Here is a list of my favorite iPad accessories that I use daily and that I find to be worth mentioning.
2021 iPad 9th gen 256Gb– I recently upgraded to an iPad with more storage. I was using a 2016 iPad pro with 32GB. But even with paying for cloud storage, I didn’t have enough room for all of my artwork and apps. I’m glad I upgraded but I slightly wished I would have gone with the iPad Pro 11 inch screen. The 10.2-inch screen is an upgrade from 9.7inchs but it would be nice sometimes to have that little bit more when drawing. At the time my main concern was storage and price. Overall, I’m very pleased.
Zagg pro keyboard case– This is a great keyboard and case combo with an apple pencil holder. This case comes in two parts. The first part is a shell case that covers the back of your tablet. The second part of the case is the magnetic keyboard cover that protects the screen and can detach from the iPad if you are just wanting to use the shell case.
Paper-like screen protector– I have used many matte screen protectors in the past but nothing like Paper-like. It is textured like paper but at the same time smooth. It does not distort the screen like some that I have used in the past. I also noticed that I don’t hear that s scratchy noise if I’m scrolling through on my iPad.
Apple Pencil 1 gen– Yes I’m still using my first-generation Apple pencil with the 2021 9th gen iPad. I love using my apple pencil for drawing and in my digital planner. It is a must if you use Art apps like procreate or note-taking apps like good notes.
Silicone apple pencil cover– Thin and comfy enough for drawing or note-taking. It also comes in a variety of colors to choose from. I can also fit in the pencil holder of the Zagg pro case.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year next summer, I would have to say they are both at a tie. The last time I did any kind of autumn post was last October, which you can read here. No one tagged me I saw this on Zombie Goddess Beauty and I thought this was a cool tag to do for fall.
THE QUESTIONS: 1. What signifies the start of Autumn to you? In the last few weeks of august it starts to become hazy also when I start seeing the leaves change.
2. What are you most excited about for Fall? Leaves changing colors, pumpkins, sweaters, fall smelling candles & wax melts, leather jackets (faux), boots and cooler weather. Basically everything.
3. Name one place you want to visit this Autumn. The parks to take photos of the leaves changing color.
4. What is one item on your Autumn Bucket List? Going to the pumpkin farm and taking our niece (5) and nephew (1 and a half) to pick out pumpkins.
5. What is the best way to spend a rainy day? Reading. I don’t read as much as I would like.
6. What gets you into the fall spirit? Fall candles!
7. Describe your ideal fall day. Enjoy the crisp air and taking photos.
8. What TV show are you most excited about this fall? Supernatural! Cant believe they are on their 14th season, also Riverdale & AHS.
9. What are you being for Halloween/What were you this Halloween? I haven’t dressed up in a couple of years now, but the last time i was cat. I know very original.
10. What is the Fall weather like where you live? I live in South Eastern Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. Be prepared to experience all 4 seasons in one day. During fall it can be 50 degrees at night and 80+during the day. Gotta love Wisconsin.
11. What changes do you look forward to in Autumn? Wearing boots, sweaters and fall color makeup.
12. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? Honestly I tired my fist pumpkin spice latte last fall. Its good but I don’t think its all the hype.
13. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Autumn? Cooler weather and fall colors.
14. What is your go-to an autumnal beauty product? A must-have staple. Berry color nail polish.
15. Do you have any Autumn traditions? We go to a pumpkin farm every year.
16. The moment of truth, is Autumn your favourite season? It’s a tie between summer, only because my birthday is August 31st.
17. Do you decorate your room/home for autumn? Yes I decorate with pumpkins, fake flowers and leaves, owls and candles.
18. Do you have any fall pet peeves/something you dislike about fall? Honestly i not a fan on cold waether but i do like the cooler and warmish fall days, like 60-70 degrees. Perfect.
