2015 A Few of My Favorite Things

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This post has become something I have done for years now and it's always fun to do and narrow down to those few things that make me smile and happy, make my life easier and/or cozier, better all around. I don't like to bog it down with a million things because let's face it, there are TONS of awesome items out there, but these through this year, are a few of my favorite things.

*In no particular order

1. Sherpa Throw

I just bought this as part of the holiday collection from Target and there is already a household battle for it. This blanket is the perfect cozy throw to cuddle under this winter on the couch. The design is perfect for my red theme holiday decor but will easily go for the rest of winter. It also comes in other designs, so no fear if you don't like this one or this color. They show only two on this link, but if you search throws, there are more. $19.00 Here is the link: Target Blanket

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2. Kate Spade Gold Bow Earrings and Caged Bird Bracelet

I bought these two items in October and absolutely I adore them. I wore them both to the Philly signing in November. S. L. Jennings was wearing the same earrings in silver - How cool is that! I think these earrings are beyond adorable, they're also very classic and refined. They can be worn with jeans and sweater or a fancy dress. I've worn them with both and just love the look of them. They make me feel pretty and who doesn't want to feel pretty. The bracelet has sentimental meaning for me. I have two books that touch on the caged bird theme so when I saw this bracelet, I just had to have it. It's two love birds inside, solid in weight, which I love. And how it goes on is great in design. Both are sold out on the Kate Spade website but easily found on others like Amazon and in different colors. Prices vary. Bracelet  Earrings

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3. Kindle Paperwhite

I still shout from the rooftops every chance I get about this product. It's made my Favorites list for several years running for a reason. It's awesome. It's the best Kindle and ereader out there in my opinion. I've spent many a night over this past year reading in bed while the hubs quietly snoozed beside me and I never had to worry about waking him up by an annoying lamp being turned on a screen blinding him. The backlight is adjustable and awesome for indoors and out. Which seems to be the big divider when it comes between reading on this device and a tablet. This screen is matte and doesn't reflect the sun when outside, so you can comfortably read lounging on the beach in full sun or inside. I love my Paperwhite and purple case. $119 Paperwhite

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4. Totes the Goat - Free Game on the IOS App Store

Seriously cute game that I got for my kids on my iPhone but have played many times myself. They've now downloaded it onto their iPad too. It's FREE, great for all family members, and super FUN. Oh and the other characters, especially Oats the baby Goat are adorable. Look how cute. Check it out here: Totes the Goat

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5. La Croix - Passionfruit

Okay, this may seem like a strange thing to add, but it's delicious and zero everything in it so not bad for you. Just give it a try. Mmmmm $5 or under

 

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6. Vikings/Ragnar Wine Glass

This glass was a gift from Susan Rayner and Adriana Locke. We all three share a love for the show Vikings and have many a chat and gif session about it. My personal fave character is King Ragnar. This glass showed up one day and I was like, "Where have you been all my life?" I kissed it. Yes, I kissed Ragnar. I love this glass and use it regularly. I also love that you can get your own personalized glass with any design from Rebecca Parker, who made this one. Prices vary. Check out her inventory or create your own. Here's her FB link: Glasses

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Now that I've shared a few of my favorite things that I already own, here's a small wish list of mine that I've made for my family this holiday season:

1. The Amazon Echo - I'm still not entirely sure of all the things this thing can do, but some of the basic things, I'm all for and want. *gets all grabby hands* It's listed at $179, but has gone on sale several times for $30 off. I'm thinking we might see another sale by the end of the year. Amazon Echo 

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2. Oven Mitts - I know. I know. This is the most boring... okay, almost most boring gift ever, but for some reason I never think to buy new ones and mine are like 10 years old and worn out. lol

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3. Okay, this I got. Yep, my phone was old and some things were not working how they should so I treated myself to a new Rose Gold iPhone 6s during the Black Friday sales. I'm in love so far. I don't carry a purse much so I'm a little worried about when I go out on the town next and if it will fit in my pocket or whatever small money holder I take, but I guess we shall see. Loving it so far and it's pretty. Phone

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4. I'm a big giftcard person. I love them. I do. Here are some I've put on my Christmas list:

-Nordstrom for Nordstrom Rack

-Amazon

-Target

 

5. Hand Massager

Legit for my hands. I hear it really does helps with tired wrists, carpal tunnel, and tired muscles. It's on my wish list for sure. This one is from Sharper Image. Buy Here

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What are some items on your Wish List? What do you have already on my lists and love or what do you desire?

 

Have a great one,

Suzie <3

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