Hello pals! I hope that you just’re all doing properly and hope you loved the weekend. We had a good time celebrating Liv’s birthday – I can’t imagine she’s 9. Our weekend was stuffed with cupcakes and household time, but in addition a guinea pig funeral. Our beloved guinea, Lollipop, handed away abruptly and unexpectedly. (Apparently this isn’t unusual for small animals, however nonetheless horrible.) Poor Liv was the one who found her, since they stay in her room, and each of the women have been devastated. I’ve to confess that I used to be heartbroken, too.
Lollipop had such a enjoyable persona – I taught her methods to do some tips! She was tremendous sensible, cuddly, and incessantly squeaked and popcorn-ed with pleasure. Since I used to be the one who introduced recent hay, veggies, and greens from our backyard, they’ve all the time been tremendous completely happy to see me. We’ll doubtless get one other guinea pig this week since they like to have a buddy, however we have been all unhappy to unhappy goodbye.
For at present’s put up, I wished to share a few of my favourite purchases from 2020 and in addition your high picks from my RewardStyle analytics. I’ve shared related posts over the previous couple of years and it’s enjoyable to look again and see essentially the most helpful and fulfilling merchandise from the 12 months.
1) HigherDOSE Sauna Blanket. I’ve loved this factor WAY greater than I used to be anticipating. It makes use of infrared sauna know-how, is product of unhazardous supplies, low EMF, and layered with charcoal, crystals, and clay. I’m a weirdo who likes to sweat from my eyeballs, and since I’m not capable of get that feeling from sizzling yoga as typically as I’d like, this has been the right substitute. I do know that many individuals suppose that the entire “sweat detox” factor is a fable, however I’m a believer within the detoxifying capability of a very good sweat and the therapeutic and restorative properties of infrared. My physique craves this factor, particularly throughout chilly nights (!!!), so I’ll wrap up like a cheerful Chipotle burrito and watch 30 minutes of Netflix.
2) Oura ring. This has made an enormous distinction in the best way I prepare and my habits surrounding sleep. My Apple watch will typically inform me to cease being lazy and NO OFF DAYS, SUCKER whereas my Oura ring is like, “Maybe time for an off day to recuperate out of your exercises?” You’ll be able to learn my full post about this little beauty right here, and I like to nerd out on all the stats. I’ve additionally seen patterns in my routine that disturb my sleep or contribute to an superior night time of zzzz’s. The Oura has enabled me to stay extremely lively in a strategic manner, throughout an distinctive aggravating 12 months.
3) Frette sheets. On the expensive aspect, however SO value it. Once I was these on-line and defined to the Pilot that they have been the identical sheets the Disney cruise line makes use of, he informed me to go for it. He was like, “How typically can we purchase sheets?” which is so true. It seems like a particular deal with as a result of who is aware of after we’ll be capable to cruise once more, and it actually remodeled our mattress into this peaceable, dreamy, oasis.
4) Dustbuster for my car. That is one in every of my high mother hacks proper now. I hold this within the trunk of my automotive and may simply vacuum up crumbs and rogue french fries. It was cheap and works properly.
Reader faves from 2020:
1) My favorite bra on the planet. I often fill up when Nordstrom has gross sales and have this one in so many colours. It’s just about the one non sports activities bra that I put on. It doesn’t have underwire (reward be) and nonetheless provides a bit of little bit of raise and form, even in case you’re a fellow member of the IBTC.
2) These Hunter boots! I used to be so obsessed after they first got here out and couldn’t wait to put on them! They’re simply my #1 pair of Hunter boots.
3) Moonlight dreams pajamas. These pajamas are tremendous mild and comfortable and in addition make an excellent reward!
4) My current fave mules. The Pilot and the women make enjoyable of those however they’re so dang comfortable and look tremendous cute with denims a sweater.
5) Custom family portrait. One other great gift concept 🙂 This is able to be an ideal one for Valentine’s Day.
I’d love to listen to any of your favourite purchases from 2020 — one thing that made life simpler or introduced your pleasure throughout such a weird 12 months.
I’m off to document two new podcast episodes! I’ll have a brand new one up this week.
PS. Don’t overlook to affix us for House Exercise Warrior problem! All of the details are here. I simply finalized the prizes and so they’re so, so good. All the data goes out on Saturday and we begin subsequent Monday!