My favorite things

So I may not be Oprah, but I thought I should share some of my favorite finds out there.  Something fun to spark those shopping (or menu lists) for the holidays.  And while putting this together, I realized this was fun.  I may have to do one of my "wish" list too.  Skies the limit, right?!  Enjoy!!

For my teething baby, who is a mess of drool, boggers and pain, these have been a Godsend.  What baby doesn't love to put ANYTHING in their mouth, and what mom isn't always looking for the cleanest item to appease them.  Insert the teething bracelet.  Worn as a standard cute accessory, it's fantastic and look, with the flick of a hand, instant teething ring.

Five bucks.  Bam!

From TNTees on Etsy

After watching Top Chef and seeing Rick Bayless rock the house (or the kitchen for sure) I am obsessed with Frontera products.  I'm actually hoping the next trip we make to visit the Hattons in Chicago, that we can make it to his restaurant!

I discovered his salsa when I shopped from Coburns delivers, now, in your grocery aisle, there are various enchilada and taco sauces.  SO EASY.  Our favorite is the red enchilada sauce.  Simply roll shredded cheese in tortillas, dump this pack over, bake for 15 minutes and you're done.  Easy peasy!  These packets are only about 3 bucks - not bad for a tasty dinner that makes you look like a kitchen rock star!

This next item is completely selfish.  The price tag isn't terribly high for boots, and yet I still haven't been able to just go ahead and swipe the ole card at DSW.  Being that boots and leggings are all the rage (thus the diet that's coming up for me very soon to fit INTO those leggings and skinny jeans) these are so cute, I can't stand it.  I saw them once and have gone back a few several many times to look at them since.

I love them in black, but the chocolate brown is also very nice. 

And what's a pair of boots without a cute pair of leggings to go with them!?  Winter leggings from Ameican Apparel - so nice!  Comfy, warm, thicker so you don't freeze immediately upon leaving the house.  Got mine in charcoal (not burnt orange or evergreen.  Love the colors, just not on my legs!)  Now again, to start that diet (the day AFTER my birthday) so my ass can once again look like this.  I can promise you, this model is never had a baby come out of her body.  Or at least that is what I must tell myself.

$38 well spent.  A bit steep for my cheapo budget, but then again, I see these getting a lot of wear.  ESPECIALLY if I got those boots (hint hint husband)

 My Levenger Circa notebook - ah-maz-ing..  My boss bought one for me as a "thank you" for completing the various projects we had running right when I started my new job.  After using this, I'm not sure I'll ever go back to using a regular spiral bound notebook.  The pages are punched in such a way so that you can easily slip things in and out.  And being that I've been trekking between two office buildings lately (now to be moving BACK to my original Golden Valley home), the portability of documents for meetings has been great.

I'm tempted to get a smaller one to use at home for my According to L shop and blog planning, but then, that would also indicate that I have DO planning for that sort of stuff!  Mostly, I just jot stuff down on post-its when the ideas come to me.  Again.  Get your act together Liz.  You've got a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it!

Now, wouldn't this be great if I WERE Oprah and now the elves would come pouring out from back stage with boxes and bags for everyone.  Well, maybe someday.

Happy shopping all the same!!!

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