Encircled Clothing - The Most Grown Up Purchase I've Made | Plus Encircled Black Friday Deals & Sales! (& How To Get In On The Private Sale!)
For the past several years I have used Turbo Tax online to file my taxes for free for State and Federal. This year I noticed that if you hold an HSA you have to use a paid edition of Turbo Tax and you also have to pay to file your state taxes. (It was going to cost around $80! I might as well take it to an accountant.... yeesh!) Thumbs down, Turbo Tax! :( :(
Switching to HR Block
Discover Credit Card Dispute Customer Service Review:
One thing I love about the digital age and online banking is that if you have an issue, a lot of times it can be resolved online without having to wait on hold on the phone for ages. I found this to be true with a recent issue I encountered regarding a charge on my Discover Card.
2 months ago, I ordered some natural laundry stuff off of Amazon. I ordered some Inco Little Helpers Wool Dryer Balls & some NaturOli Soap Nuts ( Soap Berries?).
I wanted to give them some time of testing before I wrote a little post. I do 2-3 loads of laundry per week, over about 8 weeks... I thought that was a pretty decent length of time.
So the Dryer Balls are a natural way to soften fabric without any chemical fabric softeners or disposable sheets. They come in a nice drawstring bag. I definitely feel my laundry has come out nice and fluffy and not static-y which is great! The listing says they don't make any noise during drying, but I kind of disagree. While the dryer cycles I can hear them hitting against the inside of the dryer. It isn't alarming or inconveniently loud, but it's definitely something I can hear. Just like if you have a big buckle or zipper that you hear clang against the door while it's drying... same kind of thing. My dryer is in an enclosed laundry nook anyways, so it's really not obtrusive.
One great idea to freshen the scent of clothes is toadd a few drops of essential oils to these balls before tossing them in. I loved this suggestion, but found that no matter how many drops of oils I added to the dryer balls, I still couldn't smell them by the end of the cycle! I'm not sure if theorange oil I used was not good quality, or if I need to add them in the last few minutes of the dry cycle only. Do you have any tips?
Overall I am very pleased with this eco-friendly laundry purchase and will absolutely continue to use these wool dryer balls.
Stop by tomorrow for a post on the soap nuts! :o)
Find It On Amazon:
I have to tell you I was skeptical when DH told me he signed up forHP's Instant Ink program. Basically you pay a certain amount of money per month to HP to print a certain number of pages. They automatically send you new cartridges as needed. I thought we were legit going to be getting ripped off every month.
(I was pleasantly surprised)
"Supposedly" there was a substantial savings to this.
We have never gone over our printing amount, and in fact when you have extra pages leftover, they are in a rollover bank, so you don't ever lose out on pages you've paid for, if you will.
I used to be scouring the deals at Staples, our local office supply store, trying to see when ink was on sale and how to use my rewards to get a discount and I definitely got some good deals, but it also took a lot of time, mental energy, and work planning when to purchase and driving to the store etc.
Now that we haveHP Instant Ink, I love it and I wouldn't look back. Based on what HP is telling me, I'm getting a good value. But even if I wasn't, the sheer convenience of this program is worth the cost to me. But I really do think I am getting a good value.
At $5/month x 12 months thats only $60. To buy a package of ink for our printer (1 XL black and 1 each of cyan, magenta, and yellow) would cost around $100 on Amazon or Staples. And I know we used to replace ink more often than once a year. So I think I am genuinely saving cash, time, effort, gas, mental energy, and more with this program.
I highly recommend it!!!
Do you want to try HP Instant Ink? Get one month of HP Instant Ink for free!
About a year and a half ago I tried my first reusable makeup removing cloth. Prior to this I often used samples of makeup remover that came from brands like clinique or estee lauder as gifts with purchase. Sometime after that I started the sloppy, but effective, coconut oil method. But when I first tried this cloth method I was so pleasantly surprised that I haven't looked back!
I would ration out the one cloth to last all week. (Note: Some days I do not wear makeup) By laundry day it needed washed for sure, and it worked perfectly. But I was thinking it would be so nice to have more than one so I could just use one a day and toss it in the hamper and avoid it awkwardly hanging in my bathroom or getting stinky by the end of the week.
I couldn't decide which to order so I ordered two different products.
