Fur Throws (Way) Under $50: Cozy in Charleston

Hi friends! How is your week going? Christmas is closing in quickly and the time has come to finish that holiday shopping for friends, family, co-workers and teachers! At Target over the weekend, I found a super warm, cozy fur throw just like the ones sold at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, but for more than half of the price! No shade intended, because I love both of those stores, but when you are spending so much on gifts, it's nice to be able to grab a little something luxurious and decadent for yourself, without breaking the bank. Honestly, it has been in the 70's all week here in Charleston, but I am enjoying my new ivory fur throw (#3)  from Target anyway.  It is just so soft, that it makes me feel like a Princess wrapped up sitting next to it on the sofa. 

I don't know if many of these are left in the store, but I've included links to the products below. Enjoy!!

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Warmest Wishes,

Under $50 Teacher, Coworker, Best Friend Holiday Gift Guide: Williams-Sonoma

You know that Hollywood sound effect that mimics car brakes screeching to a halt when something traumatic happens suddenly?  That happened here this morning when I attempted to add a new image to my blog header and ended up with what you see above. I spent some time trying adjust the image to fit, but to no avail.  I cannot edit HTML and my template is customized, so it will take a professional to render it right. However, I had created this little gift guide from Williams-Sonoma last night, and wanted to share it with you today, regardless of behind the scenes shenanigans.

My mailbox is full of catalogs during this season and one that always stands out to me is Williams-Sonoma. As I sat down last evening and poured through the holiday catalog, I decided to gather in one place all of the cute ideas for amazing gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends. While the smaller items would make unique gifts on their own, they could be combined to make a larger gift for the boss, your best friend or the school principal. I would be thrilled to receive any of these items, and I think they take the gifting to another level, above my usual candle or pair of earrings for teacher gifts.

I've included the (affiliate) links below for you to shop quickly. Just click on the item description and you should be directed to the corresponding page on the Williams-Sonoma website. Thank you for reading the blog today and always for shopping with me!!
Home, Entertaining, Cooking, Gifts
William Sonoma Holiday Gift Guide

November Favorites

Hello friends! As we begin to embrace the month of all things merry, I wanted to share a little roundup of the items that I've used/enjoyed the most over the Fall season. I do believe it is the little things that make a difference in our daily lives, and I'm grateful every day for the conveniences of modern life and the products that me look better, and feel comfy.

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                                 November Favorites

1. St. Ives Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub

While blackheads (yuck) are not a concern for me normally, I love the scent of this gentle scrub! I use it once a day to get my skin ready for the creams or treatments I use. It has the benefits of the antioxidants in the green tea, natural exfoliants made from walnut shells, and olive leaf oil. I think it feels and smells like something that could be much more expensive.

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

2. Colleen Rothschild Skincare

This is new to my routine, but I've fallen in love. I found this line through some of my favorite vloggers/bloggers. It's not the most inexpensive skincare you can buy, but Colleen often offers promotions where you can purchase products at a bit of a discount. I started my journey with the Discovery Collection which offers generously sized samples of seven of her products. The travel size tubes of moisturizers have lasted me months and I've just purchased my first full sized container. My favorites are her Extreme Reovery Cream, Sheer Renewal Cream (use it as a makeup primer), and the Radiant Cleansing Balm (like a mini spa treatment). This is the first time in my life where I feel like I am adopting a skin care routine that I can actually do every day. I highly recommend the Discovery Kit!
CR Discovery Collection

3. IT Cosmetics CC Cream

I honestly cannot say enough about this foundation. My hairdresser urged me several times to try it and when I finally did, it did to disappoint. I was sold on the significant SPF it offers, specifically to wear to all of the soccer games and during outdoor summer activities. But after using it, it quickly became my everyday foundation. It claims to color correct and provide full coverage, which I feel is important for my skin. After I started wearing it, I suddenly wasn't afraid to take selfies as much! It really is your skin but better!
Your Skin But Better IT CC Cream

3. Lou & Grey Leggings

Let's be honest. I'm a 40ish mom who "works from home." I don't buy office wear, or often invest in fancy clothes. If I can buy a garment that will make me feel like I'm still in my pajamas, I'm there. Bonus points for anything that can be worn with a tall boot. These leggings are my holy grail for pants that aren't jeans. They have a significant waist band to keep them up and your jiggly parts in the right place. And they are just so soft! I've heard good things about HUE leggings as well, but have not tried them. I think these are a good deal if you make it to LOFT when they are having one of their 40% off sales. (The inseam on them is 25 3/4" if that matters to you).

Lou & Grey Super Soft Leggings

4. Sam Edelman Flats & Petty Boots

Perfect with jeans, leggings, and even dresses and skirts. Love these flats and booties. I updated my collection this season with the flats in the Port Wine color, and I am loving the pop of color they give an outfit.
Sam Edelman Petty "Chelsea" Boot in Putty Suede

Sam Edelman Petty "Chelsea" Boot in Black Suede

Sam Edelman "Felicia" Flat

Sam Edelman "Felicia" Flat

5. Gilligan O' Malley Women's Pajama Legging Total Comfort

For the cozy part of this post, let's talk about these pajamas!! These are hands down my favorite pajama ever. I put them on the moment I get in the door and only take them off to shower and when I go out. Actually, I don't sleep in them because its been so warm here. But, when it gets colder, these leggings have a bit of elastic at the cuff to keep them in place all night without choking your ankles and leaving ugly red marks. A little warning, because they are made for comfort, they are not thick and opaque enough to really wear in public. I've made it through carpool a couple of times in them, but I stay in the car.

Perfect Sleep Pants
6. Cozy Target Graphic Sweatshirts

I pair my perfect sleep pants with these super soft graphic sweatshirts. I have the one with Weekend written on the front. It is the softest thing ever! I want the Cheers one next!

Brushed Cozy Sweatshirt
Cozy Brushed Cheers Sweatshirt
Cozy Brushed Weekend Sweatshirt
7. Ebates

I keep encouraging everyone to sign up for Ebates during the holiday shopping season and while they are running their special Refer a Friend promotion. I honestly love my Ebates and use it every time I order something online. You simply sign up and add a button into your toolbar that lets you know if there is an Ebate available from each retailer. I love to stack Ebates with retailer promotions like the 40% off at Loft or the recent 50% off at J Crew. I even got a rebate from a hotel stay we made at Hilton during the hurricane. With a few clicks, you really do get free money. Please sign up with my link and make sure to install the Ebates button in your toolbar. Sign Up For Ebates.

There you have it guys, everything I'm using and loving on a daily basis. What are you loving this Fall? I hope this December brings your family all of the joys of the holiday season!!!