My Favorites This Week

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Okay, guys! I have a lot of awesome things to tell you about this week. All of which I have testing personally and ended up loving!

Fake Bake Self Tanner

I purchased this Fake Bake Self Tanner a week ago, and I have been loving it! I use it every other day, to create a base tan. The tan stays even after I shower, but I reapply to build a darker tan. Once your desired tan is established, you only have to reapply weekly. This tan actually looks very natural. It comes in a 6 ounce spray bottle with a glove included. It costs $16.

Dip Powder Starter Kit

This Dip Powder Kit is also a new investment. I love having pretty nails, but I do not love paying the price for those nails. This kit makes strong nails that last as long as salon nails. Dip nails are easier to do than regular nail polish, and it lasts longer! This kit comes in a color set and a french tip set. I got mine for $36. I also bought these BeYou Natural Tips to extend my nail length – these were $8.

“You Are Loved” Mug

This Porcelain Collins Mug is so cute, and, if you’re a coffee drinker like me, you really can’t ever have enough mugs. This would make a great birthday or Valentine’s gift or even just a gift for yourself. You can get it for only $12.99!

Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Pebble Letter Carrier

I only have one “designer” handbag, and it is a Dooney & Bourke. Dooney & Bourke bags last for years, and all bags come with a full year of warranty. This crossbody Pebble Letter Carrier comes in multiple shades, and is genuine, pebble-grained leather. You can get this bag for $178.

Shein

Get this Maxi Dress for $25!

Shein is a website with high quality affordable clothing. I have purchased over 11 different pieces, all for under $100. I first heard of this website from a family friend. She is so well dressed all the time, so I decided to check this website out. The clothing is all from $3 – $30, depending on the item. All of the products I’ve purchased have high quality fabric, and everything is exactly as described. Shein also accepts returns! Shein runs sales periodically, making it easy to get out with tons of products for a little price.

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“Life Hacks” That Didn’t Work For Me

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If you have any form of social media, you’ve seen a plethora of “life hacks” from sites like 5 Minute Crafts or Nifty. Some of these hacks look genuinely useful, so I tried them. There are some great hacks out there, but this list won’t have any. Instead, these are the hacks that I failed at the hardest.

DIY Clorox Wipes


The “Hack”: I tried to create DIY wet wipes from squares, cut from an old towel. The idea is that these “wipes” can be used, washes, and reused, cutting down costs on traditional cleaning methods. I whipped up my own recipe to moisten the “wipes,” this would be the actual cleaning agent. I used vinegar, baking soda, Tea Tree Oil ,and dish soap. This was an excellent cleaning remedy! You can always count on Teat Tree Oil and dish soap to get the job done, and vinegar is a gentle way to clean delicate surfaces. The first use of these wipes was incredible. The wipes really did clean up all my messed, even better than Clorox wipes, but my glee was short lived.

The Issues: The trouble began when I tried to wash these wipes. They completely fell apart in the washer, and they could never be used again. Because the rags I used were knitted together (most are), when I cut the seam, the rags completely unraveled. Buying new rags each time would be a waste of time and money.

How to make it work: This hack could still totally work. All we need to do is use full sized rags, or a different piece of fabric that wouldn’t unravel.

Tie Organization

My husband has gobs of ties, and I have tried everything I can think of to make his collection more organized.

The “Hack”: This isn’t so much of a hack as it is my blatant failure at organization. I tried two methods of tie organization: first, I made a makeshift tie rack from a clothes hanger, and second, I tried actually using a tie rack. The clothes hanger was actually more effective than the tie rack, if I tied the ties in knots. The tie rack didn’t have any traction, meaning the ties just slipped off the rack and hit the floor.

The Issues: No matter how I arranged these ties of clothes hangers or tie racks, the ties would inevitably find their way in a pile at the bottom of the closet. The only resemblance of success was when I tied the ties onto the clothes hanger and tie rack. This worked in theory, but in reality, it only held up for a few weeks. The issue was not so much the idea, but my husband. Sorry! My husband would not, for the life of him, tie his ties back up. He would just drape each tie of the tie rack hook, and soon, they would be back in the floor.

