Wednesday, August 3, 2022

My Moving Essentials


If you follow me I'm sure the content around moving is something you've been seeing a lot of! Moving can be one of the most stressful life events a person can go through and while I'm sure the moving content overload and be cumbersome, that's just what's happening right now in my life! I also want to be a resource and help remind people that you don't have to have every part of your move or new space figured out before you get there and you don't need to break the bank decorating and settling all at once. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the idea of having a 'perfect' space right away because that's what we see on the aesthetic girlies are posting on their pages. We're human, it's okay to not have it all figured out. 


I've moved a few times in and out of college apartments and post-grad apartments but moving across the country into a completely different climate with about 3x the space is quite the undertaking. There was a lot of change, stress, and tears, but ultimately it was all worth it. 


I always want to be a resource and want to make sure I'm giving people in my life the tools to succeed so it's easier for you than it was for me. I've rounded up what helped me through this huge transition period and what I chose that worked best for me.


My biggest piece of advice is to research! I spent a lot of time mapping out the best routes, schedules, and timelines. Once I found where I was going to live after months of researching and Google Mapping the city of New Orleans, I moved on to the logistics of the move. I looked into mailing my possessions, hiring movers, driving a U-Haul, or renting a car. It takes a lot of time, research, and communication to come up with the best plan. My mom was a rock star and offered to ride with me so when I got my U-Haul quote and my rental car quote and they cost about the same, it ultimately came down to what we were comfortable driving across the country. We went the minivan route because we were most familiar with it and that made us feel the most secure. 


Once I had that piece in place, I had to go about getting rid of my stuff. I lived in my studio for two years and although it was a small space, the amount of stuff I accumulated may surprise you. As human beings, we tend to do that! A big piece of it was finally sitting down and feeling strong enough to go through things I pulled from my dad's house that I saved when we cleaned out his condo. There was a lot of emotional baggage that came along with this and I wanted to be sure I was making the right decisions for this permanent decision since I'll never have more stuff of his. Ultimately, my dad's personality, jokes, and love for me and our family are what is more important. Stuff is just stuff. But having the lead time to go through it over time without getting overwhelmed really helped. 


I would recommend listing your items on Facebook Marketplace or a similar Facebook group well ahead of time. While it was inconvenient at times without furniture leading up to my move, it was less of a worry and less stress when it came time to actually leave my old apartment. Make sure you communicate with a loved one as the process is happening or have them present. Try to move the items to a neutral space like a hallway, lobby, or outside your apartment so there's never a time where you feel vulnerable. I would recommend also being realistic about your pricing. Post pictures of any blemishes on the pieces, and look up what you bought the items for originally if you can then assess from there.


There were a lot of times when it didn't feel real. But some items that came in handy for packing included: vacuum seal bags, sharpies, reusable totes, old T-shirts, a folding table, a small tool set, and cleaning supplies. I packed big bulk items in the reusable totes. Since they're fabric and not plastic, they were easier to pack and fit in the car when I was loading them. I labeled them on the outside as well in case I needed to access anything after it was packed. Vacuum-sealed bags helped with packing bulky clothes. Sweaters, jackets, and any items I could fit in those I packed and sealed so they were easy to pile in the car and saved a ton of space. They're also reusable and compact so I could repack items I knew I wouldn't need while it was 100 degrees in New Orleans and save for the chillier months or for when I go back to Chicago. I have a folding table to help me organize everyday items I was still using and helped me better utilize the space within my tiny apartment. I will say, pack your tools and cleaning supplies last and then unpack them first when you arrive at your new living space. It helps to clean before you unpack and settle in. I would also recommend keeping toilet paper with it so that you have it right away!


I first packed anything I wasn't actively using. So winter clothes, kitchen items that I was never fully able to use in a small space, and shoes for other seasons. This also helped me declutter as I went through.


I also took inventory of what I had food-wise and made sure to focus on using up what I had to reduce waste and what needed to be packed. 


