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If you follow me on Stories, you might have seen our Favorite Things party live and in action on Friday. Its also saved to my Highlights if you missed it.

The party was such a blast and full of so many belly laughs. Im so thankful for this group of friends. They killed it with their gift giving this year, and Im sharing below what everyone brought.

But, before we get to that, heres how we do it! Everyone brings three gifts, $25 limit on each, so $75 total.

If your gift is less than $25, you can add to it to bring the total to $25. If youre interested in hosting your own favorite things party, check out this post with all the details about how we do ours.

Of course, the party would be just as fun with whatever gift limit you and your friends want to choose, its up to yall!

Stephanie Gina Kelly Liz Manuela

Favorite Things Party

collapsible tote

Heres what everyone brought this year!

Ali-Shaun // Collapsible Crate/Storage Bin + Starbucks Gift Card She keeps the crate it in the trunk of her car with dirty cleats, towels and then hoses it off to clean. They also stack slim if you have more than one. She brought the smaller size, but also has the big ones in her car.

Megan //Wrap Bracelets I wear mine daily, they go with everything and are super lightweight. Im also smitten with the new enamel bracelets.

Marianna //Makeup Brush Cleaner (cleans and dries in 30 seconds) & Makeup Brush Shampoo

Angela // Wool Hat + Starbucks Gift Card The hat comes in several colors with a decorative band and is adjustable.

Courtney // Match Strike &Camel Tassel

Rhonda //Makeup Junkie Bag & SuperGoop Sunscreen

Tisha //Egg Cooker (cooks in 8 minutes with no odor)

KC // Fuzzy Slippers

Jamie // Soma Sleep Shirt

Gina // Bracelets from Twist of Colours

Andrea // Everything you need when youre a spectator at your kids games : Quilted outdoor Throw Seat cushion Moose Munch Pocket Size heat pads Water Bottle Supergoop Setting Powder Tote and for fun, Magnetic Eyelashes Have you tried those yet?!

Stephanie // Coffee Grinder + Coffee Beans from France! #youfancy!

Tarah //Bum Bum Cream This cream is divine, goes on like butter and smells heavenly. If you wear it, be prepared for men to flock to you and smother you with compliments. Or so she says.

Shannon H. //SkinnyTaste Cookbooks She credits Whole30, her air fryer and the SkinnyTaste cookbooks for helping fight the battle of the bulge . Whatever shes doing, she looks great!

Manuela // Lipsense Lipstick

Megan B. // Supergoop SPF Setting Powder

Megan M. // Keychain Bracelet

Shannon G. // Olly Flawless Complexion Gummies Earrings Set

Kelly //Mrs. Meyers soap set

Elizabeth // Rustic Cuff bracelet

A few more things that make great gifts!

Weighted Blanket Marianna says she swears by this one and now I want one too! Its only $40 for the 6080 20 lb. version (but they have other sizes/weights) and has gotten over 700 great reviews. Im not sure I want one that heavy, but if you have one, let me know what weight you prefer in the comments.

Collapsible Tote Similar to the gift Ali-Shaun brought this year, I received Angelas gift last year this collapsible tote and I use it all the time. Its super sturdy, perfect for travel too.

I just bought the prettiest set of kitchen tools in white/gold. My moms favorite color is mint, so I got that set for her for Christmas.

My Nutribullet is saving me or at least helping balance out all the sugar lately! Its super easy to use and I like how petite it is- perfect for small storage spaces.


Rhondas chocolate chip cookies are the stuff dreams are made of. She brought them last year and Ive been dreaming of them ever since. They have a chewy texture and are filled with extra chips.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (I use the Crisco sticks instead of the can)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 box INSTANT vanilla pudding
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 bag of semi sweet chocolate minis


Set oven to 375 degrees.

Cream butter and Crisco together with sugars until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla, salt, and baking soda. I like to add in a little extra salt when I bake with chocolate so my teaspoon is not exact. It is a SMALL teaspoon mound if that makes sense. But be careful, too much salt can ruin the taste.

Next add in the vanilla pudding powder and the flour. Stir in your chocolate chips.

Once the oven is preheated, place cookies in Tablespoon full mounds on a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes depending on your oven. Some ovens have quicker bake times. The key is to under bake the cookies! This keeps them chewy. Take them out when they are no longer glossy in the middle and the edges are barely brown. You will think they arent done. Let them cool on the cookie sheet so they continue to bake a little.

I think they are best fresh from the oven. Store the leftovers in air tight container so they dont go stale. ENJOY!

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I make this baked Brie every year and its always all gone by the end of the party!

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie Recipe:


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
  • All-Purpose flour, for rolling
  • 1 round brie cheese, (8 to 12 ounces, 5-7inch in diameter)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Baguette slices, crackers, or sliced apples for serving
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts


Heat the oven to 400F.Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside, or bake your brie in a pie plate.

Roll out the puff pastry.Dust a work surface with a small amount of flour. Unwrap the puff pastry and place it on the flour. Coat a rolling pin with a little flour and roll out the puff pastry into a rough 11-inch square. No need to get out a ruler; its fine to estimate.

Wrap the brie in the pastry. Place the round of brie in the middle of the pastry. Saute the butter, brown sugar and walnuts together and place on top of Brie. Fold the corners over the brie, forming a neat package. Use your hand to gently press the edges against the brie and neaten up the sides.

Transfer the wrapped brie to the baking sheet or pie plate.Place the wrapped brie to the baking sheet or pie plate. If the pastry has warmed and is no longer cool to the touch at this point, place refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until youre ready to bake and serve.

