Five Friday Faves #15

1. Cuver Face Masks

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If I am being completely honest, I am actually torn between whether or not I should be wearing a mask in public. I keep reading that, for healthy people, it would be more detrimental ESPECIALLY if those around you who are NOT wearing them are virus carriers. Most people here in Vegas, are NOT wearing theirs so, am I making things riskier for myself by wearing mine? I don’t know.

What I do know is, there are LOADS of different masks being sold, some that look thinner than paper, some that are painful around the ears, others that are just too darn big, or too small to even cover your nose and chin. Most of them look like nothing but, a scam to me.

Cuver makes affordable, washable, plain white and black ones that you can buy in packs of 10 (or more). They can be washed/dried (up to 20x and even then would still be more effective than any old fabric mask) to be made smaller/tighter and you can stretch them out again, too. They are said to be “anti-dust, anti-droplet and anti-allergy.” The fabric is made with anti-microbial solution, meaning no need for a filter, either.

The best part? 10% of all their proceeds are donated to feed those in need and for every mask sold, another one is given to a front line hospital/clinic worker.

2. Tyson – Naturals GF Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets

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Finding food that is “good” for you at Walmart is seriously a joke. We were lucky to spot these chicken nuggies that, at least, says a bunch of beneficial things on it. πŸ˜€ Not only did I feel less guilty eating them but, they also tasted way better than going to any drive-thru. They were seasoned well, meaty, and super crisp. We couldn’t help buying a second bag after quickly devouring our first.

3. Sims 4 – Completed Collection!

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Yesterday, I was finally able to complete my entire Sims 4 collection!!! I patiently waited for Eco Lifestyle to be released then, I waited even longer for it to be available for bundling. Once it was, I added StrangerVille and Tiny Living to it. It was a dream come true to see all the bubbles filled in when I started up my game, not a single one was greyed-out.

I’m still scared to do the StrangerVille Mystery, Tiny Living is sooort of lame (very tough living in a Tier 1, isn’t it?!) but, Eco Lifestyle… guys, it has SO MUCH to do. I am loving it so far.

4. Riverdale

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I don’t usually continue watching a show that takes awhile to fall into. I’m just not sure if my head space was way too jumbled at the time I started Season 01 or if its content was truly to blame

I was always interested in solving the mystery but, the main characters weren’t able to capture my heart until about 6 or 7 episodes in. Now, nearly done with Season 02… I care more about the characters and less about the story, even though it does continue to get juicier and juicier.

Riverdale has made me excited to watch TV again and it is so, so bingeable. There is never lack of drama and the suspense is constantly building. I love it!!

5. Sam Smith, Demi Lovato – I’m Ready

I know you’ve heard I’m Ready by now and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?? It hits SO HARD and gives me all the chills. Demi freakin’ KILLED her part and even though I love Sam, I wish he would’ve let her sing all of the choruses by herself instead.

What have YOU been loving this week?!

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53 thoughts on “Five Friday Faves #15

  1. My husband plays the Sims 4 but he doesn’t have the expansion packs. Our computer is painfully slow because there’s so much crap on it. I won’t even use it lol I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons last week and much rather play that than do homework. My motivation has gone waaaaaay down ever since. I’m trying to unlock the terriforming feature (I think it’s called?) after seeing some really amazing islands on YouTube!

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    1. My computer isn’t the fastest, either but, I have cleared it up of basically everything BESIDES the Sims 4 stuff. πŸ˜›

      I have Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS, I got bored of it rather quickly but, I can also see how it’s addicting! It’s super cute & chill. πŸ™‚ Is New Horizons quite a bit different or really similar? I’ll have to check out the terriforming feature on YT!

      Anything is better than homework though, right?! Lol.

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      1. I have ACNL too after going thru a miscarriage. Husband thought it would cheer me up. We actually bought the game in the US even though we are from Canada. πŸ˜‚ Oh the memories.

        Yes, animal crossing is very chill game. My 3DS game is hacked so I have unlimited fruit including the perfect varieties, so unlimited bells. FB had trading groups so that’s how I completed my rare item collections like the ice collection and princess collection. I still have the game but I’m thinking about selling the 3DS, so I would sell it as a bundle if anything. Honestly, I don’t really interact with the villagers or take part in the events and stuff in these games. I’m much more interested in landscaping and glamping the place out instead.

