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Happy Friday!!! I am in the midst of No-School November here in New Jersey and this week the kids are off Thursday and Friday. Between the in school parent visitation days, the Halloween parties and half days creeping up on me at the end of the month I think I will be at home more than at my full time job. Luckily, thanks to powerful wi-fi from my Netgear Nighthawk Router, my Macbook Pro, Ninja Coffee Maker and Netflix I have have the necessities to entertain my kids and get my work done!! The one thing I don’t have is a home office so I bounce around from the living room to the dining room table and sometimes I hide in my room too.
Today my Fresh Picks post is dedicated to all the Mamas out there that just need to get stuff done. From work, dinner, entertaining kids and carpooling to laundry, more laundry and even more work; this post is for you!! I also asked facebook friends what their must haves are for working at home so thanks to them for so many great suggestions!!
For me, I can’t even start dreaming of being a functioning member of society without my coffee. I LOVE my newest Ninja Coffee Maker. I am not into frothing my drinks and just like a basic regular cup of coffee but the Ninja (w/frother that I don’t use!) has so many size settings so if my husband wants some I can up the size that I make or if I need that 2pm small cup to get me going till 8:30 bedtimes I can make a small cup. It’s super easy to clean, fill and set for the next morning.
A friend said she has all her apple products lined up. I thought this was brilliant and what I need is a nice, neat and organized charging station!!! I love this one because it can hold your phone, iPad and Macbook. I also want one for my Apple Watch that the watch can sit on so it doesn’t slide off the charger.
Another friend, Jillian from Hello Splendid, suggested headphones…BRILLIANT!!! I have wants a pair of Beats by Dre since they first came out. Not sure if I want them to listen to the music as much as I want them for my love of Dre but either way, if I could focus on work and not here “get off me” “you’re mean” and “MOMMY” all day it would be helpful!
I have been thinking of the Amazon Echo for a while and my friend Nicole from The Twinery said it’s awesome. I am pretty obsessed with Apple Radio, if you don’t have it…get it!!! In my opinion it blows all the other streaming music brands away. Easy search, great stations and since I love everything Apple it’s just so intuitive to me and my compatible to my products. I need the Amazon Echo!
I don’t have a home office but wish I did. In my next house we will have another bedroom which I am calling MINE and setting up a table so I never have to put away my silhouette!! I also would love to have a bulletin board like the one below.
Right next to the bulletin board I want a Cork Board. Then I can hang up pictures of craft inspirations…oh and of course my children who won’t be in there because I will have a lock on the door, hah!!
A good mug is a MUST!!! I am obsessed with all of the mugs from Natural Life, I have so many!! They are the perfect size to hug in your hands and sip your coffee or tea.
Brandi from Mama Knows it All recommended a good water bottle. I am so weird about water, I know I need to drink more of it but if I don’t have the right water bottle I just don’t drink enough. I NEED a straw, must have a straw and but extra large so I don’t have to refill my cup over and over.
Many of my friends recommended the iPad Pro. I have one, my friends at Netflix sent it recently me one (love them!!) and I haven’t sat down long enough to dive into how awesome it is. I am pretty obsessed with my laptop but with all iPad Pro suggestions I think I need to focus and try it out!
One thing I can never balance in on the days I am at home is cooking dinner. It always seems to be 4pm when I realize I never took anything out to make for dinner. I think a crock pot could change all that, with proper advance early morning planning.
A wireless printer has become a must have just in our every day lives not only for me for work. Printing coloring sheets for the kids, homework and for me to print forms that need signatures. I have the HP Envy and it’s awesome plus prints great photos.
In an effort to keep the air fresh, clean and calm I like to use my new Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser. I love the look of the Ellia Gather Diffuser too, I can set it to change colors or stay on just a white light color. It just add that extra element of calm to an otherwise hectic juggle.
Since I don’t have the actual office I wish I did, storage is a must. This little home storage bin system is great for all the office items I need to use in my dining room!
Some other items my friends suggested:
- Good Pens
- Fuzzy Socks
- Amazon Prime Account
- Bose Headphone
- Bose Wireless speaker
- Apple Watch
What is on your MUST HAVE list?????
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