Free Bonus: 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners

Explore by Category

  • Meat Thermometer
    Meat Thermometer

    We use this meat thermometer just about every time we cook any type of meat. It reads the temperature so quickly and accurately.

  • Our Favorite Waffle Iron

    This is the waffle iron we use to make our Ultimate Waffle Recipe.

  • Le Creuset – 5.5 Quart

    This is the pot we use for baking our Easy No Knead Artisan Bread. Le Creuset pots may seem super expensive, which they are, but they are worth every single penny!

  • Side Table

    This room started off with the blinds, but it was actually that side table that came next. I’d bought it for another room but ended up loving it in here. It gave guests a place to sit things and helped to break up that long wall.

  • Sound Machine

    See that little grey dome on the table? Every single one of us have a Dohm sound machine in our rooms as it drowns out those crazy 4 am birds. We thought our guests might sleep better in a strange place with a little white noise too.

  • Emerie Lane Letter Board with taco quote
    Wood Letter Board

    This wood letter board is also a new favorite. We see all the same letter boards everywhere and were super excited when we found this one from Emerie Lane! It’s so, so fun to leave little messages, quotes and even access to our guest wifi. You totally should snag one.

  • Woven Basket

    This woven basket was the perfect container for a potted plant.

  • guest bedroom reveal
    Side Table

    I love having a side table for guests to set things on while in bed.

  • Hanging Macrame

    This hanging macrame is one of my favorite parts of the room!

  • White Plant Pots

    White plant pots for the hanging plants!

  • Hanging Plants

    I love the life that these hanging plants give this room!

  • Black Mirror

    Black Circular Mirror

  • Pendant Lights

    These pendant lights are so unique, we just love them in this room!

  • Painting

    This painting is so peaceful! I feel in love with it the minute I saw it. We couldn’t find the exact painting, but here is a similar style one.

  • Grey Throw

    This grey throw is just the contrast in color this room needs.

  • White Duvet

    I just love a white bed! It makes everything so bright and tidy!

  • Blue Pillow

    We couldn’t find this exact blue pillow anymore, but here is a similar one.

  • Pink Pillow

    Every bed needs a couple of good decorative pillows and I love these pink ones!

  • Grey Pillows

    Grey throw pillows for our guest bedroom!

  • Upholstered Bed

    We love this upholstered bed that is in our guest bedroom.

  • Black iron bed frame with grey bedding
    Black Iron Bed

    This is the bed we got for one of the bedroom in our basement.

  • Wok

    This is the wok that we use to make many of our Asian inspired dishes like this One Pan Simple Asian Shrimp Noodles.

  • Frosting Tip (Wilton 2D)

    I like to use this frosting tip to make beautiful flowers on top of my cupcakes like on these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream.

  • Espresso Powder for Baking

    When it comes to chocolate cake I’ve had to embrace that it does in fact make a difference. I bought this, Espresso Powder used for baking and I merely add a little to any liquid in chocolate baking and it enhances the chocolate flavor without adding any coffee flavor. I use it in these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting.

  • Melon Baller

    We use this melon baller to scoop out the insides of zucchinis for this yummy Cheesy Mexican Zucchini Boats.

  • Christmas Holly Sprinkles

    These Christmas Holly Sprinkles can be hard to track down in stores so we have been ordering them on Amazon the last few years.  We love to use them for sorts of Christmas goodies!

  • Potato Ricer

    We love to use this potato ricer to make the creamiest, best mashed potatoes ever!  Trust us on this one!

  • Stainless Steel Colander

    Put down the potato masher, the hand mixer, and the stand mixer!  This colander is what you need to make the best mashed potatoes!

  • HUGE Mixing Bowl

    We use this ginormous stainless steel mixing bowl for all sorts of things like our 5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix and 5 Minute Halloween Snack mix, but its essential for the best turkey ever…turkey in a bowl!!

  • Gravy Separator

    This is our secret weapon in creating the best gravy like this delicious turkey gravy from our Award Winning Instant Pot Turkey Breast.

  • Meat Chopper

    It is only a few dollars and worth every single penny!  It is what we use to make this delicious bolognese!!

