Something I find makes life a bit easier or something thats healthy,
or perhaps its just a splurge. Here are a few.
First off, I'd like to share something "healthy".
ONE A DAY Women's (Plus Healthy Skin Support) I've been taking this
daily over the counter vitamin for over a year now. I really like it.
I can seriously tell you that I personally feel this vitamin has been
extremely beneficial to my health. I cannot say that about very
many products on the market. I do not suggest ever taking a supplement,
etc. without seeking professional medical advice first. My health
professional as well as my daughter's (she takes it too) are both agreeable with my choice.
My Y membership. I went to the Y for about 5 months last year.
It was so convenient since it was in the same parking lot as my daughters
school. She graduated from that school last May and I fell of the wagon.
I just couldn't justify the drive each morning. Really? My health isn't
worth the drive? Or was I just being Lazy? Probably Both! So.. I'm back on the
wagon. I do have to go out of my way each morning, but my butt can be
seen on an elliptical or treadmill each morning right about 7:15 am.
I can see a difference in my energy throughout the day AND when I'm
trying to fall asleep at night when I start my day with exercise.
This is probably one of the VERY basic models. It has no fancy gadgets.
You put the water in, you flip the switch and you steam clean your floors.
It came with two removable / washable cotton cloth pads that velcro (strong) to the bottom.
I was literally shocked at the amount of dirt it removed from my floors.
I LUV it, and it makes cleaning my hard floor surfaces SO much easier,
especially on the knees.
This next item was probably the least expensive, yet so very helpful.
I love to crochet and if you've been reading for any time at all, you've
probably caught on to that. It really does a number on my hands though.
I have to take breaks from it, or I get really sore hands / fingers. I saw somewhere
on the inter~webs that if you slide on some of these little pencil grips,
(purchased anywhere they sell school supplies) it really makes a difference.
They are soft, and they make smaller hooks slightly more bulky and easier to hold.
It really is the little things....
Ok.. this next one definitely falls in the splurge category, and it was a gift from my family.
The Keurig machine... why I love thee....
I only have to fill you every so often, due to your convenient water reservoir.
I can control how hot you heat my water.
I can set you to make coffee / hot or cold tea / hot cocoa, etc. before I even step a foot in the kitchen.
With 4 different members of our family, I can easily make 4 different hot beverages within minutes.
The only clean up is tossing the k cup in the trash when you're finished brewing.
To save money, I can brew my own coffee by using the little pop in filter kcup.
I have to be honest, this is not something I would have
bought myself, but I'm so appreciative to my hubs for spoiling me.
It came with a wonderful variety coffee's & teas.
I found some Coffee Shop (keurig brand) at Kroger that is decaf! Yay!
Cause mama's hands go to shaken with too much caffeine.. HA!
Our son liked it so much, he used some credits, coupon and Christmas money
to purchased one for his dorm room. Great for a quick, warm drink
while running out the door to class. This saves him from both
stopping for one on campus ($$) and wasting a whole pot of coffee
in the morning when he only needs / wants one cup. Win.
Last, but not least, this one I use to curl our daughters hair. She has
naturally wavy, thick hair. In the past, I have never been able to use
a standard curling iron, hot or soft rollers on her hair. I mean, I tried,
but the curl would fall out before she even left the house. So... I
watched a bunch of youtube videos featuring these curling wands.
She was getting ready to go to a formal and we REALLY wanted
curly hair. I purchased ours at Ulta for less than $30. It is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Not only does it curl her hair, the curls last until she washes her hair.
Trust me when I tell you, that is a major break through for us. She is all
into get'n "prettied up" these days and this curling wand has been a lifesaver.
Warning!! It gets HOT, HOT, HOT!! I use a glove (provided) on the hand that holds
and wraps her hair. It is not something you want to use every day. We use
it about once a week to keep from drying out or burning her hair. So
far, she has had no damage from it. This was our first attempt below.
Water fall braid with waves.
So.. care to share some of your favorite things??