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Prime Purchases: July 2021

Hello! How was your weekend? I’m still trying to get back in the swing of things post-vacation. I’m caught up on laundry, I’ve been to the grocery, and now I’m trying to get my life together with summer school session 2 starting this week, kids’ activities and more! Take me back to the sunshine and sand!

We had a lowkey 4th of July…Trav took the kids to the pool while I did the some laundry and grocery shopping. We grilled out and then watched fireworks from our favorite spot!

Bonus! Travis was (still) off work yesterday, so we went out to lunch to celebrate his upcoming birthday.

Today, I’m linking up with Tanya for this month’s Prime Purchases post.

Well, this month was apparently all about me! haha In preparation for vacation, I bought myself a few items. (and some goggles for the kids!)

First up is the midi dress. I actually bought it at the end of May, and wore it to Hadley’s dance recital. I know it’s something I will wear to school and a few other times this summer. Also, I think it can be dressed up or down which is always something I think about when spending “a little more” on an item. This dress comes in a few color options and definitely doesn’t disappoint!

Boho Midi Dress

Here we are at Hadley’s dance recital:

I’ve had this dress saved on my Amazon list, and I knew I wanted to order it before vacation. I love this dress so much. It’s great quality, flowy, and super cute. The embroidery flower detail makes for a more elevated feel, and this dress is so comfy and easy to wear.

Leopard Babydoll Dress

Hadley got these faux Birks last year in white. She wore them all last summer and this summer as well. They’ve held up extremely well, and I had my eye on the rose gold version. That color has gone in and out of stock, so I jumped on it when I saw my size was back in stock. I will say that I typically wear a size 9 in shoes, but I ordered a 10 based off the recommendation of these slides that I ordered last year in white and then in pink this summer. The 10 definitely fits me perfectly.


Here I am last week in Charleston in the baby doll dress and sandals:

I always buy a few tanks in the summer, and I prefer the crew neck style. I ordered this one in blue and gray and they are perfect for wearing to the ballpark or even tucked into nicer shorts for a cuter summer look.

Crew Neck Tank

I often wear ball caps to the pool. I love a ball cap, but sometimes, on a hot day, I want the sun off my face, but I want my head to be able to breathe. (Does that make sense?) This visor hat has been perfect. A feature of the hat that I love is that it rolls up and has an elastic band to secure it together. That way, I just leave it in our pool bag when I’m not using it!

Sun Visor Hat

I’ve already shared a few favorite cover ups this summer, and then added this one into the rotation. It comes in a variety of colors, is lightweight, and I love that it is a little higher cut in the front than in the back.

Tunic Cover Up

Here I am at the beach in the visor and the cover up.

Last but not least, I purchased another two pack of goggles for the kids. No matter how many times I’ve told them, “if they aren’t on your face, they should be in the swim bag,” we still end up losing them. By “we,” I mean Hayden. These are great quality and Hadley even uses them for swim team.

Swim Goggles

I’m going to slow my Amazon roll for the month of July. I ordered Trav’s birthday present and a couple of things for Hadley for camp, but I’m going to try to treat July like a do January and give my debit card a minute to catch a break! Soon enough, I’m sure I will be ordering a few back to school items! Sigh…I don’t even want to think about that!

What have your Primed lately?

I hope your week is off to a great start!

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Amazon Prime Days

Hello! How was your weekend? We had a great one filled with baseball, but we were able to take some time to celebrate Travis for Father’s Day with dinner out and milkshakes on Saturday.

I will share more about that later this week. Today, is the start of Amazon Prime Day….but it’s actually two days. Today, June 21st and tomorrow, June 22nd.

Amazon Prime Day is 48 hours of deals for Prime members. The discounts are for everything from tech to fashion to personal care and more.

There are often lightning deals (short-lived discounts) and/or coupons that can be applied to products.

Here are some of my favorite purchases and saved items over the past year!


  • Paperwhite Kindle: I love my Kindle. Yes, I’m one who loves to hold a book in my hands, but a Kindle is so convenient. I purchased my Kindle two years ago as my end of the school year gift to myself (Yes, I do that! haha), and it’s always in my purse and now my swim bag. I typically have one hardback book and one book on my Kindle that I read.
  • Mini Massage Gun: I hope Travis isn’t reading this post because this is on the short list for a birthday gift for him next month. Even better is there has been a $20 off coupon to use when ordering.
  • 2-Pack Dual USB Portable Chargers: An ice storm will make you buy things like portable chargers. Now, they come in handy for long weekends at the ballpark or to have just in case on a road trip.
  • Projector Screen: I saved this screen (and the projector) after several influencers shared them last summer and even recently. The price has even dropped even since I added them to my Amazon list. Also, there’s a 20% off coupon that can be applied as well.
  • Mini Projector: Like the screen, the price has dropped since I added it to my list a while ago, and there’s a 20 % off coupon as well. I just think the projector and screen would be perfect for movie nights outside. Like the massage gun, the projector and screens are ideas for Travis in the future.

