Do you ever think about how many things and products you use each day. It’s kind of insane. Every balm and potion and gadget and accessory makes me more and more aware of either how fragile we are or how needy we are – or maybe both.
Anyway, I’m not here to change or challenge that today. Today, it’s all about that faves bout that faves. No sha-ame. These are my five favorite things that I have been using every day as of late.
Lady Leggings: I finally got a chance to try out Nell’s lady leggings from her Etsy shop. I already found out she makes the best and most adorable bebe leggings. But, her lady leggings are on point. Methinks she is sold out at the moment, but I bet if you wait a hot minute, she will restock.
Rock ‘n’ Play: Would you believe that we own three of these? Believe it. We have one for each floor of the house, and we call it The Taco because, well, it looks like a baby taco shell. And, it’s not that I don’t love you, Theo. It’s just that I need a place to toss you while I scrub paint out of your brother’s mouth.
Kindle Paperwhite: I’ve been asked how I manage to read so many books with three littles. This is the reason I can do it. First of all, I can easily download any book I want from Amazon or my local library. It’s super portable which means I can read wherever I am schlepping people that day. And, it has a backlight and e-ink. The backlight allows me to read at night without turning on a light, and the e-ink is super easy on your eyes. I love this powerhouse.
Toyota Sienna: Ha. No affiliate link for this one. Darn. But, let’s talk about minivans for a minute, shall we? You laugh (or maybe you’re smart and you don’t), but this lady is a lifesaver. I can pretty much sum up her awesomeness in two words: sliding doors. Moms, you know how wonderful those can be. Oh. And, if you’re wondering how to work it with three kids: put the two biggest in the back row, remove a pilot seat and stick the youngest in the other pilot seat. Makes life super plush.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: Ellen asked me if I could teach her how to read, and I was like, um, no, I can’t. BUT, this book might help. And it does. It makes me feel like I know what I’m doing, and it only takes about 15-20 minutes each day. Boom.
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so we just started saving up for a minivan, and I’m in full-fledged research mode. Toyota Sienna is what I think we’re going to go for…. is it really as amazingly awesome as it sounds? what year do you have?
Christie @ Everything to Someone says
How do the lady leggings fit? I’ve been eyeing them, but I am overweight even after my post-baby nursing weight loss and have a lot of _ahem_ floppiness in the tummy, if you know what I mean. I see she’s making maternity leggings and wondering if I should go with those when I get to treat myself (someday…).
LOVE! …!! …as always~
Stopping by to read as many 5faves as I can and say hi. I’ve 2 FF posts in draft and just can’t get around to finalizing!! I’ll get back here one of these Wednesdays to link….!
Great party, thank you!!
Ellen Johnson says
I’m truly, madly, deeply in love with my Odyssey, and I don’t care who knows about it. Also, my prescription sunglasses are a new, old-lady favorite.
I loved our Odyssey when we had one. I still miss those sliding doors! I love my kindle, too. It is also a reason why I can read at all! Between the kindle and the app on my phone=lifesaver!
Efficient Momma says
My kindle is how I survive nap times lol I hide it under the pillow so my toddler doesn’t notice and then when he’s in the dozed off but not quite asleep enough for me to move stage, I whip it out and get some reading in.
Now I want a bebe so I can buy all the bebe leggings.
I really need to find time to read every day… I also LOVED the Rock ‘n Play when Tootsie Roll was a little younger. :)
I can’t wait to be a minivan mom…I’ve been eyeing the Sienna, looks like a sweet ride! ;)
Thanks for hosting!
Oh a minivan! I’m impatiently awaiting my turn to get one. For now, I will have to satisfy my lust with reading every single minivan testomony ever published online. Thanks for the link up!
I think maybe we’re spoiled? And we think we need all these products and everything. People used to get by with so much less, you know? My daughter and son-in-law both say they were born in the wrong time. Too many choices and complications these days. So true sometimes. #firstworldproblems
I have books on my Kindle Fire but I still like to get *real* books. Tablets will never wholly replace books for me.
Wow, we just had our third and can I tell you your minivan seating arrangement is genius!? Just told my husband and he agrees! ;)
I love ‘Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons!’ So quick and it actually works! Amazing.