Easy Living Guide to Smart Online Holiday Shopping – Tips for Saving Money and Time

smart online holiday shopping tipsThe holidays are approaching and if you’re anything like me, you’re already doing some browsing online, so I’m sharing some smart online holiday shopping tips to help you save money, time, and your sanity during Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and beyond.

Shopping in stores is a complete drain on most consumers. During the Halloween season, you dread going to the stores that sell costumes because it’s like a mad house. I know I do! The closer Halloween gets, the longer the wait to try on costumes.

It’s no fun.

It’s no different on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or during the Christmas rush. Chaos ensues – especially when anything in the store is limited in quantity, and you wind up going all over town trying to find an item – sometimes encountering rude shoppers and surly clerks.

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Funny Halloween T-Shirts for Women

Funny Halloween T-Shirts for WomenYes, I’m already thinking about the holidays (you know you are, too!) and I thought I’d share these funny Halloween T-shirts for women. These are something I create myself!

Creating these allows me to express myself creatively and I get to share my love of tees with customers. Oh, how I love a good t-shirt.

Below, I’m sharing five of my favorite Halloween quote t-shirts for women. Sure, I’m a little partial because I make them, but I do think they’re funny and I do think you’ll like them!

Especially if, like me, you feel most comfortable in a soft tee and jeans.

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8 Best Kids Lunch Boxes with Compartments and Meal Ideas for Back to School | Bentos and More for 2017-2018!

8 Best Kids Bento Lunch Boxes with Compartments and Meal Ideas for Back to SchoolEven though it’s still summer, I know I’m already thinking about back-to-school and I thought it would be fun to share my best kids lunch boxes with compartments – also known as Bento boxes. These make for great school lunches and adults love them, too.

What I particularly like is that you can create hundreds of combinations beyond sandwiches and chips.

In fact, packing these lunches has practically become an art form!

There are even accessories to make endless varieties of lunches that don’t include peanut butter and jelly sammies (but of course there are even more ways to pack your favorite sandwiches!) Read more

Choosing the Best Flip Flops for Plantar Fasciitis

Best Flip Flops for Plantar FasciitisI started thinking about choosing the best flip flops for plantar fasciitis when I started experiencing heel pain several years ago. When I mentioned this to my sister, she told me what her experience was like (she had plantar fasciitis, too) and that the right shoes, exercises, and stretches really helped.

So much so, that she has never needed surgery.

So I’ve been doing some easy stretches and am very aware of what shoes and sandals exacerbate the pain and which ones seem to do well for me. I’m loving these flip flops right now – I feel like I’m walking on a squishy cloud!

Flip flops – the right ones, anyway – are my choice for (almost) daily footwear because they allow for a full range of movement. I’m not talking about the $2 kind you can buy from Old Navy. I’m talking about supportive, cushiony (it’s a word!), perfect-fitting sandals that – if I needed to – I could wear all day at Disneyland. Read more

Best Himalayan Salt Lamp

What is the best Himalayan Salt Lamp?In my search for the best Himalayan salt lamp, I was encouraged to find so many wonderful varieties that I know you’ll find one you love. Touted as being able to lower blood pressure, improve sleep, protect you from illness and more, many seek out these lovely lamps that emit a soft, warm glow.

While I can’t say these lamps offer true health and well-being benefits – these claims are highly debated – I can attest to the pleasure I receive from having them in my home.

The one to the left is similar to the one I have.

Part of the beauty of these is that they’re all one-of-a-kind and the natural variations of the lamps ensure you have one that’s completely unique.

My lamps add a wonderful ambiance to my living room and bedroom and it’s incredibly soothing to turn off all room lights except my salt lamps, put on some relaxing music, and chill out with a cup of tea or another favorite beverage.

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