Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start. It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m joining Tanya for her Prime Purchases link up.
This month I purchased:
I don’t think I’ve shared this yet, but I started Invisalign a couple of months ago. I forever feel like I have something in my teeth when I don’t have my aligners in. I’m not sure I’ve ever owned a compact, but I needed one for my purse to check my teeth after eating! This one has an LED light and is perfect to throw in my bag.
I’ve shared before that OPI Funny Bunnyis my favorite nail polish. Honestly, Ulta is so hit or miss that I typically order it from Amazon when I’m about to run out.
I ordered more lunch box notes to finish up the school year. I usually order these:
…but thought I’d give these a try (again?…I’m pretty sure I used these same ones at some point for the kids during elementary school.)
My kids still have quite a few smaller hangers, and we are continuing to make the transition to bigger hangers for their bigger clothes. This is my second time ordering this 50 pack of hangers.
I got some new sunnies, and I love them! I have a couple of pairs I wear on repeat, and these are perfect to add into the rotation.
I’ve already shared that I ordered this cardigan in another color. I now have it in “cadet gray” and “violet red”…
…and I love it. This dark pink is the perfect color for spring!
Y’all, I’ve had my eye on this purse for a bit, and bought it this month. It arrived, and I couldn’t love it more.
Mine is a cream color which doesn’t currently seem to be available. There are so many color options, and the price is less than when I purchased mine. I wore it with my dress on Friday to Keeneland. It’s the perfect size for phone, compact, etc. and has an inside pocket where I put cards and cash rather than bring my larger wallet.
I hit up a local boutique on Saturday, and saw this very similar purse (tassel and all!) for $65! I definitely love my Amazon “dupe.”
What about you? What have you “Primed” lately? I’m betting my May purchases include lots of fun things for summer.
See you back here Thursday when I’ll share the books I read in April.
Happy Tuesday! Well, we survived the Monday after break. The early alarm was rough, but it felt good to get back into a routine. That being said, we had school, and then the kids had track, baseball, and dance. We sure had a busy Monday.
Now, on to Tuesday business. It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m linking up with Tanya for this month’s Prime Purchases post.
This was a pretty light Amazon month. I did actually return a few things like shorts for Hadley, a dress and pair of joggers for me.
This month I bought:
Hayden’s toxic trait is losing at least one water bottle per athletic season. With the ending of basketball season and the start of track season, Hayden needed a new water bottle.
I purchased two of these knowing Hadley may need one as well.
I’m trying to drink more water, and I purchased these straws to go with the tumbler I like to take to school. They come in so many cute colors.
I used this jewelry cleaner for years and then quit buying it for some reason. Recently, I wanted to clean my rings, and decided to purchase this bring again.
Tina (to_mimishousewego on Instagram) shared this cardigan. I purchased the “Cadet gray” color and couldn’t love it more.
It arrived right before we headed out of town to Asheville. I wore it with a tank and leggings on the car trip two and from. It’s perfectly lightweight, comes in lots of colors, and has pockets. I wore it to school yesterday with a tank, a pair of skinny pants, and ballet flats.
Did you see my Easter basket ideas post? If you still need a few ideas for your kids, there’s still time to get a few things.
On Sunday, I ordered the rest of what I needed to finish up the kids’ Easter gifts :
Racko– I’d never played this game, but others have shared it. So, I included it in my Easter ideas post. Then, when we were in Asheville, we met up with some friends. They brought the game for the kids to play to pass the time at a brewery. They had so much fun playing it. Then, the adults played! I highly recommend it.
I think Hadley will like these bracelets and I loved the Chicken Soup books growing up.
Hadley prefers books with shorter chapters and Chicken Soupbooks don’t have to be read cover to cover.
Hayden will be receiving yet another water bottle 😅 He’s already lost the one I purchased earlier in the month. Maybe I should encourage him to velcro it to his hands?!
What have you been Priming lately? I honestly think I might order that cardigan in another color, and I have my eye on a pair of sunglasses from Amazon too. I will share next month if I purchase those things.
I hope your week is off to a great start. Hopefully, the alarm will be a bit easier this morning, and we can tackle Tuesday.
Hello! Happy March 1st! Where did February go?! I’ve been really pleased with my Amazon purchases this month, so I’m linking up with Tanya to share them today.
Here are my purchases this month:
Hayden has had the same bed skirt for years…and it’s been ripped for years. Earlier this month, I just figured I’d see what Amazon had to offer, and of course they had a navy blue bed skirt!
