Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

And, it's Wednesday and that means Joyce has the questions and we have the answers. She's been doing this link up a few years and we are so grateful. 

1. Do you feel older or younger than your age? Elaborate. 
photo taken 3 weeks ago, our youngest gran, Case

Well, I've never been 71 before so not exactly sure what I should feel like.  But, I think I feel mighty good and am still blessed with a lot of "get up and go."  So, I'm going to say I feel younger.  As we know, we all age differently and some folks are "old" at 60 and some are still young at "80."  I'm shooting for being young at 80. ~chuckle~

2. What's one thing you should toss right now, but just can't? 

Perhaps this is odd, but I cannot think of ONE thing that I need to toss but can't.  I stay in a state of "cleaning out and getting rid of." I make multiple trips to the thrift store every month.  Of course, the older I get, the easier it is to toss or better, give to someone that could find a good use for it. Now, when the time comes that I need to have a HUGE tossing, I imagine some things will pull at my heart strings but, I won't labor over it, I'll move on.  It's just what I do. I will not dwell on it.

3. Have you visited many of the 63 National Parks in the US of A? You'll find a list here. Do you have a favorite? What National Park that you haven't seen do you most want to see? 

Hubby and I have done a whole lot of traveling in our 53 years of marriage but those travels have only covered  Hot Springs, The Great Smoky Mts. National Park and the Grand Canyon. I seriously doubt that we will embark upon anymore big trips but those closer to home. So, guess we've seen all the national parks we will be seeing. Who knows?

4. How often do you get take out? What's your favorite? 

It is a rarity for us to get take out, in fact, I can't even remember the last time we did such.

But, guess this is a bit like carry out......I received my first shipment from Gardencup yesterday and we had one of the salads for our dinner last evening.  The jury is still out as to whether or not I will keep the subscription.  I have it set for every two weeks, 6 salads. That is the least amount you can order and the least often you can receive them.  But, I can pause it any time I want to.  The salads are good for 6 days from the day you receive them and I'm pretty sure Hubby and I will not have any trouble eating 3 salads each in 6 days.  We shall see. They have 2 sizes, regular and mini.  I ordered the regular size and there is almost enough in one for both of us. I don't know how they pack so much in one container. If I do order again I might go with the mini size.  Added note: the containers they come in are so cute and I'm trying to find some use for them.  I mean, I can't bring myself to throw them away.  Hey, guess that could be the item I might need to toss. ~big laugh~ 

5. Do you have many (or any) subscriptions? Not necessarily magazines, but thinking more along the lines of boxes or products that companies offer, and you can sign up to receive on a regular basis. Could be weekly, monthly, quarterly, even daily. Tell us about them.

Well, guess, my above answer fits this question as well.  I do not have any other subscriptions except for streaming services, Netflix, Prime, Up, Disney+ and I'm probably forgetting another one. It's crazy! 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Okay ladies, have you ever ordered from Shein?  I was talking with my hair stylist yesterday while getting my hair done and she and another lady were telling me how much shopping they do on Shein.  I've heard of it but have never, ever checked it out.  My stylist just went to Hawaii and got some of the cutest dresses to take from Shein.  So, just as you have guessed, I came home, checked it out, saw the dress  (pictured above) and yes, I ordered it. I mean, it was $10.87!!!!  How on earth can anything be that inexpensive and even hold together? She said she has washed hers and they still look good.  So, we shall see, but, I figure if it's a total wash, I haven't lost much.


Monday, July 1, 2024

July - Prime Purchases

Unbelievable, but folks, 2024 is half over.  What???  I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and Christmas decor is already out.  I'm not even close to thinking about Christmas, we haven't even celebrated the 4th of July yet.  But, perhaps my Prime Purchases will assist you with your Christmas shopping.  Thanks to Tanya for hosting this fun meme every month.


I wanted some summer "house" shoes and while these are not classified as "house" shoes, that is what I am using them for.  They are very comfortable and can easily be worn outside should I need to.  They come in six colors and are only $20.



I have used eyelash serum for several years and it has definitely made my lashes thicker and longer.  I have never used this brand but a friend of mine swears by it, so I decided to give it a try.  And, it's less expensive than the brand I was using.



I use Lemi Shine appliance cleaner on all my appliances and really like it.  I had never seen this shower cleaner until recently and decided it might be good also.  We have a very large walk in shower and it is a toughie to clean.  Thankfully  I've managed to keep it in tip top shape with the various cleaners I have used.  I've used this a couple of times and am pleased with the results.


I keep a handheld fan in my makeup drawer.  I use it to dry my face after I spray my makeup setting spray.  My last one bit the dust and I replaced it with this one.  This one has about 6 settings and blows extremely hard.  It would be a great cooling fan for outdoor activities.


Hubby ordered this escape ladder to set by the window in our guest suite.  It is the only upstairs area we have, and he wanted to make sure that any guests we might have will have a way to get out in case of a fire.  



I had a large stack of old, old cleaning rags that needed to be replaced.  I decided to give these a try and I'm impressed and they come in such happy colors. ~smile~



If you know me then you know I love a good coffee mug or cup.  And, you also know that I love for them to be insulated as who wants to drink anything but HOT coffee. ~smile~ My daughter introduced me to these and I immediately ordered me some.  I love that the lids screw on tightly and that they fit in cup holders perfectly.  It's a win, win and they also make a great gift.  You can get name or initial decals to dress them up if you want to and why not, it makes them even cuter.


And, there you have it, this months "goodies."  It's hot, hot here in Louisiana and I'm already for fall. So thankful for air conditioning and a way to escape the heat. Have yourself a great new week and always remember to be kind, love each other and wear a smile!