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I really enjoy sharing my favorite products, new finds and everything in between and I'm starting the year off with a round-up of some of these things!! I like these to be a mixed-bag so I hope you enjoy! 

Kate Spade - All In Good Taste
I mentioned this Kate Spade book briefly last month and now that I've finally had time to sit down and read a few chapters I'm obsessed! If you are someone who loves party planning, loves being a hostess or even if you just love attending parties this book is for you! It's so fun and I've really enjoyed reading it, not even close to being done though! 

New Pens
It's no secret around these parts that I love pens - I recently found this pack and I love the way it writes - is that weird to say? They also don't bleed through the page like some other pens do! I still love my erasable pens and use them for work ALL the time, but these are fun to use in my planner and for my never ending to-do lists!! 

Stud Earrings
I picked up these earrings a few days after Thanksgiving and let me tell you I have not stopped wearing them! As much as I love statement earrings they tend to hurt my ears after a couple of hours, but these beauties don't! Love them and will not stop wearing them for a long time! 

HASK Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Hair Care Collection

I received the hair care collection as part of a brandbacker campaign! When buying my own shampoo and conditioner I usually judge it by how it smells - if I was buying this at the store - I'd be in for a luxurious surprise!! This smells incredible! Apparently all the reason that macadamia nuts aren't the best for your waistline is the same reason they are perfect for your hair! Both the shampoo & conditioner are thick, but leave your hair feeling completely weightless & healthy! My hair was so incredibly shiny - like the hair commercials we all remember when the models would whip their hair around! I also really enjoyed using the shine oil and got similar results that I normally get with my other Moroccan oils. 

Chomp Snack Sticks 
Another product I was sent to try a few months ago were the chomp snack sticks that are 100% non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef from New Zealand & they contain no artificial ingredients! Fun fact - I actually really like beef jerky - not every day but an occasional snack it's not bad! I was sent a few varieties, but preferred the original flavor as opposed to the jalapeno one which was too spicy for me, but Gary clearly devoured all of the ones I asked him to try! 

Emily Ley Monthly Planner
I use this exclusively for blog post planning. I print out 12 sheets for the year and then keep them in a folder - I started doing this in the middle of last year and I love going back to see what I've written about. If I did a "currently" post like 6 months prior, then I feel okay doing another one - it keeps me in check in terms of scheduling sponsored posts, what days I want to take off from the blog and everything in between. I also write twice a week for another blog, so I use that to schedule those posts as well. 

What did you love in December? Have you used any of these items?

*Chomp Snacks & Hask Hair Care Collection were provided to me from BrandBacker for my review. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

81 comments

  1. These are all new products to me so super excited because I LOVE to try new products!! I love pens too and if they write wonderfully, I get so excited, Parker is my favorite brand for just basic black ink. Think I'm gonna have to read that Kate Spade book, I love party planning and everything she does. I used to be the event planner for our company so right up my alley!!! Happy Tuesday!!

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  2. Kate Spade can seriously do no wrong in my book! Everything is so flawless an classic with her! And I'm definitely going to have to check out those pens, I love colorful pens at work... when I'm not signing anything important lol! Those snack sticks sound amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. I saw that Kate Spade book at a paper store in Old Town! Glad that you're liking it. I love pens, too, so finding a good set is always a fun find! :)

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  4. I think I need that Kate Spade book! Also, loving those earrings! I actually have a version from Kate Spade that are very similar and I wear them a ton. Happy New Year, Biana!
    Boston Chic Party

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  5. I have a thing for pretty pens, I love them! I think that they make me write better. Such a great list, my hubby would love the chomp snack sticks!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. That Kate Spade book is on my wish list! So glad to hear it’s a good purchase!

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  7. Good Morning, B! I love your favorite things posts! I think its an awesome idea to print out monthly calendars for blog writing and I adore all of Emily Ley's products. Have a great day! -Lisa :)

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  8. That book sounds so neat! I definitely want to look into that! And those earrings are so pretty! Classic but stunning!

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  9. you had me at kate spade. she can do no wrong! i need that book in my life...anddddd those earrings. consider me sold!!

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  10. What a fun book. I bet it's perfect for entertaining and party inspiration. I watch Ina on Barefoot Contessa for the same reason. :-) Happy Tuesday!

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  11. I love beef jerky as a snack every once in a while, too! The turkey kind is usually my go to, but it is still so salty!! I'll have to check those out! I use those Emily Ley calendars for a work binder - love them!

