a collection of some of my favorite LOVES!
This book is AMAZING for helping children work through problems to find a logical solution. We introduced this to my preschooler and she loved it! The concept is basic - Big problem? That's an Elephant problem! Small problem..? Mouse problem. My daughter often puts me in check and says "Mom, that's just a mouse problem". Great read for growing minds! Get it HERE!
Baking was where I developed a love for being in the kitchen. When creating the perfect chocolate chip cookie to the fluffiest cornbread, having a solid non-stick bake spray is a necessity! Bak-Klene ZT Nonstick Baking Spray is the perfect match for both sweet and savory baked goods such as my Greek Yogurt Banana Bread and the best part..? It makes clean up SO EASY! Some of my favorite baking pans were passed down to me from my mother, so you can imagine how much love they've had. Bak-Klene ZT will guarantee to keep those old pans from sticking to your goodies.
You can find this essential kitchen tool on Amazon.com. It comes in a 3-pack and if you bake as much as I do, you'll need it! They also make a wonderful gift.
Nothing I dislike more than wasting food! Help your produce last twice as long with these reusable silicone food savers. I received these as a gift from my sister for Christmas one year and THEY'RE AMAZING! Food huggers come in a variety of colors and they're super inexpensive for what they provide! Get them here!
If you have young kids, this tool is a MUST for your kitchen! The one we have is from Williams Sonoma and I love it because it has dual tips so you can get pretty intricate with your designs. These are also great for filling muffin tins without the spill. Opt for a less expensive one here, which comes in a two-pack so you can give one away as a gift!
I absolutely LOVE the entire Mrs. Meyer's product line. Handsoaps, household cleaners, you name it. Mrs. Meyer's products are also a product line I can stand behind as they are formulated with plant-derived ingredients!
They offer a seasonal line so you can bring in festive scents while still knowing what you're putting on your skin or spraying in your home. If you want a great way to experience all the top hand soap scents, check out this variety pack! You can find tons of Mrs. Meyer's products on Amazon.com, this set being my favorite!
I started using Fleur De Sel in place of Kosher Salt after reading a few of Ina Garten's Cookbooks. This finishing salt is a healthier alternative to standard table salt and adds more flavor and dimension that Kosher, while using less! It's texture is more chunky as it's made from salt crystals. This particular brand, found at Safeway and Amazon.com is harvested from the surfaces of sea water in Camargue France. Pretty cool!
We no longer refer to taking a bath as 'bath time' in our house. The Bathtub Star Crayon by ALEX Toys has transformed this nightly ritual into what Preston refers to as 'Color Bath!'
This hexagon-shaped crayon is awesome because it's meant for little hands and the colors are so vibrant compared to other tub crayons. It washes off the tub and body easily, and it's cheap! Find it here on Amazon.com!
It is no surprise to my followers that my favorite flower is the Dahlia. Swan Island Dahlias not only carries the largest variety of high quality flowers in the nation, but they back their tubers with a 100% guarantee to grow!
I only purchase my tubers from them as their product and customer service is top notch! They also provide free shipping across the US when you place a minimum order.
These overalls save us so much time and clean up after digging in the dirt. Plus, Preston LOVES when we get them out because she associates them with time outdoors! Pick up your pair of pink Carhartts here at Amazon.com. Want the standard tan? They have a plethora of sizes all the way from 3 months to 4T here!
I purchased my Hunters in 2012 and they have been through so much and still look amazing! Made from all-natural rubber, hands-down the best gardening/rain boot out there. Mine are the matt-black, but amazon has them in a TON of colors! Another reason to love hunters? They come in wide and slim varieties, as well as mid or short height! So many options!
While I love all things homemade, there is nothing that beats the taste and health of this brand of pancake mix! Packed with 14 grams of high-quality protein, these cakes not only leave you feeling satisfied but they taste amazing! I also love that this company doesn't use any artificial preservatives and they're GMO-free. hey also have a variety of flavors like Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Oat and Pumpkin Flax! Check out their website here, or purchase this three-pack on sale at Amazon.com!
Barefoot Contessa Collection
It's impossible for me to pick my favorite Barefoot Contessa Cookbook because they're all amazing! I LOVE Ina Garten's style of cooking; healthy, fresh and simple.
Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa ~ 100% Cocoa!
Take your decadent dishes to a whole new level by swapping out regular old cocoa powder for Hershey's Special Dark! I discovered this by accident when my local grocery was out of regular cocoa; best accident I've ever made! Dark cocoa powder provides a velvety, full-bodied flavor that will up your baking game and having you reach for more of those freshly baked goodies!
Check your local grocery store for this little gem, or find it here in a two-pack! Trust me, you will use this stuff up quickly once you taste how amazing it is!
I use garlic in almost every savory dish I cook. When I found these little gadgets at a Sur La Table cooking class, it was a major game-changer for me! Many garlic presses are not only hard to use but impossible to keep clean. Both of these tools are big time savers when prepping garlic and cleaning up after. AND I found them at a killer price on Amazon in a joint pack! (I paid twice this much for each item!)
This kitchen tool is a must for your cooking routine. Having a Microplane made such a difference in flavoring up my dishes! You don't have to spend a ton on cooking tools, you just have to find the right, inexpensive ones! This Microplane comes in 14 colors and is simple to use and clean!
Get rid of all your kitchen cookers because THIS machine will replace them all! With 10 methods of cooking, the KitchenAid Multi-Cooker does it all and looks stylish on your countertop! Cooking methods include risotto, rice, sear, saute, simmer, soup, yogurt, boil/steam, slow cook high and low, and keep warm (up to 24 hours). It comes in a handful of colors too!
Leak resistant and perfect for storing soups, chili, and liquids of all kinds, these are the only freezer containers you will need! They're super convenient because they have measurement lines along the sides for exact portioning. They're dishwasher safe, microwave safe BPA free