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Amazon Favorite Things That Brought The Most Joy During This Pandemic

If you’ve been following the word of the wise, you should have been socially distancing, staying at home, wearing a mask and washing your hands for the vast majority of the past year. During this past year, you’ve learned to value the big things like health, life, family, home, job, income and love. You’ve also learned to value the teeny tiny little things — the things that are a pick-me-up to these endless days that we are blessed enough to be home. THAT’S what this blog post is about. In it, I’ll share what my favorite Amazon purchases have been during the pandemic.

 

The links that you’ll find here are links that will take you to Amazon, where you may want to learn more about or purchase the products that I share. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but if you use my links, this blog will benefit monetarily.

Let’s Focus On the Important Things First

And before we go on, can I just send you a virtual high-five and a virtual hug letting you know HOW proud of you I am for making it THIS far? REALLY! It’s no easy thing. There are so many we’ve lost along the way. But YOU are HERE. And I’m proud of you and how you’ve been the Super Woman that’s taken care of yourself and your family.

If you’re a mom, instead of being LESS busy (like everybody else says they are as a result of the pandemic), you’re MORE busy than EVER. So these blessings, which in this blog post refer to the Amazon purchases, go a LONG way in bringing us joy. I’m not a materialist. After all, I named this blog what I named it, not Amazon blessings. 😉 However, when we couldn’t control the world, being able to open Amazon and have things shipped to us in 2 days, while still social distancing, truly was a blessing. = )

My Amazon Favorites During The Pandemic

Here are the things that have brought me the most joy during this pandemic and I hope they bring you the most joy as well.

Earrings That Say on You 100% of The Time


I LOVE earrings. I’m the type of girl who felt wasn’t wearing any clothing if I didn’t have earrings on when I went out. My outfit NEVER seems complete without them.

To me, earrings are more important than makeup and even how you do your hair and nails. Heck, they’re even more important than clothing itself.

 

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My Favorite Apps of All Time by Haydee Montemayor on Love and Treasure that you can find by visiting www.loveandtreasure.com

My Favorite Apps Of All Time

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We all love our phones.

 

But what we love more than our phones themselves are the apps on our phones. They are the spice of our phones. With them, our phones transform themselves from merely being a device to call on to a device that we can enjoy.

 

So, today I want to share some of my favorite apps, that even though I’m sharing them in this time of year, they’re actually some of my all-time favorite apps.

 

Please know that some of the links below are affiliate links which means that if you purchase something through my link, I’ll receive a small commission without costing you any extra.

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Top 5 lessons I Learned in 2018 That Can Help You And Me Squeeze The Most Goodness Out Of 2019 by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog (www.loveandtreasure.com )

Top 5 lessons I Learned in 2018 That Can Help You And Me Squeeze The Most Goodness Out Of 2019

First of all, Happy 2019, my friend!

Sending you a big hug 🤗!

There’s something amazing about being able to live one more year.

Regardless of whether last year was great for you or not, what we can ALL agree on is that this year, 2019 CAN be a better year than last year.

And if you’re already starting to doubt that it CAN be a better year, watch it! 😉

How great 2019 is, LARGELY depends on your attitude, so keep it in check.

 

My Top 2018 Lessons

A lot of people have published their review of 2018 and shared their New Year’s resolutions for 2019. I want to go beyond that.

Today, I want to share with you 5 lessons that I learned in 2018 that can help YOU squeeze out the most goodness in 2019. To make it more positive. And to allow you to have the most amount of joy.

 

Lesson 1: Despite The Challenges You Made It To The End Of Last Year And The Beginning Of The New Year

That ☝️ in and of itself is a blessing.

We can simply start from that frame of mind, and suddenly, things become more positive.

Last year may or may not have been the perfect year, but you’re here. Alive. Today. In a country, with internet, on a device that you were able to purchase because of everything that you have to contribute to the world via your talents and skills. Or if you were gifted your device, you had/have someone in your life who was this generous or who has a good job that allows you to have a device to read this blog on.

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Love and Treasure Holiday Gift Guide 2018 for holiday and Christmas gift guide 2018 on Love and Treasure www.loveandtreasure.com

Love and Treasure Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Somebody recently asked me if I love Black Friday.

