I don’t know about you, but I always find it interesting to learn about the products that people love and buy again and again. Also, with the immense array of products available and so many stores to choose from, I often find it overwhelming to find “the best products.”
That’s why I’m thrilled to be sharing some of my go-to things with you. These are products that I love, couldn’t live without, and think you’ll enjoy too. As you will see below, this list is totally random and ranges from cat food to my favorite bed sheets. To help your scrolling efforts, I organized them by category.
To make it on my list, an item had to check off all of the following boxes:
- I love the product
- I use the product frequently
- I would purchase or have purchased the product again
- I would recommend the product to a friend
Because this list is rather lengthy, I’ve kept my description of each item on the brief side. In case you have questions or want further information, I’d be happy to address your needs in the comments section.
Products I Love (And Think You’ll Love Too!)
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Enjoy this list!
Dyson Cord-Free Vacuum – I use this for quick cleanups and pet hair removal. The small brush head works great for vacuuming cat hair from furniture. While I have a standard, corded vacuum for deep cleaning, the Dyson cord-free vacuum is a must for any quick jobs.
NEST Reed Diffuser Grapefruit – This is the diffuser I used in my living room and family room during spring and summer. If you like a more floral sent, the Bamboo is lovely too. Their Birchwood Pine is my go-to Christmas/winter scent.
Dinnerware – I bought this dinnerware (int white) when I first moved to Pittsburgh and I’ve been so pleased with it ever since. What is really great is that you can dress it up or keep it casual. I’ve used it in almost all of my tablescapes here on the blog. I especially love these low, wide bowls. I’ve used them the most. (Remember how much I love them for my go-to breakfast recipe?)
Bed Sheets – I’m really weird/picky about my bed sheets. I like crisp, cool, and heavy sheets. My favorite ones are these bed sheets from Serena & Lily. I have the gingham pattern, but I assume any of their 100% cotton percale sheets would have a similar weight and feel. (They are expensive so wait for a coupon/sale.)
Cordless KitchenAid Appliances – Last year I added KitchenAid’s new cordless kitchen tools to my cooking and baking arsenal and I LOVE them. I’m especially fond of the cordless hand mixer. I haven’t used my cordless version since getting this one. (Find the Cordless Chopper HERE and the Cordless Hand Blender HERE.)
Apple AirPods Pro – To be honest, these were a hard purchase for me. I seem to have weird ears, and typically, earbuds don’t work for me. They just won’t stay in. After hearing a lot of great reviews about these particular earbuds, I decided to take the plunge and purchase them. I have zero regrets. I LOVE them. They stay in my ears and the sound quality is great.
Audible – As much as I wish I loved reading, I just don’t because I get too antsy. Audible has been a lifesaver for me. It allows me to “read” without actually having to read the print. I use this app almost daily. Whether I’m going for a walk, working in the garden, or driving in my car, Audible is a must have for me. (If you click HERE you can try Audible Premium Plus and get up to two FREE Audio books!)
Sonos Speakers – I listen to all of my music through Spotify. If you use a music streaming service as well, these speakers are a game changer. They play through your wireless rather than Bluetooth so you can still use your phone while listening to music. I have five of these Sonos speakers and one of their outdoor speakers too! (And yes, you can listen to Audible and Podcast through these speakers – Love that!)
Side Note: And because I know someone is going to ask, you can find the glass canisters in the image below HERE. And yes, I love them too. Highly recommend.
Outdoor Solar Lights – I think that having outdoor lights at night is a must. Not only does it instantly elevate the look of your home, but it can add safety and security as well. I remember that at my previous home I had to run wires and electricity to have beautiful outdoor lighting. Well, after lots of research, I found some amazing solar-powered options.
I found several sets of outdoor solar-powered lights and I like each of them for different reasons. All of these are the perfect brightness and offer a warm, cozy, and natural light.
- Spot Lights: These work well to light up a wall or the front door, or they could also be used under a tree.
- Ground Lights: Lighting up a path or sidewalk is a great use/application for these lights. In addition, I have them placed under a few smaller trees, but they don’t work as well for this.
- Deck / Railing Lights: I added these to the railing of my deck for some beautiful ambient light.
- Path Lights: These are the most traditional style of landscape lights. I love the design and brightness of these lights. *UPDATE* Those path lights are currently sold out. However, I did order THESE ones as well. I love them too. However, they are more expensive, but they are made from metal and glass, so maybe they will last longer.
Anything from Red House – My love for Red House started with their Tote Bag. I use it almost every day. It’s basically my male purse. My murse if you will. Now, I also have their Weekender, Ruck Sack, and a couple Pouches.
CAT TOYS and TREATS:
FriXion Erasable Pens – I’m very particular about my writing instruments. For my planner, I like using pen, but need the option to erase. These are by far my favorite pens. I like the way they write and in addition, they erase like a dream.
And that’s my list for now!
As I mentioned above, I’ll be sure to update this list when I have new things to add. If you don’t want to miss any updates, be sure to subscribe to the IBC Mailing List HERE. You can also find me on Instagram at @inspiredbycharm