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  • OMAD Diet Weight Loss Tips

    These OMAD diet weight loss tips are going to help you move the needle. If you’re on OMAD, you know this lifestyle change is flexible and can be burdensome at the same time. It’s a form of intermittent fasting that lets you feast on whatever you want in your eating window, while fasting for the majority remainder of the day. In this article, we’re going to cover:

    • Why OMAD works for people?
    • 7 Tips for OMAD Diet weight los

    Let’s kick things off. Before we do, don’t forget to bookmark this post or pin to Pinterest to come back and reread later.

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    Why OMAD?

    OMAD stands for One Meal a Day. It’s a way of eating that changes your entire lifestyle. For many of us, our life revolves around food. We structure our life around the meals we eat, whether it’s work, leisure time, family time, etc. Food should NOT have that much control over your life. And many of us feel stuck, that it has to be that way forever, or at least until we hit our goal weight.

    OMAD crushes this way of thinking and forces you to really adopt a new lifestyle which can help you lose weight, eat what you want, and improve your health through the benefits of weight loss.

    ‘You can also lose a lot of weight quickly, like 20lbs in 30 days!

    Is OMAD hard?

    What if I can’t do OMAD?

    OMAD can be tough in the beginning. Like all lifestyle changes, transition can be difficult but, once you get past that initial hurdle, it becomes a lot easier. You get used to it, your body adjusts, and you’re just fine.

    When it really comes down to it, think about your end goal. Visualize success and keep going. If you stop and restart, this can be the beginning to a vicious cycle of on again off again dieting. Avoid this. You just have to buckle down and get through the transition once and you’re golden.

    What if you can’t do OMAD? Unless there’s a restriction because of your health and background (remember to check with your physician before starting any lifestyle change or change in diet), you can do OMAD.

    You just have to try.

    Here are 7 tips to help aid in your weight loss journey with the OMAD Diet…

    7 OMAD Weight Loss Tips

    1. Eat What You Want

    This does not mean go crazy. But, if you want a piece of chocolate, go for it. Some people calorie count on OMAD. You can totally do that. You’re going to have less calories with eating just one meal a day, anyway. Can you really gorge down 3,000 calories in one meal? Your stomach is going to kind of “shrink” when you go to OMAD. You’re kind of retraining your body to eat this kind of way.

    Don’t make it hard on yourself by trying to cut everything off. Remember, if you want something, have it, but again, don’t go nuts.

    2. Pick Your Favorite Time to Eat

    I’ve heard of OMAD dieters eating at midnight or 1am, others eat 9am or noon or 3pm. Pick the perfect time to feast that’s good for you. It really doesn’t matter what time it is.

    3. Meal Prep

    This doesn’t have to be a formal meal prep venture you take on. Just plan what you’re eating for the week. When you go grocery shopping, make a list, plan your menu for the week, make your meals all at once (this is called batching) or throughout the week, your choice. And, make sure you have food ready when it’s time to feast.

    My hubby does this with his job, especially now that he’s working from home. While he is not doing OMAD, he knows that his day goes a lot more smoothly if he has food ready. So, the night before his work day, he takes an inventory of the fridge to make sure he has snacks and a lunch he can whip up quickly or ready-prepared. Try this with OMAD.

    4. Do OMAD with a Friend

    When you embark on a new life change or diet, it’s helpful to do it with others, if you can. This is me, 100%. It’s so much easier to diet when my husband is doing it with me, or my sister, etc.

    Try to find a diet buddy friend who can do OMAD or another lifestyle change/diet with you at the same time, so the two of you can use one another for support.

    You can also look at joining a diet bet club like Healthy Wage. Along with joining the Healthy Wage Facebook group. Healthy Wage lets you bet on your weight loss. There are members that got paid $4,000 for losing 100lbs or $2,500 for losing 60lbs or 30lbs. The amount of weight you need to lose and your bet amount will determine how much you win if you meet your weight loss goal.

    There’s an incredible amount of community in doing diet betting. There are others that are gonna do it with you. Not necessarily OMAD, but you’ll have others you can connect with and can identify with what you’re going through and provide support.

    Learn more about Healthy Wage here.

    5. Get Moving

    Exercise is not a part of OMAD and it’s not required to lose weight. Abs are made in the kitchen, after all. But, exercise does contribute to a healthier lifestyle and aids in prevention against diseases, etc.

    If you’re unfit, start small. Go for an evening walk for 15 minutes. Over time your body will strengthen, you’ll be able to walk longer, you’ll crave your nightly walk soon after. You may be prompted to explore other kinds of exercise.

    Join a gym. Use your community gym (our HOA offers a small gym for the community). Invest in exercise equipment. Do free or paid workout videos at home. Get a jump rope. Walk your dog. Walk in the neighborhood. Go swimming.

    There are a ton of ways to get moving, as you can see.

    Again, this may not have a big impact on your OMAD weight loss, but it will make you feel better, help you become stronger and you’ll be burning calories at the end of the day, which is great.

    6. Journal

    I used to hear so much about journaling for years. Especially for dieting. I always blew it off. But, the truth is, I love writing things down. I do it for this blog, when I’m jotting down ideas and keywords for blog posts. I do it for other projects I’m working on.

    Why not do it for OMAD?

    It’s super simple. Get a notebook (small or large, your choice) or you can do this digitally using the Notepad app in your cell phone or tablet. Write down what you eat and when you eat. You can even go a step further and write down how you feel and changes you want to make, etc.

    This helps you vent. You can look back on what you wrote and identify trigger foods associated with how you feel, mood, behavior, etc.

    It’s really interesting and it can become very enjoyable. Give it a try.

    7. Join Groups

    I talked about community and support above. It’s helpful if you have a friend doing OMAD or a diet or lifestyle change alongside you. Groups, like subreddits or Facebook groups are awesome to find a ton of people that are doing EXACTLY what you are doing. There are a ton of intermittent fasting and OMAD groups on Facebook. They are free to join and give you a chance to make friends, ask questions, answer questions, get motivated, learn what others are doing for success and more. Try this!

    Wrapping up these OMAD Weight Loss Tips

    There you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading.

    For more on OMAD or IF, check out how to lose 20lbs in 30 days on the OMAD diet.

