My Favorite Things: 2020 Edition

As 2020 rolls to a close and we all let out a very long sigh of relief, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the items that made my year a little bit brighter. These are my favorite things that kept me occupied, made life easier, and added value to a year that really needed it.

Hiking Boots W/ Style

Since it seems like the only thing to do this year was to explore the outdoors at a distance, hiking became one of the main outdoor activities we took part in. As a type 1 diabetic, and anyone else really, foot comfort is a high priority (we have sensitive piggies). I love this brand of hiking boots and after a full year of hikes, they are better than ever. Find a similar pair of boots here.

Leggings With Pockets

Before 2020, I had never truly experienced the luxury of wearing leggings WITH POCKETS. You can hold so much…. a phone… an insulin pump… snacks… you name it. This brand offers so many options, all with pockets to make your workouts that much easier. Oh, and the company originally incorporated the pockets into the apparel with the founder’s type 1 diabetic brother in mind! (You can also find this cropped half-zip on their website as well) Shop them here.

Cup of Oj T1D Gift Box

I am so proud of this T1D gift box that I put together this year with Be With Blue. It is filled with some of my favorite goodies, including some items from my Cup of Oj Shop! This box makes a great diaversary (diabetes diagnosis anniversary) or birthday gift for any T1D in your life. Shop the Cup of Oj T1D Gift Box here.

Coffee + Latte Maker That Is Actually easy To use

This coffee maker has made my year a bit easier to handle. It comes with a built-in frother to make some fun lattes, cappuccinos, and more. It’s also easy to use, which is nice because I know very little about fancy coffee drinks and this makes it incredibly easy to make them. Find this coffee maker here.

Casual Bodysuit That I Lived in All Summer

All I have to say is that I never used to be a bodysuit person and this has completely changed my perspective. It also snaps at the bottom so you don’t have to worry about any romper-esque bathroom issues. (See photo of the bodysuit below) Shop it here.


These are hands down my favorite device patches. They have tackled the ocean, the hot tub, and workouts in the Las Vegas summer to ensure that my Dexcom stays on the entire life of my sensor. Shop them here and get 10% off with code CUPOFOJ.


Do you know what really makes you feel like a grown-up sometimes? Owning a cocktail shaker set. It’s the perfect addition for your chic millennial bar cart, and it’s ideal for whipping up some low carb cocktails. Shop my cocktail set here.

Great Book – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Love, love, loved this book! It’s a New York Times Bestseller about twin sisters, who grow up to live two very different lives in two very different worlds — one black, and one white. It’s about family, and origins, and the reasons why people choose to live as something other than they are. Pick up a copy of it here.

Chic Wine Glasses That Adam Thinks Look Stupid

I’ve been told (by Adam) that these wine glasses look like buckets on sticks, but I PERSONALLY think they are very cute and chic. If I feel fancy drinking wine while quarantining in sweatpants, they must be doing something right! Shop them here.

I hope you enjoyed diving into a few of my 2020 favorite things! Now let’s move onto 2021 and manifest a year of health, happiness, and lots of safe social interaction. Thank you for a wonderful year of Cup of Oj and stay tuned for lots of fun next year! Happy New Year! – Ariana

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