So it's been ages since I shared some books I've read recently and loved and I figured with it being Christmas time, you might need some last minute gift ideas and these would be great ones! That being said, here are a few books I've read over the last several months and would totally recommend! They're clean (no smut!) and they'll keep you on the edge of your seat. There are modern-day mysteries as well as historical fiction too.....a little something for everyone. And even if your gift-shopping is all done, you might want to add one or two of these to your next purchase, for yourself, to read over the holidays! ;)
Click on each book cover, to read all about that title.
And in case books aren't your thing, here are a few other gift suggestions....these are all items that I have and love. :)
As for that Luminara candle on the end there, a dear friend gave us one last year and I knew nothing about them at the time. But it is the coolest battery operated candle!! It flickers just like a real flame -- even makes little crackle noises -- and it puts out a slight vanilla scent. But the best part is (besides how realistic they are!), how you can set the timer on the candle to come on and go off at the same time every night. So you don't have to light them and you don't have to worry about blowing them out before you go to bed. So nice! We're hooked and have since bought a couple more to add around our family room. So cozy!
For the kiddos (and grown-ups, too!), you can't go wrong with classic Disney live-action movies! These are some of my favorites! I play them in the studio sometimes, while I'm working! :) No, I'm not kidding.....I fell in love with these movies as a kid and they still make me smile every time. I can quote lots of them, so I don't have to "watch" them any more.....I can just have them playing in the background while I'm working and they make me so happy! Ahhh.....they just don't make 'em like they used to!
Seriously, these movies are great fun for the whole family! If you haven't seen them, you might want to check them out! North Avenue Irregulars makes me laugh every darn time!
For musical lovers, these are also staples at our house! Again, these are part of the stack of dvd's I keep in the studio....I can listen and sing along to all of these while I'm working. Love, love!
And here are a couple bigger ticket items that I looooooove, starting with my Ugg slippers. I seriously wear these all day in the winter -- a benefit to working from home! ;) Mine are a lovely purpley-pink color but I love this gray! They come in lots of different colors!
We recently got this Ninja Coffee Bar and man, does it make YUMMY coffees! I feel like we were living in the coffee dark ages before we got this thing! The coffees are so much richer/stronger that any we've ever made with our Keurig. We still have our Keurig as well as our big coffee/cappuccino maker, but I think this Ninja is gonna replace both. It makes fancy specialty drinks and will even do iced coffees, which is a major bonus in my book. We've had it for a month or two now, and we're pretty impressed so far.
Hope that helps, in case you were stuck and needed a last minute gift idea or two!
Have a great day, friends....