How to make it work: We have ended up designating a specific dresser drawer to his ties; this is effective, but not as storage friendly. A more expensive tie rack might work if each bar had something to hold the ties in place.

DIY Hanging Laundry Basket

A very successful option of this hack by Karisa. Learn from my mistakes and try this, instead!

I tried to make a hanging laundry basket on the fly, because my bathroom is tiny. We have no room for a laundry basket, and, at that time, we were broke. Man, was that project a disaster! Learn from my mistakes.

“The Hack”: I used a hula hoop, an old set of black out curtains, and a sewing machine. I sewed the curtains together and turned them inside out to make a basic bag. Just this bag pattern probably wouldn’t have been an issue. I, then, sewed the edge of my, now, bag around the hula hoop. It was easy, and it was finished within 30 minutes. It was not, however, high quality, long lasting, or safe spacing.

The Issues: The hula hoop made the opening of the bag entirely too big, and because it didn’t have any handles, it was a real pain to carry back and forth to the laundry room. Not only was it a bit inconvenient, it was also hideous. We used it for several months before finally purchasing a more ideal and ascetically pleasing at Target for $3. Worth it? No.

How to make it work: Sometimes, it is just better to spend a few bucks to use something that will do what you want it to, rather than struggle with an ugly, bulky laundry basket, that still ended up costing me $3. If you must try this, I would not use a hula hoop as the opening. Use something smaller and included handles. You could always try this pattern. It turned out 1000 times better than mine!

Clear Labels from Packing Tape

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Months ago, I saw a “labels from paper and packing tape” hack. It is, ideally, very easy. The above picture is not, however made from packing tape. This hack is meant to be a cheap alternative to Cricut labels, which is how the above label was made. In my opinion, this”hack” ends up just being a sad, obvious reproduction.

The “Hack”: Most “hack” websites instruct you to print out your labels on plain printer paper with normal black ink. You are then supposed to place packing tape over your paper, and cut around the tape. In a bowl of water, you place the “label” in the water, and begin rubbing off the paper. The paper section is the back of your “label.” Eventually, you will rub off the paper, and you will have a clear label.

The Issues: This was not the worst “hack” I’ve tried. It did technically make a label, that would stick to glass if you placed it immediately and never moved it again. The issue arose when I tried to readjust the label. This label has almost no adhesive after being dampened. It is also nearly impossible to completely remove all of the paper off the back.

How to make it work: Though this “hack” technically works, it is not a high quality reproduction of the Cricut labels. With the internet so readily available, I would rather purchase glass labels online. Here is a link where you can find some for less than $15.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my “life hack” failures! Comment yours below, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow this page for more.

My Favorites This Week

My favorite things this week come from Etsy. I don’t know about you, but I love all things Etsy! From vintage cookware to unique, handmade apparel – Etsy has it all, so let’s support some small businesses!

Customizable Map Tie Clips

This has been the month of gifts for me, with my grandma, my dad and my husband having birthdays! I bought this Custom Map Tie Clip by AllAboutYouCreations for my dad’s birthday, and he loved it! He is originally from Arkansas, so I asked the creator to put Arkansas in the middle of the pin. It was beautiful in every way!

Wooden Tie

My husband has been raving about this one for month. This is a Classic Wooden Tie by ClassicAdvent He saw a tie like it at a convention years ago, and he has never forgotten it. For his birthday this month, I got it for him! He cannot wear it enough!

Personalized Laptop Bag

This Personalized Laptop Bag by GiftsForGuysCo ended up being another gift for my husband. He really loved it, and it is super high quality! This bag is actually much more affordable than most bags on Etsy, too. I would recommend it to anyone!

Moss Ring

I indulged and bought this Moss Ring by Eterniada for myself last year. It has lasted very well over the months, and I get gobs of complements over it! This ring really has moss and flowers in it, but I would recommend you size up whatever your normal ring size is.

Crochet Navy Whale

Alright, let’s see if my husband reads my blog! I want this Crocheted Whale by Cuddle&Yarn for my birthday! I have been eyeballing this whale for over a year. Look at how cute it is! It would be perfect for baby rooms, or, if you’re like me, living rooms, too!

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New Merch!

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Hello, all! As some of you know, I have created my own line of vegan beauty and pet products. Here, I will give you a little background information on these new products!

