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Having My Own Favorites List Isn’t Going To Magically Turning Me Into a Philanthropist Billionaire… But A Girl Can Dream…
OK, So Oprah and Ellen have some pretty amazing, quirky and sometimes pretty expensive items on their Favorites Lists. But, man, their favorites lists are chock-full of wonderful! And if you doubt me, just take a peak at Ellen’s Fave’s List and Ophra’s Fave’s List . And heaven help me, when they are giving theses favorites away to their followers for FREE, who wouldn’t want to be on that gravy train? But, I am neither of these amazing, talented and successful women… but I figure… what the heck… why not share my favorites too? So here they are… my picks for some fun (and useful) items to add life to your life this summer…
First Up Is My Favorite Bit Of Whimsy… The Lady Head Planter:
Lady head vases were a BIG thing in the 1940s and 50’s – and they are still VERY collectible today. The lady head, or sometimes gnome head, planter are relatively new to the game. The one shown here, on my own kitchen window sill, was a gift from my lovely friend, Carol, and I have to say, I just adore it. It adds a sense of whimsy to my home, and succulents turn it into a wild-eyed Medusa. There are so many you can choose from including these Lady Head Planters. So get one for your home or garden for some summer fun in 2021!
Something Simple For The Beach …
My best friend, Mary, loves the beach, except for that sand thing! Mary has probably been waiting for this next one for her whole life – I know that I have! I love to sit on the beach… to think… and people watch… and I always line my chair with a towel, but the towel slips down, into that dreaded sand! Enter the Towel Clip for your beach chair. OMG! The towel doesn’t move. This is beyond fantastic! They are cheap… and fit into your beach bag with no problem. Get these babies today… it’s a no-brainer!
Best Recipe That I Have Tried In A LONG Time.. And It’s Just Perfect For Summer…
I have very much enjoyed cooking with the two “B’s” in my life, Bruce and Benjamin. And this is a recipe that we recently tried, and then I tried again, with my daughter, Charlotte. And I have to say, it’s full of fresh, wholesome ingredients and it’s slamming with flavor! I’m calling it one of my favorites of 2021 and the best recipe of summer: One-Pot-Vegetarian-Thai-Curry
Masks That Actually Stay On Your Face!
OK, so I have to admit… I am a large woman… 5’9″ and 150 pounds. (OK, I just put that out there for the world – man, 57 is liberating)… but one thing that is small on me is my ears! And I have such a hard time, now that they are required, keeping the damn mask on my face, because it falls off my stupid, tiny ears! Enter the Society Of Threads Face Masks! Thank you! These masks feature cinch-able ear straps! Hallelujah! They actually stay on! And part of the purchase price actually goes to charity – another great plus! So they make the list of my summer 2021 faves. Still can’t get my glasses to stop fogging, though. So if you’ve got a secret, please let me know?
Best Product For Gardeners (Or Car Washer… For That Matter)…
Eight bucks… yup… eight bucks… it could be the best eight bucks I ever spent! I love to garden… so that means you have to water what you plant… unless you have a crazy death wish for your plants… and your efforts? This $8 baby, made by Orbit 1, and available at Lowe’s, is a game changer. The simple slide operation makes it easy to control the water volume and the screw-end makes it so simple to change from wide spray to directed flow. I have used this garden nozzle to take care of watering the peonies, clearing junk from the skylights, even washing/watering the dog. Get it today to make your life just a little bit easier.
So What Else I Good About These Favorite Things?
No kickbacks or product endorsements here. Just sharing between friends… about good things… and that’s still a thing! AMEN. “Who has smelled the wood-smoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?”
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”Steve Jobs
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