  • How to Lose 20lbs in 30 Days on the OMAD Diet

    If you’re looking for an effective way to lose weight then you will definitely want to hear about the OMAD diet. I have tried it all from low-carb, to Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, calorie counting, the zero calorie diet, and every diet you might’ve heard under the sun.

    My Personal Struggle With Weight and Body Issues

    The truth is, when I was younger I had a real issue with body image and weight. This all happened around the time I was in college. Prior to that, I grew up bouncing between regular weight to chunky.

    When I started high school it was really important to me to lose weight so I became a lot more active and ended up dropping around 30 pounds in 2 to 3 months.

    I went from 175 to 145 as a freshman in high school and I did that doing a combination of Richard Simmons workouts and joining the basketball team.

    Those two days are no joke.

    In adulthood I managed to keep my weight down except for that one summer I gained about seven or 8 pounds working a job where I ate a ton of chocolate and coffee just to avoid falling asleep.
    And then there was when I met my boyfriend now husband and we put on couple weight.

    In my college days I was really obsessed with my weight and I used to follow a site called everydiet or where I’d try a bunch of different diet’s along with trying diet pills to keep my appetite down and help me lose weight.

    I hated hated hated exercising but I would do it about 5 to 6 times a week. I actually felt guilty if I didn’t workout so I try to knock it out as early in the day as possible hating every minute of it in the process.

    I went from around 185 to 151 doing a ton of different diets, mostly low carb eating. I stressed out about food, nutrition, and exercise on those 24 hours a day and I was really miserable.

    During my final years in college I gained some weight so I was heavier starting my first job graduated but I dropped 30 pounds shortly after starting Weight Watchers.

    You can see that even from a young ageM weight has always been something that I struggled with.

    As an adult I am currently overweight and in your 30s losing weight just isn’t the same as in your 20s. It’s a lot harder and even despite loving exercise now, I just can’t get myself to do it on a regular basis.

    So I learned about something called intermittent fasting and OMAD and I’m super stoked to share it with you. OMAD could actually help you lose up to 20 pounds or more in just 30 days.

    Stay tuned to see what it’s all about.

    What is Intermittent Fasting?

    I wanna first start talking about Intermittent fasting. I start with fasting because the OMAD diet is a form of intermittent fasting and so it’s really important to understand about fasting before you break into OMAD.

    Intermittent fasting is about the process of eating within a specific time window during the day.

    When your body is digesting food, it is exerting a lot of energy to do so and when you eat and nosh on food all day long, your body is essentially digesting all the time.

    This puts its effort on the digestion process and away from other important duties it could be performing in your body.

    Fasting helps with this. You will eat during a set time and then fast during a set amount of time. This will be done day in and day out and the goal is to make this a lifestyle.

    I won’t lie. In the beginning it can be a little challenging but after you get past the first three days it is super simple and you’ll be doing fasting or without knowing it before you know it.

    I lose four pounds my first week intermittent fasting without changing the way I eat and with no exercise.

    The Classic 16/8 Fast

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    The 16/8 fast is the traditional fasting window that lets people go with when they first start intermittent fasting. You fast for 16 hours per day and you eat for eight hours per day. So your eating window may be 12 PM to 8 PM and then you fast from 8 PM to 12 PM the next day.

    If you’re new to fasting and with your doctors approval this is a good fasting window to start with. As you become more experienced you can extend your fast a bit.

    A lot of people start with the classic fast and then they may go to a 18/6 fast or a 20/4 fast and then eventually OMAD.

    Now finally, what’s this OMAD thing?

    What Does OMAD Mean?

    OMAD stands for one meal a day. So if you’re doing this one meal a day fast, it’s just what it sounds like you eat one large meal for the day and the rest of the time, you are fasting.

    Traditionally this would be a 23/1 fast where you fast for 23 hours of the day and eat for one hour of the day.
    This might sound overwhelming and you may think you can never get to a fast for you only eat one time a dayfor one hour but tons of people do this and the results tend to be faster than if you were to do a classic 16/8 bass.

    What is OMAD Fasting?

    So, if you are ready to break into OMAD fasting, you are totally going to love it once you get the hang of things.

    It’s totally normal to feel deprived at first. Your body is used to eating all day or even eating on a schedule like breakfast, lunch, dinner so it’ll be a transition for sure but, totally worth it. Imagine being able to eat anything you want and lose weight.

    This can happen with the OMAD Diet.

    There is no such thing as an easy diet.

    You either restrict yourself from fat, carbs, sugar, or other things you love to eat or you change your lifestyle by exercising yourself into the ground when you’re not used to it or you can eat whatever you want with exercise not required but you’re limited to just having that food in a one hour time window.

    So there really is no perfect diet but I think this one is as close to perfect as you may be able to get.

    Now granted, you can eat pretty much anything you want during your one hour feeding window, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stuff a double whopper and a large onion ring order with a side of ribs and three pieces of triple chocolate cake in your mouth just because you can.

    You want to be reasonable here.

    Its better to eat a healthier diet because the goal, along with weight loss should firstly be health.

    Think of a world where you knees don’t hurt from walking up the stairs or you aren’t huffing and puffing walking into another room. You can potentially get off all your medications, you sleep better, you feel better, you can finally expand your family, you have health.

    The OMAD Diet can help with this?

    It’s a way of eating, a lifestyle that can help you lose weight which can lead to a healthy life.

    What is the OMAD Diet?

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    One.Meal.A.Day.

    This could mean eating at noon, eating at 6 PM, or eating at midnight or any hours in between. You literally make the rules here and you can pick any eating window that you would like. I have seen people choose a midnight or 1 AM eating window and lose a ton of weight, believe it or not. It’s totally up to you.

    The rules.

    Stick with your eating window.

    For more support, make sure to join an intermittent fasting or OMAD group on Facebook.

    What is OMAD KETO?

    OMAD keto blends the OMAS diet with a ketogenic diet.

    A keto diet is about low carb eating and while is not a mandatory part of OMAD, a lot of people do this to quicken the weight loss even more. I saw a success story on YouTube today where a lady lost 100 pounds in 4 months on OMAD keto.