FALL FAVOURITES: 1. What is your favourite Autumnal Colour? A berry wine color. 2. What is your favourite Fall Scent? Apple Pumpkin 3. What is your favourite Autumn Candle? Bath and body works Apple pumpkin 4. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Item? Sweaters and boots. Booties or tall. All of them. 5. What is your favourite Fall Accessory? Beanies 6. What is your favourite Autumn Lip Colour? Queen B by Too faced. 7. What is your favourite Fall Nail Polish? Lincoln Park after dark by OIP 8. What is your favourite Autumnal Drink? Salted caramel anything. 9. What is your favourite Fall Treat? Cinnamon raisin bread. 10. What is your favourite Fall Flavour? Cinnamon anything 11. What is your favourite Thanksgiving Food? Sweet potatoes 12. What is your favourite Halloween Candy? Caremal Apples 13. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Song? This is halloween from The nightmare before Christmas 14. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Film? The nightmare before Christmas 15. What is your favourite Autumn Makeup Look? Any berry or bronze shades and purple hair. 16. What is your favourite Autumn Beauty Trend this year? I think its still early to tell. 17. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Trend this year? Burnt oranges, reds and golds. 18. What is your favourite/Most Worn Sweater/Jumper? Grey destressed sweater for Rue 21 a few years ago. 19. What is your favourite Autumn Memory? 20. What is your favourite photo you’ve taken in Fall? It would have to bee these. 21. What is your favourite Autumn activity? Picking out pumpkins 22. What is your favourite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? It would have to be belle, from beauty and the beast when i was a kid
AUTUMN THIS OR THAT: 1. Apple Picking or Pumpkin Patch? Pumpkin patch 2. Football Games or Nature Walk? Nature walk 3. Halloween or Thanksgiving? Halloween 4. Bat Wing Sleeves or Cat Eye Eyeshadow? Cat eye shadow 5. Dark Lips or Winged Liner? Wing liner 6. Apple stuff or Pumpkin stuff? Apple stuff 7. Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice? Cinnamon 8. Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider? Coffee 9. Jeans, Leggings or Skirts/Shorts w/Tights? Jeans 10. Beanie or Hair Scarf? Beanie 11. Infinity Scarf or Body Wrap? Infinity Scarf 12. Booties or Knee High Boots? Booties 13. Flats or Wedges? Flats 14. Flannels or Jumpers/Sweaters? Flannel 15. Hair up in bun/ponnie tail or Hair Down? Down 16. Fairy Lights or Candles? Candles 17. Scary Movie or Haunted House? Scary Movie 18. Apple Bobbing or Making Apple Pie? Making Apple Pie 19. DIY Halloween Costume or DIY House Decorations? DIY House Decorations 20. Pop of Orange or Pop of Yellow in your wardrobe? Pop of Yellow
THE QUESTIONS: 1. What signifies the start of Autumn to you? 2. What are you most excited about for Fall? 3. Name one place you want to visit this Autumn. 4. What is one item on your Autumn Bucket List? 5. What is the best way to spend a rainy day? 6. What gets you into the fall spirit? 7. Describe your ideal fall day. 8. What TV show are you most excited about this fall? 9. What are you being for Halloween/What were you this Halloween? 10. What is the Fall weather like where you live? 11. What changes do you look forward to in Autumn? 12. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? 13. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Autumn? 14. What is your go-to an autumnal beauty product? A must-have staple. 15. Do you have any Autumn traditions? 16. The moment of truth, is Autumn your favourite season? 17. Do you decorate your room/home for autumn? 18. Do you have any fall pet peeves/something you dislike about fall?
FALL FAVOURITES: 1. What is your favourite Autumnal Colour? 2. What is your favourite Fall Scent? 3. What is your favourite Autumn Candle? 4. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Item? 5. What is your favourite Fall Accessory? 6. What is your favourite Autumn Lip Colour? 7. What is your favourite Fall Nail Polish? 8. What is your favourite Autumnal Drink? 9. What is your favourite Fall Treat? 10. What is your favourite Fall Flavour? 11. What is your favourite Thanksgiving Food? 12. What is your favourite Halloween Candy? 13. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Song? 14. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Film? 15. What is your favourite Autumn Makeup Look? 16. What is your favourite Autumn Beauty Trend this year? 17. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Trend this year? 18. What is your favourite/Most Worn Sweater/Jumper? 19. What is your favourite Autumn Memory? 20. What is your favourite photo you’ve taken in Fall? 21. What is your favourite Autumn activity? 22. What is your favourite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
AUTUMN THIS OR THAT: 1. Apple Picking or Pumpkin Patch? 2. Football Games or Nature Walk? 3. Halloween or Thanksgiving? 4. Bat Wing Sleeves or Cat Eye Eyeshadow? 5. Dark Lips or Winged Liner? 6. Apple stuff or Pumpkin stuff? 7. Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice? 8. Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider? 9. Jeans, Leggings or Skirts/Shorts w/Tights? 10. Beanie or Hair Scarf? 11. Infinity Scarf or Body Wrap? 12. Booties or Knee High Boots? 13. Flats or Wedges? 14. Flannels or Jumpers/Sweaters? 15. Hair up in bun/ponnie tail or Hair Down? 16. Fairy Lights or Candles? 17. Scary Movie or Haunted House? 18. Apple Bobbing or Making Apple Pie? 19. DIY Halloween Costume or DIY House Decorations? 20. Pop of Orange or Pop of Yellow in your wardrobe?
Too continue my Holy Grails of 2018 I made list of health favorites that I really enjoyed and repurchased thought out 2018. You can read about my Holy Grail Skin Care Favorites,Holy Grail Home Favorites and Hair and Makeup Favorites.
