Top 10 Things You Shouldn’t Live Without

I seriously can’t travel without these Native shoesthese Marley Head headphones, and this Lush dry shampoo as well as a few other things I mention in my Top 10 post from last week. Here are the other 10 things I can’t live without (in no particular order):

  1. Yoga Pants: There is a 30 second window between when I get home from work and when I change into a pair of yoga pants. I have more pairs than I should, but my two favorites are these white Lululemon pants and a pair of yoga pants I received from work as a gift. I love Lululemon pants and the cost is totally worth it for the quality you are getting (I’ve had 2 pairs for 6 years and they are still going strong). My tip for shopping at Lulu is to only buy their pants made out of Nulu or Luxtreme fabric. I have found the other (thicker) fabrics don’t hold up as well after multiple washes.


  2. McDonald’s Coffee: I am full-on addicted to McDonald’s coffee. I’m actually drinking a medium cup as I write this. I blame my addiction on my friend Salim at work who generously added me to his morning McDonald’s coffee delivery group. Because of Salim’s generosity, I now stop at McDonald’s every morning. The store bought McDonald’s coffee just isn’t the same and I have come to accept my addiction with no shame.McDonald's Coffee
  3. Burt’s Bees Lipgloss: I am one of those people that has to have chapstick and lip gloss with me at all times. I’ve tried so many lip glosses, but I prefer to stick with ones I can pick up at the grocery store so I don’t have to go to the mall. Burt’s Bees fits the bill and is relatively affordable. I prefer to use their Moisturizing Shine On gloss in Blush  for work since it is a neutral color and lasts forever.Burts Bees Lipgloss
  4. My Wet Hair Brush: I shouldn’t say I can’t live without this hair brush because I am currently living without it. I need a new one and no local stores in Vancouver sell them and Amazon Canada doesn’t either. But if I lived in the states I would race to buy it at Target. I love this combo brush kit that comes with a kids brush.  This is one of the only brushes Charlie will tolerate (and by tolerate I mean not cry physical tears but will still scream bloody murder).Wild Hair Brush
  5. My Keychain Wallet: I recently upgraded my keychain wallet from a Vera Bradley wallet to this Louis Vuitton Key Pouch. In terms of everyday use, this keychain wallet is probably the most important thing I own. I am a very forgetful person with certain things and having my keys and wallet together is one less thing I will forget. I also don’t like taking a purse with me everywhere I go, so this is great for when I need to quickly run into a store. The Louis Vuitton pouch is pricey at $205 USD but the quality is amazing and now I can say I own a Louis (even if it was the smallest thing in the store).
  6. My Lululemon Backpack: I’m a mom with two young kids who loves to hike. I also love Lululemon as you are probably noticing. So combine all of those things and you get this Lululemon Backpack. I recently retired the kids diaper bag and went cold turkey to this beautiful bag. With two young kids it’s so much more comfortable having a backpack instead of wearing a big bag with a strap. The price is pretty good for Lulu – only $118 USD (and if you live in Canada it’s on sale for $90 CAD!).Lululemon Backpack
  7. Red Wine: Everyone that knows me knows I love my red wine. I actually don’t care for expensive wines as they typically give me a hangover. Matt and I usually stick with Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon by Robert Mondavi because it’s affordable and doesn’t give me a wine hangover. I also can’t live without this portable wine cup. With two young kids I have not poured myself a glass of wine into an actual wine glass in years. It’s only stemless in our house. This cup has a lid (bonus!) and keeps your wine at the right temperature. We also like to combine a glass of wine with our nightly walk so this is the perfect cup to stroll around the block with.


  8. Netflix: I don’t need to say much here. But I recently found out my friend Jessica doesn’t have Netflix and I am wondering how she is actually living as a human being. Netflix is killing it with their series shows they keep rolling out. Well done Netflix, I’m hooked.Netflix
  9. Tacos: One of my favorite things about my husband is that he loves tacos just as much as I do. You aren’t living if you haven’t tried Chicken Ranch Tacos. We make them like typical tacos, but substitute the beef with 3 chicken breasts cooked with 1 package of taco seasoning mixed with 1 package of ranch dressing mix. Then substitute salsa with ranch dressing and you will be in heaven!tacos
  10. Body Cream Before Bed: I have always used some sort of lavender lotion for myself and for my kids before bed. For the kids I use Aveeno’s but for myself I use Lush’s Sleepy Body Cream. It’s a good price and smells amazing. If you have anything you can’t live without I’d love to hear about it!

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