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    I won’t dive into all the ins and outs of the keto diet here, just know that it does involve a low carb way of eating so no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, refined sugars or any other high carb foods, starchy fruits or veggies are allowed.

    This is depriving enough with just limiting your feeding window to one hour day but you’re really pushing yourself when you do keto as well. If your goal is to lose weight quickly and you like the challenge feel free to give it a try.

    Is the OMAD Diet Worth It?

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    You make the choice.

    I think that it definitely can be worth it and it is a weight-loss solution. As with any diet nutrition or exercise plan make sure to consult with your doctor. I am not an expert or a nutritionist, this is just my personal opinion and I am writing this for informational purposes.

    Do you have experience with intermittent fasting? Or OMAD? Share your progress, best practices, or advice down below. I’d love to hear from you.

  • 6 Cool Things to Buy on Amazon

    You are looking for cool things to buy on Amazon. I’m such a die hard Amazon find. I’ve been an Amazon Prime member forever and it’s totally worth it. By the way, if you haven’t seen our Home Decor Amazon Finds Edition post, check it out here.

    There are so many products, how can you possibly sift and sort through all the categories? Don’t worry, I have got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a little pick me up or some much needed retail therapy, these awesome Amazon finds are just what you are looking for.

    These 6 Amazon favorites are just what you want to discover. A mix of trendy, unique and smart product choices that will make you swoon. Take a look!

    6 of the Best Cool Things To Buy on Amazon

    1. LED Strip Lights

    These are LED strip lights and they are amazing. They can dress up any space and transform the lighting, mood or feel of your office, apartment, bedroom, etc. These light strips are super trendy and very popular online, especially on Tik Tok and Instagram. Have you seen them?

    They are totally cheap and make the perfect gift for all your friends. Change between your favorite colors blue, pink, yellow, etc. with the flip of a switch on the handheld remote control.

    This lighting is transformative. It will make you happy and light up (pun intended). These lights are great to put in your bedroom, media console, kids bedrooms, office space, living room, really anywhere.

    For some inspo, head to Instagram to check out some decor ideas. These gorgeous lights are IT! Check out the features below…

    Features:

    • Color Changing: This RGB Led strip lights kit can change colors and speed automatically and periodically. It has not only RGB(Red, Green, Blue), 16 multicolored options, but also has DIY selection to create your great led mood lighting.
    • Premium LED Strips: Led strip lighting has 150 premium 5050 SMD Leds in 16.4ft with dimmer and brightness controls. The light strip is non-waterproof, which is designed to be used indoor.
    • Superior & Safe Material: Using double layer copper on PCB board to keep the mixed colors more even. Led IR remote controller has over charging, short circuit protection and memory function. Power Supply is under safe value for adults and kids.
    • Easy Installation and Use: Led tape lights is cuttable between every 3 leds. You can cut off extra strips to adjust to a proper length. (NOTE: Connectors NOT included, you need to buy 4-PIN CONNECTORS for reconnection) 3M self-adhesive tape can be fit on any dry and flat surface. Flexible to install anywhere you want.
    • Worry-Free Warranty: MINGER led strip lights support 90 Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and 1 Year Warrany. Our friendly customer service is always stand behind our product and reply all email within 24 hours.

    2. Car Diffuser

    I just bought one of these little guys for my husbands car. He uses the traditional hanging car air freshners. They are super strong when you first use them then die out in scent over time. And his scent is Black Ice.

    I hate the scent.

    I hate the scent of most commercial air freshners, for your car or home. And, I don’t use them. When I ride in his car, I literally have to hold my breath. I drove his car the other day and had to ditch that hanging air freshner and toss it in the glove box.

    This car diffuser is perfect. It’s sprays essential oil in your car. Genius, right?

    There are so many different essential oils you can experiment with. I love essential oils. My favorites are grapefruit, lavender, eucalyptus and lemon. And, I also like the blends that some companies do soooo well.

    Imagine essential oil smells in your car. Eek!

    You have got to get this one.

    Change your mood and uplift your spirit with scent. Feel incredible while driving your car which will be enveloped in the delightful essential oil scent of your choosing. This car diffuser is on Amazon and comes in black or white, under $20!

    Features:

    • 【1】Improve Air Quality in Car: Take this oil diffuser to stop suffer bad air in your car, this aroma diffuser humidifier can refresh & clean air, release more oxygen, make your surroundings smell sweet, protect leather item by more humidity and let you feel energetic & invigorating.
    • 【2】Personal Care Diffuser: Humidifier aroma diffuser will produce super-tiny water droplets and much oxygen ions into the air surround you, which can absorb and take away dust and some unhealthy items around you, and the essential oil fragrance let you feel happy, clean and happy driving experience!
    • 【3】This mini USB humidifier Aromatherapy Diffusers Humidifie has two modes. First mode, you need to press once and it will continuously spray for 4.5 hours. Second mode, you need to press again and it will intervally spray (stop 3 seconds) for 9 hours.
    • 【4】Small cool mist humidifier is super quiet with low noise, soft night light making it perfect for sleeping. Press the button for 1.5 seconds, the light will automatically change. Press again for 1.5 seconds, the light will turn solid.
    • 【5】This desk portable humidifier holds 200ml of water and can last about 4-9 hours. A water level window helps you check the water capacity. Once the water runs out, it will be auto shut-off to protect the device.100% satisfaction guarantee, 30-day MONEY-BACK and 12-month WARRANTY guarantee. If there is any problem, please do not hesitate to email us, we will reply you back within 24 hours. Buy it at no risk!

    Grab your essential oil car diffuser now.

    3. Shower Shampoo Conditioner Soap Dispenser

    You will totally swoon over this shower shampoo conditioner soap dispenser.

    Have you seen this lil’ guy on Tik Tok?

    I have. And, I’ll be buying one soon, for every bathroom. No more ugly bottles of shampoo or conditioner. Pour them in this dispenser and know when you’re running low.

    Fill it with your liquid shampoo, conditioner, and soap for easy dispensing while taking our shower. It sticks right onto your shower wall. Super sleek and modern looking. This just makes sense.

    Am I right?

    3-chamber storage, coming in around $20.