        New Horizons is similar but different. It’s missing some of the places ACNL had but you get to choose where to put the houses and shops. Once you finish the main story you get the terriforming tool thing that lets you add paths, add waterfalls and basically change the island to suit your liking. In ACNL I added paths but it was a totally different experience. You get to build stuff in ACNH which is cool – it saves a ton of money building a bunch of items yourself, than having to buy everything. And the smart phone within the game is a nice feature. In the end, I’m really just staying to transform the island and make it pretty Lol πŸ˜†

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        1. Oh Hilary, I am so sorry you went through a miscarriage. 😦 That’s amazing that ACNL was able to help you get through it & bring back better memories from such a sad time.

          What do you mean your game is hacked? Like you entered a cheat or something? Lol that’s soo cool. Didn’t know you could even do that on a 3DS. I never really got far at all with any collections lol. I quit playing like right when my shoe store opened up…

          ACNL looks so cute. I love seeing everyone’s characters & islands! Have you ever tried the Pocket Camp phone app? I enjoyed making my camp site & cabin cute on there for awhile but, haven’t played in awhile either.

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          1. I could explain it a lot better via WhatsApp or email. I’m super swamped with school rn so I will try to explain it here:

            I didn’t hack the game myself – someone else did and sent the fruit baskets to me through an exchange. I have extras so if you ever want to visit my town one day to get an unlimited fruit basket, that’s an option. Idk when that would happen exactly, but as long as I don’t sell the 3DS with the game, it’s a possibility! I found these people through an animal crossing FB group (these groups probably still exist). Sometimes they have contests where you can win things. For ANNH there aren’t fruit baskets so as far as I know, it only works for the 3DS.

            An unlimited fruit basket is basically a normal basket with a 0 for a number. You drag fruit out of the basket into your pocket and not the other way around. Dragging fruit into the 0-basket will delete the basket. The fruit is unlimited, so as you can imagine, it generates A LOT of bells, especially if it’s perfect fruit.

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            1. Oooh I see!! So you would be able to keep looking for fruit without having to empty your bag? Amazing. It was getting so annoying collecting for such a short period of time before you had to sell stuff to make more space.

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              1. Fruit baskets still hold batches of 10 so you do eventually fill up your pockets with fruit. πŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ’πŸ‘The selling process is still tedious but if I remember, I think perfect fruit was 3600 bells each, I think? It’s nice not having to shake trees constantly! I don’t know any cheats/tricks for ACNH except time travel… honestly it’s such a hassle to find travel since loading times on the switch are so slow. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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          2. To answer your other question, no I haven’t tried the Pocket Camp phone app. I’m super tempted but I keep my phone minimal…. no social apps, no games. Just productivity apps. WP counts as a productivity app, right? πŸ˜‚

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  2. I’ve been torn about wearing a mask too. What we’ve been told is that it doesn’t protect you, just the people around you if you have contracted covid and happen to sneeze. It should catch the particles so you’re less likely to transmit. But I haven’t heard that it’s riskier to wear one if you don’t have it, I think our province is about to make it mandatory soon. I love that the masks you have here are reusable and washable!

    Riverdale is so addicting! I’m on the latest season, they keep adding more twists and turns. Hope you’re doing well!

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    1. I have read some articles saying it *is* riskier for those who are healthy to wear them, in many ways! If you just search that, there will be lots of articles. Not sure if any are reliable or true but, I just read & believe everything… lol.

      These masks are really great though! I would def recommend them if you are looking for some. πŸ™‚

      Oh my gosh, you are the first person I’ve talked to that is/has watched Riverdale, too! I love it!

      Hope you are well, too, Cleia! ❀ Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. I will definitely look it up!
        I think I do need to pick up a mask so I’ll keep these in mind 😊

        I need more episodes asap!! We’re probably going to have to wait forever in for another season 😩

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  3. There is so much misinformation about masks out there ,but it’s the only thing WHO is advising for your own safety and safety of others ,so I think it’s better to be safe then sorry (at least with the numbers I hear in news about American and covid ,it’s crazy). Love the Sims and congratulations 🎊 on finishing your collection β™₯️Stay safe πŸ’•

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    1. I am starting to think the masks are more for the safety of others than our own! If *everyone* was wearing them, I wouldn’t be torn. I would have no problem putting it on but, since they aren’t… it makes me worried!

      Thank you, Anna! πŸ˜€ You stay safe as well!

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  4. Hey girl! I’m working this morning but will be dedicating some serious time tomorrow to Simming!
    Oh I’m sl glad yljre enjoying Riverdale. I’m currently waiting for the new series. I have the hots for Jughead and Veronica’s Dad’s. Goddamn! Lol!
    I agree with the selling of some masks being a scam, people are charging insane amounts, a pandemic truly brings out the best and worst in people. Hope you’re well! Xxxxx

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    1. Yesss!! Have you got the new Eco Lifestyle expansion?!

