Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Favorite Things 2016

favorite things 2016

This week Melissa at 320 Sycamore is hosting her annual Favorite Things party.  This year she asked me to join and I’m so happy to be apart of it alongside some very talented bloggers!

  When I started blogging in 2010 I joined Melissa's link party by adding a list of my favorites, you can view my old post here.  

Join us this Thursday by sharing a post of your own, then add your link to her blog.

Here are a few of my favorites from IKEA and Trader Joe's...

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite stores to stop in. Only a short drive away, the market stocks the most interesting items that most grocery chains do not provide; like convenient frozen meals and wine or cookie butter ice cream! My favorite products to stock up, however, are everyday items.

I love filling my home with fresh flowers. Their floral section is incredible. They have beautiful flowers for great prices.

Also, these lavender dryer bags are a favorite. They have a soothing lavender scent that is subtle. I like to tuck a sachet under my dogs' beds to keep them smelling pleasant in between washes.

 My dogs LOVE these peanut butter treats. It's not too often that they have them, but when they do, I'm sure they would go through a box each if I let them!

Trader Joe's sells an assortment of greeting cards for just 99 cents. They're unique, so you won't find them anywhere else. I love the artwork and style too much to want to give them away though. Their quality card stock can be framed as art; a classic DIY idea. The colors complement a couple rooms in my house. I cannot wait to find the perfect frame and hang them up as art pieces!

Here's my favorite greeting cards found at Anthropologie.
I framed a few to display around the house.  So much cheaper than buying framed artwork!
Ikea has so many hidden gems. Since it's such a large store, you have to do a little digging and get your creative juices flowing to figure out what works in your space of interest. For me and my family, we needed a better way to organize our shoes. We used to keep them in the garage, but since we renovated it into a bedroom, our shoes needed a new place to rest.
These white wire baskets are absolutely perfect as a shoe organizer.

They are very inexpensive, minimalist in design, and sleek enough to slide underneath our beds. Though I'm not sure of their true purpose, these baskets became a staple for organization.

Thank you so much for stopping by, friends! Please visit Debbie at Refresh Restyle to see her favorites. Here's the schedule of the other ladies who will be sharing this week too.

Monday, November 14


  1. Thanks for sharing your favorites. I have never noticed the dryer sheets at TJ's and I love lavender. I will be looking for those!

  2. I've never been to Trader Joe's, but I see so many talking about how great it is that i need to drive out to one, you def have me motivvated now!1 Love your favorite things Brandi!

  3. The Lavender bag is such a great idea; beautiful selections.

  4. OH this will be nice can't wait to see what's in store for this

  5. Ha! We share a love for trader joes. I so wish i had one close to me.i love the idea of framing those beautiful greeting cards. Thanks for sharing your favorite things!

  6. How come I'm just now finding your blog! Lovely fresh ideas and pictures. I've found some great little tools and items at IKEA, not evne looking like my $2.49 milk frother.

  7. So right! Traders Joe's the best for pretty flowers on a budget. I gotta look for those cards next time I go there.
    Have a great weekend, Brandi!

  8. Aw. How lovely. Love those blooms and that's a great place for me to get lost in. :)

  9. I love all of those places! I regularly hit TJ up for cheese and snack that we take with us to wineries. Cheaper and the quality is really good!


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