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  12. I love the macadamia oil products. I think I need one of those calendars for keeping my to-do and de-cluttering on schedule.

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  13. How pretty are those earrings? And that KS book sounds like my kinda book, as KS wins all the prizes. Did you know Lauren Conrad also has a party planning book coming out? Can't wait <3

    Green Fashionista

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  14. I NEED to try that hair line, it sounds fabulous! I also love how you schedule your posts - that's such a great idea!

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  15. I love the earrings! I keep meaning to snag Kate Spade's book!

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  16. I really like those earrings and those pens! I love having different colors around to color code differently.. I'm a planning, list making, nerd!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  17. So many new things you're introducing me to, girlfriend! I love the idea of printing out those monthly planner pages for your blog posts! One of my goals this month is to get my blog posts scheduled ahead of time and these would be perfect to help me out, so thank you!! xo

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  18. Have I been living under a rock my whole life? How have I never heard about erasable pens? I need to grab these for my blog calendar and planner!

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  19. That calendar is such a good idea! I would love to be that organized...

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  20. OK, I haven't heard of that book, but I NEEEEEED it. I love Kate & love party planning!

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  21. that book looks so cute - and good for the coffee table! and i'm a pen addict so i must pick those up. and beef jerky is very yum if it's done right (without extra chemicals) so that seems like a win! good list girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. I love the Kate Spade book and its my favorite new coffee table book because it's pink ;) I'm such a pen snob so these were automatically added to my never ending Amazon cart! Thank you for sharing the printables, I am printing them as I type! xo

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  23. Love this post!! Super cute! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/01/8-healthy-recipes.html

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  24. I need that Kate Spade book! I got the "Style" book for Christmas and I am obsessed with it!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  25. Love those stud earrings, perfect for any outfit!!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  26. A local store had a big Kate Spade sale recently and that like never happens so I went a bit wild. I had that book in my cart but decided against it, now I'm kind of regretting it!

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  27. Love that planner and those earrings! I have that same issue with statement earrings too, so I tend to wear the same pair every day. :-) Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Pretty pens, Kate Spade book, a monthly planner... all of my favorite things in one post!

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  29. So many great things here. I need those hair products like now and I love pens so I am dying over your new ones. That Kate Spade book just went on my wish list too. Hey, what other blog do you write for? How cool.

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  30. Reallyyyyyy want that Kate Spade book, asap! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. I would love to read the Kate Spade...everything by KS is simply perfect! Love those earrings!

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  32. Such a great round up, Biana! I definitely need to check out this Kate Spade book, it sounds fabulous!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  33. Those stud earrings are gorgeous! That book sounds so fun, too. Great roundup today!

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  34. I love the printable calendar idea. I am doing this for my Whole30 and I think I will add it to my blog routine. Gonna jump on that brandbacker opp, that sounds like a great product!Beef jerky snack sticks? Yes please, very Whole30!

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  35. I am such a pen nerd myself so I love the recommend on new pens!
    Those stud earrings!!!!!!!!!! I love the shape of them!

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  36. I totally need to check out that shampoo! It sounds amazing and my hair has been so dry lately! I'm also swooning over those earrings! So gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  37. I need to grab those pens and that shampoo!!! I usually chose a shampoo based on scent as well. Those earrings are really pretty!

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  38. I need some colored pens! I was just writing something in my planner and it all blends together since it's the same pen. I need a workout color, blog post color, fun/activity color, haha. Love those earrings too!

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  39. I adore pens, but I somehow always lose them. LOL! Okay, the studs are everything. I am obsessed with studs.
    I like the idea of monthly planning blog posts like you do, I am currently using a cute little notebook, but this sounds neat.
    xo, Lily

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  40. I want to try all of those - especially the beef jerky ;)
    Thanks for the tips!

    theritzyglitzy.com

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  41. Cute new pens! I love myself a good pen so I totally feel you on that!

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  42. I'll have to check out the chomp snacks! This baby is making me hungry ALL THE TIME, so I need some good, protein filled snacks! I can't eat nuts, raw vegetables, salads, certain fruits, etc because I have crohn's disease, so my choices are limited and I am really needing some variety.

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  43. I love a good pack of pens and will have to check these out! I love good smelling hair products! That's such a great idea to print out a calendar. I need to do that!

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  44. Love those calendar sheets for blog planning. I'm doing something similar as well because now that I've really gotten into blogging, it's a lot to keep up with!!

