My Absolute Favorite Products
This is a list of my favorite products that I use in my home, life and with my kids. Please note that while some of the links below are affiliate links, all of the products are ones I have personally purchased, use, and absolutely LOVE!
StarPack Premium Silicone Spoonula / Spatula Spoon
I absolutely LOVE this thing. I have two in my home because I never want to risk needing two and having to use my other cooking utensils. Like when I'm cooking a main dish and rice. I will use one for the main dish and the other for the rice. I use both DAILY, except on days we eat leftovers. #iloveleftoverdays
Also can we take a moment to appreciate that it doesn't have a wooden base so it won't break, get moldy from it being in the sink overnight (I choose sleep any day over dishes) and no food particles get in between the handle and top. YUCK. #beentherehadthat
Seriously, if you only buy one thing for your kitchen ever, this is the item.
OXO Good Grips Triple Timer
I had a timer I absolutely loved when I first got married from Williams-Sonoma. When it broke, I tried to replace with 100s of other timers and none were great. I was so sad until I found this baby. It helps me be on time (most days), helps me time myself when I'm trying to get faster at doing things, helps me get motivated when I just want to sit on the couch and eat chips and dip all.day.long to just get up and clean for 10 minutes. And one the timer is off, I can go back to my chips and dip all.day.long LOL
10-Shelf Hanging Shoe Organizer, Shoe Holder for Closet with side Pockets for Accessories
I love this because it has side pockets. I put our extra keys, gloves in winter, small items I need to take walking out the door (because it's in our coat closet). We'd had it for about 2 years and it's held up wonderfully even with my kids tugging on it to get their shoes and put them away daily.
clear Modern Acrylic Armchair
I think every home should have one of these these. It is so practical yet so elegant and durable. You can use it inside and outside. You can put a cute girly pillow and use it in your girl's bedroom. I've used this several place in my home throughout the years and it always makes a statement even alone. Currently I have it placed at the built in desk we have and it makes the whole thing look so nice for so inexpensive. People pay more than that for little trinkets and things to put on the desk but if they have a nice chair, it makes all the difference. Oh and did I mention with Mom life, we can just wipe this down with a wet rag when the kids get it dirty with their cookie hands. That's a win-win-win in my book.
Pack of 2 Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Side Pocket
I love these things. Ok I say that about every item on this page. But here's why I like these. They are mesh so my laundry breathes so no stinky smells in basket. They are light so I can give them to my kids and tell them to go around the places we keep laundry and collect them all for me. The side pocket lets me store things for handwashing so whenever I get around to it #becauselifehappens AND the handles are reinforced so they don't rip easy. They fold easily and when I'm doing laundry use them to separate my whites/colors and blacks. My only wish is if they were grey or black. Oh well.
OXO Good Grips Roasting Set
I make bone broth all the time. For health reasons, for taste and for cooking. I used to hate when the fat would rise to the surface and that's all that would pour over when I wanted to add to food or drink it. YUM! Now I use this gadget to put homemade chicken broth in foods when I'm cooking without 200 pounds of fat pouring first. The other two items are so useful. For example, I will use brush to clean other things like my daughters sippy cup.
HOME Silver Mesh Wall Mount Pantry Caddy, Wrap RACK
You can use this in your pantry, in the kitchen for putting aluminum foil, plastic wrap or in your master bedroom closet for holding items. I personally have it in my backyard storage to store sidewalk chalk, bubble bottles, kites and other things the kids use while playing outside in the backyard.
OXO Good Grips SimplyTear Standing Paper Towel Holder, Brushed Stainless Steel
OMG does it annoy the living daylights out of me when I pull a paper towel with a dirty hand and 20 paper towel sheets pull out with it. Errr. And then I have to re-roll the whole thing. No ma'am. That's what I call a waste of time. #aintnobodygottimefordat
This things let's me pull one paper towel at a time with ONE hand and EASE. Now that's what I call a handy-dandy item. I search long and wide for a cute looking one with mosaic tile and cute-sy look but then the thought of the paper towel unrolling several times a day had choose practical over pretty. Although, truth be told, anything stainless steel and black in the kitchen to me is pretty.
