Friday Favorites

The countdown is on – 17 days until Christmas! That either makes you very excited, or very stressed. It’s ok, it’s all going to come together and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. 😉

A few festive Friday Favorites for you before we head into the weekend…

I’m still always looking for non-traditional Christmas music that we won’t get sick of. Try out these albums: She & Him Christmas Party and A Very She & Him Christmas featuring Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. They have a nice indie sound but still cover some of the classics. Find their station on Pandora or Spotify if you want to take a listen. {read more}

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

You know I love my Amazon Prime. I also love the Amazon Cyber Monday Deals! We are keeping Christmas presents minimal this year, but I plan on doing most of my shopping this week. I want to just focus on all the fun we have planned for December, and get in more hygge with our family.

A Cyber Monday Tip

I have an extra tip to share with you this year before I get to the deals. Don’t forget to use the coupon app Ibotta! If you don’t know about Ibotta yet, check out my post here. Ibotta has a ton of cash back offers through the app. For example, if you shop on Amazon through Ibotta, you can get up to 3% back in departments like electronics, beauty, health and personal care, fashion and more. The only requirement to earn the cash back is that you need to shop thru the Ibotta app. So make sure you shop and check out through the app to get proper credit for your purchases. {read more}

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Beauty Boxes – My Ipsy Glam Bag for December

Are you still looking for gift ideas for Christmas? I have an idea for you.

There are a number of monthly beauty boxes for both men and women that are a fun way to spoil someone. Who doesn’t love getting a package in the mail?

I currently subscribe to Ipsy, a monthly beauty box subscription that sends you five beauty samples or full-size items per month based on your beauty profile.  You get everything packaged up in a unique “Beauty Glam Bag”.

Here’s what I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag in December: {read more}

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DIY Seasoning Mixes + Free Printable

I have started using these homemade seasoning mixes in my kitchen and I was thinking about how they would make such a gift this holiday season! Seasoning packets that you buy in the store are loaded with chemicals and MSG, but these are natural and they taste superb!

I’ve put together my two favorite DIY seasoning mixes:

All Natural Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix and
All Natural Taco Seasoning Mix

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I’ve included a free printable gift tag for you, to make packaging them up for friends, neighbors or teachers super simple. (see below)

 Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 2/3 cup dry buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 4 tsp dried dill weed
  • 4 tsp dried chives
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pepper

For mix:
Combine ingredients and pulse in a blender until fine. {read more}

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