4 Ways to Get Books for Cheap or Even Free!

Hey friends!

Today I’m going to share 4 ways to get book for cheap, and sometimes even free!

1. First up is the library! I know, I know it seems obvious, but just give me a second to explain more. Once you’ve signed up at your local library talk to the librarian about what they offer. Most libraries offer ebooks and audiobooks through an app like overdrive. You log on with your library card info and you can reserve books to read on your kindle or listen to an audiobook through the app. If the book you’re wanting is available that way you can always log into your library’s website and place a hold on the book you’re wanting so that when it is available they’ll let you know. It’s a great way to read for free!

2. Secondhand books! I like to go to Mr. K’s in Johnson City, TN. I also recently found out there’s a secondhand book store in Columbia, SC that I can’t wait to check out. You can also find secondhand books on www.thriftbooks.com the books are cheaper than when bought new, and if you find a store close to you they usually buy your books you no longer want and will give you store credit or cash!

3.  BookBub! So this is a website where you take a short survey, and put in your email address. Once you’re signed up they send you daily deals on books they think you’ll like! Some are even free!

4. Kindle Unlimited. This is a monthly subscription for ebooks. I like to think of it as Netflix for your kindle! Amazon normally gives you a free trial for a month to test the waters, and then after that it’s $9.99 a month. I was able to read all the Harry Potter books on here! Plus they are always adding new books, and some books are even available for audiobooks.

Also if you have Amazon Prime they offer First Reads which is where you pick one book of their selection for free! Every month! I like to wait till the end of the moth to check some of the reviews so I know which one I’ll like best.

If you don’t own a Kindle you’re able to download the app on your phone or tablet and read books that way!

Hope this helps! If you have any tips leave them below!

 

My Favorite Sweet Wines

Hey y’all!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite sweet wines! I used to think I wasn’t a wine drinker, but once I found ones I liked that quickly changed. I’m not a fan of bitter or dry wines. So if you are in the same boat and are wanting to try some sweet wines you’re in the right place! All of these wines are also reasonably priced- they’re all under $20.

 

Innocent Bystander Moscato. This is one of my favorites, but unfortunately it’s hard to find. I was able to find it in a Liquor Store in Colorado Springs, and even they didn’t have it in stock all the time. Fun Fact- this was a gift we received from our wedding, and that’s how I found it!

Castillo Del Poggio Moscato. Good news if this wine is very easy to find. I’ve seen this in liquor stores, Target, and Food Lion. This also comes in a Rose that I think is pretty sweet, and good as well.

Cavit Moscato. I believe this is the cheapest of my favorites at $8-$9. Unfortunately I’ve only been able to find this in the Military Exchange in Colorado Springs. I know it has to be at other stores, but so far I haven’t been able to find it elsewhere.

Roscato Sweet Red. This is a good sweet red wine. It’s not dry at all. I’ve found this at many stores as well.

Mia Dolce Moscato d’Asti. This is probably my favorite wine of all time. This is always my go to wine. I’ve found this one at the Military Exchange.

 

Stella Mia Moscato d’Asti. This one is similar to the one above. This one I’ve only been able to find at Kroger.

Let me know what your favorite wine is, and if you try any of these let me know! & of course please always drink responsibly!!

My 5 Favorite Podcasts

Hey y’all!

Today I’m sharing my 5 favorite podcasts! I like a mix of things when I listen to podcasts. It really just depends on the mood I’m in, and how I’m feeling! I listen to all of these on Spotify just because we have a subscription, and it’s easier for me. They are also on the Podcast app for apple if you use that!

Number One:

Getting Curios with Johnthan Van Ess

I. LOVE. JVN. If you watch Queer Eye then you already know who I’m talking about! Jonathan talks to different people every week and asks them questions.  I stay laughing when I listen, and he always cheers me up!

https://open.spotify.com/show/0wK8MPt9f2z2R4HustgqHh

 

Number Two:

Crime Junkies

I love true crime. I love this podcast because every week they’re talking about something different. One week it might be a murder the next week a disappearance. You can also follow along on their FB/ IG. They go more in depth with the episodes there, and even have episodes just for their FB fans!

https://open.spotify.com/show/3DgfoleqaW61T2amZQKINx

 

Number Three:

Dirty John

This isn’t an ongoing podcast so when you finish it that it’s, but it’s a good one! I was literally driving with my mouth hanging open. You can’t make this stuff up!! lol

https://open.spotify.com/show/1Da3FTjfC4Oy9rrhs1xLz5

 

Number Four:

Call Your Girlfriend

This is a podcast for long-distance besties. They talk about all kind of topics from Pop Culture to Politics.

https://open.spotify.com/show/7zajYkB0SQfvtpXQJqy5pI

 

Number Five:

Dr. Death

This is another podcast that once it’s over that’s all ya got. It’s also like the above podcast as you’re just stunned at what human beings are capable of! This is one is about a doctor here in the United States, and all of the lives he ruined.

https://open.spotify.com/show/1SdNTEhycBu8JebWnTRsjd

 

Those are my top 5 podcast- at the moment! Whats your favorite podcast? I’m always looking for new ones to start!!

 

 

 

Makeup for the Tired Mama

Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorites beauty products. Now being a mom of 2 and working full time my makeup routine is quick, fast, and easy.

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I’ll start with bags, and no I’m not talking hand bags. Those awful bags we get under our eyes from losing sleep for the past 10 years or so! This product I actually received in one of my boxy charm boxes! I’m so glad I found it! You use it in the morning before applying make up to help decrease the puffiness under your eyes. It is a true lifesaver!

https://www.ulta.com/needles-no-more-no-more-baggage?productId=xlsImpprod16841027

Next up, concealer! Definitely a must for anyone not getting their 8 hours of sleep at night! I have 2 that I use religiously.

First is by it the bye bye under eye. It takes a very tiny amount and lasts forever! & it’s also waterproof *praise hands*

https://www.ulta.com/bye-bye-under-eye-full-coverage-anti-aging-waterproof-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod5770259

Next is Tarte Shape Tape. It comes in a bottle with a wand for easy application. It works wonders for the dark circles too!

https://www.ulta.com/double-duty-beauty-shape-tape-contour-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod14251035

And last, but not least foundation!

Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation is one of my go to’s. I use it with the tape shape concealer. I have extremely dry skin and living in the driest state doesn’t help. This foundation does it’s job and it doesn’t dry my face out!

https://www.ulta.com/double-duty-beauty-shape-tape-hydrating-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod17501099

Maybelline Fit Me Matte+ Poreless is the other foundation I use. This is definitely the more cost friendly foundation. It can dry my face out some, but I love the coverage. You can get it in drug stores or Ulta.

https://www.ulta.com/fit-me-matte-poreless-liquid-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod11861007

What are your favorite make up items? Let me know in the comments!