Hacks of the Day

Today’s hacks are laundry related.

Horizontal photo female hands putting dirty laundry into washing machine
Horizontal photo female hands putting dirty laundry into washing machine
  1. If you use fabric softener sheets, always cut them half. A half-sheet works as well as a whole sheet in most cases. I have never noticed a difference, and I’ve been doing this for years.
  2. Do NOT use softeners with your towels. It may seem strange, but softeners of any kind will actually wear out your towels and make them less soft over time.

Have Fun Coloring!

unique coloring book square page for adults - floral authentic carpet design, joy to older children and adult colorists, who like line art and creation, vector illustration

Coloring is making a comeback! If you haven’t checked out all the cool new coloring books for adults, you are missing out. Coloring is supposed to be stress-relieving and just plain fun. You can use crayons, colored pencils or markers to make your coloring pages come alive. Amazon has some great choices so you’ll want to give it a try soon.

Here are a few coloring books that are specifically geared towards stress relief:

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns

Color Me Calm

Creative Coloring Inspirations

Color Me Stress Free


Here are some books for animal lovers:

Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book

Dover Creative Haven Art Nouveau Animal Designs 

Creative Haven Owls

Stress Relieving Animal Designs

Unique Animal Designs

If you just want to relax and color some beautifully designed pages, check out these coloring books:

Detailed Designs and Beautiful Patterns

Creative Haven Whimsical Gardens

Secret Garden

Flower Designs

Enchanted Forest


If you prefer more abstract designs:

Deco Tech Geometric

Paisley Designs

Mystical Mandala

Outside the Lines


Oodles of Doodles


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Best Pain Relief Cream

I was excited to try this pain relief cream from Arnica.

The Arnica cream comes in a nice package, which protects the jar inside.

arnica crm in box


I have a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders from working on a computer all day, which give me headaches.This pain relief cream from Arnica had no strong smell to add to my headache discomfort.

The pain relief cream has just the right conistency. It is not too thick and not too thin. Having the right consistency makes the cream easy to apply. There is no greasiness, either, since the Arnica cream absorbs really fast once you apply to the skin.
arnica crm opened
I used the cream before I went to bed, also, and I woke up without pain or soreness. I sometimes have some pain in my back and hip, but after I used the Arnica cream this went away as well.

My husband also used the cream for a migraine and it really helped. Not too much usually works on a migraine, so I was impressed.

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