In general, consumerism bothers me and I think most people buy too many things. That being said, every once in a while, I find the Perfect Item which makes my life better. The best ones are things that will last a long time without needing to be replaced. Here’s a few favorites:
L.L. Bean Pima Cotton T-shirts. So soft. So comfy. Durable, easy to wash, comfortable, and basic. I own a bunch of these things, in short-sleeve and mock turtleneck.
George Foreman Grill. Hooray for indoor grilling! I make salmon burgers, chicken breasts, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie kabobs…
The Brother 1950-PT Labelmaker. I never knew I wanted a labelmaker until I had one. It’s great for labeling file folders. Professional-looking labels make me use filing systems correctly (instead of piling papers in a drawer).
Crayola markers. Since childhood, the best way to put smooth color on a page. And they last longer than any other brand. Ooh! I just discovered they have a Multicultural marker set. I must buy those. They’re perfect for the Tom Tierney coloring books. I’m currently enjoying Byzantine fashion and Spanish/Moorish medieval costuming.
The Sonicare toothbrush. It really works. My teeth feel wonderfully clean.
Bath & Body Works Temptations. I like any sort of yummy-smelling bath stuff. But these are CHOCOLATE. And candy cane, and cinnamon bun… They smell terrific too.
Tilley hats! Specifically the LTM6 Airflo. Mine is natural, and Shannon’s is khaki. Great for a lightweight hat to keep the sun out of my eyes.