Category Archives: Favorite Products

Favorite Products is a compilation of things I really like and have used and absolutely recommend. Most of the items can be used in a residential or business environment. I may have tried these items in my own home or a clients home but I do think they are worth their value and a great products.

No stress method to packing for a cruise with little effort?

Carnival Paradise

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As I watched videos on what to take on a cruise. I didn’t want to break the bank buying unnecessary things so….. I started a Travel Bin in a Mens Shoe Box but….I  filled that up to fast and did’nt have any room to grow. Therefore, I moved everything into a Deep sweater box from the Container Store & that worked better.

I like for  everything in my luggage must be neatly organized. So….I started looking at new Packing cubes & ended up purchasing these.

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They worked pretty well. I have no complaints at all. I went with this loud green color to ensure they didn’t blend into the State Room bedding, carpet or bathroom space & get left behind.

So after checking off

  1. Luggage
  2. Packing Cubes

I moved on to the necessary toiletries. I found a list online that seemed to cover everything. So I printed it out months in advance to keep in my Travel Bin (Deep Sweater Box). 

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Anything I wanted  to take on the trip … I just dropped into this bin so I didn’t have to look for anything once it was time to pack.IMG_9080-300x225 No stress method to packing for a cruise with little effort?

I kept my checklist & pen in the same bin on a clipboard so that I could easily mark off anything I added to the bin.

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Then after I came back from the cruise I simply dropped all my travel items back in this bin until my next trip. #SuperSimple. Once unpacked I stored the packing cubes inside my Luggage.

 

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One thing mentioned on the checklist was a Power Strip because most Staterooms only have one plug. Being the organizer I am, I took a Power strip with me which was convenient since we all had gadgets to plug up.

Although I will be purchasing another PowerStrip that is majority USB connection to keep in my Travel Bin. I wanted more usb ports so that I wouldn’t have to bring all these cords & Plug square( the part that plugs in). Some are bulkier than others….. Id rather plug into the usb port.

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One thing that wasn’t on any of the list were Paper Towels. My mom and I found that we always wanted a paper towel to wipe our hands. I did have wet wipes but we also needed dry paper towels.  The Cruise line  put’s great effort into not littering in the beautiful sea so…..you will only find small Paper Towels in the Bar area or the Visitor Bathrooms around the boat. In the dining areas they only provide cloth napkins. That way the don’t have to increase cruise cost to cover paying a team on a boat to follow the ship to clean up any waste dropped in the sea.

So next time I will bring 1 roll of paper towels in my checked luggage.

 

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So that’s it for my cruise tips. Feel free to check out my other posts &  go follow me on Social Media to stay up to date.

Happy Cruising !!!!

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My favorite cleaning products.

img_9842 My favorite cleaning products.So I always order my cleaning products from The Grove Collaborative.

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I love the fact that they cost less than what my local retailers sells them for. They are non-toxic, smell great & are delivered to my door step. Talk about great time management.  Not to mention that The Gove Callobaritive gives you free items to try.

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So….. For a while now I’ve been wanting to try the Mrs. Meyers Laundry line. They recently offered these items free with a $20 purchase, so I jumped on that deal…… Once my order arrived I quickly unboxed it all. Right then and there I knew I had a date with our home the next day.  These products smell so good I was overly anxious to use them.
I started with my Mrs. Meyers Basil multi surface cleaner in my Master Bathroom.  The wonderful basil smell filled my rooms and that made me wipe every surface in my space. I cleaned like I was being graded.

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I cleaned everything…. I emptied kitchen drawers & cleaned inside every utensil drawer.

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Then I started washing the dishes with my new Method HoneyCrisp Apple dish soap and OMG! The scent coming from that  was heavenly.

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So my Wednesday was filled with nothing but cleaning. I used Mrs. Meyers & Method products to clean all the following spaces.

If your interested in checking out The Grove for yourself take a look here.

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Thinking about starting a blog?

If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog I say “Go for it!” I recently started this one and I have done so by reading & watching You Tube videos. I’ve thought about it for a while but didn’t really know how it all worked.  I started my journey in March of 2017. It’s now a month later and everything is pretty much setup. I just need to fine tune a few items and continue to add relevant content.

I use Host Gator who is awesome I think. I had to call support once & they quickly helped me out. I have multiple domains and they area all through HostGator.
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I’m starting a Paleo lifestyle…….

