Don’t make fun, Northerners and others who are accustomed to cold weather. It’s been a cold week in Charlotte! We’re bundling up in fuzzy blankets and slippers and staying inside. I thought I’d share a few things that I’m loving lately:
Aveda Paddle Brush: My hair is long and rather prone to tangles. To be honest, most days I just pile it up on top of my head in a messy bun and call it good. (Mama hair, amirite?) But on days when I want to blow it out and straighten it, this brush does the trick and makes me feel like I’m getting a head massage in to boot. Worth it.
Instant Pot: My parents got me this for Christmas, and it’s currently my kitchen superhero. Especially now during our Whole30. Combination rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, and more- it is incredibly versatile! Just this week I’ve used it to make hardboiled eggs (that are way easy to peel), bone broth, beef stew, and chicken soup. And that was all before Wednesday.
Faux Leather Bag: When Emma was born, I received a fabulous diaper bag as a gift. It was perfect- tons of pockets, wipeable surface, and cute without being cutesy. But I have a little problem with bags- I like to switch them out a lot because I get bored easily. So I switched to a cute cloth striped bag for a while, and then I discovered this beauty. It’s faux leather (wipeable!), reversible, and it stands up on its own (no more spilling all over the floor!). The only thing that could make it better would be pockets. It looks like the color I have is sold out- but there’s a new version that comes with a removable insert (and pockets!). Soooooo maybe there’ll be a new bag around these parts before long. Also, I saw some similar-looking bags at Old Navy the other day.
LOFT Heart Earrings: One of Emma’s favorite pastimes is giving me wet, drooly kisses all over the side of my face- including my ears. Freaking adorable, to be sure, but she’s also fascinated with whatever earrings I happen to be wearing. After a close call with a cute dangly earring, I’ve taken to wearing smaller post earrings that don’t dangle at all in order to avoid being de-earringed by my very curious baby. I was placing an order at Loft recently and needed a little something extra to bump me up over the free shipping threshold. And these were on sale! They’re super cute and delicate, and I’m not worried that my sweet babe will rip them out of my ears. So it’s a win all around, really.
Love and Toast Hand Cream: I never used to have a problem with this, but this winter the skin on my hands is horribly dry. Emma and I were browsing through Earth Fare a few weeks ago and I grabbed this on a whim, knowing that I would love the grapefruit flavor and hoping that it would be helpful for my poor hands. And it has been! The smell is divine, and it leaves my hands nice and soft.
And there you have it! I hope that wherever you are, you’re warmer than I am. And if not, dream with me of Spring because it’s right around the corner!