twenty-five favourites

Step aside Oprah, I have a list too and it’s fit for a princess!

Meghan’s favourite 2017!

  1. Cashmere Hoodie – Everlane (splurge):
    Because I am always cold. Plus it’s pink!
  2. Full-On Luxtreme Tights – Lululemon:
    Because I plan to do a spring marathon and need more winter tights.
  3. Necklace – Catbird:
    Because it’s Catbird and it’s pretty.
  4. Pajama Pants – J.Crew:
    Because I need something warm to throw on when I come in from running.
  5. Watercolors – Sakura 24-Colors:
    Because of #24 on my forty before forty: “
    Buy watercolours. Watercolour.”
  6.  Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days:
    Because I have no clue how to watercolour.
  7. Online Photography Class – Minimalist Baker:
    Because I plan to spend more time with my camera and need inspiration and a guiding hand.
  8. Run Fast Eat Slow – Cookbook:
    Because I want to run fast and eat slow.
  9. iPhone Case – Apple:
    Because Erin Mac has one and now I want one too.
  10. Pre-Fold Coffee Filters – Chemex:
    Because I ran out and the grocery store cone filters suck.
  11. Satsuma Shower Gel – The Body Shop:
    Because Satsuma reminds me of the 1990s and that’s not a bad thing.
  12. Wicked Good Slippers – L.L. Bean:
    See #4
  13. 1/4-Zip Fleece – Patagonia:
    Because it’s the best feel-good, fits well, casual but not frumpy fleece.
  14. Earbuds – JBL:
    Because I’ve been running with broken earbuds for 8 months.
  15. Wireless remote control – Nikon:
    See #7
  16. Wireless Mobile Adapter – Nikon:
    See #7
  17. Capri Blue Candle – Anthropologie:
    Because I’ve been told this is what makes all of the Anthropologies stores smell so good.
  18. Cute hat – Oiselle:
    Because I like Oiselle and I like this toque!
  19. Dream Cream – Lush:
    Because it lives up to its name.
  20. Sea Spray – Lush:
    Because the ocean can never be close enough.
  21. Cosmetic Bag – Rifle Paper Co.:
    Because I’m dreaming of great travelling adventures in 2018.
  22. Dry Shampoo – Living Proof:
    Because I’m a girl who washes my hair every third day.
  23. Mirror – Ikea:
    Because I have no idea what I look like from the waist down (we don’t have a great full-length mirror in the house).
  24. Potato Ricer – OXO Good Grips:
    Because I hate poorly mashed, mashed potatoes.
  25. Running Socks – Smartwool:
    Because I ruined a half-dozen pairs of running socks this year + Santa always gives socks in stockings, right?

What about you? Tell me what’s on your list!

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here’s the last list I made, way back in 2014 with a small update in 2016.

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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We’re spending Christmas with Mike’s parents and one of my first bonding moments with his mom is playing Monopoly… Lets just say it ended with them teaming up and me walking away yelling ‘mommy’s boy’. Tis the season! Game on.

Have a great weekend rockin’ around the Christmas tree! Love to all.

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Family illustration by Jessica Morgan

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like me

Gift ideas for a girl like me… a mixuture of home sense, sports, comfort and style… I’ve got you covered!

15 things i found & pinned to the want boardwish-list

  1. THE FUTURE IS FEMALE : lets keep fighting the fight (25% of t-shirt sale proceeds donated to Planned Parenthood)
  2. And speaking of women, this book is on my wish list : In The Company of Women
  3. Also a good page turner that I need to read for the book club I just joined
  4. A new ski jacket : my current jacket is old – perhaps a new one will make me a better skier?
  5. L.L.Bean’s Wicked Good Slippers : i can’t get over my slipper bootie crush
  6. smart phone vase : how awesome would this be in a guest room? I don’t have a guest room but still…
  7. Or maybe a Heath Ceramics Multi-Stem vase : beautiful colours and simple designs
  8. Cactus Coasters : i don’t think I need to justify why this is amazing
  9. A comfy but stylish turtle neck sweater : because i am always cold and i am no longer planning to move to California for at least 4 more years
  10. A photogenic rack : because I like to take pictures of cookies
  11. Sage Aromagem diffuser : because i want to jump on the bandwagon that smells good
  12. A really nice throw like one of these from Caroline Z Hurley
  13. Running mitts : really warm running mitts (not gloves)
  14. Adorable ballet flats + great packaging + great colours = approve
  15. Calvin Klien Body Modern Cotton Fitted Sheet : sleeping on bedsheets that are as comfy as CK underwear sounds like a great idea!

