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Oprah may be one of the richest women in the world, but not all of her favorite things are budget-busters. Some of them are actually affordable. Every year she shares her favorite things with her viewers. Some of them are extravagant items like $180 pound cake or $495 duffel bags. In celebration of the queen of talk's retirement from daytime TV, here are some of her recession-friendly favorite things from over the years.
I love being a homemaker, and I'll very happily cook and bake all day. It's the cleaning up that gets to me. That's just not my favorite thing to do. I'll put off mopping my kitchen floor until I can't walk across it without getting stuck--or we're having company, whichever comes first. Under normal circumstances, that is.