Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stuff I Like

I regularly read a blog called Peanut Butter Fingers.  I don't remember how I found her blog, but she mixes health & fitness with everyday life.  She's relatable, which is something that a lot of other fitness bloggers totally miss.  She usually blogs twice a day and I really like that.  Every Friday, her post is "Things I'm Loving".  I have tried several things based on her recommendation, from food to websites to make up.  Her posts made me think about a few things that I am loving right now, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Simply Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

I've been having a terrible time with my hair for the last year.  It's very damaged no matter what I try.  I've learned recently that your hair is a strong indicator of your overall health.  My doctor and I have it narrowed down to low iron and possibly thyroid issues.  Until we can get those issues under control, this shampoo & conditioner make my hair at least manageable.  It's expensive, but if you are desparate, it certainly helps.  I order it from Amazon.

Walmart Savings Catcher App

I learned about this from a friend at work.  It's a free app & here's how it works.  You scan your Walmart receipts up to 7 days after your purchase.  The app take 2-3 days to compare prices with local competitors, which includes stores up to an hour away.  If lower prices are found, you get the difference in the form of an e-card, which can be used online or in the store.  I've been using the app since Aug. 26th and I have $14.96 credit available.  I love that it tells you exactly which items were lower, and what store had the lower price.


I learned about from the PB Fingers blog.  It's an online consignment store.  You can sell your clothes or buy clothes.  I sold some of my clothes and made a decent amount, but then I sold some of Miles' clothes and lost a lot of money. If you decide to try it, make sure you read all the details.  Your percentage is based on what they are going to sell each item for, so you practically give away items that are less than $10.  It's a very easy process though.  You just request a bag, fill it with accepted items, and send it back in the postage paid bag.  They are picky about brands, so make sure you do your homework.

I don't have a great way to sell my clothes, so even though you take a big hit, I still like this the best of any options I've tried for my clothes.  I have bought several items from them and really like that part of it.  They are very reasonable & the shipping is cheap.  I've bought around 10-15 items and have been happy with all but 2 of them.  It's kind of like Ebay with a middle man that inspects the items.

Flameless candles with timer

I bought a few flameless candles at Hobby Lobby recently.  One was for inside a lantern & a real candle wouldn't have worked.  Darrin noticed that they have a timer on them.  If you choose the timer side, they will come on at the same time every night and stay on for 6 hours.  Mine come on at 6pm.  I probably wouldn't turn them on very often if I had to manually do it, but I love walking by and seeing them on.  They are battered operated, but I haven't had to change the batteries yet.


My sister-in-law, Crystal, has gotten me hooked on these Crocs.  I've never had any Crocs before b/c most of them aren't very cute, in my opinion.  They are just flat, ballet shoes and they are so comfortable. I can wear them all day without my feet hurting, which is an accomplishment.  Even my tennis shoes hurt my feet after an entire day of wearing them.  I have these Crocs in brown & leopard.  I'm thinking about buying them in black & rounding out my collection, which is what I do.  I typically wear an 8.5, but I wear an 8 in these, just in case you order online, go down a little.  They would be great for my teacher friends.

Canz speaker

This was a Christmas present from Crystal last year. If you've been to my house for any reason, you know we use this all the time. It's a wireless bluetooth speaker.  We connect from our phones and play Pandora.  It's simple to use and has a great sound.  We use it every time we have company & Darrin listens to it a lot when he's getting ready in the morning.  You can buy them on Amazon.  Highly recommend.  Speaking from experience, it's a great Christmas gift too!

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Stuff I Like.  Maybe I'll do it again some time. Let me know if you try any of these recommendations!

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