Monday, December 8, 2014

These are a few of our/my favorite things!

Me and some blogging friends have joined up with Laura over at Where the Magic Happens to share with you all some of our favorite things, this holiday season!

My Festive Fave
One of my absolute favorite things to do during the holiday season is predictable but a must - DECORATING!

 I am so very jealous of my Northern hemisphere friends, who get to enjoy a cold (and sometimes white) Christmas.
Here in Australia it is hot hot HOT during Christmas so we often have the air conditioning cranked right up, if we aren't already in the pool.

However, I still enjoy my decorations. These photos are from last year.
Excuse the tools in the first photo. We were landscaping at the time.

Yes, I am one of those people. My dogs were only in the outfits for about 5 minutes.

Can I also say that in Australia, we don't really do the 'fresh' tree thing. It's all plastic and fake here. I know it's not the same but, to be honest, I'm not too sure how my allergies would cope with the 'real deal' anway!

My Personal Fave

OK, my second favorite thing that I want to share is not exactly holiday season related but I still NEED it in my life!
My bronzer! Some Most days I wake up and just want to NOT look like a zombie.
So, I just brush a little of this baby on and it makes me feel a LOT better :)

During the hot festive season here, it's easy to look drained. This gives me a touch of color, when I need it!

 My Teaching Fave


If you haven't heard of the Book Depository or Fishpond (for my Aussie friends) then you must have been living under a rock!

These have to be two of my all time favorite sites. Not just because I'm a teacher, either! These sites ship free of charge and can be quite competitive with their prices. I have bought so many items from these sites - not just books!

Sadly, Book Depository do not do gift certificates but Apple do!
I have bought quite a few iBooks but you can also use their vouchers for the Apps Store and iTunes, too!

So in the spirit of the festive holiday season, I'm donating a $30 Apple iTunes gift card to the give away for this blog hop!
There are HEAPS of donations to be won so make sure you enter via the Rafflecopter below!

Please make sure you hop on through and see some other bloggers' favorite things, too!

Because we value our followers and wanted to treat you to our favorite things Oprah style, we have put together the best giveaway of the season! My bloggy friends and I welcome you to the best, biggest, most cheerful event of the season:

7 winners for 7 prize packs!

Come and enter the giveaway and check out my bloggy friends' favorite things:


  1. So fun to find other people with similar interests. I desperately need bronzer every day too! Love that brand. I currently use "Faux Tan" by Bare Minerals along with all of their other power makeup. By the way, I love the chevron background for your blog! I don't care if chevron ever goes out of style, I dig it :-)

  2. How adorable are your dogs!!!! Soooo cute!