these are a few of my favorite things...

I know some of you are scratching your heads trying to think of things to give for Christmas. I wanted to be able to help you out with all the special girls on your list by showing you things that I love. Enjoy!

1. Nikon d40x camera-- I got this camera about 2 years ago, and I am still in love with it. She takes great pictures, is always reliable, and she is just the right size for her kind of camera. She is so easy to use, too! (OK, so note here: the d40x is no longer available, I think. They have just come out with a d3000 which Digital Photography gave a 88% rating-- very good. It is great for beginners!)

2. KitchenAid mixer-- My grandparents bought this for Mat and me as a wedding gift. I cannot tell you how many meals and dishes have been prepared by this little baby. I absolutely adore her. She is my favorite kitchen tool of all time. (And she also comes in so many different colors!)

3. Scarves-- My favorite scarves are the ones I got in Italy, but I really do enjoy my scarves so much. I love how they can dress up an outfit, but how they still can look great casual, too. Scarves are my go-to piece for every outfit.

4. Monogram earrings-- my mum bought me a pair for Christmas last year (with my initials, of course). I think every girl needs a pair of monogram earrings like these. They are so classy, and so cute!

5. Bobbi Brown make-up brushes-- I have so many of Bobbi's make-up brushes, and they are the absolute best brushes you can find. They last forever, and none of the individual brush hairs ever fall out. They are kind of expensive, but so worth it!

6. Brooks Brothers Classic Two-Button Blazer-- Everyone (yes, even girls!) needs a good, classic navy blazer in their life. And it's even better if you can score one from Brooks. I have one that's an 18 in a little boys, but they make them for men and women, too. You can never go wrong with classic.

7. Ruffle Blouse from LOFT-- I work at LOFT (previously Ann Taylor LOFT), and this is one of my favorite blouses I have bought there so far. It is classic, yet feminine. I love it!

8. Boyfriend Jean from LOFT-- All I have to say is...go get these. They are worth every penny. I would have 7 pairs to wear every day if I could afford it. They wash and wear so great, and they look so cute rolled up with flats or heels and a dressy, feminine top.

9. Chiffon Flower Sweater, Holiday Collection, LOFT-- Ok, I'm sorry, but I love my job and I love the clothes I get to sell. This one is great for Holiday. I have it, and I love to wear it with my Boyfriend Jeans and my flats. So adorable!!!

10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee-- Everyone needs this book (and grab the movie while you're out, too). It's a classic, and it can teach us so much about so much, especially about living in the South. I just love Scout...and Jem...and Atticus.

11. The iPhone-- What can I say? It does everything! I do not know if I would survive without it.

I hope you've found something you like on my Holiday Must-Have List! These are things that I really love and enjoy, and I hope you will be able to get some of these things on your list this season. It's December 2...only 22 shopping days left!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Mat and I to you!!!


  1. A couple of those things from LOFT are on my list. :)

  2. Haha-- it's hard working there; I always want everything!!!

  3. The Loft.... you got it, girl. I am in trouble because there is one across the street where I could walk there if needed. I just got the cutest sweater.. hard to describe but I think it is my new uniform sweater. Sweet blog... :)