I made lists of first priorities when I moved in, what I had already, and what needed to be bought. Furniture-wise, I completely had to start over! So that was a long list. I broke it down by room.

Living Room:

Kitchen:

Bathrooms:

Bedroom:
I also had to factor in buying a car, and I was lucky to have friends here who are knowledgeable. 

While these lists may seem long and pricy, my biggest advice is to remember it can happen over time. My biggest focuses when I moved in were:
I ordered a lot of this from Amazon and had it timed to arrive the day we arrived or the days shortly following us moving me in. From there, I went to Facebook Marketplace to look for items available. A lot of college students were moving away from New Orleans so I got a lot of good deals on items I will honestly keep for a few years if not longer! 

The biggest things you need for a move though:
  • To-do Lists
  • Supportive loved ones
  • Sleep and mental breaks
  • Giving yourself grace

I was honestly a terror to be around because I was so stressed out and burned out. I put a lot of pressure on myself in regular scenarios and this is one of the most stressful life events that adults can have. I planned to tackle small projects each day and tried to balance it with walks to get my steps and learn about the neighborhood, trips to Target, Costco, and Trader Joe's, and trying to also enjoy my new city at night with my mom who was a rockstar through this and my friends who were excited to have me in their city. 


My anxiety was raging as I didn't have routines yet. I urge you to factor in downtime, journaling, reading, and getting out of your new home to reset and be able to look at challenges from a new perspective. You got this! 


Whether you're moving down the street or across the country - it's a lot. It's time-consuming, life-altering, and overwhelming at times. I feel like after two months I'm finally getting into the swing of things and looking forward to the last projects on my to-do list before being completely "unpacked". Remember that living your life and exploring your new street, neighborhood, city, and state are also important! Make sure you continue living your life because the to-dos will always be there. 


I hope this post helped anyone planning to move - it can be easy to forget things and I want to make sure to eliminate that as much as possible. 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Amazon 2022 Prime Days

Today is the day! There is always so much excitement around Prime Days because there are so many good deals! I've rounded up my picks in categories I feel like we're all shopping for! While there's no pressure to buy items we don't need, I am sharing as a resource! 


Please don't feel like you're missing out if you don't buy - if you don't need anything don't get anything! But you can click below on any of the words that are brown like this or the image to shop that category of the sale! 



I am rounding up my favorites from the last few months as well as hot deals on quality fashions of today that are only available on Amazon! There are household names and newer brands but you won't regret shopping any of them! Shop here.


This was one of the most requested categories from my Instagram friends! Whether you're going abroad, having a sleepover, or going to the gym, I've got you covered! Shop here.


If you follow me on Instagram or TikTok you know that I've been sharing a lot of home finds as I settled into my new home! All decor, furniture, and cleaning supplies! Shop my faves and finds here


I'm rounding up all kitchen and home appliances in the home section! Shop here.


Shopping for the men in your life? Click here!


All my beauty faves are linked along with items I've been eyeing in my cart! Olaplex, Elemis, teeth whitening, and make-up can be found here.

Happy shopping! If there's anything you don't see on my lists that you want me to help with - message me on Instagram! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

June 2022 Amazon Best Sellers

 


To say that June was a whirlwind would be putting it lightly! It was a month that was action-packed and after months and months of planning I finally achieved something I never thought I could - I moved to New Orleans! This has been such a long time coming, and I am finally starting to feel settled which has really helped my anxiety with this big life change.

With this move, I have to start from scratch with furniture. This made for a lot of Facebook Marketplace stalking, Amazon Home orders, and trips to my recycling bin. As I branch into sharing more decor finds - I'm excited to share what's worked for me and what has not. Everything I've been bringing into my home that I can link can be found here.

All items can be shopped for by clicking on the word(s) below the image.



















Tuesday, May 10, 2022

On Island Time - My Quick Visit To NYC!


