How I Hide and Store My Essential Oils!

Have I mentioned my house is small and doesn't have a lot of storage?  I never could find a great place to store my essential oils where I could see them and they weren't all piled up on each other in a bag.  Then I realized that the space below my bedroom window is available and covered up most of the time by my blackout curtains, so I put in a few shelves and essential oil storage was created.  If your next question is, you keep your bedroom curtains closed most of the time, the answer is yes, I get migraines and dark and cold is the way to go so blackout curtains are the way for me.  Plus the windows there are small so I bought large floor-length curtains to extend the look and feel in the room.  I hope you find this little tip useful for storage and hiding some items you don't need to see every day.  Happy diffusing!


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Informational Newsletters, Yes They Do Exist!

There are two newsletters I get on a daily basis and try to read through as part of my routine to keep up on what is happening in the world of finance, technology, and just what is generally happening outside of Wyoming.


Daily Brew
The first is The Morning Brew, which comes out every morning and per their website - "The daily email newsletter covering the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley. Informative, witty, and everything you need to start your day."  I enjoy this newsletter for their commentary and their break down of financial information into an easy to read format for someone who isn't so financially inclined.  If you would like to subscribe to their daily email newsletter please use the link below.


morningbrew.com/daily/r/?kid=d7df03


Emerging Tech Brew
The second newsletter from the same company is Emerging Tech Brew, which comes out twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, per their website - "The latest in AI, IoT, drones, and more. If it's impacting the future of technology, you'll hear about it in this newsletter."  I enjoy this newsletter as someone who is in a technology field it helps keep me up to date on new trends and is a good resource to refer back to for historical information.  If you would like to subscribe to their twice a week newsletter please use the link below.


morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/r/?kid=d7df03

Lazy Susan's the Perfect Lazy Girl Organizing Option!

What organizing tool is better than something with lazy in the name, that's right I am talking about a lazy susan.  Lazy susan's aren't just for condiments on your parent's kitchen tables anymore, they are great for organizing in small spaces.  I use mine in my pantry for tall items that I group together or have a surplus of and use it in my bedroom on my nightstand for my essential items.  See my pics below of how I use a lazy susan in my life on a regular basis.  Also in case you are wondering, I love the Old Whaling Company body butter lotion and use it every evening, the scent I use right now is magnolia but every scent of theirs is great.  Check them out and order some bath bombs, candles, and other self-care items, you won't regret it!  Also, the black case on my bedroom lazy susan is a pill holder, I wanted something that didn't scream pill holder and was a little discreet.
The Home Edit book is amazing and well worth your time to read and a follow of them on Instagram (@thehomeedit), Clea and Joanna are hysterically and organizing magicians.  They make organizing fun to read about and put into action in your own life.  I recommend the book and Schitt's Creek which I started watching after following The Home Edit after just a short time.  Great show!


I hope you all find this little shortcut in organizing helpful and check The Home Edit book out, items are linked below.  Happy Organizing!

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Walking a Marathon?!

That's right this lazy girl is walking a marathon in the near future.  You read that right, WALKING, I don't do the r-word (run), am just not built for it, but I set a goal a while back so I am off to walk a marathon with the support of my sisters in tow.  I thought maybe you all would be interested to know what I am using to get me through this very long turtle paced journey.  Below is my list of products some gifted by amazing friends and family and some just great products.

Maven Thread - Motivate Leggings in Hustle Camo - I love these leggings they have deep pockets on both sides and don't cause me any chaffing which is important on long walks.  I have a lot of their leggings and headbands, I like this brand a lot.

Brooks Running Shoes - Pure Cadence - The soles on these shoes make my feet happy what more can I say, they have a lot of miles on them and need to make it 26.2  more to the finish line.  I have had an issue in the past finding some shoelaces for another pair of Brooks I had and their customer service went so above and beyond, I will be a customer for life because of that experience.

Love Your Melon - wide headband - these headbands are great, and they give back, for products you buy they donate to kids and families battling cancer and also make hats for kids in treatment.

Justin's - Dark Chocolate Cashew Cups - these are a great pick me up while walking I freeze them so they thaw out along the way.  I keep a stash in my fridge at all times.

Bombas - Women's Performance Running Socks - this brand also gives back for every pair of socks purchased they donate a pair to people in need.  These socks are great as they are cushioned where I tend to blister and also provide some arch support and are seamless.

BobyGlide - I use this on my feet on areas where I tend to blister and it works great.

Anker Charging Battery - this keeps my phone charged for my podcasts and music to keep me going

Megababe Products - These products have been lifesavers their Thigh Rescue is great for preventing chaffing of any of kind whether you are wearing or dress or walking long distances.  Bust Dust is great for keeping the girls dry and irritation-free.  Their sunny pits deodorant is aluminum-free and smells a little like Love's BabySoft Fresh Lemon perfume for anyone that grew up in the same era I did and started their foray into perfume with the Love's BabySoft collection.

Kuyou Hydration Backpack - this is a great help when walking long distances so I don't have to rely on hydration stations or carrying water bottles with me.  I can also represent some of my tribe who have supported me through this process, notice the Little Lotus Yoga pin, and my State of Wyoming pin!

