I spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday cleaning my house. This is not an exaggeration. The only time I didn’t spend cleaning was the hour I spent at Target being emotionally abused by my children. My house looks amazing today, but the whole cleaning bonanza had the unfortunately side effect of me being psychotic toward my kids about messes. “DO I SEE PUMPKIN MUFFIN CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR?” “WHY ARE THERE DROPS OF WATER ON THE TABLE?” “LEAVE YOUR SHOES OUTSIDE.”
I drew the line at forcing them to pee in the yard, but after installing a new toilet seat, I’m still considering it. Somehow, magically, neither boy pees on the seat. It Wasn’t Me pees on the seat a lot though, and he is on my last nerve. Once you unscrew an ancient screw that’s full of crystallized urine, you develop a new, deeper hatred for urine streams.
Anyway, all the cleaning — which included going through closets and cabinets and drawers and shelves — gave me a newfound appreciation for some of the things I like a lot lately. So here they are, in no particular order. Anything you can buy on Amazon is an affiliate link because I like getting $10 gift cards four times a year. I use them to buy dog food.
Davines Love Curl shampoo. It’s an Italian brand it smells so good. My hairdresser recently jumped ship from Aveda and her new salon uses Davines and I literally squeed at her about it and she was shocked I even knew about the brand. Obscure, but awesome. (Amazon, $24)
Sugarbooger lunch box. I ordered this for my older son and he said it was “for babies” so he traded it with his little brother for what I thought was actually a much more babyish lunch box, but whatever. It’s so cute and huge so it fits those plastic containers that hold a sandwich and two sides. (Amazon, $17)
These shoes. They were $24 when I got them. I bought them in black after I wore the brown ones all over Chicago. I walked for about 7 miles in them. Perfect little heel for tall girls. (6pm, $43)
Method fall soap. Why are fall soap lines out in July? I do not know. But I love this one. It smells like a hug from a freshly washed man. I got mine at Target. (Method, $4)
This nail polish. Which appears to be on sale. Essie’s Mint Candy Apple is such a cute summer shade. I think it wears well with basically everything ever. It’s bright without being neon. (Amazon, $6)