I can’t believe it is already time to share more of my favorite things with you guys. Where did July go? I seems like it should still be May and now, we are almost looking at Back to School time.
Even though the month went quickly, it makes me happy because I get to share more of my favorite things. This month, I have a variety of items to share and I hope you like them.
Honestly, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to place this beauty on my list. I have raved about it over and over again, but I haven’t featured it on my Favorite Things list until now.
If this is your first time seeing my FoxyDori let me give you a little background information. A FoxyDori is a faux Midori traveler’s notebook. Many shops have started selling similar notebooks in varying sizes, materials, and accessories. My FoxyDori came from The Foxy Fix on etsy. I have put the exact link at the bottom of this post.
Many people use them for planners, but I am using mine as a wallet. I have disliked wallets for a long time because they end up a complete mess in my purse. I end up piling everything in the coin compartment, which totally defeats the purpose of the wallet. So, when I ordered my FoxyDori, I decided to try using it as my wallet. I have included my wallet setup video at the bottom of this post too. And, I love it! I have everything in my FoxyDori and I can literally grab it and go. Sometimes, I don’t even bother carrying a purse to the grocery store because I don’t need it.
2. Heidi Swapp Stamps
I have mentioned in some of my planner videos that I would rather use stamps in my planner than stickers. Don’t get me wrong. I love stickers and use them a lot in my planner, but I like the fact that I do not have to purchase stamps over and over again. So, basically, they are more of an investment.
Back in May, I was introduced to the Peachy Cheap website and it has been the best discovery. These Heidi Swapp mini stamps were my first purchase. I got all five sets for only around $8.99 plus a couple of dollars for shipping.
I have used them non-stop in my planner. They are very well made, have many useful sayings, and adorable.
3. Eagle Creek Packing Cubes
When I was first introduced to packing cubes, I was really skeptical. Why in the world would I want to spend extra money on unnecessary packing items? The way I was packing seemed fine, so why change it? But, one of my favorite organizers said the same thing, she tried them once, and it changed the way she packed. So, I purchased a set to try out.
Let me say that these little beauties made packing so much more organized. Before, I crammed everything in one piece of luggage and could barely get the zipper to close. Now, I have extra space at the top of my luggage.
I did not purchase these for full price. To be honest, I never would’ve tried them for full-price. I got 25% off both sets. One I purchased from Shoebuy.com and the other, I purchased from ebags.com.
If you would like to try out packing cubes, but don’t want to spend that much, there are other brands. Ebags has a line exclusive to their site that are cheaper, I think.
4. Reisenthel Smart Shopper
When I went to visit my sister at the beginning of July, I didn’t take a purse. I just carried my Whipping Post tote full of blog stuff and this bag. I used this Reisenthel Smart Shopper on outings. I carried it shopping, out to eat, and to the zoo. It carried all of my necessities and didn’t get heavy at all. I think for $6.99, it was definitely a steal.
And, the great thing about it is that when you aren’t using it, you can fold it up and place the red elastic band around it.
5. Sanuk Yoga Slings 2
My first lifestyle favorite is another pair of shoes. I saw one of my friends wearing these sandals in a facebook picture and I had to know what they were and where she got them. Once she told me, I immediately ordered a pair and they are so comfortable. The bottom is made of yoga mat material and the bands that wrap around your feet are very stretchy. Don’t size up. I usually wear a 7 1/2 and I ordered a 7 and they fit great.
I plan to order a few more pairs to wear while teaching this fall.
6. Chi Silk Infusion
I have turned into a person that doesn’t like to spend a large amount of money on hair products. I was given a sample of Chi Silk Infusion and started trying it out in January. Let me say that I have naturally wavy and frizzy hair. I can usually tell if it is humid or raining outside by what my hair does or does not do in the mornings. So, I have a routine that I go through to get my hair looking presentable before walking out of the door in the mornings.
In January, I added this product to the mix. I wash my hair at night, towel dry it, and apply this product to my hair wet. You can apply it after blow drying, but I didn’t want it to make my hair look greasy.
Then, I let my hair air dry for a little bit, then blow dry. I have learned that washing my hair at night time makes my hair less frizzy in the mornings.
Now, this past month, I ran out of my Chi Silk Infusion. A little bit goes a long way because I used the small sample size for about 6 months. Granted, I do not wash my hair every night, but every other night.
When I went to purchase a full size bottle, I discovered that it was $25.00. I immediately said, “I am not paying that much for a hair product.” So, I went to Wal-Mart and purchased something that I thought was going to be equivalent, but a lot cheaper. This product was only a couple of dollars. And, after using it in my hair once, I knew why it was so cheap. It made my hair feel like straw. So, I broke down and purchased the Chi Silk Infusion because I loved it and it worked. The regular size bottle will last me a long time too.
I hope you enjoyed my favorite things for the month of July. And, I hope you watch my YouTube video and subscribe to my channel.
*Travel Organization videos
*FoxyDori Wallet Setup video
*Wide Wanderlust FoxyDori
*Peachy Cheap website
*Heidi Swapp stamps
*Reisenthel Smart Shopper
*Eagle Creek Packing Cubes
*Sanuk Yoga Slings 2
*Chi Silk Infusion