  • Slow Cooker

    This is our preferred slow cooker.  It gets the job done perfectly every time!

  • Cast Iron Skillet

    A cast iron skillet is pretty much irreplaceable in the kitchen.  It just does something special!  We love it for so many things including all the veggies and meat on this easy Philly cheesesteak bread.  This is our favorite pan!

  • Cupcake and Muffin Pan

    This muffin pan is light versus dark metal and those crescent rolls brown incredibly fast, so it’s best to use a pan that won’t make that happen even faster. On top of that, it has ridges on top so any caramel overflow is easier to clean off.  And overflowing caramel happens with these delicious apple empty tomb rolls!

  • Small Pie Server

    Serve up a piece of this peanut butter Instant Pot cheesecake with this smaller pie server.  It is the perfect size!

  • Trivet for Instant Pot

    If your Instant Pot didn’t come with a trivet, this is the one we prefer. They come in so handy for making Instant Pot desserts like this peanut butter Instant Pot cheesecake with Oreo crust.

  • 7-Inch Springform Pan

    This is the springform pan we use to make this insanely good peanut butter Instant Pot cheesecake with Oreo crust.

    [caption id="attachment_39589" align="aligncenter" width="700"] It’s happening. Dessert recipes for the instant pot are amazing! This instant pot peanut butter cup cheesecake has an oreo crust as well so dig in![/caption]

  • Apple Peeler

    This apple peeler saves you loads of time peeling and coring apples for yummy apple desserts like these mini dutch apple cheesecakes!

  • 3-Compartment Storage Containers

    These 3-compartment storage containers are great for meals with yummy toppings like this Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles and Chicken!

  • Grill Pan

    We use this grill pan by Lodge to grill indoor like the yummy grilled chicken in our Thai peanut sauce noodles and chicken!

  • Blendtec

    Our blender of choice for all our smoothies!!

  • Canning Essentials Set

    When you can our 2-ingredient Instant Pot applesauce, we recommend having this canning essentials set!

  • Water Bath Canner

    If you want to can our 2-ingredient Instant Pot applesauce, you’ll want this water bath canner!!

  • Silpat Baking Mats

    We love these silpat baking mats!  Especially for these delicious nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies!

  • Cookie Scoop

    Finally a cookie scoop with a warranty since they seem to break so often!  We used them to make these beautiful cookies!

  • PB2

    We love this stuff!  It’s so good in yogurt (like this yogurt bowl), oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, waffles, I could go on and on…

  • Protein Powder – For Him

    This is Cade’s protein powder of choice!  He’s all about the chocolate!!

  • Protein Powder – For Her

    This is Carrian’s favorite protein powder.  She loves it in almost anything…smoothies, yogurt bowls, and especially in these protein oatmeal bites!

  • Le Creuset – Our Favorite Pot – 3.5 Quart

    Worth every penny! We use this pot for everything including our one pot breaded parmesan shrimp scampi pasta!

  • Food Saver

    We use this several times a week and reference it in almost every post.  You need this Food Saver!!

  • The Night Before Christmas

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    A time old classic, The Night Before Christmas absolutely has to be included for it’s magic in the reality of Santa, even for adults.

  • Shiplap Mirror

    We found our mirror at Hobby Lobby, but if you can’t find it there, here’s a similar one.

  • Bath Mats

    These bath mats are super simple, super soft, and so easy to clean!

  • Wooden Floating Shelves

    We found these spectacular wooden floating shelves at Hobby Lobby, but they haven’t been there the last few times I’ve checked.  Here’s a similar style…

  • Hand Towel Bar

    It seems silly to think long and hard about a hand towel bar, but we did!  And this is the one we finally went with!

  • Towel Bar

    Our towel bar!

  • Toilet Paper Holder

    Few things are as important as the toilet paper holder…haha!

  • Toilet

    This may seem silly, but one of the things I absolutely love about this toilet is how easy the bottom is to clean!  No crazy nooks and crannies…just clean and simple!

  • Shower Fixtures

    A good shower head and fixtures is critical! Am I right?!

