May Faves (2)

Last month, I internetted quite a bit and have found some really great things I think are worth sharing. I’m not sure I want to commit to doing a “favorites” list each month, but will commit to a new list when there’s enough to share. So, let’s get to it!

Favorite cleaning tips & hacks

  • 31 Household Hacks to Clean, Streamline, and Organize Your Home. I’ve been an email subscriber for Creative Savings, an awesome blog, for some time and really loved this post.
  • Zone Cleaning. I mentioned this in a recent post, but really enjoy watching Jen, a YouTuber on her channel “How Jen Does It.” She does a great job explaining what zone cleaning is and is in the middle of a series that shows her full zone cleaning schedule. If you’re into watching people clean their homes, watch her channel! I’m currently trying out zone cleaning and will have more blogs about this adventure coming soon.
  • Drawer Organizers. For Valentine’s Day, I organized my husband’s sock drawer and got him all new (matching) socks. I know. So romantic! Recently, I decided it was time my sock and underwear drawer were organized like his. Because #treatyoself. I got these handy adjustable organizers and this one that looks like a beehive. It’s crazy how much better I feel when my sock drawer is organized. I got these OXO Expandable Drawer Organizers and this Real Simple(R) Honeycomb Drawer Organizer.
  • 3 Truths about Decluttering. Listened to some presentations on the Work by Design Summit, one of them was Tsh Oxenreider. Afterward, I looked at her blog, theartofsimple.com and really enjoyed this article! She also wrote a series in May about how she decluttered certain areas of her home.

Favorite skin care stuff

  • Under Eye Gel Masks. I won a pack of three gel masks at my soon-to-be sister-in-law’s bridal shower, and love them so much! I only have one left and now I’m on the hunt for more. It’s so soothing and maybe it’s wishful hoping, but I think it really reduces the puffy/sleepy-eyed look I tend to rock on Mondays.

Favorite techy things

  • Google Slides Q&A. If you’re giving a presentation, you can now have audience members submit questions. This is a great way for shy people to ask questions, for others to like the question and move it up to the top (so you know it’s a popular one), and to have more interaction with your audience. Google Slides Q&A seems pretty awesome. I have yet to use it for a presentation (I don’t do many anymore), but the next one I have – I definitely will use it.

Blog reading roundup

I’ve started to read and subscribe to more and more blogs lately, and want to share a few of my favorite bloggers and posts (that haven’t been shared already)!

  • Progressive Dinner. These five bloggers did a progressive dinner and gave us a look at their recipes and jaw-dropping homes! Head on over and enjoy dinner with these bloggers: appetizers with Randi Garrett Design, salad with Driven by Decor, entree with Kelley Nan, dessert with Dear Lillie, and after dinner drinks with Our Vintage Farmhouse.
  • 5 Helpful Tips on How to Travel on a Budget. I’ve been reading Angela’s blog, Setting My Intention, for a few months now, and love her monthly goals, routines, summer tips, and helpful tips about budgeting. Her post about how to travel on a budget is a great read! Make sure to check out some more of her posts!
  • Beauty Favorites. I recently started reading Jessica’s blog, Beyoutiful-Beauty, a fellow ND blogger – and I love her writing style! If you’re into beauty products and trying new things, you’ve gotta start following her. Check out her May favorites! She writes about self-love and positivity, which is so refreshing. She also highlights other bloggers in a Sunday in her Self-Love Saturday series.
4 Comments On This Topic
  1. Jessica
    June 20, 2016

    ND bloggers unite, yay! I’m so glad you liked my post and my blog in general :) I’ll definitely be checking out the other posts and tips you mentioned above. I’m especially always looking for new cleaning hacks!

    • Margot Peterson
      June 20, 2016

      Yay! :) If you like cleaning stuff, something to check out is #CleanKitchenAtNight on Instagram. It’s a smaller group of people, but it definitely gives me motivation when I don’t want to clean!

  2. Randi Garrett
    June 20, 2016

    Thanks for the shout out!! I sure hope you have a lovely day! xoxo

    • Margot Peterson
      June 20, 2016

      Absolutely! Thanks, Randi, you too! :)

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