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What I’m Loving Wednesday #2: Digital Magazines, Hulu, Good Pens

Digital Magazines

 

I LOVE magazines, but if you go back to my childhood room you would’ve found Nylon magazine stacks everywhere. Why?! Because we have this sense of “I may need to look at that again,” when thinking to a book it mentioned, recipe featured, or photo you may want. Fast forward to today where I almost hate getting magazines in the mail (free ones still come in the mail.) I love the ability to read magazines digitally. Why? 

  1. Clickable links – in the digital magazines, all the links or references are clickable. So if I’m reading and want to go look at something they mention, I can just click it and voila! 
  2. Screenshots! This is by FAR my favorite thing. In my DIY magazines I can screenshot things I think are cute. From here you could pin it or just save it digitally somewhere for later reference. But I also enjoy screen-shotting recipes. This way I can just check the picture and once I have everything I enjoyed from the magazine, I can delete it off the ipad. 
  3. Any magazine the library offers! So through your library you can check out any magazine subscription they have (which is a lot!) I have my library here in Columbia, but also the one back home. This offers more chances to get every magazine I like. I will say though, neither offers Women’s Running, otherwise I think all my magazines I read are on there. 

These are the major reasons, but I’m sure I can think of more. The two apps I use for the magazines are:

Flipster and Zinio

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Flipster is the newest because my library back home switched from Zinio over to Flipster. Unfortunately, Flipster with my library has a 1 week expiration, which is totally fine because magazines don’t take long to read. But on Zinio, I download a ton and just keep them on there until I read them. 

Image result for zinioThis is great to do before a trip because you can download them to your ipad so you can have them without wifi! Genius! My last plane adventure was filled with joy reading magazines! 

Hulu

Yes, I have jumped on the Hulu bandwagon. We have had Netflix for quite some time, but as I’ve had a lot of free time, I decided to utilize the free trial period for Hulu. Especially because they offered some shows I planned on binge watching and wanted some good quality and no breaks between episodes. We already dove into some documentaries and also enjoy Doug, Rugrats and Hey Arnold for quick episodes before bed. 

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Colored/Good Working Pens

PaperMate InkJoy Gel Pens are GREAT for that easy glide and no smearing. They also don’t go through paper which is nice when wanting to use both sides of the paper. So if you are looking for more of a gel pen, this is the one you should get! 

 

PaperMate Felt Tip Flair Pens are my other favorite colored pens. These are fantastic for easy glide but more of a marker style. I love them because they are easy to use, cute and have so many varieties of color. However, on thin paper these kind of show through, but nothing crazy like a sharpie. 

(amazon affiliate links when clicking on pictures)


Q: What are you loving recently?

Q: Have you tried any of the mentioned items? 

 

What I’m Loving Wednesday #1: Fabletics, Tuft & Needle, Project Life

What am I currently loving?

Project Life

I have been using Project Life since I started as a graduate assistant at the University of Missouri. I didn’t feel like I would be blogging as much because there wasn’t much I could really put out into the world. The same continued through my full-time position, so I just kept up my Project Life. It’s something I enjoy doing and more of an exciting way of scrapbooking. Plus I just love all the cards/content to choose from to go with my pictures. I also have a sturdy plastic envelope that I put in each book that holds mementos, such as tickets, our score card from mini golf, etc. In my old book I had an envelope that held all my graduation cards, so I could look back on those memories. It’s super easy and fun to sit down later in life and look back on. 

You can find limited selections in Walmart, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby if you are local. I know outside of the Columbia area there is more of a selection. There used to be a large selection at these retailers but I guess it didn’t sell well in the area. But, don’t fret! I LOVE Project Life so much that I became an affiliate to help spread the love. So if you want more variety or are interested in the digital version versus the physical form like I have, you can shop over at Beckyhiggins.com (affiliate link)

Tuft & Needle

Okay, so we had had our mattress since I was a junior in college and it was one that you got with a box spring for under $400. At the time, it was perfect for me. I loved just upgrading to a full bed from a twin and was ecstatic. It was a birthday present from my dad and I was above grateful. Fast forward 4 years and I purchased a memory foam mattress topper that brought it back to life. But then a year later I started sleeping awful (probably didn’t help I worked a ton,) but I knew to start researching a bed. I knew I wanted to upgrade to a queen and my dad had sent me Tuft & Needle. I loved the idea of it showing up to my house in a box and being ready to go. Also love that it didn’t need a box spring (less to move if I move again.) I also had been comparing to other similar mattresses, but the price on this one comparative to the competition, sold me.  Plus if you don’t like it within 100 days, you get to donate it and receive your money back. It’s also made in the USA and I love that! We received our mattress in February and I can say that 5 months later, I’m still in love. It’s so comfortable and if you have two people on it, you cannot feel the other person get out of bed. I think that’s awesome, but my quality of sleep has been leaps and bounds better. 

I’m not affiliated with Tuft & Needle. Just want to share a product that I truly love. 

 

Fabletics

The last product I’ll post today is the Fabletics athletic wear line. If you know me, you’ll know that I LOVE Fabletics and because of how soft the clothes are (butter,) I always cave on a sale. I would say their prices aren’t terrible when regular priced, but when they have sales, which they ALWAYS do, you cannot beat the prices! But if you have never purchased Fabletics before, then you get a deal when you first sign up (can skip months or cancel membership after your first purchase,) which makes it almost too good to not try. I have a referral code right here (I receive $20 for those who purchase using my code, and you get an awesome deal,) that you could use to see what your deal will be! Currently the deal is 2 pair of leggings for a total of $24. That’s an awesome price, but I love the quality of their leggings/capris. Definitely pass the bend over test if you know what I mean. 

I chose a few of my favorite items quickly (as I could pin them all,) but here are some of my most recent loves! 

Fabletics

 

 


Project Life Affiliate Link

Tuft & Needle Website

Fabletics Referral Code (2 pair of leggings for $24)


Q: What are your favorite products lately?

Q: Do you have any of the above?