Since both of my kids are in braces, they really needed good toothbrushes to make sure they are doing a good job brushing their teeth. After their last cleaning appointment, I purchased this electric toothbrush in black for Hayden and pink for Hadley.
Once theirs arrived, I decided to replace my electric toothbrush with one of these as well. So, three electric toothbrushes were ordered in less than a week. There are five cleaning modes, and it came with a pack of brushes. The charge lasts for 60 hours!
How cute is this stool? Once I put away all the holiday decor, I wanted something for height that could hold a plant in the living room. This stool is perfect.
Hayden has been having some neck tension, so Travis ordered this heat wrap for him. Well, really it’s ended up being for everyone! We take turns popping it in the microwave. It stays so warm for quite a while, and it’s the perfect way to relax those neck and back muscles.
Tell me you’re a dance mom without telling me you’re a dance mom! Hadley needs a red lip for competition, and this is the brand/color her studio uses.
Homer loves to hop up on the couch, and his other blanket had a hole in it. Much like when I ordered the bed skirt, one day I just got tired of the small, ratty blanket with a hole in it, and upgraded Homer’s bedding to this blanket.
**I should say, “Homer approved.” Not sure why, but after a few days of lounging on the blanket, Homer refuses to get on the couch if the blanket is out. Now, he rests on his dog bed…on the floor…where he should be. While I give this dog blanket a ringing endorsement, I’m not sure how Homer would rate it?! That being said, he’s now on his dog bed more than ever…which is a win!
*follow me for more dog training tips* 🤣
I’d had the same magnetic clips on the side of the fridge for all of the elementary years. While middle school does mean less papers, I still needed some clips after one of the originals broke. I only need a couple, so I’ve used the others as chip clips!
Travis bought this cube power strip in order to get our TV cords under control on the living room built in shelves. He didn’t realize that it would be a bit bigger than the hole we have cut out for the wires, but he figured it out and made it work. It is a better option than the black power strip we had previously.
In the history of my Amazon posts, his may be my most random share. A couple of months ago, my dad found these fruit cakes on Amazon, and asked me to order them for him. Well, he loved them enough that he asked me to order them again! I’m not sure if you are in need of a fruit cake, but the Major gives this brand two thumbs up!
What have you “Primed” lately? I’m sure next month’s purchases will include some Easter basket ideas! Now that it’s March, I’m ready for warmer days and regular doses of sunshine.
On Thursday, I’m sharing the books I read in February. See you back here then.
Hello! Happy February 1st! I have a few Amazon items to share and am linking up with Tanya to do so.
My recent Amazon finds:
This Neoprene bag was a birthday gift from my mom. So, while I didn’t purchase it, I did suggest it to her! I’ve used it a few times for school as well as to pack when I know I have a busy weekend. I also used it to carry my personal belongings and cosmetics when we went to Cincinnati for the night in early January. I plan on using it more in the spring and summer when I’m headed to the kids’ track meets and activities. I love the cute pattern, and it’s great quality!
Hadley needed some new rain boots, and I had ordered her some Sperry’s on sale for Christmas, but they didn’t fit. When I went to order another size, the price had gone way up, so Hadley found these instead. They are so cute, and perfect for rainy days; she’s even worn them on snowy days when we are out running errands. If only she was a size 9…then, we could share! She’s almost there.
I technically purchased this mattress topper at the end of December with some Christmas money, but I wanted to use it for a bit before sharing. We’ve had our mattress for quite some time, and probably need a new one. A friend mentioned buying a pillow top mattress topper, and I’m so glad she did.
This one is a dream! It has 18,000 four and a half star reviews, so I felt good about buying it. It’s not too soft, but it’s just enough to really help our really old (and firm!) mattress.
I had actually suggested this as a practical Christmas gift for the kids, and my mom each got them one for their double beds. We all are all overdue for new mattresses, and these quilted toppers will help extend the mattress life a bit.
Lastly, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought this sweater looked fun! It arrived, and I loved the quality and design, but wasn’t sure if it was right for me.
….but, I tried it on again (excuse the wrinkles on the sweater) with denim and wedges and I do think I really like it! I also ordered it in gray with a white heart, but I’m still waiting on it to come in. Then, I will keep one and return the other.
