1. We madly love our Jabra products. This year we received the Clipper, the Sport and the Freeway. My ears are too small (I have seriously tiny ears) to support the Jabra Sport Bluetooth headset, so Daniel got to keep that one and he uses it often. He likes the wireless headset a lot, finds it easy to use and thinks that the sound is great. I use the Jabra Clipper daily around the house. I really like this, because when I'm listening to my iPod, I'm also usually moving around the house. The fact that I'm not tethered to my iPod by headphones keeps me from getting the headphone tangled up in things (which I used to do all the time). Again, the Clipper is easy to use, and the sound is great.
|The Jabra Freeway|
2. My kids' favorite product of the year is definitely their LeapFrog LeapPad. Judging from the stories I've been hearing lately, everyone else thinks this device looks great too- I know there's a great shortage of them for purchase these days! If you can find one though, you'll love it. The kids find it easy to use, love all the apps and e-books and games and videos that we've added to it, and ask to play it often. Ethan likes to take pictures with the built-in camera, and I'm always amused by the scenes he's captured.
The only thing that we don't love about the LeapPad is that it runs on AA batteries, and burns through them pretty quickly. However, this often offers us a good excuse to make the kids stop playing with it for a while, so it's not a total negative. We've invested in some rechargeable batteries for it now, so we're not throwing away so many batteries all the time. Other than that, this is a device that we've been using for some time now and absolutely adore. Even Daniel and I have been known to play the games on it from time to time after the kids have gone to bed :)
3. The only thing that wasn't on both my favorite things list and Daniel's is my Miche purse. I have been lucky enough to bookend 2011 with wins of Miche purses, one from a giveaway on another blog and one from Miche's Facebook giveaway. (Which is still going on- go enter!)
Miche bags are so cool- they consist of a base bag and shells that snap on and off. You can change your look without having to dump everything out of your purse and switch it to another one.
Disclosure: We received the Jabra products and the LeapPad to review for ourselves, as stated on previous posts about these products. I won the Miche bag in a blog giveaway. I received no additional compensation for this post.