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of celebrating one of my oldest friends in her new city. Sofia, Taylor, and I have all been friends for almost 20 years! Sofia was turning 27 and tickets were cheap so we flew from Chicago to New York City to celebrate with her! 

We were lucky enough to stay with Sofia. Whenever I’ve gone to New York (I’ve only been with my mom before this trip!) I have had the pleasure of staying with locals - so I can’t be totally helpful there but I would recommend researching what you want to do, where it is, and then picking a neighborhood to stay in that is close to most of what you want to do and a subway station. 

The subway will be the quickest and most affordable way to get around in NYC. If you map our where you're going on your phone there should be an option for taking transit to get there and that will help you navigate the subway. If you're from a big city then riding the train or public transit may be normal to you but factor in the differences from city to city. For example, a CTA ride in Chicago is $2.25 but an MTA ride in Manhattan is $2.75. Try not to have headphones on and be aware of your surroundings. There are usually police officers and plenty of other commuters in subway stations at any hour of the day. 

We wore masks on all our subway rides because it's still encouraged but also it's a compact, shared space with a lot of people from different walks of life and it made us feel safer. 

Most of the time we took the subway and walked. You walk A LOT in New York. I think the least I walked in a day was 13,000 steps. I would I pack vans, dr. Martens, and other comfortable walking shoes. Even for going out, I planned to wear my Chelsea-styled boots because it was raining but also I knew my feet would be swollen from walking everywhere! 

The neighborhoods we spent the most time in were Murray Hill and SoHo but we also ventured to downtown, NoHo, Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen, the Flat Iron district, Bowery, Gramercy, Tribeca, East Village, and Chelsea. In the past, I’ve stayed on the Upper East Side as well but we didn’t get around to it on this trip. 



The most notable moments of our trip (and my past trips) included: 

BARS & RESTAURANTS


PIZZA

Most places sell pizza by the slice. The pizza place we went to a few times Murray Hill was Libretto's Pizza. We also stopped by Famous Ben's Pizza of SoHo. If we had, had more time we would've gone to Ray's as well. 


PARKS & SITES

The reason we were able to hit so many bucket list locations was that we had a really good, local tour guide! Sofia knew where to take us, and we all have known each other so long that we trust each other and go with the flow. You have to be able to adapt to a city like New York! So be prepared to make plans and have them change based on the weather, capacity, and morale of your group. 

While we didn't go to any shows this trip, I have gone before with my mom on past trips. My advice is to try and get discounted tickets for shows or buy them in advance online! Look at all the times offered (usually matinees are less expensive) and make a realistic plan for coming and going. For any shopping, make sure that you factor in suitcase space and taxes! I totally get wanting to make a big purchase for a special memory, but factor in if buying it more locally may be easier on your wallet. 




Overall, this trip was amazing and I know we'll be back to visit our little buddy, Sofia. For now, I'm going to rest my feet and detox from all the cheese I consumed! Happy travels! 

Monday, May 2, 2022

April 2022 Amazon Best Sellers


 

Crazy to think that it's already May! I wanted to share last month's best sellers. These seem to be a little all over the place but that's how my life has felt leading up to the big announcement I shared over the weekend! I'm excited to share more moving and home decor over the next few months as I pack up and head on down to New Orleans!


I will be selling a majority of my furniture and starting over once I get there. Which is both exciting and intimidating for different reasons as I'm sure many of you can relate! So many updates to come! 


All items can be shopped for by clicking on the word(s) below the image. 



















Sunday, May 1, 2022

Surprise: I'm Moving to the Big Easy!

 


It is surreal that I am even writing this blog post but I'm so ready to make this move! For those of you who are truly confused, let me give you some background. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. I am so lucky and fortunate to have grown up with most of my family in the same area, with the rest of my family being a quick drive to the suburbs of Milwaukee. Everyone was pretty much located in the midwest except for my grandma's brother. For as long as I can remember, my Uncle Jack has lived in New Orleans. We grew up visiting him and I always loved the city. I loved the atmosphere, the architecture, the people. I pictured living there a lot.


