My New Favorite Thing

On Monday I was able to go finish up my Christmas shopping while my mom kept the little girl.  And man oh man was it nice!  I forgot what it’s like to shop without a baby, because you can actually browse around, and not just do a quick skim.  :)

I kind of felt like Mary Poppins frolicking around with an umbrella.  And I may or may not have floated in Williams-Sonoma just to browse. :)  I did find 2 gifts in there, and as I was checking out, I decided to try the lotion they had at the counter on.  OH.MY.GOSH.  I kept saying “wow, this smells REALLY good!!” to the cashier and she probably thought I was nuts.  I even asked “does this come in hand soap too??” and she was like “ummm, duh.”  Yea, it’s been a while since I’ve been there. :)

And here enters the best smelling stuff in the world.

I’m not kidding y’all.  The Spiced Chestnut smells AMAZING!!  I want to smother myself in it and I really wish there was a bath soap and perfume.  I’ve even been using the hand lotion as a body lotion. Even my husband loves it.  Like, really loves it.  He said he’d wear it as a cologne too!  I only bought the lotion and the hand soap and they were $12.95 a piece, and 16 oz each. That’s really a good price!   I am DYING to try their room spray, candles, and the reed diffusers.  I’m serious, just talking about this scent makes me salivate!

Ok, and a close second favorite is this other scent they have.

The Orange Spice.  It smells amazing too and I really want to buy everything in this scent as well.  Both scents even come in a dish soap.  Can you imagine the beautiful aromas as you are washing dishes? Ahhhh!

I just had to share with y’all my latest find and newest love.  If you still need a gift for somebody, these would be AMAZING gifts.

On my shopping trip, I even strolled into the bookstore!  I haven’t done that in ages and it was glorious!

Do you love Williams-Sonoma too?  I forgot how fun that store is.  Do you love shopping without your kiddos? :)

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  1. I am a lotion addict and that scent sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Shopping done? You lucky gal! :)


  3. I haven’t been in one in a LONG time, may need to remedy that! ;)

  4. Yes to Williams Sonoma … it’s hubby’s one and only ‘store’ we must go to when we go to the mall. He’s a total foodie and I love it (and reap much benefit from it as well)!
    Yes to shopping sans kiddos. I’m pretty lucky to get to do that almost all the time now that the little is in school all day … so I actually miss my little shopping friend somedays. But it is amazing how many places you can hit and shop in such a small amount of time!

    P.S. I love the orange spice and their cute soap/lotion holders. We got one for a housewarming present many years ago and I love filling it with new scents. A bit of a splurge, but it always lasts a long while.

    • Oh wow, lucky you! My hubby likes the store too. If he saw all of those sauces he’d flip out. :)

      Can’t wait to get the orange spice too. Mmmm mmm!

  5. i have never been 1 of there stores not sure we even have 1 in my area…i will have to google that. Nothing like a good sent to send you off on a shopping trip…..

  6. I have these by my kitchen sink now…..I LOVE THE SMELL.

  7. The closest mall to me is 2.5 hours, and the last time I was there (which happened to be Black Friday) I spent some serious time in Williams Sonoma. Love that place with a passion!

  8. Hi…it’s very nice stopping by and visiting your posts. I love fragrance and it’s always nice to discover a new one. I will definitely try to get to Williams Sonoma. justmeRosalie/mudderbear

  9. Just checked out Emilys’ Willow House and signed up for her newsletter. Already have a list of things i would love to buy. Thanks! Melanie

  10. I dont know if we have one or not but that spiced chestnut sounds AWESOME! I would love to have one of the candles!

  11. Oh yea, I just had a morning of kid free shopping AND lunch with a girlfriend. I wore my skinny jeans with knee high boots, hair done, and eye make up on! I was rocking it and it felt soooooooooo good : )


  12. Love Williams Sonoma! We have one literally 1 1/2 miles from our house!! I love their hand soaps and lotions, as well as dish soap. They are a good quality, smell great, last a long time and are a great price. What’s not to like??? Reminds me…need to go get me some of the holiday scented stuff!!! Guess I’ll be going to WS tomorrow. We also love their sauces/starters. The meatloaf one is awesome!!

    • wow, 1 1/2 miles away? That is dangerous. Mine is only about 8 minutes up the street so I don’t know why I don’t go more often?

      I saw all of those sauces and was drooling. I will definitely have to try them sometime. And I love a good meatloaf! :)

      I did try the peppermint bark they had out to sample, and wow. Heavenly.

  13. I love, love, love Williams-Sonoma! My favorite store of all time and I drool over their catalogs! About 3 years ago I bought the Spiced Walnut Lotion and it has become my favorite too. Did you know that they have a Spiced Chestnut Candle too? Your house will smell heavenly!!

    Merry Christmas

  14. LOVE Williams-Sonoma! I bought the Spiced Chestnut when I was working there. I did that part-time for about a year after I retired. The orange and lemon are super too. I almost had to pay them to let me work. :-)

    Glad you had a fun day!

  15. Love having lotions nearby through winter! Thanks for the tip to a sweet smelling lotion from williams-sonoma! I was just there this weekend and had no idea, guess an excuse to go back!

  16. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll have to look for it, I think the orange spices would be my choice!

  17. betty kratz says:

    OHMY…spiced chestnut is like my very favorite!! Em it makes me think of Dak…just it always lifted my spirits. Thanks for reminding me. I will hit the WS site today and get mine. You can give one away w/my name on it…hinthint.
    Blessings and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    You are AMAZING and this is just the beginning.