I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. I know for many it looked a little different this year. We had a quiet Thanksgiving with just us and our kids. We did something new and ordered our dinner from a local restaurant. I have to say it sure was a nice change!
1. Gift Guide with all our favorites
A gift guide with a few of our favorites and a few things we already have and enjoy every day!
1.Lantern (the Desert mist diffuser fits perfectly inside or a candle) 2. Desert Mist Diffuser 3. KitchenAid Bowl 4. Hot Chocolate 5. Pitcher 6. Ina Garten Modern Comfort Cookbook 7. Smeg Immersion Blender 8. Retro Mugs 9. Staub Pinetree Pot 10. Clock and 11. Ion Light from Schoolhouse Electric 12. Pajama Pants 13. Cozy throw (comes in 10 colors) 14. Flameless Candles 15. Ugg Slippers 16. Potholders from A Handmade House.
2. Is it okay to give socks for Christmas? (I think it is)
Bombas – It may seem boring to get socks for Christmas, but not if they are Bombas. We have been fans of Bombas from the start and are just now reordering our favorites. What I like about Bombas over other socks is that they come in sizes (very important when you are a 10.5-11 women’s shoe size) and they have no-shows that won’t slip down (you know what I’m talking about), ankle socks and light-weight calf-socks and knee-high socks that are insanely comfortable. Yes, I am going on and on about Bombas because they are that good!
3. Gingerbread Houses & A-Frames are two of my favorite things!
For a few years now I’ve been obsessed with A-frames. (Me and everyone else)! So much that we are actually considering looking for one in the Catskills to renovate for an Airbnb. I’m thinking very Remodelista style simplicity. But for now, we will just renovate this Gingerbread A-Frame from Target! How cute are these gingerbread houses? We had to get this one too! Patrick would have loved the Stadium Gingerbread Kit a few years back! Make sure to follow my Pinterest board: Cottage, Bungalows, Ranches & A-Frames for some major inspiration!
4. Thieves + A Holiday Bundle + Giveaway
If you’ve been curious about essential oils and how they might benefit you and your family, but still don’t have a starter kit…then this bundle is for you! My niece Courtney is offering a Holiday Bundle that includes a few of our favorite things! And I’m giving one away to one of you! To enter follow @most_lovely_things & @anessentialmotherhood on Instagram and tag 2 friends in the comments! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 1st!
The Holiday Bundle
Bath Salts with Peace & Calming and Christmas Spirit
16-oz. amber glass spray bottle with a Holiday label
Capful of Thieves Concentrate with Christmas Spirit Essential Oil
A Silent Night Roller with Stress Away & Lavender
Holiday Room Spray with Christmas Spirit, Tangerine & Nutmeg
To purchase a bundle (non-YL members only, please) DM Courtney @anessentialmotherhood Each kit is $20 and is intended to introduce you to a few of our favorite oils and show how you might benefit by using them. If you are ready to buy a starter kit, read this or click here.
5. Bungalow Blue Dresses up her grocery store Orchids for gift-giving
Kelly of Bungalow Blue shares a simple idea of how to dress up an inexpensive grocery store orchid. Perfect for a centerpiece to keep or to give. Read her post here!
Photo Credit: Bungalow Blue