Just Pretend I’m Oprah

by Katie on December 13, 2012

You know who I miss?


You know what I miss most about Oprah?

Her Favorite Things episode.

Every November I would get so excited to watch it. Basically arranging my schedule how ever I could so I would be able to watch it live. I would dream of being an audience member on the show and how I would probably be one of the people jumping up and down and screaming at every new item she revealed  To say I was a hardcore Favorite Things fan would be putting it pretty mildly. The whole show was just pure magic to me.

Anyways, I miss the Favorite Things show so much that I thought I would try to bring back a little Oprah into your life by presenting you with my Favorite Things. Before you start screaming and jumping around, know that unlike Oprah, I do not have 500 billion dollars so you will have to buy all of these things with your own cash money, OK?  Now that we have that little disclaimer out-of-the-way we can get started!

(In my best Oprah voice) Presenting Katie’s Favorite Things of 2012!

 Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans


 These jeans are amazing and so comfortable! To put it in perspective, when I am at home you can pretty much be sure that you will find me in a pair of yoga pants. These pants are so comfortable that  I might even choose to wear these over yoga pants. You heard me right. These pants are > or = yoga pants!!! The only downfall is that you will probably have to go up a size. I was all depressed thinking that I should be a size smaller than I was but felt much better after 2 other people told me they had to size up as well.

Liz Lange for Target Maternity Cami


I have a super long torso and have the hardest time finding a cami that is long enough to wear underneath shirts. When I was pregnant for the 1st time I ran across these Liz Lange (at Target) Maternity camis and have never looked back.  I love that even when I am not pregnant these camis fit perfectly ( they have a lot of stretch to fit your belly if you are pregnant) and are so comfortable. I have no shame in wearing something that is maternity even if I am not pregnant. If it works it works.

Fisher Price Little People Toys


Little People toys are my favorite toys for both of my kids. I love that Drake (3) and Charlie (9 months) can safely play with these toys together. Charlie mostly chews on them while Drake makes them talk and develops all sorts of crazy situations that they get themselves into when he plays with them. I also really like that they encourage imaginative play.

The Good Nite Light


If you have a child who takes it upon themselves to decide when it is time to get up in the morning you NEED this product. You set the built-in clock with what time you want you child to go to bed (we have ours go on at 7:00 pm as a cue that bedtime is getting close) and the moon appears at that time. Decide what time you want your kids to get up (our is set for 7:00 am) for the day.  The best part? It works!!! Drake stays in his room until the sun comes up leaving us with a well rested kid and a happy momma!

 Shutterfly Personalized Calendars




In January I ran across a coupon code for a free calendar from Shutterfly. There is nothing better than free so I got started creating my own calendar. I used pictures from the previous year, so for example, on my January 2012 page I used pictures from January 2011. I can’t tell you how much fun it has been to see how many changes have taken place over a year. I can’t wait to get started on my 2013 calendar!

Target Debit Card



I love Target. I also love that Target has its own debit card. We try to stay away from store credit cards and so you can imagine my excitement when last spring I caught wind that Target had a debit card that works just like your bank debit card but with the added bonus of 5% off your purchase! 5% does not sound like a lot but let me tell you it adds up fast. I am embarrassed to even tell you how much we have saved this year just by using this card (it is printed on the bottom of every receipt). I love saving money and I love Target so when the 2 combined it equaled a happy Target marriage for me.

So that wraps up my Favorite Things of 2012. I hoped to feature about 10 items but seeing as it has literally taken me a week to write this post, I think I better wrap it up before Christmas is over!

Disclaimer-None of these companies have any idea who I am. I have worked with Shutterfly in the past but they don’t know I’m writing this post. However, if any of the companies featured love that I wrote about them they should contact me and give me free stuff.

Just joking.

No, really email me!! 🙂

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bekah Riker December 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You are so cute!!! My girls love their fisher price little people toy barn.


2 Angela Squires December 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I wore those Target camis when I was pregnant but never thought about them working for not-pregnant. I’ve been buying mine from Buckle. They have “long and lean” ones, but even the regular ones are long. That’s a cool nightlight! I didn’t know there was such a thing! Thanks for sharing your favorite things!


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