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No idea why some of these came out blurry but at least I tried. Pics are all from the links below.
Planners: Bloggers love planners, am I right? Last year I scoured Target in early January for a Sugar Paper planner and I have loved it ever since. I got the weekly/monthly view for 2015, which is set up just like the Erin Condren life planner (without the extra sections in the back). The month tabs are laminated and the cover is plastic coated. Mine lives on my desk at work and is still pristine, but I can't comment on the wear-and-tear it would face from being carted around for a year. This year, I decided to try out the Signature planner. It looks like a moleskine notebook with an elastic closure (except it's cardboard). The layout has the days of the week on the right and pre-printed areas on the left for goals and people to call/email and things to do. Since I think in terms of what I need to do each week, I thought this might be a nice change. I hope it works for me.
Left: The Erin Condren-esque layout of my 2015 weekly/monthly planner | Right: 2016's planner. The headings are top three, to do, don't forget, to call, to email, to buy, and then this week's goal along the bottom. Both have similar monthly layouts and the 2016 planner is slightly larger overall than 2015's.
Gifts: Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate is always a favorite. It's pricier than the standard stuff, but it's rich and amazing and just feels like the holidays to me. I just wish temps would stay cool enough in Houston to partake! My friend Sarah got me an adult coloring book for my birthday and I'm a convert. It's nice to do something with my hands while the TV is on in the background. Ulta also got me a great birthday gift - a Bare Minerals Mauveloss Moxie lipgloss in Birthday Babe. I'm typically afraid of lip color and this is slightly outside my comfort zone but still dark enough to tell I'm wearing something. I got a coupon for it for being a member of Ulta's club and it's normally $18. I don't think this color is available for purchase, but it's pretty close to the Rebel shade.
Basics: I'm really not a makeup person, but I got the Maybelline Nudes Palette for super cheap on Amazon and I love it. It has directions on the back for how to layer which shadows and it matches everything. I finally tried chewy.com and got these cat toys for Bauer because they were $2 and had amazing reviews. He hates toys unless he's destroying them - he won't even chase a laser pointer - but he loves these and will stand beside whatever piece of furniture he has lost one under until I get it out for him. I also loved how fast and easy chewy.com was - highly recommend.
Treat Yo Self: Lately I've had great luck finding tops at Charming Charlie. The sizes seem consistent, the store layout is easy, and it's never crowded. I got these Kendra Scott earrings that seem to magically change colors depending on the top I'm wearing and I've gotten tons of compliments. I also finally made my way to Lush and got a few bath bombs for the second time ever. I'm ready for a nice, de-stressing bath once the holidays get too crazy.
So! All of that said - anything of your own you would like to add? I still have tons of shopping to do for others and I need all of the help I can get!
Linking up with Joey and Kristin!