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.

Wish List Wednesday

Sadly, I’m the person who is constantly checking her phone for the time.  For someone who loves accessories, you’d think I would have a decent watch or two or three.  This week I was on a mission to find a new timepiece.  Once I started looking, I almost couldn’t stop.  There are so many gorgeous options.  Take a look at a few that made my wish list:

kate watchKate Spade New York Gramercy Grand Bracelet Watch

glitter watchTitanium Glitter Heart Double Wrap Watch 

michael watchMichael Kors Orange Leather Parker Chronograph Glitz watch

tweed watchTimex Round Tweed Print watch

leather band watchWrapped in Time leather cuff watch from three bird nest

fossilFossil Boyfriend Chronograph Stainless Steel watch

Why stop there?  Visit my Pinterest watch board here for more favorites.