The Great Stomach Flu of 2010 has officially ravaged my house. It hit Ryan around the middle of last week, and just when I thought I’d miraculously escaped, it hit me this weekend. I’m feeling much better today, but thanks to last night’s fever I’m still at home. And inspired by Oprah and several of my favorite bloggers, I’ve decided to take this stuck-in-bed opportunity to share some of my favorite things!
Some of these I already happily own and some I do not (hi to the various Santas in my life!), but all are equally fabulous. Some are baking-related and hey, some are not. Enjoy and consider these ideas in your holiday shopping for friends and loved ones!
Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar
I’m not just including this because Oprah did, honest! This moisturizer is like liquid gold in a jar. I used a prescription steroid moisturizer for several years before stumbling upon this goodness and I’m happy to report that it got me off the scary stuff and my skin has never been happier. Ask for a sample at your local Ulta or Sephora (that’s how I first tried it), and if you decide to get some, go for the big jar. It’s a much better value (though definitely not cheap) and lasts a long time!
The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook
I received this cookbook for Christmas last year and have not stopped loving it since. Just like Ree’s blog, the book is full of wonderfully accessible recipes and equally delicious photos. I gave one to my mom for her birthday this year and think it’s a wonderful gift for anyone remotely interested in food or basset hounds. Yum!
Vera Bradley Baroque
My little sister got me hooked on Vera Bradley, but there’s never been a print that I’ve just absolutely loved. Her new Baroque print is my all-time favorite and it’s making me a little nutty. My favorites are the weekender, hipster, and zip-around wallet, but it’s all adorable. I’ll admit to squealing a little whenever I see one in person!
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