Friday, February 8, 2019

27 + My Favorite Things

Today is my 27th birthday (and Lavender Elizabeth's 2nd anniversary)! Usually, when this day hits, I'm shocked and can't believe another year has gone by. This year, however, I'm completely ready for my birthday. I had the realization a couple weeks ago that I felt 27. Where I'm at in my life right now just feels like 27. I'm oddly content about getting another year older and already can't wait to see what this year brings.


Last year for my birthday, I created a list of 26 Things to Do at 26 (I reviewed it on the blog yesterday!); this year, I decided to go a more fun route. Today, I'm sharing 27 of my favorite things. Now, when I say things, I mean literal things. I often talk about the non-material things that I love in my life, so for my birthday, I wanted to share the things I use/watch/listen to on a daily basis.


1. APPLE PRODUCTS
My iPhone, Apple Watch, Airpods, and MacBook Air are 4 of things I use most.

2. STARBUCKS
I start every morning with a nonfat vanilla latte and plain bagel with cream cheese.

They are the only notebooks I use at work. I also starting using their planner for 2019 and it's exactly what I need.


4. BLISTEX
I have Blistex products all over the place. Purses, my work bag, my nightstand, my car - you name it.

I own almost a dozen pairs of their legging style. No shame; they're the best.

6. REVLON LIP STAIN
I'm not a huge fan of lipstick, so putting color on my lips that feels like balm is perfect.


7. TETLEY TEA
I grew up on Canadian Tetley Tea and it's still my favorite black tea.

8. NETFLIX
I throughly enjoy TV, so having Netflix is a dream come true.

I was just recently gifted the full 96 pen pack and I'm loving exploring all the color options.


10. (THE ORIGINAL) NAKED PALETTE
I'm still mourning the discontinuation of the original Naked Palette.

11. DND GEL POLISH
I get my nails done every two weeks and 90% of time choose a color by DND.

My roommate got me onto these pens and now they're all I use in my planner.


13. KETCHUP CHIPS
This is one of the most popular chip flavors in Canada and #1 on my list.

14. GINGER ALE
I have two chronic stomach diseases, so live on ginger ale to help with my nausea (thank goodness is tastes so good!).

My two favorite pairs of yoga pants/leggings come from the Gap athletic line.


16. DAN + SHAY
I've seen them live twice and can't wait for their tour coming later this year. Their voices = pure perfection.

They are so feminine and come in all shapes and colors.

I got my sister one for Christmas last year and it's still on my ultimate wish list for myself.


19. HOMEGOODS THROW PILLOWS
Each time I've redone a room in my home, my first stop is to HomeGoods for pillows. I always find the most unique ones there.

20. GOOGLE SHEETS
The only tool I use to schedule blog posts and keep track of ideas.

I initially edit my photos through the Afterlight app and then finish them with Lightroom presets (my newest obsession).


These how-tos from Chalkful of Love helped me learn calligraphy basics, as well as practice more advanced skills.

I have the triple dish and absolutely love changing out the toppers for each season/holiday.

24. TRAVEL CHARMS
Since I turned 10 years old, I've been collecting charms whenever I travel. My latest one: a pineapple for my trip to Charleston.


25. TARGET DOLLAR SECTION
Where else can you buy decorations for all season for under $3?

26. IKEA FURNITURE
When we first moved into the apartment, I bought bookcases, a dining table and chairs, a dresser, and more. Ikea has some of the most versatile pieces for your home, plus I love putting furniture together.

27. TJMAXX SHOES
I just found a pair of  go-with-anything booties that I'm in love with!

...these are a few of my favorite things

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