When I was a senior in high school and filling out college applications, I applied to Tulane. I wanted to live in New Orleans. My high school counselor knew I wanted to go away to school, and with the Illinois school system, it wouldn't be too much of a cost difference. She knew I was set on Tulane but offered up LSU to me. And to that, I said, "what's LSU?". This is funny now because it's basically a personality trait of mine. 


I had no idea, went home and asked my mom and brother and Jack told me it was a good football school. My mom said we could visit and away we went. From the moment I stepped onto the campus, I had a gut feeling this was where I was supposed to be. I had not even gone on the school tour when I decided I would be attending LSU. I luckily have a very supportive family, who knew that if there was an emergency I have family and close friends about an hour away from LSU in New Orleans. So I winged it. I personally did not know a single person on campus. I had a few family friends, friends, or friends, but no one I could pal around with. And the first two weeks I cried every day. I called my mom and told her I made a mistake and she told me that if I still hated it by Thanksgiving I could come home. But she tells me now that she knew I would love it once I got settled.


And I did. I met the right people who I bonded with and showed me the ropes. I got involved in activities, and I learned my way around the campus and Baton Rouge. That old saying, you get out of it what you put into it couldn't be more true. My brother ended up joining me there, I found people I loved and I loved Louisiana. 


Louisiana is where I learned about football, unconditional friendships near & far, trusting my gut, taking ownership for my mistakes, and correcting them. I was welcomed into the homes of my friends and fell in love with their families. I tailgated at football games and Mardi Gras parades and fell in love. And I always wanted to move back. And that was my goal.


After college, I moved home and I don't regret the time I've spent in Chicago but I also love Chicago. It's home. My family has lived in the same home for almost 27 years. My whole family is here. My memories are here. My friends from growing up are here. I started Mimosas & Lipstick here. I learned to love myself here. If my family needs me I'm not far from where I grew up or Milwaukee.  I learned to believe in myself across facets of my life and I'm comfortable here. 


But just because you're comfortable doesn't mean you shouldn't try, right? 


That's what I'm telling myself anyway.  


As excited as I am for this new chapter, I'm scared. It's hard because I also love Chicago. But I have a gut feeling that I need to try New Orleans. I need to follow my heart and try. So as excited as I get, I've also cried almost every day since I decided to move in January. Because having two places that you can call home that is so far apart can be tough. But I'm also so lucky.


So I hope you continue to follow along through this next chapter in my life. I'm still me, just about 900 miles south of Chicago. I'm still going to go on adventures, tell stories, share outfits, and crack a few jokes. I'm just going to try it somewhere new. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Welcome To My Apartment




It's crazy to think that I've lived in this apartment for almost two years. All the first dates, all the grocery runs, all of the laughs, and all the different shows that I binged that these walls have seen are crazy if I took the time to add it up!


I have loved growing into my own living alone. When I moved in here 2 years ago, there was so much unknown in my life. Although there are things I'm still not sure about, I know that I'm more in tune with my intuition and listening to my gut. I have worked on my grief, mental health, accountability, and choosing what best serves me.



With all this growth, comes a busy schedule. Balancing my full-time job, content creating, time with loved ones, finding time for myself, and making sure that Dolly is cared for, it can be hard to find time and motivation to deep clean honestly. I keep up with dishes, vacuuming, mopping, and other daily tasks but it can still get out of hand since it is such a small space!



That's why I'm so thankful to have worked with Val's Cleaning Services! They came and helped revamp my studio apartment just in time for spring! They were quick, efficient, and effective! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is interested in a spring cleaning, or really any time year cleaning!


You can use my code Hannah33 for $33 off your Super Deep Cleaning! 



Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hannah's Basics: Top 5 Skincare Needs For A Routine



Making a routine is the most likely way to see progress and achieve success but it can be hard to know where to start. For me, creating a skincare routine has really helped my skin and my confidence. 