Clothes and Shoes:

  • 7/8 leggings: I have two pairs of the 7/8 leggings. I love them because they are buttery soft, comfy, cute, I love the angled hem, and they have pockets!
  • Women’s Comfort Slides: I love these slides! I bought them in white last summer and pink this summer. They are perfect for the pool, and I wear them all the time.
  • Polka Dot Button Down Ruffle Dress: I love this dress so much, have worn it so many times since buying it in April. It’s so comfy, and I always get so many compliments every time I wear it.
  • One Piece Swimsuit: This is my suit for the summer. It’s supportive and comes in many patterns. I have two, and have said that I’ve never felt more comfortable in a suit!
  • Boho Midi Dress: This dress has exceeded my expectations. It’s great quality, fashionable, and perfect for dressing up or dressing down.

Kids, Tweens, and Teens:

When I pulled a few ideas that we’ve gifted for the kids, I realized some of these items aren’t just for kids/tweens, teens…adults may like them too!

  • Automatic Golf Putter: Hayden loves golf, and this automatic putter is perfect for playing indoors.
  • Garmin Watch: Both of my kids are runners and have these watches. They wear them daily and not just for running.
  • Light Up Makeup Mirror: Hadley loves this light up mirror…especially because she shares the world’s smallest bathroom with her brother. She uses this mirror in her room to get ready for the day.
  • Waterproof Facial Cleansing Spin Brush: This brush is perfect for helping Hadley get in the habit of washing her face, and I use it sometimes too!
  • Training Baseballs: These training balls have been perfect for Hayden to use to practice baseball in the yard. (and ensure he doesn’t break another neighbor’s window…True story! (but with a golf ball!)

Other Faves:

  • Sipworks Tumbler: I gave this tumbler to Trav last year for his birthday. He used it so much (me too) that when I went back to school in March, I purchased one for myself!
  • Hardside Spinner Luggage: My mom needed an idea for the kids for Christmas, and I suggested this luggage for the kids. They’d used the same small soft-sided suitcase for ten years, so they were overdue for some luggage. I loved that these were hard-sided and easy to maneuver. Hayden has the 20 inch carry on in navy, and Hadley has the rose gold color. There are a variety of colors and sizes.
  • Waffle Fleece Blanket: I have two of these blankets in this slate color. They are perfect for getting cozy, and I’ve taken them to the ball park on chilly baseball nights.
  • Fuzzy Memory Slip on Slippers: I love these slippers so much. I even pack them on vacation or when we visit family. They are so soft and comfy. There’s a 15% off coupon too!
  • Stainless Steel Coffee Mug: I drink out of this mug most mornings. It does the best job at keeping my coffee hot for as long as possible. The mug comes in so many colors and packaging options (1, 2 pack, 4 pack).

Like the tumbler, I’ve given the slippers and mug for gifts for family and friends.

So many awesome deals can be found on these two days. Happy Shopping!

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Prime Purchases: June 2021

Hello! Happy June 1st. I can’t believe that it’s already the first day of June! We spent our weekend at a baseball tournament, and yesterday Travis and Hayden went to the Cincinnati Reds game with some friends while Hadley and I spent some time at the pool.

Of course, the significance of Memorial Day isn’t lost on us. We will always remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

I’m linking up with Tanya to share my Amazon purchases from this past month.

I feel like I have bigger purchase months in preparation for things like holidays or certain seasons. I try to plan ahead, so whenever the time comes, I have what I “need.” So, throughout the month, I purchased a few things in preparation for summer.

This meme made me smile 😉

This month’s purchases were definitely all about summer:

Summer Style:

I shared this top and sandals a few weeks ago. I purchased them as something to wear to finish up the school year with warmer days. The top is perfect with jeans or white pants for going out to dinner, and the sandals are very comfortable.

Babydoll Blouse

Slide Sandals

I purchased this dress in black and in the blue wavy stripe, and it’s the perfect summer dress. Both can be dressed up or down and are very comfy!

