Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I used to love watching the Oprah's Favorite Things show.  It was so much fun to see which products were Oprah's favorite, and see how quickly they were sold out, or back-ordered after the show.  I'm not sure if she will be doing that this year, but I wanted to share some products that I have been so excited about lately.  I am not being compensated for these reviews - whenever I find something that I love, I always tell my friends about it :)






Blocks
 
Jack got these blocks for his birthday, and I honestly think this is the best gift for a two year old!  He loves playing with them, and he has just recently started number and letter recognition.  I don't know if it's just his age or the blocks, but it seems like he has also picked up so many new words (these particular blocks have pictures as well).  He loves stacking the blocks, and cracking up when he knocks them down.  I love toys for Jack that are fun, educational, and keep him busy.





Baby Monitor
Jack has been in his toddler bed for a couple of months now.  I didn't get a video monitor when he was an infant, but I felt like we needed one now.  For safety reasons and because I'm such a Helicopter Mom I felt like we needed to be able to see him without disturbing him.  I wanted a pan and scan, but we didn't find any baby video monitors that weren't super expensive.  After much research Dan found this Foscam on Amazon for around $80.  We bought an itunes app (Baby Monitor Foscam) for around $5.  It's perfect if you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod!





 
Every Mamma needs a Mia...
Living in Colorado is wonderful.  However the elements can be so harsh on your skin - especially this time of year.  If you are someone that doesn't have the time or money for monthly facials, this product is a great alternative.  Not only does it leave your skin feeling so soft, it also helps your moisturizer absorb into your skin.



I can't mention skincare without letting you know about one of my new favorite brands.  My friend introduced me to Philosophy and I have been loving their products ever since.  I like the Purity made simple and Hope in a Jar.  Philosophy isn't the most organic brand out there, but I feel like they eliminate a lot of the chemicals that I try to stay away from.  I know most people have their own routine and products that they love, but if you are looking to try something new, Philosophy is really nice.  I know this brand isn't cheap, but I buy it from Amazon Mom which gives me 15% off, plus (since we live in Colorado) there is no tax.  No matter what products you are using, it's totally worth the 2 minutes it takes to see if you can order them from Amazon Mom.






Tis the Season...
The Little People Nativity is one of my favorite Christmas presents for babies or toddlers.  I got one for Jack last year at Target.  He loved it so much that I ended up sending a couple out to friends, and I even got one for my nephew this year.




Love You Forever
 This book is so cute.  It's crazy how fast time goes by, and Jack is only two.  I can't imagine life when Jack is a teenager.  If I remember while out shopping for a friend's new baby boy,  I try to give this book as part of the gift.  However, I recently discovered that it is just as cute of a gift for a new baby girl.







I am totally addicted!  In case you haven't heard Pinterest is an online pinboard.  My favorite part is all of the fun Holiday Crafts!  It also has so many decorating ideas, recipes, home decor, event planning and SO much more.  I was able to find some cute ideas for Jack's birthday party on Pinterest.  I was just talking to a friend who recently joined, and she had to wait weeks after she requested an invite.  If you aren't a member, and can't wait that long, email me and I would be happy to invite you (as soon as a member invites you, you can join).  Plus they have an iPhone app!



Wow!  This is a super long post :)
For those of you still reading...What are some of your favorite things?

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