    Features:

    • Eliminates shower bottle clutter and container lifts off the wall for easy cleaning and re-filling
    • Versatile dispenser can be mounted either in the corner or flat on a wall
    • Smooth, reliable Dispenser pumps have a Lifetime Warranty. Do not use any cleaner that contains abrasives or any of the following chemicalslike Xylene, Toluene
    • Installs in minutes without tools, using waterproof silicone adhesive and 2-way tape (included)
    • Housing constructed from durable, water-resistant ABS plastic

    Get yours today.

    4. Drink Dispenser Vending Machine Style for Your Fridge

    Oh my gosh, this drink dispenser is everything. This one is on Tik Tok too. Can you tell I am obsessed with Tik Tok?

    By the way, if you can give me a follow, here’s my handle and I will be so grateful.

    This is one of my top Amazon favorite finds in the roundup.

    Put a 7-Eleven drink dispenser in your fridge, why don’t you? Yes, please.

    One is really all you need, but if you are crazy about drinks like my husband then buy multiple and stuff your Red Bulls, Sprites, sparkling water, lemonades or any other favorite beverages you have.

    A vending machine right in your fridge!

    It’s light weight. It makes sense. Get one now!

    Features:

    • Made in the USA from RECYCLED plastics.
    • Break-offs with re-positionable back panel for additional depths.
    • Always full front faced product with pre-installed integrated pusher.
    • Complete beverage shelf management organizer system for refrigerator, cooler, cold vault.
    • Maximum brand exposure with clear front lens.

    Grab yours before it sells out!

    5. Mini Bag Sealer

    No more struggling to seal those potato chip bags? There are even “the right way” to reseal bags like that, by hand but I just can’t seem to get it to work. So instead of having my bags of popcorn and chips go stale, this mini bag sealer gets the job done.

    It fits in the palm of your hand and is just what you need to reseal those bags.

    No more buying and losing bag clips either. Just get one of these.

    This is such a smart idea.

    It’s cute. It makes a great gift. It makes sense. It’s cheap. Why don’t you have one? This one definitely makes the list of cool things to buy on Amazon.

    Coming in at under $11 you have got to snatch this up before it sells out. You can’t go wrong.

    Help out your friends and family too, and buy one for them. Definitely one of our favorite cool things to buy on Amazon! I hope you agree.

    At $10 and some change, it’s a great investment. Keep your food fresh, tasting amazing and lasting longer with this awesome little mini bag sealer.

    Features:

    • ★ 2-IN-1 Mini Bag Sealer and Cutter: Quickly seals and cuts. Prevents the smell of the food escaping from an unsealed plastic bag that will attract insects or bugs.
    • ★ Compact and Portable: You can put it in your bag and carry it with you. It has a hook so you can hang it up with other utensils. Perfect portable bag sealer for kitchen, fishing, camping, travel and more.
    • ★ Easy to Use: Simply put the bag in and hold the sealer for 5 seconds then slide it along the edge of bags.
    • ★ SAVE $$: Re-use the original bag instead. Lock in freshness and flavor.Keeps foods and snacks fresher, longer.
    • ★ HIGH QUALITY – Durable: Made from ABS material, it can resistance to high and low temperatures that make it live longer.Grab this super cute mini bag sealer here.

    6. Car Storage Organizer

    Car storage organizer, anyone?

    Yes, pulease!

    Ever wish you jhad more storage in your vehicle?

    Me too. Now, I can with this smart Amazon favorite, a car storage organizer. You pop this inbetween your seat and center console for extra space to drop in your keys, cell phone, odds and ends, and it comes with an extra drink holder!

    My car has 4 drink holders and I use them, let me tell you! When I sit in vehicles with 2 cup holders, I definitely feel the difference. I use cup holder for more than just holding my cup. They are perfect for spare change, receipts, cell phone, anything that is in my hands, really.

    A great investment for your car.

    Under $20. Best Purchase ever.

    Features:

    • ** 【 NOT FIT 】 – 1. NOT FIT Central Console Lower than the Seat. 2. NOT FIT Gap Wider than 0.6 inch. The cup holder only can fit bottles/cups within 2.7inch in diameter.
    • ✔ 【MULTIFUNCTIONS】 – Are you tired of your phone, keys, cards, charger or coins always dropped between the gap of your seat? Car Seat Gap Organizer Great To Keep Your Pocket Necessaries Organized For An Enjoyable Ride.
    • ✔ 【DUAL USB PORTS】 – Car Seat Gap Organizer for Driver Side includes 2 5V/1A USB ports that allow you to safely charge your 2 usb device. Cup Holder can fit bottles/cups up to 2.67″ in diameter. Bring convenience to you.
    • ✔ 【LEATHER MATERIAL】 – Made of durable PU Leather material which has strong impact resistance. Be covered with premium high quality PU leather for a good look, expand the car space and super long life.
    • ✔ 【EASY TO INSTALL】 – Insert between the seat and console. SUNMORN Car Seat Gap Organizer Keep Your Car More Clean and Organized. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, we will refund you, no questions asked!

    Grab yours here.

    Are These 6 Cool Things to Buy on Amazon What You’re Looking For?

    What do you think about these 6 cool things to buy on Amazon? Did you know about them? If we missed any that you think should make the list, comment below to let us know!

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  • 10 Amazon Favorites Home Decor Edition

    Are you looking for Amazon favorites for your home? You have got some extra money from your online weekend job and now it is time for some retail therapy.

    This article is going to show you Amazon favorites home decor  edition. These are for dressing up your house and giving it a facelift.

    Make sure to bookmark this post so you can come back to it later and without further adieu, let’s check out these 10 best home decor Amazon favorites. Enjoy!

    10 Amazon Favorites for Your Home

    1. Mini Bag Sealer

    You have got to be guilty of this one and it’s just like me.

    For me, once I pop open a bag, whether it be a bag of chips or a bag of popcorn, really any kind of bag of snacks or treats, I have the hardest time resealing that sucker.

    We’ve actually invested in bag clips so we can try to keep the food fresh.

    I’ve also watched Tik Tok‘s over and over again to try to master the right way to seal the bag but I still can’t get it.

    this mini bag sealer is so genius. It’s small and light weight. It fits in the palm of your hand. It’s super easy to use and the best kitchen investment will.

