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This summer we had so much fun on the lake. If you are close to a lake or ocean, a stand up paddle board (SUP) is a must!
This is the one I bought this spring. It is inflatable so you can transport it easily and deflate for storage. I love the 70s surfer colors.
Not only is a SUP great for taking a quiet, solitary ride around the lake, but it's also great for taking the kids, or for them to play alone. My kids had many hours playing knock-each-other-off with it!
And you don't have to stand up to enjoy it. I have taken rides kneeling and sitting and we enjoyed it just as much!
Okay, I get it, cleaning supplies are not a good gift... but are they? To say I am obsessed with the Branch Basics would be an understatement. This cleaning solution really is my favorite thing!
This plant based, non-toxic cleaner actually works!!!
Before I found it, the only thing that would get rid of cooked on food off my glass cooktop was a Magic Eraser. When I first received my Branch Basics, I sprayed the All Purpose dilution onto the stove and let it sit while I cleaned the rest of the kitchen countertops. Then I went to scrub the stove and it just wiped off with almost no scrubbing!
It also does amazing on windows, makes your bathroom sparkle, cleans your floors, and more. We use the oxygen boost to soak stained shoes, clothing, and more and it cleans it beautifully.
Even if you don't buy it for a gift, you will love it for yourself and if you use my link, you get $10 off your order!
One of the things I missed the most about moving to Texas was the amazing tasting Utah water. Water coming off the mountains tastes much better than water from a water tower.
So we bought the Berkey water filter and absolutely love it! This thing not only makes your water taste better, but it filters out chemicals and pollutants in your water making it healthier for you.
And it leaves the minerals in there making it taste like delicious mountain water. We even use it to make our ice cube, water plants (since it filters out harmful chlorine that stunts house plant growth), and for all our cooking.
Plus our coffee tastes better with good water, which is important because this blog runs on coffee!
If you need a stocking stuffer for a DIYer, these are my absolute favorite safety glasses.
I struggle with finding safety glasses that stay put on my smaller head since most seem to be made to fit men's heads. These one not only stay on my head and are super comfy, but my husband loves them too.
We buy them 4 at a time and make sure to always have a few on hand for remodeling, woodworking and painting projects.
I am pretty cheap when it comes to electronics, I have been using a pair of $40 wireless earbuds for the last year. But my sweet husband surprised me with the new AirPods Pro for my birthday this summer.
I don't really care about sound quality, but the noise cancelling feature is my new favorite! I can listen to audiobooks and podcasts in the shop working and these block out so much noise. And they are comfortable enough to wear for hours on end.
But the best thing about them is how easy it is to use them on multiple Apple devices. They seamless connect to my phone, then iPad and even my computer, then back again based on what is playing sound at the time. So cool!
It's a little crazy with 2 kids, a dog, a project in progress in every room, plus something cooking in the kitchen, but it's home. This is my story of our fun, and a little crazy, DIY life. Join us as we inspire you to tackle your own DIYs too.