a few of my favorite things…

I love a good personal recommendation. Something with no strings attached. Things like, “I love this product and I’m selling it too!” always make me just a leeeetle skeptical, ya know what I mean?

So, in honor of people who love personal recommendations, I thought I would share 5 of my favorite things with you today. No particular order or anything. These companies have no clue who I am and I’m certainly not paid/compensated to gush about them. Just sharing a little love. The prices range from free to $20, so nothing too expensive.

Here’s hoping you enjoy these as much as I do!
a few favorite things from BrownSugarToast.com

  1. When Jonathan asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I only had 1 specific request: some sort of thermos that didn’t leak & could keep my beverage HOT for a long period of time. Santa delivered in the form of this. It keeps my drinks hot for a ridiculously long time. In fact, last week I filled it with hot tea, we left for a trip & I kinda forgot about it. 4 hours later, I took a sip and about burned my lips off. Crazy, right? I’ve started using it for my coffee in the mornings, so that when I finally take my last sip at 2:30 pm, it will still be hot. All you Mommas know exactly what I’m talkin’ about, amiright?
  2. I bought this scarf 2 months ago after pinning it here. I think it was less than $3 {including shipping} when I bought it. And it’s currently only $3.99. I’m so impressed by the quality at such an insanely low price. It’s a fun piece to play with and even made it into my Valentine’s date night outfit. Hoorah!
  3. I just finished my first tube of lip balm, y’all. To my knowledge, I have never finished a tube before – either because I always lost it or just grew tired of it. This stuff is awesome. I’m going to attempt to make my own. I’ll get back with you with the results.
  4. My kids love this online storytime by Barnes & Noble. Each story is about 5-10 minutes long and are read so well – usually by the authors themselves!
  5. I started looking for something to boost my kids’ immune systems because Nate was getting a really bad cold every month – and it would normally last a week. I happened upon this and have been giving it to them regularly. It really seems to help! In fact, I just ordered a 4 oz bottle from amazon. Color me pleased.

What is 1 of your favorite things?



  1. Sarah says:

    My little clutch I got here for $1 that has 3 separate pouches – one for iPod, one for phone (that currently never works) and keys and lipgloss, and one for moolah. It’s the details. This thing works for me, hurray!
    I’m cheating and saying a second. My Vibrams. And that’s more than $20 (still cheaper than Brooks’ Adrenaline!). I don’t see myself going back. Thanks again for the recommendation!

  2. Christa says:

    haha! phone – that never works. 😉
    and I’m glad you still like your vibrams! I’ve thought about trying out ‘regular’ running shoes again – just because I forget what it feels like to run in them. but for now I’m just sticking with my toe shoes. 😀

  3. Christa says:

    wait…did I say something about a picture? 😉 lol! I wish we had taken a pic of ourselves! but we didn’t – not even a phone camera selfie! 😛

  4. Rebekah says:

    I have been using the online story time with my preschoolers, and they love it. They are mesmerized for the entirety of the story. Thanks for introducing me to it.

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