One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What are some of your favorite home items?” A lot of you that have followed me through the years are now finding yourself decorating your own space and in need of some inspiration so I’ve finally decided to answer the question. These five items are literally my favorite gadgets or items in my home, and I think you’ll enjoy them too!


The Roomba Vacuum (aka “Casita”)

I just received this pretty lady as a Christmas gift from my husband, and yes… I refer to it as a her & her name is Casita. It has seriously come in handy when I need to scold her for eating up my phone charger *note to self...pick up your things before she runs*, but regardless, I’m in love with this thing. Is it a bit of a luxury? You bet, but it is definitely a luxury worth splurging on. We have the 650 edition and it is absolutely perfect for our one story house. If you’re like me and can’t stand having to sweep or vacuum every day, you need one for sure!

Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Cobalt Firm Mattress

I have to say… I never fully understood the importance of a great mattress until we upgraded last month. This thing has changed my life and it isn’t on the absolute higher end of mattresses either. I am able to track my sleep patterns with my Fitbit, and I have gone from tossing and turning throughout the night to literally not moving. No seriously… I’m surprised I’ve woken up because that sleep pattern detector straight up flat lines. If that isn’t a must have… I don’t know what is!


Barefoot Dreams Leopard Throw

This is a big one, and I can’t post it on Instagram without getting at least one question about where I got it from. The infamous leopard blanket. Now the price of this blanket is outrageous, but if you’re like me and you’re a one blanket for years kind of girl, this one is for you. I received it as a wedding gift after years of pining for it, and I ended up gifting it to my best friend a year ago as well. Not only is it extremely soft, but I love how long it is because I can rarely find blankets that completely cover my 5’8” self from toe to chin! It is excellent quality and comes in more colors if leopard isn’t your thing!


The Amazon Echo

Now I know what you’re thinking… “Alexa.. You only like this thing because its name is Alexa!” As flattered as I was that my name was finally becoming popular, I didn’t really understand the use of this gadget until I heard my boss mention his at work. I’d always thought about how it would be neat to have one, but I kind of saw it as useless. It wasn’t until I found out it could take down grocery list items and store them in an app that I was hooked. I cannot tell you how many times I would finish a grocery shopping trip to come home & find out my husband forgot to inform me that we were out of toothpaste… *palm to forehead* Now all I have to do is check my Alexa app and see anything that he’s added to my shopping list and not only am I fully prepared with a list in hand, but we aren’t left toothpaste-less ;) 

PS -- Wanna win your very own Amazon Echo?! Check out the giveaway I'm doing on my Instagram from now until February 16th! 

Cuisinart Cordless Wine Opener

Again… I know I have so many luxury items on this list, but come on… they do make things a little easier! This thing is amazing! Now don’t get me wrong, I did feel like a total super woman the first time I popped out my first wine cork with the older school wine opener I acquired from my mom’s belongings when she passed, but this thing is a lifesaver. Not only does it take care of that cork for you, but it also comes with a nice stand for your countertop & a little cutter gadget to get that aluminum covering off the top. It may not be something you need right away, but it definitely adds a little fanciness to that glass of wine you just had to have on Wednesday night after work… ;)

So now that I’ve spilled my home must haves secrets with you, you have to share yours! Tell me down in the comments what you can’t live without in your home & don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter! You’ll never miss a post!