  • Storage Baskets

    I’m obsessed with storage containers, which aren’t always the cutest.  We had fun finding cute and creative ways to use these storage baskets.

  • Bath Towels

    Bath towels need to be soft, but thick and durable. We are loving these!

  • Hand Towel

    Matching hand towel to the full towel set!

  • Apothecary Jars

    Aren’t these the cutest jars for holding all your bathroom essentials?!

  • Dining Room Table

    The place we bought our table doesn’t make this style anymore, but here is a very similar style that we love!

  • Dining Room Chairs

    The chairs we purchased are no longer available, but here is another option that is pretty much identical!

  • Dining Room Rug

    We love this rug!!

  • The Wild Christmas Reindeer

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    With beautiful illustrations and a fun, but important story about Teeka’s humorous attempts to control the rambunctious reindeer in time for their Christmas run, your children are sure to enjoy this Christmas story.

  • Christmas Day in the Morning

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Get ready to cry your eyes out in the best way possible while you listen to the inspired story about a boy who decides to give his Father the ultimate Christmas gift, one that he can’t hold, but will never let go of.

  • Snowmen at Christmas

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Oh how we love this book! Have you ever wondered what snowmen do at night? This author has and not only is the story adorable and fun for the family but the illustrations have hidden pictures for your kids to find!

  • The Tale of Three Trees

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    I am an easy crier but there’s just something so tender and true about the Tale of the Three Trees. Three trees all aspire to be something one day, but they never imagined they’d be chopped down and turned into mundane objects that end up the most precious in all the world because of the person who uses them.

  • The Nutcracker

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Clara is the beautiful little girl who goes on a wild and beautiful adventure with an unexpected hero. This classic ballet is quickly being forgotten, but not by our family. Every child should hear the story of the nutcracker.

  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    When bear decides not to hibernate so he can enjoy Christmas all the animals decide to help. Is he able to stay awake? Read to find out!

  • The Crippled Lamb

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Oh how we love this tender story about a little lamb who isn’t like the other lambs, he has a crippled leg. The shepherd has no choice but to leave him behind as they make their journey, but maybe there is something better in store for him. A great book to talk about differences and how we each have a purpose for being here.

  • Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    This is the true story of a little girl named, Virginia who wrote a letter to the paper asking if Santa Clause is real and the response is just beautiful!

  • The Biggest Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    One of my favorite Christmas books as a little girl was, The Biggest Most Beautiful Christmas Tree. It’s about a whole bunch of forest animals who try to make the best Christmas tree in order to let Santa know they live there so he will visit. It’s adorable and perfect for little kids.

  • The Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Jonathan, the best woodcarver in the valley, keeps to himself and never smiles or laughs. Then one day he has visitors, and the quiet request of one of them, a small boy, changes everything.

  • Room for a Little One

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Big Ox makes room for animal after animal in his warm stable, but the most important one that joins the group isn’t an animal at all.

  • Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    We LOVE this book that not only takes you through the nativity but also provides free downloads for ornaments and especially questions along with the story to really inspire the family discussion and allow teaching moments.

  • The Biggest, Best Snowman

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Little Nell lives with a bunch of BIG girls who are always telling her she’s too little to do anything. Until she proves that even the smallest person can do big, important things.

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Follow the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman kids, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming story involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. This book is longer so you’ll want to read it over a week’s time.

  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    Every year a town person gets to pick out the Christmas tree for the town. This year a father and daughter pick it out but then he is sent off to war and the little family struggles to have the things they need. This story is one that we read and then we place the angel on top of our tree. We talk about the significance of all angels, including what this one means to us from the story.

  • The Polar Express

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    This is one of those books that my mom read on Christmas Eve and I now read with our children. We love the magic and quiet, peaceful story that inspires hearts to always Believe. It’s perfect with a cup of hot cocoa too!

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Our Favorite Christmas Books

    A Dr Seuss classic, you can’t have Christmas without it!

