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Holiday Favorites – this and that

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Happy December! Another holiday season is here. I hope we can all slow down enough to enjoy it! I’m going to make a good effort and start by digging into my favorite drawer in my closet. Bring on Christmas pjs and Michael Bublè! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. :) As you can see I need a new pair of Christmas pjs about as much as I need another Christmas tree but that never seems to stop me from looking. Ha. Below are some favorites I’m seeing on-line this year!

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{similar pine branches here/here/here/lighted brown branches/black serving board/white ceramic vase/gold glitter trees}

Today’s post is a bit random! I’m sharing an assortment of holiday favorites around here starting with this happy little arrangement on my kitchen island!

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{natural woven basket tray/similar pine branches here/here/here}

You might remember my faux pine branches I shared earlier when I put together this festive tray. They sold out so quickly but if you are looking for some that are similar I found some really good options I linked above! I actually ordered this set and will share them when they come in. They look very similar!

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I added these fun lighted brown branches I bought a couple of months ago and love how festive they look! They are especially pretty at night with the lights on.

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They come with a little battery pack that you can set  on a timer and then tuck away inside your vase. You could also use the lit branches in a long tray with greenery like the one I just shared above! So many ways to use them for holiday decor. I’m a fan. :)

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I’m also a fan of these stunning gold glitter trees! They are so pretty and are on sale right now! You can buy them individually or as a set of 3.

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I’ve moved them around so much and love them everywhere. (My white ceramic vase is also on sale right now! Long time favorite.)

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{Tree Mango Wood Tray}

Another recent favorite I’ve had fun with is this cute tree board. You know I can’t pass up a cute board! This is such a good size to use for entertaining and it looks beautiful for decor when not in use too.

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I’m sure this wood tree is fine to set food on, but because I wanted to keep it nice to put on a shelf I traced the tree and cut out some parchment paper to set down. I took two seconds to do this so you can see it isn’t perfect.. ha.

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Good enough for me!

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I pulled out snacks we always have on hand and got to work!

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{Tree Mango Wood Tray}

SO EASY and cute! I didn’t spend more than 5 minutes putting this together and my kids were so excited to come home to this snack! I added some baby dill on the sides to give it more of a fresh tree look. I couldn’t find my big star cookie cutter so my cheese star is looking a little small for this big tree.. ha. I’ll have to fix that for next time. This tree tray would look cute with holiday cookies or crackers or chips or anything really! An easy way to make your food festive for holiday get togethers or family movie night. :)

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{large mango wood cheese board}

I’ve been making this for years on regular boards. This large cheese board is a favorite I’ve shared so many times. It sells out and then comes back and is in stock at the moment!

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{bamboo wood cutting board}

Last year I used this cute cutting board for my tree snacks. I rounded up more cute tree boards (and a few cute snowman boards!) below. Seriously one of my favorite things to buy and use during the holidays. My holiday boards are up there with Christmas pj’s. That’s how much I love them. :) They are also one of my favorite things to give as a gift! Wrap them with some cute holiday dish towels or pair a board with a charcuterie board book. Something everyone can use!

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{lake tahoe t-shirt/similar sneakers}

Nothing to do with holidays but since we’re talking favorites lately I’ve been loving Golden Hour tees and sweatshirts. They have so many cute styles, I love the fit and they are really comfortable.

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{aspen cozy crewneck/similar sneakers}

I’ve never been to Aspen but it’s on my bucket list and someday when I go I will wear this cute sweatshirt. :)

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{north pole sweatshirt}

This north pole sweatshirt was love at first sight! I’ve been living in it during the day and with pj pants at night! I don’t know why it has the date 1997 on it but that’s the year Kenny and I were married so I mean.. I HAD to have it. :) Wearing it here at my mom’s over Thanksgiving Break. Her pomegranate trees were so full and pretty this year!

