Monthly Archives: March 2020

3 Reusable Products to Keep You OUT of the Stores

In the age of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, where you can’t find toilet paper, I’m reminded that I could do better at conservation. In the past couple of years, I started looking for ways to cut back on how many products I consume, whether it was to play my part in saving the environment or saving a couple of bucks each month. Now that I’m trying to stay out of the stores, I’m glad I started this particular journey.

Here are three items I’ve started using:

Thinx Logo
  1. Thinx Period Underwear
    Thinx developed washable, reusable, STYLISH period panties, helping you ditch or ease off use of tampons and pads. They offer various panties that can withstand the beginning to end of your monthly cycle. They also offer tween/teen sizes, which I think is a great way to get youngsters involved in conservation efforts and aids in normalizing menstrual cycles. Plus the company makes a concerted effort to give back to local and global communities. And Thinx isn’t the only reusable period pantie brand out there, so do your due diligence and find what works for you.

  1. Wool Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great alternative to single-use dryer sheets. Whether they’re wool, plastic, or whatever, they can reduce drying time and static electricity. Most importantly, they are reusable! Save your coins people!
If you’re planning on sticking to dryer sheets, please consider using them to pick up dust around the house after their turn in the dryer.

  1. Reusable Cotton Rounds
    Social distancing is uber important right now, but if you’re like me, you sometimes relax your good habits when you’re staying in the house. A new breakout reminded me to get back onto my beauty regimen. I use these with my toners, DIY oil cleanser, and quick mid-day refreshers. The set of 16 reusable cotton rounds comes in a cinch pouch. I keep the clean rounds in a container on my vanity and gather the used ones in the pouch. Once they’re all used, I throw them in the laundry, and they come out looking brand new.

Well that’s all I have for now but I’d love to hear what reusable items you’re using in your home.

Stay safe!

Reflections Before Laundry

I was feeling a smidge emotional this morning before I hit the laundry pile, so I decided to clickity-clack on my keyboard to lay down some reflections.

When I lost my sister, I was so young. Losing her hit me, but what broke me was the pain I felt through my parents pain. That’s the empath in me. I felt their pain and the love they had for my sister. Love is what got them through.

Through the years we experienced other losses. Another major hit was when my mom lost her own mother. Her pain was something she expressed regularly. But in true form, Mom persisted. She loved her mommy. I felt that love each time she spoke of Mavis Adams. Love is what got her through.

I broke again when I lost my Mom two years ago. But no matter how fresh the pain, I’m so grateful for her example of surviving through loss. I can feel the love, relish the memories, see the light in my children and take life one day at a time. How my Mom lived her life is probably one of the greatest gifts I will ever receive.

So although I cannot pick up the phone and call her; although I cannot hear her sunshine voice yell out one of my many pet names; although she’s not physically here with me, I will always have her in my heart and soul. She’s with me in everything I do, say and experience. Love is what will get me through.

I love you Mommy!