My Favorite Things

Hello, friends!

I can hardly believe it's that time of year again, but here we are at Christmas, frantically shopping for the perfect items to gift to our wonderful friends, family, and coworkers. 

In light of this, I thought I would tell you a few of my favorite things currently gracing our shelves in the hope that it would bring you the holiday inspiration as you mark people off your lists to shop for!


1. The Year Of Cozy

I'm so sure I have featured this particular item before, but it is an excellent book, so here I am recommending it again. Have a DIY lover? A cook in the family? Or how bout someone who just appreciates a good blog? Well, here's a way to please all of the above as this is one of the most versatile books I've read in awhile. It's perfect for day to day inspiration on recipes, projects, and all over better life goals. Come check it out!

2. Smoke and Pickles

This cook book is a southern explosion with an Asian twist and I am obsessed. The only reason I haven't featured it so far is because I'm hoping that it will end up with my name on it this Christmas, so I have selfishly kept the title from my posts. No longer though, I can't keep quiet. The rice bowls are to die for and quite frankly, it's an interesting read. 

3. Maika bags

These bags are lovely. I currently own two of them in different colors and sizes and I'm in love. Whether you need a good make up bag or overnight bag, or maybe just a good day to day purse, move over Herschel, these bags in India are fashionable, functional, and understated. I highly recommend them.

4. Big Magic

This book came out this year I believe. And if you are passionate about discovering a way to practically apply your creative passions in your day to day life, this book will be a major inspiration. I'm hooked. And I'm not ashamed to say that the aesthetically pleasing cover is a selling point as well. Perfect for the nonfiction lover. 

There are so many more wonderful things to see at The Shelf right now, I just labeled a few. Not loving my options?? Check out our holiday gift guide found by the register if you need some extra help this year. And don't forget, we are stocked on beautifully knitted stockings and ornaments if you are still in need of some holiday cheer for your home. 

Wishing you all a lovely holiday!
Till next time,


Kathryn ArwoodComment