I had a pretty “light” Amazon month. Of these four, two were bought in late December, and one was a gift! I’m still going to try and slow my Amazon roll for February as well. I know Travis will really appreciate that! haha
Hello! Today, I have a big post of lots of Amazon goodness from the past month. So much of my Christmas shopping came from Amazon as well as gift ideas I gave to family. Today, I’m sharing the first Prime Purchases post of 2022.
I organized today’s post based on a few purchases for home and myself along with some gifts for the kids, Travis, and myself.
Home + Me:
I ordered this oversized sweater in hopes that it would be perfect to wear with leggings, and it didn’t disappoint. I chose the green color because I wanted to wear it to holiday parties with my Spanx leather leggings. This sweater is perfect, and I’ve already worn it so many times. It comes in a variety of colors too!
I also have worn it to school and to church with black pants and heels.
‘Tis the season for needing tissues! I always hate having the Kleenex box on the counter, but this cover (I got it in pastel gray) helps make the tissues blend in with the decor. I even bought one for a smaller gift for my Gma, and it comes in a variety of colors.
I’ve shared these lunch box notes many times, and I keep purchasing them time and time again. The sayings are perfect, they are printed on card stock, and Hadley loves receiving them in her lunches.
I rarely use the term “life changing,” but if you drink tea and don’t have an electric kettle, I’m telling you that this one is a must. I’ve been trying to drink tea instead of coffee some days, and this kettle is amazing. Two cups of water is boiling in about three minutes. No more waiting for the kettle on the stove top to boil. My mom also used it when she last visited to make her tea.
I was in need a few replacement items for my kitchen. I asked for these three items and received them from my mother-in-law as gifts. I’ve already used all of them quite a few times, and they are just what I needed to refresh my utensils and cookware.
I got these measuring cups in “mint,” and they also come in gray, navy, pink, and white. I love the rose gold handle detail.
This silicone 5 piece utensil set is just what I needed to update my outdated utensils. Besides the mint color, this set also comes in black, black/white, blue and white, multicolor (so fun!), navy and pink.
I threw out two griddles once I received this new non-stick square griddle. My other two had seen better days, and this one is perfect for our needs.
I thought these socks were fun for Hayden. He’s on his Xbox right now as I work on this post!
I got Travis this beanie with LED light last year, and I knew it would be perfect for Hayden too.
Hadley requested a planner (and PaperMate pens!) for Christmas. I thought this planner was perfect for her. This planner is the smaller size and includes stickers.
Middle school has been quite the adjustment with managing deadlines, to do lists, and homework. Hadley likes to work in her room, and I thought this lap desk would be perfect for her to sit, work on her computer, and have a space for her phone and other materials. (full disclosure: I believe this was on sale when I bought it)
Hadley asked for this straightening brush, and I’d never heard of a product like this before. It has been perfect for her to run through her hair in the morning to both brush and smooth out her waves. Maybe she will let me borrow it?
As I mentioned earlier, Travis has the beanie with LED light, but I thought this blue tooth beanie would be another great option for him to wear on his runs.
Travis spends many days in January working outside, so I thought these hot socks would be perfect for keeping his feet warm.These socks are insulated and are designed trap in the heat.
Lastly, I don’t know how we’ve survived all these years of baseball without a wagon to cart our stuff to and from. During this past cross country season, I realized how beneficial the wagon would be, and teased Travis that he needed one to keep up with all the other coaches. Obviously, we can use this for baseball, cross country, the beach, and other times too!
This was his “big” gift from us, and I felt good about buying it because it has over 6,000 five star reviews. He was pleased with the purchase, and I’m sure we will get lots of use out of it.
Shew! That was quite the list. So many great things! That being said, I’ve shared before that my “dry” January is my promise to Travis that I will not spend much money coming off the holidays and the kids’ November birthday! So, my February Prime Purchases will probably be much shorter!
I love that Tanya hosts this link up, and I can’t wait to see what others have purchased!
I hope your week is off to a great start. I’m headed back to reality today!
Hello! Well, today is one of my favorite posts of the month. I always love sharing my purchases as much as I love seeing what others have bought on Amazon this month.
So, I’m linking up with Tanya for this month’s Prime Purchases.
Here are my purchases this month:
Since I bought a second pencil tree this year, I decided to re-order the same tree skirt that I bought last year. I love this white knitted tree skirt. It’s the perfect touch for my trees.
I shared this tunic top in a Friday Favorites post, and it’s still one of my faves to wear. I love the color and the style so much.
