It's been a while since I did a Favorite Things post, so here goes. Currently, these are a few of my favorite things:
Target's Method daily granite spray, particularly the apple orchard variety. I used to use Clorox wipes on our countertops before we got granite, and I wanted something to use on a daily basis. This has definitely been my answer. The smell alone makes me want to lick the countertops.
Burts Bees lip balm. This is an all time favorite, not just a phase. My favorite is honey and beeswax. I also like Acai and Mango, but not so much the Pomegranate which I think smells like Chapstick.
Kayak website. At this point I'm traveling about twice a year for conferences. I love a good deal and I use Kayak every time I travel. You set your travel parameters and the website will email you every day to let you know the daily fares. I have gotten some seriously awesome fares.
Calphalon pans. After years of using crappy pans, we finally started buying some we just loved. We got ours at Williams Sonoma.
Food and wine magazine. I am a foodie. I love to eat, I love to watch food shows, I love to read recipes, I just love food. For me, chefs are celebrities. While I enjoy wine, I find that the magazine isn't necessarily wine focused. It's about all things food and delicious. I'm not saying I can execute the majority of the recipes in the magazine, but I dream that someday I'll be taking some cooking classes and whipping up all those gourmet meals.
Cocoa nibs from Hotel Chocolat. Oh my goodness. So delicious. Mine are 100% cocoa and I'm loving them in oatmeal. Once mine are gone, I'm probably not going to be able to get my hands on more though since they are only shipped from the UK at a price range that indicates that someone ties the nibs to their back and swims across the Atlantic with them.
Ashland candles- I know that Yankees are all the rage, but I find the Ashland brand to be pretty darn good. They smell wonderful, they last a long time, and they burn evenly. You can usually get one for less than $10 and on sale, less than $5. I get mine from Michael's and I snatch them up every time I'm in the store.