A few of our favorite kitchen items as discussed in our zoom happy hour… 

Last week my girlfriends and I hosted a zoom happy hour  (because we are stuck in our homes right now due to Covid-19- Stay safe ladies)- Soooo, we are doing it again this week! And tonight the topic is KITCHEN LOVE! What do you LOVE in your kitchen? Is it a cool utensil? A yummy sriracha dip?  A popcorn popper?! Well, pour your self a glass of wine, or a margarita, and get ready to read this blog post filled with the GREATEST kitchen stuff that these ladies can find in their own kitchen!  Get ready to be blown away!!!! And just in case you wanted to try them out yourself, I have added some links (when possible) below the product- so just click on the link find where you can purchase the product.  If you like what you see or have another kitchen suggestion, please share it in the comments below. Stay safe and healthy. xoxo Kristy & her happy hour friends

lisa’s summer pineapple slicer

Pineapple Corer and Slicer tool –  for Easy Core Removal & Slicing 

It peels it, slices it, and cores it all in one scoop! This pineapple slicer is one of Lisa’s top summer utensils- Makes for easy and fast pineapple enjoyment.

Dirty or clean? Erica knows!

Dishwasher Magnet Clean Dirty  Changes When You  

This genius Dirty/Clean Magnet sticks on the dishwasher to label when it needs unloading or loading. Erica said: “My husband got it for Christmas from Santa! Saves our family from a lot of arguments.”

Mary’s tiny chopper

Kuhn Rikon Pull Chop, 2 Cup Food Chopper 

Mary’s top kitchen pick is this adorable Tiny Chopper. She says, “It is so simple, my kids use it, we use it every single day. You pull it and it chops up- it’s fun! Peppers, onions, oats! It’s so easy!”

Perfect Popcorn with mackenzie

The Original Proper Popper Microwave  

This popcorn popper is a kitchen favorite of many of the girls on this Zoom call– It is made of silicone and pops open for easy cleaning and storage. Simply put it in the microwave, enjoy the popcorn, and then throw it in the dishwasher. Then it collapses to store for next time!

Lisa’s smart Avacado slicer

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

In addition to slicing pineapple, Lisa is an avid avocado gal. This avocado slicer makes for perfect avocado pieces. It takes the skin off in section, so gourmet!

Mary’s stylish salt & pepper

MENU Bottle Grinder with Steel Lid, Ash/Carbon, Set of 2

These stylish salt and pepper shakers are Mary’s go-to for housewarming gifts. They are decorative and easy to use every day, they work by turning them upside down. “This Christmas I gave them to my sisters for housewarming gifts! They come in 5 colors and the cork top is SO cute!”


kid’s Chopsticks that works! -Kristy

Find these chopsticks at The Good Bowl in Traverse City.

“These kid’s chopsticks are great for little fingers! They come apart, so easy to clean in the dishwasher- And my 4-year-old is learning how to hold and use them perfectly!”


Kristy’s favorite TRAVEL MUG 

Silicone Travel Mug – 16 oz

Our family LOVES these silicone mugs, and they were created by a company based in Traverse City, GoSili. They are super useful for kids who are prone to spilling, as parents we put our coffee in these mugs, and they are really nice for older people too, such as advanced-stage Parkinson’s patients who have trouble with their grip. All around, great up!” -Kristy 






A few of our favorite beauty items as discussed in our zoom happy hour… 

A few days ago my girlfriends and I hosted a zoom happy hour  (because we are stuck in our homes right now due to Covid-19- Stay safe ladies). Instead of talking about being cooped up, we all decided to present on a beauty product or two that we LOVE. So we all poured ourselves a glass of wine and talked about beauty products. Below you will find a few of the highlights along with links just in case you wanted to try them out yourself! If you like what you see or have another beauty suggestion, please leave it in the comments below. Stay safe and healthy. xoxo Kristy & Friends


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 0.71oz (Berry 20g)

“During the winter months, I have a problem with dry lips- I have tried a lot of different options, many of which have made my lips worse. Laneige’s sleeping mask is just what I needed! My super dry lip secret is that I use it as a lip gloss during the day, not just a night sleep mask.” -Kristy


Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm with Fruit & Seed Oils

“I am at the hockey rink all the time- I bring this all-over beauty balm and put it on non-stop!” -Mary

get Erica’s glow

Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 30 ml Light/Medium

“I mix a drop or two in with my moisturizer every morning to get a soft glow. Highly recommend it, especially during the winter months, girls!” -Erica 

carrine’s secret weapon

Perfumeria Gal Lip Balm, Strawberry

“I first found this Parisian Lip balm at Venus in Traverse City, Michigan. I love it!” -Carrine 


Badger Balm, Sleep Balm – 2 oz

“I use this sleep balm at night on my hands before I go to bed. It is lavender-scented, which makes it even better!” -Mackenzie


ERICA’S stain and cleaning go-to

Goo Gone Pro-Power Spray Gel – 24 Ounce – Surface Safe, Great Cleaner, No Harsh Odors, Removes Stickers, Can Be Used On Tools

“I use Goo Gone anytime we have a grease stain- It works wonders!” -Erica



TULA Probiotic Skin Care Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm | Dark Circle Under Eye Treatment, Instantly Hydrate and Brighten Undereye Area, Portable and Perfect to Use On-the-go | 0.35 oz

“This product brightens my eyes and gives my skin glow. I use it under my dark circles for instant improvement.” -Mackenzie


Kristy’s favorite face wash 

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Cleanser For Unisex 8 oz

“I have used this face wash for years- It works great and smells fresh. I recommend the large bottle with the pump to keep in your shower… It will last all year!” -Kristy