Thursday, December 9, 2010

my favorite things

I'm going to be like Oprah and share with you some of my favorite things.  Unfortunately, I'm not a millionaire and so you won't be taking any goodies home.  Sorry, you'll have to go on the Oprah show for that one. 

 I included a link to the items but I actually buy these things in stores and not online.  It's just to give you the actual item in case you MUST try one of my favorite things for yourself.

Ecos liquid laundry detergent
Ok, first up is this awesome all natural laundry detergent. We cloth diaper so natural detergent is important because dyes and perfumes build up on the diapers so we don't want that. Not only that but my kids have super sensitive skin and this stuff doesn't bother them at all.

Oh, and if you're worried about it not being able to to handle big stains please refer back to the beginning of this paragraph where I said I wash dirty poopy (had to say it) diapers with it. This stuff works great. Oh and did I mention that it's under $10 for 120 HE loads (at Wal-Mart)?

My beloved i pod.  I rarely leave the house without it.  I listen to it at home and in the car.  My husband bought it for me and it's pink!!  Need I say more?

I love cetaphil face wash and lotion for face.  This stuff rocks.  It's gentle on my sensitive skin but cleans without drying out or causing breakouts.
This is the facial lotion I'm using at the moment and it's great for the winter months when you're skin gets super dry but it never makes me feel greasy or oily.  Love it (Oprah voice)!!!

Now I realize the photo is kinda weird but I've been using my Turbie Twist Towel for years.  I even bring it on vacation with me.  It's super absorbant, lightweight, and never falls off my head.

I used to have a diet coke a day habit but after reading the ingredients on the side of the can I decided to go with natural Zevia soda that's made with stevia sugar.  We've tried just about all the Zevia flavors and Ginger Ale is by far my favorite.  The nice thing is that this soda fits in nicely with my lifestyle diet.

My family follows the Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise diet and we love it.  It's similar to a diet of a diabetic.  I've personally lost over 20 lbs. and feel great.  Even my hair and face look better.  It's amazing what cutting back on the carbs and more importantly the sugar can do for your body.

As you know I'm an avid sewer and a bit of a fabric snob as well.  My absolute favorite designer is Anna Maria Horner.  I love her style and often use her fabric to make purses for myself.
And last but certainly not least is my Free Country Fleece Jacket.  I LOVE this jacket.  I picked it up for like $29 at Sam's Club and it keeps me warmer than my $250 bulky Columbia jacket.  I was sporting this baby on black friday outside for an hour when the temperature was -7 degrees and I was comfortable.  The best part is that it's not bulky and I don't heat up fast inside when I'm wearing it.  Can you tell that I love this jacket???  The only place I was able to find the exact style/model that I have was on ebay. 

I could add a few more items to this list like my earrings that dress up any outfit but it's taken me two days just to get this written so I better hit publish before the kids find me.  So there you have favorite things.


House of Smiths said...

What FUN favorite things!!!
I love a few of those as well! And use them on a regular basis :)

I wanted to drop a quick comment to let you know that you are the winner of the "BATH" sign from "The Craft Depot" CONGRATS! :)
If you could email me back with your shipping info, that would be GREAT!
Thank so much!
~Shelley Smith

Shelayna said...

Way cute blog!!!! Can't wait to read more!!