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2019 Favorite Things

I started doing a favorite things list a few years ago and when December 2019 came around I couldn't think of anything that I found amazing other than becoming a grandmother.
And visiting Idaho and Montana.

Honestly, it took a lot of thinking to come up with this list, which is why it's so late in being published.

Anyway, here are my favorites for 2019

The Original Maple Tea. Bliss. It's a subtle maple flavor in a smooth tea. I love a smooth tea. If you're a tea drinker you'll know what I mean. 
We found this when we visited the Prince of Wales Hotel in Canada. My husband took me there in August for tea. That was bliss too. I found this tea in the Princess Gift Shop. I savored all forty-eight teabags and panicked when I ran out. Then I got on eBay and had some sent to me. All is well again. 

The Brookstone Towel Warmer is something I never knew I needed. It's an indulgent luxury that I don't ever want to be without again. One of the best things I've ever found at an auction. Who doesn't want to wrap themselves in a warm towel after stepping out of the shower? 
Hint Water. I allow myself one bottle a day of this. It's unsweetened flavored water that comes in a bunch of fruit and herbal flavors. My favorites are pineapple, watermelon, and peppermint. In that order. I also adore the Hint with a Kick of caffeine. Because who doesn't want caffeinated water? The Apple Pear is wonderful when I have a migraine. It helps. 

My least favorite thing about 2019 was realizing my foot pain was plantar fasciitis. Yeah. That's fun. 
I'm rolling my eyes here.
It hurt to walk. Until I found The Healing Sole. These flip-flops are designed to help heal foot pain. And they really work. I've been wearing them pretty much non-stop since August. Yes, now even in January. 
And I've never worn flip-flops. 
But these. Total life saver.

I'm a sucker for flavored lip balm. Always have been. I was accused of eating lip balm in the 6th grade. I didn't eat it. I just liked to lick my lips. And then I'd apply more. And lick it off. Repeat.
About fifteen years ago I switched to all-natural lip balm because I figured it would be better for me. It's been hard to find some that taste good. A lot of them smell great but taste horrid. This stuff from Burt's Bees tastes fantastic. They have several different flavors, but the seasonal Chai Tea is my favorite.

Ask me to tell you the story about the Cucumber Mint one that I found. 


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