      I am so excited that you watch Riverdale, too. It is SO good & I def have the hots for Jughead’s dad!!! MY GOSH!!!! Lol Veronica’s dad is handsome too but something about him creeps me out. πŸ˜›

      I’ve seen too many masks that just look like… crap. πŸ˜› It’s sad that this pandemic has brought out the worst in so many. 😦

      Hope you are well, too, love!!! ❀

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  5. I always feel so confused about the mask thing. We’re still required to wear them in Pittsburgh, so I guess I will just keep doing what the government says, lol. Your mask sounds awesome! I wish I had discovered those sooner!

    Those chicken nuggets look bomb!

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    1. Lol same, I’ve still been wearing mine & bringing one with me everywhere I go. I just keep reading things that make me want to not wear it at all! I am very happy with the masks I found though & do recommend them if the masks become a regular, *everybody must* thing.

      The chicken nuggets are impressive!!

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  6. Most people in the UK are wearing masks but a lot are the cheap ones where you get four in a pack and they are wearing the same one for weeks – urgh! What a coincidence that we are both getting into Riverdale at the same time! I’m right near the end of series one, where the female teacher has been sent away to another school and she’s already dying up other boys with her heart sunglasses on lol

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    1. AH!!! That’s what scares me/grosses me out. I wash my masks after 1 use. I can’t believe people are wearing theirs over & over again.

      That’s so awesome that we’re both getting into Riverdale at the same time. Ms. Grundy was a little pedophile LOL.

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  7. Pretty much no one in Denmark has worn masks & I’ve seen 2 people total so I don’t know about the effectiveness of masks either…
    That’s amazing you completed your Sims 4 collection! I actually like Tiny Living & with ladders now in the game, it’ll be easier to make tiny homes
    I hope you enjoy the next season of Riverdale!

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    1. Yeah, I am super iffy about the masks but, have just been wearing mine for now since we have been “encouraged” to.

      Oh! If you make more than 1 level in a tiny home, does it not count as more tiles? I am so bad at building, I just download builds off the gallery lol. πŸ˜›

      I am almost done with Season 02. Totally looking forward to the rest! I’m trying to slow down so I don’t finish them all too soon lol.

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      1. That’s good you’re taking precautions

        If you have fully enclosed walls, it counts as more tiles, but I made a 2 story tiny home & half of the top was a balacony area. Lol I do that too but I’ve been having fun making tiny homes. I’m also attempting to build up Newcrest

        Yess the wait in between seasons is the WORST. Since they didn’t finish filming season 4, they’ll pick it up in season 5 but I want to know how it ends now!!!

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  8. I know we kinda talked about this already on another post, but literally everyone in New York wears masks. It’s completely mandatory; so in a way it doesn’t matter what the research says, we have to wear them here regardless! Actually the governor passed a law that says any store owner can now throw out a customer if they come in without a mask (without fear of being sued). He’s not playing around!

    Chicken nuggets are life! It’s been so long since I had one, and now I want right this second!

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    1. That’s amazing that everyone is wearing masks in New York. People in Vegas are definitely not. I wish it were mandatory here. 😦 It’s literally “optional but encouraged” everywhere.

      Lol I can’t get enough of those little chicken nuggets!! ❀

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          1. Oh wow! I guess it’s not too surprising since the cases across the country have been steadily increasing. NY is doing quite well…for the moment. I don’t want to jinx it!

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              1. Oh yes, they’re doing quite badly as are a lot of other states right now. So scary. Hopefully they can put the right measures in place before the hospitals get overcrowded 🀞🏻.

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  9. I’m not sure when you started doing Friday Faves, but I love the idea! I might have to try something similar on my return to blogging lol.

    1) I’m so confused on how important masks are because one week they’re mandatory, the next they’re not. It’s hard to keep up with. I’ll be returning to work soon so I want to get a couple more masks, I’ll have to check those out.

    2) I didn’t realize Tyson had all natural frozen stuff, but those sound good! I’m using excuses now to not eat healthy, but I think once we make this move again I want to try to make myself eat better. It’s so hard when you’re home all the time lol. I grab snacks like crazy.

    3) It’s cool to know you’re still actively playing the Sims! I still have yet to play 4, but maybe someday I’ll get to return to the world of Sims lol.

    4) Riverdale is really good! I think I made it to season 3 but haven’t kept up with it since then. I need to catch up on it!

