November 10, 2016


Hello Loves!
Hey, are y'all preparing for the holidays like I am?
It seems that Thanksgiving and Christmas just come so, so fast
these days...we barely have time to get our thoughts together at times.
Well, I thought it might be fun to share our 
"Lifestyle favorites" for the holiday season!
Here is what we are loving at Estelle's!

The first thing we are enjoying are these serving pieces
from The Stonewall Kitchen....
"Forest Friends!"
I find them absolutely beautiful for the season of Thanksgiving,
which will serve us well into January!

Favorite cookbook for the holidays?
Another winner from Ina Garten,
I love Ina's recipes...they are always top notch delicious
fairly easy to prepare!

Start your morning with Comfort and Joy:
 a bold, black tea with the traditional holiday flavors of 
cloves, licorice and cinnamon that will warm you up.
 Put on some holiday music to Peppermint Bark Tea:
 a green rooibos blend of cocoa, vanilla and peppermint 
that will make your taste buds dance. 
Finally, relax with Dream by the Fire,
a naturally decaffeinated, red rooibos blend of 
real vanilla and spicy cinnamon. 

Holiday Socks!!!
Everyone loves them!
Fun patterns and soft fur to keep those tosies toasty! 

Can't live without them!
I have been blessed with pretty good eyesight
for an old gal!
I need help reading books and menu's
so I always choose a bit of bling!
Joy Mangano readers are my all time favorites!
These jewel tones compliment just about every outfit!
Love them......love them!

The Pashmina!
You can never have too many!!!
My favorite outfit for the season
is a black sweater, a pair of black slacks
along with a colorful pashmina wrap and bold necklace!
It's chic and easy! 

I love, love, love dressing the guest bathrooms
for holidays!
Captivating winter scents and festive wrapping
Fresh Holly, Mistletoe, Peppermint Frost, and Winter Garden.
These scented soaps are perfect for 
the Christmas season and winter months....

Now you know you will be kissing
under the mistletoe...so......
I am loving
Loreal Color Riche Lip Balm
Heavenly Berry

On my side of the vanity....
I selected Josie Maran whipped body butter
in Lavender Citrus...
it is heavenly...a light fragrant scent that leaves
your skin oh so soft!

NEST Fragrances Holiday Classic Candles
They provide the aroma of a sparkling holiday season, 
which is created by blending pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, 
cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber.
This gorgeous set is from the Ellen Degeneres line
on QVC. 
This is a wonderful value on these beautiful candles
from Harry Slatkin!
Fig and Pomegranate
Sparkling Winter Berries
Cinnamon Bark
Evergreen Woods

I would absolutely love to know YOUR holiday 
Lifestyle favorites!

Photobomb: Courtesy of Mae Mobley


  1. Fun post. Love the mugs. I`m getting into the season, too.

  2. Great faves! I used to load up on my readers at Trade Days. Miss those days. Have a great day.

  3. I love the black and white with a bit of color in the stoneware. I too like to wear black pieces and add color with scarves or jackets. Teas, coffees and candles make for cozy now that it's getting chilly outside. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. I enjoy your "product placement" posts because they give specific ideas. So that body butter is really good? I have been hearing so much about it and her oil, too.

  5. That body butter sounds wonderful! And I adore candles, and tea! Great ideas, Betsy!

  6. This is a great roundup, I like your taste. I am in love with the fox and owl on the coffee mugs, and the pashmina and body butter, etc.

  7. Very fun post to see your favs! Love the socks:-D XOXO

  8. I love all the things you love and will be looking for those stylish readers!
    I put my Santa Wall up and and am now reclaiming an old storage building which is very sturdy and offers me lots of room to store all my fall debris and maybe my Christmas too. It has a small attic that I am currently keeping all the spring/summer/Valentine/patriotic decorations. I am so excited that I sill soon have ALL my decorations in one building!!!! But you should see it now. NO! No one should!!! I will literally have to shovel out some of the nails and bits of things that Louis Dean is leaving behind as he moves his stuff into his new (smaller) storage building!!!

  9. Hello Dear, I enjoyed viewing all your holiday picks! I am inspired to get busy and get my bathroom changed over with a holiday decor. I was thinking about putting up a very small tree in the living room with just some white lights, until we get the real one!
    How was your trip? I lost all my ladies on my sidebar and then I was gone so I am really out of the loop! Hugs, Roxy

  10. Betsy, I love hearing about all of your favorites. Your picks are all elegant and just right for the season. The Stonewall Kitchen "Forest Friends" pieces are just beautiful. Ina Garten is a favorite of mine as well so I must pick up her new cookbook. Have a nice evening. ♥

  11. I love the items you've shared. It's funny because family members will always ask for gift ideas for me and I'm always happy to ask for a candle or one of the other types of things you mentioned. They are perfect to give too!

  12. Ok. One of each, plz! Seriously, I love every single thing you've shared with us. Can you plz send a link to the dessert plates and coffee mugs? I MUST have those and think they'd make perfect xmas gifts for my girlfriends. Body Butter.....swoon!! I really want to try that one.
    GREAT ideas!!

  13. Found 'em!!!! and already ordered! Two gifts crossed off my list.....done and done!! thanks

    1. Happy you found something you like jmac! Have a lovely week!


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