I’m tired of feeling bad, so I’m starting a Paleo lifestyle

I am now 43 years of age and I truly understand that I have to do better when it comes too my health. I’m one of those people who does not get enjoyment out of working out. For me its just no fun. I cannot cling to or focus on the fact that I will ” Have more energy later” or ” look & feel great in the end”.  Because of all the pain I’m going through just to get this new routine started.

Like my father, I am a person who is always busy. I getting up everyday and do “stuff”. I don’t just sit around on the couch all day working the remote. Usually I’m constantly moving. I work on my organizing projects around the house in between sitting at my desk for a few hours at a time. This way Im not sitting all day long.

In effort to live a totally natural lifestyle I’m changing a lot of the habits we have… especially our habits around food. I usually shop at Costco or Sam’s Club. I do this because buying in bulk is cheaper. I ran across a cook book that I am so interested in. I’ve already ordered this cookbook and I anticipate it’s arrival….

Quick Paleo recipes made in 30 minutes of less

I received this book The Fat Burning Kitchen for free… I only paid for shipping….

I figure as long as I move about on a regular basis and eat healthy, I should live a long healthy life. Our new Paleo Lifestyle is going to help tremendously. Not eating processed foods make all the difference in the world in how we feel. Personally I do not feel my best. I’m quite sure it’s due to my eating habits.

If you will notice I say start a Paleo lifestyle…. and not start a Paleo diet. I learned long ago that “diets” do not work…. to me diets are like medicine. They are nothing more than temporary band aids for a problem.  I don’t want a temporary fix. I want a permanent solution.  I want to eat tasty, healthy meals on a daily basis. Really…..how much is that to ask. Once I receive my new cook books I’ll keep you posted on our progress. Feel free to order your own copy and keep in touch and let me know what you think. We can be each others accountability partner. I know I’ll need one… 🙂 How about you?

Quick Paleo recipes made in 30 minutes of less

 

 

 

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Books Im reading

Im super excited and cant wait to receive Real Life Organizing.  It’s written by Cassandra Aarssen AKA ClutterBug on You Tube.

In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:

• Create a Household Management Binder

• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen

• Create an IN/OUT system

• Organize paperwork based on your unique style

• Create a Kitchen Command Center

• Organize your holidays with a gift closet

• Build the best toy organizing system

• And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home

Not to mention you get entered into a giveaway for a Roomba 980  which cost over $898.

Here are the Books I’m reading to gain more information:

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The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded:

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The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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This is the Diffuser I own and love!

Housmile (600ml ,Wood Grain) Essential Oil Diffusers Ultrasonic High Capacity Globe Cool Mist Humidifiers

Humidify your living space, to relieve stress, and bury unpleasant smells like cigarette smoke, pet odors, and dirty laundry. This allows  you to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with soothing aromatherapy.
A High Capacity Oil Diffuser is an ideal way to add moist, comfortable air to your Home, Office, Spa, Yoga ,Bedroom, Hotel rooms and even workplace cubicles and so on. They are also a great way to freshen your space with a healthy option of a ” smell good” scent to have in the air. This one has a wood-like grain design with warm color. Continuously run time of 15 hrs with 600ml water capacity. This is the 3rd Version.Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-10.28.36-AM-278x300 This is the Diffuser I own and love!

This unit works well in a open concept space. It runs long enough for the aroma to linger & soak into everything in the space. Oils usually take from 20 to 30 minutes to enter your bloodstream. Inhaling such great properties has been known to be mood changing and anxiety calming. This unit can be used on a daily basis to continuously clean the air. Due to its size it is portable and can be moved around. I recommend wiping out the interior of the unit when switching to a different oil or blend.Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-10.28.36-AM-278x300 This is the Diffuser I own and love!

 

 

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My Go to Cleaning products

Because Im trying to keep toxins out of our household I am purging anything toxic.  These are products I recommend because I’ve used them in my own home as well as for clients & think they are great.

 My Go to Cleaning products
Smells good, works great & is cost effective.

Mrs Meyers can be purchased from Amazon, Target or The Grove Collaborative to name a few. Amazon is easy cause it shows up on your door step usually within 24-48 hours when you have a Prime membership. Or you can always swing by Target and pick some up.

If you like me and just dont have the time. Setup The Grove Collaborative, which is like putting the shopping on auto pilot. They will auto ship you the cleaning products of your choice all the while giving you freebies….feel free to check out all the details here. You can score a free $10 free for using this link.

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