A new month means I get to share my favorites from the previous month. For October, I have some decorating, beauty, organizing, and food items. So, let’s just hop right into it.
Thirty-One Gifts Cinch Sac
Both of my kids have one of these bags. My daughter has the hot pink one (in the picture) and my son has the gray one. Derrick takes his to and from daycare everyday. They make great bags for outtings or even an overnight bag for your kiddos. My daughter usually fills hers with books, toys, and DVDs when we are traveling to visit family.
Since my son is small, we use his as a type of diaper bag. We carry an extra change of clothes, wipes, and pull-ups in it. Mommy is ready to say goodbye to the pull-ups, though. But, Derrick has been a lot harder to potty-train than Kate. He is just not interested in it. Any tips are welcome and appreciated.
WD Passport External Hard Drive
This probably should’ve made my list the first month I started this series because it is the thing that keeps me organized overall. All of my documents, blog post write-ups, photos, and videos are held on this external.
Now, I do recommend backing up your storage devices and I do that periodically. I learned the hard way last year when my previous external fell off of my kitchen counter and broke. I sent it off and it was going to cost $2,000 to recover all of my documents. Needless to say, I didn’t pay the money and lost 3 years worth of photos, documents, and printables.
I have my external strapped into a cushioned case as well in case something happens again.
DoBee Designs bookmark
I am sure y’all know by now that I have been reading a lot in 2015. My New Years Resolution was to read 12 books by the end of the year. I am on book #12 right now and I still have two months to go.
I purchased myself a cute bookmark to use to mark my spot when reading and I absolutely love it. It came from DoBee Designs on etsy and it is metal. They have other products, but I think the bookmarks are adorable. They are hammered on the edges and can be customized with anything.
This time last year, I had no idea about Luminara candles. That is until my mom gifted me one for Christmas. A Luminara candle is a battery operated candle and has a fake flame. But, the flame moves around and looks just like the real deal. I have two now and plan on adding to my collection because they add a wonderful cozy feeling to my home.
I have the 5 inch size, but they come in a wide range of sizes and colors. And, you can get them scented as well. Mine smell like vanilla.
Pond’s Cold Cream
My mom used Pond’s Cold Cream when I was little and she still uses it now to take off her eye makeup. I used it up until a few years ago and I have no idea why I stopped using it. I was in Wal-Mart a few months ago and decided to pick up another jar. And, it reminded me why I loved the product so much.
My Philosophy Purity face wash gets off most of my eye makeup, except a small amount of mascara. This cream takes the rest of the mascara off and leaves my eye area extra moisturized. I have dry skin, so any extra moisturizer is greatly appreciated. And, this awesome cream doesn’t break the bank. It is at Wal-Mart and many other retailers for about $5.00.
Luna Protein Bars
I shared a couple of months ago that I decided to go gluten-free to help with my thyroid issues. Due to that, I had to change many of my routine eating selections. Every morning I was having a Kashi Mocha Almond granola bar with coffee, but that contained gluten. So, after some trial and error, I found these Luna protein bars. They come in several flavors, but the chocolate peanut butter is my favorite.
They are located in the diet foods aisle in the medication department at Wal-Mart. I am not sure why because I do not consider them weight loss bars. But, they are packed with folic acid, calcium, Vitamin D, and iron. I am also anemic and have low Vitamin D levels, so those extra nutrients are a huge plus in my book.
And, that is all for October’s favorite things. I would love to hear about some of your favorite things as well.
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- Thirty One Gifts cinch sac
- Luminara candles
- DoBee Designs on etsy
- WD Passport external hard drive
- Pond’s Cold Cream
- Luna protein bars