Share Our Lives: 5 Items I Can't Live Without

This month for the Share Our Lives link up we're talking about 5 items we can't live without.  I don't know about you but I really struggled with this list!  

Obviously there are literal things I can't live without; food, water, shelter, air, etc. and things I wouldn't want to live without; my family, my friends, money, etc. But I was pretty sure we were talking about fun items-- things we use every single day (or nearly) and don't want to be without.  


I had to silence that literal side of my brain that kept making me delete things because obviously I CAN live without any of these items... but I don't think I'd want to.  

1. BOOKS! (I realize this is not just one item but I could not imagine my life without books).



2. My phone-- mostly because I love having a camera in my back pocket (it actually replaced my old point and shoot that I used to carry around in my back pocket). 

3. My Yeti-- preferably filled with ice cold water 


4. My car-- where we live a car is a must! Our nearest stores, businesses, etc. are easily a 15-20 minute drive away. 

5. Chapstick-- I always have a few tubes nearby. 

Some of my favorites include Burt's Bees vanilla maple, the peppermint/candy cane from Chapstick, and these cute coffee cup ones my sister found that are peppermint or caramel mocha flavored.



I hope you'll join us next month when we look at our favorite makeup and hair products (pretty sure that is going to be one really short list for me!).  


 

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  1. Great list! I think a phone will feature on most of the links in this party today.

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  2. Oh wow, you do live far away from shops etc so a car is essential! The coffee cup chapstick is so cute. I nearly added nasal spray to my list because I panic whenever I feel as if I can't breathe properly.
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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    1. It takes me over 20 minutes just to walk up to get my mail and bring it back to the house. :)

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  3. This is a really tough question! I would definitely have books and phone on mine but would also add a shower and my kitchen machine that does everything!

    #MMBC

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    1. I must know-- what is a kitchen machine that does everything? That sounds like something I need!

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  4. Yes to chapstick and a good water cup!! If I forget them at home when I go to work, I’m such a grump!

    Lauren @ Don’t Mind Our Mess

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  5. Great list- agree on all of them! :)

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  6. Books and lip balms are definitely in my top 5 too! #MMBC

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  7. Yes to all that you said! Chapstick and books are right up there for me too. These are fun to read! I will come back later with a post for this; I always forget about this one for some reason!

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  8. This is a fun link up! Sadly my phone would have to be in there. Books too. Hand cream would be a necessity (I hate my hands to be dry). Will have a think about the rest...

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    1. Yes, hand cream is right up there with Chapstick in my book. I have a few tiny bottles in my purse and car just in case.

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  9. A great little post Jo and I can totally relate to books being invaluable (and I do love a good Nora Roberts/JD Robb book - she needs to write faster!)

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  10. These are good ones, and I added my car to the list as well. Have a good day!

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    1. I've had to go days without it before and I HATE that.

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  11. that's a tough prompt, there's so many things to choose from! I just read The Heiress recently.

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    1. I love that most of had some version of both of these.

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  13. Chapstick and books for me here.
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  14. Definitely my phone and books for me as well. I also think my makeup, I know it might sound silly but I love doing my makeup everyday. And it's for next month's link up so I'll need to come prepared :)

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    1. That doesn't sound silly at all. I used to love putting on my makeup... but I gave up wearing it at some point!

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  15. I can't live without any of those either! Also, COFFEE.

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    1. Right?! It's become so handy and so much more than just a phone.

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  17. I am a carmex girl along with really any other lip balm so I need them around two. I honestly think I could live without my phone if it weren’t for the camera and my family, lol

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    1. Right?! I hardly ever use it as a phone or to check apps but I am always whipping it out to text and take photos.

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  18. YES to books and I think the phone was on everyone's list. Hope you have a great week. :) Tanya

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  19. Ahh! I have gone for the fun items too. hehehe Great list! I am thinking I should add chapstick to mine as my lips have been so sore lately and I've been using lots of it.

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  20. I'm with you on books! We joke here about how much chapstick my hubs has. An entire drawer full for real. Have a nice week!

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    1. No one else in my house will use it so I have tons of them since they all give any they get to me.

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  21. I definitely couldn't live without these items either (or similar items). I love having my cold water all day long! It helps me drink so much more!

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  22. Oh yes books. I grab numerous books a day.

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    1. Me too! I usually have at least 3 of them going.

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  23. I think I might have the same list! The pink grapefruit from Burt's Bees is my favorite. Thank you for sharing this post at Will Blog for Comments linkup #29. Hope to see you next week, too.

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    1. I haven't tried the pink grapefruit variety yet.

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  24. Funny we both have chapstick on our lists! The car is a great one too!

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  25. Great topic. I'm pretty sure my husband would agree with the phone thing since it never leaves my hands.
    But I gave up chapstick after reading how most of the ingredients are bad for us.
    It's actually kind of amazing how my lips don't get as dry now!
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  26. What a fun post! Reading all these links makes me want to blog about this and link up too :). I have no idea what I'll say yet, except for sure BOOKS - I'm with you on that. I could live without TV but not something to read.

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    1. Definitely! I wouldn't miss TV or movies as much as I'd miss books.

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  27. I think I'd agree with you on this list! But, there are times I purposefully leave my phone somewhere away from me so I'm not preoccupied with it.

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. I do that too; heck, sometimes I leave it somewhere not on purpose! I don't feel like I'm preoccupied with my phone since I really do mainly use it as a camera.

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  28. Joanne, great list! I agree with all that you listed.

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  29. That's an interesting list to think about and I think mine would be very similar!
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    1. It was fun to ponder.. and I've thought of so many thing that I could easily add to this list too. Like my sunglasses on sunny days (otherwise my eyes water!).

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  30. The Burts Bees flavor sounds good!

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    1. I don't typically like maple but I love that flavor.

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  31. I have to say, your list pretty much mirrors mine! Also, maybe I could live without my job, but for what it provides me, over and above money, it would seem sad not to have it!

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  32. We have many that are the same!! I couldn't live without Chapstick!! And I had a feeling your #1 would be books. ;o)

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  33. I agree with the books and ChapStick. Those are two things I know I can't live without.

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  34. I have The Heiress downloaded on my Kindle, but I haven't started it yet.

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    1. It was SO good! It was one of those books that once I got into the story I didn't want to put it down... they are a crazy and dysfunctional lot for sure.

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  35. I'm obviously whoa late to getting around to reading this post but I am curious to look at others' lists. Off the top of my head, I really cannot think of what I would say. Hmmm -

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    1. I had to poll nearly everyone in the house to come up with my list.

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  36. I realize our life situations are very different but I'm so thankful we can live without our car. I love being able to walk everywhere! And yes, I need my Carmex for my lips. And books! And I too will have a very short list next month :)

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    1. I do often wish we lived in an area where I could walk everywhere... and yet I love living out in nature and not really having many neighbors/noise around us so it is definitely a trade off.

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