Saturday, December 3, 2011

BEBT'S Favorite Things

Hi friends!

How are you all doing?!

I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with lots of good food, family and/or friends, and relaxation! :)

I enjoyed the holiday back in Elkhart, IN with lots of Justin's family AND my mom, grandma, and brother came down too!

I neglected to take any pictures other than when we went out to meet up with Justin's friend Buck and his dad @ our favorite bar there - Pete's!

So, in lieu of a bunch of pictures of our Turkey day festivities, I do have a little something for you...

BEBT'S Favorite Things! 

Kinda like Oprah's favorite things...except without the freebies, sorry guys.

I am actually kind of borrowing this idea from one of my favorite blogs Healthy Diva Eats, where Katie does "Diva Approved" posts of her most recent favorite things.

So, let's get to it! Here are some of my favorite things as of late...

1) Long Open-Front Sweater (Merona via Target - $29.99)

If you know me, you know I am obsessed with this look.

Does this sweater not just say curl up by a warm fire and drink a skinny peppermint mocha to you??

(And if you haven't had one of those - you need one).

I recently purchased this sweater in a maroon/wine color (that color isn't available online) and I am loving it. It is very soft and not too heavy - so it won't have you sweating under your puffy coat as you holiday shop!

2) Floral Thermal Tee (Mossimo via Target - $14.99)

Thermal long sleeve had me at hello! These tops are adorable, flattering, and oh-so-comfortable.

Target has the above floral version in about 3 different colors (I have 2!) and then also in an assortment of solid colors.  At $14.99 a piece - I'd go stock up now if this is your kind of thing.

For me, they also double as great pajama tops - don't judge!

3) VitaFusion MultiVites Gummy Vitamins

As someone who tries to promote heath and wellness - I cringe to admit that I am TERRIBLE at remembering to take my daily vitamins.  I think I'm probably okay since I eat an abundance of fruits & veggies, but I like to still try to cover my bases.

I decided to try some gummy vitamins thinking maybe the yummy-ness would remind me to take them every day...and BINGO! These ones are the best! :)

Justin just told me very deviously that he could eat them like candy...rut roh.

4) Twighlight Woods from Bath & Body Works

Umm...whoever said Bath & Body Works was so 2000 is off their rocker.

The store seems to be getting more knock out stuff by the day, and their sales (and coupons!) are hard to beat.  I am in love with the new(to me) scent line - Twightlight Woods.

My recent favorite products are the Cashmere Hand Cream (put on at my desk at work about 5 times daily - now on sale for $6):

...and the ever-so-practical pocket Hand Sanitizer ($1.50 online - or you can a set 5 for $5)! Perfect for a city girl exposed to so many germs!

Don't forget to pick up an adorable key-chain holder! So festive & fun.

5) CoffeeMate's (Sugar Free) Peppermint Mocha Creamer

Ok, yes, I know this is full of the fake sugar that's probably the worst thing in the world for me, but for some reason, I just don't care! Christmas comes but once a year! 

The $1 Christmas mug I picked up makes it more wholesome anyway! ;)

6) While we are on the subject of coffee... the Cuisinart Brew Central 12-Cup Coffee Maker 

Justin & I did have another, very fancy Cuisinart coffee maker that did the whole grind & brew thing, but it became a disaster.

Something went wrong and the little drawer where you would put the ground up coffee in started popping out mid-cycle, forcing us to sit there and babysit the coffee port every morning.

Go ahead, laugh it up! :)

SUCH a headache.

After we got in a little bit of a tiff about who needed to sit out and watch the coffee pot in the morning stupidfightshappen, my mom so graciously took me to Costco, and purchased us the above coffee maker (thank you, mom!), which is just perfect for us!

We got ours for just a little over $50 a Costco - it seriously pays to be a member of that little club! ;)

7) Benefit Cosmetics Birthday Cake Creaseless Eye Shadow Cream ($19 a pot).

I wear this cream shadow under my other eyeshadow almost every day for some extra shimmer and to hold the shadow on without that awful creasing!

My other favorite colors in the line are Skinny Jeans & Strut - perfect for those holiday parties!

And who can resist the adorable bags Benefit gives you...

(Yes, I am a marketer's dream).

8) Asics GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoes

After going over a year without buying new tennis shoes (yes, I know how awful that is!!), I finally broke down and bought these babiessss.

These really are like running on top of a perfectly-tuned SleepNumber bed. Ahhhhhhh.

And if you say anything about cankles...I will find out who you are and sick scrappy on you!

Be afraid, very very afraid :) 

9) Michael Buble's Christmas Album ($13.99 on iTunes)


Love, love, loveeee.  This has single-handedly been getting me though my work days! :)

Love his version of All I Want for Christmas is You.

10) Chariot Wine's Gypsy Red Wine from TJ's ($5 a bottle...hollaaaa).

Get it while it'! :)

And with that, I'm off to get some things done today.

On the agenda...

1) Eat something!
2) Gym time.
3) Operation santa-fy our apartment for a little holiday shindig we're having next weekend! :)

My favorite decoration so far - I love reindeer(s?)! ;) 

Have a happy & healthy day! 




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