1. Carhartt Beanie – My girls introduced me to this beanie last year. It’s my fave!
  2. Nike Daybreak Sneakers – They’re throwback and so stinkin’ comfy!!! My new faves!! Have them in white and black.
  3. Panacea Beaded Earrings – My girlfriend, Amanda, had these on at the Super Bowl. I immediately ordered a pair! They’re my favorite Summer earrings. Black pictured below. White linked here!
  4. Ondo Socks – I’ve searched high and low for no-show socks THAT STAY UP. Alas, I have found them!! I’ve been wearing these for over a year now. They are the best!
  5. Target PJs – Love, love, love these. Have them in several colors. One heads up… they don’t last forever (hence, price point). but they’ll last you for a good year!
  6. Gorjana Coin Necklace – My favorite go-to necklace to dress up any T-shirt.
  7. Christmas Tree Shirt – who doesn’t love a good holiday tee? And V-neck for me, please.
  8. Spanx Leggings – Still love my Lulus. But I’ve slowly transitioned to these! They’re great for working out or just running around town.
  9. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in the color Nude Romance РI introduced many of you to Pillow Talk last year. This is a new fave. I go back and forth.
  10. DryBar Gift Card – My girlfriend Tammi bought me a gift certificate last year for Christmas. Oh my heavens! Nothing like treating yourself or the ones you love with a great blowout!

  1. Sweet Tea Candle – My sister-in-law gave me this earlier this year, and it’s my fave. I think it’s more of a Spring/Summer Candle. btw, Here’s a link to a local listener who sales them a bit cheaper:
  2. Silicone Mats – Was iffy on whether I would like these or not. I LOVE THEM. Use them every single time I roast veggies or cook anything in the oven now. The clean up is amazing!
  3. Bibol Salad Bowl – Bought this bowl at a boutique earlier this Summer, and I’m obsessed with it (is that what the young kids say now?). I use it for salads, veggies, and other things. It’s a bit pricey, but depending on your budget, you won’t be disappointed.
  4. Silk Pillow Case – I’ll be honest… I never got the silk pillow case thing. I thought my head would slip right off the pillow. Well, let’s just say I get it now! Never going back! Thank you, Cathy, for this perfect present for my 50th this past year. I’m a believer.
  5. Apple HomePod – No description needed! These HomePods are THE BEST! I have one in my kitchen. And one in my office. “Hey Siri, play The JOY FM!” Linked below!
  6. Glass Christmas Trees – In my opinion, THESE are the find of the year! Love, love, love these trees!! Don’t walk. RUN to Target. Hope you can find them, tho. They were close to selling out!
  7. Charcuterie Board – This really should’ve been on my Classics. You’ve heard me talk about charcuteries for about 5 years now. Every home needs one. My favorite is sold out but I’ve linked two more!
  8. Dolly Coffee Mug – Just further evidence my people know me! Jules got this for me for my birthday! I’ve officially changed the Jolene lyrics to caffeine, caffeine, caffeine in my head.
  9. Patriot Coffee – Hands down my new fave coffee. My girlfriend Tammi picked it up at the grocery in May when she was visiting. I’ve never looked back. Specifically the Peru La Florida bean.
  10. White Matte Vase – West Elm. It’s called the Short Stack and it’s currently on sale. I’ve used this vase all year long. I love fresh cut flowers. To me, they just instantly elevate and brighten a room. And yes, girl, I just do grocery store flowers.
  11. Christmas Tree Platter – Crate & Barrel. Every woman loves a holiday serving platter, but rarely gets one for herself. This is a great gift! Linked below!
  12. Code Names – We’re a game family. Welp, better said… a “certain game” family. Trivia Pursuit? Forget about it! Monopoly? No thank you! But, Code Names…hands down my favorite game! So fun!
  13. Christmas Tree Plates – Crate & Barrel. Your girl loves her some dishes. And I’m over the moon for these. As a matter of fact, these will be on my holiday table this year! Linked below!
  14. Christmas Tree Mugs – Crate & Barrel. A very minimalist design, and must makes me think about the mountains. As a matter of fact, I’m sipping out of it right now, as I’m typing this. Love these mugs! Linked below!

 

Hey Y’all,

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! It’s going to be a bit of a different Thanksgiving for us this year. It’ll be just the five of us. I normally host lots of family, but you can barely make your way though the front door right now. We’ve been doing some home renovations since August. We thought we’d be done in September, but here we are. My house is a wreck! Seriously. We’re walking on concrete. There’s no flooring, stuff is everywhere. I literally have ottomans turned upside down on my dining room table. And my dining room table is pushed up against a wall.

So… this year, I will be setting the table outside on the back lanai (patio for those that don’t live in Florida). The weather looks like it’s going to be perfect, and I am grateful!

A few notes:

  1. As I always say… setting a table says “This occasion is special.” “I put thought into this day.”
  2. Setting a table is NOT as hard as it may look.
  3. I always buy things that I can use again and again!
  4. A charger is a MUST for any holiday or special event table. Chargers automatically and instantly elevate the table. I got mine at World Market several years ago and use them all the time.
  5. I love a white plate. It’s classic, clean and goes with anything.

And lastly.. Admittedly, this isn’t my best place setting….and VERY obviously the table isn’t fully set (because I can’t get to my table!) but… come back for a a more luxe look at Christmas!

Since I’m so late with this, I did everything on Amazon for quick delivery!

-Chargers: I got my at World Market. You could get some at Hobby Lobby, Target or Wal Mart.
Here’s an Amazon option Here.

-Plates: Here.

-Gold silverware: Here.

-Black napkins: Here.

-Water Goblets. Here.

-Wheat: Here.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!