Fitbit Flex 2 – For the longest time I wanted a fitbit. I use my Fitbit Flex 2 to track my steps, sleep, water, period, and fitness. I love tracking all of that on my fitbit. For the most point I reach my 10,000 steps 5 days out of the week. I just find it neat to see how many steps I take in a day. Or how much water I’m drinking for the day. Sleep is one that I need to work on more and I think Im getting better with it. Seems I don’t get enough sleep at night or I’m too restless. In time I would like to up date to one that tracks heart rate for when I work out. *Its seems the flex 2 is no longer offered on the Fitbit website and has been replaced with another model.*
Tone it up– I have tired so many fitness apps but I always go back to the Tone It Up. They have so many type of work outs to pick from. It has daily workouts, on demand workouts and studio classes that you sign up at a certain time and can chat with before and after the class. Every week they send emails of workouts for that week. This app does have a monthly fee of I believe $12.
Diva Cup– I started using one in March or April of last year and it has been life changing! I absolutely love mine. I hardly feel the cup, once I trimmed the stem and it settles in. Honesty I forget sometime I have my period. The best part, absolutely no leaks. I have also saved so much money since buying and switching from tampons and liners to my diva cup. You also save on creating zero waste for the environment, since it is reusable.
Zenni Optical– They offer so many affordable glasses its unreal. We no longer buy our glasses in store. I have 6 pairs of glasses from them. I don’t want to know how much I would spent in a store or at a Dr’s office for glasses between my husband and myself. Im so glad I found them. They also accept FSA/HSA.
This last cycle of mine I had about 4-5 big fat zits on my face. Lovely. This made them disappear. This is my new best friend and all you need is a q-tip size do on the zit and some beauty sleep. Magic.
I was so happy to find this tool. It is so helpful with my skincare. The straight edge is to apply mask and the round edge helps lift peel masks. It’s also very easy to clean off and no more wasting product. Some masks do apply better then others and I will use my fingers for my nose and other harder areas.
I like to use this guy when take off my makeup at night. The bristles are soft enough that I can use daily without making my skin red or irritated. Its also very compact & travel friendly. I still use my battery operated facial spin brush, for shower time with the harder bristle head for deeper exfoliation.
Im not sure how we have made it this long without the litter genie or using a non clay litter . For my two cats the genie holds up to two weeks of waste. Since we don’t use a clay litter anymore, it gives us a bit more room. I have yet to notice a smell coming from the genie. I empty it out every two weeks when I completely change the cat box. The refills last about 8 weeks or so. You can buy a 4 pack for about $20 and be set roughly for the whole year. Not bad in my opinion. Before we would use little doggie bags and throw them in the garbage. As for the crystal litter, it awesome. The tracking of litter is so minimal now. Occasionally there is a few crystals that get kicked out but nothing like before. The crystals also absorb the urine so there is less to scoop, which is also awesome. The bag does say that it can absorb liquid, waste and odors the box up to a month for 1 cat or two weeks if you have 2 cats. Like I said before I change it out completely every two weeks.
Here is a list of items that we really enjoyed in our home for 2018. This list isn’t really big but they have made life a little smoother for us in our home. You can read about my 9 Holy Grail Skin Care Favorites Of 2018
Method Cleaning Supplies We started using Method early in the year. I wanted to find a cleaner that was more natural around our cats but would also do the job. So far we use the laundry soap, Bathroom cleaners- toilet and daily shower, Daily cleaner for the kitchen, Antibacterial cleaner for the cat box and Degreaser for the stove and oven. For natural cleaners, their line is very affordable.
Echo Dot Alexa reminds me to water the plants, take my nightly vitamins and insulin, time dinner or laundry and she also plays Spotify for our at home work out sessions. I also have her telling me each morning what the weather and news is like for the day. My husband on the other hand, uses her to tell him jokes or to confuse the cats by playing cat noises.
Kindle Fire HD 8 I love using my Kindle Fire for all of my ebooks. I could use my iPad Pro for my books but I don’t really like the idea of walking around with a tablet of that size. The kindle is the perfect size. I take it on the bus with me on my way to work/home, read during my lunch break, camping and day road trips. I don’t keep many apps on it besides my books on it since I have the iPad Prom for games and drawing.
Seagate 2TB Game Hard Drive for PlayStation 4 For awhile we played russian roulette with the games that we had installed on our PS4, since it only has 500 Gb of memory built in. It became a pain having to delete games that we both wanted to play but didn’t have enough memory space on the console. One of my favorite games Elder Scrolls Online takes up roughly 95GB alone, and we have 23 games right now. Since we bought the 2 TB external hard drive, it has fixed the problem and have yet to run out of space. We don’t have the issue anymore of logging on and finding out the other person deleted the game that you wanted to play and now have to wait almost an hour or more to install.