1. Miracle Face Erase 2 Pack Microfiber Make Up Removing Cloths ($11.97)
2. S&T Always Off Make Up Removing Cloths 3 count ($2.97)
I was astounded at the price difference and figured you might be also. Here's what I think:
Miracle Cloths look and feel more luxurious and plush. The microfiber is more substantial (is that an oxymoron?) and the quality is clearly higher, as you would expect. It has nice features like one side is to "erase" and the other has longer fibers to "Exfoliate". It also has a loop for hanging to dry which is a nice feature if you have a hook in your bathroom.
S&T Cloths are much smaller in size and much thinner. Both sides have the same texture. They take off the makeup also. But I would venture to say they won't last nearly as long and will look dingy relatively quickly.
Who's The Winner?
I guess it just depends on your budget. If you want to try the cheaper ones to test out this method, I think it's a good place to start. If you want more surface area and for it to feel a little more luxurious, then go with the Miracle Cloths or the Love Alpha ones.
In all, I think they are all functional and a great way to take care of your skin without using a ton of disposable products.
Do you use a similar product? Which is your favorite? How do you remove your make up? Let me know if you have any tips!
Find it on Amazon:
If you use the Inositol supplement, right now you can get an incredibly good deal while supplies last from the brand Nova Nutritions. The regular price for the 120 tablet bottle of 1000mg inositol is $29.99 with the sale price being $11.99.
At any rate, there are currently 4 promotions available:
Special offers and product promotions
Any one of these promotions would be great, but at the moment they are stacking?!! So if you buy 10 bottles in one transaction for original total of 119.90, you are getting 25% off, then 15% off, then 10% off then 5% off. Your final price is just $53.94 for all 10 bottles!!
Inositol has a wide range of uses including insomnia, depression, high cholesterol, diabetic nerve pain, panic disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, ADHD, autism, psoriasis, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, androgen excess, spironolactone substitute, PCOS, and the list goes on...
If this is something you use, this is a great stock up price for 1000mg tabs and I recommend getting them asap because I don't know how long the stacking discount will last!
Hope this helps someone's wallet! :)
You may remember when I reviewed a product called The Filling Station last month. It's an awesome system to make your own squeeze food pouches instead of buying overpriced ones. It's a great way to help keep your family healthy physically, financially, and also keep the environment healthy by reduce>reuse>recycle.
The product I am sharing today goes hand in hand with a product like The Filling Station.
TheBaby Go Green Reusable Food Pouches come with 5 per pack and have an extra wide opening. They have a double zipper to ensure you won't have any leaks. Well.. at least not from these pouches. But your baby is another story... hehe.
* BPA Free
* Lead Free
* Phthalates Free
* PVC Free
Each holds 5 ounces and on the back you can see via the window how full they are.
You fill these at the bottom end, and squeeze through the top. You can freeze these!
Again, you could also store dry foods like cookies and crackers in here and just eat them from the bottom where you put them in at!
Click here to see them on Amazon, or on the pictures below!
Great gift idea for a new mom or a super-mom who is already all over this make-your-own-food pouch business!
#BabyGoGreenPouch #babies #kids #moms #amazon #amazonprime #amazonreviews #gogreen #ecofriendly #onthegosnacks
I love love love love LOVE silicone baking cups. I hated always buying cupcake liners and then throwing them away. Unless you're baking for someone else where sometimes its more convenient to have a disposable liner, I think silicone baking cups are fabulous.
I love this set from BellaRona which comes in 6 colors - 2 of each color. It also comes with an adorable little silicone decorator pen which was a great bonus!
You'll notice on the bottom they have the dishwasher symbol. Hooray! Although, I will probably still hand wash them because my dishwasher is crazy.
These are BPA Free also.
Save money on buying cupcake liners.
Make a great gift for a baker, cupcake lover, or yourself! ;-)
I have used silicone baking cups not just for cupcakes and muffins, but also for rice and veggie bites, mac n cheese cups, meatloaf and mashed potatoes "cupcakes", breakfast cupcakes. Basically I love everything in the shape of a cupcake so I can't get enough of these things.
These ones I received for free to review!
You can find them on amazon here: : http://amzn.com/B010ZHPRWI
#amazon #amazonprime #review #reviewers #amazonreviewers #reviewstufffree #freeshipping #freestreaming #gift #silicone #loveit #savingmoney #frugal #thrifty #cupcakes #muffins #macncheese #meatloaf #breakfastcups #appetizers #kids #kidfriendly #parties #colorful #red #green #blue #orange #yellow #pink #decoratorpen #dishwashersafe #bpafree
Keep In Touch
Some (not all) posts contain affiliate links. When you click them, I may receive credit of some sort. I hope they are convenient and helpful for you and if so, clicking them will be helpful to me! Thanks for your support! :o)