Vegan Shampoo for Dry and Damaged Hair

The Damaged Hair Shampoo line has two scents: Dry Scalp Original, and Orange Mist. These two shampoos vary slightly for great results. Both contain a vegan soap base, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, water, Cornstarch, and essential oils.

The Dry Scalp Original is ideal for people who struggle to keep dandruff and itchy scalp at bay. This contains additional oils and essential oils that nurture the scalp back to a healthy Ph level, while enhancing the hairs nature shine.

Orange Mist has fewer oils than the Dry Scalp Serum, and Orange scents to fill your shower and hair with a pleasing aroma that will linger for hours. This shampoo is designed for those who need more moisture in their hair, but do not struggle with dandruff.

The Dry Scalp and Orange Mist shampoo is ideal for dry and damaged hair, so using this shampoo on silky hair might result in greasy hair. When I tested this shampoo, my hair became greasy earlier than it usually would, because I have naturally oily hair. My husband, however, struggles with dandruff, and these shampoos made a world of difference in his scalp comfort.

Vegan Shampoo for Oily Hair

I have oily hair naturally, so I was so excited to create my Greasy Girl line. Right now, it only has one original scent.

This shampoo contains a vegan shampoo base, Water, Cornstarch, Vitamin E Oils, and some Essential Oils. This nourishes the scalp, and helps prevent dandruff and itchy scalp, while maintaining the cleanliness necessary to avoid excess grease and oils.

This is the only shampoo I use anymore, because it works perfectly for my hair type. Is there a specific vegan scent or hair type you would like to see added to this line? Let me know in the comments!

Vegan Peppermint Lip Balm

I created this lip balm around Christmas time, and I genuinely love it. It tingles when I put it on, which is a must for me. I can’t use most lip balms because I have sensitive skin, but this balm doesn’t cause irritation.

This lip balm smells great and is cute, but the real reason it exists is because I have chapped lips all the time. ALL THE TIME! Why? I lick my lips and don’t drink enough water. You might be like me if you often replace water with coffee. Any sleep deprived coffee drinkers out there? My lips were so chapped, and I hated using big name-brand lip balms because most contain chemicals and materials that cause your lips to peel even more than ever. Big companies do this to keep you coming back. My balm doesn’t have anything like this; your lips won’t peel any more than they naturally do, and there aren’t any harmful chemicals.

You might be wondering, “what exactly is in this lip balm that makes it so great?” This balm is packed with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients. It contains soy wax, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and skin-safe essential oils.

Puppy Poo” Shampoo & Conditioner

No, there isn’t any real puppy poo in this shampoo and conditioner combo, but it is completely vegan and natural. It is safe for sensitive skin, and the essential oils help keep fleas and ticks at bay (though we aren’t certified on the last part). We have used this shampoo and conditioner on our dogs for a while, and they love it (well, as much as they can love bath time)! This contains a soap base, water Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and essential oils. This shampoo and conditioner is thinner than our other shampoos, making it easier to spread across dirty, little puppy bodies.

This is safe to use on cats, as well, though you might gain a few extra scratches from this attempt. In all honesty, this shampoo is made at human-grade, so you could even use it if you wanted! It is vet and groomer approved.

Pet Paw Balm

Our last and favorite item is a pet paw balm. We use this on our cats, dogs, and even our foster dogs. They all love it! I have used so many different brands of Paw Balm over the years, and our pets always started licking their paws after application. This is normal, and doesn’t really affect the medicinal affects of the balm, but I was concerned because I didn’t really know what was in other brands.

It is shocking how many chemicals and toxins are allowed in pet supplies, so I quickly started making my own, vegan pet balm. This is safe for your pets to lick or even eat (though we don’t recommend it)! It is similar to our lip balm, meaning, you could even use this on your mouth. Our balm contains a soy wax base, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E Oil.

Our pets are our family, so we only use the highest quality ingredients in our pet products. What else would you like to see added to our pet line? Comment below!

Use this coupon code for 25% off our Merchandise: WORDPRESS

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Budgeting on a Teacher’s Salary

Teachers make a fair salary, but we are far from wealthy, monetarily that is. My family relies heavily on my income, with my husband going to College and only working part time, budgeting is the only way we get by.

