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!

 

 

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!