Do you ever have a week where you just feel like you’re constantly running behind schedule, despite your best efforts to get things done? That’s been me this week. Things like unexpected job delays, going out of town,
and cleaning my carpets at midnight because my dogs got out, ate who-knows-what, and puked on my carpet. My older dog is acting like he’s hungover. Can hardly walk, curled up on the floor, whining and crying because he doesn’t want to be in the basement by himself. He seems to forget that he’s a middle aged man-dog, and can’t party like he did when he was a puppy. Too many squirrel shooters I think. 😉
I missed last week’s 5+1 because I was out of town for a baseball tournament, so I have lots to share with you this week! This post contains some affiliate links.
Awhile back, I shared some magnetic garage door handles like these that you could add to a metal garage door to give it a custom look These simulated garage door windows take things to a whole new level! Turn a plain door into a custom door without replacing them altogether. Talk about curb appeal!
This tape measure is another one of those products where you smack yourself on the forehead and think, “Duh.” It has a pencil built-in to the tape measure so you can make your marks while you’re measuring! Makes marking your projects easy peasy, so that you may actually be able to measure once, cut once for a change.
Now, I’m not know to be the most outdoorsy girl out there, but I’m thinking if I had one of these Tensile Tree Tents, that I might give camping a try. How cool are these tents? They’re off the ground and serve as kind of a tent/hammock all in one. Plus, they help to keep the bugs out – brilliant idea!
If I ever decide to start climbing mountains, they work well in that situation as well. So smart.
I just finished this book and thought it was worth sharing. Don’t Let Me Go is a story about how a group of neighbors essentially band together to help a little girl who is the daughter of a drug addicted mother. I know it sounds like a downer at first glance, but it’s really very heartwarming, and one that I grew to appreciate the more I got into it. Worth a read (or a listen, if you’re an Audible addict like I am).
On a completely different note, this microplane zester is something that I have in my kitchen that is great for adding fresh lemon or lime zest to recipes (I use it for adding zest to lemon blueberry muffins or even some yummy zucchini muffins). A must-have, since a little goes a long way.
Now, I know earplugs are kind of an odd thing to share, and I don’t use them all of the time, but there is a time and a place for them. When you need them, you need them. Like when you’re out of town for a baseball tournament, sleeping in a hotel that’s on a busy street in downtown Indianapolis. Yeah, times like that. Godsend I tell you.
My +1 for the week that I don’t like – any sort of light in my bedroom when I sleep. My husband swears that I’m part vampire, but I love to sleep in a bat cave of darkness. I prefer to have the door closed, shades drawn, and even go so far as to cover up any digital clocks that may be glaring unnecessary light into my sleeping space. My husband on the other hand, can sleep through just about anything, and doesn’t understand that I can see light, even if my eyes are closed.
I think there are even studies showing that sleeping in the
pitch black darkness is good for you. So it’s really all about health, right?
And the winner of the Homearama tickets is Amy Faler! Enjoy! I went to Homearama this week and will be sharing it with you next week. Can’t wait to share all of the design ideas and trends with all of you.
Have a great weekend!