Finally, you need a great support tribe, family, friends, yoga studio peeps, and just everyone you can find to support you along the way.  Find them and relish them, I couldn't be on this journey without them!



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Super Thankful! - Happy Thanksgiving!

I purchased this shirt from The Shop Forward, they have a great selection of apparel, hats and other items that support good causes throughout the world.  It all started with #pimpinjoy and grew from there.  This pullover supports military families throughout the holiday season, which is a cause near and dear to my heart, shout out to my fam stationed at Vandenberg!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday and takes some time to be super thankful!  If you find it in your heart to support a good cause, check out The Shop Forward.

A Stocking Stuffer You Can Use All Year Round!

I started using a Burst toothbrush a year ago and my teeth appreciate it as much as I do.  They are squeaky clean, literally, my back molars squeak some days.  I shared my experience with my youngest sister and she got them for her family and said the same thing.  I know an electric toothbrush as a stocking stuffer isn't a fun gift, but it is something I use every day and am happy I purchased.
Here are some benefits of the Burst toothbrush, charcoal bristles, it has a 2-minute timer with interval technology that pulses every 30 seconds for you to move to a different section of your mouth, 3 brush modes, whitening, sensitive, and massage.  Finally, it will last up to four weeks on one two hour charge and has a lifetime guarantee.  See a pic of mine charging below, also the shelf I use is linked below along with Burst toothbrush purchase links and promo code.  The toothbrush comes in three different colors, white, black, and rose gold, I personally recommend the white just for ease of cleaning.  For $6 per toothbrush head, you will get a new one sent to you every 3 months via their subscription plan, I recommend this as it is a set it and forget it plan for me. 

                                  

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Create Your Own Cookbook Shelf!

I live is a very small house, as such storage is at a premium.  I like to dabble in cooking for myself and my friends and family.  I also have several cookbooks that have been given to me, but where to store all those cookbooks?  The space behind my backdoor is a space that isn't used much so I created a cookbook shelf using this half crate from Home Depot (I went recently and didn't see it in stores anymore but check your Home Depot paint aisle anyway, you never know).
I spray painted the shelf a color that matches my kitchen decor, and then screwed it into the wall.  If you are screwing it into a stud you are all set, if not I recommend using drywall anchors since there will be some weight involved in storing your cookbooks.  If you don't have wall space, another great area to store cookbooks is in a crate on top of your refrigerator or on the top shelf in your pantry where you have some spare space.  You can spray-paint the crate to match your kitchen or decoupage it with some artwork or designs that you like, it could even be tiled to match a backsplash.

I have linked some crates below from Amazon that would work great to make a cookbook shelf or to store your cookbooks in on your countertop.  Happy fall cooking!

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Gardening with Power Tools, Yes Please!

While the weather is still decent do you want to take advantage of it and plant some spring bulbs?  If the answer is yes and you like any excuse to use power tools, like I do, get a bulb auger.  I follow the Garden Answer on YouTube and Instagram and have learned so much from their videos, including how to use a bulb auger.  They planted over 1,000 spring bulbs, can you imagine!!  It was inspiring to watch so I planted a meager 45 daffodils this week.  The job was made a lot easier with my drill, and the bulb auger linked below from Amazon.  Happy gardening!

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Winter Candles, my favorite scents of the year!

Do you or someone you know love winter scented candles?  If you do, like I do, this candle is for you.  I have a slight, ever-growing candle addiction.  I love to come home in the evening and put my comfies on and light a candle.

Winter Clementine has a fresh citrus smell with a background of fresh balsam or pine.  The reasons I love this candle are the burn time, listed as 105 hours, it has far outlasted my other three-wick candles.  Don't get me wrong I love my other 3 wick candles but their burn time tends to be a little on the short side.  The scent is not overpowering but still perfumes my living room after being lit for only a few moments.  Finally, the price is decent when compared with other two and three-wick seasonal candles with long burn times.  If you add in free shipping via Amazon Prime (if you have a membership) it is a great deal, so start that retail therapy and get your home smelling like the holidays.  Please feel free to shop the link below for this candle in medium size.


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Hallmark Christmas Movies Checklist App!

It is that time of year again, Hallmark Christmas movies have already started and to keep track of all the premieres on both Hallmark channels, there is an app for that!  Below are the instructions on how to install the app on an iOS device and a link to the app via the App Store/Play Store.  Happy Holidays (can you believe I am saying that and Halloween is here)!

Find the app in the App Store/Play Store, and download it.











Once downloaded open the app and proceed through the confirmation screens.
 

Enter your zip code and provider information, and click Confirm.
                                

Next, select whether you would like notifications on your mobile device.













Then select which movies you would like added to your calendar.  For me personally, I have both Hallmark channels via Philo (more on that in a future post) and selected to watch the premieres of both the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
I also selected to add reminders to my calendar for each premier and then selected the calendar on my mobile device I wanted the reminders added to, on an iOS device your default calendar may just be named Calendar.  Once this process is complete reminders will be added to your calendar for each new premier (see example below).



To download the Hallmark Movie Checklist app visit the following the Hallmark Channel.









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