After some time, we have almost completely mastered the art of budgeting, so I am going to share some of our tips, tricks, and editable documents that you can use for your budgets, even if you aren’t a teacher!

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According to Every Dollar, which is an incredible app for tracking spending, we should only spend a certain amount of our income on food, housing, charity, etc.

If your budget does not look exactly like this, that’s okay! I know ours doesn’t. Some people have more debt than other, like student loans. My resources seem to be useful for every individual in every income bracket.

Bill Due Date Calendar

I create my Bill Due Date Calendar every month, depending on the bills that we have coming in. We put this calendar on our phones and on our fridge. This helps us keep track of what money is coming in and going out, so we know what we should and should not spend.

You can download the editable calendar that I use below.

I like to check my Bill Due Date Calendar anytime I make a purchase. With this method, I never overdraft anymore!

The amount we pay in bills varies by the month (sometimes even the week)! It is important to create a new calendar each month, if your bills are like ours. I tried to just use one “generic” calendar but I got confused and ended up overspending. For me, the extra effort makes a huge difference.

Spending Log

Do you remember the old school Check Book Register that came with a stack of checks? Some people still use them, but I prefer to keep a spending log on my phone or computer. I have recently discovered Anastasia’s digital log on Etsy. Hers is cute, functional, cheap, and reusable! It is a digital download that you can keep reusing month after month.

You can use this code DIYDIARY10 to get 10% off your order for this digital spending log! But hurry because this code is only valid until February 3rd, 2019!

Digit App

So this is a new one for me! I have recently downloaded the Digit App, which rounds up each of your bank transactions to create a “Rainy Day” savings. You can also create a “goal,” which you can save toward.

I was originally concerned about transferring too much out per day, but you can even set up a daily transfer limit. Unlike typical savings accounts, you can withdraw your money as many times as you want and as often as you want. You even earn 1% interest every 100 days.

My favorite feature, however, is that Digit will transfer money from your “Rainy Day” savings to your checking account if you are about to overdraft!

This app does cost around $3 a month after your first 100 days. At least you can see if you like it before you buy it!

I hope you find these tips useful, and I would love to hear some of your favorite budgeting tips! 

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Is I-Robot’s Roomba Worth the Money?

For years, I walked past I-Robot’s Roomba and though to myself, “Who would spend that much money on a vacuum?” It wasn’t until I saw one in action that I finally understood!

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We are not rich people. We are, on a good day, middle class, so luxury items like Roomba are not a common occurrence in our home. In fact, we had to save up for a few weeks to even get the Roomba, but it was worth it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not promoting this because it is sponsored. I am promoting it because I really love it that much.

The I-Robot Roomba has saved me so much time. In our home, we have a variety of flooring: shag carpet, high pile carpet, hardwood, linoleum, and laminate. Our Roomba can handle it all!

What’s the Difference?

There are many different versions of the I-Robot Roomba, so let’s compare them!

Roomba 675

This is the cheapest version of I-Robot’s Roomba. At one time, it did not connect to wifi, but that has been changed!

It can/has:
– clean hardwood floors and carpets

– 3x cleaning power (This just means it has a little brush that pulls dirt from the walls to be vacuumed.)
– self charging (it takes itself to the charging port)
– Dirt detecting technology (Roomba will notice when the floors are dirtier in one area and circle around to reclean that area)
– clean under or around furniture
edge sweeping brush
– connect to wifi and be used through an app
scheduled cleaning

It does not:
– come with wall barriers
(which can keep the Roomba out of a certain room that you choose)
– have special rubber brushes (which helps with different flooring types)
– have a high efficiency filter that capture mold
– clean an entire level of your house*
– deliver cleaning reports with each scheduled cleaning
– customize cleaning preferences
(this is a nifty setting that allows you to specifically adjust how clean you want each room)
– empty on it’s own
– have smart mapping (it will not map your house to know exactly where to go)
– clean or schedule by room

I-Robot Roomba 690

This is the Roomba that we have, and I love it!

