First and foremost – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
To all who will be out and celebrating, be safe and responsible. Remember… if you are going to have a drink or two do so responsibly and Uber it home.
Today I am bringing you a whole new Thursday series titled Thursday Coffee Talks. This series will be dedicated to bringing you my top favorite things (parent/child products, apps, makeup, coffee, etc.) of the week. Not sure about you guys, but I absolutely love hearing what other people’s favorites are, so I want to share my favorite things with you guys!
For my first Thursday Coffee Talks I have chosen a makeup product, my current favorite coffee, and the app I use to track money. Grab a cup of coffee and take a look at my favorites. 🙂
This mascara is my top favorite in the makeup world. Not only is it affordable, but it is easy to apply and just as easy to remove. In the past I have always run into the issue of my mascara clumping – even after applying it correctly. Talk about frustrating! I absolutely hate when this happens and I will toss the mascara in the trash without second thoughts and run to the store to grab a different kind.
I must say, when I find a mascara that I fall in love with I do not really change it up for a good amount of time. Guess you can call me a creature of habit, but when it comes to mascara (my favorite makeup to wear) if it gives my lashes volume and length and is easy to apply and remove I’m all in and committed to the product.
My favorite color is blackest black because I feel like it really enhances my lashes. Another great thing about this mascara is it doesn’t smudge throughout the day. I can apply it at 7AM and it will still be on my lashes and look just as great as when I applied it by 10PM. That’s a huge perk for me!
Recently I made the switch over to organic coffee and I must say you can definitely taste a HUGE difference between organic and nonorganic – I promise I’m not just saying that!
When I bought my Mr. Coffee Single K-Cup Brewing System I tried extremely hard to find a reusable single brew filter that fit the coffee maker correctly. For some reason K-Cups actually freak me out (maybe it’s the thought of plastic getting that hot or the extreme effects all of that wasted plastic has on our environment) but being the only one really drinking coffee at home it was a waste of coffee when I was brewing by the pot. I really only drink one to two cups in the morning or throughout the entire day and it broke my heart to waste all of that delicious coffee!
After I finally found the correct reusable filter I started looking for a good organic coffee by the bag that was close to my favorite K-Cup coffee (Green Mountain Coffee Organic Sumatra Aceh Coffee) my biggest challenge was finding an organic coffee at the grocery store that matched the Green Mountain brand I had fallen in love with.
The Harris Teeter brand has easily become my favorite because it tastes almost exactly like the Green Mountain Organic Sumatra. I love a great, bold coffee that has a delicious flavor about it and this is the one! Plus, you know it is great when you go to bed at night excited to wake up for that delicious cup of morning coffee.
If you are a mommy, or not, and work in an industry where your income is based solely on tips (bartending, waiting tables, etc.) then this app is for you! I have been using this app for two years now and I absolutely adore it. While I have a salary based job now, I still bartend on Friday nights and need a way to track the extra income I have and for the past 4 years I have held jobs that my income was solely based on tips.
Sidebar – for all of you mommies (single or not) out there that work jobs where you have to live off of tips I know what it is like and more power to you for being the strong mom that you are! You are doing an amazing job of providing for your child(ren).
This app allows you to enter the amount of hours you worked that day and the total money you made in tips. It breaks down how much per hour you made that day and the total amount of money you made each week, month, and for the entire year. While I have only used the free version because it does everything I have ever needed it to do, the paid version allows you to add more than one job to track tips for. Plus, the paid version has some awesome features worth looking at.
The reason this is an app I cannot live without is because it has honestly helped me manage my money better than I ever have. Physically seeing a breakdown of my earned money makes me pay close attention to the amount of money I am actually spending as well, so if you have a job that is based on tips I highly recommend this app to you! You can download it on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
What are some of your favorite products? Is there an app you just can’t live without? Leave a comment below and let me know because I am always looking for something new to try!