So, this little blog (that I ignored for 9 months of last year) just had it’s first birthday!   I’m having another birthday too, and to celebrate I decided to share some of my favorite things with you!  These are just a few things I enjoy, I hope you do too!  If you have any fave’s please share!

Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer

This stuff has nice color (a little less than lipstick), moisturizes my lips and has peppermint in it, which keeps from licking my lips.  I like to try a different color every time, and so far have liked them all.
Ghiradelli is one of my favorites, But I also love Lindor truffles, and Dove.  Especially with caramel.  They are individually wrapped and that keeps me from pigging out.  And I can shut myself in room for a two minute “Mommy moment” after school, and we are a little happier because of it. 
Aussome Volume Hair Spray
This is the best “cheap” hairspray I’ve found.  Holds my ‘do.  And that’s what’s important.

TRESemme 24 Hour Body Mousse
Again, I’m pretty cheap and this stuff works great for the price I’m willing to pay.  Makes my nice and “fluffy.”
Nexxus Therappe Shampoo
I’ve been using this shampoo for years.  I love the smell and I don’t even have to use conditioner it leaves my hair so soft.  I tried going back to the cheapo stuff and hated my hair.  Finally figured out I just need to buy the good stuff.  A bottle lasts me forever.  Especially the Costco ones.
HighWire Shop
Seriously, not to unduly plug Elizabeth’s shop, but she makes awesome jewelry.  My earrings, necklace, and christmas bracelet from the High Wire Shop are some of my most favorite pieces to wear.  Maybe buy yourself a Mother’s Day gift when she is off “vacation.” 🙂  
Target’s Cardigans
I love a good sweater.  I have problems with being cold and these satisfy my need for color and warmth without being bulky.  Love all the different colors and prints available.  I just scored a emerald green with white polka dots (I *heart* polka dots) that is one of my new favorites.  Also just by-the-way, I also have several pairs of target skinny jeans (dark blue, black, brown, gold!, and gray with white dots!).  Love them too!  
Wonder Mill Grinder
I have had mine for almost 10 years now and haven’t had a problem yet.  I grind wheat for bread, beans for “cream sauce”, popcorn for fresh cornmeal and it’s GREAT!

Stay or Go Slow Cooker
Best crockpot ever!  Big enough for a small crowd (my family) and simple and easy to use.  I liked my black and stainless one better (just for looks, the new one works just the same) but I broke the crock and they don’t make it anymore. I can order a replacement from somewhere, but haven’t got around to it yet.  Several friends even bought this because they liked mine.  Thanks for this one Patsy!

Portable Speaker Dock for iPhone/iPod

This wonderful thing makes it so I can take my phone out of my back pocket and charge it when I’m at home, yet still hear it ring.  I hardly miss calls anymore because I didn’t hear the phone.  Although it still does seem to ring every time I go to the bathroom.  And my kids love it for blasting tunes. 
Speck Candyshell Card Case
This case is spectacular at keeping my iphone safe.  I have had it thrown across the room on tile by a small child without a scratch.  The coolest part though is the card holder.  How I love to leave my purse behind, or at least not have to dig through my purse and then my wallet for my cards with screaming children at the checkout.  I have people ask me about my phone case everywhere I go.  That and my baby bjorn. 🙂
What are your favorite things?  Do share!  

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