    Coming in at under $11 you really can’t go wrong with this guy and if you have any friends or family members that might benefit from his bag sealer, you might as well buy a few extra to give away to them. They were definitely thank you for it, helping them keep their food fresh.

    Features:

    • ★ 2-IN-1 Mini Bag Sealer and Cutter: Quickly seals and cuts. Prevents the smell of the food escaping from an unsealed plastic bag that will attract insects or bugs.
    • ★ Compact and Portable: You can put it in your bag and carry it with you. It has a hook so you can hang it up with other utensils. Perfect portable bag sealer for kitchen, fishing, camping, travel and more.
    • ★ Easy to Use: Simply put the bag in and hold the sealer for 5 seconds then slide it along the edge of bags.
    • ★ SAVE $$: Re-use the original bag instead. Lock in freshness and flavor.Keeps foods and snacks fresher, longer.
    • ★ HIGH QUALITY – Durable: Made from ABS material, it can resistance to high and low temperatures that make it live longer.Grab this super cute mini bag sealer here.

    2. Nano Facial Mister

    This next one feels like such a luxury but without the expense of luxury. This is a nano facial Mr. and you will be so happy that you indulged in this one. Let me explain.

    This mini handheld facial mister provides a luxurious, moisturizing experience for your face.

    It sprays a super fine mist that feels heavenly especially during the warmer months of summer when you need to cool off. Too cute and comes in pink or white, priced at just $11.99.

    Features:

    • 【COOL MIST FACIAL SPRAYER】Cool nano mist is helpful to refresh your skin; super fine and cool mist can also soothe the sunburned or sensitive skin area. it can be used together with other liquid skin care product, like pure milk and toner ect. it can also helps the eyelash extension adhesive cure faster.
    • 【Multifunctional indoor humidifier】This Facial Mister can not only hydrate the skin, it also have the function of humidifying the room for a long time. Press and hold the switch button for 3 seconds to enter the intermittent mode (work 3 seconds-stop 3 seconds-Keep the cycle)and Automatically turn on the night light function.Intermittent mode can work continuously for 8 hours.
    • 【40ml Bigger Capacity】The 40ml big water tank can replenish your skin enoughly,meet your daily hydration needs.The fine and strong water spray reaches your subcutaneous tissue through the pores,allowing the dry skin Rehydrate quickly.
    • 【USB Recharge】The face nano mister is recharge able. Charge once, Can work continuously for 4 hours. No batter y needed, USB cable is provided.
    • 【Portable & Mini】Designed as a mini size for your handbag or pocket, Great to have a quick skin rejuvenation in the office, on flights, outdoor, at home, in the car, etc. Moisturize your skin anytime and anywhere.

    Grab your nano mister here.

    3. LED Strip Lights

    You have probably seen these LED strip lights everywhere, especially on social media.

    If you don’t have these, you are totally missing out.

    This lighting can transform any room and the best part is it comes with a cool remote control to let you control the lighting and coloring with just a touch of a button.

    These lights are super cheap for lighting and I love putting them in the living room and in bedrooms.

    You might see them showcased on Instagram behind bedroom headboards and behind TV consuls. They look gorgeous and can transform the mood of any room.

    Features:

    • Color Changing: This RGB Led strip lights kit can change colors and speed automatically and periodically. It has not only RGB(Red, Green, Blue), 16 multicolored options, but also has DIY selection to create your great led mood lighting.
    • Premium LED Strips: Led strip lighting has 150 premium 5050 SMD Leds in 16.4ft with dimmer and brightness controls. The light strip is non-waterproof, which is designed to be used indoor.
    • Superior & Safe Material: Using double layer copper on PCB board to keep the mixed colors more even. Led IR remote controller has over charging, short circuit protection and memory function. Power Supply is under safe value for adults and kids.
    • Easy Installation and Use: Led tape lights is cuttable between every 3 leds. You can cut off extra strips to adjust to a proper length. (NOTE: Connectors NOT included, you need to buy 4-PIN CONNECTORS for reconnection) 3M self-adhesive tape can be fit on any dry and flat surface. Flexible to install anywhere you want.
    • Worry-Free Warranty: MINGER led strip lights support 90 Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and 1 Year Warrany. Our friendly customer service is always stand behind our product and reply all email within 24 hours.

    Check them out for around $10 on Amazon.

    4. One Person Tennis

    This thing is sooooo fun.

    There are those games where you need 2 people like ping pong and tennis and then there are smart ways to play them alone, like with this ingenious one person tennis game.

    Break a sweat, get a good workout, practice your back swing all while doing it alone.

    And if you’re stuck at home like me, you need some inventive ways to workout the stress and anxiety of being trapped in the house.

    Features:

    • Practical set: you will get 1 piece of tennis ball training baseboard, 1 piece of tennis ball with string, practical training tools for beginners and intermediate tennis players, convenient for self practice
    • How to use: the tennis baseboard is designed with a valve, you can fill the base with sand or water and orange baseboard will stay firmly on ground, then tie the string ends to tennis ball and the small hole on the base, which is easy and convenient
    • Practical designs: the tennis training baseboard is designed with a round concave part for you to put tennis balls and with a groove to hold string, ergonomic handle makes the base comfortable to grip and you can easily carry the tennis ball training tool around
    • Enjoy training time: the tennis ball practice equipment is practical for tennis trainer and learner as well as sport enthusiasts, suitable for self practice time and help you improve training efficiency, you can focus on training without spending time in picking up balls
    • Suitable occasions: the tennis ball trainer is convenient to store without taking much space, it is lightweight and portable, suitable for many places, such as home, yard, garden, park, gym and more, you can do sports whenever and wherever you like

    Only $18.99 here on Amazon.

    5. Car Diffuser

    If you’re so sick of those artificial-smelling car air fresheners like I am then you will wanna jump on getting this car diffuser you see it right now.

    It’s an essential oil diffuser for you car. Genius!

    Have the best smelling car on the block.

    Transform your mood with scent and feel amazing while driving your car. Available on Amazon in black or white, at under $20.

