This year some of my gifts contributed perfectly for enjoying an evening at home, so I thought I'd make a list of my current favorites and share them with you. Favorites that range from consumables to lounge wear; even undergarments. We are covering them all! So settle in and join me. ;)
Bathrobes and Joggers and Socks, Oh My!
Let's start with comfy and cozy. Why not bring out the bathrobe?? (Though if I put my bathrobe on that means, I'm not doing anything. It quickly induces a sedentary mindset.)
If I'm not quite ready for the bathrobe (and complete vegetation), my joggers and footies come into play. These twinkle toes must be covered and warm. And the more Christmases I have, the more colors and variety of slipper socks line my drawer.
One of my favorite things to do while arrayed around this comfort is watching a movie or reading a book by the fire. Of course there will be no yuletide blaze for us Georgians at present with the warm temps, but for now I'll imagine cozying up by the fire with my favorite blanket.
Let's take full advantage of this season and gather with our loved ones to make sweet memories!
|A few of my favorites...|
Three Cheers for Tea!!
However, before I make myself comfortable, my hands should be cradling a favorite mug. So put the kettle on. We're going to have some tea. Yes. Tea. I'm taking a little coffee break but don't fret my fellow coffee lovers, coffee will be back in play soon enough. In the meantime, I'm enjoying one of my Christmas presents - luxury tea by Measures of Grace. You truly savor every sip! Right now I'm drinking "IeIsa" and "borengajulie".
So what about the pajamas? Finally I've joined the millions of other women and am a proud owner of a cute pajama set. Right before bed time I reach for my new favorites. They are incredibly comfortable with a breathable fabric designed to keep you cool through the night. Dope...
Books - Let's Read!!
If everyone is occupied I can grab a book and dig in. My goal is to complete more non-fiction books this year (I have lots of unfinished ones!). Here's my list for the next couple of months.
The Hidden Pretty!!
Now I've talked a lot about comfy and cozy because I know it well. I know all about the sweat pants, fleece pants, and my hubby's favorite - army pt sweats! Oh yeah. (We joke, well I joke, and call it my sexy lingerie. He just rolls his eyes. I think he's amused. Really.) However, I've been trying to step it up a bit. Hence the navy pajama set. Baby steps. But what about the hidden pretties?
Honestly, I've seriously neglected this area of my wardrobe. Bras, panties and cute pajamas go to the bottom of my fashion priority list. By the time I get to them I'm out of cash. So my lingerie consists of practicality. Nude colored, t-shirt bras. No lace. No frills.
I know. This shouldn't be.
There is something to be said about feeling great BEFORE you pick your clothes for the day. I know that when your undergarments are attractive and flattering to your body shape, your clothes fit better. There are less bumps, lumps and scary creases! Adding function with beauty just makes the day better. Even when no one else knows that you're sporting an attractive, matching lingerie set under your close, YOU know. And you knowing, makes you feel better.
I know this and yet my lingerie drawer was just sad! That is until, I tried on this beautiful lace bra at Soma.
|Necklace pictured is Phoenix by Premier Designs|
It was comfortable and pretty! What?! You can have both? The head knowledge went straight to my heart (or wallet). I get why ladies want to line their drawers with these lovelies. One of every color. Though Soma bras tend to be pricey, a decent sale can mean a good bra (or two) AND money in your wallet.
Last but not least is the candle. What is that about, huh?? It's called the "wearable candle" made by Objects with Purpose You can sit around and let the aroma entice your senses or you can use it as a body butter or massage oil. I'm not making this up. And before you get all, like wowza Chrissy, cool down. This happened to be my favorite scent. I bought a few different scents to gift at Christmas and this one almost ended up in a friend's gift. Almost. That could have been awkward.