Happy Monday, friends, and welcome back to a new week. We had a fun weekend of bike rides, college football, and a quick trip to the lakehouse. There was so much progress, I can’t wait to share it all with you here! It just astonishes me how much work goes in to building a house, yet how quickly it comes together!
I also got to see Mr. College for an all-too-brief visit… basically just long enough to give him a squeeze. And a quick smell. I can’t help it, I used to always smell their heads when they were little, and now I just inhale anytime we hug… something about their scent comforts me. It may be strange, but I polled y’all over on InstaStories and the overwhelming majority said you smell their kids, too!
Enough parental oddities, let’s get to today’s post… shall we?! At the beginning of the year, I started sharing fun and random things I ordered on my Instagram Stories… and y’all loved it! So a weekly Monday Mail Day series was born, which is essentially like my own little Sugarplum QVC show, ha!
And as life continued to change, the items have shifted to a hodgepodge of gadgets and treats that make life easier and more fun. Today I’m sharing my latest favorites from Monday Mail Day. (You can find the first batch of quirky faves HERE.)
one // Glasses Chain // Add this to the growing list of things I never thought I’d share, but this inexpensive little chain is actually so helpful and handy, I can’t imagine 2020 without it. Simply clip the simple, yet classic, chain to your clean face mask, and you’ll always have it nearby and hands-free! Makes it so easy to take off-and-on, without having to fish it out of your bag, or worry about leaving it behind.
two // Waterproof Speaker // Who doesn’t love singing in the shower?! This little gadget suctions to your shower glass, or clips to a handle, and packs a powerful sound in your shower, wet or dry! Bluetooth it to your phone for shower jams anytime.
three // Diva Candle // The scent of our favorite luxury laundry detergent, but in a candle! Now my whole house smells divine! I could burn this 24/7 and still never get enough of it.
four // Fuzzy Head Bands // The best (and cutest) way to keep the hair off your face anytime you’re masking, cleansing, or doing skincare.
five // Chick-Fil-A Sauce // You read that right… the addicting magic sauce from Chick-Fil-A, now in a full-size bottle! We use it on everything from nuggets to salads to sandwiches, and I’ve never been happier.
six // Galaxy Night Light // My DMs flood with questions about this anytime I share Little Miss’s room! It’s a compact project that shines colors, stars, and galaxies on the wall or ceiling. It creates such a peaceful vibe, and she loves the ‘mood’ it gives her room.
seven // Silk Pillowcase // Think of your cotton pillowcase like a sponge… absorbing all the moisture from your hair and skin. Yikes, right?! Silk pillowcases don’t absorb, so your hair and skin stays protected, and products can do their job. Plus, it creates less friction on your hair, leaving you with a smoother mane the next morning.
eight // Contactless Thermometer // Of course my contactless thermometer made this list! We check our temperatures just about every day now, and this one is super fast and doesn’t have to touch skin. It’s 99.9% accurate and has an instant reading.
nine // Fur Broom // I have a vendetta against dog hair, and this broom has been such a life saver! It scrapes up an embarrassing amount of fur from floors and carpets. It’s replaced Swiffers for me, which has saved a ton in refill pads! I don’t know what we would do without it!
ten // Digital Scale // I probably went 10 years with never stepping on a scale, except at my yearly doctor appointment. I simply used my clothes as a gauge, and made adjustments to my diet when they got a little snug. Well, enter 2020 and shelter-in-place, and things got out of control fast. The scale was a wake-up call for me, and now helps me keep my weight more in check. It’s an instant, digital read, and the lightweight, clear scale disappears visibly in my bathroom.
eleven // Santal Oil // This oil contains the same scent as my favorite perfume, but at a fraction of the price! Now my entire house can smell like Le Labo, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s powerful, so just a few drops is all it takes. (PS, if you’ve ever stayed at a One Hotel, this is what they use!)
twelve // Window Cleaning Cloths // Mama Sugarplum for the win! She found these cloths and let me know about them immediately! They easily clean windows with just water and leave them completely streak free. They’re magic, I tell you!
thirteen // Blue Light Glasses // I feel like all I do is sit in front of a computer, so blue light glasses are a must for me. This pair is under $20 and comes in lots of colors! You’ll feel your eyes and face relax the moment you slip them on. (They do give a slight yellow tint, so not recommended if you’re editing photos or color-matching.)
fourteen // Avocado Saver // Avocado is on my lunch menu pretty much every day, but I rarely use a full one. This saver keeps the unused half fresh, and delays browning!! Plus, it ensures my little avocado half doesn’t get lost in the drawer!