I started a new feature here on the blog called Jo’s Favorite Finds. In these posts, I’m going to share some things I’ve discovered. You might already know about them…and some you might not. Here are today’s featured items.
A sweet blog reader sent me these scissors after watching my free-form piecing Youtube video. I was struggling with an old pair of cheap scissors that I should probably just throw away. Oh my. I love these and should buy more. They are Karen Kay Buckley’s Scissors. You can find them HERE.
A blog reader asked how long the blade is. They are upstairs so I’m going to guess and say they are 3-3 1/2″ long. They are such nice scissors. I love them. THANKS SO MUCH!
My bed looks like a mess but… I had to leave it like this so you could see my latest favorite find…a weighted blanket. I had one and used it last winter but it was too heavy and I’d get too hot. I didn’t know a lot about weighted blankets at the time so went by the charts and they suggested I get a 20-pound version because of my size. It was too much. I bought this twelve-pound version and I LOVE IT. I got it HERE on Amazon. I typically keep it under my quilt but I had to have a photo so you could see what it looked like so I snapped a picture before I changed the sheets. This one is PERFECT for me.
I really do sleep MUCH better with it. The weight kind of calms me down. I don’t wake up as much in the night either. I used to wake up every night to go to the bathroom. I don’t as much since I’m sleeping with the weighted blanket. I think I must sleep a little deeper.
I need to buy another one as Kelli sleeps here after working overnight shifts. She steals mine off my bed. I think I’ll just buy another for the bed she uses.
I got new dog tags for Rosie and Izzy. I thought personalized dog tags would be expensive. NOPE! I got these from Amazon. HERE is the link.
You can pick from several shapes. Both sides can be engraved. I put the dogs’ names on one side in capital letters.
I put my name and phone number on the back.
The tags were only $3.99 each. They came really quickly too. I am very happy with them.
I am a sucker for Facebook ads. I saw this game in an ad and went on and bought it. Everyone loves it! You can find it HERE. It’s a wooden hockey game. A game lasts about five minutes. Young and old can play together. Here are Karl and Carver playing.
There is a rubber band. You can see Carver pulling a puck back. He will let it go. There is a hole in the middle and players are supposed to try to get the pucks through the hole. The winner is the person who has zero pucks on their half of the playing board.
I like it because it’s quick. We pull it out when Carver gets antsy waiting for supper. It’s easy, quick clean up and it occupies him for a few minutes. Carver giggles the entire time he plays. It’s hilarious to watch him play.
The grandkids keep losing my remote. Well, it isn’t exactly lost, I just can’t find it for a couple of hours. I got frustrated and ended up on Amazon ordering a two-pack of replacement remotes. It was only $12.99 for two. You can find Roku remotes HERE. I figured that it was better to spend the money than to be so frustrated.
They came a few days later. WHEW. I had that problem solved.
It just so happened that Kalissa came on the same day the remotes arrived. She came in carrying a package. She said she was so frustrated with her boys losing my remote that bought me a Tile. I hadn’t heard of that and didn’t have a clue what a Tile was.
Apparently, it’s a tracker. They have many different sizes and styles of these. They have ones that can slip into your wallet or purse. They have ones like this and also in a couple of other designs. They are great to put on your keyring if you’re one to lose your keys.
They are programmed through blue tooth. I can take my phone and pull up the app, press the button and the tile will beep and I can find the remote.
Transversely, I can go to the Tile that is with the remote and push the tile button twice. My phone will start beeping and I can find it. Hallelujah!! I misplace my phone all of the time.
You can have multiple Tiles and control them all with your phone. I know my son Buck could use one on his keys and his wallet. He misplaces them ALL of the time.
I wanted to make sure to share this because if you’re looking for a present for someone who has everything, this might be something different. You see the many different Tile options HERE on Amazon.
I can’t tell you how often I contact the kids via Messenger and tell one of them to call me so I can find my phone. This saves me so much embarrassment!!
That’s what I have for you this time around. Do you have any favorite finds that you’d like to share? Please them in the comment section. So many of us are shopping and are trying to find something for those hard-to-shop-for people. Help us out by sharing your finds.
**Before I go**
Did you see the live video I did last night? My daughter Kalissa helped me with it. I had a great time doing it. If you missed it and want to watch you can push the arrow button and watch it here or you can go to Youtube HERE, save the video, and later watch it on your television or device.
Everyone wants to know if I’ll do another live…I might. It all depends on the response I get. So far, so good…