These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things . . .

I borrowed/stole this idea from fancythis.   

Lancome Amplicils mascara.

This stuff ROCKS.  I’ve been using it for 20 years (no lie) and I have never found anything like it.  I know, I know, everyone swears Maybelline is just as good as the pricer brands.  Talk to the hand.

Dansko clogs.

These are my "go-to" shoes.  They are the ones I always slip on when I’m running outside to grab the mail or to walk my son to the bus stop.  They are comfortable and supportive, so they’re great when I want something practical, and I can wear them All. Day. Long.  And I personally think they are rather attractive on the foot, not as clunky as you might think.  I mean, they don’t hold a candle to a stiletto heel in the fashion department, but I’m a mom, whaddya want from me?  Blood?

All-Clad stainless pots.

My mom treated me to a set of All-Clad pots and pans for Christmas a few years ago, and I don’t know how I ever cooked before I had these.  They are fabulous.

Wusthof Culinar 7" Santoku knife.

This thing rocks.  If I had only one knife in my kitchen, it would be this one.  I used to hate any recipe that required chopping until I got my Santoku, and now I chop any vegetable I can get my hands on.  And if I’m hormonal, you better stay out of my way.  This baby could be a serious weapon.

Magnetic Knife Holder.

This keeps my knives out of the way of inquisitive little baby hands.

Glass Plus Wipes.

These keep my bathrooms gleaming between cleanings.  I have recently started keeping a tub of them under every sink, and when I’m done gittin’ ready in the mornings, I wipe everything down.

Jewelry Cleaner. 

I’m always horrified when people say that they never clean their fine jewelry.  For what your husband paid for that gorgeous diamond ring, don’t you owe it to him to keep it sparkling and gorgeous at all times!?  I try to clean mine at least once a week.

Holly reminded me about my favorite jeans.  I definitely couldn’t live without jeans.  These are Luckys, and I do adore them, although they are starting to pill badly on the thighs.  That is disappointing, to say the least.


So what are a few of your favorite things?  Products you can’t live without?