It’s that time of the week – Porch Time with Tracey! There are so many times I think that I need to SHARE something wonderful with you. Like a new product that makes life easier, travel tips, cool new products, shows I like or anything else that pops up in my life.
This is our hangout time together. We are sitting on the porch like old friends talking. Get comfy on my big couch, sip a beverage of your choice. Let’s chat about things that make life better!
Some affiliate links are included, but all items were hand selected by me for you!
Strong Female Characters
Do you remember about 5 years ago how hard it was to find a good TV series to watch? There were a few on HBO or Showtime, but now that Netflix and Amazon have gotten into the TV series game there is SO much to watch!
After finishing the Vikings, I had to move onto a new series and my mom recommended Victoria. If you’ve been missing Downton Abby and/or like strong female characters this one is for you! You can watch the first season for FREE with an Amazon Prime Membership. Give the Gift of Amazon Prime
Then after watching the Golden Globes, I remembered how much I and my girlfriends LOVED Big Little Lies and with a Join HBO Free Trial you can see if you like it without risk. I mean really Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon – it is amazing!
Every couple of weeks or so I hit the road for my job and recently added some products to my repertoire that make travel a little more comfy. The series I mention above I download to my iPhone and watch on the plane to pass the time in the airport and on the flight. Did you know that you can do that? There are a ton of TV and movie options on both Amazon and Netflix available.
Yes planes are pretty gross and I am paranoid about getting sick. The window seat is my favorite because I can curl up against the wall and sleep, work, or watch a show. However, that is where it is the most “germy” so I wipe down everything with Wet Ones Travel Packs!
Blanket and Pillow
It really doesn’t matter what time of year it is, but usually the plane gets cold. I love having a little blanket to cover myself or roll up into a pillow and found this great black blanket scarf that is inexpensive and comfy! Plus I wear it in the hotel, if I feel a little chilly in my room.
Wireless Ear Buds
Since you know I am watching TV on my phone, I need a way to be polite and listen to the sound in private. Luckily, I found some really inexpensive and truly wireless ear buds. It’s nice not to have a tangle of cords to deal with when I use these ear buds. Use them only to listen to sound and not talk on the phone – I found the quality lacking on that front. They store neatly in a case that also charges the ear buds at the same time.
Of course I need to carry all of that stuff around with me and recently bought a nice slim line backpack. I like it because it has a true laptop partition on the side that makes my laptop easily accessible. Then on the inside there are a ton of pockets to store everything you can imagine, with a bonus mini partition inside to store a small laptop or iPad. It’s light weight, which is the most important feature!
Plus you can add a phone charger pack and charge your phone easily on the outside of the bag.
This past weekend I attended a wedding that was FORMAL. A little panicked I started searching for dresses because I never wear a long dress. After seeing the prices and not wanting to invest in a dress I may never wear again, I turned to something a friend has used in the past (and always looks great) Rent the Runway!
It is the best service. You have countless options of every type of dress and the big bonus is being able to see REAL people wearing the dress and reviews of their experience with the dress. Then you can choose a back up size of the same dress on two dresses that are different – that was the option I chose.
If you would like to try it, here is a link to a $30 off coupon! They have so many options for any event you are attending and don’t have something to wear.
That’s a wrap for this week’s Porch Time with Tracey and I hope I’ve introduced you to some new things that you can incorporate into your life 🙂 Happy shopping and downloading!