Our Readers’ Favorite Things of 2021!

December 15, 2021

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Last year we dug into our analytics to tell us what YOUR favorite things of the year were. And we’re doing it again! I love seeing what you love, and honestly seeing these things make me so proud. Seeing some of my favorites as your favorites of course makes sense, but there are always a few that surprise me!! We’re all a part of the #cljsquad, which is honestly an honor. Also, if you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, there’s so many things on here anybody would be happy to open up!

1. Always Pan $145 If you have the always pan, you know why this is the number one seller of the year. It’s such a stunning pan with incredible quality. It also makes a perfect gift!

2. Miller Chelsea Boot $99 These are my tried and true, favorite boots. Black, classic, and so comfortable.

3. Jules Lagoon/Brick Rug $310 The best seller from our Jules collection of rugs, and understandably so. We just unrolled the 10×14 size in our bonus room the other day and I couldn’t be happier.

4. Stanley Cup $40 These cups completely live up to the hype. Everyone on our team has one and we use them every single day! Your drink will stay cold forever!

5. Ninja CREAMi $149 I don’t know how it does it, but the Ninja Creami makes the most deliciously creamy frozen treats by just freezing a few simple ingredients. It’s incredible.

6. Palma Peel & Stick Tile $54 We used these peel and stick floor tiles in our the girls’ bathroom, and it was an immediate glow-up!

7. Woven Wood Shades in Kula Coconut $51 These shades are the ones we used in the breakfast nook in our last house and we always got so many questions about them! Still looking around for a spot in our current home for them.

8. Sheertex Tights $59 These tights are indestructible. No tears, or rips, or runs, which is almost unheard of in the tights category.

9. Eastern Canopy Bed $3054 The canopy bed that looked so stunning in our Modern Cottage Primary Bedroom. And I honestly, kind of miss it!

10. Dyson Cordless Vacuum $340 If you’re still hauling out the big, corded vacuum every day, it’s time for an upgrade! I’d say I vacuum even more frequently because it’s so convenient to grab for just a quick spill.

11. Stone Dinnerware Set $45 Walmart is nailing it in the stoneware dish-ware department! We shared some of our other favorites from Walmart, just yesterday.

12. Aidy Square-Neck Dress $82 It’s your favorite dress, and it’s also my favorite. The fit is so comfortable, and the neckline is incredibly flattering.

13. The Perfect Vintage Jean $53 If you’re not converted to Madewell’s jeans yet, now is the perfect time to try their perfect vintage jean because of that price!

14. Merino Wool Sweater $39 Every man in your life needs a classic sweater like this. I actually bought this as a gift for my father in-law this year!

15. Polly Slate/Ivory Rug $380 The best-seller from our Polly collection is of course on this list. We have it in our living room right now and I couldn’t be happier.

16. RevitaBrow Serum $110 My brows grew out this year and have never been more full because of this revitalash brow conditioner. And according to analytics, you are right there with me.


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  1. Cat says:

    What color combo for the shades did you use?

  2. Callie says:

    I thought your follow-up post on the Palma Peel & Stick tiles was that they didn’t hold up and weren’t a good purchase. Did I misunderstand?

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