Our Home Decor and Household Favorites of 2021!

November 23, 2021

TDC stuff we love round up

Welcome to another round up of our favorite things...items I use and wear that I LOVE! 

I gather a few of my blog friends once a year to share our favorite household and beauty items. 

After you check out my favorites, you can visit each of the other talented bloggers at the bottom of this post to see theirs as well. 

I love this post every year -- I always find great gift and household items that I end up using quite a bit! (Check out my list from last year as well!)

This year I'm sharing all kinds of items that would work for gifts or to treat yourself. :) 

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Favorite clothing finds

I'm not a big clothing person, so when I tell you these are all great finds that look and feel great, you know I REALLY love them. 

I picked up this faux black leather jacket recently and it will be a new staple in my wardrobe!: 
black Moto jacket

It's lightweight, incredibly comfortable and super flattering. I want more colors now! 

I've found some really comfy and cute sweaters over the past year that I LOVE. 

This puff sleeve sweater is SO SOFT...I absolutely love wearing it because it's so comfortable: 
soft puff sleeve sweater

It fits perfectly and looks great with both jeans or a cute skirt. There are SO many colors available too. You will love it! 

This chunky turtleneck sweater (pictured below) is another favorite -- I get complimented on it EVERY time I wear it:
comfy Amazon fashion finds

That one comes in a ton of colors as well. (I also have two others in this same sweater!)

The soft, fluffy pullover on the top right is my new go-to. I wear it all the time and even in place of a coat as it's getting colder. 

It's so comfy and warm...and POCKETS!

The new "shacket" trend (shirt/jacket) is still going strong, and I loved both of these pictured. This cream shacket is lighter weight and looks great on. 

So cute with a white tee and jeans! 

Beauty favorites 

I've fallen in love with so many items from the Truly brand. This neck and chest night mask is absolutely amazing: 
Truly neck cream

It's not a mask you remove...you leave it on at night. It's very thick and creamy...it will feel like a lot at first, but then it kind of melts into your skin as you apply it. 

It has made a definite difference in my neck and chest -- at the very least I don't wake up with lines from sleeping. 

And it smells soooo good!

Their shave butter is another favorite: 
Truly shaving cream

I've never had smoother legs than when I use this stuff! I don't understand how they do it, but it's pretty amazing. 

It's so light and fluffy and easy to apply. Of course, it smells wonderful as well. 

I'm always surprised at how many people don't know about nail buffers. My mom always used one and I learned from her: 

best nail buffer set

It's a quick and easy way to clean up the surface of your nails and make them crazy shiny. They look so much healthier and you'll look like you have clear nail polish on. 

This nail buffer set is the best I've found and comes with replacement pads. 

Favorite decor items

I've found some gorgeous pieces for our home over the past year! 

This round rattan art set is my absolute favorite:  
round rattan art

They are BIG and especially so when displayed together. But of course they'd look great spread out in different places too.

Love them! 

The wood chains that were selling for nearly $100 each 😳 a year or so ago are now much more affordable.

I love my black version, but they also come in a few different wood tones: 
black wood chain decor

This Loloi rug in olive and charcoal would work beautifully in every room in my house: 
white sofa printed rug
See more of the rug here!

It's so versatile -- the colors are lovely and the design is muted just enough so that it doesn't feel busy. 

It adds so much warmth to our family room and holds up incredibly well!

I've found some great, inexpensive pillow covers lately, and shared my favorites under $20 with you here: 
pillow covers under $20

I have those faux leather covers in both our family room and basement. They are great quality and so affordable!

Household gadgets I love

I think these are my favorite items to share -- they are little finds that make life just a bit easier. 

You guys loved these sliding drawers for under the sink as much as I did!: 
sliding drawers for under sink

They make that awkward space under the sink so much more functional! 

This handheld steamer was a hit as well: 
handheld steamer

I LOVE THIS THING. I shared how I used it to clean our window sills and door tracks, but it's also a great way to clean just about anything without harsh chemicals. 

