Welcome to my new blogging/vlogging series. I did this series for awhile a couple of years ago, but I didn’t think many people were interested in seeing it. So, I slowly stopped posting about it each month.
Then, I started my YouTube channel and asked if y’all would be interested in a favorites post and many said they would, so I thought I would bring it back. This time around, I want to focus on 5 products. Four of the products will be organizing/home items and the last will be a lifestyle favorite. My lifestyle favorite can be a book, makeup, beauty products, music, etc.
So, without further ado, here are my favorite things for March 2015…
(in no particular order)
#1 – Sticky Notes
I am a person that lives by the sticky note. I have them everywhere: my computer at work, planner, refrigerator, bathroom mirror, etc. I have trouble remembering things, I am not sure if it is because I am a mom or because I am getting older. Either way, I have to write things down to remember them.
You can purchase sticky notes from any retailer. My absolute favorites come from the Target Dollar Spot. This set cost $1.00 for two sets of adorable notes.
#2 – Staedtler Pens
The planner addict in me loves pens. I have tried many different kinds to use in my planner and the Staedtler pens are by far my favorite. I love how they write and they do not bleed through my Erin Condren planner pages. Plus, they have an awesome case that acts as a easel when using the pens. Thumbs up all around from this momma.
I have the 20 count and 10 count sets and I carry both with me on a daily basis. The 20 count goes with my planner in my Erin Condren clutch and the 10 count goes in my planner accessories pouch.
#3 – Address Stamp
Prior to January, I purchased labels all the time to use on envelopes and packages. I got tired of having to spend money on labels (even making your own costs money for ink and label paper), so I decided I needed to invest in a stamp. With a stamp, I would only have to buy it once. The only amount I would have to spend every once in awhile would be for the ink.
Amber Housley was running a daily deal on Jane.com. So, I decided to take the plunge. She had many different designs to choose from too. I spent around $20.00 for the stamp and shipping. Not too bad when labels can end up costing that much for a couple of sheets.
After using it for 2 months, I still love it!
Side note: Sorry about the crazy way I am holding the stamp in my video. I was trying to avoid my address on the front of the stamp.
#4 – Label Maker
Do you own a label maker? For awhile, I wanted one but didn’t want to spend the extra cash on something I wasn’t sure I was going to use.
For Christmas in 2012, I was given a gift card to The Container Store and I felt it was the perfect time to break down and purchase a label maker.
Almost 2 1/2 years later, I still love this label maker. I have used it so much more than I ever imagined. I use it for file folders, creating labels for shelves and drawers, documents, and the list goes on.
#5 – What Alice Forgot
Each month, I would like to include one lifestyle favorite. This month, it didn’t take any thought about what item I wanted to choose.
My New Years Resolution for 2015 was to start reading. I have never been a reader. I think my issue with reading comprehension in high school discouraged me from reading. So, from that point on, I only purchased magazines and that was solely to look at the pictures inside.
Well, I decided 2015 was the perfect time to get a different mindset on reading. My goal is to read one book a month for the entire year. So, 12 books total. I am on book #4 right now and it isn’t even April yet. So, I am pretty excited about my progress.
My favorite book so far has been What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I seriously sat for two straight days after work and finished the book. I couldn’t stop reading it! And, I guarantee you that I will read it again.
So, what is the book about?
Alice is 39 years old and at the gym. She falls, bumps her head, and gets amnesia. She thinks she is 29, married, and pregnant. At 39, she doesn’t have a baby and is divorced. So, Alice takes you through a journey of her trying to regain those 10 years of her life. But, the thing is, does she even like the person she has become and how did she get to where she is today?
I highly recommend this book. If you do decide to read this one, please email me or contact me and let me know your thoughts.
(link to video on YouTube)