I’m getting around to posting about some of my recent favorites. All the stars have aligned and all three of my children are simultaneously napping!!!
Praise the Lord!
Ok, for the good stuff…
We’ve had Amazon Prime for over two years now and I can’t remember life without it! We are talking FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING ON THOUSANDS OF ITEMS.
I fell in love with the hand creme I’m about to mention, but it can be difficult to find so I checked Amazon and sure enough it was there and qualified for Prime shipping!
Two days later I’m sitting here with soft, smooth banana scented hands. The UPS man has become my favorite person.
Not really, but I’m always very happy to see him!
We took advantage of a discounted membership price when Andy started med school a couple years ago, but now that I’m totally hooked on this service I’d gladly pay the $99/year fee.
Amazon Prime features include the following:
As often happens, Costco stopped carrying them.
Womp womp womp.
I checked Amazon and they had boxes of them at a fair price! They qualified for Prime shipping and I was even able to subscribe to have them sent to me on a monthly basis and that saved even more money.
If you like to order stuff online but hate paying shipping, check this out! I figure you only have to order about 10-12 times to make it well worth the annual fee! That doesn’t even take into consideration all of the other membership benefits!
Amazon has no idea who I am, so this is not a paid advertisement. I just LOVE this service.
Nothing I seem to do is helping my problem and I feel like I might go crazy from being dry and itchy all day long!
I have various small tubes of hand lotion laying around the house. Most of them are from gifts or free samples and they range in scents and supposed benefits.
None of them have been doing anything for me.
I was rooting around my bathroom stuff and I came across an old jar of this Burt’s Bees Banana Hand Creme. The jar was well used, but still had some cream left so I decided to give it a try.
I will say it goes on very thick and a little greasy so you don’t want to put it on just any old time. This cream would be great before bed or watching tv so you have time for it to soak into your skin and lose it’s greasiness.
But THIS STUFF WORKS. My hands were shockingly soft, silky and smooth once the cream absorbed. No more flaking, itching or dryness. It was miraculous considering how futile all of my hand lotioning efforts have been so far!
I’m not a big fan of banana scent or flavor, but I find this lotion to be very pleasant.
If you have dry skin, check it out!
MOBILE CHECK DEPOSITS
And get suckers.
The suckers are probably the real reason they love the bank!
Now that I’m juggling 3 kiddos and it’s winter in Michigan, going to the bank is the last thing I feel like doing. Even going out of my normal route to stop at the drive thru seems like a pain for the most part.
Enter mobile deposit.
I have a Charterone app on my iphone and once I log into my account I can easily enter info about my deposit, photograph the front and back of the checks I’m depositing and BAM! The deposit is entered and the money is available by the next business day.
I can’t tell you how nice it is to deposit checks this way from the comfort of my own home! See if your bank has an app with this feature, you’ll be so glad you have this option if you ever can’t make it to a branch during normal business hours!
Lisa is a friend of mine and besides being one of the kindest women I know, she’s an incredible cook! Her recipes are all fresh, beautiful, and healthy! I get hungry every time I visit her blog and I secretly want to move into her house so I can eat her food every night! She develops her own recipes so they aren’t run-of-the-mill repeats you see on Pinterest. I really want to try these two…
and Kale Pesto!
Add her blog to the list of sites you follow. You won’t be disappointed!
Target sells Sonia Kashuk, so you should have no trouble finding this brush at your local store and it’s only $5.
These are a few of my favorites lately, but I’d love to hear what you’re loving these days! Let me know in the comments :)