20 Favorite Things of 2020

Well, it's time for my annual "favorite things" post where I share my favorite items and / or habits from the previous year. Some of these items I've shared before and some are new to me this year! Here are my top 20 from 2020:

Beautycounter's new concealer -- I was always a Shape Tape fan, but once I switched to safer beauty, I still couldn't find a cleaner option that was as good as Shape Tape. Well this year, that changed. Our new concealer is just as amazing and I'm thrilled! Let me know if you need help with a color match. 

Lou & Grey sweatpants & sweatshirt. I've shared these many times before but honestly, I lived in them this last spring, fall and winter, so they deserve mentioning in case you're new here. I'm really not sure how to describe them other than they feel like actual butter and you'll need two pairs in case one is in the wash ;) I've never owned sweatpants until now (always just pjs or leggings) and I'm ALL IN. I got the sweatshirt for Christmas and it's just as dreamy. Size up if you want it more oversized!

Facial steamer -- I know I'm sharing a lot of beauty items, but what else was there to do when we were home most of the year?! I got this for Christmas and am already obsessed! I use it once a week and it helps open pores to prepare for masks and other serums/treatments and it's nice and warm so it's a wonderful, relaxing treat!

It's currently 20% off.

Olive & June nail polish -- the brush is curved so it avoids getting polish on your cuticles. It's so nice and such an easy-to-apply formula. I also love that it's 7 free, so it's a lot safer than others!

Walks around the lake with my friends -- we made this a couple times a week habit and it was amazing to get out, catch up and get Lincoln's energy out ;)

American Eagle leggings -- so soft, like butter!! I can run errands, do yoga and workout at home in them, but I'm not sure I'd work out at the gym (like running or elliptical) in them. Light work out, for sure!

Our living room artwork -- it really completed the room!

Podcasts!! Favorites include Made for This (faith), Journeywomen (faith), Scrubbing In (for fun), and a couple Bachelor ones ;) Ha! 

Essential oils, my new diffuser and our humidifier (which you can also diffuse oils in!)

These Madewell jeans-- so comfortable without needing to wash to shrink between every single wear. I would size down because there's slightly more stretch to these than other Madewell's I've tried. Love the distressed knee!

High frequency wand-- I have yet to even share this because I wanted to give it some time to see if it really worked. And it DOES! I've been experiencing some hormonal breakouts this year (that, plus maskne) and my facialist suggested this wand that oxygenates the blood which helps kill bacteria. I use it when I'm breaking out and it really helps with the inflammation. It also helps with fine lines and wrinkles, so yay!! 

Bible highlighters! They are sort of like really thin, smooth crayons and I love them! We had to use a color coding system for bible study and these came in handy. No bleeding!

The "midi" dress. I have two (both sold out) and I love them both so much. I can't wait to add a few more to my wardrobe this spring! Here are some favorites:

This clean deodorant-- it's the best I've tried! I love the smell of both the coconut and the clean rose. I smell fresh all day!

This J.Crew Factory Coat-- McCann got it for me for Christmas and I love it! I was so worried it was going to be itchy, but it's not at all. We got it 50% off, so it was under $100. This exact one is sold out, but this one is similar! Or you can find an almost identical version at the regular J.Crew store. It's 50% off, has a little more length to it and more detailing on the pockets!


Our new living room pillows from Danielle Oakey Shop. I love the muted color and warm tones it adds to the room. (I already had the blue ones!)

My new website! Rachel worked so hard on this design for me. This sparked some business ideas on my end and I'm SO excited about a big top secret project I'm going to be working on this year for you guys! More soon ;)

Beautiful tile! I had so many client design projects that implemented stunning tile and I can't wait to show you this year!

How could this even be a post about favorite things without mentioning my beloved garden?! It was definitely the highlight of 2020. I couldn't have done it without my favorite clippers (everywhere else is sold out of them!). One of my favorite things about my garden was my David Austin Garden Rose bush. This is the variety I have and they are delightful! They get really fragrant and blush pink with yellow centers on the bush, then when you cut them they turn white fairly quickly. They don't have a long vase life, but man I love them. 

This year my husband and I started Amazon wishlists and shared them with each other. The items are not all from Amazon, but we keep them so that anytime a holiday comes up, or we just want to do something special for the other person, we know some items they would like. It's made gifting such a breeze!

Okay, now you! What are a couple of your favorite things from the last year?!

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