Hey there! If you’re coming over from DIY Showoff, welcome! I promise not to be too annoying. My friend Melissa asked a few of us to talk about our favorite things, and how can one turn that down? I have to find my favorite things, put pictures of them in a post, and talk about them. I think I can handle that.
Michigan winter equals boots. There’s just no way around it. I recently ordered these Hunter boots (1) for myself. Merry Christmas to me? I can’t wait to get them! The brown pair (2) are by Franco Sarto, and I’m madly in love. Not sure if someone can get any pickier about a brown boot than me, but these things are spectacular. Comfortable, snug around the calves, and good tread for snow. Sold.
Ok. These are clearly not necessities, but man do they change my life on a daily basis. Remember when I said Michigan winters require boots? Yeah well, they also require fur blankets from Restoration Hardware (1) and a Keurig coffee machine (2) that makes any kind of coffee or tea that I want.
Some more of my daily loves are a bit random.
1. When I turned 40 this year (gasp!), I decided I would no longer purchase my makeup in the teeny bop section of the grocery store. Don’t judge me. It was time to step it up. I did some research–cause that’s what I do–and chose Urban Decay foundation. It. is. awesome.
2. I need vitamins. I’m around 650 teenagers every day. You feelin’ me? The problem is actually taking them. Taking these gummy vitamins make the chances much greater that I’ll actually take these things. So yummy!
3. Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam candle. It’s my best friend. It smells like winter. Not Christmas. Winter. I love it!
What I’m about to show you might border on an obsession, but I’m ok with it. I went to Europe this year and discovered Cath Kidston. I walked into the store, and it embraced me in a floral and polka dot hug. That’s all she wrote. The pictures below are a sampling of what I purchased. I’m lucky I made it out of there alive really.
And finally, this movie. Pitch Perfect could play on a continuous stream for hours, and I would never tire of it. Skylar Astin? Musical medlies? All over it.
P.S. I included some Amazon links in here meaning I can make a percentage if you purchase the item you clicked on. Just want to be clear.