Brush with egg.Brush the pastry all over with the beaten egg. Be sure to get the sides and around the folds. Try not to let the egg puddle under the brie.

Bake until golden-brown, 35 to 40 minutes.Bake until the pastry is deep golden-brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

Allow to cool 5 to 10 minutes.Set aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. This gives the hot cheese time to firm up a little. Cut into the brie early and most of it will gush right out which is still delicious, but less tidy.

Transfer to a serving platter.Use the parchment paper to transfer the brie to a serving plate. If you baked it in a pie plate, serve straight from the plate, but double check that the plate has cooled enough to handle.

Serve warm. Arrange sliced baguette, crackers, or sliced apples around the brie and serve while warm.

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Its time to take a quick look back at last month and get you caught up on what you might have missed.

Holiday Gift Guide

What a fun month it was! I had so much fun putting together my first Holiday Gift Guide and gifting yall with these things!

28 of you got to pick YOUR favorite thing from these items as small token of my appreciate for you!


Stress Free Holiday Planning

With Christmas just two weeks away, if youre feeling a bit stressed, try my tips for Stress Free Holiday Planning. One thing is for sure, it helps if you dont have too many things crammed into your holiday schedule. I took photos for holiday cards, but Im not sure they will actually get sent out this year!

Family Christmas Pajamas (2)

Pajamas | MomJamesJordan


Did you know I finally created an Amazon Storefront?! It took me a minute to figure out how to create it, but now its live and you can shop my faves from all categories like fashion, home decor, beauty, and more. Ill be updating it often as I find more things worth sharing!

November was full of lots of cozy sweaters, holiday outfits and great Amazon finds! We started off the month with an Amazon Hits post, which you guys seem to love!

Amazon Fashion Faves #1

Amazon Fashion Faves November

Star SweaterJeansBoots | SweaterJeansBooties | SweaterJeansBoots | DressHeels

Amazon Fashion Faves #2

Amazon Fashion Faves

BodysuitPantsHeels |SweaterJeansBoots | CoatWhite TeeJeansBoots |BodysuitSkirtHeels


I love seeing what YOU love each month, and here are your November favorites!

Fit & Flare Dress

V-Neck Tunic

Cowl Neck Pullover

Down Coat

Colorblock Pullover

Grey Fringe Poncho


Softest Bed Sheets Always a reader fave #everymonth!

Tree Door Mat Im sure ours will brighten our porch all Winter long!

Yall sold out my Christmas door wreath, but this one is similar and on PRIME!


We kicked off the month with 25 affordable Fall and Winter outfits to inspire your own wardrobe. Whether youre getting dressed up, running around with the kids, or just want to look cute and be comfortable, this post is for you!

Its been all about leggings this time of year, I shared several long tops that go perfectly with leggings and keep all your parts covered!

what to wear with leggings

Houston weather is so temperamental, weve had 80 degree temps, followed by downright COLD days. I partnered with JCPenney to share two super cute and warm winter outfits.

Winter Outfits

High Rise Skinny JeansWhite Puffer VestHenleyBooties Beanie | JeansV-Neck TeeJacketWedge Sneakers

The two sweaters in this post were among your faves for November!

Black JeansFair Isle SweaterBlack Jean JacketBooties |Side Detail JeansSweaterJean JacketSnakeskin ClutchSimilar Booties

If youve got people to see and parties to go to, Ive got ya covered with two holiday outfits one dressy casual and one party ready!

two holiday party outfits

TankSkirtHeelsClutchNecklace | TankJeansHeelsClutch

Yall always love it when Ali-Shaun stops by and I do too! I got her in the dressing room for a big Black Friday post. You can see everything she tried on here.

Ali-Shaun style a friend

Plaid TopJeansWedge Sneakers | Dress | Cardigan


I joined my longtime friend Sarah for her Favorite Things Party, and I shared my top pics in beauty, jewelry and home items.

Fave Things- beauty

GloPRO Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum Vitamin C Treatment Complex Makeup Sponges+Concealer Nail Gel Base Coat In a Hurry Air Dry Top Coat Hairdryer + Brush in One

Fave Things - accessories

Star Necklace set of delicate rings Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelets Faux Leather Drop Earrings Watch

Fave Things - household items

UGG Slippersthrow blanket Coffee / Tea Warmer Throw Blanket Towels Sheets


Every month I put together a collage of things Im loving, want to try, or recommend. The Star Necklace was what I got the most comments on in November Loves. And now theres a new Star Necklace just released.

Reversible Scarf Keychain Hat Teddy Bear Fleece Star Necklace Ring Nail Polish GloPRO Flocked Christmas Tree Wreath Door Mat Down Coat


Heres what yall are loving this month:

Fair Isle Turtleneck Sweater

Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

Zella High Waist Leggings

Shirttail Tunic


Although were nearing Christmas now, lots of things I used at Thanksgiving, will reappear at our Christmas dinner. All of these hosting items are available on PRIME!

Folding Chairs Apron Banner Candle Holders Votive Holders Tea Light Candles Dutch Oven Cheese Board Flatware Charger Plates Serving Platter Electric Oven Roaster Wine Opener Place Cards & Holders Tablecloth Napkins


Everyone loves a good deal and I dont mind doing the scouring for ya! Here are the Top 3 sale items of the month.

Barefoot Dreams Hooded Cardigan was $114, now $73

Longchamp Tote was $155, now $103

Cargo Pants was $68, now $39

If you made it this far, BLESS YOU! Thank you so much for being here, I always appreciate your company.

Have a fantastic day friends!

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