Welcome to my Nov/Dec 2021 Favorites!
Hello! Can you believe we are well into December already? Instead of simply doing a favorites list of last month, I’m going to combine and share my Nov/Dec 2021 favorites into one post. At this time of the year I hope you aren’t feeling stress but instead I pray that you are able to savor the season and take things slow. Not always easy that is for sure. That’s why I’m always hesitant to post more organizing projects in December. I hardly ever do because the last thing I want to do is stress people out by suggesting you do more on your already full plate.
The only thing I do highly recommend is taking a big ole box and tucking it away somewhere to use as a Donation Station. You’ve got to have somewhere to tuck the things as you come across them that you no longer need, use or love. Pretty simple but highly effective for sure for getting the clutter out of the house! Okay let’s move on and get into a few of my favorite things that I’m loving on last month and so far into December.
Nov/Dec 2021 FAVORITES
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Before I jump into my favorites I wanted to highlight a recent post I did. I posted about how I made this delicious Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract to give as gifts to my girlfriends last year. So so good!
You know it’s been many years since I’ve had hot chocolate. So this year I found a few that had no refined sugars added to try out. And this is the one that I liked best. I purchased this mint chocolate one from Naturamarket.ca. It’s creamy with only a slight mint flavor. It does have stevia extract in it but it certainly isn’t too sweet. Goes along perfectly with the hot chocolate bar I created for my daughter. She threatens to not come home from University unless I make one, ha!
This advent season I’m reading and following along with this advent study. It’s called Prepare Him Room by Susie Larson. It is really beautiful and more than just a quick devotional each day. Each day’s reading is based on one chapter of Luke and really gives you something to think about and ponder over this month leading up to the birth of Jesus.
You guys I’m going to sound like a broken record but literally all I’m watching are Hallmark Christmas Movies. Seriously I have a problem and I’m not embarrassed to admit it. They are completely predictable and cheesy as anything but that just makes me love them all the more. I just watched my 14th one yesterday.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Well you know I have to say my Spotify Christmas Playlist! I’ve gone through and updated it with new songs and removed some others just to switch it up a bit. It’s so good (if I do say so myself, ha!)!
Go ahead and take a listen now!
First up I purchased myself a chocolate advent calendar by the brand Zazubean. I bought it directly off their website. No refined sugars, vegan and gluten-free and simply delicious. And fun too, I’m loving it!
Speaking of advent, I also found this Jigsaw Advent Puzzle for the family to do this year. Oh my goodness is this not ever the neatest thing. 42 pieces per box per day. We are all taking turns and even taking it up and notch and competing over who can do their day the fastest, ha! The best way to do a puzzle! It’s currently out of stock but maybe something to keep in mind for next year.
And this was my Black Friday purchase to myself…a new Lug Cable Car VL Crossbody Purse. It is AMAZING! If you are looking for an organized purse, this is it! So many pockets in this baby. The top pocket that you see is soft lined for your cell phone. Inside you’ll find another soft lined pocket for your glasses as well as more pockets and a holder for your water bottle. Seriously they thought of everything. And that strap! Oh my. You actually get two straps. A short one in the same color as the bag and the long one in the cute floral. The bag is actually a wine red color but in certain lights, like here, it does pull a bit purple. Either way, I just absolutely love it!
Next up are these new Ziploc Contain the Clutter bags. They are sturdier than regular Ziploc bags and therefore can take a bit more of a beating in your purse. Perfect for your purse or diaper bag to keep things separate and organized. Use those pouches ladies to get organized!
Finally is this compact little essential oil car diffuser from Revive. I love that it barely blocks the vents at all and kind of just blends in. No batteries, cords or water. Simple and easy are always my go to products!
All anyone is thinking about is Christmas right now. So I wanted to share once again my 2021 Christmas Planner with you. If you haven’t had a chance to print it off, you’ve still got time and it’s totally FREE to do so.
(once you open the link, click on the three dots on the right hand side and then download)
Last month I shared a collection of tips for simplifying the season and I do hope you’ll take a moment to read that post right HERE.
Like I said, now is the time for purging out the old. It takes next to no time at all but the results are huge. I purged two boxes of stuff this past month of just random odds and sodds from around the house.
What have you been purging this past month?
My Amazon Store:
If anyone is wondering about organizing products and wanting to see more of my favorites, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve got them all together in one place. Check them all out right HERE in my Amazon shop. So many glorious things! And I’ve added quite a few new items this past month.
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If you are working from home right now, you will find their round up of 20 home office organization ideas that will keep you organized in style super helpful. I especially think the Stadium File is brilliant! You can find Smead on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest as well as on their awesome Podcast and YouTube channel!
I hope you enjoyed taking this peek into my life and my Nov/Dec 2021 favorites. Tell me something that you are currently loving in your life. And if you’ve got any questions, let me know.
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