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Best of The Good Things Lists from 2018

Good Things List-Best of 2018

Which issues from The Good Things lists in 2018 have been one of the best? Plus updates on evaluations and the films & TV which are rewatchable.

Good Things List-Best of 2018

As I’ve been wanting again at 2018, sharing your favourite recipes & DIY tasks right here, and my objectives right here (and searching ahead to sharing one of the best books I learn quickly), I began to consider the issues I talked about and used. Particularly the issues I discussed within the new month-to-month collection I began in 2018 referred to as The Good Things Listing.

Are they nonetheless good? Do I nonetheless use them? How are they working? Typically we bloggers point out issues that appear cool, however then we by no means contact on them once more. I’ve tried to revisit issues through the years, since I feel it goes an extended method to transparency and belief (for instance, I up to date this text on nettle tea and Brian and I did an replace episode on the podcast), however time will get away typically, you already know?

However I additionally assume seeing what’s working for others is a good way to seek out issues which may be just right for you. I’ve gotten some of my greatest recommendations of issues to learn, watch, and purchase from the bloggers I comply with. And so that is what I hope you achieve from this “Best Of” The Good Things Listing – that you’d discover one thing that may change, assist, encourage, or make lovely a bit of half of your life.

A Actually Good Factor

However first, I need to share a very good factor that basically did change my cooking life once I lastly obtained it to work for me and my household:

Meal Planning.

It’s helped me and my household to eat higher, saved us cash, helped the setting (much less meals waste if you plan), and lowered the stress degree I all the time had round Four:30 every afternoon. I do know tons of us need to begin or keep wholesome consuming habits in 2019, however right here’s the factor: Wholesome meals don’t simply occur. I’ve discovered that the trail to well being (and supper time sanity) begins with a plan.


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Best of The Good Things Record

Listed here are one of the best good issues that I’m nonetheless utilizing and recommending, in no specific order (besides the films I might watch once more are in any respect on the backside!):

Grove Bubble Up brush set.

Bubble Up Brush from Grove Collaborative. Whereas I acquired my first Bubble Up Brush in 2016, I discussed it in a single of the primary Good Things Listing as a result of I exploit it – and am grateful for it – on a regular basis. When anybody involves my home and helps with dishes, they point out how cool it’s. And actually I gave it as Christmas presents this yr – and you already know that’s an endorsement!

I’ve truly seen this different locations, however I do know it solely from Grove, an organization I’ve talked about many occasions for the standard and mission of their merchandise. In case you are new to Grove nonetheless, you will get a $10 credit score on a $20 order once you use this hyperlink.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lover. These things continues to amaze me – it actually does keep on all day. There’ll nonetheless be some left at night time once I take away my make-up. The solely factor I’ve discovered is that once you depart it on full power it does are likely to cake within the corners of your mouth later within the day. My answer is to blot the lipstain with a tissue once I apply it. Voila – drawback solved. Plus I just like the extra delicate shade by way of common days.

I’ve tried a number of different colours (although I’ve simply observed they’ve come out with some new ones), however haven’t been proud of something aside from the Lover colour.


Baja Recent‘s a la carte tacos. The price has increased a bit but it’s nonetheless the perfect deal (beneath $Four) with free chips and their enjoyable salsa bar. We go there fairly a bit and sometimes take individuals there and it’s all the time nice meals. Tip: I’ve signed up for his or her emails they usually often ship out coupons for $2 off a $10 order or $5 off a $20 order, so should you’re a fan, too, undoubtedly enroll!

LG washer and dryer

LG Washer & Dryer – are we nonetheless proud of the brand new washer and dryer we bought final January?

Sure, we’re. I used to be frightened once we first acquired the washer as a result of I had heard you may see that the water didn’t cowl all the garments, so how might they be getting clear? Properly, that did occur, so I discovered that I don’t simply hit “normal wash” on regular masses, I additionally select “water plus” and “extra rinse.” The time will change to a ridiculous 1 hr. 22 min nevertheless it goes right down to 53 minutes after the machine auto adjusts the load. This works nice and all our garments are coated and clear.

Oh, and my particular objective in getting a prime loader was to scrub our white slipcovers and be capable of soak them and I’m loving this washer for that! It’s a lot giant at Four.5 cu. ft. for it, too.

The particular fashions we obtained aren’t out there anymore (and I don’t assume they’re making the entrance management panels anymore, both, although I like them). Listed here are the newer variations of ours I discovered for those who’re :

LG ENERGY STAR® Four.5 cu. ft. Capability Prime Load Washer with ColdWash™ Know-how
LG ENERGY STAR® 7.Three cu. ft. Electrical Dryer with Sensor Dry Know-how

LAColors Matte Eyeshadow pallet

L.A. Colours Matte Eyeshadow pallet in Brown Tweed. This has been my solely eye shade since shopping for it final spring (I’m fairly spare on make-up, solely shopping for the handful of issues I exploit frequently – no have to “organize my makeup,” ha!) and I nonetheless assume it’s nice for the worth. It’s onerous to seek out matte colours – and wrinkles don’t like sparkles – so this can be a good solution to get all the colours I’d use in matte.

The solely factor I discussed is that I assumed this may final greater than a yr and now I do know it gained’t final even a yr – I’m operating out now and might want to order a brand new pallet this month. However I’ll undoubtedly be ordering!

Scrabble Tiles for Game night

Our household recreation nights. We do that twice a month and I’d advocate it to anybody! Seize household and/or buddies who’re and schedule it in – you’ll be glad you probably did. Go right here to learn extra on how we construction ours.

