo said...

I think I need that bag in my life!!! Off to see more about it
... i'm obsessed with those little Starbucks ornaments!

Jillian said...

ahhh great giveaway! i want ALL the things! the best thing I bought this year would probably be something baby related-- i love Violet's changing pad. random but SO useful. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

yesenia solis said...

Wow awesome prizes love the naked palette hope I get lucky been trying to get the smoky palette thank you hun

Sarah Elizabeth said...

My favorite things this year were all experiences; getting engaged over Valentine's weekend in NYC, using my passport for the first time to visit the Puglia region of Italy, buying a house, adopting a shelter dog and marrying my best friend. 2015 was full of JOY and amazing experiences!

Also, those slippers are AMAZING and I have a pair waiting under the Christmas tree for both me & my husband.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Love this list girly! I'm always looking for things to add to my wish list so I got some great ideas! I just saw that Starbucks partnered with Swell and has a red bottle out, I'm totally adding that to my list :)!

Alyssa said...

My favorites this year: caramel cappuccino K-Cups, Toms shoes...always, navy blue Essie polish, and dark lipstick!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Also my favorite thing about this year was definitely getting engaged :)!! Thanks for the fab giveaway!!

Unknown said...

Love this idea for a give away, and it goes so great with the season! Good luck to everyone! Xoxo

Julie said...

I love candles but never burn them enough! I also keep getting yankee candle coupons in the mail for the holiday and I feel kinda obligated to go check it out, ha!

Macy V said...

This list is full of amazing things! Starbucks, purses, essie...yes yes yes! I am going to send some of these things to Dave for stocking stuffer ideas ;)

Emily said...

They sell the S'well water bottles at the studio where I teach, and everyone raves about them. One of my coworkers brought it on her honeymoon and said the margaritas stayed cold ALL day at the beach, so they must work, right? ;)

My favorite thing was moving to Texas. Not the move (because Charleston is the best), but figuring out and solving problems together as husband and wife!

Jen said...

I love the Starbucks ornaments, they are too cute!

Kelley Elder said...

S'well bottles are my fav this year, and everyone is getting one! haha. Great list!

rainesmom said...

Great giveaway! The Swell bottles are amazing. But my overall favorite for the year is the UD Smokey Palette - Urban Decay finds a way to out-do itself every year!!
~ Kim Pincombe Cole

Heather Sebastian said...

One of my favorite things from this year taking crafting classes with my daughter! :)

KassieHarris said...

The Ultra Repair Cream from Frist Aid Beauty has been an ultimate favorite this year. It has saved my dry skin!

Adriana G said...

My favorite thing this year is the Bath and Body Works Pink Chiffon Mist.

Mary Czerczyk said...

Nice giveaway. My favorite thing this year was the new Jurassic Park movie.

L.S. G said...

My favorite thing this year has been finding out that my husband's eyes are ok and can be operated on easily. I like the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette from your list.
Instagram - lincinationg7

Emily said...

I've heard great things about those water bottles and of course I think everyone's loving the Naked Smoky palette although I haven't even mastered the art of doing smoky eye as yet. Lovely giveaway!

Madelyn Sue said...

One of my favorite things this year was Too Faced Melted liquid lipstick in Velvet.

Christina Lea Loves said...

Fabulous picks and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I've definitely been eyeing those water bottles!

Meegan said...

My favorite thing this year has been anything kendra scott!

Velvetwhip said...

The makeup collections this year have been stellar - Urban Decay's Naked Smoky palette is covetable to the extreme.

Lynne M. said...

This year, I've fallen in love with Diamond Candles. They're great quality, the aromas are divine, and there's a ring in each one -- and a chance to win another ring valued up to $5000! I'm a candle lover, so I'm really grateful for the chance to win one in your giveaway. (The chocolate and the Urban Decay are great too!)

Sara Goodhind said...

One of my favorite things this year is the Swell bottle!

Jennay said...

My favorite thing this year is the Bellabeat LEAF activity tracker! LOVE it! A very fashionable and helpful tool for tracking your activity, sleep patterns, and more!

Kristina said...

My favorite things include any Lush bath bombs. I'm all about the comfy. I want comfy pajamas, terry bath robe!

Elena said...

one of my favorite things was apple watch

Colleen Boudreau said...

Definitely my Kindle.

latanya t said...

too faced better than sex mascara

Carly Blogs Here said...

Crossing my fingers for this giveaway! I want all of the Starbucks holiday cups, I regret not getting the one I wanted last year and have a feeling I might cave on a little present to myself sometime soon, haha. Peppermint bark is my favorite too- yum!

Sandy Pincombe said...

my favorite thing was the Mia my daughter gave me for my birthday last week

Kayla MKOY said...

One of my favorite things this year has been my yellow Polaroid. This little thing has gone all over the place with me and leaves me with SO many memories! ;) love this giveaway, thanks girl! Fingers crossed!!!

Kristina said...

Such a great post . I am giving my mom a collection of my favorite things for the holidays . So excited for her to see the theme

rachel jenkins said...

I loved going shooting with my family!!

Ashley Perez said...

I love quality time with my family!(:

Shira said...

Hm this year was kind of tough for me but my favorite I guess is the health of my little sister.

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

One of my favorite things was learning about Urban Decay Eyeshadow. I had a friend tell me how great it was.

morris977 said...

