What I am Loving Lately – February 2016

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It’s Friiiiiday! Who’s ready for Valentine’s weekend? Even if you don’t have a special someone in your life, it’s a great excuse to hang out with friends, drink wine and eat lots of cookies (okay, maybe that’s just what I would do).

Travis and I are celebrating on Saturday night, a day early, mainly because both of us prefer to eat at home on Sunday nights. It also helps that we get to skip the fixed-price menu madness on Valentine’s night (something neither of us enjoys).

Now, let’s launch into the real reason for this post — What I am Loving Lately! Feel free to play along in the comments below and let me know what you’re loving lately.


Wine Glass Holders for the Dishwasher

Quirky Tether Stemware Saver - Flexible Dishwasher Attachment

Raise your hand if you feel like you can never load wine glasses in the dishwasher correctly! Meeeeeeeeee!!

…until now.

You guys, until I bought these Quirky Tether Stemware Savers, our wine glasses would always fall over or just not fit correctly every time I put them in the dishwasher. I saw these at TJ Maxx in the check-out line, and while I am not usually a sucker for impulse buys, these called to me.

I’m sooooo glad I grabbed them because now we’re obsessed. One end slides onto the little rods in the dishwasher and the other end hooks onto the stem of the wine glass. Plus, they’re bendy so they’ll really work with any dishwasher. It’s the most simple invention, but they do an amazing job of keeping your wine glasses in place when you wash them.

I found them on Amazon for a ridiculously inexpensive price, so go grab ’em!


Fresh Flowers in Every Room

Fresh Flowers -- www.littlechefbiappetite.com

This is one of those little things…and if you’re a guy I do not expect you to get this one. I’ve recently been buying large bunches of flowers and instead of putting them in one large vase on the dining room table, I separate them into 4-5 smaller bunches and spread them all around the apartment in little mason jars.

Fresh Flowers -- www.littlechefbiappetite.com

I love walking into every room and seeing bright, beautiful flowers. This weekly $6(ish) weekly purchase makes our apartment feel so much more like a “home” and it makes me so, so happy.


Multiple Accounts on Instagram

Instagram iPhone

You can FINALLLLLY switch between accounts on Instagram! Since I manage the social media accounts for work, as well as my own account, this makes my life SO. MUCH. EASIER.

If you’re a community manager or manage multiple social media accounts, you gotta get on this ASAP. Even bloggers who have a blog account and personal account — you need this feature!


I and Love and You

I and Love and You Dog Food

Dog owners, this one is for you! We discovered I and Love and You about a year and a half ago at our local pet store.

I’ll admit, my first reaction to the brand was that the food and treats were expensive, but when we read a little bit more about the company and ingredients, we were sold. The company is based in the USA (Boulder, CO to be exact) and they use incredibly high quality ingredients with no added bi-products or sneaky chemicals. Travis and I are always willing to pay a little extra when it comes to high-quality food for Bessie because we want her to live forever.

We bought her a bag of the I and Love and You Venison and Lamb treats, and trust me when I tell you that her tail never wags as fast as it does when she eats these treats. She LOVES them.

Soon after, we decided to try their dehydrated dog food after our vet recommended we switch to a food with more fiber. We buy her the Raw Raw Turk Boom Ba Dinner (I mean, how fun are their product names!?) and she’s obsessed. OB-FREAKING-SESSED. The food tastes great (according to Bessie) and it’s also helped her lose a little weight thanks to the high fiber content.

If you have a dog in your life, I highly recommend their products!


GAP Pure Body Smooth Cotton Tee

Gap Pure Body smooth cotton tee

For all of my life, I never understood the point of buying pajama shirts. Bottoms, I understood because they’re like sweatpants or pants to lounge in, but tops? I figured I could just wear an old t-shirt and it would do just the trick. Well, over the holidays I was browsing the sale section at Gap and saw a couple pajama tops on crazy sale, so I snagged two for something like $5 each!

Ladies, I am telling you that the Gap Pure Body Smooth Cotton Tee is life-changing. The cotton is so soft and as soon as I put it on, I want to curl up in bed. It’s the coziest pajama top ever. Now whenever they have a sale, I check to see if this particular top is on sale in my size. Come summer, I know I will want to snag this in t-shirt and tank top style as well.


So what about you? Have you tried any of these things? What are you loving lately? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • February 14, 2016 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I need that life changing tee! I love to wear ones like that under my sweaters… extra layers! Also, I love those dishwasher glass holders! Why have people not thought of those sooner?!?! They’re so genius! Great finds!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      February 14, 2016 - 10:06 pm | Permalink

      Cailee get themmmmm! So necessary!!

  • February 15, 2016 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    How cool are those wine glass holders!?! I’m so intrigued. And I’m with you on flowers in every room of the house. They make me smile every time I see them 🙂

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      February 15, 2016 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

      You neeeeed the wine glass holders! And they’re super inexpensive, too!

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