  • BakerStone Pizza Oven

    We love pizza at our house, like a lot, but we are quickly becoming pizza snobs. We want the good stuff and after searching and searching for how to get the best pizza crust we finally settled on the idea of building a pizza oven. And then we saw the price tag, $1500-$10,000 oh haha, no thanks, just kidding.

    That started our long search for a cheaper but still awesome pizza oven and we finally settled on the BakerStone Pizza Oven. Yes, you need a grill with multiple burners and not just one burner, but it’s soooo worth it. Crisp crust, bubbly cheese and the best flavor around.

    And you’re going to want the pizza peel too. Don’t make our mistake and hurry off to find one on the day you’re making your first pizza.  Both products can be bought at the store but they are cheapest on Amazon and we are cheap like that.

  • Minnetonka Slippers for Women

    Cade here, I’m taking this one over for Carrian because you have to know, she is always freezing. I seriously need to find her a sweatshirt that says, “I’m so stinking cold!” because that’s a phrase she uses year round, yes even in the summer.

    I set out to find the best slippers to keep her toes warm over the last 13 years and I can tell you right now that her absolute favorite for comfort, warmth without being too warm, and durability are Minnetonka Cally Slippers. I even own my own pair of hardsole Minnetonka Men’s Slippers because I couldn’t help but feel jealous over how comfy she looked.

  • Minnetonka Slippers for Men

    I set out to find the best slippers to keep Carrian’s toes warm over the last 13 years and I can tell you right now that her absolute favorite for comfort, warmth without being too warm, and durability are Minnetonka Cally Slippers. I even own my own pair of hardsole Minnetonka Men’s Slippers because I couldn’t help but feel jealous over how comfy she looked.

  • Our Sweet Basil Kitchen Cookbook ohsweetbasil.com
    Our Sweet Basil Kitchen Cookbook

    Every kitchen needs “Our Sweet Basil Kitchen” in it!

  • Traeger Smoker

    Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t know the power and majesty of a Traeger? Let me tell you all about it. Better yet, I’ll pass it off to Cade who is unbelievably obsessed.

    Traeger is the ultimate Grill/smoker. It’s like the ultimate gift for your husband, or wife because hey, they can grill and smoke like nobody’s business. It’s so easy to use once you’ve read through and understand how to get started. The flavor is to die for and you can smoke anything from meats to baked goods. No. Joke.

  • World’s Best Dish Cloths

    I saved the most useful for last, haha. It’s just how things ended up, we didn’t actually put these in order. These are the World’s Best Dish Cloths and I would know considering who I live with. I’m rolling my eyes in a loving way.

    Cade cannot stand a weak and thin wash cloth, or one that doesn’t really absorb liquids, but he especially hates when it starts to stink. We finally found the best dish cloths ever and it’s actually a stinking good deal, a set of 6 for $13!

  • Spice Shelf Organizer

    Check out that mess!! Ugh, I was so tired of our spice shelf and digging through it every time I needed to cook dinner or make anything!

    I found this new lifesaver and will be redoing a few other cabinets as well. It’s called, Spicy Shelf and it allows the spices to face outward so not only it is neat and tidy in your cabinet but it’s also user friendly so you can easily grab and get your recipe finished up, allowing you even more time to read a book. HA! I mean get more chores and errands run because that’s the life of a mom.

  • Little Blue Truck

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    This Little Blue Truck book is one of our favorites. I love all of the subtle lessons in it and you better believe those are lessons that are just as important for the parents as it is for the kids.

  • Trains Go

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Trains Go and Diggers Go are all we have right now, but we will soon be getting all of the Steve Light Books because our little guy loves seeing the fun pictures of his favorite things and the sounds that go with them.

  • Diggers Go

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Trains Go and Diggers Go are all we have right now, but we will soon be getting all of the Steve Light Books because our little guy loves seeing the fun pictures of his favorite things and the sounds that go with them.

  • How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    This book is sweet and all about the things a Dinosaur shouldn’t be doing when it’s bedtime. The ending is the best part and we shower our little boy with so many kisses he giggles and giggles. How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? You’ll have to read to find out!

