Recent Faves

Hello friends!

Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. The holiday season seemed to swoop in and take me under – I feel as if I have no idea what day or month it is. Cooper has been out of school for three weeks and has returned today. Hurrah! Actually, I’m really going to miss him, but I’m hoping him heading back to school will the push I need to get back into a routine. I still have Christmas up, and we’ve been wearing daytime pajamas and nighttime pajamas for weeks. Can I get an amen?!

I thought I’d ease my way back into blogging with a light, fluffy post – just some Tickled Peach Recent Faves! These items were all purchased with my own money, and I love them so much I want to share them.

My mom gifted me a limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness pink Yeti rambler tumbler for Christmas. Jason and I both have stainless Yeti cups, but they were purchased before Yeti added the cool sliding closure top on the lid (I know, small things excite me). I usually use the Bubba brand (from Wal-Mart) of silicone straws in my Yeti cup because I can squeeze it through my Yeti lid. I was down to one Bubba straw and knew I needed more.

A couple of months ago, one of our Lily Moms meetings had a Favorite Things theme, and my friend Virginia brought a set of stainless steel straws to give away as her favorite thing. I remembered her saying how neat they were because they made what you were drinking extra icy and cool. When I was searching Amazon for silicone straws, I found this set that includes 6 silicone straws and 2 stainless steel straws, plus the cleaning brushes for both.

If you know me, you know I am an ice girl – I like my drinks super cold with lots of ice. I know it sounds ridiculous but the stainless steel straw keeps your drink super cold as the liquid travels to your mouth. (If that sounds weird, forgive me. I’m trying to avoid using a word that could bring perverts to my website.) I do have to say the one drawback is the sound it makes hitting against your stainless steel cup, particularly if you don’t have on the lid – it’s like nails on a chalkboard. I also love the silicone straws, too!

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If you are like me, you are on an organization kick. I wanted to share two products I have purchased to help me get ready quicker and more efficiently in the mornings!

I have an antique desk in our bedroom that I use as a vanity. It’s beautiful and the drawers hold a ton of makeup, but the lighting in our bedroom is less than ideal. I’ve tried lamps, brighter bulbs in our fixtures, natural light, and even a lighted makeup mirror and I just haven’t been able to find the right lighting to do my makeup at my vanity. I’ve been using it mainly for storage and putting my makeup on in our bathroom. This involved carting my makeup back and forth each day, and what would usually happen is that I would leave it on the counter, only to be destroyed by a child or to migrate into my husband’s meager portion of the bathroom counter. Jason would not be amused.

I had seen these beautiful acrylic cubes used to store makeup on Instagram and YouTube – but I just couldn’t get behind the insane price tag. I purchased a few smaller acrylic drawer systems from Muji, but the drawers were too shallow to hold anything other than lipsticks or glosses. I finally found an acrylic storage tube that really meets all my wants/needs and I purchased in back in March.

It is glorious.

The drawers are deep enough to hold foundation bottles, powders, palettes – there is nothing I haven’t been able to fit into this baby. It’s easy to clean – I just use Windex and a paper towel. I’ve moved most of my makeup into this storage case, with the exception of palettes I don’t use everyday or items that I don’t use regularly but don’t necessarily want to get rid of.

I know that it is a little on the pricey side, but it is heavy-duty acrylic and I can see myself using it for years.

I purchased a smaller version for my mom for Christmas – that’s how much I love the organization and convenience of having all your makeup at your fingertips and in view. My mom just remodeled her bathroom and her jumbled makeup drawers make me twitch whenever I visit. Hers is more budget friendly, although it is smaller. This one also has the black drawer liners.

I also got this rotating, adjustable height acrylic makeup storage for my mom for Christmas and then decided to buy one for myself. I wanted to use it for my skin and hair products, moisturizer, makeup brushes, etc. I haven’t put mine together yet but I’ll let you know what I think when I do!

Last thing – my favorite calendar has long been the Erin Condren Life Planner. I’ve owned an Erin Condren since 2011. I’ve tried other brands such as the Mom Agenda, Day Designer, and the Simplified Planner, but I keep coming back to the Erin Condren Life Planner. I own and use a horizontal, colorful life planner.

I like to map out my month using the monthly calendar, and then I can go into the horizontal, weekly view to add reminders and to do lists. I’ve tried both the vertical and the hourly versions and they just didn’t work as well for me. I love all the personalization you can do with Erin Condren, and the customer service has always been top-notch to me!

When Erin Condren did their Black Friday sale and offered 40% off, I ordered a monthly calendar notebook and I think I’ve fallen in love.

The Deluxe Monthly Planner is a planner and notebook in one. It has the regular monthly calendar utilized in the Life Planners, but instead of a weekly view, it has productivity pages and note pages. I purchased this to use as my blog calendar, but if I really like it, I might use it in place of a Life Planner next year. I find myself using the monthly pages in my planner a lot, but instead of really diving into my weekly pages I will just scratch out daily to do lists on notepads. This might actually end up being more my speed. I’ll keep you posted on this as well!

If you’ve never purchased a Life Planner, please use my referral link – you will receive $10 off your first purchase!

Be sure to check in with me on Instagram today – I’ll be sharing little snaps of each of these products in more detail on my Instastories. You can find me on Instagram at @andrearhouse.

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Comments

  1. Yay! I’m glad you love the stainless straws! I’ve never tried the silicone. The acrylic system looks great…if only I actually did my makeup before I got in my car….🙈

  2. Stainless is my favorite straws too! It doesn’t clank if you fill it with ice.

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