Hey Y’all!!

I’m doing an abbreviated “Carmen’s Favorite Things” this year, mainly because if you’ve been with me all year, you know my ONE FAVORITE thing for 2022 is my Stanley!! (Hence the “12 Days of Stanley” starting December 1.)

Here are some of my FAVES below. Just to highlight a few…I love my Travel Makeup Mirror. I got these for the girls last year too. It’s so nice for travel, especially in hotel rooms when several of you are getting ready at the same time!!

I also love my new digital frame. And here’s the coolest thing about this frame…it has a specific email address that you can set up, and you can email pictures to the frame! Perfect for Grandma or long distance relatives or friends. You email the pic, and it pops up on their frame!!

Now to the kitchen. I’ve had this pan for a few years! And now they have a smaller one. Hands down, my fave!!

Regarding my closet, I’ve been an ASICS girl forever. But I tried Hokas this Fall, and I’m a new convert. Love. Love. Love! And the Alo socks are my new fave. I’m weird about socks, and I love these!

Also…I’ve been a Lululemon girl forever!! And I always wondered why they didn’t make short Lulu’s. I was SO HAPPY when biker shorts came back in. These are my fave.

My fave yogas are actually from Spanx. These are the “Booty Boost,” and they are for sure my fave!

And last…this past summer I bought these sunglass readers from Peepers. Let’s just say it was a game changer for reading on the beach!! Especially for those of us that don’t have prescription sunglasses!

If you have any questions about anything specific below, ask me in the comment section, and I will try to answer!



Travel Makeup Mirror

DASH Waffle Maker

Skylight Wifi Frame

God is My Hiding Place Devotional

Travel Organizer

AirPod Pros

Always Pan Mini

Stanley Cup

Christmas Tree Plates

White Coffee Mugs



Shower Cap

Target Stars Above Pajamas

Cross Necklace

Spanx Booty Boost


Alo Socks

Reader Sunglasses

Lululemon Bike Shorts


Hi y’all!

It’s my FAVORITE time of the year again! HOW are we in Holiday season already?

One of the things I look forward to most about the holidays is setting a table for my family. I love getting creative with some of the classic pieces I have, and adding in some new touches every year. This year, I finally sound some black chargers I’ve been eyeing for awhile that I absolutely love! They’re the staple of this years table. I grabbed some amazing neutral plaid napkins that tie in the black.

When the chargers we’re delivered, Abbey and I had a good laugh at the gigantic box they arrived in. We seriously thought they may have sent us their entire dining set! Once we unboxed them all, we thought it would be fun to set the table early and show you all our process of setting our Thanksgiving table. It’s become a tradition for the girls and I to get it all ready on the Wednesday night before. We brew some coffee, turn on some Christmas music (which I know can be controversial!) and get to work! We pretty much all have our lanes established, Abbey and I focus on the table while Haley makes custom name cards for our guest list each year.

We have everything you see in the video linked below! Plus I’ve added the tutorial Abbey used to create the folded napkins with the pocket.

We’d love to see how you set your table! DM me a picture on my instagram!

Happy Thanksgiving!



Product Links

-Plates: Here.

-White Table Cloth: Here.

-Table Runner: Here.

-Black Chargers: Here or Here (My Set from Pottery Barn).

-Gold silverware: Here or Here (Pottery Barn Fortessa Arezzo – My set)

-Plaid napkins: Here.

-Water Goblets: Here (Amazon) or Here (Crate & Barrel).

-Wheat: Here.

-Name Cards: Here.

-Candle Holders: Here (West Elm) or Here (World Market).

-Mini White Pumpkins: Here.

-Votives: Here or Here or Here.

Eucalyptus: Garland  or Long Branches  or Short Branches


Tutorial for folding dinner napkins:


  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 – I 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!