I know it has been a hot minute since I last posted a Friday Finds edition – not since October 2020 actually! We were busy with the holidays here at Life in a House, looking forward to the arrival of 2021 and the pandemic being booted out the dang door like yesterday’s trash! I’m sure y’all have been hankering to get back to normal – in some manner – just as we have!
Hubby and I are both fully vaccinated against the coronavirus now – woohoo! We both opted to take the Pfizer vaccine after hearing some not-so-favorable reviews from friends and family about the Johnson & Johnson 1-shot vaccine (which is what we were originally going to receive) and neither one of us was too sporty on the Moderna vaccine. When your gut instinct gives you a bad feeling – you go with it – and we are glad that we did! The only side effect either of us has had was a sore arm at the injection site for about 6-8 hours and then it went away. Hubby has a BAD phobia of needles and had a moderate anxiety attack when we arrived, but the young man who administered the shot got him talking about his job and as soon as he started to talk, zip, the needle was in and out and he didn’t even feel it!
We’ve been spending as much time as we can with our adorable granddaughter, Aubree, who turned 3 months old in April. She is such a joy to be around – puts a smile on both of our faces every time she is here! Still have not been able to see Amelia because of her mother – but that’s another story for another day.
On to the goodies!
I love TikTok (click to follow me!) and I watch the videos every day – always finding laughter, smiles, and inspiration! I follow people who have made it their mission to spread positivity and share DIY projects and quick and easy recipes. One of the young couples that I follow is Rachel and her husband who do these fun “Things You Didn’t Know You Needed off Amazon” videos. You can find them on TikTok at @rachel_meaders. Some of our picks are from Rachel, and others I found myself. Enjoy the deals!
Friday Finds Edition 28
This nifty gadget staples your papers together without staples! Comes in blue, glossy white, green, and pink. The paper clinch fastens paper with minimal force. Perfect for everyone including children and seniors. Get the premium version that does 10 sheets at a time versus the one above that does 5 sheets at a time.
Seal an open bag of chips quickly and easily … flip the device around to cut open the bag and reseal again when you are finished!
This, my friends, is a GAME CHANGER. I am thrilled with this find and I bet you will be too! If you work from home, this is definitely going to help boost your productivity. The SideTrakPortable Monitor gives you 1080p resolution in a 12.5″ FHD IPS portable monitor that securely attaches to the back of your laptop with device-safe metal plates.
It’s ultra-portable weighing in at just 1.65lbs and a strong magnetic connection that allows you to pick your laptop up with the monitor still open and attached and walk from room to room without having to take apart your setup! You can also extend your portable screen for better multitasking or mirror your display and rotate it 270° to give amazing presentations! Grab yours on Amazon now!
These aren’t your usual insulated sleeves – they come with handles! Reusable for hot and iced beverages for many of your favorite baristas – Starbucks, McCafe, Dunkin Donuts, and more! They can universally hold medium to large cup sizes.
The Poke-a-Dot Adjustable Cosmetic Organizer is the perfect customizable solution for storing makeup, jewelry, accessories, crafting tools, and much more! Our organizer comes with eight partitions that can be placed vertically, horizontally, and even diagonally so you can create the best and perfect fit for your needs. The classic black pigment blends flawlessly with any bag, luggage, or home décor. Available on Etsy, Wayfair, Walmart, The Grommet, and naturally, Amazon.
Okay – this has to be the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time! We had the pleasure of welcoming The Grumpy Octopus into our home a few weeks ago as a playmate for Aubree when she comes to visit. Naturally our little Koko the Koala took to this cephalopod in an instant, much to his anguish. She talks non-stop is always cheerful and bouncing around the house. Yup, he’s not a happy octopus at all.
He tries SO HARD not to be, but he’s as cuddly as can be! I can’t help but laugh when I see him angrily staring at me from his perch next to Koko. He judges with those glittery eyes no matter where he is and scowls at everyone who enters.
Be sure to stop by our Instagram page and see what he thinks of our house!
I am absolutely in LOVE with the deals available on Mpix. I have a custom collage wall arrangement ordered and I cannot wait to share it with you all once it arrives. This is the arrangement of photos I've chosen, I cannot wait to see them on my wall! The entire arrangement measures 2' x 1' and it is going to be beautiful!
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Hey! It’s Your Day: Inspirational Quotes and Affirmations to Live By from June Cotner
Inspiration at your fingertips in minutes. June Cotner has been gathering her favorite quotes for more than two decades. Now, she shares these specially curated words of wisdom to guide readers on their personal journeys of positive thinking. Featuring an eclectic selection of figures like Edward Abbey, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Oprah Winfrey, this positive thinking book captivates readers with fresh, insightful, and engaging motivational quotes. Inside, they may even discover a new book, mantra, or role model.
Women of Interest: The Ultimate Book of Women's Triviaby Alicia Alvrez
Women of Interest is a humorous compendium of little-known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and generally know more about your fabulous female self.
One of the most fascinating trivia books for women. Did you know that women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions? Or that researchers at Northwestern University found that men change their minds two to three times more than women? Women of Interest spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, this outrageously funny book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters covering all sorts of humorous histories and fun facts.
Last but not least, I originally saw this bright idea in an email from Hometalk and then found the actual post on Facebook from the woman who did this in California. It is definitely on my project list for this month!
If you have exceptional deals you’ve found or a DIY project you are working on and want to share – leave me a comment below.
Happy Friday y’all!
Have a Great Week!
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Kim is the CEO of Life in a House, proud mother to two great sons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves spur-of-the-moment road trips and weekend getaways to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. She has been blogging for over 17 years and focuses on family, home, and lifestyle topics. She loves hosting giveaways and putting together great gift guides for likeminded grands looking to spoil their grandkids. Her dream is to retire to a little cottage on the beach and spend her days collecting shells with her granddaughters.