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Lovin’ Lately

October 20, 2017
I can’t believe how long it has been since I did my last Lovin’ Lately post!  I had originally intended to do a post like this about once a month….but that obviously didn’t happen!  Well, let’s make up for it shall we?  

I can’t stand wind in my ears.  It makes my inner ear hurt so bad and gives me such a headache.  Our property sits kind of high, so we get a lot of wind coming through our yard, and our boys love to play outside.  I had been wearing these fabric headbands around my ears to help block the wind, but I found these handy little things last year and I have loved them!  They are nice because you can wear them without smashing your hair!  They come in all sorts of different colors.  I’m telling you, if you don’t like wind in your ears, you will love these babies!

We switched out most of our door locks and replaced them with these keypad locks a couple of years ago.  I can’t even tell you how much I love them!  They are so handy and I love that I can lock the door and secure my house without having to fiddle with a key.  It’s super convenient when I come home and my arms are full of all the things…and I can just push a few buttons instead of having to dig through my purse, drop all the things, and fumble with my key to open the door.  I’m telling you, they are amazing!  We have this one on the doors to our house, and we have this one on the door to our barn.  They have both been super reliable and I think I have changed the batteries in both of them once in the past 1.5-2 years.   They even have fancier versions out now that have fingerprint recognition and bluetooth technology.

Side note:  I can’t concentrate because my son’s fart machine keeps going off automatically.  There must be a ghost hanging out in here with me.  It is close to Halloween and all……..  Does anyone else hate the word fart?  We say toot around here, but my 8 year old is getting to the age where that is a lame word and all of his friends say fart.  I just can’t stand that word!  
Ok, back to the goodies.  
This handy little gadget is hilarious and also very useful at the same time.  If you haven’t seen a Glow Bowl yet, then you are really missing out.  Allow me to enlighten you.  Living in a house full of boys, I am often disgusted by the “misses” in the toilet area.  Most of them occur at night, when it is dark, and people are sleepy.  Enter the Glow Bowl.  It attaches to the side of the toilet bowl and has a motion activated light which illuminates the toilet bowl when you get close to it!  You can set the color and the brightness level.  We started out with one for my son’s bathroom and it was extremely helpful as a nightlight and also makes it very obvious where he is supposed to be aiming.  Then I received another one as a gift…so we have that one in the master bedroom.  Sometimes older boys have a hard time aiming too, if you know what I mean.  
If you buy the natural kind of peanut butter, the kind with the oil on top, then you are going to LOVE this next thing.  For years, I would attempt to stir up my peanut butter with a butter knife and ALWAYS spill it all over the counter, and sometimes even on my clothes.  Peanut oil stains are a bitch to get out.  This thing has been a life saver, and a clothing saver.  You just screw it on and wind it up to stir the oil and get it all mixed up.  It doesn’t spill because the lid is built in!  Just be sure to check the size of your peanut butter jar because there are several different sizes available.
And lastly, I have been wanting a pair of over the knee boots, but wasn’t sure how practical they would be for me and my kid schelpping duties.  I really wanted to pull the trigger on these beauties during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, but I just couldn’t justify it because of my aforementioned daily routine.  Then I found these and they were a fraction of the price…like 80% less than the Nordstrom ones.  They obviously aren’t real leather, but it’s a good way to try them out and see if this style is something I would wear a lot.  I have been impressed with them!  They fit true to size, stay up on my leg, and are actually really comfortable!  They come in grey, black and taupe.  I have actually been impressed with Target’s new line of A New Day products as a whole.  They have so many cute things in that line and at very reasonable prices.  
Hopefully I won’t let another 7 months slip by before I do another Lovin’ Lately post!  If you want to check out the past posts, you can do so HERE
So tell me…what have you been lovin’ lately?

Niki French

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