I do, but I think I prefer Cyber Monday. 

And even though I like shopping, the things that bring me the MOST JOY lately are those that are the most useful for me — and that I actually use. 😉 

I call buying these types of things “mindful shopping.” It allows me to make mindful purchases that save money and provide an extra personal touch when it comes to gift giving.

 

What Type Of Gift-giver Am I And what type Of Gift-giver Do I Encourage You To Be?

Sometimes, I wish my income was so unlimited that I could give iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iWatches to everybody and call it a day.

Why? Because I know that pretty much everyone would enjoy one of these products.

But, since I don’t have unlimited Christmas funds, I do the next best thing, which is to give people gifts based on who they are, what they like AND what could benefit them.

In other words, I’m a practical gift-giver.

Which is kind of ironic, come to think of it, because I’m a very sentimental person. But I would like things to last, be used over and over again and make me feel loved, every day, if possible.

For example, if I were to get a romantic gift… and I had the choice between flowers and jewelry… I would go with the jewelry— regardless of how expensive or inexpensive the jewelry is.

Not because jewelry tends to be more expensive in general, but because that piece of jewelry will be something that I could use for years and decades.

The roses, on the other hand, won’t last forever… although I do like to take pictures of the flowers I get in order to prolong their lifeline and remember the joy they brought me because I do like them.

Buying Thoughtful, Practical and Lasting Gifts For People Is The Key To Gift-giving.

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My Favorite Products from The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 2018 Ultimate Bundle

As you may know, The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is available until midnight on October 15th, 2018.

That means that you have to make a pretty quick decision as to whether or not you want it. But I want to help you make a wise decision.

If you haven’t read my post, 4-Minute Summary Of The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit , you should in order to get a quick idea of what it entails. Or you can just head on over to the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit website to jump in the deal.

Today, I want to share with you what my favorite products from the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit bundle are. I’m just giving you a handful so that you get an idea, but the vast majority of the products are wonderful, these are just my crème de la crème top-picks.

Let’s jump right in!

 

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4- Minute Summary Of The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 2018 By Ultimate Bundles

One of my favorite times of year is Fall.

Fall leaves, leather boots, sweaters, hot chocolate, pumpkin desserts, the color orange, cool air, you name it, I love it.

BUT one of the things that I ALSO love about fall isss… that it’s time for the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 2018!

YAY!

If you’re a blogger, know a blogger, wanna be a blogger, or want to do a solid for one of the bloggers that you totally admire even if it’s from afar…

I highly recommend that you take a look at the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit (GBT)  (or share this post with them).

 

What Is The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?

It is a bundle of resources in which many bloggers, entrepreneurs and authors have pitched into by providing their eBooks, eCourses, printable packs, workbooks, templates, stock photo packs and membership sites at an insanely discounted price.

Ultimate Bundles offers many bundles throughout the year, but the GENIUS Blogger’s Toolkit is my personal favorite (I’ve bought it for the past 3 years) and it happens to be one of the Ultimate Bundles’ most popular bundles.

So if you’re a blogger it’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Why is it that special?

In a nutshell, instead of getting 1 course for x amount of money, you get an ENTIRE bundle worth thousands of dollars for less than the cost of 1 course.

The sale is SO insane that it is available for just a limited time. The GBTK will just be available for just 6 days.

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My Lifestyle Favorites For Spring 2017 (Part 2)

Last week, I shared with you some of the items I’ve greatly been enjoying My Lifestyle Favorites For Spring 2017 (Part 1)My Lifestyle Favorites For Spring 2017 (Part 1) that included the following categories:

  • plugins
  • digital products
  • family products
  • office products
  • fashion items
  • food and
  • baby/kid products

Today, I’d like to share MORE of my favorites with you because I think that you’ll also enjoy them in the seasons ahead.

 

 

Multi-media Favorites

Music

I love music. It relaxes me. It makes me happy.

 

But instead of sharing you ONE song that I’ve been enjoying, I want to share something even BETTER.

 

I have been enjoying Prime Music , which is included with your  Amazon Prime membership.