Let me know what’s on your list!

Check out my updated favourite things lists
Check out my stocking stuffer ideas

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a few (more) of my favourite things

In 2014 I made a 50 under 50  favourite things list… it was epic and in my opinion, it still holds up:

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So this year I am back with more things I love which may or may not be more than $50

10 more things I love, but they ain’t cheap fav-things-r

  1. Hello Anna: I love my bottle opener. Amanda gifted her to me years ago and she’s never failed! Easy to use and fancy enough to keep on display so you never need to go rummaging through your gadget drawer in a moment of panic.
  2. And Speaking of wine, we are sharing a Case of Compassion from Feed Nova Scotia with Mike’s parents for the holiday festivities. Drinking for a good cause sounds like a great idea!
  3. I loved my SPIbelt… I miss my SPIbelt. I lost it on my travels and replaced it with another brand which is not as great. It was an awesome companion on long runs, carrying my phone, gummies, etc. and fit so nicely that I never felt it bouncing or moving.
  4. Cusinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor: I have had this for 10 years and it has survived many pestos and baby food creations – it’s small but mighty and I give it a big thumbs up.
  5. Booties: I just got these Clarks Taylor Shine Somerset Chelsea Boots on sale but I also love the Sam Edelman Petty in black. I think I need both.
  6. Tivoli Audio Model One radio: Another item from our 10-year club but still sounding strong – it’s pretty basic, and you can get more bells and whistles but it works well and plays daily in the kitchen.
  7. Mac Mini: We got a Mini four years ago when we ditched the cable. Although an Apple TV works great for Netflix, I love the Mini because it holds all of our movies and it links to our other devices. We keep it under the TV and it can take CDs, DVDs and USBs…etc. easily. There are times in life when you need a YouTube dance party, and the Mini delivers.
  8. Longchamp Large Tote Bag Le Pilage: The bag that can hold many (many) things but always make you feel classy. I love mine for traveling and think it’s a great alternative to a diaper bag if you are in need of a diaper bag.
  9. Le Creuset 4.2L Round French Oven: Le Creuset is amazing for cooking but even more amazing to clean. You can burn a full pot of soup in there and it will all just wash away in a jiffy. I love this size for making sauces and soups and especially risotto.
  10. Gym membership at Cyclone Group Fitness: I will be the first to tell you I don’t go as often as I’d like but when I do, I love it! Group fitness classes are a treat – especially when I spend so much time running alone. Find a gym that makes you happy – I like barre / TRX and spin which is why this place works for me!

Check out the original favourite things list to find links to all the items shown above
Check out my stocking stuffer ideas
And up next, my wish list! 

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stuff to stuff a stocking

10 awesome stocking stuffer ideas for ladies like me:
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  • A. Mountains of chocolate : because despite my disappointment with the new design, it will always be my favourite
  • B. A great winter tea : for cozy evenings binging on The Crown (or at least that’s my plan)
  • C. Good reads : a magazine rolled up is always a treat to read during the holidays
  • D. Fancy salts for cooking : I am stealing this idea from friends who gave each other fancy salts for an anniversary gift
  • E. Dream Cream : I love LUSH and this reminds me of my mom
  • F./G. Smartwool socks : for whatever you like to do – I love the tall ones for skiing and the micros for running
  • H. A fancy holiday candle : because the smell of balsam brings me so much joy
  • I. Saje Aromacar : because you deserve to drive in peace and have a car that smells good
  • J. Something sparklysomething sentimental and affordable! 
  • K. Fun festive affordable undies : because these are the ones my friends and I are digging

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