Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emily's Favorite Things

Why let Oprah have all the fun? I want to share my favorite things with you too! Click on the images if you're interested in buying any of these products :)

I love my Pampered Chef Baking Stone - easy clean up, nothing ever sticks or's great!*

Can't get through winter without these warm fuzzy microfleece sheets*

This umbrella makes me so happy on a dreary day*

Amazing clean, crisp scent - great for the office*

Any of the lavender-scented products from Mrs. Meyers are fantastic (soap, cleaner, detergent...)

Gotta get the French Cade scent (reminds me of a man's cologne)

I've had these puppies going on 8 years and they still serve me well

Another clean scent*

I haven't used any other chapstick in....7 years?* 

Are you noticing a trend? I love scents - this is a fragrance oil that you put over a tea candle to make your home smell good 

Amazing make-up that's easy on the skin and covers blemishes (and it's so easy to use - even for make-up novices like me!)

I love love LOVE my Rachel Bag from Onna Ehrlich. I got it through an online deal and it's the perfect everyday bag - large enough to carry everything, goes with everything, and looks great*

I was skeptical when I was purchasing these headphones - they look funny and I was afraid they would fall out of my ears and wouldn't sound great. Boy was I wrong! The sound quality is fantastic and they stay put even in my oddly-shaped ears! Go Apple*

Couldn't make it in the city without my Zipcar membership (and they offer gift cards - a great stocking-stuffer!)*

No link here, but I had to include my love of fresh flowers and all things green/living - I get myself a bouquet every week or so for my room and have several plants around the apartment*

Great book to give to any female you know entering her career (and a good read for guys too - lots of good information)*

Man I wish I'd read this when I was 19...but glad I still got my hands on it before I got out of my 20's!*

Great game to play on a commute because it only requires one hand (and you can use the other to hold onto something while you try to keep your balance while standing on the train). I've gotten friends hooked on this!*

Warm and slimming - what more could you ask for?*

I think Hulu Plus is worth it - I get to watch everything on there unlimited and sooner than what's offered on the stations' websites (I'm looking at you Fox)*

For a music sharing service, I highly recommend getting Spotify Premium. I love creating my own playlists, having them on my phone, and seeing what my friends are listening to*

Recommended to me by a friend, this app tracks your sleep and wakes you up within a preset window of time when you're sleeping the lightest so you wake up feeling rested*

Unfortunately, I don't think they make this style anymore...but you can still get your leopard print fix in other styles!

And last, but not least, I couldn't live without this concealer*

And there you have it - a random sampling of things I like. There's a ton more where that came from - I may just do a part 2 sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled! 

*I do not own the rights to these images
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blessed beyond belief

How did I ever get to be so blessed? I believe in a GOOD God, I have an AMAZING family, I have the world's BEST friends, I live in a crazy AWESOME city, I go to a PHENOMENAL church, I have a WONDERFUL job...what more could a girl want???

I'm about to pop with happiness, so I'm just going to show you the pictures from my Thanksgiving week:

Start to last Sunday morning - finishing up The Defining Decade (highly recommend reading this to anyone anywhere close to being in their 20's) and noshing on a strawberry Nutella crepe

On my walk home from church...

...fall is my favorite :) (well...until the first big snow comes along and then winter is...oh and then when all the flowers and birds come out and then spring is...oh wait, I really do love summertime....)

More fall leaves


Why hello there healthy broccoli cheese casserole and new cheery yellow teapot with boiling water for my evening cup of tea

Mmmmmmm (tasty). Get the recipe by clicking here

Part of the new nighttime routine

Han made dinner!!! First time I've tried his cooking - very tasty Butter Chicken with brown rice and salad

Only in America....(all the Twinkies and Ding Dongs are gone)

ROAD TRIP - heading to Westhampton with CJ and Mark

Gorgeous view of the sunset over Manhattan as we drove past

Finally there! Chillaxin' 

Getting Thanksgiving dinner prepped


SO TASTY. Although I really missed getting to spend Thanksgiving with my family, it was so nice to get to share it with good friends! Huge thank you to CJ, Mark, Tanya, Paul, Art, David, Ava, and Maddie for making this a wonderful Thanksgiving away from home for me :)

Morning after Thanksgiving food-coma cure? Muffins and coffee :)

On Friday I attended my first-ever Shabbat. David made this delicious, cooked-to-perfection roast.



I thought this was hilarious - most appropriate packaging EVER?!

CJ let me do her hair - isn't she gorgeous???

Besties :)

Mark: "OH MY GOSH" (he didn't know VHS players still existed)

My beautiful drawing from Ava - she's so sweet!


Sleepy little town

Quick trip to the beach

Fun-looking sand

Beautiful day (even if it was cold)


CJ and Mark :)

'Hey Mark - take an action shot of us!'

Laughing because we know the 'action shot' was ridiculous


Traditional jumping picture (of course)


More beautiful

Did anyone else know this existed???? Amazing find at a gas station for road trip snacks :)

Thank you all for an amazing weekend :)
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