Top 10 Tuesdays: Favorite Finds of 2017

So, here we are, last week of the year. 2017 has been amazing in so many ways. I feel like I need to share with you my favorite products and services that have helped our family along the way this year.

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10.Usborne Books & More.

My kids have always loved the books from Usborne Books & More. They have a wide variety and appeal to my children with amazing illustrations and lessons that help them in life. I recently (This month) signed up as an independent distributor with them, and I am loving the opportunity as much as my kids love these books. If you would like to check out the amazing books for your kids, visit my site.

9. Mom Mastery University.

This is another new adventure for me. I love the idea of having a place to get all the personal development I can ever need all in 1 spot. MMU is a monthly subscription based site full of amazing teaching and coaching. They are pretty heavily faith (Christian) based, however it isn’t in a pushy way, so those who are not particularly followers of Christianity could absolutely get a lot of of the coaching and teaching. When you sign up, you are assigned a mentor who will help you with your goals and help turn your life from chaos to controlled (possibly controlled chaos if your life is like mine).

8. Fireside Podcast Hosting.

For those of you who have followed me, you know that in September/October a friend and I started a podcast. It has been a crazy ride for both of us the last 3 months of the year, but we have really enjoyed our recording sessions. We started on 1 hosting service, but have relocated to a different one. Fireside is our new home, and we are thrilled with the service so far. We record on Zoom, since it has a separate audio track, then upload onto the Fireside server. We also have a blog through them and all for less than 20.00 a month. We have definitely found a goldmine.

7. Cannon Rebel.

Our newest family project is my children’s YouTube Channel Ki-Na Kid Vids. When I decided I was going to gift them a YouTube channel for Christmas, I knew I needed a better way to take videos. I am now the proud owner of a Cannon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR. It has been amazing, and after a month I am still learning new things daily about it. It is definitely worth the buy for those looking for great photos and videos.

6. Melissa & Doug My Daily Calendar

This has been so fun to use with my kids. It helps little ones learn the Month, Date, Year, Season, Weather, Days of the week, Emotions, and Special Up-coming events. We use it every morning, and since it is fun, the kids participate willingly.

5. Indiana Connections Academy

The oldest is now in Kindergarten, at the most AMAZING virtual public school ever.  I am so impressed by the set-up and the help that we got for our daughter (who has both an ADHD and Autism diagnosis as of right now). We got her tested quickly for special education, and she now has an IEP and lots of supports in place so she can do the best in her daily work. Connections Academy is amazing, and I am so happy we started her off there.

4. HP Pavilion Notebook

Back in March, the MacBook I was using decided to die. I was heart broken, and on the verge of launching the original Journey to the New Normal blog. I had to have a new laptop, and that is when I found this one. The HP Pavilion is more than a laptop, it is a tablet as well. I love the fact that I can do all of my work on the laptop keyboard, and my kids love the touch screen for playing games. It really has been a great investment for this family.

3. Ninja Coffee Bar

This has to be on the top of my list. What is not to love about a coffee maker that can make a pot OR a cup of coffee and can make specialty brews all your coffee house drinks at a fraction of the price, and from the comfort of your home.  I hear so many great things about the other specialty coffee makers, however this one is my favorite.

2. MyFreezEasy

Erin Chase from 5 Dollar Dinners is my hero. She has come up with the coolest concept for freezer meals. Erin has taken all the guess work out of meal planning. With a program that covers most dietary restrictions and the major food allergies, you are sure to find Yummy, easy, and frugal freezer meals for your family. Freezer meals are amazing, and when they are cheaper than the dollar menu at the local fast food place, it’s a win-win. Check out MyFreezEasy today.

1.  Kroger ClickList.

The only thing better than an easy and frugal meal plan, is not having to shop for it. Kroger stores all over now have ClickList. Order your groceries online, then come to the store at the appropriate time and have them loaded into your car for you. Now if I could just find a service to put them away for me. ClickList saves me time and money, which are 2 things this busy work from home mommy loves saving.

So, there you have it, my top 10 of 2017.  Do you use any of these products or services??? What are your favorites of 2017???

2 Comments on “Top 10 Tuesdays: Favorite Finds of 2017

  1. This is such a great idea for a post. We love Usborne books too! I’m going to have to check out that Melissa and Doug calendar because that sounds awesome!

    • Thanks, it’s been quite a year. I’m pretty happy with all the amazing stuff we have found this year. Thanks for stopping by.

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