With black friday and cyber monday upon us everyone is busy shopping for their special someone! Whether that’s a husband, wife, mom, son, brother, sister or yorkie everyone has someone on their list! I’ve already covered gift guides for him, for the 9 to 5er and for the linen lover… I’ve even mentioned my favorite 30 stocking stuffers (all under $30 of course!). I thought I was done with gift guides but then I saw a fabulous trend going around…. the favorite things post.
So here are my favorite things… not things I would like to have or things that look pretty cool. Here are my favorite things that I love and use on a regular basis. My go-to stash if you will. The things I use on a weekly (if not daily) basis… my secret weapons!
The hubby bought my iPad mini for me our very first Valentines Day together. It was a little extravagant but I soon learned that the hubster loves to spoil me. I really can’t complain! I love my mini because it fits perfectly into my purse and can go wherever I go. Amazing.
Obviously I love to write 😉 The blog is a great outlet for my writing but I still love to put pen to actual paper. There’s something very therapeutic about writing down your memories…. and the best part is having those memories recorded. I’ve kept a diary since I was a little girl so if I want to sit down and re-live my childhood it’s all right there 😉 This year I’ve tried to pick Diaries with really cute covers and hot air balloons have been my favorite!
Photography Equipment: Canon Rebel, Lighting Kit, Tripod
I have loved photography ever since my photography class in college… I think it goes back to the whole saving memories thing! I love to take picture of my family and friends… and now that I’m a fancy schmancy blogger my camera really makes all the difference! I have a canon rebel and absolutely love it! Of course with a dark house my tripod and new lighting kit definitely make taking fabulous pictures way easier! My dad gave me this little pink tripod when I graduated college! I love it because it has several levels so I can set it on a table or extend the legs all the way to the ground!
Create a Sticker
My best friends bought this little sticker machine for me when I graduated from college… and I use it for almost every single crafting project! It’s big enough to run titles and graphics through and makes things super sticky! I love being able to make absolutely any thing a sticker… for a crafter that’s the best!
This is kind of a strange one so stay with me… I recently covered this adorable cardboard elephant head with wallpaper samples and I kind of love it! I wish I had a cardbaord animal for every room in the house! Until the hubby decides that’s a good idea I guess I’ll just be happy with this cute little elephant in the guest room!
As a blogger there are a million different apps and tools that I use on a daily basis… but Tailwind is my absolute favorite! It saves me so much time and lets me schedule out all of my pins! It’s the best! I started using it a couple months ago and it’s a big time saver… I highly recommend it for anyone looking to gain a little time back in their day.
I’m not a designer girl but I absolutely love my coach purses! When I lived in Colorado Springs the Coach outlet was right down the road in Castle Rock… so I was able to pick up super cute bags at super awesome prices! I kind of got hooked! Right now I’m currently rocking a spring colored shoulder bag that my Mom bought me on a recent cruise in Belize… apparently they have an awesome discount coach store!
I have a cute little hot pink coach wallet as well… the hubby bought it for me as a souvenir on our honeymoon so I’ll probably use it until it falls apart! 😉
I have been called a pillow hoarder on multiple occasions… my Aunt Terry is currently threatening to come to my house, break in, grab as many pillows as she can and make a break for it! Ha! Of course I believe you can never have too many pillows… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I especially love these from Pier 1! The swirly pink ones look very similar to the large euro pillows I have on my couch!
Of course if this was a list of our favorite family members Little Bitt would be fairly close to the top of my list. Since I won’t recommend an adorable little furry addition to your family without a bit of research I’ll just recommend the adorable yorkie pillow sitting next to her! Just as cute but way less commitment!
Sweet Pea Candle Warmer
We just bought this little wax warmer and we absolutely love it! It’s flame-less which is great with our two cats (our oldest kitty Lily burned off a few of her whiskers smelling a candle! Sure she was a kitten at the time but having open flames still makes me nervous! Cats whiskers don’t grow back you know!) The best part of this little candle warmer is that sweet pea wax squares are super easy to find… while sweet pea candles seem to be elusive! Since sweet pea is my favorite scent this makes me very happy.
Cool Gel Pillow
My hubby absolutely adores this pillow. He gets so overheated in the summer months that every little bit helps… and this cool gel pillow really makes a difference. I am typically cold but I’ve started stealing this baby from the hubby because it’s so darn comfortable! I think I’m going to buy another one for the hubby for Christmas so that we have two!
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