Tunic Dress

Summer Swim:

In a recent post, I shared about this swim cover up that I’ve worn through the years. I own it in a few colors (blue, black, and plaid), and have added a new one to the rotation the past few summers.

Swim Cover Up

Here I am a couple of summers ago in the blue version at the lake!

I purchased this similar cover up for this summer. I like that it’s the high/low style of my tried and true cover up, but I like that it has the button detail. I’ve already worn this to the pool a couple of times, and it’s a keeper.

Swim Cover Up

**When I wash these two cover ups, I hang dry them rather than putting them in the dryer. The black one that was my first one that I purchased a few summers ago, shrunk a bit after some time in the dryer. So, I hang dry them now.

Ok, y’all….I purchased this swimsuit in the “big leopard” print, and I love it. I do not look like this model ;), but honestly, I’ve never felt more comfortable in a swimsuit in my life. It’s cute, supportive, and flattering. Hadley said, “Mom! That’s a cuuuute swimsuit!”

So…with that kind of approval, I did what any mother in her early 40’s would do…I ordered it in another pattern (leopard, but smaller print) ! Truly, this swimsuit is the best purchase I’ve made in a while.

Crisscross One Piece Swimsuit

Pre-pool with leopard suit & navy coverup

Speaking of swimsuits, I ordered this one for Hadley. She’s back doing swim team for the summer and needed an extra one piece athletic swimsuit to rotate into the mix for daily practices.

I’m kind of freaked out that I’m at the point where I purchased a women’s swimsuit for my daughter, but it was the same sizing as her team suit (26, 28, 30, etc.), so I felt confident we wouldn’t have to return it. It fit her just fine, and she loves it.

Athletic Swimsuit

Andrea shared about this shampoo and conditioner that she has her daughter use to help with all the chlorine from so many pool days. The chlorine wreaked havoc on Hadley’s hair two summers ago, so I was glad when Andrea shared this recently. Hadley used it last week after only a couple of pool days, and her hair felt amazing after her shower.

Shampoo and Conditioner

I’ve also heard that hair masks can be helpful, so we are going to try this as well for Hadley’s hair every once in a while.

Pre-Swim Hair Defense

Summer Reading:

This book was one of Hayden’s picks from his summer reading list, and library didn’t have the young reader’s edition of the book, so I purchased it from Amazon. Hayden’s excited to start reading it!

Strong Inside Book

So, that’s what I’ve primed recently. What about you?!

The next link up is July 6!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks so much for reading.

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Monthly Musings: Summer Preview

Hello! I can’t believe that May is almost over. I’m so thankful we wrapped up our school year earlier than usual, but I already feel like the first week of summer has flown by!

Today, I’m linking up with Patty and Holly for their Monthly Musings post.

This month’s topic is Summer Kickoff...which is perfect because we are officially in summer mode around here.

1. Favorite Summer Tradition:

The 4th of July is one of my favorite parts of summer. I just love that Travis always has the day off, there are usually activities like a parade or pool fun, we usually gather with family or neighbors to grill out, I love the fireworks, and I always put my kids in something red, white, and blue!

My favorite 4th of July tradition is that I always make red, white, and blue waffles. Always.

Another favorite summer tradition is going on vacation. As the years have gone on, it’s been more and more difficult to find a week to go somewhere, but we try really hard to make it happen.

We love the beach.

2. Vacation Plans:

Well, I hope it pans out, as we’ve already had to adjust the dates, but we are hoping to get to Isle of Palm, SC for a few days in between kids’ camps and baseball games!

IOP October 2018

We’ve stayed in Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Hilton Head through the years. The Charleston area is amazing. If I ever win the lottery, I’m buying a vacation home in SC!

3. Ocean, Pool, or Lake:

Well, all of the above!

We spend much of our summer at the pool….

We love a visit to a lake…(KY has many!)…

But…the ocean is my fave…

That being said, I love to look at the water…more than swim it like the kids do. I enjoy a cold beverage, a good book, and a great view!

Photo by Hadley: summer 2019

4. Summer Fashion Items:

Well, I don’t know about summer fashion, but I love to be comfortable in the summer. Honestly, most days are spent at the pool or at a ball game. So, I’m typically wearing a swim suit and cover up or tank and shorts, but I just bought this Amazon dress in two colors, and I love it.


This is my FAVORITE Amazon cover up. I have purchased it in multiple colors throughout the years. (I’m wearing it in blue in the lake photo above!)

