Ali’s Favorite Things 2019

Back by request {!} I put together a list of some of my favorite things! At the bottom I kept a few tried and true items you may have seen on previous lists, as well as links to past favorites.


Eddie Bauer Pajamas – I LOVE their jammies! I have several pairs of the flannel bottoms and new for me this year was the legging-style bottoms.

Cozy socks – another Eddie Bauer find {!!} and these are the best I’ve had yet! They’re the best. I think I have seven pairs!

North Face Thermoball Parka – I just love this coat! I haven’t tried it in super cold weather yet {below freezing} but it sure keeps me toasty in 30-40 degree temps. I love how it fits and the how lightweight it is. I have it in white.

Zella 7/8 pocket leggings – the latest Zella leggings always seem to end up on my favorite list. I am so brand loyal to Zella leggings because they are the best! These leggings have little pockets on the side which areĀ so handy.

Beauty & Personal

Acure Brightening Face Cleansing Gel – admittedly this is a weird one. This face wash is less than $6 but it’s one of the only face washes I’ve used that I’ve actually noticed a difference in how my skin looks. It is exfoliating and has actually made my skin look more radiant.

I use this weekender bagĀ all the time and I love it. It’s the perfect size for a weekend away.

Meal planning is something I make an effort to do on a weekly basis. I’ve been using this menu planner for years and it works really well for me.


Apple Air Pods – these are all over the place now but I was skeptical at first. These wireless headphones are a game changer.


Throw blanket – last Eddie Bauer link, and this one’s a good one. We have several of these cozy blankets at The Lodge and I just bought another one for our house in Seattle. They are SO soft.

Mochamaster Coffee Maker – this is an America’s Test Kitchen recommendation year over year and I can now see why. This is the coffee maker we have at The Lodge and it makes the BEST coffee. Even better, the carafe keeps coffee truly hot for hours!


Mrs Everything – one of my all-time favorites. I listened to this on Audible and loved the story of Jo and Bethie coming of age in the 60s and 70s and how their lives transformed.

Where the Crawdads Sing – this book hooked me from the start and I could not put it down!

Longtime Favorites

Lalicious body scrub – this body scrub is a luxurious treat and I’m happy to indulge my feet every time I shower. There are several scents to choose from. I just love how this scrub makes my skin, particularly my feet, feel.

Athleta Pranayana Wrap – if I could just wear this all the time that would be great! It is so soft and so cozy. I’d love one in every color! It’s perfect for lounging, a cool-weather walk, casual daytime look or going to the gym.

Daily Organizer Notepad – I’ve been using these for years and years and I love how they help me plan my day.

2018 Favorites

2017 Favorites

2014 Favorites