Well, Hayden is catching up with Hadley. He grew five inches this year which means his “holiday” pants don’t fit. He knows I don’t care if he wears shorts 95% of the time, but he needs at least one, maybe two pairs of khaki pants.
I actually bought both pairs assuming I’d return one. Then, once he tried them on and they fit, I remembered they were each only $16, so we kept both! It’s good to have options.
Hadley has pretty good skin, but she asked for these “pimple patches” to take care of the occasional blemish. They’ve come in handy a time or two. Also, the whole family can use them if needed 😉
The kids were long overdue for some hangers. I’d often find their clothes on the floor of their closets because they mostly had the smaller hangers. I guess big kids with big clothes need bigger hangers!
I purchased this candle pack for my friend who has a December birthday! I thought she could use these all month long. They came in this cute box, and they smell so good.
I recapped a few of the kids’ birthday gifts that I purchased from Amazon last month. (Everything is linked in that post) I got Hayden these golf balls and a book. Hadley received a book as well along with the popcorn popper.
I also picked up this candle, but it will be a Christmas gift for her. It’s so cute, and smells great.
Technically, this last item is a December purchase, but my new Christmas table runner arrived yesterday.
I ordered the longer one (14×108″), and it’s the perfect festive fit! Just thought I’d share now in case it’s something anyone is interested in for holiday decor.
I’m also sharing some of my best purchases of 2021. Some of these were also purchases in 2020 that I’ve bought again for gifts throughout the year.
A recent love is the popcorn popper that I got Hadley for her birthday. We use it so much, and I think it’s a great gift idea too! We have the “family size,” but they have a “snack” size as well; and there are a few color choices. This would be so cute in a basket with popcorn kernels and some seasonings!
Here are my top five from the year (in no particular order):
I have this sweater in two colors and wear it on repeat. It’s perfect to wear with leggings or denim, and it is definitely worth the price point. Both of my sweaters are ones I pull from my closet often.
I have these slippers and put them on almost every morning. They are the first thing I put on my feet when I get home from school. I wear them in the summer and the winter. They are definitely a “must have” for me, and I’ve given them as a gift to a few friends.
I drink out of this coffee mug most mornings. It seems to keep my coffee warm longer than my other mugs even without the lid. It comes in a variety of colors, and, like the slippers, it’s another gift I’ve given throughout the year.
I have two of these blankets in the “slate blue” color in my living room, and we all love them. They are soft, cozy and not too heavy. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors.
Let’s just say my gift giving “theme” must be cozy. The slippers, mug, and blanket are all I need to be happy.
I know most people aren’t thinking about sandals in December, but Hadley and I both have a pair of these, and they are on our feet all summer long. She has them in white, and I have the rose gold color. They are a great Birk dupe, and you can’t beat the price.
I have one more purchase to share. Besides the “clapper” that I use for my sunroom tree, these plug in with remote make it so convenient to turn off lamps, light up decorations or Christmas trees. I use this three pack for the living room tree, Hadley’s tree, and the tree in my room. Every evening I just click all three off without having to walk around unplugging everything.
The ones I bought last year seem to be in limited stock, but this brand has over 10,000 4.5 star reviews. I’m guessing they would be perfect if you are looking for something like this.
Shew! That was quite a post. Amazon is always so convenient, but I feel like it’s such a great option during the holidays. I can’t wait to see what others have to share!
Hello! The Halloween costumes are put away, so now it’s time to start thinking about birthday gifts for my kids, turkey, and of course, Christmas gift ideas. November and December are very overwhelming months for me. I need to start making a list (and checking it twice!) I’m hoping Amazon will be of big help like in years past!
Since it’s the first Tuesday of the month, I’m linking up with Tanya for her this month’s Prime Purchases.
This month month I bought:
I have these 7/8 leggings in gray and black. I purchased another pair in navy. I can’t say enough good things about these leggings. I love the length, the angled hem, and the side pocket. My other pairs have held up nicely, and are the perfect fit.
I purchased this dress to wear to Keeneland with friends a few weeks ago. It’s pretty, flowy and comfy!
I wanted a bigger purse for fall and winter. I still use my messenger bag, but sometimes I want something that will hold more. I guess in the cooler and colder months, I feel like I have more to carry. I loved the look of this purse, and it also has the cross body option. I’d been missing a purse that has pockets, and I love that this one has so many storage options. I purchased the gray brown gun metal color, and I love it.
