Anybody else a big Sound of Music fan? My husband has decided he can't watch it with me anymore because I insist on singing EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. along with Julie Andrews (note: I do not sound like Julie Andrews....)
Favorite things! I have been planning this post for a while, especially after I started a Pinterest board called "Things I love". I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the items I love and HIGHLY recommend.
So here we go...
Amy Joy's Top 10 Favorite Things (in no particular order)
I have mentioned Norwex before on this site, and I am still in love with their products after nearly a year and a half of using them. You can clean your entire home with Norwex microfiber products and water. No more chemical cleaners, and not even any natural ones (like vinegar, which needs to be kept wet on a surface for 10 minutes at least in order to disinfect). My favorite products are their "household package", which include the Enviro Cloth, Window Cloth, and Dust Mitt.
Norwex is sold by representatives, so you can look one up near you in order to get in on the action. I HIGHLY recommend these products, as they not only work, but save a lot of money.
2) Garden of Life Primal Defense
You can get this at most health food stores, but I buy mine at Vitacost.com, which I enter through ebates to get cash back. I find Vitacost tends to have the best price.
3) Oil Spritzer
I have seen these for sale at many stores, but recently saw them being sold at World Market and Pampered Chef has a nice glass one
4) Aveda Lip Saver chapstick
I curse the day my sister-in-law introduced me to this stuff. It is THE perfect chapstick/lip balm. The problem? It is a little pricey.... ok a LOT pricey. But I am so in love with the stuff that it is one of my only splurges. At $8.50 a pop, this chapstick is like heaven in a tube. It is the perfect texture (I dab it on because a little goes a long way), comes from Aveda which means it is made with natural ingredients, and makes your lips super soft. My husband has even been known to steal a tube or two of this from me.
You can find it at any Aveda salon or online
5) Babyganics Pure Mineral Sunscreen
|AND they make it in stick form|
Some of the chemicals normally found in sunscreen really are not very healthy. Enter this amazingness in a tube. Sure it is made for babies, but my husband and I both use it. It contains no chemical sunscreens or other harsh chemicals, but still does a great job protecting from the sun's harsh rays and it doesn't stink like most sunscreens. It is also one of the most affordable natural sunscreens (I use a $5 off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon to buy it at BuyBuyBaby). Oh, and it comes in a small stick form to keep in your purse too!
You can buy this online or at any baby store (Babies R Us or BuyBuyBaby).
You can buy this online or at some grocery stores which have a "World foods" section, like Meijer. Note that some containers will look different or will call the seasoning "soup mix"
7) Adagio Tea
White Peach , White Pear, Pomegranate Green, Earl Grey Bravo, and Peach Black tea.
I always order this tea through ebates to receive cash back, and my sister-in-law and I will split orders so we get free shipping. Occasionally you can find this brand in grocery stores, but I usually don't have much luck with that.
8) Yankee Candle in Meadow Showers
Just when you all thought I was getting all natural with my living, a scented candle shows up. Hey, I'm a work in progress. I cannot stand the smell of most candles, and I am very picky about the scents I put in my home since I don't want others entering and thinking "eww what is that smell?". Enter this perfect little scent in a jar. It is a very subtle scent, and very outdoorsy (it really does smell like the outdoors after it rains). I have only ever had good comments about it (if someone is perceptive enough to even smell it), even from people who usually like very different scents than me.
You can purchase this scent at any Yankee Candle store or online (don't be fooled by yankee candles that are sold in other stores. They are made by different divisions of the company, so the scents are often different or not as high quality).
9) Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil Spray
over a hundred different uses, and it is very affordable. And yes, this product falls into my "probably not the healthiest product on the block but I don't care" list. Some things are worth it. I personally love using it for keeping mosquitoes away. I hate spraying on stinky bug spray, but mosquitoes LOVE me. So this is my go-to option, and I panic when we run out of it.
You can buy this online or from a local avon rep. They often run specials on it, so it's good to get in with a rep (I also like Avon's mineral makeup)
10) Hot Shot Tools Ionic Professional Hair Dryer
This dryer is actually on sale right now at Sally's beauty supply, and they have free shipping
Alright, now I want to hear from you. What is one of your favorite things?