Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so it’s a no-brainer to feature some of their favorite products. Many of the recommended products happen to be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Today’s recommendations come from “S” who grew up in Minnesota and has lived in Wisconsin, Ohio, Washington DC, and now Oklahoma. She and her husband are still adjusting to life in the southern half of the contiguous 48. They are a pet-free and child-free pair who enjoy the freedom to travel. S is a linguist, and she is often pleasantly surprised by how many other linguists frequent Dear Wendy. Keep reading for some of her favorite products.
Since turning 30(+) and moving to Oklahoma, a state with intense sunshine, I’ve started caring more for my skin. But I hate spending money on skincare when I could be spending money on a plane ticket. This face cream works well – I have noticed reduced lines – and it doesn’t break the bank.
I use earplugs all the time: sleeping next to a busy street or with someone who snores, blow-drying my hair, vacuuming, on airplanes, at concerts, etc. I am determined to be able to hear well 30 years from now. The earplugs squeeze down tightly to fit in different ear sizes, and they expand quickly to close up the whole ear passage. And the earplugs stay in well, even during sleep.
I compost, but I’m too lazy to make multiple trips a week to my compost pile. This bin holds a good amount of food scraps. It isn’t airtight, so it doesn’t stink (even when the contents start to mold). And it is easy to clean because of curved edges.
I got these scarves for my then 3-year-old twin nieces for Christmas. Almost every time I Skype with those girls, the scarves make an appearance – as a cape, a dress, an apron, a fort, etc. It’s fun to see how creative the girls can be with pieces of fabric.
You can’t buy these pie shells online, but they are so light and flaky that I always want to tell people about them. The whole-wheat shell is perfect for a savory quiche. And there’s a spelt flour shell, too.
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to five recommendations. (Write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website, but they need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. If your list is a good fit for the site, I’ll ask you to write a brief description of each item/explain what you love so much about it.