12 in. x 12 in. Commercial Grade All-Purpose Microfiber HIGHLY ABSORBENT, LINT-FREE, STREAK-FREE Cleaning Towels
Just because towels are for cleaning, our house doesn't need to look like a kindergarten classroom. Bright Red. Neon Yellow. They hurt my eyes being on the counter. I have them so I'm not hating on anyone who does. And for the sisters that have something to say about everything: "I know there are people dying in the world. I know there are more important things. But if I'm spending money anyway, I might as well spend it on a color I like that feels good while I'm cleaning. And by the way, Allah loves that we do thing with "ihsan" (excellence) so if I'm going to buy a rag, I'm going to buy one that compliments my house." Ok off my soapbox, I waited forever for quality + nice grey color. I did a little happy dance when I found these. I use them for counters, mirrors, cabinets, car, dust, faucets, appliances and anywhere else I can.
Nalgene Tritan 12oz Grip-N-Gulp BPA-Free Water Bottle
This is the only sippy cup I will ever use. It is absolutely leak proof. There's no need to constantly be buying straws and parts because they are teething and chew on the cups. It has only one part on the inside that is easy to clean. It's easy for kids to suck out of (Believe it or not, I try sippy cups the first time I buy them with water to make sure they aren't too hard on their throats) If kids loose it somewhere and milk gets nasty and curdled inside, it's easy to clean and get the gunk out.
Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
The beauty of this is in its simplicity and cheap price. I compared prices and features of cribs everywhere before we made this decision. I love that you can use this for both boy or girl, a quick coat of paint does the trick if it needs to be shared with future babies, and you can make it fancy with ruffles or nautical and rustic.
Lily England Detangler Brush
I didn't know what to do with my daughter's curly thick hair when she was a kid. I feel so bad for all the days she'd cry when I was brushing her hair or spending so much time brushing slowly to make sure it doesn't hurt. I started to dread leaving the house and would only brush it lightly to just be able to tie it. My cousin finally introduced me to a detangling brush when we visited and my life was forever changed. I now use it with my youngest daughter and so grateful to Allah for introducing me to this product. I can style their hair without worrying.
Lil' Labels Write on, Self-Laminating, Waterproof Labels
I love that these are dishwasher safe. I label everything for my children for school. When I used to homeschool, I would use these to label the bottoms of plates and glass containers for putlucks, my husband's lunch glass containers, because everyone at his work had similar food containers. I would choose the black with black ink so he feels "manly" LOL versus the bright purple I would use for my daughter's sippy cup or water bottle for play dates.
Baby Waterproof Bib with Sleeves & Pocket
A friend introduced me to this when my oldest was months old. We were out at a party, both of our girls wearing fancy pink and white dresses, then she pulls this out of her diaper bag and lets her baby feed herself with no mess while mine is covered in food from her feeding herself only after I had lost the battle of trying to feed her. THE NEXT MORNING I went and bought 6 of them. My girls are pretty independent eaters and I give credit to this little gadget. Depending on your baby's size, they can wear it beyond what the description says. Truth be told, my 3 year still wears it some times if I give her soup or something messy.
Learning Resources Time Tracker Mini Visual Timer
I got tired of being time keeper when I would tell my kids they had 15 minutes to play. And when they needed to wrap up. And when they needed to put their stuff away. This thing is too cool. I just set the timer and when I want it to give them a warning that time is ending (normally 5 minutes) and it starts flashing yellow at that time without an annoying sound and me needing to reset it. Once they see it flashing yellow, they know it's time to pick up. What's also nifty about it is that you can set how loud the ring is when it turns red and time is over.