1- crewneck sweatshirt    2- cotton t-shirt     3- graphic sweatshirt

4- lake tahoe t-shirt     5- vintage crewneck

6-north pole sweatshirt    7- vermont crewneck   8- aspen cozy crewneck

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{north face hooded down jacket/north face kids’ hooded jacket}

Another pic from Utah! I was COLD. And I’m from southern Utah where it actually doesn’t get THAT cold but compared to San Diego’s forever 70 degrees it was definitely chilly! Kole and I stayed pretty warm and stylish in our north face coats. I actually ordered mine after making these fun colored gift collages! I put this down jacket in the “brown” favorites collage and then promptly ordered it. Rounding up cute gift ideas for all of you is a definite hazard of this job. Ha. But I love my new coat (it kept me warm!) and I love my little buddy who is almost as tall as I am at the moment.

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On a sidenote I also shared my cute holiday tags in that gift guide post so don’t forget these are in my printable library if you want to use them this year!

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{madewell half zip pullover/north face hooded down jacket/chevron crossbody bag}

Speaking of cute brown coats.. I love this pullover my sister got from Madewell! We didn’t try matching in brown but weren’t sorry when we did. :) We snapped this pic on black friday. We ventured out to a couple of stores and then went back to my mom’s and promptly put our pjs back on. :)

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My favorite store I visit every time I’m in my hometown is Cosy House. Home decor of course and everything is just beautiful! I look forward to going every time I’m in town.

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This pic is from last year and this is Nancy who owns the store. She’s the sweetest! I know her well because I stop by so much.. ha. I keep telling her she needs to get her store on-line too so I can share favorites with all of you! Hopefully some day. If you’re ever visiting or driving through southern Utah make sure to stop by Cosy House and check it out! Tell Nancy I said hi. I know you will love her and her store as much as I do. :)

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We’re kicking off December with this cute little advent calendar! I bought it for Kole. He LOVES advent calendars and I love that he isn’t growing out of this fun tradition! We have a felt tree that we decorate each day that my grandma made, but I knew he would love this too so I bought it for his bedroom. It has a little battery spot on the back and lights up so cute! We’re picking out his candy for each drawer this weekend. :)

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{amazon advent calendar/anthro advent calendar}

I actually got the inspiration for this calendar from an advent calendar I saw at Anthro! I love it so much and almost bought it but then decided to look on Amazon and found the house option for less. Both so cute! The anthro calendar actually just went on sale too!

Nordstrom is doing some fun “limited sales” for the holidays that last for a short time so I rounded up some fun gift ideas below! Really cute coats are on sale for just a few days too. Enjoy your weekend! I am STILL decorating my house (so behind where I’m usually at by this time of year!) so I’ll be covered in garland this weekend if you need me. You too?

That’s why we get along so well. :)

1- maxi puffer jacket   2- collar puffer jacket

3-belted wool coat   4- hooded raincoat   5- parka with faux fur trim

1- belted wool coat   2- hooded puffer coat

3- shearling longline coat   4- midi puffer jacket   5- trench coat

1-leather tote   2- prime eye base   3- set of 3 hoop earrings

4- sexy lips & lashes   5- eye makeup palette

1-crewneck sweatshirt   2-kiss lip set

3-duffle bag   4- slipper   5-sweater

xoxo, Erin
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4 thoughts on “Holiday Favorites – this and that

  1. Looking so fun and festive! That tree board is cute and looks great filled with goodies. Thanks for the round ups. I can imagine you find so much that you want to get for yourself. The pics of you and your sweet family are great. Your mom must be rolling in pomegranates! But that was a lovely picture. The advent calendar is great, too. Glad you found a great less expensive option! Thanks so much for sharing, Erin!

  2. Erin,
    The pic w/your Mom is priceless! Treasure all these precious moments.
    Everyone loves an Advent calendar! I got the Barbie (Margo Robbie look alike doll) Advent calendar for the youngest grand!
    My friend got them for young teen girl grands! After the movie, Barbie is for everyone! No age restrictions anymore!
    I am waiting w/bated breath, Erin, for your FULL Christmas HOUSE TOUR! can’t wait! NO rush, tho ;-)

    1. Thank you so much Sherri! I bet the Barbie advent calendar was such a hit! You are the FUN cool grandma. Lucky kids! :)

      Don’t hold your breath too long for the house tour.. ha. This month has been a little crazy over here! I’m hoping for this week because if not it will be January. ;)

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