Hadley and her friends decided to make their costumes pretty simple, and they each were a different animal for Halloween. Of course, I would have bought Hadley a costume anyway, but the fact that she will wear this onsie as pajamas was a win as well. The past two Christmases, I’ve given her onsie animal pjs (from Target), so I knew she’d wear this one over time as well.
A quick and easy costume and cozy pjs…what more can she ask for?!
I usually put Christmas lights up around my white board at school in the winter months. I decided I wanted something for year round, so I ordered this pack of string lights.
I put them up in my classroom within minutes. They come with a remote with different settings, but I just keep them on the regular setting. Students get distracted enough without the help of flashing lights!
I’m very pleased with my Prime Purchases this month. What have you been Priming?
We don’t have school today, so I’m going to get caught up on my weekend chores! Tomorrow, I’m sharing the details from our fun and festive Halloween.
I bought these cooling towels for Hayden for after his cross country races. I can’t believe I didn’t buy them in the summer when he was playing so much baseball in the heat. He’s used them after some hot races, and they will be perfect for baseball season as well.
Y’all these earrings are my fave. I only typically wear stud earrings, and these have been my “go to” pair for a couple of years. Sadly, I lost one at school a couple of weeks ago, so I just went ahead and ordered this same pair. I love the rose gold color, and they are less than $9 (with an extra $1 coupon too!)
My watch band that I’ve worn for almost two straight years broke recently, so I purchased the set to replace it. I’ve never been good about changing watch bands, but I’ve switched these out a few times already. I love this color set, but there are other color options as well.
Hello! How was your weekend? I love a three day weekend, and this one was much needed! Back to school has felt like a big adjustment, so it was nice to have yesterday off. Now, I just need to conquer this four day week 😉
Today, I’m linking up with Tanya to share this month’s Prime Purchases.
I saw these meme recently, and they certainly apply to me over the past month (6 weeks?):
I feel like I have lots of purchases this month BUT a few were from July as well. Also, honestly, if I didn’t buy them from Amazon, I would have made multiple trips to Target and other stores, so Prime definitely continues to be a life saver!
Here are my purchases:
I’ve shared some of these items in previous posts this month, but now I’m putting everything in one Amazon post…
I mentioned that I got these sandals before our trip to California, and I wear them almost every day to school. Also, I’ve paired them with shorts, jeans, and white pants.
These sandals are one of my favorite purchases of the summer.
school! I paired it with my sandals, and I’ve also worn the gray version of this dress and paired it with sneakers and a cardigan for school.
The light weight sweater and short sleeve sweatshirt have been perfect for cooler summer days. I’ve worn both with shorts, jeans, and even my favorite Matilda Jane ruffle pants.
This waffle batwing sleeve cardigan has been a favorite of mine to throw over sleeveless dresses.
So, I had lots of clothing purchases over the past six weeks, but I knew that we were headed on our trip and then school would be starting back right after we returned. I was intentional about buying items that I knew I could wear casually and for school. Also, August 2020, for back to school, I was still wearing leggings and sweatshirts! It’s been since August 2019 that I needed to buy a few school clothing items. #makingupforlosttime
I shared a post about finally taking the time to purge my makeup bag and start fresh. I’d had the same bag, brushes, and products for far too long.
Hello! How’s it going? We are holding on tight to summer over here! Yesterday, the kids helped me set up my classroom for year number 20! I can’t even believe that I am 2/3 of the way finished with my teaching career. Time sure does fly by! Then, we spent the afternoon at the pool followed by lots of neighborhood kids playing outside and an impromptu decision to pick up some carry out pizzas for dinner. We had a perfect summer Monday, that’s for sure.
Today, I’m linking up with Tanya for this month’s Prime Purchases.
Here’s what I bought this month:
First up is the mini massage gun for Travis. Travis is a runner, and he always takes the time to stretch and cool down. The massage gun was the perfect birthday gift for him!
I recently shared that I bought a messenger bag, and I turned to Amazon to find the perfect strap for summer. I thought this black, pink, and rose gold one was fun. There are lots of cute color and pattern options.
As expected, this month’s purchases included some things for back to school as well as a few things for myself 😉 (+ a gift for Trav!)
Tanya’s next link up is September 7th.
Well, my kids are off to get their middle school schedules and meet their teachers today. I don’t know what’s harder to believe…the fact that summer is almost over or that I’m about to have two kids in middle school!