8 Favorite Buys of 2019

For those of you who buy for yourself the day after Christmas, here’s a great list of splurge-worthy items. Looking back through both my house, closet, and entertainment splurges, these are the items I am glad I spent the money on! In case you’re looking for a second “yes, I agree it’s worth it” friend to help you make that final purchase decision!

Home Items Worth Buying

Serena and Lily White Outdoor Pillow on sale. Woodard Andover chaise lounge with Sunbrella blue outdoor umbrella.
Woodard Furniture. Chaise lounges in Andover Collection. Outdoor furniture in light gray. White and gray cedar home exterior with white picket fence and blue outdoor umbrella.

White Outdoor Pillow

I bought two of these last year from Serena and Lily for my porch area. I really wanted to put four more on my chaise lounges outside, but I was worried how both the white color, and embroidery would last. After seeing my balcony pillows not only survive, but thrive outdoors I pulled the trigger. And man oh man – am I glad I did!

The Serena and Lily outdoor pillows are the jam! No lie – they are still bright white, clean in the washing machine like a dream and look every bit as good today as they did when I purchased them. These are 100% worth the splurge. Major look, very high quality.

Serena and Lily Indoor Outdoor swing review.

Indoor Swing

Which leads me to my second Serena and Lily product worth every penny – the indoor swing! My daughter begged for this for months. We bought it for her 12th birthday. Ack! It’s so cute! Her friends go nuts over it, too! She reads in it all the time! It can hold a ridiculous amount of weight (yes, all 3 of my kids have crammed themselves in it when playing!)

Super sturdy, super cute and worth it. A great “big gift” idea for the girl/young lady in your life!

Other S&L products I own, love & can attest to:

More Home Item Loves

How to frame pictures for a gallery wall.

Custom framing from Framebridge.

Oh man – this company rocks with framing. So affordable, so easy and so well done! Upload your image, pick a frame online and they’ll send it to you!

Shop all Framebridge Frames

Le Creuset Review

Le Creuset Quart Pot

If you own a Le Creuset, you understand the magic that lies within them. I have two red Le Creuset that I love and cook with every-single-night. This year I added a neutral tone Le Creuset so that I could keep it out on display. LOVE IT.

Beauty Products

Organizing makeup when you travel so you can see it

NARS lipstick in Falbala

The NARS lipstick in Falbala is a no-fail lip color is the perfect nude. It glides on, keeps your lip soft and I believe would work for almost all skin tones. A perfect lipstick. So perfect that I own at lest 6 – some for every purse, my car and my makeup vanity!

SkinMedia Products

Full review with before and after pictures coming soon! I have been botox/filler free for a long time, and have been testing both the TNS Essential Serum and SkinMedica G5 Hydrator to see how well it works. I had pictures taken before and plan to have more taken soon. These two products are what I’m testing, and I love love love. Read the reviews — I’m not alone in this!

TNS Essential Serum | HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator


How to wear a belt bag with a coat. This black and white outfit shows how to wear a belt bag underneath a coat to keep your belongings safe while you're out, but not get in the way of rocking a killer houndstooth winter coat!
Alice and Olivia Coat - this is the coat that's a bestselling Alice and Olivia must have! I sized down. Alabama fans who love houndstooth, get this before it sells out!

Houndstooth Coat

This Alice and Olivia houndstooth coat is so pretty! It’s my go-to these days, especially since I usually dress in solid colors. It adds a punch. And it’s a best seller so hurry. I sized down.

What did you splurge on this year? Share in the comments – I always love to hear what everything is glad they bought!


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