Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Essentials

My Top Four Essential Items

You can read about my attachment/obsession with my pillow here.

I have been using this original brand of Chapstick for the better part of 15 years. There was a time that I switched over to Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, but I returned to my first love. I have been putting Chapstick on my lips every night for at least the past 15 years. Now, you will find me applying and reapplying countless times throughout the day.

I have been using this Neutrogena Hand Cream since my college days. In the winter, my hands become extremely dry and the ordinary lotion just doesn't cut it. This stuff is the best and it is always worth my $3.76 every winter.

Body Pillow
While pregnant with Joshua and Abby Kate, I was quite miserable to say the least. I could never get comfortable. The babies would always become so active when it was time for me to go to sleep. They would also "fight" over their territory in my belly. Joshua was on my left side right under my ribs and Abby Kate was on my right side. She pretty much dominated the space. She was also the one that got in the biggest kicks when I would lie down on my right side (and it didn't help that Joshua would end up right on top of her either). I was desperate, so Jason and I headed out to Babies R Us and bought the belly pillow pictured above. It was great and I still use the thing. In fact, I can't sleep without it!


Stacy said...

I love that cream too! My dad used to use that for his cracked hands when I was little, so when my hands started getting put through the ringer I started using it! Love it!

Elizabeth Witt Walters said...

How weird, I am obsessed with my pillows too! I had a body pillow for 10 YEARS until my dog finally destroyed it. I have not found another one that is "broken in" enough for me. I stole one of my husbands pillows that he's had for years and use that! I take my pillows with me everywhere.

Jamey said...

I want one of those body pillows!

Alisha said...

So funny! I need to start using my lotion like that again. My hands are so dry!

Jason said...

So two of your four "essential items" are pillows? That's crazy. And hilarious. You and the pillows...

I think my essential items would be (in no particular order):
My iPod
My ESV Journaling Bible
Mountain Dew
Fantasy Baseball

kyllie said...

I'm a chapstick addict too! I have like 3 tubes of it in my purse! And I'm so looking forward to using my body pillow again, Jeremy kicked it out of bed after I had Sara, hahaha!