Thursday, November 26, 2015

Modern Jane's Favourite Things.

Remember when Oprah used to do her favourite things show? I didn't follow her show religiously but I never missed that episode. So much fun and excitement! I decided there is no reason why I can't do my own favourite things list. I'm calling it Modern Jane's favourite things. Clever, right?

It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I sat down and made a list of the some of the things that have recently made life a little bit sweeter. I can sometimes be a bit of a salesperson when I find something I love. I think that everyone I know should have it too. I don't mean to be pushy about it, I just want to spread the joy!

I narrowed it down to seven things. I apologize ahead of time for my descriptions below being long winded but I feel like I have to explain why I like these  particular things so much.. and convince you why you should love them too :)

Clockwise, from top left.

Initial Pendant
I wear this necklace all the time. It was a gift from my girlfriends on my wedding day. The initial is an S so that I always have Stephane close to my heart. It's quite special to me.

Shellac Manicure
I always promise to do this more for myself and never follow through, There is nothing better than a fresh shellac manicure from Mint Spa. They last almost two weeks! I seriously love them. My favourite colour is a combination of Cake Pop and Romantique by CND Shellac. It's the perfect neutral.

Mindy Kaling's books
There were some mixed reviews about these books but I really liked the first one and loved the second. She cracks me up. I tend to choose heavier subjects and these were refreshing breaks in the last couple of months. I especially loved the chapter in her second book aimed at young girls.

I've talked about these before on the blog and for good reason. I swear they are more comfortable each time I wear them.. which is all the time. Steph has them too and it took him some time to warm up to them but now I feel like they may have become part of him. Speaking of which.. I often get comments from women who say: "I love your boots! My husband has the same ones!" I then walk away cursing them for making me question if perhaps they are maybe boys boots. Until I see other (cool) women wearing them and we agree.. Blundstones for life.

Sage Peel Gel
This is a new discovery for me. I used the same face wash for years and recently decided to try something new (manly because I learned that the micro beads in the product were killing all the fishies!). I always falsely believed that unless my skin felt squeaky clean, it wasn't. Moving to a new milk cleanser was a challenge. I really liked it but I felt like I needed something to slough off all the dead skin. I tried the Sage Gel Peel and was hooked after the first try. I use it once a week and it makes my skin feel incredible.

Foxhound Collection Candles
I wasn't always a candle burner. I'm actually very fussy about them. I don't particularly like things that smell like baking or candy. These candles have such a natural smell and best of all great packaging. I'm such a sucker for good packaging. I'll need more of them before long.

Everyone needs a Nespresso! Ok, maybe not but it's just so awesome. Steph and I like to call it the greatest purchase of 2014. We both prefer cappuccinos and the machine and frother make a perfect cup. I actually look forward to getting up in the morning because I get to have coffee. For real. It's not a perfect set up since you have to order your pods online, not to mention the waste, but we love it.

There you have it! I little list of some of my favourite things. I've been busy with my report cards this week and anxious to finish up so I can start decorating. I hope to share some photos of our home decorated for the holidays next week, as well as a couple of gift guides for Christmas shopping.

What are some of your favourite things? Have you started to decorate?


  1. Love your list! Those Mindy Kaling books are on my Christmas list. I have heard such great things.

  2. I have a very similar initial pendant and then went and had custom skinny dog tags made with my childrens' names! I need to try out those candles - how I love candles!

  3. We call them "blundy's" in Oz and they are a farm staple - so very comfortable. RM Williams do a dressier version that are quite beautiful x


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