This month marks my 10th year of blogging. Ten years!!! It doesn’t seem possible that I have been sharing my passions, projects, and life with you for that long.
It has also been 10 years since Melissa from 320 Sycamore has hosted My Favorite Things. Much has changed about blogging since 2009, but My Favorite Things is still going strong as it runs right as the holiday gift season begins when every one needs ideas.
To celebrate the anniversary, Melissa has invited some of her favorite blogger’s back to be part of My Favorite Things 2019.
I am sharing My Favorite Things today along with four other creative bloggers. To follow all the bloggers taking part in the series this week, you can find the list of blogs over at 320 Sycamore.
When I find things I like, items that become one of my favorite things, I try to buy more than one. Then I’m covered if they stop making the item or even if I want to give one as a gift. This has happened to me more than once – finding an item discontinued, like a favorite color of lipstick or recently for me when Dansko stopped making my favorite clogs.
have, used to have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. My foot doc told me to stop wearing flats (goodbye forever my favorite leopard flats) or any shoe that you can twist. He told me to wear clogs or boots with a 1-2-inch heel. If I did, I would no longer have the problem. He was right. I have been wearing clogs exclusively, except for sneakers for a few years now and no more foot problem.
After I posted photos of myself in Paris, so many of you emailed and commented wanting to know more about my shoes.
Sadly they are no longer available, but this style is a close match. I put them on my Christmas list for Santa to bring me.
I do have other styles of Dansko clogs. They are so comfortable.
These are my newest. They are suede and do need a brushing. :-) They come in a few different colors. They are called:
Wolferman’s Apple Cinnamon English Muffins are delish. Ed and I have tried all the flavors and both agree that the Apple Cinnamon are the best. Toasted and spread with butter or pumpkin butter… scrumptious! They make a great gift and the company does sell gift boxes.
Nail-Aid 8-In-1 Nude Manicure – I like both my finger and toe nails to look polished, but don’t like color. I love this polish. It adds just the right amount of natural looking pink to my nails in one coat.
Herbamare Zesty – My go-to seasoning. It is not spicy hot, just has a teeny amount of heat that brings out the best in food.
This time of year my absolute favorite thing is white twinkling lights on the tree. Not blinking lights, but strings of lights where each bulb slowly goes on and off randomly along the strand. They are hard to find in stores, but Amazon has them.
Baggallini Crossbody bags – Like my Dansko clogs, when I like something, I get a few. I am a crossbody handbag person and have a few different styles of Baggallini handbags. I like a small simple bag with pockets to easily carry my phone, sunglasses, wallet, keys and lipstick. This is my newest.
Mille Bornes – This game has been part of my life since I was a kid growing up in the 1960’s. It was a family favorite and still is. We even have the original game that came in a green box. I am happy to see them bring it back.
Mille Bornes is the classic (french-themed) auto racing card game where you try to be the first to collect 1,000 distance miles to win. You thwart your opponents by causing them accidents, out-of-gas, flat tires, slow downs and other mischievous hazards. Fun for all ages.
When we got the new cooktop in the kitchen, my previous cookware no longer worked. The bottoms were too rounded which didn’t allow them to fully contact the flat glass surface. They spun on the cooktop. I needed to find a flat bottomed style of cookware. Circulon Symmetry was the winner. They are the best pots and pans I have ever owned… and so easy to clean.
My Faux Fur Ruched Throw has made it into my favorite things list over the past few years. It is pricy as throws go, but is worth every cent. It comes in two sizes and a few colors. I have the ivory color.
I used to buy a new throw every season. No more. This cozy throw is just right for snuggling up on a sofa or armchair, especially when the weather is cold outside. Soft, luxurious and weighted just right. I read recently that it is Pottery Barns’ best selling throw. I know why.
French Wire Utility Clips – I used these colorful metal clips with vinyl plastic coating in my kitchen to seal chip bags, cereal bags and more. They can be used to clip just about anything together or to use as clothespins or to hang kids art.
Olay Regenerist Moisturizer – I used this moisturizer when it first came out years ago. You can buy it at any drug store or supermarket.
I liked it then, but I am a skin care junkie and always like to try new things. Back in the spring, I bought it again and I am glad I did. I really see a difference in the texture and tone of my skin when I use it. It tightens things up, especially along the jawline. I use the Fragrance-Free, No SPF formula. It is hard to find this formula, but I find it at Walgreen’s.
Lekue 22 oz Microwave Steamer – I bought this from William Sonoma 6 years ago when I was looking for a steamer that was made of a safe material when heated. It comes in two sizes. I have the smaller one. I use it every…single …day. I steam veggies and corn on the cob in it, but many cook fish and pasta in it.
To see more of my favorite things I use every day, I have them all under the category:
- My Favorite Things in my Amazon Shop
I also have gift ideas, holiday ideas and more on my SHOP pages here on the blog.