My name is Monica. I’m a 28-year-old native Montanan that loves hiking, animals, travel, and is a sucker for floral print and lace. I’m a freelance photographer on the side and love having beautiful Montana as my backdrop!
I’ve put together a list of 33 things I can’t live without that I think you’ll like, too! Check out my picks and see if you agree…
This Spicy Asian Sauce
This Samyang Sauce is a spicy-chicken-roasted-noodle-soup-flavored sauce that is super popular among the Asian cooking community. It’s definitely spicy but it’s oh-so-good!
These Spicy Asian Noodles
Are you sensing a theme here? These Samyang ramen noodles are wildly popular among the Asian cooking community and also popular with Americans as well! This multi-pack comes in ten flavors so you’re sure to discover a new favorite and fast meal.
This Alexa Echo Dot
Adding the power of Alexa to any room is awesome and you can have the Echo Dot for under $30 – that’s definitely a steal!
It’s a very basic staple to wear at concerts and festivals, but I love the brimmed hat look. They have an assortment of colors and styles so you can find the one that’s perfect for you.
This Instant Camera
Instant cameras are a hit again with the young community. A sleek, modern design and the ease of taking a film photo is at your fingertips!
This Instax Film
Film for the Instax Fujifilm instant cameras is a necessity, too! The Polaroid is in again and having a stash of film handy is a must for those spontaneous photo ops!
The Office Box Set
Better get the complete box set now because The Office is leaving Netflix in January!
The Friends Box Set
Know who else is leaving Netflix in the new year? Your favorite FRIENDS! Better get the complete box series so they’ll always be there for you.
These Blue Light Glasses
These cute glasses are perfect for those who spend extended periods of time on the computer. Protect your eyes from harmful blue light and look good doing so.
It’s cold and flu season again. Especially if you live in a dry climate, a humidifier can be a total lifesaver when you’re sick.
These Cute Socks
An inexpensive gift idea for the upcoming holidays, these darling owl socks are perfect for any little girl in your life. And they come in a 5-pack, so you can break them up into multiple gifts!
These Wireless Ear Buds
I found these wireless headphones that are a fraction of the price of the Apple equivalent, and they have tons of excellent reviews! For under $30, you can’t go wrong.
This Seafood Sauce
Wildly popular among foodies is BLOVE’s seafood sauce. Amazon can hardly keep it in stock – if it’s available, snap some up fast!
A super chic dress on the cheap? Yes, please! It comes in a million colors and two sleeve lengths so you can wear it all year long.
These Curtain String Lights
String lights have always been a favorite design staple of mine. With the holidays coming up, this cozy curtain of LED lights is a no-brainer.
This Salt Lamp
De-stress your life and enjoy the calming atmosphere that a salt lamp can provide. This one has over TWELVE THOUSAND rave reviews, so they’re onto something here!
Eat it, cook with it, use it in your skin and hair-care regime. Coconut oil is so versatile you must always have a tub in your house.
These Fall Boots
This is a super-cute and inexpensive fall boot for you to crunch through the leaves in this autumn. It comes in a handful of good neutrals to go with everything you own.
This Power Cord
For those who need access to a lot of power, here’s a great outlet/USB port hub for all of your charging needs. It’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Home!
Food storage for the win! Meal-prepping made easy with this set of six glass food storage containers for odor-free, stain-free, easy to clean convenience.
This Veggie Spiralizer
It’s almost the new year, which means it’s time for those resolutions. Trying to eat healthier? A spiralizer is a great way to turn any of your favorite vegetable into enjoyable pasta so you can have a no-guilt meal!
This Red Stapler
Are you a fan of nostalgia? Or Office Space? If Milton is your spirit animal, this red stapler is a great throwback to a cult-classic movie!
This Hair Drying Brush
A hairbrush and a heat-powered styling tool all rolled into one? Take. My. Money. Especially for those with frizzy, hard-to-tame hair like me, it’s important to have a hair tool you trust.
This Grow Light
Especially if you live in a place with harsh winters like me, your plants are going to need a little TLC. If you’re keeping them indoors, give them the power of the sun from inside your home with this high-powered grow light.
This Weighted Blanket
I’ve heard so many good things about weighted blankets. They’ve even helped with a friend’s anxiety. They say it’s like being wrapped up in a big hug!
This Alarm Clock
An alarm clock that won’t startle you in the morning, this one provides you with a gentle, easy wake-up call that simulates sunrise and sunset. And it can glow in seven pretty colors, too which makes an excellent nightlight.
This Selfie Light Kit
Want to take the perfect selfie or upload some flawless content for your vlog? A ring light is perfect for makeup tutorials, flawless looks and selfies, and this kit has everything you need to appear photo-ready at all times.
These Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs are a fall staple in cool climates. Being able to buy them in bulk is amazing. At this price, who could actually refuse?
This Silk Throw
Throw blankets oftentimes tie the whole room together. Since we’re heading into winter, a nice warm throw to add to your living room might not be such a bad idea. This one’s silk so it’s super luxe!
Student? Work from home? This desk seems to have it all, won’t break the bank and is stylish to boot? Need.
Cold and flu season means it’s time to stock up on all things disinfectant. Bring on the 2-pack of hand-sanitizer, I’ll be using it all winter to keep those pesky germs away!
This Pretty Lace Top
There’s nothing ground-breaking about this, but it’s such an adorable and affordable top that’s just perfect for fall, and could be paired with any of the other fall staples I’ve added.