Weekend Bits – Links I Love

When my son was in 3rd grade, he started to become suspicious about the authenticity of a certain bearded fellow who has a penchant for cookies and milk.  He didn’t come right out and ask but the signs of a serious doubter were there.  Luckily, a friend shared this link with me and a personalized video message from the big guy arrived in our inbox.  For at least another year, it turned our doubter into a believer.

Before you buy your teacher a gift, you need to run through this list of 8 things they really don’t want.

My sugar cookies always seem to turn out thin and crispy, but not this year.  With the help of this recipe from Sugar Mama Cooks, I finally found success!

Looking for a festive holiday playlist?  Check out this mix from the blog Twin Stripe.

Giving a personalized or monogrammed item shows you put some time and thought into your gift.  I love this round up of 35 custom gift ideas from Design Sponge.  But with only 10 shopping days left, you need to order now!

Usually I leave the glitter nail polish to my 11 year old daughter except during the holidays.  With New Year’s Eve approaching, I plan to add a little glitz to my manicure.  Here are some fun color options from Polyvore that go beyond the standard silver and gold.

Everyone needs that functional accessory that can also add a little pop to your outfit. I shared my favorite watches on Wish List Wednesday.