Regular Facials 


My skin really started to heal and change when I first started going to Scrub Me in Wicker Park a little over a year ago. Katherine is a skilled Esthetician that has played a huge role in my clear skin journey. She has monthly deals and specials and makes sure to truly customize your time to best serve your skin and its needs. 


If you're local to Chicago, you can visit Scrub Me and receive a discount when you mention my name! 


Washing Your Face Regularly 


Finding a cleanser that works for you is so important! For me, my skin really enjoys the Cult Classic cleanser from Tula. I look for items that are free of scents and dyes to make sure my skin is less irritated. CeraVe also has a great cleanser that I use from time to time as well. It's important to find what works best for your skin!


I have linked bother the Tula and CeraVe cleanser - CeraVe would be found on my Amazon Storefront under the Skin Care and Beauty tab. Sitewide for Tula, my code ANDLIPSTICK gets you 15% off!


Moisturizers and Serums


Giving my skin the tools to succeed proactively has also helped my skin stay clear. Finding a routine and making sure the items in it don't counteract each other has also been crucial! I tend to use a Vitamin C serum and moisturizer in the morning and then moisturizer and Rose Hip oil in the evening. But again, sometimes I add other elements depending on the season and the condition of my skin. 


Linking my Vitamin C Serum, Moisturizer, and Rose Hip Oil here! Sitewide for Tula, my code ANDLIPSTICK gets you 15% off!


Diet and Water Intake


Are you drinking enough water? Because our skin uses a lot of it! I try to drink 192 ounces a day but it will vary from person to person. Often, if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated! I recommend getting an emotional support water bottle that you can take with you to make sure you're continuously consuming water throughout the day!


In May of 2021, I realized that my dairy consumption was upsetting my digestive tract and affecting my skin as well. Eliminating dairy (for the most part) from my diet has really helped my skin and my digestive system. While I still do sometimes have cheese, it is in moderation and I regret it about 9 times out of 10, LOL.


I have recently started tracking what I eat as well as my water intake and exercise. I use an app called Healthi. I am still relatively new in my journey but the app is super easy to use and has already helped me make healthier decisions!


Laser Hair Removal


This is a relatively new part of my regime that I have tried but I am happy with the results so far! A lot of what I was dealing with on my face was irritation and scabbing from not only nervous picking at the skin but from hormonal ingrown hairs. It was really painful to deal with and it was embarrassing at times.


I recently visited Semper Laser in Chicago and tried laser hair removal in my chin area. It was so quick, and I could notice results by the next day. Although it took a few days for my skin to return to normal, it just felt like a light sunburn - nothing super painful or irritating. These results will last and they usually have specials going each month as well as payment plans if necessary. You can visit your Semper Laser location and mention my name for one free treatment of a small area. Learn more about their services here


I know that this blog post linked to a lot of different options for you to consider in your personal skincare journey, but I just wanted to make sure I provided you with everything that's helped me and any discounts if I have access to them! If you have any questions I didn't cover, you're always welcome to message me on Instagram or email me! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Tips For TikTok


Something I've been having more conversations around with my fellow content creators is how to find success on TikTok. I have an outgoing personality but I definitely get nervous to label something as a success because of two things. I get nervous that someone may I assume I may think too highly of myself and...Imposter Syndrome, LOL! Recently I hit my goal of having 10,000 TikTok followers by the end of 2022 in February (MIND BLOWN). But I have some tips that have helped me and I want to pass them along!


I will start out by saying that TikTok is a completely different algorithm than Instagram. So when you enter this space throw away any knowledge you have acquired from Instagram. This platform and its followers are not looking for polished or perfect. Come as you are and be yourself. I will say that if you're often copying people's ideas on Instagram, not only do people see through you on this platform but you won't make it on TikTok. Honestly, you will hit a wall on Instagram as well because authenticity is something you can't mimic and people see through it. But people will drag you on TikTok quicker. Find out who you are and be that. 