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  45. i will forever thank you for introducing me to erasable pens! i had no idea they existed, and i use them for blog planning now. i used to change my posts around so much and the white out was insane, i'll never go back to normal pens now haha. i will check out those pretty ones for work, for some reason, i don't make nearly as many mistakes or changes at work! love the monthly planner too!

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  46. I love those Chomps sticks too but only the original- this girl doesn't like spicy either!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  47. The KS book sounds like a fun read and the earring you got a so pretty for going out or for casual outfits. Even better they don't hurt your ears. I love the sound of the macadamia oil shampoo and conditioner.

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  48. I've had my eyes on that Kate Spade book!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  49. Emily Ley seriously has some of the best things to help you stay organized. No wonder her planner is called the Simplified Planner! Those earrings are so pretty! I have the same issue with earrings hurting my ears after a few hours, so sometimes I have to wear these things on the backs of my ears called Lobe Wonders. They help a lot!

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  50. Chomp sticks sound right up my alley.

    I love colored pens as well!

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  51. Oh just so many pretties!!! I love it. I love that Kate Spade print.

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  52. Love the calendar. I just googled a blank calendar last night to plan out our meals for the week/month. I feel like if we stay better organized and know what we want to eat ahead of time, it will make for a healthier week of eating. Thanks for the download. I love the idea to use it for your blog posts too.

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  53. Nice picks! Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice holiday xx Love from Slovakia ~
    ♡ la vie est la petite licorne ♡

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  54. I'm so in love with posts like these!! I'm making a friend a basket for her wedding with a bunch of little things on her registry, and this book would be the perfect addition!

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  55. I love how you use that monthly planner! And thats so nice that its printable, I need to start using one. I love those studs, they look like they would go with basically every outfit, nice find!

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  56. I need to try those pens! It's not weird at all, the way pens write are so important!

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  57. I am a huge fan of pens too, and those look fantastic! :)

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  58. I am super interested in that book, I need it on my coffee table asap! Curious about the pens, I think I need to try some at work!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  59. I love colored pens! Especially as a teacher, I love to grade things in different colors--it keeps it interesting for me haha! And the kids aren't seeing a bunch of red marks all over their papers...it might be purple marks!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  60. I can't wait to read that Kate Spade book! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Wishes & Reality

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  61. Erasable pens are an awesome idea!! I love this post.

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  62. My friends just got me the Kate Spade book for my birthday - I can't wait to find some time to read it!

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  63. Those earrings are beautiful!! I need to look into that book!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  64. I didn't know Kate Spade had a book, I need to get it and read it asap!

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  65. I have been lusting over all in good taste for quite some time and am now convinced I NEED it. Plus, those earrings are so cute!

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  66. Those earrings are pretty :) I had no idea that there was a Kate Spade book!

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  67. I'm a sucker for new colorful pens and I need that monthly planner to stay on top of blogging! Those earrings are so darling!

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  68. I am a lover of pens too! Michael always complains I have too many! ha! Great earring find! I'm taking note on that Kate Spade book for future reference! :)

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  69. I love your roundups! Those earrings are beautiful! And you love we share a love of pens, so I'll have to try those! And I printed those Emily Ley monthly calendars. Thank you! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  70. I want those pens!!! I'm a pen freak, too. I will HIDE my good ones so that people don't use them and run off with them, lol

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  71. Love the blog planner sheets, I think I should start doing this! I also love those pens, so cute for writing in your planner!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  72. I am a penaholic myslef! Love those!

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  73. I sort of grown out of all my statement earrings and grown fond of simple pieces. I think this year I really want to go through my earring and jewelry collection. It's sort of a mad house!

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  74. I love the Emily Ley planner! I don't have one but planning out all of your posts like that are a good idea! I use coschedule myself for blog posts (and need to get better about planning) but I do love my Erin Condren planner that I just bought. I am a pen and paper gal too! They are just so much fun!

    I will have to check out that book too! Looks good!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  75. I love those earrings! And the blog planner idea sounds really helpful, I always lose track of what I've already posted.

    Hollie | hollieshighlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  76. And you post these pens after I order a massive set of Le Pens... ;)

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  77. Those planning pages are great. And who doesn't love getting new pens. My daughter says I have too many, lol!

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  78. I am going to check out those pens-- I love the erasable ones too but sometimes I feel like they don't write as dark as I would like if that makes sense? I'm not a fan of beef jerky but I know my husband would probably love those chomp sticks if they are similar!

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