Recommendations

 

I decided to add this page in order to give you guys a look at my personal recommendations for products and services that I use in my personal life or on/related to my blog.

 

*Some, but not all, of the links below are affiliate links. But these are all products I highly recommend and personally use. See my Disclosures page for more information.*

 

 

 

 

Blogging Resources

 

Siteground

I did a TON of research when I went to start my blog on what web hosting site I was going to use. Siteground, in my research and now my experience, was by far the best choice for me as a new blogger. They have incredible uptimes and their technical support is fast and easy to talk to. They respond immediately over chat and within 10 minutes if you create a ticket.

 

Canva

I mostly use Canva to create my blog images. Their free option has tons of resources to create awesome looking graphics and their paid subscription is $9.95 a month if you pay for a year subscription. I am still using their free version and am still very pleased.

 

PicMonkey

I love using PicMonkey to edit the photos I use. It’s a great tool with a lot of options in their free version. Their paid version starts at $3.99/month if you pay for the full year. It’s an awesome site to help you create graphics you will love.

 

 

 

Mom Picks

 

The Happy Planner

I am so lost without a planner in my life. You can read my post about why I use a planner as a SAHM here. When the year rolls around, this is the planner in the link above I plan on getting. My sister-in-law gave me this Happy Planner for my birthday last year and I have LOVED it! I’m looking at this box set for my next planner because it’s completely blank and I can do whatever I want with it!

 

Instant Pot

Y’all… I use this thing at least 2x a week! It can be a little intimidating for those of us that remember our mom/grandma using a stovetop pressure cooker, but these are so easy to use! I bought this with money I had gotten for my birthday last year and I have loved using it! My favorite things to make in it are yogurt (which saves us a TON of money in groceries!), rice, hard boiled eggs, and quick dinners. I even have an ENTIRE Pinterest board dedicated to recipes for it. The Instant Pot works as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker and more all in one!

 

Plant Therapy Essential Oils

There are plenty of companies out there that sell essential oils. When we went to start using them, I did exhaustive research on every company I could find and Plant Therapy was the best in my opinion. You can read about why we chose them for our family in this blog post. We started with this set of 7 singles and 7 blends (that they call synergies) and this KidSafe set of essential oils.

 

Amazon Prime

Oh man… I don’t know what I would do without my Prime account! On top of the free, 2-day shipping that comes in handy when I need something I can’t find in stores, they offer video streaming, Kindle book lending, music, Pantry, and much more!  You get all these services for $99 a year. Definitely worth it for our family! Their Subscribe and Save program has saved me so much on wipes alone!

 

ABCmouse.com

I love this website so much for my now 4 year old. We bought a subscription when we pulled him from daycare at two and a half. I have the app set up on my iPad and he does his “work” as he likes to call it during afternoon quiet time when little brother is taking a nap. He has learned so much from ABCmouse. It is not only fun for him, but he is able to learn a lot as well.

 

 

 

Devotionals

 

YouVersion

I love using YouVersion for my daily devotional. I have the app downloaded on my phone and on my iPad. The app syncs from device to device so I can always pick up where I left off. They have so many devotionals to choose from as well as 1505 versions and 1085 languages!

My Utmost for His Highest

As far as a paper copy of a devotional goes, this is probably by far my favorite. My husband had a copy before we were married and I used it probably our second year of marriage. I loved it so much, I got my own copy!

 

 

Check back periodically, as I will update with any other recommendations as I come across them. I hope these are helpful, thanks for stopping by!