So I'm a pretty laid back mama. I don't need much products to make me happy. I use very little. But what I do use, I love and use DAILY.
Evanhealy Rose Vetiver Cream 1.4 Ounce
This moisturizer feels light on the skin, makes skin just feel and look fabulous. And best of all: rose, geranium, and vetiver essential oils are used. The strong rose smells amazing without being too overpowering.
Bulletproof, Upgraded Coffee Upgrades Your Day --Dark Cocoa and Vanilla Aromatics with Cherry Sweetness (12 Ounces)
I don't have coffee often but when I do it's quality coffee. And if I want quality coffee, this is my favorite. Check this out:
PRODUCED WITH HAND PICKED ORGANIC BEANS: Upgraded beans are harvested in Central America from passive organic estates without chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, etc.). Each bean is hand-picked by experienced coffee harvesters – skilled people who only pick perfectly ripe berries. When the coffee beans are not carefully hand-harvested, the beans can be mistakenly picked unripe and damaged, which impacts the taste and can possibly affect the way it makes you feel.
Yup I totally feel the difference when I taste it and I'm not even a "coffee person".
Hey Girl Detox Tea - CLEANSE Herbal Reduces Bloating
I can not describe this tea better than the description on the site. It's amazing. This tea also boosts metabolism.
YOU NEED THIS! - Have you been eating too much lately and feeling super bloated? Do you want to start or get back on your path of feeling healthy again? You can start with a simple cup at bedtime. Our top rated blend cleanses your body and flushes out the nasty toxins built up inside of you. It's time to feel healthy again!
IT WORKS! - If you don't have the best diet then your body is most likely backed up with toxins . This would lead to bloating and/or constipation . Our supplement contains senna , which is known to get things moving in your belly and helping you stay regular. Although we don't promote this as a weight loss tea , many clients have experienced amazing results losing weight because of this. So believe us when we say it works. Never let your tummy feel bloated again!
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Sunrise Alarm Clock : Digital Clock, Wake Up Light with Nature Sounds, FM Radio, 7 Colors
The weather really affects my mood. Even if it's hot outside but gloomy, I still feel a drop in my energy levels that day. This alarm clock has been so helpful especially in winter weather or when I can't seem to sleep and need to wake up in the morning refreshed. It's also really fun to have different color lights without having to purchase different bulbs and replace them. My favorite feature is that it slowly gets brighter and brighter just like naturally how the sun would with nature sounds. So refreshing.
Handbag Organizer, 12 Compartments
This helps my purse look decent *most* of the time. On some days, it's a complete disaster that has everything including the kitchen sink. I love being able to have all the essentials (a hijab pin, essential oils, small pen, headache pills, tissues, compact mirror..etc.) right when were I can find them, in compartments that fit, and if I transfer purses, they are still all there and organized.
Multicolored Portable Travel Toiletry Pouch Nylon Mesh Cosmetic Makeup Organizer Bag with Zipper 6pcs
I use these things everywhere. In my purse. In my office. In my desk drawers. For my kids, backpacks. In my car. I use them for to hold so many things. One of them holds my bookmarks since I'm such a bookworm I need something to store bookmarks in. The other has box tops for my daughters' Islamic school. Another has unused new pens so I know which ones have been used and which haven't. I have one in my purse that keeps pens, a small ruler and tiny stapler for my planner. My favorite use is to put small shopping bags in one to use as trash bags in the car.
Fit & Fresh Westerly Insulated Lunch Bag Kit for Women with Reusable Container Set and Matching Water Bottle
I love being able to put my regular glass containers that I store leftover food in right in this lunch bag and be good to go! I wanted something feminine, that zips and comes with a water bottle pocket. It has mesh pockets inside. I've used everything but the container set because I don't need it. This aboslutely filled my needs while being so cost effective. The hardest part was choosing from all the designs there was. In the end, the seller messed up my design choice and I got my least favorite color (orange!) but still love this item and use it daily.