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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 to ship 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 crockpot, 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 anymore.

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I love to write about my family, John Hughes, tacos and Bruce Hornsby. Not necessarily in that order.


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