Holy Grail Home Favorites of 2018

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.

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Cleaning your Essential Oil Diffuser

Anyone one who has an essential oil diffuser knows they should clean the diffuser at lest monthly. No? That’s okay because I didn’t either, it wasnt untill one day I went to add oils into the one in our bedroom and notice it was very dirty inside and thought, hmm I should clean this. But I didn’t know how to. So I did some research (meaning Pinterest and google) and found a very easy way to clean my diffusers.

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In order to keep you diffuser to run well you should wipe it out after each use and letting it air dry. You can run some lemon oil in your diffuser for a bit and it will make wiping out the inside much easier. Some diffusers don’t use water and you can still clean it by rinsing the nozzle and wiping it clean.

But first before you start cleaning make sure of what kind diffuser you have since there are so many different kinds out there.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to run through.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Wipe down the edges of the reservoir and the ultrasonic mist chip at the bottom.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.

This method of cleaning works well with the diffuser’s that I own. I hope this helps anyone with a diffuser who was unsure how to clean one or didnt know they should!

 

 

My New Glasses From Zenni Optical

Recently this pass month I went and had my yearly eye appointment. My dr made me go since I am diabetic and was due for one anyways. So I had to get the dilated eye exam done to make sure there are no signs of Diabetic Retinopathy. Which I am happy to say  my eyes are healthy and I have no signs at all.  He did say my astigmatism did improve and that my eye sight did change slightly but he wasnt concerned at all. He also gave me my prescription for glass some samples of contacts to try out and to come back in a few weeks to make sure they fit right on my eyes.

Normally after I have an eye exam I would pick out a pair of glasses right there but decided that I want to order a pair online. The last time I bought glasses, which was last June/July I ended up paying over $150 just for one pair, I picked out the cheapest frames and  my prescription isn’t even that bad.

I had heard of a few sites, Zenni Opitcal and Eye Buy Direct where both having clearance sales. Zenni Optical had more styles and colors that I was looking for, so I went with them. The ordering process was so easy, I created an account and entered in my prescription information and save it, so it’s always there and I don’t ever have to retype it in again.  The lens already come with  free Anti-Scratch Coating and UV Protection Coating and you also get a hard case and a cleaning cloth with each pair.

But I picked out two frames and added a couple of extras to both pairs like Super Hydrophobic (water resistant)  and High-Index UV+ Blue Blocker that also includes Standard Anti-Reflective Coating.  I did have to measure my Pupillary Distance myself, which is between the center of one pupil to the center of the other. But they offer a print out so you can do it your self or with a friend. 

Roughly for both pairs I only paid $40, so after tax and shipping it was $86.  I will take that any day. In the past I never would get any “extras” beside insurance and the anti scratch coating. I paid standard shipping, which was 14-21 days, it took 14 days for me to get them.

I love them both. The first pair is oversized black square frames with a slight red color on inside. I picked these as my everyday pair.  At when I first tried them on I wasnt to sure about them since I normally pick smaller frames for my face, so it has been an adjustment to get use to. Everyone so far has told me they like them on me, and they are now starting to grow back on to me. But I do have 30 days from the date I have received them to decide if I want to keep them or return them for another pair. I don’t think I will but I like the option.

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My second pair is a Brown Vintage-Inspired Oval Frames with a solid vanilla color that turns to a swirling pattern. These were going to by my “Fun” pair but these might just be my everyday pair now. I havent decided yet.

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I plan on ordering in the future from Zenni Optical again, my husband will be needing a second or third pair of glasses soon and I still have my eye on a few pairs from Eye Buy Direct as well. The only minor con in my mind is that you can’t try them on when ordering online but you can upload a picture of your self so you can get some kind of idea if the frames will work for your face. Which does help a bit.

Blog Post Ideas – Organising

I know spring began in March.  It is now May, and as I write this at 8:45 in the morning with 65 degree weather with a possible high of 83 and all of my windows open. Here in south-eastern Wisconsin it’s finally feels and looks like spring. With that I finally feel like spring cleaning and organising my home and life. Just kidding about my life, its pretty organized. But I do have projects that I would like to start, like going through my clothes, cleaning up the closets that I dumped random items in when we moved in December or organise our storage bin in our apartment again because of all the random items I dumped in there.  I can only blame my self for that, but in my defense moving is very tiring.

As I was thinking of projects that need to get done,  I realised this would be a great blog post to do. So I made a list of different ways you organize.

How I Plan My Day
How I Organise My Makeup
House Tour
Bedroom Tour
Beauty Room Tour
Moving House Updates
Tips For Moving Home
Tips For Renting
My Collection of [items]
DIY Storage Ideas
Life Hacks For Organisation
How To Track Your (ex. period, savings)
Homeware Product Review (ex. cleaning product, gadget)
Bullet Journal Hacks
Setting Up A Life Planner/Binder
Home Decor Ideas
Creating A Work Space
Blog Organisation
How To Organise Your [room/place/objects etc]
How To Be Organised
Kitchen Organisation

I hope you found this helpful and enjoyed reading!