To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 10, 2016
MY LIFESTYLE FAVORITES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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....
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,
"COOKING FOR JEFFREY!"
I love Ina's recipes...they are always top notch delicious
fairly easy to prepare!
THE REPUBLIC OF TEA
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.
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!
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
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
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