My Favorite Things

There are many things that I just cannot live without.  Besides my family of course, here are some of my favorites:

I love organizing and galvanized buckets are great for that. We use them to hold toiletries in the bathroom (each child has their own), to hold pens and pencils in the playroom, and in many more places around our home.

I am crazy about how my house smells.  I love fragrances to go with the seasons.  Right now I am loving these candle melt thingies from Walmart.  They go great in my Scentsy candle warmer.  My house smells like Hot Wassail right now.  mmmmmmm!!

  The online postal service at is an absolute life saver!!!!  I "click and shipped" all of our gifts to out of town family members for Christmas this year.  Not only did I not have to go wait in the long line at the post office, my postman came to my door and picked everything up.  And it was a few dollars less expensive to do it on-line then in person!  If you haven't tried it and ever have to ship things....try it!  You can even order the priority mail boxes from them for free and they will deliver them to your door.

At any given time I have around 5-6 tubes of chap stick in strategic places around our house, in my purse and in the car.  I can't stand having dry lips. 

Clothespins are my favorite way to clip and display things.  I use them in my office, to display  pictures and for our Christmas cards this year.

My new favorite obsession are vintage silver trays.  I have quite the collection (the more tarnished the better) and display them in a few different rooms in our house.  The round one above is magnetic and I use it to hold photos.

What are some of your favorite things?