One of my very favorites is Julep Gel Eye Glider waterproof eye liner. It goes on smooth and stays in place all day. I also adore Julep Oxygen Nail Polish because it's breathable and comes in a huge variety of colors.

Petula Lloyd said...

One of my favorite things this holiday season is Burt's Bees candles. They smell so clean, refreshing and natural.

Gretchen Luper said...

the birth of my 5th grandson and all the sweet things he got at his baby shower.

wigget said...

having 2 thanksgivings

Rebecca Zoeller said...

One of my fave things this year was a monthly macaron box from Dana's Bakery that I rec'd as a gift, her macarons are just the best and the flavors so creative.

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

how awesome ! love those swell bottles and you really cannot go wrong with that smoky palette! i mean it's all fantastic if you ask me. great list chica!

xoxo cheshire kat

Maria Sarmento said...

I really love knowing new products and coming from a different country everything is different! Being a foodie all the variety of fresh food was amazing to me but there is also the huge market of baking mixes: muffins, breads, cakes...what a country the US! :)

Bridgett wilbur said...

My daughter graduation and her going to colledge this year.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That bag is gorgeous. Pretty much any mug I have purchased this year has been a favorite! ;)

Sean C said...

One of my favs this year was OTK boots!

Lily A. said...

LOVE that necklace, so beautiful! And my gosh do I go crazy for that peppermint bark, it's my fave! Just found your blog thanks to Veronica from VeroSays!! Adding it to my reading list!
xo, Lily
beautywithlily.com

Alina Conn said...

One of the many was watching my son take his first steps.

Andrea Hatfield said...

Candles! You can never have enough candles. :)

Annie {Home of Malones} said...

My Yeti cooler cup has been one of my favorite items this year!! I always have it with me.

Sonya Sanderson said...

My Keurig!

D Johnson said...

My new Icoffee Opus machine.

Cindy said...

One of my favorite things this year was discovering a wonderful new coffee shop and music venue. They are locally owned, actually pay musicians to perform, and make a delicious chai latte.

Augustin Arvizo said...

I want this for my special lady!!

Augustin Arvizo said...

The Swell Mugs were one of my favorite things this year - Can you believe Starbucks charges $35 for them. Ouch

savvygirl65 said...

My fav thing this year was getting to visit with my best friend.
Sherri J

savvygirl65 said...

My fav thing this year was getting to visit with my best friend.
Sherri J

Priscilla S. said...

One of my favorite things has been my kindle fire hdx. It was my New Year's resolution to read more and I've bought so many great books this year.

Holly Thomas said...

My kitten Oskar is my favorite of this year.

Kimbre M said...

One of my favorite things this year was when we bought our new home in July!!

Carla Bonesteel said...

My favorite things this year were anything Walking Dead. I went to the premiere, and brought home tons of zombie swag!

Paol Trenny said...

My favorite thing this year was being accepted into my graduate program.

Amy C. said...

Iced coffee has been and always will be a favorite!

Shane Prather said...

That's a tough one! I'd say all my Urban Outfitters buys :)

Maribel said...

One of my favorite things this year is a pair of leather boots I bought very Comfortable

Maribel said...

One of my favorite things this year is a pair of leather boots I bought very Comfortable

sophschrader said...

i've been loving champagne pop by becca!

abbasprincess said...

one of my favorite things is peppermint oil this year

Jessica said...

My favorite thing this year was getting to see my family!:)

Kay Breezy said...

I loved this shea moisture body wash I received as a gift.

Evie Clarkson said...

awesome giveaway! xxx

Heather Hollands said...

I found a recipe for Starbucks Mocha Caramel Frappuccino. I'm addicted!

julie1151 said...

The TV show Fargo is one of my favorite things this year. I didn't get around to watching until this year, but now I'm all caught up and eagerly anticipating the last two episodes of the current season. It's such a good show!

Zoey said...

One of my favorite things this year is my UD 24/7 eyeliner.

Amanda Patterson said...

One of my favorite things this year was Zoya nail polish I have been buying them like there's no tomorrow haha!

Brandon Sparks said...

I would have to say the apple watch.

rebretta veasey said...

my new phone is my fave this year!

Rachel Beltz said...

Sports bras from Victoria's Secret! I'm not sporty or anything but they are just so comfy hahah!

Pink and Green Mom said...

One of my favorite things from this year are the ankle boots I got from DSW. Now I just need some in black;)

Laurie Murley said...

I love anything urban debay puts out

Angela P said...

Favorite moment watching my daughter really take off and enjoy reading.. and Benefit's Rollerlash for a favorite product.

mom2twogirls82 said...

I love Winter Candy Apple scent from Bath and Body Works' holiday line

Amanda Sakovitz said...

seeing my family more

Stacey Roberson said...

One of my favorite things is my KitchenAid Mixer.

Stacey Roberson said...

One of my favorite things is my KitchenAid Mixer.

laroyal said...

Tom's slippers is one of mine!

Yesenia Salgado said...

great giveaway! Love those moccasins: they look so warm! & those B&W candles sounds so relaxful & peaceful. My favorite thing this year is my Elizabeth Arden eye lid liner & my Milani Rose Powder blush.

Birdie Bee said...

My favorite thing this year was a set of PeachSkin sheets.

Alma Salgado said...

One of my favorite things is my Real Techniques Expert face brush I recently purchase. & my Milani Color Statement lipstick in Nude Creme. Awesome giveaway!! :)

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