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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

And just like Maria von Trapp, I wouldn't steer you wrong. Consider this is my always up-to-date list of my favorite products and services on the market.


With ExpressVPN, you can surf and watch like you are back in your home country. I pair it with my mom's DirecTV account and AirPlay to our TV and it is just like watching live TV back in the USA. It also works perfectly for streaming services like Hulu, too.


Lt. Blender's Skinny Margaritas are always packed in my suitcase on a trip back from the USA. If you love frozen margaritas like we do, this is the easiest way to get the taste outside of Texas. Just adds tequila and orange liqueur, toss in the freezer, and you're ready to rock. The perfect antidote for any homesick Texan.

dagne dover diaper backpack

We use this Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack every day. It is packed with everything Max and I need and is the perfect size for being out for the day. It attaches perfectly too any stroller or suitcase.

favorite lululemon pants

If these pants are wrong, I don't want to be right. Or, if they aren't work appropriate, I can't go back to the office. I have lived in these since the pandemic begun, thus why I now own four pairs and don't remember what actual trousers feel like.

Besbelle Halo Stud Earrings

I bought these for my wedding and have worn them every day since. They are simply beautiful, everyone thinks they are real, and they don't bother my sensitive skin.

Sage Coffee Machine

We finally invested in a proper coffee machine during the first lockdown and cannot look back. Our old and trusty Nespresso was kicked to the curb. With Sage, you get a quality product and coffee without breaking the bank like the classic Italian machines will.

(Transfer) Wise Logo

If you have ever tried to transfer money between countries, you know it is scary and expensive. Wise, formerly TransferWise, solves both of those problems and I can't recommend it enough.

Loopy Case

My best friend had a Loopy case one time when I went home to the States and I knew I had to have one. PopSockets just don't do it for me, but somehow this loop does.


They may not be as pretty, but hot damn these Jamie Oliver pans are just the best non-stick skillets I've ever used + so easy to clean. The 24 cm is €40, but regularly goes on sale.

Mackage Harlowe Coat

I searched long and hard for a winter coat. As a Texan, I knew I had to turn to a country that knows how to do winter: Canada. After scouring top Canadian brands I landed on Mackage. They have beautiful options without logos obnoxiously plastered on them. Mackage will keep you warm in any conditions, but also at the price they should (€1090).


Get yourself some crystal glasses, easily an affordable luyury at 4 for €17 from Spiegel & Nachtmann.

Haribo Melons

I first had these on a trip to Tuscany in fall 2020 and have crave them regularly since. There is no better Haribo gummy and I am ready to fight you on this. They're better than the Sour Patch watermelons.

GerbGorb Apple Watch Wristband

GerbGorb makes a great Apple Watch band that is cheap but doesn't look cheap (€22). I have swam, showered, and worked out in it with zero tarnishing.

Espolon Tequila

The tequila selection in Germany is limited, so I turned to Amazon and found this gem. For less than €30 bucks, you are getting a solid tequila that will knock your socks off the night off, but won't knock you out the next day.

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