They look like walnuts, but they're actually two yummy shortbread cookies that sandwich a heavenly goo of carmel and walnuts. I'm not sure why each cookie is individually wrapped, because you will not want to share these with anyone.$5.95, Golden Walnut
There's something really zen about these duvet covers. They come in four different shades and are covered with elegant silouettes of things like dandelions, branches, and leaves. Oh, and they're 100% cotton with a 400 thread count. $390.00, PillowsandThrows.com
I've kind of been obsessed with birds lately. Not the real, chirping, wake me up on a Saturday morning type. But images of birds, preferably blue birds or canaries. So I'm all about this little stamp set. Now I can put little birds and nests on everything. You've been warned.
$25, Fred Flare
Ever since bottled Snapple started tasting icky (anyone with me here?), this device has become invaluable. It's a snap to use, and drinking fresh iced tea is so nice. Because you need about 30 ice cubes to make a pitcher of tea, this device is more convenient if you also have an ice maker. $19.99, Amazon.com
Talk about perking up an outfit. Sparkle Craft makes a huge selection of slinky scarves in totally cute patterns and colors. I have my eye on the one with a cherry pattern and the pink one with tiny rocket ships. 3 for $20, Sparkle Craft
Sunscreen tends to do a number on my face, but not this stuff. It has some antioxidants, and I don’t quite understand how that works, but my skin actually looks better after wearing it. One drawback: it doesn’t have that gross Banana Boat smell, but it does have a teensy bit of a piña colada odor that I could do without.
This clock totally fascinates me. It looks like a shiny hunk of wood, but when you plug it in, a snazzy LED clock face shines through. $149.99, ThinkGeek.com
I recently purchased these dishes for myself. The glasses are nothing special, but the plates and bowls are amazing. They look elegant, they clean off easily, and they're practically indestructible. A relative of mine swears by Corelle. She bought a set in the '70s that she still uses. When one of the bowls broke recently, she wrote to CorningWare, and they sent her a free replacement. $40.87, Amazon.com
I have a tough time with blush. You don't want to looked washed out, but you also don't want to look like a harlot. I dig how you can just kind of dab a little of this on without a lot of precision and get a natural-looking rosy glow. Also, it smells like raspberries. $28, Drugstore.com
Which is more pathetic? The way electronic companies just blatantly paint their products pink when they want to get more female customers? Or that I fall for it every time? Don't answer that. Suddenly, I find myself coveting this portable XM satellite radio. In my defense, it also plays MP3s. $349.99, XM Radio Store
Okay, I'll admit it. I bought this popcorn for the same reason I bought a ticket to the Coney Island freak show. But it's actually really good (the popcorn, that is). The hulls are so small that they don't lodge in your teeth. And because each puff is less than half the size of normal popcorn, you can mindlessly munch away for a lot longer.
$2.70, Market Square Food Company
Like everyone else at the airport baggage claim, I have one of those black rolling bags. Every time I check it, someone else tries to nab it from the conveyer belt. I even tied a bunch of yellow and purple ribbons to the handle, but people still went for it. That's probably why enjoy Pamela Barsky's cheeky luggage tags so much, especially the one that reads, "This is not your suitcase."$12 for six, Pamela Barsky