When I think about 2022, the word that comes to mind is “fun.” We bought a new house, traveled a ton, and Nora turned two. I also did my fair share of shopping, in a surprise to no one. I racked my brain and looked at my purchase history to bring you the best things I bought this year. Hope you enjoy the read!
9 Purchases That Made 2022 Better
1. Quince European Linen Duvet Cover Set
Last year, I bought Brooklinen sheets and it was such a game changer that I vowed to upgrade all of my bedding. After reading the reviews on Quince’s website, I was sold. I’ve had the duvet cover for a couple months and am still obsessed. Next up: a linen sheet set. SHOP HERE.
4. Beyoo 4 Pcs Decorative Cabinet Drawer Pulls
I spent weeks searching for the perfect office desk and fell in love with the Blaire Desk from Pottery Barn, but I couldn’t justify the price tag. Instead, I got the HEMNES desk from IKEA and changed out the boring black knobs for these gold pulls I found on Amazon. It shocked me that a small change made such a huge difference. SHOP HERE.
5. PHILIPS 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo
This one may cause a little sticker shock when you click. BUT! If you spend as much money at Starbucks as we do, it’s a worthy investment. I read reviews for dozens of machines before choosing this one. I love that it’s easy for a novice (hi, it’s me!) to use but still has a ton of customization options. SHOP HERE.
6. Double Wall Glass Coffee Mugs
You can’t have a coffee machine without nice mugs, right? I’ve always loved the look of the all-glass mugs I see on TikTok, and I was swayed by how affordable these are. The biggest benefit is that they’re dishwasher-safe, so we’re able to clean them easily without worrying about glass breaking. SHOP HERE.
Next on the list of cups I love is this tumbler that’s literally sent from the heavens. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may remember me debating whether to buy into the Stanley cup hype. Several people recommended this one instead and said that it was cheaper and leak-proof. I was sold and have used it every day since I bought it. SHOP HERE.
8. 14k Solid Gold Station Choker Necklace
This was one of my Christmas gifts to myself this year, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with it. I’ve wanted to invest in a solid 14K gold necklace for a long time — as much as I love the look of gold-plated jewelry, it always tarnishes. I plan to wear this every day, so I was willing to spend a bit of cash on it. SHOP HERE.
9. KIDS ‘N’ PETS – Instant All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover
I’m ending on perhaps the least glamorous product anyone could ever recommend — but if you have kids or pets, you need this. I’ll let you use your imagination to think about why it’s come in handy, but after an incident with our living room rug, I knew I needed something heavy duty. I’ve bought multiple bottles since I first found it in February. SHOP HERE.