Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Current Obsessions

I have found some new products that I am in love with and wanted to share!

{One} Lush Products

Last year around Christmas, I went to our local Lush store and purchased some bath bombs.  Now, the bath bombs are a little bit pricy, but are worth every single penny!  I saved my very last one until last month when I finally broke down and used it.  I finally made it back to the Lush store soon after and not only bought a few more bath bombs, but I also bought a new facial cleanser, moisturizer, and toner.  And let me tell you, these are amazing!  If you go to the store, the salesperson will help match you up with the correct products for your specific needs.  My favorite part is that the products smell so delicious!

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{Look at this beautiful color this particular bath bomb turned the water!}

{Two} Merona Chunky Sweater

If you know anything about me, you will probably know that 90% of my closet consists of mainly black clothing.  Tom even gets on me about how much I have!  But, I just had to have this sweater!  It is so cozy and the perfect length to wear with leggings!  You can find it {here}.

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{Three} Teavana

Across the hall from Lush is a Teavana store.  I had always passed it and saw that they gave samples of tea, but had never really gone inside to see what it is all about.  Let me just tell you this...I am obsessed!  They have loose tea and you can make whatever combination you want!  I even got this awesome teamaker to brew my tea in!  If you love tea, I would definitely check it out!  Plus, they are now owned by Starbucks so you can use your rewards card there, too!

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{Four} Elli's New Toy--Wellington

Don't ask me how her new floppy dog toy got the name of Wellington, but I swear Elli knows who we are talking about when we say "Go get Wellington!"  She plays with him downstairs and when we go upstairs for bed, she grabs him and carries him up to bed, too.  It is seriously the cutest thing ever!

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{Five} Boxwood Wreath

I found this wreath at Target {not in the Christmas section, over in the homegoods section} and I thought it would be perfect for our front door!  I think we might even be able to use it year-round, not just during the holiday season!

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I hope that y'all have a great Tuesday!!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Recap

Well this post is a little late, but better late than never!  For Thanksgiving this year, Tom and I went over to his parents house to eat a late lunch.  His mom and I were in charge of all the sides {my favorite part of the meal} and Tom, his brother, and dad were in charge of the turkeys {Tom's favorite part of the meal}.   Later that day, I was able to FaceTime with my family back in North Carolina.  I tell you what, not spending holidays with my family doesn't get any easier, but it is nice to be able to "see" their faces on those special days!

One of my absolute favorite side dishes for holidays is green rice.  It has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember and it is SO GOOD!  You can find the recipe {here}.

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I also made an apple pie, but completely forgot to take a picture of it!

Before we ate our Thanksgiving meal, Tom, Elli, and I went to the field near his parents' house to take some pictures for our Christmas card.  We always manage to convince his brother to take them for us!  We started out taking them with my big girl camera, but it was so slow at snapping the shots, we ended up just using my iPhone.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

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Later that night, we ran to Target to check out the Black Friday deals.  We weren't looking for anything too crazy; really all I wanted was the most recent season of Modern Family on DVD for a good price.  I found that and we picked up his parents a Bluray player that was marked down for a great price!  Well with the way they wind you through the aisles to check out, I ended up finding tons of other essentials that I needed...after I took this picture I ended up grabbing a tube of chapstick.  Man, we are crazy Black Friday shoppers here!

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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