St. Ives Apricot Scrub
I have been using this scrub since I was a teenager. I absolutely love it. It makes my skin feel very clean and smooth without irritating it, and at under $4 a pop it's not a budget buster. I have strayed from time to time (and infamously called the generic brands "crap in a tube") but I always come back!
Vera Bradley Tote in Cafe Latte
I'm a big Vera fan, and I carry my life in this bag. It goes to work with me everyday, on overnights, errands, and anywhere else I go. It's roomy and full of interior pockets to store my cell phone, keys, digital camera, toys and diapers if needed. With it's charming and stain-concealing print, flat bottom, and toggle closure, it is perfection in a tote bag.
Once I went Mac in grad school, I never went back. I love, love, love my Macbook! Mostly because it is so user-friendly, visually appealing, and impenetrable to nasty PC viruses (virusi?). It is stellar for photo and video editing, and with a first baby in the house, I do a ton of these. I happen to have a pretty pink skin on mine which makes me love it even more for its originality. I don't need an iphone, ipod, ipad or anything else that starts with i. Just my trusty little Macbook.
Diane von Furstenberg Sunglasses
I know, I know, it sounds like something you'd see on an infomercial at 2 am. It's also not something I use on myself, but regardless, it is A.MAZING and it makes my life easier. So it deserves a spot on this list. Our bigheaded, long-haired shepherd sheds like there's no tomorrow. Trying to keep up with it is like trying to alphabetize M & Ms...you could work on it all day but you're not going to get anywhere. Thanks to a coworker of mine who lent me this little gadget, Bighead has been furminated! Imagine me and my dog enveloped by a cloud of undercoat - an entire garbage bag full. That's a garbage bag's worth of hair that's not embedded in my carpet, in my kid's mouth or stuck to my work pants.
North and South: The Miniseries
I am a total sucker for a love story, and this epic miniseries that originally aired in the 80s has more than one of them. Plus it's a period drama featuring a very young (and very hot) Patrick Swayze, drool-worthy costumes and sets and a host of compelling, lovable and notorious characters. It's like 763533895 hours long, and Lord knows I don't have that kind of time anymore, but I've seen this so many times I can put any of the disks into my DVD player, start it from any point and know exactly what's going on. It is good television, I promise. Netflix it.
Happy Mother's Day to all!
(But a special Happy Mother's Day to all the first time mamas out there :)