  • Planes, Cars, Trucks and Trains

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Planes, cars, trucks and trains is a great flap book with words, colors, shapes and all the moving things little boys love. Each page has multiple flaps to life and look for all sorts of things like hiding monkeys and starfish to keep your little one entertained.

  • The Whispering Rabbit

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    These sweet Whispering Rabbit book is all about a little bunny who is so very tired and when he yawns a little bee flies in and falls asleep in his throat. The rabbit asks all sorts of friends how to wake up the bee and finally figures it out and tucks himself in for a nap. It gently puts a busy toddler boy to sleep every time.

  • The Napping House

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    One of my all time favorite books as a kid, The Napping House is full of beautiful, dreamy pictures and a sweet story about Grandma’s house and everyone that’s taking a nap, until chaos hits. I love their response to being awoken and am changing my personal responses to when things go crazy at my house. But don’t worry, it’s a simple book kids love which is why it’s on The Best Books for a Toddler Boy list.

  • Duck on a Bike

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Ever seen a duck on a bike? Neither have these farm animals but their judgments against Duck quickly get turned around when a bunch of kids arrive and leave their bikes on the farm. I wonder what the animals will do…

  • How I Became a Pirate

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    A cute story about a little boy on the beach who becomes a pirate and his adventures. How I became a pirate is perfect for little guys!

  • I am a Bunny

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    When I was little I loved when my mom would read me all about this little bunny and the changing seasons. I am Bunny is an older Golden Book but it’s so sweet.

  • The Poky Little Puppy

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Don’t dig holes under fences or you wont get dessert! This pokey little puppy has such a sense of curiosity and can’t help but get out and explore, but the Poky Little Puppy never makes it home in time for his mother to get him in trouble and have him skip dessert so he always get’s his treat, until  one night…

  • Love You Forever

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    My all-time favorite book! When I was in kindergarten our class sang the song while our teacher read the Love you Forever book to our mothers for Mother’s Day. It has been my favorite ever since. Every little child goes through so much to grow up but in the end, we will love them forever and in return, they will love us too.

  • A Friend for Sam

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Oh how we love the Sam books! I can’t wait to buy more. A sweet little dog who has all kinds of innocent adventures. This book is all about Sam finding the perfect friend for her, but a friend for Sam ends up not being another animal at all.

  • Llama Llama Books

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Baby Llama wants a drink before bed, but Mama Llama is taking too long! This cute little book about mommy loving you even when she isn’t with you captures our toddler’s attention every time. Llama Llama books are sure to be a favorite.

  • Pajama Time

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    This cute little book about getting into bed and all the different pajamas the animals wear is such a fun way to talk about bedtime and sing a little song too! Pajama Time is under $6 too!

  • What’s Wrong, Little Pookie?

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Pookie is upset but he won’t tell his mom why. She has to guess at all the reasons and it gets pretty silly but the ending is one every mother can relate to.

  • The Pout Pout Fish

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    The pout pout fish spends his life with a frown until one fish changes everything.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    The repetition in this book is perfect for little ones that are normally go, go, go! Plus it teaches colors and animals! Brown Bear, Brown Bear is an easy to read book too!

  • I Love You So…

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    How much do you love me? Much, much more than you know… This darling book is all about a mother’s love. I love you so says perfectly what I feel each day.

  • A Dinosaur Goes to Church

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Our favorite book to haul to church is A Dinosaur Goes to Church. It can be hard to sit still and be reverent but this little dinosaur can do it!

  • Goodnight Moon

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best books for a toddler boy and I definitely have found them! These are all of the books for little boys you’ve been wanting!

    Everyone needs fun new books, but it’s the classics you should be sure to fill a child’s library with. This story is so sweet and simple which is perfect for a little toddler who’s about to go to bed and needs to say goodnight to everything, everyone and of course, Goodnight Moon too.

  • Pizza Peel

    You’re going to need a pizza peel when you get your new BakerStone pizza oven.

  • Bathroom Sink

    We are loving our new bathroom sink!

  • Elemis Cleanser

    This was the year I made Cade start washing his face and actually taking care of his skin and while he may not like to admit it, he will never go back.

