1) These comfort ballet flats from Payless are deeeevine! I love the look of flats, but my high-arched, wide feet do not like the feel of them. Yesterday, I wore my navy pair for the entire day and my dogs weren't barking at bedtime. Winning!
2) Baggallini purses! This is the bestest "mom" item in the history of ever. I learned about them a couple of years ago when I was planning our trip to Heaven, I mean, Disney World. They are a magical combination of purse, wallet, diaper bag, sanity saver all rolled into one stylish organizational bag! (The shoulder strap is made of seatbelt material, which is an added safety feature if you plan on being mugged.) My bag is about 7"x 11" and I can fill it with my drivers' license, 2 credit cards, 9 insurance ID cards, 5 store-savings cards, cash, my phone, 8 band aids, 2 diapers, travel wipes, 1 change of the baby's clothes, checkbook, pen, lip gloss, and a hairbrush. It barely looks full from the outside AND it's still totally organized on the inside! Take my advice, and don't pay full (or Amazon!) price; Marshall's and TJMaxx almost always have these for 1/2 price or less and Zulily occasionally runs 40-60% off sales on this brand.
3) My beloved Keurig (or, Cure-ig. Whatevs.)! Four years ago, I received my first Keurig coffee maker as a decadent Christmas gift from my beloved. This past Christmas, he bought me the latest model so I could move the older one up to the lake house. This glorious machine is another mother-saver. I wake up, stumble downstairs, open the Keurig's top hatch, pop in a K-cup, select the largest size possible, place my mug on the tray, and 30 seconds later a piping hot cup of wake-up juice is in my hands. Need I say more? Oh! If you're a tea (or hot chocolate! Or hot cider!) lover, there's a K-cup for you, too!
4) This wine:
Gives me heartburn, but so what?
5) The Betsy-Tacy series. It's been my favorite since I was 10 and it remains in that esteemed category. Now, if I could just get 1 of my girls to love it like I do, we could go on the Betsy-Tacy summer conference tour!