Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Favorite Things!

So I’m really thrilled that I am finally prepared for Carolyn’s new link party: My Favorite Things Thursdays! For some reason it was really hard for me to think of my favorite things off the top of my head so I just started noticing what things I use on a daily basis that I feel like I can’t live without (or really wouldn’t want to live without!)
For starters, I really love love LOVE my Camelbak 24oz water bottle. I definitely get a gold star when it comes to water consumption. I kid you not; I have refilled this thing 3-5x per day for the past 2 years. No lie. It has held up beautifully and saved me a bundle on bottled water… not to mention reduced my carbon footprint. Maybe I should get a green star instead.

I also love my Keurig. My in-laws gave it to me for Christmas last year. They totally read my mind because it was the one Christmas present I really wanted but didn’t ask for. Hooray! It is perfect for me because I am the only person in my home who drinks coffee and I only drink 1 cup per day (er… most days). I find that although K Cups are pricier than bags of coffee (and of course I insist on Starbucks which are probably the priciest K Cups around) it works for me because I am not wasting coffee like I did when I brewed in my traditional coffee maker.

And for me, no cup of coffee would be complete without my Stevia all natural sweetener by Kal. I am extremely fortunate that my stepdad owns a health food store so I can stock up on this stuff for free. It took me a while to adjust to the taste of Stevia after being a die-hard Splenda addict but now I can’t even tell the difference.  If you have any questions about Stevia and/or natural and artificial sweeteners just leave a comment. I have some really good resources to point you to!

Last but not least, the only non-food related item is my go-to summer scent, Fan di Fendi by Fendi. My very hip aunt is a VP with Macy’s and gets to do all sorts of cool fashion related things and try all kinds of new products. I am often the beneficiary of said products, namely perfumes, which happen to be one of my favorite things! She gave me this one (along with a Dior eye concealer, score) around April and it has quickly become one of my favorite fragrances. It is so summery and light. My all time favorite ever is Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel but Fendi has pulled in a close second and has definitely been a nice summer alternative. 

If you are still reading at this point, I owe you a debt of gratitude. I never thought I could write so much about 4 silly little luxuries that make daily living more enjoyable but alas… I’ve never really been at a loss for words. Maybe next time I’ll scale it down.
Don’t forget to click over to Silly Happy Sweet and see what other bloggers are linking up!

Silly Happy Sweet

And because I am very THANKFUL for these tiny things that make life nice, I am linking up with Ryan for Thankful Thursday as well!


  1. I just started with Splenda few weeks ago and I'd say it really does take a while to get used to the taste. But I'm all about it now! :) My husband wanted a Keurig too...I might get him one for his birthday next week! Maybe.. hehehe! I'm so curious about your Fendi perfume, I love perfumes! Next time I visit the mall, I will definitely look for that and maybe spray some on me...not on the paper. lol!

    1. I would definitely recommend the Keurig if your husband is a coffee drinker. It makes life SO MUCH EASIER. Plus there is no more cleaning the coffee pot!

  2. I have the same pink Camelbak, and love it. And Coco Mademoiselle is one of my favorites as well! We do have a Keurig, but these days I am a seasonal coffee drinker. Just a few more things that we have in common. :)

  3. My Keurig is going to be my next weeks favorite thing! I love it!

  4. Amazingly I don't drink coffee. People always think that is weird. I love how it smells and want to try it but my husband doesn't drink either so I tell myself not the time to start and then I'd have to spend money at Starbucks. :) I LOVE my water bottle that is like yours. I get mine at REI. Great fave things! Thanks for linking up Charlotte! Still praying for you.

  5. I love my Camelbak and Keurig too! Stopping by from Carolyn's!! Have a great week!


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