In the Kitchen
Kitchen Aid Mixer
This is an absolutely amazing mixer. It makes mixing large batches of cookies, muffins, breads etc... a cinch. It is also extremely easy to clean! BONUS!
Ice Cream Maker
This ice cream maker is so amazing. It is super easy to use and makes ice cream in the blink of an eye. It came with various different recipes, many of which I have tried...but it is also super easy to throw in a few ingredients, turn it on...wait patiently for 10 minutes and you have delicious ice cream/frozen yogurt. Francis and I buy a container of yogurt, throw it in and we have delicious dessert in 10 minutes or less. I highly recommend it.
This is similar to the one I have, although it isn't exactly the same. I wasn't able to find it. All I can say is that this is a fabulous blender. It is very strong ands works well to blend up smoothies and soups as well as making flours with almonds or flax (for flax meal)!
I don't know how I lived without a silpat for so long. All I can say is that you will never ever know what you are missing until you use one. You will never have to grease a pan again. EVER!
Francis and I came across this coffee maker a couple of years ago at Canadian Tire. It was 50% off so we couldn't turn it down. It's great because you preset it, have it stay on for a certain amount of time before it turns off and you don't get that gross taste with the last bit of coffee! It's great when you have company over too (aka my family!).
In the Bathroom
Although these products are on the pricier side, they are more than incredible. I have very thick hair that tends to get quite frizzy. These products do not weigh my hair down and make it so subtle and soft! I converted last summer and will never look back ;) I use the oil treatment after I show and before I blow-dry. I also add a little bit after I have styled my hair to keep the flyways at bay. Works like a charm. The hairspray is also fantastic because it has a very light hold, isn't sticky and you can brush through it easily!
I am a HUGE Eminence fan...I use their products 95% of the time!
Really lovely, light scent. Doesn't foam up too much, which was hard to get used to...but it definitely does an amazing job cleansing your face. It isn't normal for our facial wash to foam up as we expect them to. The more natural the product, the less it will foam...just keep that in mind!
Favourite moisturizer I have ever tried. You mix it with water, which makes it go a lot further and makes it last longer! Win win! It also doesn't make you feel like you have a think moisturizer on your face, which is one of my pet peeves and one of the reasons I wasn't using moisturizer for quite some time (don't recommend this).
If I could recommend one Eminence product it would be this. I don't know what I would do without this product. It has a dry sand-like texture, which you add water to and rub onto your face. I like to use it almost every night...when I do I notice a HUGE difference when I wake up in the morning! Perfectly smooth and even skin!
Wonderful, cooling masque!
Really nice as a spot treatment. It actually has tomato seeds in it, which is really neat!
THE BEST SPOT TREATMENT I HAVE EVER USED!
Nike Dry-Fit tank top (can't find it online - bought it at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Victoria, BC)
These are the only pants I wear, which means my washer is going almost every.single.day. They are super thin and comfortable. Easy to wear in the winter as well as the summer! They have a pocket for your keys/I pod and a draw string! They are also more of a high rise, which I really like. I definitely prefer a higher rise for running!
Unfortunately I can't find the bra on their website. Probably because I have been wearing it since I was 16 years old...totally embarrassing confession...BUT how amazing is that? It is still in killer shape and I've had it for 8 years! That means it is an AMAZING product my friends.
I have been wearing Asics for a very long time (because they make an incredible shoe) but decided to switch to another shoe just to try it out. I am happy with the switch. They are super light and comfortable. It took awhile to adjust to wearing such a light shoe but after I was comfortable in them I am very happy with the switch!