In honor of Valentines day this Thursday, I didn’t want to post any recipes because there are plenty out there! I wanted to show you guys a different kind of love, not found in a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers.
I’ve got a list of stuff I LOVE for various reasons. One similarity between the items — I am incredibly happy with all of them. And thats what love is all about. Being happy to the core.
1. Flannel Sleep Shirts
Anyone that has seen me in the morning lately (meaning the last year or so, let’s not joke), knows that I have a serious connection with flannel sleep shirts! I know it sounds silly, but they are so warm and comforting. I absolutely can not stand pajama pants or anything similar because they just get all tangled up and turned around. A flannel shirt + shorts is the best combination and if you haven’t tried one out, you should. Unless you’re my sister, who would wear a sweatshirt and down parka over her sleepwear because at that point, anything will be cozy, flannel or not.
2. Dr Jart+ BB Cream
Yeah, yeah, another post about BB cream to convince you that it’s the best thing since sliced bread. <- Which isn’t even that cool to me since I don’t really eat bread, and if I did I would want to slice my own piece so that it is massive, duh.
Anyways, back to this BB Cream, I received a couple samples of various BB Creams in a few of my Birchboxes and tried Dr Jart+ BB Cream Water Fuse. I LOVED it. It is moisturizing, but not greasy or thick, has a great color that is not too yellow or pink, and absorbs completely into my skin. Another fantastic quality about this cream is that it has SPF 25. I have stopped using foundation, cut back on concealer and have stopped using powder most days too. This has not only made my morning routine much quicker, but it has also saved me some money! And on top of that, my skin is clearer (although I do attribute this to a few things). There are a few different kinds of this BB Cream from Dr Jart+, and I just received a new-to-me sample in a recent Birchbox, so I will be sure to let you all know if I love it too!
3. Almond Milk
Oh man do I love this stuff. I’ve been drinking almond milk almost exclusively for the past year or so, and let me tell you, it rocks! It gives me no problems with my stomach and 8 oz (Unsweetened, Original) is only 1 point! Oh also, I’m on WeightWatchers, so that’s why I know the points value. This means my morning smoothies are truly good for me and my gut.
4. My Sorel Boots (Joan of Arctic)
These boots have been my jam for the past month and a half since I received them as a Christmas gift from my mom. I knew I wanted some hardier boots for the winters here in Minnesota, but never did I think I would love a pair of boots so much! I wear them with everything, from casual yoga pants or leggings (most common) to skinny jeans and even tights. Leah, my sister, also got a pair of these boots for Christmas, but in the tan/camel color. She says they rock also, so that’s two rave reviews from northern girls about the amazingness of these beasts. Fyi – they are rated up to -25°F, which means that my toes are warm even when the rest of me feels like a popsicle.
5. The COLOR Purple
No, not the book, but the actual color. In recent years purple has solidified itself as a preferred color of mine, and I love it so much that my love for this color is nearing that of my love for turquoise (which is obnoxious). If something comes in purple, chances are that is the one I choose. I have water bottles, socks, hoodies, underwear, bedding, notebooks and pens, and even jewelry in this perfect hue.
6. The Blender Bottle
Ok, I confess, I do not always use this bottle to mix up a perfect protein shake, but I also use it as my normal water bottle and smoothie carrier. I now own three of these bottles (one in each of my favorite colors, obviously!), two 28oz and one 20oz. Oh man, these bottles are the best! Not only do they mix shakes and protein powders to perfection, but they remix my smoothie (and are large enough to fit my smoothies!) but they also have a really tight seal, and have NO STRAW! I have grown to hate my “bite and suck” Camelback because not only do I not feel like I can get as much water as I want, but I just don’t like water bottles with straws. Basically, these bottles are my jack of all trades!
7. My Car
I will forever hold a special spot in my heart for my current car. That thing is a monster and is serving me well even 210k miles into it’s life. Not only that, but it’s the car I learned to drive in, so I know it’s little quirks and oddities. The Rejuvaru (haha, we have 3 Subarus in my family and all nicknamed them) has been through a lot, numerous road trips, being a street parked car for a year, and of course, the constant beating of salt and sand in the winter. I’ve got nothing but love for this car, maybe I should vacuum her out for Valentines day? Weird?
Of course I’m thankful for all the amazing people in my life whom I love and who love me back, but this was about material items I love. And really, whats more important?
Happy Valentines week everybody! Stay warm!