1. Black Tulle Midi Skirt If you know me, you are probably shaking your head in disbelief because I'm so NOT a tulle skirt wearing person. But bare with me for a minute: the longer, midi length makes it dignified, it's an instant party outfit even when paired with a simple shirt and it's a timeless classic that I'll be able to wear for a long, long while. If you need something a little bit dressy and unexpected, go with a poof black skirt for the win.
2. Nordicware 12 cup Bundt Pan It's $11 bucks and it works just as well as the fancier, heavier versions sold by high end cookware stores. In fact, it's even made by the same company! Lightweight, pretty color options and the cake slides out like a dream. It's a keeper.
3. Ninja Blender I've gone most of my life without a blender and never even missed it. That was until a friend convinced me to get the Ninja and I haven't looked back. I've been sneaking in green veggies in my daughters smoothies and making cauliflower rice in it non stop every since. I can't wait to puree soups in it for fall.
4. Wood Slice This isn't entirely new as I've been obsessed with using these as chalkboards since 2013. You would think I would have grown old of it by now but they really do make the perfect signage and can be reused over and over again. I've used it for a hot cocoa bar display, dinner party menus, party decor and a 1st day of school sign. They also make great trivets and cheese trays.
5. Oh Crap Potty Training Ok childfree people, avert your eyes. Everyone else can proceed. While this book was magic, it really did help having a plan of attack before we tackled the great potty challenge of 2015. Potty training in general is for the birds but having a reference during the dark days was very helpful. I really appreciated how the author made it clear it wouldn't be overnight and that chilling out was the key to success. Up until then I had heard so many stories of parents snapping their fingers to a potty trained child that having a voice of reason was hugely helpful.
6. White Gelly Roll Pen I'm pretty sure I have tried every white ink pen in the history of creation and I keep coming back to this one. It writes beautifully, is opaque and is reasonably priced. Save yourself the money and just stick with this one for all your dark envelope addressing needs. (It also writes pretty well against black paint if you want to create something permanent on a wood slice!)
So there you have it. My must haves for fall. What about you? Any loves you want to share?