It has been awhile since my last Friday Finds, I know! Things get busy over here with three tots, and when you throw in random life occurrences, there isn’t much time left.
For those of you who don’t know, Friday Finds is just a short list of things that I’m currently enjoying.
Not trying to sell anything here, nor am I affiliated with any company.
These posts are just my way of blabbing about what I like, from the super inane to the mildly interesting. 🙂
The older I get, the more I notice that I need extra help in the ol’ gut.
I tend to respond really well to homeopathic formulas, so it’s usually my first choice when supplementing.
I found this formula on Amazon, and it has been making a huge difference! My belly is more calm, bathroom trips are easier, and if I do experience indigestion from a meal, I take half a dropper full, and I feel better within 10 minutes.
It contains organ tissues, as well as various digestive enzymes, including papain and cinnamon.
2. Pottery Barn Kids’ Water Bottles
The girls have been through more water bottles over the years than I can count.
They’ve all had some type of design flaw or developed mold in one of the bottle’s many crevices, so I’ve ended up tossing them all out!
This year, however, I invested in some of the stainless steel ones from Pottery Barn.
Though pricey, I do like Pottery Barn! They have higher quality, higher end products that really are worth it in many cases.
I bought each of the girls one of their large stainless steel bottles, and I’m impressed! Each bottle cost $18, which isn’t cheap, but if the girls use them for a year or so, I think it’s worth it.
They’re also made from stainless steel (no toxic plastic issues), and they come completely apart to clean.
My only gripe is that you can’t screw the lid on really tight or the silicone spout moves, causing leakage.
We’ve adjusted though, and they’re working great for our purposes!
A while back, I did a test that showed my liver doesn’t make adequate glutathione, which is basically an antioxidant responsible for detoxing the body.
My mom bought me these patches to try, and I wanted to mention them here.
They’re to be placed on various acupressure points, including ones associated with the liver, spleen, and digestive tract.
They are rather expensive, and while I can’t say I was blown away by my results, I did feel more energetic when I wore them.
Just a different method for those of you that might be interested in trying something new!
There’s a line from the movie ‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ where Joanna Cassidy’s character says to Christina Applegate, ‘…every woman over 25 should have a cucumber in the house…’, referring to using cucumber slices on puffy eyes.
Replace ‘cucumber’ with ‘lighted magnifying mirror’, and there you have a more correct statement.
My daughter Natalie recently broke my old magnifying mirror, which turned out to be a great excuse to buy a brand new one!
I purchased this one and am just loving it!
One side is a regular mirror and the flip side magnifies 10x, and can I just say holy cow, my pores have pores!!
My husband took one look in this and declared, ‘holy s*&%, now I know why women feel the way they do!’.
While it can be unpleasant to peer at your skin through a literal magnifying glass, it does help in the way of cleaning pores and removing any unwanted hairs.
My only gripe is that the mirror’s base is plastic, which doesn’t look exceptionally classy, but I really love the mirror and its accompanying bright light.
With my plethora of allergies, my husband recently purchased me a new wedding band allegedly made of ‘the most hypoallergenic metal’.
I love my new tungsten carbide band! It literally feels like I’m wearing nothing, and there’s no diamond sticking out to constantly catch on fabric or other material. In addition, it has taken a serious beating over the few months that I’ve owned it, and it doesn’t have a scratch on it!
Given my simplistic nature when it comes to fashion, this ring suits me to a tee, and I’ve had no itching or other allergy trouble with the metal.
What’s new with all of you?