These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
The other day I was thinking about how there are certain items I use every single day and absolutely love! We don't tend to share on social media the "average" things that happen in our lives - but I'm telling you that each and every one of these things help make my life a little bit easier and/or make me smile.
So it's a random list - I'm an avid Amazon Prime user (seriously, we don't get paid by them or anything... We pay for their services and are pretty obsessed) so most of these things go to Amazon links, because it's what we used to purchase almost all of these (#primeaddict). But of course, you can o find them at various other places, too!
Hope you enjoy this list and maybe discover something new (or even a random gift idea for that hard to gift person). Enjoy!
This iPhone Case (Rifle Paper): (link)
This one isn't as much of a necessity as it is something that makes me smile. Anna Bond is one of my favorite designers and entrepreneurs (her story is so sweet and adorable - you can read about it here) and I bought this case when we upgraded our phones this fall, and I LOVE it!
Y'all it has started so many good conversations (aka with other RP obsessed folk) and it seriously is just so beautiful to look at. Hands down my fave case ever!
Jesus Calling Devotional (link)
This is the devotional that I have read for years every morning, and it's still one of my favorites. There's just something about it that seems to speak to me on the days that I need to hear it the most. This is a great devotional for those that only "have" a few quick minutes in the morning to get their quite times in before the rest of the day seems to take over. Even though I try hard not to let this be the only way I start my day with the Lord, it's at least a place to start and to get something good in.
Colloidal Silver (link)
This product has literally changed my life! I know, it sounds like a total exaggeration, but seriously - I used to get sick all the time, and ever since I started taking this regularly, I hardly *ever* get sick. In fact, the only time I've been sick in the last two years is when I stopped taking it (because our bottle spilt during a roadtrip and we hadn't purchased a new one).
The up front cost is a little steep - but literally this bottle will last fooooooorever. Also, if you have no idea what it is a) definitely do some research (because I am totally not a healthcare professional) and b) it's basically water-tasting goodness that helps build your immune system naturally.
These Computer Glasses (link)
I literally wear these every day and they have been a game changer! I spend the majority of my day behind a screen, and last year I started noticing that my eyes were hurting all the time... Then after my brother suggestion computer glasses, I got these, and they did the trick! I notice my eyes hurt a lot less and I feel like when I do have to work late at night (in low light) my eyes don't get tired as easily, I don't get a headache, and I'm able to fall asleep quickly (blue light is known to stimulate the brain and thus our natural melatonin doesn't kick in... Anyways). Literally, these are my fave and the best $10 you can spend.
Just in case anyone is wondering: I wear the Tortoise frames without any prescription :)
This Macbook Pro Laptop Case (link)
I've had this computer case since I started design school (so it's been 4-5 years now?) and it still is in pristine condition. It's not only protected my computer, but we travel a lot, and I'm still amazed it looks as beautiful as it does. It's not real leather - but it wears and has lasted as if it were.
Side note: the case I have is a little darker than this one, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Either way, this brand is amazing and there are a lot of different color options to choose from!
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (link)
This is probably one of my absolute favorite books - and I say that, because it's one of the few books I can read over and over (and do read at least 1-2 times a year) and every time it's just as good, if not better, than the time before.
My husband isn't a reader (like, AT ALL) and he literally devoured this book. So I'm just saying... It's that good.
Glass Pour Over Coffee "Pot" (if you will) (link)
The link above is the one I have and use (that I picked up from Target years ago) but I just found this one on amazon that looks like a fancier version for only a few more dollars! This is a model of the Chemex pot, which is beautiful, but at about half the cost (which my hubby totally approves of). We use this all the time - I personally think it makes the coffee taste better than a regular coffee pot (especially now that I drink it black) and it's nice when I only want a small amount of coffee for the two of us, and don't need to brew (or waste) a ton.
This Beeswax Salve (Savannah Bee Co) (link)
I don't know about you, but my hands get extra dry in the winter and this stuff has been a game changer! I have tried just about everything to help with my eczema and this is one of the few items that actually works! Plus its naturally, supports a small company, and helps the bee environment (which bees are going extinct, so anytime I can support a local bee farmer, I try to!). Definitely looooove this stuff.
This Glass Water Bottle (link)
I love putting essential oils (see below) in my water - and this water bottle has been with me through the years to help accomplish this! Literally, it has been battered and beaten (cause it lasted through college and many gym classes) and I love how easy it is to take a part and wash, how I can put anything in it and not worry about toxins leaking into my liquid!
Young Living Essential Oils (link)
I know I don't really talk about essential oils a lot on social channels, but they are something I use absolutely every single day. I got into Young Living about two years ago through my sweet friend Stephanie, and I've been pretty hooked on oils ever since. Really, I've used several different brands - I trust Young Living's process and haven't had any issues (I ingest oils and use them topically daily) so it's important to me how they're made. If you ever want to know more about YL, just ask and I can always help you! Otherwise below are my fave oils.
I don't actively "sell" these oils, I just use them and LOVE them, but if you are interested in becoming a wholesaler of Young Living - just send me a message and I can send you more information!
Oils I use daily/frequently: Peppermint, Lavender, Purification (YL blend), Thieves, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Tea Tree/Melaleuca, Lemon
Phone Holder For The Car (link) - $9.99
Daniel and I found out about this gadget from a friend last year, bought one for each of our cars and loved it so much, that we ended up gifting it to about half of our family members! Seriously - if you drive frequently (and if you have a case on your phone) then I 100% recommend this item! It has been a game changer in Atlanta traffic where holding your phone and looking at directions while driving will simply not cut it. Plus, for $10 bucks you cannot really go wrong with trying it, ya know?
Sephora Red Lip Stain (link) - $14.00 on their website
This is my signature color that I wear quite frequently. Without fail, every time I wear it, I get compliments on not only the color with my complexion, but how perfect it looks on! That's why it's on the list - this is hand down my *favorite* lipstick, for several reasons. 1) It's a lip stain, so it lasts all day long. 2) It's in a lipgloss tube, and goes on like lipgloss so it's super easy to apply. 3) This little tube will last me about 6 months with frequent wearing - which is a steal, if you ask me! 4) You can wipe it off. Yes, it's a lip stain - the very lip stain I wore on my wedding day, in fact! But to me it's important for even lipstains to come off. I don't love having red lips when I wash my face at night, or not being able to change up my look halfway through the day... And this gives me the best of both worlds.
Okay, that's it for now!
I hope this list was helpful and you were able to find maybe a new product or two that has sparked your interest - or even given you an idea for someone that's still on your shopping list this Christmas.
I'd love to know - what are some of your favorite products that you use daily or frequently?