    Features:

    • 【1】Improve Air Quality in Car: Take this oil diffuser to stop suffer bad air in your car, this aroma diffuser humidifier can refresh & clean air, release more oxygen, make your surroundings smell sweet, protect leather item by more humidity and let you feel energetic & invigorating.
    • 【2】Personal Care Diffuser: Humidifier aroma diffuser will produce super-tiny water droplets and much oxygen ions into the air surround you, which can absorb and take away dust and some unhealthy items around you, and the essential oil fragrance let you feel happy, clean and happy driving experience!
    • 【3】This mini USB humidifier Aromatherapy Diffusers Humidifie has two modes. First mode, you need to press once and it will continuously spray for 4.5 hours. Second mode, you need to press again and it will intervally spray (stop 3 seconds) for 9 hours.
    • 【4】Small cool mist humidifier is super quiet with low noise, soft night light making it perfect for sleeping. Press the button for 1.5 seconds, the light will automatically change. Press again for 1.5 seconds, the light will turn solid.
    • 【5】This desk portable humidifier holds 200ml of water and can last about 4-9 hours. A water level window helps you check the water capacity. Once the water runs out, it will be auto shut-off to protect the device.100% satisfaction guarantee, 30-day MONEY-BACK and 12-month WARRANTY guarantee. If there is any problem, please do not hesitate to email us, we will reply you back within 24 hours. Buy it at no risk!

    Grab your essential oil car diffuser now.

    6. Car Storage Organizer

    Ever wish you just had more storage in your car?

    And the kind of storage that’s easily accessible while you’re driving. Well now you can with this car storage organizer. This little gadget is so ingenious. This is how it works…

    You slide this little guy in between your seat and car cupholder and it provides extra space for you to toss anything in from your keys, your cell phone. nail clippers, anything.

    And it has a built-in cup holder so you have more cupholders in your car instantly.

    Under $20. Best Buy ever.

    Features:

    • ** 【 NOT FIT 】 – 1. NOT FIT Central Console Lower than the Seat. 2. NOT FIT Gap Wider than 0.6 inch. The cup holder only can fit bottles/cups within 2.7inch in diameter.
    • ✔ 【MULTIFUNCTIONS】 – Are you tired of your phone, keys, cards, charger or coins always dropped between the gap of your seat? Car Seat Gap Organizer Great To Keep Your Pocket Necessaries Organized For An Enjoyable Ride.
    • ✔ 【DUAL USB PORTS】 – Car Seat Gap Organizer for Driver Side includes 2 5V/1A USB ports that allow you to safely charge your 2 usb device. Cup Holder can fit bottles/cups up to 2.67″ in diameter. Bring convenience to you.
    • ✔ 【LEATHER MATERIAL】 – Made of durable PU Leather material which has strong impact resistance. Be covered with premium high quality PU leather for a good look, expand the car space and super long life.
    • ✔ 【EASY TO INSTALL】 – Insert between the seat and console. SUNMORN Car Seat Gap Organizer Keep Your Car More Clean and Organized. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, we will refund you, no questions asked!

    Grab yours here.

    7. Dual Toothpaste Squeezer

    Never worry about squeezing out the last of your toothpaste again.

    This is a dual toothpaste squeezer and it holds your toothpaste, getting out the last drop of toothpaste so you can prevent waste and get your full moneys worth.

    Comes in blue or pink, priced under $21. Totally worth it.

    Features:

    • About Product – This is a family toothpaste squeezer, which toothpaste squeezer, Mouthwash cup,Toothbrush hanging,Four cups; double-crowding, can be used by adults and children; the cup is divided into two large cups, two small cups, and children’s small cups, no need to fear that children can’t catch the cup.
    • Product Design – Engineering Humanization Design,Reasonable use and matching, design products around the family. Available in three color combinations, the main features are the toothbrush dust cover to protect and store the toothbrush, dust and bacteria.
    • Easy Installation – These products require only a few simple steps and can be used without the need for responsible installation steps. Both adults and children can easily master the product and use it. The specific installation steps have an operation diagram.
    • Product Cleaning – Product disassembly and assembly is convenient, no dead angle cleaning, the product has ventilation treatment, can ensure the product is clean and dry, and the product has a dust cover protection.
    • Product Size – Size: 10.2*3.

    Read more about the dual toothpaste squeezed and buy yours.

    8. Shower Shampoo Conditioner Soap Dispenser

    You will be totally obsessed with this shower shampoo conditioner soap dispenser.

    You can pop this little guy riding to your shower, then pour in your favorite liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner or other shower liquids and easily use without having to fumble around for your containers of product in the shower. 3-chamber storage, coming in around $20.

    Features:

    • Eliminates shower bottle clutter and container lifts off the wall for easy cleaning and re-filling
    • Versatile dispenser can be mounted either in the corner or flat on a wall
    • Smooth, reliable Dispenser pumps have a Lifetime Warranty. Do not use any cleaner that contains abrasives or any of the following chemicalslike Xylene, Toluene
    • Installs in minutes without tools, using waterproof silicone adhesive and 2-way tape (included)
    • Housing constructed from durable, water-resistant ABS plastic

    Get yours today.

    9. Drink Dispenser Vending Machine Style for Your Fridge

    This is one of my top Amazon favorites on the list.

    You’re going to totally fall in love with this one.

    It’s like having a vending machine right in your fridge.

    And this has been going so viral on social media and Tik Tok.

    You may have heard he seen it.

    It’s a light weight dispensary pop right into your fridge and it can hold your favorite drinks from Red Bull, sodas, sweet tea, Gatorade, bottled water, really whatever you love to sip on.

    Features:

    • Made in the USA from RECYCLED plastics.
    • Break-offs with re-positionable back panel for additional depths.
    • Always full front faced product with pre-installed integrated pusher.
    • Complete beverage shelf management organizer system for refrigerator, cooler, cold vault.
    • Maximum brand exposure with clear front lens.

    Grab yours before it sells out!

    10. Phone Sanitizer (Wireless Charging)

    What else could be fitting on a list with the top Amazon favorites then this awesome phone sanitizer?

    Guys, phones get so filthy and it’s not until recently that I started dousing loads of sanitizer and sanitizing spray on my phone on a daily basis just to get my cell phone clean.

