My Favorite Things (this week) Vol. 1

Oprah and I have a lot in common.

Well, now that I am trying to qualify that statement, I can’t think of too many things that we actually have in common, except for one: we both have favorite things. (Cue Julie Andrews)

And so, as the new year approaches, I am announcing: “My Favore Things (this week).” Because why? Because it’s fun. For me.

Disclaimer: This list may seem a bit underwhelming. HOWEVER, let’s remember that I’m on maternity leave, people! And when you’re covered in crusted breast milk half the day, there’s rarely room for glitz and glamour.

1. Victoria’s Secret Boyfriend Sweatpants

I’m wearing them right now. These are the most comfortable sweatpants eva’. They are super soft material and wide leg (I’ve convinced myself that they’re stylish). The perfect post-partum uniform, if you ask me.

2. Caldrea Hand Soap – Citron Ginger

It’s a fresh, spa-like wonderscent. Sure, it’s a little pricier than your grocery store Softsoap, but it’s a nice luxury in a guest bathroom. And they sell Caldrea at Target now.

3. Target Water Bottle

My friend, Lori, gave me this water bottle when I was pregnant with my first. When that one broke, I went out and bought another. It’s not organic or hypoallergenic or BPA-free or titanium alloy or whatever all the fancy bottles claim, but I like the twist top and the grippy sides. I’m an old-fashioned girl with these kind of things.

4. Slatkin & Co. Leaves Candle

I was watching the Food Network the other day and Paula Dean was heating some sort of fruity, cinnamony homemade potpourri in a crockpot to fragrance her home – and it looked wonderful. But who has time for that sort of prep? This candle gives Paula’s crockpot concoction a run for it’s money.

5. Moby Wrap

I cursed this thing the first few – well, maybe 10 – times I tried it. It’s 16 feet of fabric or something and you have to wrap it around you in this elaborate parade of pulls and twists and ties. But now that I’ve made it sound truly cumbersome and unattractive – I tell you, after you get the hang of it, it’s wonderful! And my little girl feels like she’s in the womb when I snuggle her in.

6. Lemon & Olive Oil salad dressing


Top your salads with a half-tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the juice of half a squeezed lemon. Healthy. Fresh. De-lish.

7. Mrs. Myers All Purpose Cleaner – Lemon Verbena

This isn’t your grandmother’s Lysol. This stuff makes me WANT to mop my floors.

Great. Now I’m humming “Raindrops on roses…” Hope this week is full of your favorite things.

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