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After a week of traveling (in cities) I am ready to full on hibernate. The dogs don’t seem to mind, so I think we’ve got a weekend of Netflix, online Christmas shopping and football ahead of us. I actually finished almost all of my shopping over Black Friday/Cyber Monday so it’s just a few little things left. There’s actually still plenty of great gifts you can get that will arrive in time, I included some ideas and some good sales happening right now at the bottom of the post. Hope all of you have a great weekend.
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
If you’re looking for travel inspiration for 2019 look no further than this list of the fifty best places to travel from Travel + Leisure. What’s on your list?
If you love soup dumplings here a recipe for a giant one.
Here’s how to end 2018 on a strong note and get yourself ready for the new year.
These loafers saved me in Portugal. They were so comfortable and look good with everything. (J)
How do you review a restaurant and recognize the #metoo movement? This one does a really good job of it.
The situation at the border has not improved and it is heartbreaking. A 7 year old migrant girl died of dehydration and shock last week. Here is a list of organizations mobilizing to help immigrant children.
This is the most beautiful holiday cookie box. A great homemade gift idea.
Would it be too bold to declare 2018 the year of the podcast? Here are the best of the best.
One of the most magical things about New York City? The secret places and tiny corners that have personal meaning to the people that live there. Here are 73 places worth knowing about.
This winter lip kit from Follain is the perfect gift idea. It’s two full size non-toxic, cruelty free products that will keep dry, chapped winter lips hydrated and soft.
This time of year cookies make me nostalgic, this recipe for lemon meltaways takes me right back to my childhood. (C)
Why we talk to our pets and why it’s completely normal.
Camille Styles rounds up the DIY gifts that people actually want. A handmade touch at the holidays goes a long way!
Can’t get enough of this holiday home decor inspiration from her reader’s over on Emily Henderson’s blog.
Last Minute Gift Ideas and Weekend Sales
30% off at Anthropologie (free shipping on orders $50+).
A few favorites: this cashmere beanie I live in, these white pants I wore in Portugal, and this super cozy sweater.
For gift ideas, this calendar has such fun and cheerful illustrations, perfect way to start 2019.
My gleaming primrose mirror ships FREE and it’s 30% off (only the smallest size ships free).
You can’t go wrong with a Candlefish candle, perfect hostess gift.
This beauty kit from Indie Lee makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
Get 60% off everything at J.Crew Factory plus free shipping with code OHWHATFUN
My brother wants some new clothes for work and he’s a pretty sharp dresser so I got him two suit jackets from J.Crew Factory. The quality is actually shockingly good, I got a suit for Craig earlier this year. I got my brother this wool blazer in the tan and this greenish-blue suit jacket. And he definitely doesn’t read the blog so I am not worried about him seeing this.
Shopbop // Login w/ Amazon Prime to get free 2 Day shipping
Shopbop has an awesome selection of books. This is one of my favorite cookbooks, and I included this coffee table book in my Hard to Buy For gift guide.
They also have a good round up of gifts under $50. I love these stance socks.
Amazon // Free 1-2 Day Shipping with Amazon Prime Membership
I gave Amazon Prime memberships to my brothers last year. Obviously the free shipping is great, but the movie and TV shows you get with Prime Video makes it even better.
I just discovered this is actually a New England based beauty brand. I am obsessed with their rejuvenating eye gels and this weekend mask trio.
Doggy DNA, Ancestry, food sensitivities, if you have someone that’s Hard to Buy For these are great holiday gifts.
This is my all time favorite cookbook. There are so many delish recipes that are easy to follow and total crowd pleasers.
Williams Sonoma // Fast free shipping & 20% off w/ code FRIENDS
Get fast free shipping on the Instant Pot (and it’s on sale). We’ve given it as a wedding gift to a few couples and they loved it.
We use our Lodge Cast-Iron Pan all the time. It’s a really good price for the quality.
2018 was indeed the year of the podcasts!! Well, for me anyway! My interest in them totally blew up – I listen to so many all the time now, especially when travelling!
Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com
Me too! Such a great way to pass the time when traveling/driving, etc.
Very sad a young child died. As a provider of medical care I fully understand how dangerous it is to expose young children to these arduous , dangerous journeys and how important it is to enter any country legally. Prayers for the Family.