Every once in a while I like to share a few of my favorite things.
Lucky readers – today is that day so settle in and see what tops my list this month.
Chris got me an Echo for Christmas in RED. We had an Echo Dot but the Echo has a really great sound quality so my music and podcasts sound even more amazing now. Of course there are all kinds of wonderful things that you can do with the Amazon Echo and I am learning new things all of the time. Favorite things to do include setting timers, playing Jeopardy, getting my daily news flash and having Alexa tell me jokes.
These two mugs are adorable, aren’t they? Micah and Wendy brought them back to us after their trip to Japan and they are the perfect little mugs to drink a double espresso from. I have them sitting next to our Nespresso on the coffee bar and they always make me smile when I see them.
My Erin Condren planner always makes me smile. Who doesn’t love llamas? And llamas in red? Perfect. I still use a paper planner even though my husband makes fun of my use of paper calendars and planners. I like the ability to have both calendars on my phone and computer as well as ones that I can actually physically write on. I am old school in a lot of ways and when I saw the llama cover was an option I was all over it. Now it does not mean I am any more organized but…
My new FoodSaver is a life saver. I can’t believe I waited this long to get one. I got it to use originally when Micah and Wendy got me a Anova Sous Vide for Christmas. It is much easier to seal the food in a sealed bag than to try to use a ziplock and I decided to find one on sale and make it happen. Since I have gotten it I have used it repeatedly for things other than Sous Vide cooking. The best thing is when I go grocery shopping and buy meat. I can seal up portions in smaller bags and freeze them. Taking all the air out of the bags with this little gadget has been great and the food lasts longer in the freezer. I have also used it for “dry” foods and it works amazingly well. One of my best buys and thanks to youngest son Aaron for sharing how wonderful they are.
Finally another suggestion from Aaron. Who says your kids can’t teach their parents a thing or two? Collapsible laundry baskets. GAME CHANGER! We had these tall laundry baskets which I always hated. They take up too much room when not in use and are just a pain. These babies are collapsible down to probably 4 inches in height. When not in use they can collapse and nest inside of each other. I got mine at Costco on sale for a third of what they are offered for on Amazon. Great for small spaces and to just help keep the clutter down a bit.
Tell me – what is one of your favorite things? I always love to read what my readers are passionate about.