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How are we already halfway through the month of December? As much as we hate to say it, the holiday season is flying by, so we’re savoring every moment. If you’re a sucker for cozy hot cocoa (sans refined sugar), sweater weather, and thoughtful gifts, then you’re going to love what we have in store in today’s Edit

dairy and refined sugar free mexican hot cocoa

dairy and refined sugar free mexican hot cocoa

1. Mexican Hot Cocoa for the Holidays via With Love From Kat
Dairy and refined sugar free holiday hot cocoa? I’m sold… This recipe looks so cozy for a cold winter day, and is even perfect for friends and family with dietary restrictions. –Lauren, Editor-in-Chief

artifact uprising brass personalized calendar

2. Artifact Uprising Brass Easel Photo Desk Calendar, $60
For the past couple of years I’ve been ordering this sweet little desk calendar from Artifact Uprising. I handpick a photo for each month and it always reminds me just how quickly my little guy is growing! This also makes a thoughtful gift for your photo loving friends and family. –Lauren, Editor-in-Chief

DIY merry garland via homey oh my

DIY merry garland via homey oh my

3. DIY Merry Pine Garland via Homey Oh My
This craft could not be cuter. I love the idea of spelling out a simple festive phrase and stringing it across a fireplace mantel or even over a barcart for the holidays. –Lauren, Editor-in-Chief

LC Lauren Conrad funnel neck sweater

4. LC Lauren Conrad Textured Funnel-Neck Sweater, $36.99
If you see me in the next couple of months, there is a good chance that I will be wearing this sweater from Lauren’s line at Kohl’s. I love the multicolored knit of the sweater… plus, it’s so cozy I never want to take it off. –Rachel, Managing Editor

madewell high rise tall jeans

5. Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Elinor Wash, $110
Well everyone, I finally purchased my first pair of jeans from Madewell. I know that I am entirely late to the game, but my world has been rocked. I cannot recommend them enough! My selling point? The have a tall option for us ladies that need a few extra inches. –Jessi, Senior Editor


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6. The Little Market Woven Basket Cake Tutorial by @CakebyCourtney
How impressive is this cake decorated to look like one of The Little Market’s beautiful woven baskets? I’m sure if I attempted this technique myself it wouldn’t look half as pretty, but I’m tempted to give it a try! And of course, I love the inspiration behind it since I’m a big fan of The Little Market’s basket collection. –Ilana, Managing Editor

Trader Joe's rose water facial toner

7. Trader Joe’s Rose Water Facial Toner, $9.29
I’ve heard great things about the Trader Joe’s beauty section (honestly how could it not be good—this is the same store that basically sells Thin Mint cookies year round) but this is the first time I’ve actually tried one of their products. This spray is so refreshing right after you wash your face and before you put on makeup, plus it smells amazing. –Kiera, Editorial Intern

madewell satin bralette

8. Madewell Satin Emily Bralette, $35
This is by far the comfiest bralette I have ever purchased. When I received it in the mail I was taken aback by how surprisingly supportive it is, and it comes in the two prettiest colors for fall and winter. I want to buy 100 more so I can wear them forever. –Tessa, Associate Editor

splendid robe

9. Splendid Bonded Hacci Robe, $88
Ever since I picked up this robe at Nordstrom, I have been telling every person in my life that they need it immediately. It is absolutely the most comfortable piece of clothing I have ever put on my body, and I wish it was acceptable for me to wear it out of the house. Trust me on this one—once you get this robe, you will never want to take it off. –Rachel, Managing Editor

the little market alpaca stuffed animal

10. The Little Market Alpaca Stuffed Unicorn, $46
With a couple of my close friends recently having babies, The Little Market is always my first stop for gifts. If you haven’t felt how soft their alpaca stuffed animals are then you’re seriously missing out! Trust me when I say that you’re going to want to gift your favorite little ones something as cuddly as this unicorn. –Jessi, Senior Editor

Did you fall in love with any of these finds, too?

We’re slightly obsessed with them… Tell us what caught your eye in the comments.

XO Team LC

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