June 7th, 2019
AKD Obsessions

50 for 50: Day 5

50 for 50: Day 5

This is it.  The final countdown.  You might want to listen to this as you are reading to give this newsletter the full effect: The Final Countdown

As you begin reading this, I will be on day two at a mountain hideaway with my family at the new Blackberry Mountain, sister property to Blackberry Farm.
https://www.blackberrymountain.com/ 
I cannot wait to give you the tour when I return.

And now, my last 10 favorite items, in no special order, with no special theme.  Enjoy!

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Sorel Kinetic High Top Sneaker

If you haven’t figured out by now, I am a walker.  You do not want to take these running, but they are crazy comfortable, great for travel and will look great with your new Sweaty Betty workout clothes (wink, wink).

Ps: Click here to see my Sweat Betty picks and match your shoes: Sweaty Betty

Buy them here

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Maui Jim Aviator Sunglasses

I am a huge Maui Jim fan and these sunglasses are my absolute favorite.  From their shape to the light titanium frames to their lense technology – these are the most impressive sunglasses out there.  If you are one to lose sunglasses weekly, these are not for you.  If you don’t, buy them.  They are the perfect aviator.

Buy them here

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Peepers Square Reading Glasses

Yes, I wear readers. Ugh. However, if I am going to wear them, I am going to rock them and this pair lets me do that. Even if you have prescription lenses, these frames work great.

Buy them here

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My Summer Reading List

As I have mentioned before, I am an avid reader. Addicted, is more like it. I never, ever end the day without reading before bed.  Here are the last three books I finished that I think make excellent summer reads.

Buy The Heart’s Invisible Furies here

Buy My Absolute Darling here

Buy Where the Crawdads Sing here

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Wiz Gear Magnetic Mount

This is the best solution for your phone in your car.  No more having to look down to see directions on my favorite app https://www.waze.com/  (Look who just got a bonus link).

Buy it here

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Dyson Cyclone Stick Vacuum Cleaner

It is possible that this might be my favorite item ever.  I have one at home and one in my studio and use them both every single day. They last forever, live up to their name and are worth every penny. They turn into a handheld, too, so you can vacuum anywhere. It is so light and easy that my children learned out to use this at a very young age.  Smart, huh?

Buy it here

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Nayoya Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

If you suffer from back or neck pain this is for you.  It is pretty intense and definitely an acquired comfort, but when you get up after 10 minutes, the pain and tension just melt away.  You will be sold.

Buy it here

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Ilse Jacobsen Rubber Boots

I get more compliments on these boots than any other shoes I wear.  We need galoshes in Chicago and these are really comfortable and cute.  Not only do they keep your feet dry but they work well as a winter boot by keeping your feet warm and keep you from slipping on the ice.

Buy them here

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Home-It Velvet Hangers 50 Pack

No. More. Wire. Hangers! (Quick – name the movie).  These are the best hangers ever.  No more clothes slipping off, you can fit so much more in your closets and they allow you to look nice and organized when people sneak a peek in your closets.  I use these in all of our closets and, especially, our coat closets where we are always trying to squeeze in one more coat.

Buy them here

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Netflix’s Dead to Me

I am not a TV watcher.  I just never find any TV show as good as a book I could be reading. However, I heard “Dead to Me” reviewed on NPR and I just had to try it.  Well, it was love during the first 5 seconds.  It is a smart, dark comedy and the acting is superb. I heard they just signed on for season 2. High Five!

Watch it here

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That is a wrap.  50 for 50 completed.  Thanks for celebrating with me this week and allowing me to kick off my 50th year with all of you.

To see any of the past items, visit my blog:www.amykartheiserdesign.com/blog

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Need some more book suggestions for the summer?  Check out my Amazon Storefront of my favorite books:

Amy’s Favorite Books

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