Hi pals! I hope that you just’re all doing nicely and hope you loved the weekend. We had a good time celebrating Liv’s birthday – I can’t consider she’s 9. Our weekend was full of cupcakes and household time, but in addition a guinea pig funeral. Our beloved guinea, Lollipop, handed away out of the blue and unexpectedly. (Apparently this isn’t unusual for small animals, however nonetheless horrible.) Poor Liv was the one who found her, since they dwell in her room, and each of the ladies have been devastated. I’ve to confess that I used to be heartbroken, too.
Lollipop had such a enjoyable persona – I taught her find out how to do some methods! She was tremendous good, cuddly, and incessantly squeaked and popcorn-ed with pleasure. Since I used to be the one who introduced recent hay, veggies, and greens from our backyard, they’ve at all times been tremendous completely satisfied to see me. We’ll doubtless get one other guinea pig this week since they like to have a buddy, however we have been all unhappy to unhappy goodbye.
For as we speak’s publish, I wished to share some of my favourite purchases from 2020 and in addition your high picks from my RewardStyle analytics. I’ve shared related posts over the previous couple of years and it’s enjoyable to look again and see essentially the most helpful and pleasurable merchandise from the 12 months.
1) HigherDOSE Sauna Blanket. I’ve loved this factor WAY greater than I used to be anticipating. It makes use of infrared sauna know-how, is made of unhazardous supplies, low EMF, and layered with charcoal, crystals, and clay. I’m a weirdo who likes to sweat from my eyeballs, and since I’m not in a position to get that feeling from sizzling yoga as typically as I’d like, this has been the right substitute. I do know that many individuals assume that the entire “sweat detox” factor is a delusion, however I’m a believer within the detoxifying skill of a superb sweat and the therapeutic and restorative properties of infrared. My physique craves this factor, particularly throughout chilly nights (!!!), so I’ll wrap up like a cheerful Chipotle burrito and watch 30 minutes of Netflix.
2) Oura ring. This has made an enormous distinction in the way in which I prepare and my habits surrounding sleep. My Apple watch will typically inform me to cease being lazy and NO OFF DAYS, SUCKER whereas my Oura ring is like, “Perhaps time for an off day to recover from your workouts?” You can learn my full publish about this little magnificence right here, and I like to nerd out on all of the stats. I’ve additionally observed patterns in my routine that disturb my sleep or contribute to an superior evening of zzzz’s. The Oura has enabled me to stay extremely energetic in a strategic approach, throughout an distinctive worrying 12 months.
3) Frette sheets. On the dear facet, however SO price it. When I used to be these on-line and defined to the Pilot that they have been the identical sheets the Disney cruise line makes use of, he instructed me to go for it. He was like, “How often do we buy sheets?” which is so true. It appears like a particular deal with as a result of who is aware of after we’ll have the ability to cruise once more, and it actually reworked our mattress into this peaceable, dreamy, oasis.
4) Dustbuster for my car. This is one of my high mother hacks proper now. I preserve this within the trunk of my automobile and might simply vacuum up crumbs and rogue french fries. It was cheap and works nicely.
5) This picture of Bella! This image by no means ceases to deliver a smile to my face. Señor Bealo. I suppose now we’ll must get one of Lollipop, too. 🙁
Reader faves from 2020:
1) My favorite bra on the planet. I often replenish when Nordstrom has gross sales and have this one in so many colours. It’s just about the one non sports activities bra that I put on. It doesn’t have underwire (reward be) and nonetheless provides just a little bit of elevate and form, even in case you’re a fellow member of the IBTC.
2) These Hunter boots! I used to be so obsessed after they first got here out and couldn’t wait to put on them! They’re simply my #1 pair of Hunter boots.
3) Moonlight dreams pajamas. These pajamas are tremendous gentle and delicate and in addition make an excellent reward!
4) My current fave mules. The Pilot and the ladies make enjoyable of these however they’re so dang cozy and look tremendous cute with denims a sweater.
5) Custom family portrait. Another great gift thought 🙂 This can be an ideal one for Valentine’s Day.
I’d love to listen to any of your favourite purchases from 2020 — one thing that made life simpler or introduced your pleasure throughout such a weird 12 months.
I’m off to file two new podcast episodes! I’ll have a brand new one up this week.
PS. Don’t neglect to affix us for Home Workout Warrior problem! All of the details are here. I simply finalized the prizes they usually’re so, so good. All the data goes out on Saturday and we begin subsequent Monday!