If you or someone you know is easing into DIY and wants to start with some basic tools, this cordless drill is my favorite: 
Black and Decker cordless drill

It's powerful enough to handle almost any job, and is very easy to use. 

The battery charges up fast and holds a charge for a long time. (And this set comes with the battery and charger!)

This small detail sander is another great starter tool. I use this all the time for quick projects or smaller, detailed spots. 

I've shared this one before, but it's so cool, it's worth another mention: 
rechargeable lighter

No more matches or butane lighters needed! Just charge this electric lighter and it will light just about anything. 

This is another one that holds it's charge forever...I'll leave it for weeks and it will still work. 

If you use a metal tumbler for water all day like I do (this is my absolute favorite brand), then you'll LOVE this gadget!: 
large tumbler holder

I like having something large so I don't have to refill constantly, but carrying it around is a pain. 

This tumbler holder is SO awesome! It slips right over the bottom and fits perfectly! 

It's sturdy and comfortable to hold, and is dishwasher safe. I take my tumbler everywhere with me with ease! (I know I sound like an infomercial, but I really love it.) 

Finish it off with my favorite rubber straws that are plenty long and easy to clean. ;)

Are you a note taker? I don't think I would make it through a day without my notebook to jot down lists and project details: 
pink hardcover notebook

If you haven't tried these U Brands pens, you must! They are so smooth to the touch and to write with. AND don't bleed through paper. 

My hardcover notebook is lined inside. I love that it's so sturdy but small enough to throw in my purse. 

They have a ton of design options too! 

OK, this is a weird one, I admit. But if you sleep best in total darkness...you'll love it. 

These black out stickers for those tiny, annoying lights on electronics are AWESOME:

black out stickers

They come in various sizes and allow you to block the small lights that can be seen from space, but your electronics are still functional. 

I LOVE them. What a great stocking stuffer! :) 

If anyone you know 1. loves bananas and 2. packs lunches...this one is for you: 
plastic banana holder

Oh, you didn't know you needed a banana keeper? Well, this is definitely one of those things you never knew you needed...until you have it. 

This little banana container keeps them from getting smushed and brown. We use them for our son's lunches, but they would be great for on the go as well. 

It's plenty big and easy to use. Also top rack dishwasher safe.

If you're a lover of wine, you know how hard it is to get a perfectly clean wine glass. 

These Riedel microfiber clothes make easy work of drying wine glasses: 
wine glass towels

You get three in the set and they make our wine glasses spot free! 

Of course, they are great on anything glass, even eyeglasses and phone screens. 

We've used the Downy pellets in our laundry for years, and they make your clothes smell good for MONTHS.  

I use them when washing seasonal clothing, then when we pull the clothes out months later and they still smell fresh and clean. Love them!

They have a new, "light" scent that I think smells even stronger than the other ones...which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but I'm here for it 😂: 
glass laundry containers

It's such a clean, light scent and I actually sniff my clothes before I put them on to breathe it in. Our favorite is the ocean mist. 

Soooo nice. 

More fun gift ideas that I loved! 

So much fun! Do you use any of the items I've mentioned? We use each one constantly! 

Now let's check out what the other ladies have to add! 

Anyone else shopping from home this year? Who am I kidding...that's me every year. ;) 


Diane at In My Own Style
Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles


Kelly at Kelly Elko
Angela at Unexpected Elegance 
Courtney at A Thoughtful Place
Chris at Just a Girl

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  1. Adding that puff sleeve sweater to my cart - it's so pretty! Love your finds Sarah!

  2. I love those arc lighters! Although my kids fuss every time I use it. They can hear a high pitch squeal with it that I can't... kind of like the whistles only dogs can hear. Ha! So weird!

  3. I have been on the hunt for a vegan leather jacket and that one is perfect! And who knew I needed that tumbler holder in my life!

  4. Sarah, I've been following your blog since the beginning. Loved it then; love it now. Your skills as an interior designer/carpenter/handywoman who can actually execute her own design ideas still "blows me away."


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