Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018

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Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018
Happy 11th birthday, Magellan!
Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018
Happy 11th birthday, Magellan!
Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018
My Christmas Eve "Breakfast" of (Swatching) Champions
Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018
Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018
Temptalia's Holiday (Non-Beauty) Favorites 2018

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Here at Temptalia HQ, Christmas Eve is really Mellan’s birthday, so Christmas is pretty ignored on the Eve in lieu of celebrating the best dog on the planet (I’m unbiased, obviously).Β  Our holiday is low-key as my family arrives a few days after Christmas and stays through the new year, so hubby and I pretty much work as usual.Β  Yesterday, I largely forgot it was even a holiday… ?

There are moments where I’ve bought and used some product that isn’t beauty-related that I’ve wanted to recommend to everyone, and I thought today might be a nice day to share some of my personal favorites. I’ve purchased all of the products above either for myself or others, and I loved a few of them enough to ask for another helping via a gift. You might notice a theme across most of my favorites: cozy & comfy.

Also, I couldn’t pull up images/links to Orvis for the widget, but anyone looking for a high-quality, top tier bed for their doggo, I highly recommend Orvis Memory Foam Beds. Mellan has three (yes, three), of the Bolster Dog Beds (large is good for him but he can curl into a medium, the latter fits in his crate for traveling) and the Platform bed (just one, poor guy), which was another of his birthday gifts this year. I think one of his beds is over eight years old, and I’ve just replaced the cover once for wear.

Hope you have a lovely last week of 2018 and a great start to your 2019! Thank you for keeping me company during the holiday season ?

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Merry Christmas to you too, and happy birthday to Mellan! Thanks for sharing your favorites and yes, I do see a theme! πŸ™‚

Thanks for giving us such unbiased, thorough and frequently rushed (!) reviews. I appreciate this so much that I’ve got my husband using your affiliate links as well as me to help ensure that you prosper. You are truly a gem.

Happy new year too!

Better than all the makeup in the world: Mellan ❀️. Or, in my case, Scunci and the alien cat, Clarissa.
Those skinny sweatpants are definitely now on my clothing WL. In black, of course. Because POCKETS. And drawstring waist. Hopefully the L will fit my rump roast rear-end. 12’s in jeans usually do?

The pockets are great – they’re a good depth so they easily fit my iPhone XS Max! Not dinky at all. I think a large should fit you based on that!

What an adorable little puppy Mellon was and he is still so loveable. Thank you for sharing these happy birthday photos of our favourite doggie. I feel like I know him so well, he is such a good natured and lovely dog. But then, I think, he is like his ‘doggie parents’ – you (Christine) and Shaun.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Christine and Shaun, with your family and enjoy your day.
It is Boxing Day here in Aus and we had a fabulous day yesterday, surrounded by our family too. We got Olivia a purple (her favourite colour) Princess outfit and Lachlan a firefighters outfit and both children wore them all day.
I hope you are able to have a bit of rest and relaxation too. And thank you once again for this amazing blog.

Happy Birthday to Mellan and Happy Holidays to you and your husband, Christine. Thank you for another year of terrific reviews and I love all the changes you have made to the website and the content additions. It has been a wonderful year for those of us with makeup addictions, oh I mean, collectors. Merry Christmas to everyone in Temptalia-land!!!!!

Well happy birthday to the beautiful Mellan! Such a cutie! ☺️ And merry Xmas to you and your family! ❀️ Love seeing some of your recs for cozy products, those are my favorite types of gifts too.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you so much for all the hard work you do to keep us well informed.
Most of all, A Happy Birthday to Mellan, the sweet, lovely boy.
All a bit late, sorry for that.

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