December Favorites: Lifestyle.
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.]
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Alex, Robin, and Jenn are my favorite Peleton teachers!! Alex’s classes have the best music!
i will check them out!! thanks emma!
I always love all your favorites posts! I love my Peloton too! My favorite instructors are Cody (love his playlists!), Robin (she’s a badass), and Ally. I have only had mine since November, so I still need to try a bunch of different classes and instructors, but I tend to always gravitate to those three! The bike has been such a game changer for me; I now have literally zero excuse to not work out a few times a week.
ahh thanks laura!! i couldn’t agree more. xo
Love Alex, Cody, Matt and Emma! Tabata rides are hell but you feel so accomplished at the end :)
Cody is the best! His playlists are so fun- especially his pop rides!
Ally, Cody, Alex and Emma! Have fun—it’s such a great workout.
Ditto to Laura – Robin, Cody & Ally are the best. But, you might have fun looking up Jenn Sherman’s Boy Band ride. It’s from March 2017 and a total trip even if she’s not my favorite. You will love it!
Alex is the best!!!! He is always in the best mood and it makes me feel good. His club bangers and hip hop rides are my favorite. And his HIIT rides if I want a good push! Peloton obsessed over here.
We have a Peloton and love it too! Emma has an all Mariah ride which I loved (it was on 7/25.) You can also search by artist and songs and stuff, so I make a lot of my decisions based on the playlists! What’s your leaderboard name?! Would love to follow you! I’m #foodlover
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I ride in the studio in NYC. I love Cody, Emma, and Hannah. Highly recommend the live do rides on fridays and sundays. There also used to be a guy named Steve (you can probably still get his rides) who was tough but I always PRed in his classes.
I thoroughly agree about One Day in December! It was definitely one of my favorites this month, as well! It captivated me to the very end and it was just the type of book I’ve been looking for.
LOVE the Peloton! The holiday rides are super fun- Robyn and Alex T are my favorite instructors for sure.
Made your holiday stuffed pork tenderloin for Christmas Eve- it was amazing!
We have a Peloton and love it too!! Really, all of the instructors are great. I tend to switch around based on what I’m in the mood for. Christine, Emma, Ally, and JJ are awesome!!! Hope to see you on the leaderboard soon! #susanj007
Haha! You are so cute, Jessica! When I saw those Santa mugs it really took me back to my childhood. I had (and still have) the winking Santa—my brother had the one with the eyes open. The handles have been glued back on, and they had more tomato soup drunk from them than anything else, but they were very special to us. But we are not old enough to be your grandparents—just maybe your parents.
Robin has a Greatest Showman ride which is amazing! I also really enjoyed her Queen ride and Jess King’s Elton John ride!
Love my Peloton! As far as instructors, you’ll really need to just try several of them out to see who works for you cause they really are all so different! My faves are Emma and Ally because they’re both positive and motivating without being over the top in your face, haha. But there’s a time for in your face sometimes too!
Love my Peloton!!
One of my favorite rides is the 4th of July All for One rose. All of the instructors take turns. Great music, but also a great chance to see different instructors.
I am totally a Robin fan, and the live DJ Friday night rides are by far a favorite.
Alex Toussaint for Peloton!
My fav are the 90s pop rides – they are ridiculous and fun but still a great workout. I am obsessed with Jess King and also really like Robin and Cody. Try them all!!
Yes to Jess King! She kicks my butt EVERY time. Just did my first in-studio ride with her last week! Also love Hannah Marie and Christine.
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Very nice article. Thanks for sharing.