I’m going to show you my favorite things I’ve purchased in 2021 for myself and my home.

You might want to check the products out for yourself. Or for someone on your Christmas list.

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls With Handles & Lids:

It wasn’t long ago that I purchased these stainless steel mixing bowls. With arthritis in my hands, I needed mixing bowls with handles.

These are Rorence Stainless Steel Non-Slip Mixing Bowls With Pour Spout, Handle and Lid, Set of 3 in Black.

They each have a non-slip bottom surface so they stay where you put them and don’t scoot around. An added bonus! And they also have matching lids.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021, these are the stainless steel mixing bowls

These mixing bowls have been a delight to use when preparing casseroles. They had 5 stars and nearly 3000 reviews.

Right now there is a 5% off coupon to buy them. I always check in the fine print beneath the product to see if there’s a coupon I might use.

Shark Vacuum:

Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle Upright Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum for Carpet, Hard Floor and Pet with XL Dust Cup and 2-Speed Brushroll, White/Grey.

I love this vacuum! It is very lightweight. And it’s a great price at $119.99.

It had nearly 16,000 reviews and 4 and a half stars. The amount of stars and positive reviews always factor into what I buy.

Love my Shark Navigator lightweight vacuum cleaner

The dirt canister is very easy for my hands to deal with, which was the most important thing to me. Along with the weight of the vacuum.

So I’m very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone who wants a lightweight vacuum that is cordless..

I ended up purchasing a Shark vacuum due to your glowing comments about the brand.

Stainless Steel Toaster Oven Bakeware Set:

This is the Toaster Oven Bakeware Set, E-far 6-Piece Stainless Steel Small Baking Pan Set, It includes a cake brownie pan, cookie sheet and rack As well as a muffin tin and pizza pan.

All pieces are non-toxic, easy to clean & dishwasher safe.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 this set of stainless steel cookware for my toaster oven is great

I’m so pleased with this set of bakeware for my Kitchenaid Toaster Oven. I’ve cooked in them quite a few times, and they’re always very easy to clean.

At $26.99, I thought they were a good price with 4 and a half stars.

Using toaster oven bakeware is best when cooking in a convection toaster oven, I’ve found.

Sound Machine:

I LOVE this sound machine. I turned it on many months ago when it arrived. And I’ve NEVER turned it off.

My favorite sound machine of all time!

Douni Sleep Sound Machine – White Noise Machine with 24 Soothing Sounds for Sleeping & Relaxation. I like the bubbling water that sounds like a fountain.

Red & White Plant Pots:

These are plant pots, but I’ve never put a plant in them. I use them in my kitchen to decorate with because they’re red and white.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 I adore these red and white plant pots

Red Planters Pots for Plants Indoor – 5.9 +4.7 Inch Modern Ceramic Cylinder Flower Pots with Drainage Holes for Christmas Home Decor.

6 Red & White Buffalo Check Placemats:

I also love my red and white buffalo check set of 6 placemats.

Red and white buffalo check washable placemats

DOLOPL Christmas Placemats Red and White Buffalo Check Table Mats Set of 6 Easy to Clean Wipeable Washable Farmhouse Placemats

They are easy to clean and washable. Which, aside from the red and white color, is my favorite thing about them.

Yellow-Gold Pillow Shams:

I adore these pillow shams. They have a pretty quilted design. And oh, how I l love the color!

Aside from red, this mustard color has been used a lot in decorating my home.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 these yellow gold quilted shams are very comfy

WINLIFE 100% Cotton Quilted Pillow Sham Floral Printed Pillow Cover

Set Of 4 Green Plant Pots With Ceramic Trays:

Set of 4 green ceramic plant pots

BUYMAX Plant Pots Indoor –5 inch Ceramic Flower Pot with Drainage Hole and Ceramic Tray

These are very pretty and shiny. And yes, I do have plants in them. The bottom trays are an especially nice addition to the set to catch water drainage.

Gold & Glass Coffee Table:

This is my favorite coffee table of all time! I just love how it looks in my living room. And it’s a perfect size for a smaller space living room.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 this gold and glass coffee table is one of my very favorite purchases

Safavieh Home Collection Alphonse Gold Coffee Table

This coffee table looks quite elegant and would fit in with all different types of decor.

Back Massager With Heat:

This back massager is so nice I ordered one for Kendra to use after working on her flip houses.

It sits right next to my chair because I use it so often and helps to work the stiffness out of my back.

When I’m on my feet trying to clean my apartment, it is indispensable.

Shiatsu back massager with heat

SNAILAX Shiatsu Back Massager with Heat – Gel Massage Nodes, Deep Kneading Massage Chair Pad Seat Massager Massage Cushion for Home Office Chair use

Rachel Ray Cake Pan:

I needed a cake pan I could bake in. I chose this one because it had 5 stars on Amazon.

And I agree! This cake pan deserves 5 stars. I’m quite pleased with it.

The lid fits quite well, which was very pleasing to me as I’ve had lids that were loose before. I baked a cake and over a week later it was still moist.

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 I love this Rachel Ray cake pan

Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Baking Pan With Lid and Grips/ Nonstick Cake Pan With Lid and Grips, Rectangle – 9 Inch x 13 Inch, Brown

I didn’t realize it at the time, but there was a whole bakeware set that included this cake pan. The set has 5 stars as well. I might consider buying this later on after I’ve moved.

Rachel Ray cookware set

Rachael Ray 47578 Cucina Nonstick Bakeware Set with Grips Includes Nonstick Bread Pan, Baking Sheet, Cookie Sheet, Baking Pans, Cake Pan and Muffin Pan – 10 Piece, Latte Brown with Agave Blue Grips

Here is what you get individually:

In favorite things I've purchased in 2021 here are the individual Rachel Ray pieces of cookware

The Rachael Ray Brand:

I have not purchased anything from the Rachael Ray line before, but I like her ratings. So I will keep her products in mind for the future.

When I move, I will need pots and pans, as I will have a stove there. So I will be needing to look into buying those.

I did happen to buy all these products from Amazon. But I only selected the very purchases that I would recommend to anyone. I believe in 2021 I placed over 160 orders. Of course, this includes almost everything I need to buy.

Whole Foods:

I also order groceries from Whole Foods. Even though they’ve tacked on a $9.95 delivery rate, it is still about the same price as buying from my grocery store. And often it ends up being less.

One thing I really like from Whole Foods is their 6-pack of Albacore white tuna in 5 0unce cans. I rarely buy meat, mostly just tuna. For tuna salad and various tuna casseroles. The 6-pack is $12.79.

Meat has gotten very expensive. Because it is cheaper and more convenient, I prefer to use tuna.

I also think Whole Foods brand 365 6-pack Albacore white tuna is much better than the Starkist brand.

Another site I order from is Walmart.com. And occasionally I buy home products from Wayfair.com.

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  1. I like all my Rachael Ray kitchen stuff and would buy more if I needed to replace anything. Nice post on what is helpful as we age and need good grips on items we hold on to. I also buy white albacore tuna in a bulk pack from Wegmans, our local grocery store. Much better tasting.

  2. Love the red and white planter pots that can be used for other things (containers for all sorts of things), the beautiful coffee table (in my opinion, Safavieh produces fashionable and classic quality home furnishings and furniture at great prices), your Shark vacuum has me intrigued, and while I haven’t ordered anything from Whole Foods, I agree with you 100% on eating tuna more than red meat.

  3. All great recommendations. We have started ordering from Whole Foods and using curbside pickup. Same with Walmart. It is amazing. My daughter has a wheat allergy and we eat gluten free now so between the two stores we have many options for her.

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