Friday, March 25, 2022

Five on Friday - The Perfect Fanny Pack, New Organizers, and Favorite CBD Roll On

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Hey y’all, Happy Friday!!!!  It’s time for some favorites from the week… y’all ready?

O N E – Fanny Pack / Waist Bag

Well, I’ve gone and done it, y’all… I bought a fanny pack.  Or waist bag.  Or whatever they’re calling them these days to market them in a positive light.  I never thought I’d buy one, but here we are.  AND I LOVE IT.  Does it look super cheesy?  Yes.  Does it give off all the 80’s vibes?  Also, yes.  But is it the most awesome thing ever to be able to carry all of your essentials and not have to sacrifice your hands or shoulders?  YESSSS. 

We’re heading to Disney World for spring break soon, and I knew there was no way I was going to carry a purse on my shoulder for 10+ hours every day, nor did I want a giant backpack weighing me down, so I took the plunge and bought a fanny pack. 

I ended up buying four different ones from Amazon (all with free shipping and free returns), and I loaded each one of them up with my essentials, tried them on, and walked around the house with each of them for a bit until I decided which one I wanted to keep.

There were two that stood out among the four, and I had a really hard time deciding which one to keep.  I loved how stylish this one was, and I loved that it didn’t have that old-school fanny pack shape, but ultimately, this one won out because it was more comfortable and it has a hidden pocket on the inside where I can store my ID and credit cards without having to worry about someone sliding the zipper open when I’m not looking and stealing my stuff.  I also didn’t like how the zippers clanked together when I walked on the bag I didn’t keep.  The one I kept has zippers that are made out of a different material so there’s zero noise when you walk.

Y’all, I love this bag!  It’s large enough to fit all of my essentials, and it has four separate zippered pockets so I can keep everything organized.  As I said before, there’s a small inside zipper pocket that rests against your abdomen where I can store my ID, credit cards, and cash.  Then there’s a small zipper pocket on the outside where I’ll probably keep medication (Ibuprofen, Band-Aids, etc.).  The zipper pocket just behind that one is the perfect size to hold my iPhone, a charging bank, and a cord.  And then the main zipper pocket is large enough to hold everything else – hand wipes, hand sanitizer, my inhaler, sunglasses, a small sunscreen, Chapstick, a couple of Young Living oils that I never leave home without, gum, etc. 

The pack is comfortable, it’s fully adjustable, and it’s waterproof.  It also has a built-in headphone hole (although most people use wireless headphones now anyway) so you can use your headphones without holding your phone, and it has a loop on one side that will also hold a water bottle.  It can be worn around the waist, as a crossbody bag, or as a standard one shoulder bag and I could not love it more.  At just $15.29 it’s going to be worth every single penny, and I have a feeling I’ll be using it for a lot more than Disney World.

If you’re in the market for a “waist bag” then look no further than this one.  It’s perfect. 


T W O – Shower Organizer

Our kiddos never wring out their washcloths in the shower, and they always just toss them on the floor of the shower when they’re done.  Sigh.  This means said washcloths staying balled up and soaked between uses, and they get really gross really fast.  I just bought this new shower caddy to hang over the showerhead in the kids’ bathroom because it has two hooks, a place for each of them to hang their washcloths after they use them.  So far, they’re actually using the hooks, and I hope they’ll continue to do so… then we won’t have to worry about washcloths getting ruined anymore.  Eventually they’ll be able to use the organizer for much more, too, once they’re tall enough to reach the top area. 


T H R E E – Barbie Storage

Olivia’s Barbie collection has grown by leaps and bounds these past few months since we just had Christmas and her birthday, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to store everything since we outgrew the small plastic container that we’d been using previously.  While I’d love to sort everything into several smaller bins to keep it all organized, I knew Olivia wouldn’t keep up with that, so ultimately, I just bought this big basket.  All she has to do is toss everything in there when she’s done playing, so cleanup is a breeze, and the basket looks great in the room… much better than the plastic container that we were using before!  Getting all of the tiny Barbie shoes, clothes, and hangers off of the floor has been a huge favorite these last couple of weeks!


F O U R – Young Living Calm CBD Roll-On

I mentioned above that there are a couple of Young Living oils that I never leave home without, and the primary one is this Calm CBD roller.  This roller combines CBD with essential oils Lavender, Orange, Vetiver, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Eucalyptus and they all work together to create a peaceful scent that can help ease stress and worry. 

When I’m feeling particularly anxious, I roll it on my neck and behind my ears, and within minutes it starts to take the edge off.  I am a huge fan of CBD, and of course, this one contains 0% THC.  It comes in two different strengths – 300 MG and 600 MG, and the 600 MG roll-on is the one that I use and love.  It has for sure been a favorite since I started using it a few months ago.  As a matter of fact, I’m already on my second roller, and I just bought a third to have when the second runs out.  I’ll never be without it.


F I V E – Encanto Soundtrack

Like most other families with kids, we’ve been listening to the Encanto soundtrack on repeat, and although I’m soooo very tired of it at this point, I have to say, it’s been one of my favorites from the past few weeks.  Disney just keeps on cranking out the magic and I will always be here for it. 

If your kiddos have been begging for the songs, too, the MP3 is only $7.99 on Amazon, and it has 44 songs on it!


Friday Funnies


On the Blog This Week

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Our Week – The One with Two Lunch Dates and Two Birthdays

All About Disney's New Genie+ / Lightning Lane System

Happy Friday, y’all! 


  1. Happy Friday. I love my waist bag, which is what I prefer to call it, lol. Fanny pack be gone, lol. I use as a crossbody too. Great funnies and I need a CBD roll on.

  2. That's a cute bag for sure! We have an over the shower head organizer like that too - very useful!

  3. That Calm CBD Roll-On looks interesting! I am a little worried to try anything CBD, except I did buy a lotion (from Walgreens), but I don't think it really had much in it! Lol! I just looked at the prices and wow, the 600 mg is expensive! But, if it works it is so worth it. Anxiety is the pits! I have been looking at a waist bag at Lululemon. I'm hoping the white color comes back in stock soon, so I can pull the trigger!


  4. I need that calm CBD roller. It sounds great. I want the lululemon fanny pack or waist purse. Shower organizers are a must if you don't have enough room in your shower.

  5. OMG!!! Those memes! Every single one made me crack up! Oh and yes to Encanto - I've never memorized an entire Disney album by accident so quickly. LOL!

    1. Hahahaha. SAME GIRL. Same. It's so dang good, though.


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