NEW THIS YEAR
Seven Dry Shampoo
I have tried a dozen dry shampoos at this point, trying to find one that doesn't leave my hair white and my scalp itchy. Seven's Dry Shampoo is expensive, but it is so much better than all the others I have tried it's in a league all by itself.
FAVORITE THINGS FROM PAST YEARS THAT ARE STILL MY FAVORITE THINGS
Vivo Barefoot Shoes for kids over 5
The shoes Anders wore after he was 5, again the focus is on healthy food and body development
Shoes that don't harm developing feet, the only shoes Anders wore until he was 5
Dress Up Shoes for Boys
Western Chief Firechief 2 Rain Pull-On Boot
Children should never wear clothing that would hinder their body's natural movement. Many of today's jeans prevent proper bending and sitting and encourage slouching, for example.
Kids Sun Hat
World History Time Line
Evolution and Classification of Life Poster
Because beauty is objective
Everything on my top 9 reading recommendations list
and all the five star books on my bibliography page
All the Books in Red on this List
Nourishing Our Children
Our Daily Bread
The Future of Food
The Business of Being Born
Terry Jones documentaries
Babies (the documentary)
March of the Penguins
More Than Honey
The Wedge that has helped to change how my body bends
and the book
Vivo Barefoot Shoes
I still love Vibram five fingers, but I like these better because they are easier to put on and I get to wear socks.
MSM Shampoo and Conditioner
Over the last five years I have switched natural shampoo and conditioner pretty much every other month, going through many brands searching for one that would meet my needs to soft, shiny, hair and toxin free ingredients. This is the first one I have tried that I would recommend to other people.
We are animals, not plants. Why would we rub plant oils on our bodies when we need moisturizer? Best lotion/chapstick I have ever used, no contest.
Blinc Mascara I tried over a dozen mascaras looking for one that would not leave shadows under my eyes. This is the only one I have ever found that does not.
The Wet Brush
A post-shower revolution!
Fashion Academy Personal Colour Consultant
A handy little book about the size of a checkbook that has your best colors in it. (Beauty is objective. There are colors that maximize your attractiveness potential and colors that kill your attractiveness potential. The more attractive you are, the more likely you are to get what you want in any situation. Maximizing your attractiveness potential is not a superficial thing to attend to!) I have one of these books for me, my husband, and my son. I keep them in my purse when I go clothes shopping.
Carolyn did our colors in seconds using pictures of us on Facebook. I sent her a check in the mail, and she mailed me our booklets.
firstname.lastname@example.org and send her a check
Williams-Sonoma Veggie Chopper
The kitchen tool I use more than any other, chop onions without killing your eyes!
Williams-Sonoma Nutmeg Grinder
Easy fresh ground nutmeg
Pure Beeswax Candles
Navarro Vineyards Pinot Noir Grape Juice
Roederer Estate Rose Sparkling Wine and especially their L'Hermitage Rose
Honey Patties (for stockings!)
Maple Candy (for stockings!)
The Apple Farm's French Plum Chutney
SeaSnax Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack Grab and Go, Toasty Onion
One Degree Organic Foods Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour
Any of the classes offered at Culture Club 101
Any of the classes offered at North House Folk School
The Sunrise Alarm Clock
I loved this thing back in the days when I woke up by non-child alarm clock and lived in a city where I was deprived of the darkness and light that regulates my sleeping at our farm in Nicaragua.
Firefly & Serenity
Into the Wild
The Iron Giant
The Lego Movie
ANYTHING THEY SELL AT
AbundantEarth.com: I have never found any other company to be as knowledgable as these two about things like air and water purifiers, mattresses, and other home goods. A person answers the phone and will tell you the whys on all of their products. I highly value customer service like theirs!
TShirtHell.com (for those of you with a politically incorrect sense of humor)