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Loving Lately: H.A.G. Favorites for Summer

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Loving Lately: HAG Favorite Things This Summer

For Home

Call me crazy, but since my first job ever was cleaning houses and apartments… I really hate cleaning today. I know how of course, but I need efficiency. I have shared with you my great love for the window cleaning clothes of e-Cloth, and the love continues today:

ecloth

But I have never shared with you, my great love for this guy:

The Dobie cleaning pads are plastic, so they don’t scratch, like you think they would- so my cast iron pans LOVE this pad, and my pans with cooked on eggs also love this. My ring around the tub loves this, as does the stainless steel grease catcher behind my stove. It also lasts a super long time- like 2 months! You can put it in the dishwasher to disinfect. I love this scrubbie, so I am recommending it today!

For Beauty

Next, I am sharing my new face cream. Nothing fancy so don’t get too excited! Just my normal eye cream turned night cream by Cera Ve.

Um…$13. Yep. That is about my speed these days. $13. night cream. It it not greasy, doesn’t cause pimples, which for old-person skin, that is super good, and also helps with wrinkles. Done. I am so done spending time and money searching out the next great thing for my skin…It is what it is my friends. Water is how I wash it and this is my night cream that I use after I use my Pure Haven Serum. Recommended for other low-maintenance women only. If you botox, you won’t love this. It is way too minimalist for you. Just saying.

For more minimalists out there, I also have been using this Dove dry shampoo like it is going out of stock! Dove is my current brand, and it has been a life saver, fixing my crazy morning bed-head and getting me out the door looking sort of normal- which isn’t easy with short hair…who ever said short hair is easy, has never had short hair- long hair swept up in a pony tail was my go-to style, so this short-hair thing needs product! This is what I use:

And of course since we have been in the sun constantly…I bought a cover-up. Finally. I got it on sale at Athleta, which is normally pretty pricey, but I love this style and the price was right (under $30!)

 

pic from website for Athleta

For the Kids

My kids are home from school for another month. They don’t go back until after Labor Day! That means I need lots of things to entertain them. My kids’ favorites have been their Legos. Honestly. They are finally old enough to build them themselves and also old enough not to wreck the older kids’ things that are so precious to them. But I am not putting Legos on my list of faves this month, but I am putting the Lego Life App, which is FREE and also a social way to share building cool stuff:

My friend has another Lego app for her 5 year old, called Lego Juinors Create and Cruise and I think it was super compelling and adorable with NO violence- thank you Lego.

For Eating & Drinking

These Spiked Arnold Palmers were a big hit at a recent party- sweet and with a kick! Perfect and easy to bring to a potluck, just remember to label it well to avoid a mix-up with kid-drinks!

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

and honestly…my favorite thing has been the grill! We are grilling every darn thing around here- like just about baking in it like an oven, to keep from turning ours on! Maybe that is bad, I have no idea, but it’s working, so I will keep going until…well, I will just keep going.

Hope you had some “favorites” this summer too- Leave me a comment so we can share the love!

Loving Lately: HAG Favorite Things This Summer


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Christmas in July! Amazon Prime Day is Here!

Heads up! This is so fun you guys so I had to share on short notice–so I will make this fast! So many great deals to stock up for Christmas and Hannukah! Here’s the deets:

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Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial or if you love audiobooks like I do, Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial. You don’t need a Kindle to read the audiobooks or ebooks, you can use the Kindle reading apps, on any device. I read on my iPad with the Kindle app and it is super easy. But….although you don’t need a Kindle, they are are having AMAZING prices on their devices!

The prices are so slashed on these bad boys, like the  All-New Fire Tablets Starting at $49.99!

Get the  Prime 30-Day Free Trial to get the deals! Happy Shopping!!!


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H.A.G.’s Friday Favorite Things Lately

HAG november faves

There is so much of this, eating, drinking, watching, reading, buying, that we all do but I want to share some things I have been loving lately before I forget!

*Please note that affiliate links are included in this post to make it easier for you to find what is being referenced. A small commission is made should you purchase product using these links however, as always, any and all opinions are genuinely my own. See full disclosure.

Eating

I have been trying to reign in all.the.food. that I have been shoving in my face, so I have been using my old print-out from the protein filled Healthy Eating Made Easy meal plan (from Jessica Fisher’s blog). Month of Meals Meal Plans

I made this Carrot-Mango soup on Saturday, and leftovers for lunch which was a huge hit- surprisingly so too, since I really am not a fruit in my soup-gal! but it was spicy and sweet and had a great balance of flavors. Worth trying if you like soup!carrot mango coconut soup

For dinner tonight I am going to make this easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan  (from Iowa Girl Eats Blog), since I don’t want to bread it – that is sort of a stand by- for me, I don’t have it with pasta or cheese, but it is so easily adapted that I love including it for dinner.

Drinking

Water, Water and oh yeah…water. And Spark. I am still off coffee, and loving the Advocare Spark for my morning bit of a start! advocare spark

 

Watching

I think I have shared this with you before, but I think it might be my favorite show…

The Last Alaskans from the Discovery Channel is so calm and weirdly primal. I love doing my blogging work when I watch it- it is easy to not get too involved in a plot but still be totally entertained. It features 5 families that are in a remote area of Alaska and details their lives of hunting, gathering, and defending their cabins and selves from danger. So fun and respectful. Some of the other Alaska shows are really gross- like demeaning. This one is sort of awesome.

Reading

Oh my gosh, I have a lot of reading to do…. Stay tuned for my update next week. Right now I am in the middle of this one and loving it!:

It starts off pretty gruesome but it’s such a quick read that I can’t really stop myself! I am also listening to this, but I think it will be on hold as my commute-listening is taking a break until next week!

This was highly recommended to me by multiple people, so I am trying it- so far, so good! It is pulling me in and it’s paced nicely- good thing since it’s a long one!

Buying

All the things at CVS that I have needed and didn’t know it:

Razor blades, lotion, cards, poster board, cleaners, shampoo…you name it, it is on my list! I am not sure why I save it all up , but we are OUT of things! I know. Not too exciting, but that is our reality in this full house!

What have you been Eating, Drinking, Watching, Reading, Buying lately? I have been trying to keep track of the things I have been hearing that others just LOVE so I can amp up my gift-giving this year, so share all your great gift ideas in the comments, please!


*Please note that affiliate links are included in this post to make it easier for you to find what is being referenced. A small commission is made should you purchase product using these links however, as always, any and all opinions are genuinely my own.