Consistency 


This is what's going to help you build your platform. The sweet spot is posting 3 to 5 times a day. This may sound like a lot but with how fast viral sounds and trends go this helps you build a community and an algorithm presence. Do not delete videos. I have posted a video and had it get almost no views or engagement and then get traction a few days, weeks, or months later. You never know! An easy way to build up content is to batch videos and save them as drafts. This helps me push out content with my busy schedule. 


Finding Your Niche 


This can mean many things. I can't find yours for you but I recommend thinking about the things in your life and your experiences that make you human. Are you funny? Are you a good teacher? Are you musically talented? Do you have a special skill? Find something and make it relatable or teachable to provide value. 


Trending Sounds


I find these by being on the app. Instagram Reels are weeks and sometimes even months behind TikTok so my advice is to go directly to the source. Also, even if the app "recommends" a background noise or song for you - that doesn't mean that it is trending! 


If you're doing voiceovers - make sure you're actually saying the words right and on the beat. Practice the sound and make sure you aren't winging it and messing up the lip sync.


Hashtags


Hashtags should be used sparingly and within the character limit. Stick to hashtags that apply to your niche and the sound but are general! 



As far as collabs on TikTok - I haven't really gotten there yet. I've had a few offers but I'm building up my portfolio to have a better gauge on ROI for brands and myself! I can say that my LTK and Amazon Storefront sales have dramatically increased which has been exciting to see! 


I know that these can feel general - but I want to make sure that these are helpful tips for everyone to work within their own experiences and niches. At the end of the day, you have to put in work and effort for anything you want. Anything worth having takes work and there is no easy fix or solution! 


There is a whole wide world of opportunities to find on TikTok and with a little elbow grease, you can find your community there if that's a goal of yours!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Four Years of Mimosas & Lipstick

I don't know if it's good or bad that it has already been four years of Mimosas & Lipstick. I say that because it reminds me how far out of college I am (LOL!). I graduated from LSU and moved back to the suburbs of Chicago and didn't really know where to go from there. 


I had an internship in college with Jay Ducote and saw the back end of running a website and I really enjoyed the work. I enjoyed being able to learn and grow and find my voice. My dad encouraged me to start a food blog but I didn't think that anyone cared about what I had to say. He kept encouraging me and I kept dismissing myself. Who would want to take my advice?


Eventually, I started my first big girl job and I felt stunted. It wasn't really what I thought working in marketing would be and I felt really drained. I was wearing cute outfits but no one cared and I was like wait... should I start a fashion blog? I had followed people like Lauren Sims, Dani Austin, and Courtney Shields for a few years and loved their content. I loved how casual they shared with their following, styling their outfits seemed fun, and it would give me a creative outlet. 


From there I researched. I looked into web design, blogging tip articles, reached out to people who I knew were bloggers that I admired like Karli Willis, and from there - Mimosas and Lipstick was born. I look back on that period of my life and I wish I hadn't been so hard on myself. I would freak out if my photo didn't get 100 likes in 3 minutes, if I didn't get the perfect photo on the first try, and pressured myself to network with people I didn't really have a lot in common with. But in a way, I'm also happy that I went through that because it got me to where I am today.



Looking at this year in review, it progressed my life in so many ways I could've never imagined this time last year. I started my TikTok and now have over 7,500 followers, 352,000 likes, and has allowed me to show more of my silly goofy side. I got connected to an amazing cat rescue called the Catcade and adopted Dolly after fostering her. I was able to open up about my struggles with dating, which made me feel less alone and led to more honest conversations.


I grew more confident as a businesswoman and negotiated for my worth. I had to file taxes for 2021 because your support led me to work with some dream brands! Heck, I just grew in confidence period. Body positivity, confidence in my dating life, and knowing my worth. 


