March 12, 2008

Jen's Favorite Things

I thought I'd share with you a list of my favorite things, Oprah style. These are things I'm using regularly and loving. Things I think each of you should get for yourself.
1. Sassy new Spring haircut. This is another example of why you should not take your own picture but I wanted to show it to you while you still cared. I'm loving the ease of it. It looks great straight too but I feel more me when my hair is curly.
2. Bath and Body Works Body Cream in your favorite scent. I prefer the ones that just smell fresh and clean. This stuff works great on those winter distressed feet.
3. Monogram mug from Anthropologie. There is a curvier girl version but I prefer this beefed up one.

4. The All Out Of notepad from Anthropologie. I swear this pad has made my list making and grocery shopping easier.
5. 7 Days a Week pad from Anthropologie. Have you figured out yet that I'm a list maker? Love this for having 1 place to plan the whole weeks projects and errands.
6. Method foaming hand wash in Sweet Water. I first tried this at my friend Carrie's house and it was love at first pump. I now have one by every sink in the house. Total addiction. You can find this at Target.

7. Dark chocolate. What took me so long to discover this healthy indulgence? I keep a bag of dark chocolate Hershey Kisses hidden in the pantry and treat myself to 2 of them after lunch almost every day. Savor them. Let them melt in your mouth. Then celebrate making a healthy choice.

8. Great Point Spike Book Light. For those times that I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep, now I can snuggle up to Sweet Hubby and read without ever disturbing him.

9. Copco Tea Kettle. Why shouldn't having tea or cocoa feel like an event? There is something about hearing a kettle whistle that gives me instant comfort.

10. Mrs. Meyers Counter Spray in Lemon Verbena. I'm slowly trying to go green with my cleaners. I love all the Mrs. Meyers products that I've tried so far. These smell so fresh and clean, perfect for spring.
I'd love to hear what's on your list. If you post it on your own blog, please leave me a comment here so that I can check out your favorites too.


  1. Hi Jen :)
    Thank you for coming by my blog. Yes, we live by your relatives in Delaware. Most people from Columbus think it's dorky, but I'm crazy about it. I think I will post a list of favorites too and I'll let you know when I do :) I need to get over to Anthropologie and get that mug! I've coveting it for a few days now. I also have a "thing" for all Mrs. Meyer's stuff and I get the update emails from them. My favorite is the Lavender scent.. yum! I'm off to check out the other stuff you mentioned...
    Rue :)

  2. Great list ...and affordable too! I love your new haircut.

  3. Ooh, I love those mugs from Anthro too... I bought two (initials of both first and last names) just to have an excuse to have more than one!

  4. Okay, I posted my list. It's not half a great as yours, but I really do use this boring stuff everyday LOL
    Rue :)

  5. Great cut! I use many of the same products listed. The sweet water is my all time scent.I think I need to check out Anthropologie!!! What great ideas those lists. I would save many trees if I switch. Thanks for sharing...


  6. Love the new haircut! Looks great. Did you find the 7-day pad at the local store? I have 4 more weeks left on my "fill-in-the-blank" calendar and can't find another one!

    You had asked when we might be moving...IF dh's interview goes well next week (YAY!) and they actually offer him the position we are looking at mid-summer most likely.


  7. love and have the anthro mugs, love and use the Meyers cleaners- all of the line, and love the hair cut!! Sassafrass, your lookin HOT!!
    coastal nest

  8. Great new haircut Jen! Haven't tried any of the items listed on your favouritef things list - but they ALL sound fabulous. Love the Anthropologie mug :-}

  9. Love your hair! And only two tiny pieces of chocolate...I'm going to have to try to remember that.

  10. Your new hair cut is fabulous!!!!! Great list too....where can I find the cleaner you listed last? I am trying to use greener cleaning proucts too and that last one sounds like something I would like :o)
    ~ Des

  11. Great photo...I love your cut! and Sea Island Cotton is my favorite scent, for just the reason you listed. Clean and fresh!

  12. I've enjoyed seeing your new cute haircut and your list. Rue recommended I stop by to visit you. Now I'm going to have to work on a list too. Nice to meet you! I'm Susan :)

  13. I love your list! I discovered the bath and body works in honeysuckle and I bought myslef the cream, the soap, the body lotion...and I am not sharing it with anyone in the house!

    P>S> Haircut is to die for!

  14. I love your new haircut!. You definitely made the right choice. I also love those monogrammed mugs. I saw one on your site and had to go buy one:)

  15. love your sassy bob!!
    love your fun list too....hmmm, maybe an excuse to head back over to anthro this coming week!

  16. Hi Jen, I love your things you love list and your new haircut is cute!


  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THE HAIRCUT!!! Oh my goodness! So cute! You are so cute! Blessings!

  18. Great list!!
    Love the new hair!! Very cute!!
    I am a big Anthropologie fan!!
    Have a great weekend!

  19. Jen!

    That's some Sassy Kicky hair you have there! Very cute!

    I'm with you. Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena. Can't get enough of it. It's my major indulgence in life.

    Also? I love L'Occitane Lemon Verbena bath gel and lotion. LOVE. IT. I think you'd like it too. I think we have the same love of yummy fresh scents!

    Have a great day.


  20. What a great list.

    I have something completely dorky to say!

    The booklight?

    In 1988, I took a creative writing course in high school, and one of our assignments were to invent something.

    I invented a book "jacket" that clipped down your book and had a bendy light over it. My teacher gave me an A+ and wrote at the top, you should patent this.


    no, this is NOT the story of the post-it note guy.

    I didn't patent it, someone else did, 2 years later, now they are happy, and I am.... sad?

    tee hee

    fun story to tell though!

    I love the haircut!

  21. I love your list and your haircut!

  22. LOVE the new DO! It looks very much like Meg Ryan's. I love reading other people's favorites. I have the mug, have the sweet water soap, use Mrs. Meyers cleaning products and MUST get the weekly list from that!

  23. Hi Jen,

    I loved your list of favorite things!! Those mugs are super cute and your haircut is fabulous! I've never tried the Method hand soap but I do use the Method cleaners from Target and love them!! I'll have to try the soap.

    Have a great week!


  24. Jen after all this time on my blog roll I realize I've never had your last name...Let me know..Jennifer

  25. Hi there! Just happened across your blog today. Very cute and I like your hair. I wanted to let you know that my new favorite Bath & Body Works scent is Freshwater Cucumber. It is very clean smelling. In fact, I rarely wear perfume and bought this one.

  26. Hello! I just found your blog and must say it's so inspiring! I can't wait to try the foaming hand wash! My personal favorite has been discontinued from Bath and Body so I'm glad to have a back-up plan! And dark chocolate? Me. Oh. My! Can't live without it! Thanks for letting me pop in!

  27. Just surfing the blogs and stopped by for a visit.

    I loved all your favorite things!


  28. I love the haircut, Jen! I had to laugh when I saw all the Meg Ryan shots....I do the same thing when I go for a haircut. There's just something easy and free about Meg Ryan's hair--and mine has the same texture, too. You've inspired me to go get it cut for spring!! I'm going to head to Target to get some of that Method hand soap...I love the bottle! If it smells as good as it looks, I'm all set!! Hee!

  29. Hi, Jen! This encouraged me to post my own list of I gave you a nod, so stop by when you get a chance!



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