December Favorites: Lifestyle.

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How is it already the end of December?! I’m sharing the top ten things I loved this month below. Tell me in the comments what you’re loving!

Raincoast Cheese Crisps. I don’t know if the cheese crisps are a new thing, but this version with cheddar and harissa is what we snacked on multiple times over Christmas break. They are so good!

One Day in December by Josie Silver. This is the book I’ve read over the holidays and oh my gosh, it was SO good. I couldn’t put it down, and found myself in one of those it’s-3am-and-I-can’t-stop-reading spirals. Loved this book!

American Spoon Holiday Jam. Apparently I’ve been living a rock because when I discovered that American Spoon has holiday limited releases, I just about died. I bought six jars of the holiday jam for gifts and it has been such a hit. On Christmas Day, my mom served it over brie and it was delicious with the perfect amount of holiday spice. I definitely like it more for dishes like that (brie, cheeseboard, etc) than eating it on toast or on a PB & J. Super good.

Sorel Joan or Arctic Wedge Boot. If you follow my favorites then you know that for the last two years I’ve been obsessed with these boots. I had them in the black + taupe color and wanted the full black but every year, they sold out quickly. This year, I got them on black Friday and am so excited I found them. The tread on the boots is great for rain, ice and snow, but the wedge still gives you height. Also bought these for two people as Christmas gifts this year. They are the best!

Sam Edelman Yal Sandal. I’m a huge fan of Sam Edelman shoes because of the comfort. They are by far some of the most comfortable pumps/sandals (if not the most!) that I own. I wore these shoes on Christmas Eve with a red dress and not only are they comfortable, but they are so fun. They would be perfect for NYE too (not in my case, since I’ll be at my house, haha) and any other fun occasion!

Pottery Barn Santa Figure Mugs. This four set of mugs is one of my favorite things to bring out each season. They are such a nice size – meaning they are actually rather small. I don’t think they would fit an 8-ounce cup of coffee, or maybe they *just* would. They are super cute when they are displayed and everyone asks about them! I love the retro feel; they remind me of something my grandma would have.

Covermates Ornament Storage Bags. This might be a ridiculous “okay-I’m-an-adult” favorite, but I  have to mention it. Three years ago, I bought one of these bags to store ornaments after years of just storing them in bulky boxes that started falling apart. These bags are amazing. Not only do they keep glass ornaments save, they cut down on storage and hold a TON of ornaments. I bought one more this year because I still had a few stragglers in boxes. They make decorating and undecorating the tree so much easier.

Fire Brew Apple Cider Immune Booster. I mentioned this last month but oh man, it’s come into play all month long. Eddie is super sick right now, as are both kids and I’ve managed to avoid it – I swear it has something to do with me throwing back shots of this daily. It is a tough swallow (literally, I’d probably rather do a shot of tequila) but I’m convinced it works.

Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas. So I’ve raved about these PJs for years, but usually talk about the ones with the button front. I loathe button front pajamas (they are SO uncomfortable to me!) but the Nordstrom ones are so soft that I’ve always made an exception, and they are what I lived in after having both kids. I was super excited to see this year they came out with a version without buttons!! They are the exact same pajamas but even MORE comfortable, if that’s possible.

The Peloton Bike!! Okay, so I’ve only had this since the 22nd, so it might be a little iffy that I’m putting it in my favorites. But I can assure you that it IS a favorite! We got it (for ourselves…) for Christmas and it was the best purchase ever. I’ve already done five rides and love it so much! I’ve been doing random rides since we’ve had a busy two weeks, but I’d love to hear if you have any favorite instructors below!

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]