just a few of my favorite things: a gift guide

I blogged my favorite things, a la Oprah, back in 2013. Here are nine additonal things I love and use daily, which also make great gifts!

Amazon Fire TV   $74.99
Since we ditched the Apple TV and got this, things have been so good in our viewing world. It provides the same service, but 100x faster, easier, and more reliable. The voice activated search is crazy accurate and the interface is fabulous.

Le Creuset mug       $14
These mugs are not only perfect for drinking all the coffee, but are so pleasing to look at...the classic Creuset ombre is just so satisfying. I particular like the color, Flame.

Indigo Wild Zum Mist in Frankincense & Myrrh  $9.99
This is a room and body spray, but I use it exclusively as a fragrance. I found it after loving the hand soap in the same scent. Smells so so good and lasts without being too strong. I get lots of compliments on it and it's such a unique scent as well.

Flexi Sketch journals and sketchbooks $20ish
I love these journals/sketchbooks because of their unique shapes and the colors of their covers. The paper is a nice weigh and I use two different ones every day for my bullet journal and to-do lists.

lululemon Vinyasa wrap // $58
Just when I thought they had it perfect with the Vinyasa scarf, lulu came out with this. Lightweight material that is easier to drape + armholes. Also planning to use it as a nursing cover come February! HA!

New York Times digital subscription // $1.88 per week
Because it's important and we need to all read real journalism right now. Also, it's 50% off through the holiday season!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition // $23.99
I received the first one for Christmas last year and forgot to ask for this one so I'll have to gift it to myself...haha

Accoutrements Santaur ornament // $13.47
Andrew and I ordered this ornament for ourselves last year and it's simply the best. 

Williams - Sonoma kitchen towels // $19.95
Best dish towels ever!

While I am definitely not using these daily right now, you should! Three things needed to make our favorite winter cocktail. A bottle of Cointreau, a bottle of Old Weller, a jumbo ice cube tray. 

Best Winter Cocktail Ever

1 oz bourbon
1/2 oz cointreau
1/2 oz simple syrup
giant ice cube

Stir and enjoy. It's liquid candy.