Fall Favorites 2020

Favorites Fall 2020

I’m sharing just a few of the things that I’ve been loving this fall!

Lands’ End full-zip houndstooth fleece. I actually bought this fleece last year and was excited to get it into the rotation again as the weather got cooler. There are not a ton of this style left in stock, but Lands’ End has lots of other fleece jackets. I love this type of fleece because it’s perfect as an outdoor jacket but also makes a great layer to throw on around the house or under a warmer jacket when the temperatures really drop.

Japanese cherry blossom bubble bath. I know, I always feel like I’m stuck in the early 2000s when I talk about Bath & Body Works’ Japanese cherry blossom scent. But it really is the best and remains one of my favorites. Tommy loves taking baths and the past few months, has really enjoyed having bubbles in them. Using Japanese cherry blossom bubble bath makes the whole bathroom smell so good.

Buttermilk by Sam. How Sweet Eats is the only food blog I’ve read regularly in years now. She actually recommended a recipe from Buttermilk by Sam in one of her recent “currently crushing on” posts, and I’m blown away by this blog. Her photos are phenomenal, some of the best food photos I’ve seen anywhere lately. Her recipes all sound amazing, and so many of them are so pretty, like her chocolate sheet cake with rainbow petal buttercream, double chocolate hazelnut rolls, and milk bread chocolate babka. I’m pretty sure that I could eat apple cider cheesecake every single week of the fall and not get tired of it.

Lee women’s flex motion regular fit trouser pants. I hadn’t bought new dress pants in ages. I don’t have a ton of need for this type of clothing in my life right now (more so than ever this year) and have just been getting by with what I already own. But I was way overdue for something new. I was very skeptical about buying something like this online, especially from a brand that I never shop. The sizing is great for me. I bought the ash heather and may pick up a couple more colors now.

Katie Daisy shirts. I bought a Katie Daisy t-shirt back in the spring (this floral design) and have been wearing it every week ever since. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, she’s had trouble keeping shirts and some of her other items in stock this year. As such, I didn’t mention it in my favorites sooner. But they’re back now (although still not shipping super quickly), along with mugs! I’ve been a huge fan of Katie’s work for years now and love how it looks on clothing. I can’t resist a good mug, too, so I may have picked up a couple of mugs this year as well.

Nature Valley biscuits. Nature Valley biscuits aren’t a new discovery, but I got back into them recently. They have both coconut butter and peanut butter flavors, and I love them equally. I can’t even believe that they’re in any way good for you because they taste exactly like cream-filled cookies. But they have good ingredient lists and are an excellent source of whole grain. So win-win. I get them from Target, which is what I’ve linked here, but I’m sure you can find them elsewhere, too.

Tervis Japanese cherry blossom coffee mug with lid. The cherry blossom Tervis mug was one of my few Amazon Prime Day purchases this year. I haven’t owned a Tervis cup or mug previously but am very impressed so far. I’m very curious to see how it holds up over time. I absolutely love the cherry blossom design, and the size and feel of the mug is great. For a non-ceramic mug, it doesn’t get much better.

YETI replacement straws. I’m still going strong with the Ello Tidal glass tumbler (I actually have two of them), which I mentioned in a previous favorites post. But Tommy chewed one of the straws beyond repair. I own a couple of other washable straws but nothing that I love and nothing that works really well with this cup. One day on accident I grabbed a YETI straw from the dish drying rack, and it worked perfectly. So I bought the replacement YETI straws, and they’re great.

Kitchen hanging towels. We were really in need of some new kitchen hanging towels for right by the sink. I picked up this ELOMELO set and have been happy with them so far. Of course, I love the stripes. The size is great, and I love that the set includes two different textures. I use these towels all the time and run them through the wash every single week. So they won’t stay WHITE white very long, which is fine.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Phillipe. I loved The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, and I was so excited when I saw that Ben Phillipe had a second book releasing this year. It is so good, easily one of the best books I’ll read all year. He writes some of the strongest teenager characters you’ll find in any book these days.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk. I still can’t decide if The Body Keeps the Score was the best or the worst book to read this year. Obviously, it’s a…heavy subject, which may not really be what you want with everything going on these days. But you won’t find a better, more in-depth book about trauma. A speaker recommended it at an adoption talk a while back. I read it with an adoption perspective in mind. But it is applicable to so many fields: medical, mental health, education, social work, etc.

Finally, yes, more than a year later, we’re still watching MXR Plays almost nightly, like it’s going out of style. If you need something light and funny to watch right now, I highly recommend it.

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