Okay, so I never finished part II (or more) of the Mommyhood at Three Months but that's okay. More later, sometime, on that topic.
Being a mom now time is more precious. Domino Magazine lists a section on the last page entitled "10 Things That Make Me Happy". Excluding the wonderful family and friends, etc., more towards material objects. This list is along the same lines.
Here's a few of mine ... in no particular order.
#1 Global Knives
I have an 8" Santoku and a 4" pairing. All I need, no unnecessary chopping gadgets here. My knives are in dire need of sharpening, though.
#2 All-Clad pots and pans
These pots and pans will last me a long time. They conduct heat, oven safe, and just help me make better food - through searing, sauces, sauteing, boiling, frying, whatever. They're beautiful too!
#3 BaByliss Flat Iron
Yeah, it cost four times as much as the other flat irons I've bought before, but it works at least ten times faster and better, and the cheap ones break. It heats up in less than a minute, has multiple temperature settings and my hair stays straight and smooth until I wash it again. Totally worth it.
#4 Breast Pump
I am happy I can work outside the home and still breastfeed my baby. There are nursing mothers' rooms at work that have these pumps in them and we can reserve them like a conference room and make food for our babies. They also make nice pumps that are for personal use. This is one of my happiest things!
I should also give an honorary shout-out to the Lansinoh brand, which has been highly recommended by several friends for their accessories like storage and protection.