A Few of Our Favorite Things
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HEPA Air Purifiers
Alen is our family’s go-to for room air HEPA filters and fans.
Many styles have timers, ION and UV features, and various filter types for your specific family needs such as getting rid of cooking odors, pet odors, or smoke odor in addition to dust.
- Alen T500 Tower Air Purifier
- Price: $229.00
- Alen BreatheSmart 45i Furry Roommate Combo
- Price: $498.00
- Alen BreatheSmart 75i "Bless You" Combo
- Price: $788.00
- Alen BreatheSmart True HEPA Air Purifier
- Price: $703.00
Medical Supplies- Masks, gloves, cleaning supplies
Looking for a US-based company from which to buy masks and other supplies?
Check out EDG Sales International:
Walgreens and Walmart
Speaking of health and home, did you know you can order from both Walgreens.com AND Walmart.com and have items shipped free to the store of your choice to pick up, or you can have things shipped right to your home?
Even better – with BOTH sites, if you order more than $35 of qualifying items, you can get your items shipped to your house for FREE!
- Walmart boasts 2-day free shipping.
- Walgreens’ site does not mention a turnaround-time guarantee.
Blogging/Working From Home
Namecheap helped us research and decide on the new name for this site.
We transitioned from our former blog and wanted to rebrand with a fresh site. Their keyword searches made it easy to discover what was available and what was not.
You also get free WhoIsGuard with every domain you buy from them. This protects your real address from being “out there” in a public search.
According to their site, Nameboy is the oldest and most popular domain name generator in the world. They have:
- a simple home page, with
- search front and center, and
- an article for tips and help just below that, and
- more articles under their Resources menu.
If you are using BlueHost to host your WordPress site, Nameboy’s search conveniently links right to a BlueHost screen.
Canva is our go-to where we make Instagram posts and Pinterest Graphics. They have TONS of free and paid stock photos, and templates for various social media sites, plus backgrounds, fonts, layouts, shapes, shading, and colors.
While many bloggers recommend another hosting platform, we have switched to BigScoots for better support and to handle more traffic to the site. They have had superb customer service, and handle requests quickly. They even have a 24h chatbox on their site.
Working From Home
Start a Travel Blog:
Love to travel? Why not share your tips of ideas, hacks, lists, or places to go with others? Start a Travel Blog is the course that helped me add travel to our site.
They also offer a 30-day blogging course which is really comprehensive.
How to Start a Blog, Free Course:
Love to write? Interested in starting your own blog? Want to know how to begin?
This course from Making Sense of Cents is where I got started.
Become a Freelance Writer:
Holly Johnson’s Earn More Writing course taught me not only how to freelance, but how to find jobs, how to get paid, and more.
The Facebook group included is active with both her and her husband, along with a very helpful and supportive community. If you get stuck, someone should be able to help you out.
Products We Love
Really there are just a few. We try to use organic and/or safe products without harmful additives.
The best part? Their customer service is fantastic.
When I couldn’t find a good matching shade, they told me that my skin tone/shade was in development, but I could order the lighter one and request (they told me the name of the under-development shade).
They special-mix it for me. I LOVE THAT! It matches my skin perfectly, and people have noticed.
They now have a rewards program, also.
And they ALWAYS send me a free sample with my order of something different I haven’t tried yet. Not even Avon ladies always give you samples anymore.
Makeup Without the Bad Stuff:
This company’s founder is a researcher who wanted to solve that issue for people looking for skincare and makeup. She looks to Europe’s stricter standards as her prototype of what not to use.
The company is called Facial5 Dermacare. Full disclosure- I am a rep and love these products and use them myself.
The lady in this picture has ONE application of the Quad Peptide Eye-mazing Serum on under one eye.
We have tried so many “safe” organic sunscreens. Kiss My Face Kids Defense can be found at Amazon. It sprays on, works well, and does not leave a white film (my favorite part).
You can also get it at Whole Foods, but it’s less expensive on Amazon. We use it on the whole family. It’s even cheaper on auto-ship, and we go through a lot during the summer.
My favorite printed planner is the Panda Planner, which you can find on Amazon.
You can get Monthly, Weekly, Daily, and other different types. of Panda Planners.
Gifts for Kids
When ours were little, their grandparents loved to get them videos and books with their names right in the story.
What fun! You can do this, too ~ Put Me In the Story does it all for you! Thrill your kids or grandkids by having a custom-made item with them as the star!
New customers save 10% on their first order of any personalized books from Put Me In The Story. Use coupon code SAVE10NEW to redeem this offer.
Get 25% off sitewide!
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VetApprovedRx has you covered, at prices that won’t break the bank or your wallet!
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These are products and services we use and trust. We trust that you’ll enjoy them, also.