In the next year, I hope to keep going and growing! I want to help us connect with each other more, feel less alone, and try new things! Here's to continuously learning and evolving.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

You Don't Need To Have A Significant Other To Celebrate Valentine's Day

My set is from Cozy Earth - you can use my code MIMOSAS40 for 40% off your order!


It can feel like a lot this time of year. The weather makes the time of year drag, making it feel all-encompassing. When the sun doesn't shine, it feels like you're stuck - I know it does for me anyway. It can be easy for us to be hard on ourselves. Maybe your New Years' resolutions didn't pan out the way you anticipated or you can't find the motivation to do things you usually love. 


Take all these feelings and then add the invisible pressure of Valentine's Day. Whether you're newly seeing someone, celebrating your first Valentine's Day with a significant other, it's your fifteenth Valentine's Day with your special someone or you're single this Valentine's Day - there can be different kinds of pressure. 


For me and the other single people out there - it can feel as though dating is a wasteland between now and February 14th. Apps have all but stopped, anyone you were flirting with has gone MIA and it's become even more lonely than usual. 


Although we don't need a significant other to feel whole and should be happy on our own it is hard not to feel some pressure around this time of year. To me in Chicago, it seems like guys assume all girls will latch on to any sight or inkling of love in the hopes of Valentine's - and for me, that's not the case. 


I have always appreciated this holiday - but I've looked at it from a standpoint of loving your life and the parts of it that make it unique. Family, friends, your job, your city, your home, your fur babies - everything around you that makes you, you. That's what we should celebrate!



If you're single like me this Valentine's Day here's how different ways you can practice self-love and celebrate!


  • Order your favorite take out food
  • Cook your favorite meal
  • Treat yourself to a massage or a facial or a spray tan or a workout class
  • Start a new show
  • Buy a new work out or lounge set
  • Watch one of your comfort shows or movies
  • Clean your apartment and declutter your space to make way for future endeavors
  • Treat yourself to a new book, piece of clothing, or home decor item you've been putting off
  • Go to your favorite grocery store
  • Buy the materials for an at-home DIY
  • Send cards to your mom, grandma, and any other family members
  • Call anyone in your life you've been putting off
  • Make your favorite smoothie
  • Journal about your feelings
  • Go through and declutter your junk drawer (I know you have one)
  • Shop Valentine's Day sales
  • Go on a long walk
  • Have a photoshoot with yourself
  • Paint your nails
  • Get a blowout or haircut 
  • Do your hair in a new way
  • Make plans to get together with your friends the next weekend
  • Buy a new candle
  • Try a new tea
  • Treat yourself to an overpriced latte
  • Get pumped for the half-off candy sales tomorrow

One set I know that I'll be wearing this Valentine's Day is my jogger tank set from Cozy Earth! They don't only make amazing linens but their sets and pajamas are amazing! You can use my code MIMOSAS40 for 40% off your order sitewide. 

Pick your top 3 things off my list and focus on all you have that you love in your life - not what problems you think would be fixed if you had a relationship 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Hannah's Basics: Top 5 Amazon Home Finds

 


I wanted to start a new series called Hannah Basic's. These will be quick round up's of things that help you navigate life! Today, I wanted to start with Amazon Home Finds. All of these can be shopped here on my Amazon Storefront! You can also watch my video about them here.






This lamp is powerful, doesn't overheat and lights my whole studio apartment! It's $64.99 and comes in 7 different colors.




The secret to my hat wall? These hooks! They come in a pack of 8 and they're $14. They're easy to hang and come off easily so they're renter-friendly.





These hair catchers come in a pack of 5 for $10. They lay over your drain for easy clean-up and shower maintenance. They're made of Neoprene so they won't get icky!



This 50 oz water jug is under $30 and keeps my water cold all day! The top has a few different options for drinking water but I like the straw - easier to make sure I'm drinking enough water throughout the day.





This bamboo lap desk is under $30 and totally upgrades your work-from-home game! The legs adjust and so does the platform. I love using this for my laptop and for meals as well!


Happy shopping! What should I round up next?

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