This is another series that I’ve stumbled upon around the blogosphere in the past year or so.
Dusty of All Things G&D and Karen of Karen At Home both have these posts regularly and I’ve gotten awesome recommendations from both of them, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite things lately with you!
I’m an avid blog reader and about a year ago I finally caved and set up a Google Reader account. Before that, I’d just bookmark my favorite blogs and check in on them daily, but using a reader is so much easier because it tells me when they have new content, so I can just click over as needed. Google Reader is great for use on a laptop, but on the go I needed an app that would link to my reader. I used some stupid Mobile RSS app for about a year but it crashed all the time and only showed pictures about 40% of the time. NOT COOL. When Karen recommended this app in her recent “things loved” post, I checked it out for a whopping $.99 and was SOLD! It has a clean layout, never crashes and always shows pictures! If you read blogs on your phone this is a must have!
I scored this mini lip duo from Sephora as a little birthday gift. I was excited for the freebie and then fell in love with the Rose lip gloss! It goes on smooth, has a subtle sweet scent and gives the perfect hint of color without being fussy like lipstick. I’ll totally be checking out other colors when this little sample pack runs out :)
After finishing up the current episodes of Downton Abbey available on Netflix, I was desperate for some more British Drama to spice up my evenings. I remembered reading something about this series on Clover Lane and when I scrolled past it on Netflix I decided to stop and give it a chance. I spent the first 15 minutes hoping that I wouldn’t mercilessly compare it to Downton, but then I spent the next 11+ viewing hours (not all at once people!) hoping that it would never end. It was wonderful. British accents! Historical settings! Love! Betrayal! Costumes! Drama! Trust me, it’s good.
I know it sounds silly to love a razor, but let me tell you this thing has nearly changed my life! I’ve used disposable Venus razors for the past year. Like, I’ve used about 3 or 4 of them. FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. Do you know what this means? I’ve basically been slightly prickly for a year. And the kicker is that I’ve just been too cheap to shell out the dough for a good razor and refills. Why are they SO expensive?? I just don’t get it, but I finally caved and I have been so smooth I practically slide off the couch at night. Seriously I feel like a new woman (literally and figuratively). Lesson: don’t use crappy razors because you’re cheap.
I was invited to a party in February and got pretty hooked. The bags are cute, affordable and MONOGRAMMABLE! Is that even a word? Since then, I’ve hosted a party and attended another one. I’ve got all I need at this point and wanted to give you a peek into a few of my favorite pieces…
Clockwise from the top:
Large Utility Tote – the best beach bag EVER! The top rim is solid so the bag doesn’t collapse into the sand. You can fit towels, toys, sunscreen, lunch, and a ton of other stuff in this bag. It also rocks as a carry on (fits perfectly in the overhead) and it’s a great overnight bag.
Littles Carry All Caddy – this little guy is perfect for carrying essentials around the house or out to the backyard for sunbathing. It fits books, a water bottle and your phone perfectly. You can also squeeze a snack inside and you don’t have to worry about your phone getting wet or dirty but you still have access to it and can see alerts through the mesh pocket. I’m totally in love with this bag!
Thermal Tote – first of all, the birds on this bag slay me. The colors and pattern are adorbs and I was wishing they had my other bag (bottom left) in this pattern too, but alas they did not. This thermal tote is the perfect size for a picnic lunch for two plus a couple ice packs. It fits containers of leftovers without being too bulky. Win/win!
Zipper Pouch – this is a great solution for bottles of sunscreen floating all around my large utility tote. I throw them all into this pouch and have room to spare. The inside is wipeable so you could even throw damp swimsuits inside.
Organizing Utility Tote – this is the perfect smallish bag that holds a TON of stuff. The pockets around the outside are great for water bottles, sippy cups, bibs, sunglasses, you name it. The inside is roomy too and can be used as a diaper bag or just small scale beach bag if you’re not going to be gone long. I was really really hoping to get this one in the bird pattern, but I’ve grown to like the polka dots and green/brown color scheme.
Do you have any “must have” products on your favorites list? I’d love to hear about your favorite stuff, so leave a comment!
Disclaimer: None of these companies know I exist. I wasn’t paid or perked to write this post, I just really love this crap and wanted to share it with you :)