    There is a better way.

    Check out this phone sanitizer.

    You drop your phone in the sanitizer and it cleans it for you without having to use messy wipes, sprays, or gel’s. It holds devices up to 8 inches large so it’s really good for smart phones and small tablets like the Apple iPad mini.

    Features:

    • Largest Sanitizing Space:This phone sanitizer has the largest space for you compatible with devices up to 8 inches such as smartphones, ipad mini, kindle, remote control, keys, cards and other daily accessories.
    • Wireless charger equipped, cell phone sanitizer box large enough to accommodate phones up to 8 in, and it has a Qi charging pad embedded in its box — meaning when your phone isn’t inside getting clean, it can sit on top getting charged.
    • Aromatherapy While Sterilizering, It could work as a aromatherapy diffuser for your devices and accessories while sterilizer. Offer long lasting fragrance for your daily life. Simply add couple of your favorite aroma drops into the box, your devices will be freshen while sanitizing.
    • Easy to Use: Press power button to start sterilizing and it will stop automatically in several minutes while finished.
    • Max compatible size: 8 in, Perfect gift for anyone who cares about hygiene. Best gift choice for families and friends.

    Get yours before this one sells out.

    Final Thoughts

    There you go, my list of Amazon favorites!

    I hope you found some favorites on the list just like me. If you don’t have an Amazon prime membership it’s not required to buy these items but it is definitely a great investment that you can make and now Amazon offers a monthly payment plan of around $12 a month to get Amazon prime.

    It’s definitely worth it if you’re constantly on prime. You can get free one day and two day shipping on a ton of different stuff plus access to Amazon video, Amazon you say, and a ton of other great perks. Click here to start your trial of Amazon prime. Did we miss anything on the list? Comment below if you have an Amazon favorites that should be in our roundup!

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  • 8 Cheap Things You Forgot to Add to Your Stockpile List

    8 stockpile foods you probably forgot to getYou are gonna cringe when you read these 8 cheap things you forgot to add to your stockpile list.

    First, what’s the whole deal with a food stockpile? Well, in times of emergency like when a worldwide pandemic hits, while grocery stores will still remain open, if you fall into a situation where you are quarantined at home or you don’t feel safe leaving your house, your stockpile will keep you and your family fed.

    You don’t have to go crazy with this. A few weeks of supplies are perfect to help you hunker down and storm through it all.

    If you didn’t see these 25 stockpile staples, I highly recommend you check it out.

    But, wait.

    You forgot some stuff?

    Check out these 8 stockpile must haves that probably didn’t make your list, but should!

    8 Cheap Stockpile Items You Forgot to Buy

    1. Tampons

    Ladies! Tampons and sanitary napkins (pads) are needed. Because that time of the month can hit while you are hunkered down in your pad and you want to make sure you have PLENTY of pads or tampons. This is something a lot of people probably forget. Don’t!

    2. Handwash/soap/laundry detergent

    You are washing your hands a ton. You should also wash your body often and your clothes. Especially when going out into the public and coming in contact with other people, germs, etc.

    So make sure you have plenty of laundry detergent, soap, and handwash. This stuff will save ya!

    3. Junk Food

    What? Yes, junk food. You’d be surprised how boring stockpile food can get. So, make sure to have protein and granola bars, cookies, candies, all the junky stuff you may not normally get to enjoy. When you’re boarded up in your house, you can get restless and good food helps.

    Ditch the diet stuff, and go for the junk. It sounds so weird to type this out, hehe. But, I loaded up my pantry with cookies, crackers, granola bars, and flour/sugar for recipes I can bake like sweet breads, etc.

    Feeling stressed about visiting the grocery store?

    Sign up to Instacart where you can snag SAME DAY grocery delivery from top grocers in your area.

    Instacart is a total staple for my family and we use it to get delivery from Costco and HEB, but there are 8 other stores we can buy from too!

    Use this link to get $10 off when you sign up. Don’t forget coupon code JLEACH363155.

    4. Pet Food

    Don’t forget your pets! How awful to run out of pet food or cat litter, etc. Make sure you think about these special lil guys in your life and get pet stuff.

    5. Drinks

    A lot of people focus heavy on foods when they think stockpile list but drinks are super critical. Like, fruit juice, Crystal light and other instant drinks, coffee and tea. Can you imagine running out of coffee?!? Eek. I can’t! Make sure plenty of drinks are on your list.

    6. Paper goods

    Paper towels and paper plates, tissue, and other paper goods. You just wanna make sure you have enough.

    7. Dish soap/Dishwasher fluid

    You are washing dishes, maybe more than normal, especially if your kids are home because schools are closed and you and your partner are working from home.

    You’ll be eating more at your place and thus, more dishes.

    So get dish soap and dishwasher fluid!

    8. Trash bags

    You are gonna need to throw out waste, like normal. Don’t get caught in a pinch and make sure you got plenty of trash bags, my friend.

    BONUS 9. Food Accessories

    These are things like pickles, sauces, and the extras you eat alongside your food. Soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, etc. These are cheap enough and can really make or break a meal. Get these!

    Final word

    Boom! What do you think? If we forgot anything, comment below to let us know! And, if you want a full guide to get your family and pantry stocked well, check out this guide to get you started.

    8 stockpile foods you probably forgot to get

  • Where to Buy Cloth Face Masks

    Looking for places where to buy cloth face masks? There is a shortage of masks around the world but your area is requiring residents to wear masks or you want to wear a face mask for peace of mind. But, where the heck do you find them? The U.S. blocked export out of China and there’s even a shortage of medical grade masks for medical professionals.

    Sure, you can find a YouTube video and make your own mask but, if you’re as crafty as me, you’ll make it halfway through your Walmart grocery store visit just to have it unravel as you’re driving your shopping cart around the store.

    There are a few retailers that are offering masks but not for less than an arm and a leg. I’m less concerned about making a fashion statement and more concerned with building a small stock of a few masks that I can have on hand for me and my family. Cloth masks that are washable and don’t break the bank.

    Where are they?

    I’ve had a hard time finding them on even Ebay or Amazon which is pretty scary but, I have found them (cloth face masks) at Kitchenori. They have a 3-pack of face masks for about $20 (while supplies last) and they also have these face wrap gaiters that cover and protect your neck, which I really love.