Cover up

5. Favorite Summer Recipe:

We grill out a lot in the summer. I love that because it means Travis is doing the cooking, and I usually just make a side dish or two. Also, we love fresh fruit as an easy side dish or snack in the summer.

I’ve shared this post with some favorite sides, and it includes this pasta salad that I found on Pinterest and make often.

6. Strawberry Shortcake or Blueberry Pie:

Confession, y’all! I don’t like blueberries! My kids do, but I don’t. I will eat strawberries all day long, and we love Strawberry Shortcake.

Last year, we picked fresh strawberries, and immediately made SSC for dessert that night.

7. This Summer vs Summer 2020:

This summer will be very different than last summer. We will be at the pool again and able to socialize freely with friends, neighbors, and family.

While Hayden played baseball last summer, it was postponed and then there were tons of rules and regulations. Baseball is on track for this summer and those extra restrictions have been lifted.

Hadley’s doing swim team again since we are back at the pool.

We look forward to a “normal” summer again.

8. Favorite Sunscreen:

I typically use Neutrogena in the summer. The spray is perfect for applying to kids quickly, and the face stick is easy for application as well.

9. Favorite Summer Beverage:

I definitely up my water game during the summer.

For summer cocktails, I love White Claws, Simpler Wines (rose’!) from Trader Joe’s, and then I just found this strawberry margarita cocktail at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago. It was a hit with all the moms at the 5th grade graduation get together 😉 We just poured it over ice. It was easy, light, and refreshing.

10. Summer Garden:

Travis did plant a few things for this summer like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.

Last summer, we didn’t plant a garden, but check out this zucchini from our 2019 garden. We had returned home from vacation to find this guy!

August 2019

What are you looking forward to this summer?

The topic for June is end of school traditions/summer plans:

I hope you are having a great week.

See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

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Prime Purchases: May 2021

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so I’m linking up with Tanya to share my recent Prime Purchases.

Y’all, I feel like I showed great restraint this month 😉…I purchased a couple of things for the kids as well as a couple of clothing items for myself.

For Me:

I’ve shared about this dress in a previous Friday Favorites post, but it’s too good not to share again. I wore this dress for an afternoon at Keeneland, and I’ve worn it to school and church. I’ve gotten compliments every time I’ve worn it. It’s great quality and super comfy!

V neck dress

I have these 7/8 leggings in black, and I just recently purchased them again in gray. I love these because they are my perfect length (7/8), have a side pocket, and have the angled hem that provides a high end touch.

7/8 leggings

For the Kids:

After Hadley’s first dance competition, I realized how much easier it would be to tote her costumes around in these hanging bags. I purchased these because they have the zipper pockets on the bottom which have been perfect for storing her dance shoes and costume accessories for each costume.

Garment Bags

Hayden heard about John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series, so he asked for the first book. He read it, loved it, and has asked for the second book.

Theodore Boone book 1

With only a few weeks left of school, I needed some more lunch box notes, and thought these were so cute. The are on cardstock quality paper, have vibrant colors, and cute sayings and graphics.

Lunch box notes

Next month’s month’s Prime Purchases link up is on June 1st! Well, it’s barely May, and now I’m thinking about June!

What have you been Priming lately? Make sure to check what others purchased this month as well!

Thanks so much for reading!

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Prime Purchases: April 2021

I love Prime Purchases posts, and today I’m sharing my monthly Prime Purchases via Tanya’s fun link up.

This post is piggy backing on a previous post I recently shared. I shared Easter gift ideas for kids a few weeks ago, and many of those items were also Amazon purchases this month. Links to the items below are in that post.

Now that everything has arrived, I can attest to the fact that the clothes are great quality, and the kids were excited about the books, and loved the weighted (5 lb) blankets!

Other items I ordered this month:

This month’s purchases included a few items for me, a couple for the kids, and one purchase for our house!

Nothing says back to school like a new coffee mug and file folders…

I’d purchased this travel coffee mug for Travis as a Father’s Day present, and ordered one for myself for back to school. I need coffee now more than ever! (Some colors, like the aquamarine are now less than $12!)

Coffee Tumbler

Once I got back to school and needed to get organized, I realized I’d run out of file folders. I like to buy colorful ones for different tasks and to stay organized.

File Folders

After I shared Easter ideas, I realized I’d forgotten goggles for the kids’ Easter baskets. They received these a bit early because I knew they would need them for our Nashville trip. They’ll use them this summer at the pool too!

