Five New Favorites

Life is settling down…I think. Morning sickness is not something that I have ever had to struggle with during my pregnancies (sure, go ahead and hate me!), but fatigue is definitely one of them.

I thought that I’d take a moment to share a couple of new loves that I’ve discovered recently. New trinkets can sometimes make life easier and that is something that I am ALL for these days. However, I also like to keep things simple, so I try to only buy the basic necessities for operating and managing a home.

I love trying new things, don’t you? New recipes, new gadgets, new organizational tips, and lately, new foods. (I’m enjoying blaming it on the baby.) I also like to see and hear how it worked for others before I dole out the moolah. Perhaps you may feel the same way. If so, here’s my take on the following products. Enjoy.

ws epicurean pizza cutter

Williams Sonoma

#1 Epicurean Pizza Cutter

I fell in love with this pizza cutter for many reasons. 1) Our old {cheap} one had rusted very badly and we needed a new one. 2) It is eco-friendly which I am thrilled about- all natural and/or recycled materials. 3) It will obviously not rust. Yay! 4) It is easy to store since is flat and easy to find due to its size. 5) It is more kid-friendly than traditional cutters which are very sharp. 6) And last, but certainly not least, it was made in the U.S.A. Yes, I love the red, white, and blue. It is a bit more expensive than the average pizza cutter but worth every penny in my book.

white weave basket target target y-weave plastic basket

#2 Room Essentials Y-Weave Plastic Storage Basket

The weave on this plastic storage bin makes this above and beyond ordinary bins. It gives detail and beauty while still offering  you the function and ease of a plastic bin.  I’m currently working on my “under the cabinet” areas (kitchen sink and bathrooms) and these are perfect for the task. I love the vibrant colors that you can choose from; however, I like the simplicity of the white in the kitchen. I may use something more cheery in the kids’ bathroom.

method hand wash tomato vine

Method hand wash (Tomato Vine)


#3 Method All-Natural Cleaners

For some, the tomato vine scent may not be the one for them, but I love it. I am a huge tomato fan. Huge. Every time I wash my hands, it reminds me of the outdoors and harvesting a garden that I don’t (and usually never!) have. I guess that you could say that I find my green thumb/ garden fulfillment vicariously through this hand soap. Ha! Whenever I feel guilty about my lack of farming skills, I simply wash my hands. It washes away the guilt. Seriously, I love this stuff. Target has it for a little over $2.00. Not bad for an all natural, plant-based hand wash.

YumEarth organic lollipops

YummyEarth Organic Lollipops

#4 YummyEarth Organics: Organic Lollipops

This is a total splurge and treat for the kids…and truthfully, for me as well. As I mentioned,I don’t typically experience morning sickness, however sucking on one of these yummies can chase away any possible queasiness for me. We try our best not to have artificial flavors or colors in our foods and this certainly fits the bill. They are 100% vegan, peanut, gluten, soy, high fructose corn syrup, articical coloring and MSG free. YummyEarth lollipops are made with organic cane sugar juice and real fruit juices/extracts. They are incredible. I’ve linked to their website; however, a friend of ours from church bought these for us from TJ Maxx. I would imagine that their price would be cheaper than the website. I will definitely be frequenting TJ Maxx for these goodies in the future. Yes siree, I will never go back to dum-dums. 😉

anchor glass storage containers



#5 Glass storage containers

Hubs and I ditched plastic storage containers about two years ago and haven’t looked back. As my collection has grown over the months, I’ve fallen in love with storing in glass. I simply can’t get enough of them. I love seeing them all sparkly and clean in my cabinets, and also filled with delicious and colorful whole foods in our fridge. They can even make an otherwise grubby fridge interior look good. They’re magical, I tell you. I’m currently wanting to add these anchor glass containers for storing  snacks and such for the kids to my stash. They would be perfect for grabbing from the fridge for snack time.

So, what new things have you been enjoying lately? Any new products, snacks, and /or organizers to share?  I’d love to hear.

{I do not work with any of these companies or brands. I’m just sharing with you how much I honestly love these products. The opinions are 100% my own.}


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