Items I Can’t Live Without Because the End of the World is Near

For several years, I would write my Favorite Things posts around the holidays.

Last year, I came up with the idea for One Word Holiday, in where I asked my family, friends and readers to tell me their favorite things. It is fun to center posts around favorite things because it gives you ideas, it makes you feel all warm and gushy inside and hell, who doesn’t need to feel that way in the world we live in?

I have several items that I cannot function without; yes air, water, food, love blah blah blah. We know these are indeed essential to us being able to, well BE, each day.

But I am talking about the items that you REALLY can’t live without.

Like Netflix. Or Halloween Oreos (there IS a difference from the usual Oreo). Or maybe Secret clinical deodorant.

You know. IMPORTANT items

Amazon Prime Subscription


If there was one thing that I could not possibly live without, it is my Amazon Prime Subscription. Every year I hate it when that big chunk of change gets deducted out of my checking account but then I don’t have to pay shipping on a razor in August and I kiss and make up with it every time.

Starting November 18th, a normally $99 Prime subscription will only be $79 for new members. Come August and you want that upper lip hair removal cream, you will thank me.

Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap 



The neat freak in me loves hand soap more than what is normal. I get as excited about pump soap as some people get pumped about shoes. I know. This is my favorite brand and Amazon has it cheaper than anywhere else.

Clorox Wipes


You knew I wasn’t normal when I had hand soap on the list. MOVE ALONG.

Himalayan Salt Lamp 


Does anyone else have one of these?? They have healing properties, are good for you, yadda yadda. But they give amazing soothing light too. I have mine in our most used room to benefit all of us but I might get one for the bedroom and have it on at night while we sleep.

Felt Letter Board 


I think you should.

My Favorite Diffuser


Sorry my oily friends, I know you will say PUT DOWN THE CHEAP DIFFUSERS. But I am not an Investment Banker. These work just as well as the others and it’s pretty too which is what it’s really about, isn’t it?

Egg White Separator 


I cannot live without mine. I need this one because it has a face.

Ninja Crockpot 


OH SNAP. This baby is my favorite kitchen tool behind my Kitchen Aid Mixer. If you are on the fence about either one of those things, now is the time to buy either one. Christmas sales are the best time to acquire them and they are worth every penny.

Gilmore Girls Cookbook

Now that you have your crock pot, make me some homemade pop tarts.

McCafe French Vanilla Coffee


I just started drinking coffee this fall and fell in love with this. Rebecca, who has been drinking her whole adult life, (COFFEE, PEOPLE), has converted to this.

Lionel Richie Spoon rest 


I can see it in your eyes.

I can see it in your smile.

You’re all I’ve ever wanted, and my arms are open wide.

‘Cause you know just what to say.

And you know just what to do.

And I want to tell you so much……buy this spoon rest.

Buddy Biscuits 


Buddy approves.

Soft Doggy Blanket 


I am going to use this for me.

Doggy Jacket 


We broke down and bought our dog a coat. I don’t even know who we are any more.

Head here for more of my favorite things.

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26 thoughts on “Items I Can’t Live Without Because the End of the World is Near

  1. Bonnie

    Yes! To the McCafe French Vanilla! Soooo good. And I’m buying that diffuser. (Shhh I have a YL one that I’ve never used because I don’t know how to set it up. Simpler is better for me.)

    1. Kari Post author

      That makes me laugh because that would be me.
      What’s the point to have the “best” if you can’t figure it out?? 🙂

  2. Mimi

    Melissa’s link party is my favorite of the year and I Love your favorite things! You had me with the Lionel Ritchie kitchen spoon! Smiled my way through- Thanks!

    1. Kari Post author

      That is funny because I just commented on your post a few minutes ago!
      It is my favorite of the year too!
      I am so glad you stopped by!

  3. Valerie

    I love your list Kari. =) Secret deodorant…now that made me giggle. I love my diffuser too. I use one from Organic Aromas and it is without a doubt one of my favorite things. Great post!

  4. jessie

    Tell me more about the lamp. I thought about one for sleep….and Ninja has a crockpot?!! I’m a getting one of those spoon rests. LOL

    1. Kari Post author

      That crock pot is amazing. There is a timer, you can use it as a stove or an oven! And mine is green!!

      Lionel Richie makes cooking so much easier.

  5. Rebecca

    What would we do without Amazon Prime!!!
    Yes to the diffuser, coffee and Clorox wipes!
    Also, used books and ebooks and art supplies from Amazon.
    And I also need my Netflix and Spotify.
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  6. Cristina

    I’m digging the diffuser – the wood looks so nice! I also have the himalayan salt lamp – love it!

    Ahaha the dog jacket is cute! I have a Dachshund who gets cold so easily, so I feel like this is something I could see him wearing. I’d also get him the blanket but he tends to put holes in his blankets and rip them so there’s that… LOL
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    1. Kari Post author

      I put holes in my blankets too. 🙁

      And our dog is little too so I had to break down and get him something for his first winter. He shakes and shivers after baths, so he is in for a RUDE awakening!

  7. Keri

    This is a great collection you’ve put together. That crock pot looks awesome! If I ever need a new one, I’ll keep the Ninja in mind.