It can/has:
– clean hardwood floors and carpets

– 3x cleaning power (This just means it has a little brush that pulls dirt from the walls to be vacuumed.)
– self charging (it takes itself to the charging port)
– Dirt detecting technology (Roomba will notice when the floors are dirtier in one area and circle around to reclean that area)
– clean under or around furniture
edge sweeping brush
– connect to wifi and be used through an app
scheduled cleaning
– come with wall barriers (which can keep the Roomba out of a certain room that you choose)

It does not:
– have special rubber brushes (which helps with different flooring types)
– have a high efficiency filter that capture mold
– clean an entire level of your house*
– deliver cleaning reports with each scheduled cleaning
– customize cleaning preferences
(this is a nifty setting that allows you to specifically adjust how clean you want each room)
– empty on it’s own
– have smart mapping (it will not map your house to know exactly where to go)
– clean or schedule by room

I-Robot Roomba 960

It can/has:
– clean hardwood floors and carpets

– 3x cleaning power with 5 times more suction (This just means it has a little brush that pulls dirt from the walls to be vacuumed.)
– self charging (it takes itself to the charging port)
– Dirt detecting technology (Roomba will notice when the floors are dirtier in one area and circle around to reclean that area)
– clean under or around furniture
edge sweeping brush
– connect to wifi and be used through an app
scheduled cleaning
– come with wall barriers (which can keep the Roomba out of a certain room that you choose)
– have special rubber brushes (which helps with different flooring types)
– have a high efficiency filter that capture mold
– clean an entire level of your house*
– deliver cleaning reports with each scheduled cleaning


It does not:
– customize cleaning preferences
(this is a nifty setting that allows you to specifically adjust how clean you want each room)
– empty on it’s own
– have smart mapping (it will not map your house to know exactly where to go)
– clean or schedule by room

Roomba i7 Robot

It can/has:
– clean hardwood floors and carpets

– 3x cleaning power with 5 times more suction (This just means it has a little brush that pulls dirt from the walls to be vacuumed.)
– self charging (it takes itself to the charging port)
– Dirt detecting technology (Roomba will notice when the floors are dirtier in one area and circle around to reclean that area)
– clean under or around furniture
edge sweeping brush
– connect to wifi and be used through an app
scheduled cleaning
– come with wall barriers (which can keep the Roomba out of a certain room that you choose)
– have special rubber brushes (which helps with different flooring types)
– have a high efficiency filter that capture mold
– clean an entire level of your house*
– deliver cleaning reports with each scheduled cleaning

– customize cleaning preferences (this is a nifty setting that allows you to specifically adjust how clean you want each room)
– empty on it’s own
– have smart mapping (it will not map your house to know exactly where to go)
– clean or schedule by room

It does not:
– fix dinner
– chang diapers

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I hope you like this post, and find yourself a I-Robot Roomba, because, I promise, you will never go back to the broom again!

Etsy Try

Hey, guys! This week, I tried two products from Etsy, which I’m sure you’ll all love. I know I did.

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Laundry Soap

The first product is a Organic Powdered Laundry Detergent by Melissa at ConcordSoaps. I got the 3 oz. Warm Vanilla Sugar Homemade Laundry Soap for $2.50.

3 oz. of this soap washed 4 loads of my laundry, and left every article of clothing smelling great! This detergent is vegan and offered in a variety of scents and sizes.

Use the coupon code 20OFFBLOG18 for 20% off your order for any item on her page.

Dry Shampoo

The next item I tested was All Natural Dry Shampoo from Michelle at DirtyMouse. This product was pretty great, and I had high expectations. I’ll be one to admit that I do not wash my hair as frequently as I should. I usually use Batiste Dry Shampoo, which I adore, but this dry shampoo gives Batiste a run for it’s money!

Below, I’ve attached a side-by-side photo of my hair pre and post dry shampoo.

The proof is in the pudding, folks. I didn’t even take my bun down to get these results. I used the “dark hair” version of this dry shampoo, but it also comes in “light.” It has a great consistency and smell.

Go checkout these awesome products, and comment your thoughts below.

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Stay tuned next week for the giveaway winner, as well as, my post A Pinterest Laundry Room for $50 or Less.

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New Year – New Giveaway

Who likes free stuff? Literally everyone!

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Without some of my loyal subscribers, I wouldn’t be where I am now with my blog. I cannot thank you guys enough. You have encouraged me and really made me feel like one of you. Specifically Haphazard Homemaker! Girl, I love you. Go check out her page here.

