Guest Blog post by Celeste Settrini of Couture Cowgirl –n- Company
For the last few years, I’ve posted my favorite things for the holidays on Facebook. It’s been a hit because, as December approaches, I start getting notes from my favorite farm girl’s saying, “Celeste, are you going to post your favorite things again this year?” Now I feel that if I don’t come up with at least a few things I’ll be letting my friend’s down – so let’s go!
Joe Malone Fragrances – Yep, they are a bit pricey but they’re oh so lovely! The array of citrus, spices and floral create an amazing mixture of really different scents in candles, colognes and lotions. Admit it, who doesn’t love smelling nice?
Fun, Hip, Cool, Trendy Rain Boots – All of us farm girls wear rubber boots from time to time. Why look manly when there is a whole slew of feminine rubber boots available? Show your own unique style with stars or stripes or swirls of fun color! You will be the hit of the barn!
Anything JCREW – I simply love the effortless look of JCrew – all of it! Ballerina flats, sweaters, t-shirts, capris, scarves, fun jewelry, coats and jammies… the list keeps going. The one thing I love about this website is that it puts outfits together for a simple personal creation. Just try it… I think you’ll love what it offers!
Canon Rebel Camera – I’m the proud owner of a “big girl” camera, one that’s a bit above the little “Sure Shot” that I hauled around for years! Photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3i. I cannot say enough about mine – great photos and a great way to share your story on social media, too!
Dean & Delucca Gourmet Food – From meats to shellfish to wines to gourmet deserts this site offers all sorts of wonderful high end treats. I personally love the fun cookies and cupcakes and cakes especially for the holidays. What a fun surprise to send one of these fancy yummies to a special friend or family member.
Motivational and Inspirational Books – I love books and am still a fan of a REAL book, not on an electronic reader, but a real book that I can pickup and touch and turn the pages. I enjoy motivational books and this one is a must read, Be the Miracle – 50 lessons for making the impossible possible by Regina Brett. This book will motivate, inspire and make you just feel oh so good! I love that it’s bound in my favorite “Tiffany blue color.” Any book is a special gift, but you can make it ever more special by signing a personal note inside to a friend or loved one.
Thanks for indulging me by letting me share a few of my most favorite things! Above all, my most favorite holiday gift is the time spent on my family farm with loved ones.