Life's Sweet Journey

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Prime Day Finds 2022 Great Harry Potter Deals on Amazon

  Happy PRIME DAY! 

Here are some of my favorite finds this year! 

RV Living Prime Day Finds 

Prime Day Finds 2022

Dehumidifier- We currently live off of Damp-Rid in the camper, but have been considering switching it up to a dehumidifier. This one has great reviews and a good size capacity for small spaces. 
RV Water Filter- We always have one of these attached to the hose. 
Hose Support- We went without one for way too long! 
Kindle- As much as I hate reading books on any kind of device, I had to start reading from my phone while we were on the road because it was easier than finding a bookstore, plus I can do the library ebooks. Think getting an actual e-reader may make it feel more realistic than reading from my phone. Trying to decide between regular or Kindle Paperwhite... does anyone use either and have advice? 
Double Hammock- nothing better! Grabbing a second one so Babe will have his own when he doesn't want to cuddle me.

General Prime Day Finds 2022 

Prime Day Finds 2022

Nugget Ice Maker (Crunchy Ice Dreams)- Ice Maker with side tank, no bluetooth 
Roomba- Because I have always wanted to NOT vacuum! 
Shark Mop Vac- If you want more than just a robot vacuum, the Shark model can also mop. 
Off-Brand LifeStraw- Mostly because the hiking geek in me has always wanted to suck water straight from a stream. 
Revlon Dryer Brush- this thing will CHANGE your life! Not actually part of Prime Day, but 50% off the black with the pink trim only. 
Echo Dot- I am still debating this one, but the deal is too good to pass up. Probably because the want to hear everything we say, but hey, it they will turn my lights off for me so I don't have to get out of bed well why not?! 
23 & Me DNA Test Kit- Always wanted to try one! 
Exploding Kittens- This is one of our favorite games and it doesn't go on sale often! Snag it while you can. 

I will be looking for other great snags over the next few days! All items found will be added to my Amazon Affiliate Storefront under Prime Day Finds 2022! 

What are you finding for Prime Day this year?!

Saturday, January 8, 2022

January Currently 2021 Rewind and 2022 Goals

I completely fell off of blogging in the last quarter of 2021. We've had a lot of changes going on, and I know I say this every year but, I am determined to be more consistent and present in this space. Anne's Currently linkup is always a super helpful motivation for me. So starting off 2022 by wrapping up 2021 and sharing some goals for the new year.

2021 Highlights

- Welcomed a new little nephew
- Went back on the road
- Explored the Northeast US
- Made it all the way to Maine (loved it so much we stayed two extra weeks)
- Saw Niagara Falls
- Got Monetized on YouTube
- Skied Breckenridge on my first big sister trip in many years (repeat in Feb!)
- Went snowmobiling for the first time and LOVED IT!
- Saw a lot of sunsets
- Enjoyed our annual aunt and uncle Georgia adventure
- Did a bestie road trip and taught her to enjoy a car ride!
- Came back to Florida because Babe was SUPPOSED to go back into the office
- Spend more time with the people was love
- Bought a house!

Yep, we're staying put again! I am NOT sure how I feel about it, but its the right move for the moment. Even though they again postponed Babe having to go back into the office he will be asked to go back in a few days a week at some point in the near future. We have been wanting to open ourselves up to the possibility of foster car and growing our family and that isn't an option in an RV (at least not the fostering).

It means saying goodbye to our Orlando house (our first home together), which has been rented out the last 4 year. It's bittersweet; I love the layout and the charm of that home. I wish we could take it with us, but it will make another family very happy.

We made the decision to move to NSB. It's funny how life works out. We would never have come here for any prolonged period of time if we hadn't help open the Crimson House, but the time we spent here (plus our time on the road), showed us how much we love the quieter, slower life of a small town. We bought a new build construction in a DR Horton planned community (more on that later). 

So life is taking a super tight left turn for us for a while, but if there's anything I have learned the last few years its to never say never and things are never permanent.

{Anticipating} Whether its excited anticipation or trepidation I am not sure, but anticipating what's to come with all these changes. I am finally feeling more at peace with everything now that we've officially closed on the house. We are still in the camper and going to take the month to slowly transition. The bigger space just seems so intimidating right now. 

{Organizing} ALL. THE. THINGS! We have the camper which will have to be organized while we decide what's staying in the camper (we are keeping it and planning alllll the road trips) and what's going into the new house. We also had tons of stuff in storage at our Orlando house (our renters were amazing) and spend two full weekends downsizing that and fixing up the house for sale. Honestly, it's amazing how easy it is to get rid of stuff you swore you would "need" when you haven't seen it in 4 years.

{Reading} Very slowly at the moment. I listened to 5 books while we were fixing up the house and it was amazing! Made me want to flip houses so I can just paint, scrape, and listen to books all day. Since then however, I have been trying to make it through The Maidens (audio) and The Dark Lure (physical read).

These are the books I listened to while I was painting and I would recommend all of them!!

The One: Such a unique perspective on dating apps. It matches you with "The One" by blood type.

Mother May I: If you love Joshilyn Jackson like I do give this one a try. Her last two books are a shift from her typical style and I did NOT like the previous book, but I did enjoy this.

The 6th (and final) School for Good and Evil Story: Middle grade fiction that's great for adults who like fairytale adaptations. Centers around children of famous fairytale characters, plus "readers" from the real world. A tale of friendship and sisterhood. Currently free on Hoopla.

The Moonlight Child: Currently free on Hoopla and a good, easy yet suspenseful listen.

{Resolving} I don't really do resolutions, because I am horribly inconsistent. However, I do have some goals for 2022. Even if I don't meet them having a goal really helps keep me focused and moving forward.

Goals for 2022

- Start a new YouTube channel
- Spend less time on my phone and more time engaged in what's around me
- Walk regularly/ Be more active
- Spend more time with the people I love
- Be at peace with staying put
- Start foster care classes

{Scheduling} Deliveries for the new house. We need so many things and I have no desire to actually buy anything. Maybe we'll just sit on the cardboard boxes after they bring the fridge.

And that's it for now. 
What were 2021 highlights? 
What are your goals for 2022?

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Packing Hacks For a 4 Bedroom House

Packing hacks can help make big moves less stressful!

We hope that we can do it all but when it comes to moving, the reality is that we can’t. At least not efficiently and while maintaining the slim bit of sanity we try to hold onto when the moving process gets hectic. While it might be extremely easy to think of all the things that could go wrong or already begin to daydream about what your new life in a new city will look like, you first need to figure out how you are going to get everyone and your belongings there in one peace. When it comes to moving, there are  few packing hacks that can make it easier for you! 

Packing Hacks For a 4 Bedroom House

Packing Hacks

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

 The Ultimate Gift Guide for Wine Lovers 

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

October may not be over yet, but holiday shopping has already started. Especially with the delays in shipping right now it's better to start the gift getting sooner than later. This is the ultimate gift guide for wine lovers.

A few years ago I created a post of gift ideas for the wine lover that were under $25. This year I'm expanding it because if there was ever a time to stock your wine lover's stocking with all the vino magic it's now. Here are my favorite gift ideas for the wine lover in your life!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October Currently and September Reads

So much for setting myself up for "success" to not miss another Currently link up with Anne. I definitely didn't have my 'ish together enough to participate last month. Here's to trying again with a little peek at like lately.