Real Simple–Faves of their Faves
So yesterday in the airport I was looking for a new magazine to pass the time and I remembered Ashley telling me that Real Simple was her favorite. I hadn’t picked it up in awhile, so I did and they had some of the cutest Christmas ideas. I picked my favorites of their favorites to share with you. I am so clever and resourceful (aka lazy).
But before I get into that, I have to share three of my real life favorites right now.
1- The Michael Buble Holiday Station on Pandora. Love it. I can tell you that they also played my favorite holiday song – Baby, it’s cold outside – within three songs of starting it. Let’s just hope they never play that terribly depressing Christmas Shoes song.
2- Why do I love LMFAO (the band, not the abbreviation)? Is it because I have been watching them since they were an integral part of Real World Cancun? Likely. (Confession: I have seen EVERY season of the Real World since it began. This is why this is a confession. It is like a deep dark secret.) Anyway, I love this song. It is likely because it is made for people 10 years younger, but I like to think of myself as very hip still. Clearly, I identify with the younger crowd since I am still watching the Real World. Also, I work out.
3- Each time Tommy and I go on a trip we try to bring back one ornament for our tree. I bought this one in Chicago at Crate and Barrel. Can you think of a more perfect ornament??? I will confess, they had many different “looks” to their babushkas and I bought this one because it looked most like me. It also the same reason I wanted a Samantha American Girl Doll since I was 14. But this was much cheaper.
Okay, so for the Real Simple selections. They had lots of cute ideas. These were just my favorites.
I love mugs. Love them. Cannot fit one more mug in my cabinets, but thought this collection from Korin was super clever. Who wouldn’t want a squirrel tail mug?
Jackie, these next two items reminded me of things you might love. One is a makeup studio from Sephora and is only $50. It reminds me of those art sets from when you were a kid that I ALWAYS wanted and finally got from my sister about 4 years ago.
A few years ago my friend Megan gave me a Bobbi Brown makeup set for Christmas and I am still using it today. I am sure it was supposed to expire about a year ago, but I use it every day and still have tons left and I love it. This year Bobbi Brown has a holiday night out set for only $25.
In the magazine they had a really cute display of these scarf on a spool sets from Chloe In Style. I love packaging, and thought this was really creative and cute.
Is this not hilarious? It is available on etsy store Burly Beard. They have them for adults, too!
And I will leave you with a stocking stuffer for your indecisive friends/family members – a Magic Eight Ball pen. Get all of your answers with a click of the pen. From Spoon Sisters. (Cute site if you have never visited. Lots of quirky items!)