Prime Music Logo on Haydee Montemayor 's blog Love and Treasure www.loveandtreasure.com

 

Basically, Prime Music is a service that allows you to play one of 2 million, ad-free, on-demand songs on your computer, on your Android Tablet, iOS tablet, Android Phone, iOS phone or on your hands-free speakers from Amazon’s Alexa family.  (Just for reference, Amazon’s Echo Dot 2nd generation, has about 4 times as many reviews as the Harry Potter movie with the most reviews.  People are really liking these hands-free speakers).

 

Personally, I use Prime Music on my cell phone, on my computer’s web browser and on my own Wi-fi enabled speakers.

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My Lifestyle Favorites For Spring 2017 (Part 1)

Is it just me or has 2017 gone by in a flash?

 

You probably feel it’s gone in a flash, too.

 

So, before any more time slips out of our hands, let me share some of my Spring 2017 Lifestyle Favorites that you can enjoy this Spring and beyond.

 

Some of these links are affiliate links. All opinions are my own, and I share these products with you because I think you’ll REALLY love them.

 

Do You Feel Guilty Just Thinking About Shopping?

Hey, I get it.

 

When you have little ones, what you want to do is buy things for them. Buy what they need, not necessarily what you want.

 

But, let me share a favorite plugin, that will make you feel a little bit better about buying online.

 

Ready?

 

It’s called Ebates.

 

If you haven’t tried Ebates, you’re in for a very special treat. Can I be super honest with you? I had heard several people raving about

Can I be super honest with you? Several years ago, I had heard several people raving about Ebates , but I didn’t sign up. It kept on pushing this task off, thinking that this wasn’t as cool of a plugin as people said it was.

 

But boy, was I wrong! And it potentially cost me hundreds of dollars as a result of not having signed up earlier.

 

Why do I say this?

 

Because within days of signing up, I had earned about $25.56 dollars cash back, given that I had made a few more purchases than usual (you’ll see some of these purchases below).

 

If you sign up for Ebates through this link, you’ll get $10.00 in bonus cash back right away. Pretty sweet, right?

 

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5 Ways To Embrace Your Inner Artist (Part 2) 5.12.17 by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure Blog www.loveandtreasure.com

5 Ways To Embrace Your Inner Artist (Part 2)

In the previous post, we talked about the first 3 out of the 5 ways to embrace your inner artist. Today, we will explore the rest.

 

4) A Pristine, Clean Home Isn’t The Goal

There is a time and place to teach your kids to take care of themselves. But unless paint, glitter, glue or something super hard to clean is being thrown all around, don’t worry too much about the mess that your kid can be making while making art.

 

Two posts ago, I shared that deciding where to make art was important. I also recommended using an art mat to protect your table.

 

But overall, know that you will see glue sticks out, crayons out, artwork on your home surfaces, paint projects drying. It’s normal.

 

It’s common to see this kind of stuff in homes where kids are just being kids, but if you’re homeschooling your kids with the Mother Goose Time Curriculum, expect to see these artistic products and finished projects even more.

 

“The art supplies, art projects and kid messes you feel overwhelmed by today, will probably be the things you miss most when your kids leave the nest.” – Haydee Montemayor

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10 Reasons You'll Love Mother Goose Time 4.14.17 by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog www.loveandtreasure.com

12 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mother Goose Time

In a world filled with too much information and too many products, it’s difficult to choose. So, what do we do? We read reviews, such as those on Amazon and we ask for recommendations from people who are in a similar situation as us.  So if you’re wondering what preschool curriculum you should choose, here are 10 reasons why you’ll love Mother Goose Time.

 

12 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mother Goose Time

 

Reason #1: You Get To Make Your Child A Priority

We have way too many things to fill our day with.

 

It doesn’t matter if you stretch your days horizontally and wake up earlier and go to bed later… you’ll always have more to do.

 

It also doesn’t matter if you stretch your days vertically and work every weekend and weekday, you still probably won’t have enough time to do all that you want to do.

 

So, I have a tip for you that I often have to remind myself of:

"Instead of thinking of the million different reasons why you can't spend more time with your child, make it your #1 daily goal to actually spend time with your child." - Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog www.loveandtreasure.com

“Instead of thinking of the million different reasons why you can’t spend more time with your child, make it your #1 daily goal to actually spend time with your child.” – Haydee Montemayor

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