Opal Round Stud Earrings

Cheap opal Spherical Stud Earrings. I’m sporting the white model of these as I sort this – and I just about put on them 24/7 until I’m going someplace that I would like fancier earrings for. The setting is sweet high quality, not reacting to being worn on a regular basis with my pores and skin in any respect. They keep in and look good. Plus, it’s nonetheless an incredible worth (they usually got here on separate playing cards, so you’ll be able to present the others when you don’t need all three – bonus!).

Apple airpods

Apple Airpods. I simply realized I discussed these in TWO Good Things Lists final yr – oops! However I assume meaning I actually, actually like them, proper? And I nonetheless do – and now Brian does, too, since my daughter and I received some for him for his birthday. They’re a ridiculous worth (why does Apple do that to us?) however as a splurge, they actually do make life a bit simpler and undoubtedly extra enjoyable.

I put on them gardening, DIY-ing, cooking, and cleansing they usually’ve but to fall out. Snug and so handy, I extremely advocate them in case you can swing it.

Brieftons Spiralizer

Brieftons QuickFold 5-Blade Spiralizer. Okay, now that I’ve obtained a quantity of months underneath my belt with this I can say that, sure, it’s straightforward to make use of and retailer, however all these blades are complicated and it hasn’t spiralized carrots good for me but. Perhaps it was the blade I selected? It really works nice for zoodles, although!

Right here’s a tip on storing zoodles for Three-Four days within the fridge after spiralzing I discovered: line a gallon ziplock baggie with paper towels and lay your zoodles within the towel, zip and retailer. I truly assume they prepare dinner higher after storing a day or two like this as a result of some of the moisture is absorbed. Attempt it and let me know what you assume!

K-cup pods

Absolutely Compostable San Francisco Bay k-cups in French Roast DECAF. That is nonetheless one of the most effective cups of decaf espresso I can get at house. So many decafs within the retailer are medium roast or flavored and I like a robust bodied good cup of espresso. The French roast delivers and I’ve it every day.

That is additionally the one model I’ve discovered that made compostable k-cups which are reasonably priced. You will get them on Amazon for beneath $30 for 80 cups with Subscribe & Save. (Questioning what Subscribe & Save is? I wrote about how I exploit it right here to save lots of)

cuisinart classic food processor

Cuisinart Basic Meals Processor. Nicely, I don’t know if this can be a “best” however I did need to replace you on my meals processor dilemma. I wrote right here about needing to switch my previous basic and the way I wasn’t positive concerning the up to date mannequin. All I needed was the identical 7-cup mannequin, which is tough to seek out in another manufacturers (it’s lots huge for us and I simply didn’t need an enormous 11-cup machine to cope with).

The primary situation was the odd pusher that consisted of three separate pushers that you simply lock or unlock. One doesn’t come out utterly, so to make use of the complete sized feed tube the meals needed to match solely contained in the tube in order that you possibly can nonetheless lock it in and get the machine to run. Arrrghhh. After coping with it a number of occasions, I enlisted Brian to assist me and we broke off the 2 plastic items that have been stopping the pusher to be eliminated. That did it! Now I can a minimum of use it like a traditional processor, although different issues nonetheless bug me about all these pushers (like cleansing for one…). That is undoubtedly a case of taking one thing splendidly easy and virtually ruining it with problems.

I’m not even positive what it is best to do with this evaluate! In case you are in search of a 7-cup, fairly priced machine that has an excellent motor, this can be the one for you – in the event you can adapt it like we did. If not, look some other place.

Vegetable Gardening The Easy Way_iPad

Vegetable Gardening the Straightforward Method. Properly, you’re not stunned that I might point out the gardening e-book I wrote final yr, are you? These are all the information and methods I exploit to develop a vegetable backyard that doesn’t exhaust me a lot that I can’t benefit from the bountiful harvests.

My general hope with that is to encourage everybody to develop some meals, whether or not it’s one mattress with lettuce close to the home or an entire again 40 – it actually is feasible to do it with much less work! Right here’s the web page the place you possibly can study extra.

Me Too Zoey Booties

Me Too Zoey Bootie. In fact I couldn’t let a greatest of listing go by with out these snug booties I raved about in a pair locations (Good Things, Podcast’s Cool Things, and 2018’s Present Information). I’ve since gotten a black pair, too, which changed an uncomfortable pair. Oddly, I feel I want a pair of inserts within the black pair – don’t you hate that when the identical type will match in a different way in several colours? (Don’t get me began on Previous Navy’s denims…). They’re nonetheless snug, although, with no toe pinching and I’m nonetheless so completely happy I found these!

The Films & TV I’d Watch Once more

Listed here are the films & TV from final yr’s Good Things Lists that I’d watch once more (I’m planning an entire separate article on the most effective books of 2018, so search for that quickly!):

The Biggest Showman. Simply pure enjoyable with feel-good tales and music.

Black Panther. An excellent story and never your typical superhero film.

Recreation Night time film!! In all probability my favourite of the yr, I truly can’t wait to observe it once more, I laughed so arduous.

Loopy Wealthy Asians. One other enjoyable film that had coronary heart and a very good ethical lesson.

The Good Place. The solely TV to make this listing as a result of our entire household is ready for the season to start out up once more. It’s been a very long time since we watched one thing reside on TV when it airs, however we work our Thursday evenings round this! NOTE: that is one collection that it’s a must to watch to ensure that it to make sense – older episodes can be found on Hulu and Netflix.

In order that’s it – one of the best of the most effective. What about you? Have you ever been utilizing any good issues I discussed in 2018? Or do you’ve some good issues I want to take a look at? Let me know – I’m all the time on the lookout for that subsequent factor!

Best of The Good Things Lists 2018