Thursday, December 19, 2013

Favorite Things of 2013

 Melissa from 320 Sycamore is hosting her annual Favorite Things party. It's kind of like Oprah's favorite things but much more practical for us thrifty people. I thought it would be fun to put together my own list for 2013. So sit back and grab a cup of cocoa (don't forget the marshmallows) and enjoy my favorite things of 2013.
Fresh Balsam 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

One of my favorite things during the holiday season is a Fresh Balsam candle from Bath and Body Works. It is has the best smell and it just reminds you of Christmas trees. 

Lip Shimmer

I love Burt's Bees lip shimmer. It is perfect for the winter and summer months and has a hint of color. My favorite shade is watermelon.

I love Method cleaning products and I was so excited to find Hollyberry all-purpose cleaner this year. I love the fresh scent and it is safe to use around my daughter.

I received this DKNY as mother's day present this year. I love that the watch isn't too sporty or too dressy. It goes great with a sweatshirt or a night on the town.

Kick Boot Jean - Super Dark Indigo

My favorite jeans are from American Eagle. They have so many different styles and you can get them in any cut or length. I have a terrible time finding jeans that are long enough. I am never disappointed with American Eagle's selection.

Let us create a photobook for you-instantly

I don't have a lot of time to scrapbook and I want a way to keep my daughter's pictures organized and documented. I love to use Shutterfly to create my photo books. I have been able to get a few FREE hardcover photo books throughout the year. They have tons of different designs and I am never disappointed with the quality. Also, a lot of times around November to December they offer free Christmas cards. You just have to pay shipping. 

I love China Glaze nail polish. I can usually get a week's worth of wear out of it. My favorite color is Ruby Pumps. It reminds me of Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz. :) It's the perfect color for the Holidays.

I also love the sequin tank from Old Navy. It looks great under a cardigan and perfect for any holiday party. Also, the tank is priced under $20. 
Tinker Bell's World

My mom started a tradition of buying Hallmark ornaments for me every Christmas as a little girl. I wanted to continue the tradition with my daughter. And this year was the first year she was old enough to go pick out her own ornament. I wasn't surprised that she picked Tinker Bell! I love looking at the ornaments from all of the past years.

I am not sure if I will get another blog post up between now and Christmas. So, I want to wish you and your Family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! 

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Favorite Things 2013: 320 Sycamore Street


  1. Great list! I have the fresh balsam candle on my list as well, and have one burning as I type! Merry Christmas!

  2. I'll have to try the Fresh Balsam candle sometime. I've been looking for a good "Tree" scent for Christmas but hadn't tried theirs yet!

  3. Great list! I love this link up party -- its such a great way to find out about new stuff. Merry Christmas!

  4. Great list! I really like that tank and just the very idea of it. You could put that with a cardigan, a denim jacket, or anything and look just a little snazzier this time of year. :)

  5. Shutterfly books are one of my favorites too!. I hope my Target has that Method spray.

  6. We both had Method products and red nail polish...clearly we both have great taste! Merry Christmas! :)

  7. I love looking at these me so many ideas!!!!

  8. I am declaring Fresh Balsam candle of the year! Everyone seems to love it, I need to get me one :) I want to check out the Hollyberry Method cleaner too. Merry Christmas, Melissa!

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