As I tried to go back through purchase histories to find my favorite products, I found that I didn’t really buy a ton of stuff this year. Which made this list more difficult, but it felt better from a consumer standpoint. Have I finally mastered buying quality things once and fighting my capitalistic urge? At least maybe for 2022 anyway!
I was a million percent influenced by TikTok on these. I never would have thought all on my own “I’d really like some glass straws,” but I love them. I think it’s because I’ve put them in a different place than the rest of the straws and the kids aren’t allowed to use them. I’m out of the toddler days where it felt like absolutely nothing in the house was exclusively for me, but even with older kids, it’s still nice to have things that only I’m allowed to use. Ok, things only adults are allowed to use because I do share them with AJ!
In a year where our grocery bill skyrocketed, these were life (and produce) savers. Not only did it force me to prep produce since you can’t just shove a head of lettuce in here, but they really did extend the life of a lot of my produce. Just don’t put them on the bottom rack of the dishwasher like I did!
We swam just about every day this summer, so I spent a lot of time in a swimsuit. This one was hands down my most reached for suit because it’s just really easy to wear. Enough/appropriate coverage to play with the kids in the pool, and very flattering. It doesn’t have a ton of compression or support, but that also means that it doesn’t require a lot of fussing to get on. Plus, there is almost always a sale running at Aerie, making it incredibly budget friendly.
This is 100% something I would have rolled my eyes at, even just a few years ago. I cannot stand pointless, dust collecting tchotchkes, but I also never know what to style bookshelves with. It seems like I always end up with candles that inevitably collect dust (which is impossible to clean off of wax), that just isn’t practical.These flameless LED candles give off such a soothing glow that really does change the ambiance of your house, especially in winter when it feels like it’s always dark. Set them on a timer, and you’ll have soft ambient light in the late afternoon.
Ok, this is lame, I KNOW, but it really has saved so many clothes! It even works on really set in stains, or stubborn grease stains that you missed the first time. I’ve been shocked every time at the things it can get out and make brand new again.
This crossbody strap paired with the Madewell Camera Bag dupe is my favorite combo!
These bag is a really great dupe for the Madewell Camera Bag. It’s not leather, but the quality of it otherwise is really great!. I swapped out the strap for a black and white striped one, and while the hardware doesn’t match perfectly, you’d really have to inspect to see the difference.
Part gloss, part plumper, part balm this lip oil does it all! Wear on it’s own, or layered over another lip color. I’m not much of a lip color person, and love these!
There’s no doubt this bag is an investment, but it truly is perfect for lugging ALL the kid crap. It is waterproof, stands on its own so things are easy to find, and is big enough to hold everything. Plus, it can work for sports, theater, scouts, family outings- basically any activity where you are a human sherpa.