    5) Demi’s voice gets better and better as she gets older!

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    1. I started them earlier this year! πŸ˜€ They’ve been a fun weekly series– I’d love it if you shared something similar on your blog!

      Our state just made it mandatory to wear masks in public so, no matter what anyone believes, you gotta wear ’em. May as well stock up on them now before they sell out everywhere again!

      Girl, I am with you. I have been going nuts with grabbing bad snacks & giving myself excuses to not eat healthy, too. It’s a hard habit to quit now. The Tyson chicken nuggets were actually so good though.

      Lol I can’t get enough of the Sims. I don’t know why I just love it so much!

      I just finished Season 02 of Riverdale today! I can’t believe I hadn’t watched it sooner. It’s so good! I can’t wait to watch the rest of the episodes. πŸ™‚

      Oh my gosh, I so agree with you! Just when you think she can’t get any better. ❀

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      1. I’ll have to try ☺️

        And right? My state has gone back to mandatory masks again, too, and I’m trying to go back to work soon so I’ll definitely need a few handy!

        Lmao I’ve been horrible! The pregnancy just gives me an excuse to let myself indulge, it’s horrible πŸ˜‚ and they sounded good!

        The Sims is addicting! I miss it πŸ˜‚

        I think it just keeps getting better! I forget what season was the last one I watched – I think 3.

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        1. Just feed baby what she wants until you’re done being pregnant! THEN you can worry about getting back into shape, if you so wish. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re able to go back to work soon! I wish I could, too!

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  10. haven’t read up on the whole mask-wearing for healthy people, but i tend to get sick much quicker than these boys, so i am all for putting on the mask. πŸ™‚ that’s just me though LOL. either way, it’s now mandatory for us to wear them indoors now.
    i’ll have to look into that brand of masks, my godmother handmade some for us but i think we need a few more because it’s a pain only having one and needing to wash it OFTEN
    i recently had the Quorn meatless chicken nuggets! it’s my 3rd or 4th time getting them and I love them so much haha
    i’m so jelly you got so many packs on the sims!!! i think i left off on constructing a house, i should go back in right now and finish it and then play with my sims a bit.
    Sam Smith’s voice is heavenly! i haven’t heard this song yet though πŸ™‚

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    1. I just saw some different articles saying that the virus could “live” inside your mask & it scared me but yeah, whatever. It’s mandatory so it must be doing more good than harm. I’ve been wearing mine everywhere anyways. πŸ˜› We are probably gonna buy another pack of 10, too.

      Sprouts started carrying the Quorn Spicy Chicken patties! We just bought a box today! I think their fake chicken is better than any other “real” frozen chicken, to be honest.

      I can’t believe I finished the whole entire Sims collection. I’ve never been able to do that with any of the other games in the past! I’m gonna have to try constructing my own home one of these days. You should upload yours to the gallery when you finish so I can see it. πŸ˜€

      I love Sam Smith’s voice but, the higher parts in this song didn’t suit him that well, in my opinion. I would’ve preferred Demi to hit those notes!

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      1. luckily we have washable masks yes? πŸ™‚ by the way, where did you get your masks from? i looked up the name on google and didn’t get a result? it kept showing “curve masks” which were ugly LOL
        Ahh really? I haven’t seen those spicy chicken patties at fred meyer yet! Or maybe I haven’t looked hard enough.
        Sims is the only game you purchase things for right? I can’t bring myself to do that yet, everything is full price or not free LMAO
        You know i listened to the song AFTER posting my comment and I have to agree with you, it didn’t suit him as much in this song and Demi killed her part! Do wish he would have let her sing some more, her voice gave me chills!

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        1. Here are the masks: https://shopcuver.com/collections/all πŸ™‚

          I wonder how grocery stores decide which products to carry. Like can you recommend items? Lol.

          Yeah, I’ve never bought anything for a game besides Sims! I usually do the bundling deal, where you get an Expansion pack, a Game pack, and a Stuff pack for the price of one Expansion or I wait for big sales. I got most of the Stuff packs when they were on sale for $5 each.

          Oh my gosh, I’m happy you listened to the song. Her voice is so chilling, isn’t it?! ❀ & I'm glad you agree about Sam, too! I didn't know if I was just being bias because I love Demi so much lol.

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          1. Thank you! I will save the link for later πŸ™‚
            And I don’t know I’ve always wondered. I should ask haha
            Niceee! Do they usually come in bundles when other stuff goes on sale? Random times or during holidays and what not?
            LOL take it from me as someone who doesn’t really listen to music from either of them hahaha

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