    Elemis Cleanser is my all time favorite cleanser. It’s easy on your skin and leaves your face feeling moisturized, but never oily. It smells good, feels good and leaves your skin looking better and with a natural glow. We’ve been asked a lot about our skin care routine on instagram and I honestly think that this Elemis cleanser is what everyone is loving about our skin. It. Is. Amazing. And currently the only thing I’m willing to buy that isn’t from the grocery store. It’s totally worth it.

  • Beach vibe modern palm removable wall paper bedroom
    Rug

    A simple, chevron weave rug from our favorite place, RugsUsa.com breaks up the carpet and makes the room look a little more pulled together.

  • Beach vibe modern palm removable wall paper bedroom
    Lamp

    We are loving this pineapple lamp!

  • Beach vibe modern palm removable wall paper bedroom
    Duvet

    This duvet is so sophisticated and beautiful!

  • Beach vibe modern palm removable wall paper bedroom
    Pendant Lamp

    Loving this pendant light!

  • Hydro Flask

    We’ve now done Disney with and without our own water bottles and if you have a purse, bag or stroller with you this really is a must. Carry a hydro flask , that one is our favorite as it comes with the straw lid. I am not a fan of open mouth water bottles. This Hydro Flask will keep even your ice solid and water cold all day long. You’re going to want to stay hydrated and buying flimsy water bottles all over the park is just a hassle and gets expensive.

  • Stand, Alone If You Must, but Stand

    We asked Lana from Lana’s Shop to create an image for us that would represent standing, even if we have to do it alone and we came up with this image of a peony, standing amidst the dry, brittle weeds.

  • What's the best neck travel pillow for flights? The J Pillow! ohsweetbasil.com
    J Pillow

    Alright, the number one thing is the neck pillow and I will be honest, I’ve never googled something so much in all of my life. I think this J pillow is not perfection, I want one that goes on both sides of the head and snaps in front to keep it together, but until they make that, this is it.

  • Best travel blanket for flights? Cocoon Coolmax! ohsweetbasil.com
    Travel Blanket

    An overnight flight often supplies a blanket, but not always and they hardly cover you up. If you have a hard time sleeping on planes and get cold on flights like I do you for sure need a travel blanket. It gets stuffed in a travel bag all little, can hang off of a purse or strap and it’s quite large so it covered both Cade and I all the way up to our shoulders and our feet.

  • What are the best ear plugs that stay in your ears, Mack's! ohsweetbasil.com
    Ear Plugs

    You and I both know that there’s always someone who is noisy, snores or is always turning on their light or opening the window shade on a plane which can really interrupt sleep. Take it from us, a simple pair of ear plugs and a sleep mask that blocks out the light and allows you to blink so your eyes aren’t all squished (we want to mimic natural sleep as much as possible) is essential.

  • The best Eye Sleep Mask for overnight flights ohsweetbasil.com
    Sleep Mask

    The Blinks Contoured Sleep Mask is the best eye mask for sleeping on a plane. The cups allow you to blink your eyes and still block out of the light. It has an adjustable strap so you can loosen or tighten as needed.

  • What to bring on an overnight flight for people who can't sleep on planes ohsweetbasil.com
    Compression Socks

    Cade was uncomfortable and had aching feet when we landed in Venice, but I didn’t. I mean, I wasn’t comfortable but the Sox compression socks kept my feet from swelling and my legs from cramping up. I have since tried three more flights, 2 without them and one with them and again, the compression socks made a difference. I just quickly switched socks on the flight, took them off when we landed and it wasn’t a big deal at all.

  • Best External Charger for Phones

    Don’t forget the best portable power charger for phones, an Anker. We use ours all the time and it lasts forever. It keeps the most charge out of anything we’ve ever used and trust me, as bloggers who need to pop onto social media all the time, we know what we are talking about.

  • Instant Pot
    Instant Pot

    That’s right, we hopped on the Instant Pot train and have no intentions to get off. We had resisted for years, convinced that this was all hype and our slow cooker was good enough, but that’s bologna. This Instant Pot has changed our lives. We made the world’s most amazing Applesauce, Beef Stroganoff and more.

Free Email Series 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners