Ali’s Favorite Things 2018

I started doing a “favorite things” list a few years ago and thought I’d keep it going this year by adding some new stuff I’ve come to love recently.

Beauty Blender makeup sponge

LaVazza coffee

Costco Biscotti – ok, so my mornings start with a hope of 10 minutes to drink my cup of LaVazza coffee in my mama bear mug with a piece or two of biscotti on the side. I get up 10 minutes early just to enjoy my coffee and biscotti in peace. And I give this Costco biscotti two very big thumbs up.

Blendtec blender – I make smoothies every morning and this blender is top notch!! It has several settings depending on what you’re blending and the speeds and frequencies change throughout the blend period, resulting in perfection.

Eddie Bauer pajama bottoms + waffle knit top – can I please just not get dressed?!

LL Bean pullover – this one got me on an Instagram ad. I knew if I had it I’d live in it and that’s the darn truth!

Before We Were Yours book – this is by far my favorite book I read this year. It is an extremely emotional story that was created out of the kidnappings and child trafficking through the Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage.

I read a lot this year and another favorite was The Girl Who Smiled Beads. Another emotional story – this one of a gal who survived and recounted her journey through the Rwandan genocide. I highly recommend this book because it will help you understand refugees and how you can empathize with them.

Minnetonka Moccasins – I buy a pair of these every four months or so {since I work from home I wear mine basically all the time}. They’re durable and you can walk outside, plus they’re super cozy.

All Clad Pots & Pans – these are incredible pots & pans – I love how easy it is to clean stainless steel! They just shine right up. These will last forever!

The perfect “mom-on-the-go” slip on shoes – and they’re on sale! {I have these in gray}

And the perfect “mom-on-the-go” hat

Or the perfect “mountain mom” hat

Happy holidays!