His + Her Favorite Things

His + Her Favorite Things

It’s that time again, His & Her Favorite Things! For those of you who are just joining in here at 7th House (we’ve been getting quite a few “I’m new to your blog” emails and comments lately! So, welcome!), this is where we share a peek into what we’ve been digging over the past few weeks, things we’ve bought and generally what’s catching our eye. We started this feature way back when the blog first began – actually even a year before that on my old photography blog – and it seems to be a favorite here among the readers, so we’ve kept it around. Since this is the first of the month, it’s once again time for our monthly installment of His + Hers. So, here’s Greg to start things off…

His Favorite Things / 7thhouseontheleft.com / #4thofjuly

ONE / We’ve been grilling a lot around here lately, so I’ve been more interested in grilling tools than usual. I’m a pretty no-frills guy when it comes to grilling, but I love small conveniences like this. It’s convenient for sure, and with the brush built into the lid, it keeps your sauce/marinade safe from flies or other debris. TWO / Ash showed me this large painted wood wall art piece recently, and I thought it was just plain awesome. As usual, I want it for my office. This is a constant joke between Ash and I because the style I want for my office changes by the hour – which is why it still isn’t finished. Regardless, since it’s the first of July, I thought this edition of His + Hers would be a good place to showcase it. THREE / As I mentioned, we’ve been grilling a lot lately, and a recent purchase that has made the grilling process a bit easier is this ultra light-weight melamine platter. Using this rather than our regular (super heavy) ceramic platter has saved my wrist. It’s simple and white (which Ash likes because it matches our other serving dishes) and light yet durable (which I’m a fan of). FOUR / Who knew Crate & Barrel had barbecue sauce? I certainly didn’t. On top of that, I’ve never tried an Alabama-style sauce, despite my great love for all things cooked over coals or smoked. I’m really looking forward to picking some up for our holiday meal!

Her Favorite Things / 7thhouseontheleft.com / #4thofjuly

ONE / Since starting to use First Aid Beauty’s facial cleaner a few months ago, I’m hooked on all things First Aid Beauty and have yet to find a product I didn’t absolutely love. Seriously. This stuff. Amazing. (I’ve actually had a few of you who tried it last time I mentioned it email me and say how much you love it!) This 20-minute mask is one of my recent favorites. You can also purchase FAB at Sephora if you are a fellow point-collector.  TWO / When I first saw this, I was like, “Hmm, that’s actually pretty cool.” It’s actually meant for 4th of July decor, but I think (if it’s put in the right place), it might be a neat year-around home accessory. THREE / As I’ve probably said here before, I’m a fan of big, chunky statement necklaces. Last year, I came across Bauble Bar through one of the YouTubers I watch from time to time. It’s a great resource for inexpensive statement jewelry and really great quality as well. FOUR / I’m in love with the simple sophisticated design of this platter. It’s not only great for entertaining, but I also think it would look good on a coffee table with a candle and trinkets or on a dresser with jewelry and pretty perfume bottles. If you purchase this online soon, you get a free $15 Target gift card. Soooo, why not? FIVE / Last week, I finally got around to signing up for a Julep subscription. I’m a bit of a nail polish and beauty product junkie, so this has been something I’ve been wanting to start for a while. I love that you can cancel your subscription at any time and you get special prices on all of their products by being a “Maven”. By the way, you can get your first box free by using the code FREEBOX at checkout!

Now, it’s your turn! How about you guys, what favorites are you crushing on this month? Any grilling gadgets Greg must know about? He asked me to add that last part ; )

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    July 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Happy first of July and welcome back to blogging! 🙂 Your blogging break was well deserved! I’d love to hear what you think of those Julep nailpolishes, Ashley – I’ve seen them all over YouTube but shipping is expensive if I’m not sure of the quality of things. Hope you love them!

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      July 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you!! I was actually able to get the first box free with that code I mentioned and shipping was only $2.99 (I think it included 2 polishes, a cuticle pen and hand cream). I’ll definitely let y’all know how it is!

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    Mandi @ LevelUpHouse
    July 2, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Omg, Crate & Barrel makes amazing marinades and sauces! I don’t buy much else there…. but their sauces. WOW. I’ll drop in every once in a while for a new sauce!

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    July 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for the Julep code! I just signed up for a welcome box. I’ve been hearing about Julep on a few blogger’s sites, so I’m excited to try it out!

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    Dennis Bullock
    July 3, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I have the American Flag piece from PB in my office and love it!

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    Ben Verdi
    July 5, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    It’s good to see you guys blogging again! I hope you’re full of more amazing ideas like this post. And although shipping of Julep nailpolishes is an expensive process, you can always stay assured about their quality! I know that fro experience.

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    Dan Kogan
    July 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Wow! I am surprised to discover that most of your favorite things are my favorites too! The melamine platter is sober and beautiful!

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    July 8, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The sauces at Crate and Barrel are actually made by a BBQ place in Chicago called Lillie’s Q. I just went there last weekend : )

    They are phenomenal.

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    July 14, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the free julep tip! I’m so excited!

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    Mary B.
    August 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I love your favorite things posts! They always make me want to go shopping! We seem to like all of the same types of things. I am moving to a new home and really think that American flag is great and would look fantastic in the entry way.

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