So…I did this thing..

Yes, I did this thing. Finally I have everything in one place. My photography fine art prints, and now….everything I love so you can easily find it. Some are amazon affiliate links (yes I may receive a very small stipend). Some products may take a couple of weeks to arrive, for example my photography has to be printed, but you can now easily find it all here on my blog.

Just go to www.simplylynn.net click menu then All the Things.

Here you will find All the Pretty Things.

From doggy loves

Dog leash

To the funnest accessories

Fashionable rain coat with floral details

Everything planners…because who doesn’t love planning

Washi staple for planners

Planners for planning

How fun is this! So stop buy and take a look at all of the Pretty things.

Happy Planners to Travel Notebooks what’s the scoop?

I loved my planner organizer. Every year it was nothing less than joy when I bought a new year of refills, and a pretty pen. Sometime around 2008 paper planners took a back seat to digital calendars. Just like any good organized person, I went with the current trend. The excitement just wasn’t there so I eventually went back to a paper organizer. I was planning when planning wasn’t cool. 😁

There must have been a quiet explosion because suddenly there are planners everywhere.🤷 There are people selling planners EVERYWHERE. Just go to DIY on Instagram. 🤦

Last year after much research and one heck of a hobby lobby sale I became the proud owner of two new organizers and ALL of the accessories. It was incredible. It was short lived. I realized that it was overwhelming and they were just too thick to really be handy. So I split them up. One for household one for personal goals. They became a weekly planning event, but not daily. I really needed daily. However I refused to spend much on my next planners.

So after much research I ended up at Wal-Mart (insert gasps from all of the planner snobs). I found two that would work perfectly. First I needed a travel notebook for notes, coupons, receipts, random doodles etc. I found this need little notebook. It’s A5 size, leather, and it’s pink.. $7.85 All things must match. But I thought it was plain and uninspiring. So I purchased some puffy stickers. See the results below. Before and after.

Next I needed a daily calendar. So I picked up a happy planner mini. Perfect for appointments, and for others to add to my schedule. $15.00 I ordered a mini cover from amazon (pink) and I’ll be all set. It will be handy to have it with me.

While it’s fine to enjoy personalizing your planners it’s important for them to have a usable purpose. The majority of planner related things that you run across are just people trying to sell you planner stuff. So set a budget and think about why you want one, then do your research.

I love them!

Food Failures

Disclaimer: No affiliation, no links, no selling. Just opinion. Mine!

Yuk! Have you ever discovered a new food or recipe only to be completely disgusted? Well you are not alone. In my desire for a healthier inside, and as a coach I have tried, and been a guinea pig for an unordinarny amount of new food products, and recipes. Also because I’m always dealing with my own weight struggles I’ve tried many different diet programs only to be reaffirmed – calories in vs calories out.

Let’s begin with a main staple

Almond milk. You really need to like almonds to drink squished almonds.

Coconut milk. After a few uses I can honestly say I no longer like coconuts.

Combine the two- which I was actually excited that will decided to marry the two. Coffee here we come..and down the drain it went. Disgusting.

Protein shakes in coffee- a lot of people really like this one. I’m not a fan. Only because I don’t like vanilla.

Coconut flour– The end result is dry so add oil if you are baking. Otherwise it’s much healthier than basic flour.

Almond flour-From fried foods to using it in combination with coconut flour the uses are endless.

Pysillium Husk– Some recipes call for this. No, no, and no.

Meal Replacement options- They can serve a purpose. Most are hardly palatable. I enjoy Larabars, recently I tried Slim Fast keto bars. Both are good, they serve a purpose, but always opt for real food when you can.

Halo Top – seriously over priced, very little flavor, and doesn’t not resemble ice cream.

Whisps– Quite tasty, a ton of crunch. They come in a ridiculously over sized bag.

Smart cakes– The small size was surprisingly small. Flavor is pretty good, defiantly will kill a craving for a cup cake. Shipping is painfully long. Another downfall is you need to keep them cool.

Chocbark– Amazing! They have a permanent place in my life.

Roasted Brussels sprouts– season well, they are delightful like this.

Kerry Gold Butter– yes it really is the best butter.

These are just a few, if there is something that you want to try drop me a note. I’ll let you know my opinion.

The Instapot food Instantly

Disclaimer

As always no affiliation, no product links, no BS. Just my own personal opinion.

I am terrified of pressure cookers. Well not really anymore, but I do have a healthy respect for them. The instapot is a pressure cooker. So if you have one, or you plan to get one READ ALL THE THINGS!!!

In my strive to eat healthy all of the days of the week the instapot, and all of its accessories now reside in their own personal cabinet. I was simply amazed when I cooked a frozen whole chicken in 1 1/5. I was delighted to cook three racks of ribs in 45 minutes and they fell off the bones.

Take out has been virtually eliminated in our house. Not only is it fast, but the flavors and juices are wonderful. Meat is tender, veggies delightful, and cleanup is pretty quick too.

There have been injuries. Please take careful precautions, and don’t buy off brands.

Happy cooking!