My Favorite Things

Do you remember me mentioning a personal fave that you said to yourself "self, I totes need to check that out" and then never did? And now you can't for the life of you remember when the posting was from or what it was that I told you about? Here's the solution to your problem. A categorized list of all of my must haves!


Have you jumped on this bandwagon yet? If not, you are missing out. You answer questions related to your sense of style, can link to your Pinterest fashion boards, and have a personal stylist hand selects pieces especially for you! So far, I've gotten two boxes and they have been spot on! All-in on average, the five pieces in a box are approximately $200 in total, but it is totally worth it!

Express Best Loved Bra Cami
I ALWAYS have a cami under my clothes. I don't feel dressed without one and I have been wearing these tanks since I can remember. I have tried to go the inexpensive route (think: Target, Kohls) and always come back to these. They are worth the extra money!

ThirdLove Classic T-shirt Bra {Find your fit and try before you buy!!}
Love that they offer a "try before you buy" so you can be positive the fit is perfect, AND they offer half sizes. It is a known fact that most women are not wearing the correct bra size! Are you?? 
This bra is super comfy. I am about to order a new one, because I have been losing weight and think I have gone down 1/2 cup size! I will probably get multiple styles this time around- you save $$ the more you buy! So I will update with fit/etc of other styles.
My only complaint is that I like a little more padding than the memory foam provides. 

Beauty: Hair/Makeup & Skincare

IT Cosmetics 
You guys. I am obsessed with this product line. I am now using their skincare AND their makeup. 
Skincare: Confidence in a Cleanser; Miracle Water 3-in-1 tonic; Bye Bye Undereye; Secret Sauce
Makeup: Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti Aging Concealer (Medium)
Your Skin but better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder (Medium)

Benefit HIGH BEAM highlighter
I have been wearing this highlighter since college (...yikes!) and while it is no longer something I wear every day, I always have it in my makeup bag.

Batiste Dry Shampoo, specifically Strength & Shine
I only wash my hair  1-2x per week, and go through a LOT of dry shampoo! Because my hair is dark, I use it at night so that it works in overnight and I am not left with white residue.
I prefer this product over LivingProof... and even better, this is only a few bucks!

Evian Facial Spray
If you ever need a pick me up- refreshes makeup in a spritz. I've relied on this for a while, now, and it will always be on my "must haves" list!

Loreal Sublime Bronze tinted tanning lotion 
Exfoliate. Mix with a regular lotion. Apply as evenly as you can, avoiding knees and elbows. Get tan!

Cina Top Coat 
I can't say enough about this hidden gem. I  usually use it over my 1st coat of polish, do a 2nd coat, and use Essie Gel top coat last. Mani will last for a full week, even through washing a million baby bottles!

OPI Dutch Tulips
If you like a pinky red that is good for any skin tone and any time of year, then THIS is the color for you. I rarely request the same color for mani and pedi but I can't get enough of this color! 

Health & Wellness

Apple Cider Vinegar
Good for your gut, good for your soul. 
ïA new favorite is Fire Cider ~ Try if you dare!ð
I drink the unsweetened version because I'm crazy like that

I will do a post about fiber soon, but really, you can't get too much. 

Intermittent Fasting
I will do a post on IF soon, also. As with everything, you will find a lot of contradicting research on the benefits of IF. I practice IF and have really seen a huge amount of benefit.

Alka Seltzer
Forever will be my "go to" for any ailment. Headache, heartburn, upset stomach. It cures everything.


Do Yoga With Me - Free Online Yoga Videos
A great free online service. 

Couch to 5k program
A great way to get yourself 5k ready! 

Food & Beverage

La Croix Sparkling Water{Whole30 approved!}
Favorites: Coconut, Orange, Key Lime

Bob's Red Mill Oatmeal Cups
Original is great, with flax and chia seeds. Gluten Free! I have also tried the Apple & Cinnamon

Justin's Almond Butter Packets
Added to smoothies, oatmeal (above) or eaten just out of the pack, great for added healthy fat and protein in a meal!

Pregnancy & Motherhood

Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets
Baby A is obsessed with these blankies (still, at 16 months!). It was great for her as a newborn to swaddle, then she always had to have one with her. Now, she likes to snuggle with them and they go to bed with her every night. Thankfully, she doesn't play favorites and will take ANY two of them.

VTech Lil' Critters Hippo
THIS will be the one thing I tell any new mom to get. We have been blessed with quite a good sleeper but I will say that whenever she would get fussy when she was teeny tiny, this would put her right back down. It has a noise sensor so it turns on in the middle of the night if the baby stirs. 

Ginger candy
My father in law gets me these candies- they are spicy and gingery and delish! Little did I know how handy they would come in for morning sickness!

Kindred Bravely
Super comfy underoos for post partum. Because we're friends, I know you wouldn't judge me if I said I still wear them occasionally.