As a way to thank all of you wonderful people for your support, I will be hosting a monthly Giveaway!

In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must like this post and share it on some form of social media. I will draw for a winner and it will be announced on next week’s post!


This month, I will be giving away a gold portable charger. I live by these things. You will love it, guaranteed.

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12 Days of Christmas: What to get your pet for Christmas

I can already hear my grandma judging me, but I don’t have human children, so I get my pets Christmas presents!I know I am not alone in this!

If you are a weirdo like me, here are my pets’ favorite Christmas gifts. I know because they told me.

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To prove we are nuts, above is actually a professional photo of our cat. To be fair, though, this was taken when she was in the shelter. We adopted her the next month! You can’t tell me she doesn’t deserve a Christmas gift!

For our pets, we always get them toys and treats. Our cats really love these crinkly balls. They come in a 24 pack, but they will all be lost by February, don’t you worry. I also get them these Greenies treats for hairballs. They love them more than they need them really. It’s ridiculous.

Our dogs love to get these rawhide chews. We do not have delicate, gentle, soft dogs though. Our dogs all have beards and grunt when they eat, so you might want something like this if you have a dainty, lady-like dog. I do not buy Christmas themed treats, though. Often times, they contain harmful dyes that make our dogs throw up on the carpet.

Last year we got our dogs this gift bag, and let me say we absolutely loved it. It was worth every single penny. The toys also came in a really nice little tote that we still use today, even though the toys have long ago been buried or lost.

Yes, we are lunatics that buy our pets Christmas present, but we know we aren’t alone! Tell me below what you got your pet for Christmas!

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12 Days of Christmas: Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love

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I try to buy Christmas gifts ahead of time, but sometimes I procrastinate! If you are like me, you will like this list. These gifts are awesome stocking stuffers or last minute gift ideas!

All of these products are under $20!

Iphone Adapter

Get this on Amazon!

This adapter will allow iPhone users to listen to music and charge their phones at the same time. It will be making it’s way into my husband’s stocking!

You can get this for $12!

USB Mug Warmer

Get this at Amazon!

I want this so bad! My coffee gets cold after 30 minutes, and I get tired of running back and forth to the microwave with my coffee!

It is like a candle warmer, but it is safe for your mugs. This would be excellent for anyone that works at a desk, like me!

You can get this for $9!

Emergency Paracord Bracelet

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This set of two Paracord Bracelets is perfect for anyone that likes camping, hiking, or other outdoor activities. It is also fashionable!

The bracelet itself is a strong cord that can be used in emergency situations. It also comes with a small compass, a flint fire starter, and a whistle.

You can get this for $9!

Iphone Lens

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This iPhone Camera Lens is one that I just ordered myself! It is a lens that attaches to your iPhone camera to make your iPhone images look more professional!

Most items like this product are over $100, so this is a good way to test a product before you spend tons of money on it!

Keep your eyes peeled for a product review on this item in a few weeks!

You can get this for $10!

Essential Oil Defuser

Get this at Amazon!

Guys, I bought this Essential Oil Defuser a few months ago, and I love it. It holds more water than the smaller version I have had for a long time, making it easier to turn it on and forget it. It lights up, but you can also choose to turn off the light or set a specific color, and it has an elegant look that gets me tons of complements!

This would make an incredible Christmas present! You can get one for $20!

2 Pack Tent Light

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This Tent Light is awesome for anyone that likes camping, but would like to stay awake past 8 PM! Sure, there are some of you awesome people that can start a fire easily and use that for light, but for us, we need a little help.

We have tried using battery powered Christmas Lights in our tent, but it doesn’t hold a candle to this! It would make a great stocking stuffer.

You can get this for $6!

Inverted Umbrella

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We’ve all had our umbrellas turn in on us, which can be a bummer in the middle of a rain storm, but this Inverted Umbrella design is supposed to eliminate that issue. The design is also supposed to help an umbrella dry without soaking everything around it.

It is roughly the same price as an average umbrella, so it is worth the investment! You can get this for $13!

I hope you find these gift ideas useful! Some of them have made their way into my shopping cart, and all of them will arrive before Christmas!