From the hottest cool weather fashion to Fall cleanup hacks, and even an amazing natural gel for quick muscle and joint pain relief after spending hours raking up leaves, I hope you enjoy my latest roundup helpful, "10 Fall Trends That'll Do a Body Good" - Let's go!!
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Fall cleanup is no joke. It's one of the only things I miss about city living: not having to spend hours and hours raking leaves - it's EXHAUSTING!!! But there is a hack - you've got to invest in an amazing leaf blower, the lighter the better. With 75 mph of wind speed powers and weighing only TWO POUNDS, ZoomBroom** Lightweight Cordless Stick Blower is pretty much the best combo of lightweight and powerful leaf blower on the market!!
But you don't have to take my word for it - it was listed in Good Housekeeping's 2023 Best Cleaning & Organizing Awards! You still gotta get all those leaves to the curb or into biodegradable bags, but this powerful blower will save you TONS of time and energy!
2. Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief Gel:
This oil-free all-natural gel features Witch Hazel and timed release menthol for 2-5 hours of muscle and joint pain relief, and reduction of inflammation. The perfect treatment of everything from your monthly cramps to sore muscles after a hard workout or raking leaves! The pain relief gel is available in roll on or tube, and they also have Arnica boost and a hot/cold therapy pack!
3. Have FUN with Fitness!!
We know it's important to exercise our body, mind, and spirit. We need to get the heart pumping and the muscles moving! If you find working out tedious and boring, let this be the year you find something fun and exciting!! There are so many kinds of workouts and classes to choose from, but one at the top of my MUST TRY list is Bungee Assisted Cardio (aka Sling Bungee / Bungee Fitness / Aerial Bungee). You may have seen this on TikTok - you're harnessed in and let the bungee ropes help you lunge, dance, leap, and fly across the room. It's a low-impact, high-intensity cardio workout and it looks like SO much fun. It's been gaining momentum over the past couple of years, so you may be able to find a class near you, just search for a "bungee fitness near me" or something like that! If any one is in northern NJ or NYC and wants to try a class with me, leave a comment, I'm SO IN!
4. Metallic Boots
According to Glamour's "12 Fall 2023 Fashion Trends You’ll Actually Want to Wear", metallic footwear is IN this fall! But this roundup is all about products that will do your body good, so of course we're looking at warm, comfy and supportive metallic fall footwear. Take a look at these fun and shiny chelsea boots, flats, and rain boots!
5. Take your bedding to the next level
From a thick plush comforter to a cervical support memory foam pillow that cradles your neck, now is the time to get take your bedding to the next level so you'll be warm and cozy all winter long! But don't stop at upgrading your comforter and head pillow. If you need help with hip, neck, or back pain, you may want to give these half moon and knee support pillows** a try!! And if you need an extra layer during winter, we LOVE this 10x10 plush blanket** over our comforter, it adds warmth and also acts as a weighted blanket, SO comfy and cozy, and it's perfect over our queen so we're never fighting over blanket LOL!!
6. Elevated Athleisure
According to Glam in their "20 Fall 2023 Fashion Trends To Know Now" article, "elevated athleisure is going to be one of this fall's most wearable trends, and we're here for it"! What's this mean? Take your typical super comfy athleisure (yoga pants and sports bra set or hoodie and sweat pants) and elevate with a necklace or bag, heels or boots, or swap out the spandex leggings for leather! Here are some fun items to inspire:
7. Heated Vest
Whether hiking, horseback riding, raking leaves, or waiting for the kiddos at the bus stop, a rechargeable heated vest is going to keep your core warm without restricting your movement, so we are LOVING this technology! There are many brands out there, I love this heated vest by Doace** (see my demo video below). Wear it as is in spring or fall, or layer under a bigger coat to stay toasty warm all winter!!
8. Cozy Coat
In fall you want to stay warm but look cute, no better way to do that than in a fuzzy teddy bear jacket, faux fur coat, or thick oversized cardigan!! Here are some top rated amazingly awesome ones to add to cart:
9. House Slippers
If you're not an outdoor-shoe-free household yet, get on board, because your home will be so much cleaner!! But don't worry, you don't have to be barefoot (which can be quite cold and uncomfortable during the colder months)! On the contrary, this is the time of year to make sure you have great cozy house slippers on hand that will benefit you in a number of ways:
10. Comfier Gardening Hacks
If you love flowers, fall means hitting the garden to swap out dying summer flowers for hardier ones like mums! We've got some favorites to help you tend to your garden with more comfort and style! From a knee saving pad** (for gardening and giving kids/pets baths) and protective gardening gloves to rain boots and sun hats, check these out:
It's that time of year... time for TOYS TOYS and more TOYS!!! I'm heading to event after event to bring you the best toys for Christmas 2023!! The first event of the season was The Toy Insider's 2023 Holiday of Play! Be sure to watch my highlights video with some great toy demos, with affiliate links to all the toys below to help you get your shopping done!!
Disclaimer: Affiliate links below - as an Amazon associate, I receive commission from qualified purchases made after clicking below links, they help fund the blog - thank you!!!
My favorite toys in order of appearance in the above video:
1. Beast Lab from Moose Toys
2. Dog-E Interactive Robot Dog
3. Style Bae
4. Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Interactive Dobby
5. Firefighter Dolls
6. NeeDoh by Schylling Gumdrop, Nice Cube
7. Fingerlings Luna Unicorn
8. Tamagotchi Uni
9. Hot Wheels Rift Rally
Toy Insider's HOT 20 List:
Toy Insider's 12 under $20 List (i.e. great birthday and holiday gifts!!)
The Toy Insider's STEM 10:
Have a tip about 2023 hottest toy or trending products?? Leave a comment below or shoot me an email!! I have a few more fun toy events coming up including 2023 New York Toy Fair, so stay tuned!!
Tomorrow (Saturday, September 9, 2023 from from 9AM - 3PM) Cedar Grove NJ is holding their annual townwide garage sale!!
They provided a PDF list of homes participating, but they're in alphabetical order BY STREET NUMBER, not by street or area... so I thought I'd help myself and others out by plotting them in Google Maps below.
Feel free to use this tomorrow, and leave a message below or email me if you're on the map and want to add photos or description of some items you're selling to the map!!!
**HOW TO USE MAP**
1. click top right icon "view larger map"
2. click on address to get more info or directions
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