    If you’re tired of scrounging for supplies at home or looking online for masks that just don’t exist without a high price, you’ll love these masks at Kitchenori. I just bought 3 for my family and we absolutely love them. Super buttery soft, slides right on your face and great fit.

    If you get one, comment below and let me know what you think! And, if you know of other retailers that offer masks at a decent price, please share your resource down below, too. We’d really appreciate it!

  • How to Sanitize Your Groceries

    Living in a pandemic makes you question the cleanliness of everything. Are you sanitizing your groceries? You should be. Your stuff can be touched by many people in the stores, from other customers to grocery workers, suppliers and more people.

    Here is how you can sanitize your groceries when you bring them in your home, from a doctor…

  • 10 Self Improvement Books to Read This Year

    When you’re stuck in the house, why not dive into a good book? You’ve got all this time on your hands. Work on improving your self with these awesome books to read.

    Why You Should Read Self-Improvement Books

    If you want to transform your life and improve areas of your life, to learn how to do that, you’ve gotta read books.

    Listening to podcasts and reading self-help and self-development books can really help change your life for the better. You get to learn about self help techniques, improve your understanding and then apply those strategies you learn to your life.

    Keep in mind though that self-improvement books aren’t magic. Change won’t happen overnight but they are the first step to helping you really get to transformation.

    You should treat these books as tools and guides, taking the time to really take in the material you read to gain a full understanding and be able to apply it to your life.

    I highly encourage you to get into the habit of reading self-development books if you aren’t already. They are truly life-changing.

    10 Self-Improvement Books To Read In 2020

    1. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life

    you are a badass book

    2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    the subtle art of not giving a f*ck

    3. Boss Bitch

    boss bitch by nicole lapin

    4. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

    you are a badass at making money: master the mindset of wealth by jen sincero

    5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    6. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

    the untethered soul

    7. The Happiness Project

    the happiness project

    8. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    the power of habit

    9. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    the gifts of imperfection

    10. The Compound Effect: Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time

    the compound effect

    These books will help you achieve your goals, stomp out the competition, feel motivated and ready to take on the world.

    Final Thoughts

    Contribute to the conversation. Share your favorite self-development book or guide and why you liked it!

  • 6 Ways to Find Focus While Working from Home

    6 Ways to Find Focus While Working from HomeYou are thrown into working from home. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of! Or, is it?

    Maybe you’ve always wanted to work from home or wondered what it was like. Now, that you’re doing it. You find it hard to focus, stay balanced, be productive and actually work!

    This is common.

    When I first started working from home, it was an exciting feeling. I was working for myself so making my own schedule, making the rules, having snacks and coffee at my desk, these were just some of the perks I got to enjoy.

    It’s not all roses, though.

    If you’re finding yourself starting to hate working from home or just can’t focus on your stuff, keep reading for these 6 productivity hacks to help you become focused again.

    6 Ways to Find Focus While Working from Home

    1. Batch Work

    Batching involves working in small batches of time. You turn off all distractions and just work, work, work. Distractions can include:

    • TV
    • Radio
    • Snacks and coffee (yes, these are included)

    Really anything that can take your mind away from working. It can be tough. Even now as I write this, I’m half-arguing with my 7-year old to go play in his room, with YouTube on TV muted in the background. This isn’t my batch time, just to let you know but these are some distractions that people cope with at home.

    Even your pets can be distracting. My cats have their cuddle time the same time everyday and that’s usually in the morning and late at night. So, when I’m diving into writing a piece for a client and they crawl onto my lap and force me to pet them, however cute, that is distracting.

    Turn everything off. Lock yourself in a room and batch work. This will make you hyper focus.

    How long is a batch?

    You determine this but, I’d aim for at least 20 minutes.

    You can do something like, work 20-30 minutes, take a 5-10 minute break. Rinse and repeat.

    2. Wear Work Clothes

    This might sound silly but if you’re in more formal wear (and not pajamas), it helps you be more productive. Try this and you’ll see what I mean. This even includes wearing shoes in your house.

    3. Get Organized

    Take some time and organize your work station. This means cleaning up your desk, making sure everything has a place and just making it so easy for you to work.

    My husband is working from home this week and he has his coffee station at his desk plus an essential oil diffuser, to give him energy. You want to think about how you work and put everything where you need it to be.

    No hunting for a pen when you have to jot a note down. Know where your cell phone is when you get a work text so you can get to it quickly. Just organize the heck out of your space.

    4. Prioritize Your Tasks

    When you’ve got a lot to do, it can feel overwhelming. To cope with this, prioritize your stuff.

    Make a list of what’s most important, what deadlines are approaching and assign time to each task. It’s great if you can finish one thing at a time, instead of just doing a little work on a bit of this and a bit of that. Knocking out one task fully and calling it done will give you an amazing feeling and make you feel like you accomplished something for the day.

    5. Make a List

    This is a to-do list and it helps you stay on top of your day. This includes adding breaks and lunch to this list too! These things are important.

    There’s so much to do in a day, you don’t want to forget.

    Before I started doing lists, I used to keep everything I needed to do in my head.

    I’d remember them occasionally and make a mental note to get started on a task for the day or during the week and NEVER would. This resulted in projects and tasks getting started late, hustling to meet deadlines and just working in a totally disorganized way.

    Now, I do lists in my cell phone and I use an organizer to keep me on track.

    6. Be Comfortable

    Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable when you work. I recently talked to my sister who told me she does her work from home on her couch smh. While that sounds dreamy and it might be kind of comfortable, that feeling does not last, trust me.

    Not to mention, when you are off work, you sit on your couch and you think about work.

    You need not only a dedicated space to work, like your office but you also need to make it comfortable. You can do this with an ergonomic chair, pillows to support your back, a great desk, and in other ways.

    Your want your work environment to be structured but comfortable at the same time.

    My sis eventually moved to her work desk which I recommended to her and she loves that she made that change.

    Final Word

    There you go, 6 ways to find focus while working from home. I hope you found these tips helpful. Share your thoughts below in comments.

    6 Ways to Find Focus While Working from Home