Swim Goggles

We also needed new headphones for the car. I’d purchased these at the beginning of the year for the kids for online school, and they’ve been awesome. Since they are now kept at school, I purchased the same rose gold and gray/black to keep in the car. The ones they had been using were a few years old…and we’ve misplaced the wireless set that came with the car. (and by “we,” I mean they misplaced them!)


I shared these beads when I shared my Easter decor, but these wooden beads have been the perfect addition to the tray in the sun room.

Wooden Beads

I’ve already changed out my tray decorations since Easter, but I’ve kept the wooden beads.

I’m not sure the last time I wore a slip, but I purchased this beige one to wear under my Target dress.


The dress didn’t require a slip, but the slip made me feel more comfortable with the v-neck and thinner material.

So that’s what I Primed this month. I always tend to make a few more purchases leading up to a holiday because Amazon is so convenient! That being said, I will probably slow my Prime Purchases roll a bit for the month of April!

Next month’s link up is on May 4th!

What did you Prime this month? Thanks so much for reading!

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Prime Purchases: March 2021

Hello! The first Tuesday of the month always sneaks up on me, but it’s always one of my favorite posts to write. I’m sharing my Prime Purchases again this month thanks to Tanya hosting her fun link up!

I only have a few purchases (Trav’s praying paid off 😉) this month, and they are a mix of comfy and random!

I’ve shared these leggings in another post, but they are definitely still a favorite. I wear them all the time. They are soft, comfortable, and have the cute scoop detail at the ankle. They are 7/8 length which is the only length that I wear.


The leggings are perfect for my weekend (read: everyday) “momiform” of sneaks, leggings, and over-sized sweatshirt.

Speaking of “momiform,” these joggers are legit. If I’m not in the leggings, I’m probably wearing these joggers. They are perfect for wearing with a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, a sweater and (in my opinion) can be dressed up or down. I’ve worn them to church with a sweater and leopard flats! I look forward to wearing these in the spring with a t-shirt and flip flops!


Well, when we had to two straight weeks of winter weather and lost power for two hours, I realized a portable charger sure would come in handy! This two pack arrived before storm number 2 (of 3) rolled in a couple weeks ago. Of course, we didn’t lose power again, but I know these will be good for travel or to keep in my purse in case our phone or iPads need charged while we aren’t home.

2 Pack Portable Charger

I ordered this cute Boxwood wreath as an addition to my new candle pedestal from The Nested Fig.

Mini Boxwood Wreath

It’s super cute and great quality.

I try to buy the kids a game as a Valentine’s Day gift that we can play as a family. Bananagrams is so fun, and we’ve played it quite a few times. I love that you can even play the Solitaire version of this, so it’s a game that can be played with one or many participants.


I didn’t Prime much this month, but these purchases we good ones! Next month’s link up is on April 6. I have a feeling I will have a few more purchases as Amazon is a main resource for helping me fill up the kids’ Easter baskets!

I hope to post pretty regularly this week, but with family visiting, the transition back to in person learning, and kids’ activities, I’m not sure what I will have time to share.

Currently me: 😂

As always, thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check out the other ladies’ Prime Purchases posts!

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February 2021: Prime Purchases

Hello! Well, we woke up to a few inches of snow yesterday that I wasn’t even expecting! Since we are doing virtual school, I don’t stay glued to the weather channel in hopes of a snow day like I do during a regular school year. That being said, both of my kids got on their class Zoom meetings at 8:00 only to have their teachers tell them to take a “two hour delay” to play in the snow, read a book, or stay on with the teacher for tutoring. My kids (and Homer!) played in a the snow for about an hour before resuming school at 10:00. I’d say the first day of February started off quite nicely with the 2021 version of a snow day.

…moving on to all things Amazon! I’m linking up with Tanya for her monthly Prime Purchases post!

Now, I’ve shared before that my version of a “dry January” includes not shopping on Amazon for the month.

Well, this month was a dry(ish) month. And…defintely drier than December! Also, a few purchases were for organizational purposes, so I feel like those shouldn’t be counted against me! They were for the sake of organization! 😉

Here are my Prime Purchases this month:

I am actually starting with a late December purchase. I tried something new this year that did work nicely and saved my sanity. It’s always difficult for me to give present ideas to many family members for Hayden and Hadley since their birthday is in November followed by Christmas. I have a list on my Amazon account of ideas that I add to throughout the year. This year, I shared that list with extended family for ideas for the kids. When someone made a purchase from the list, the item disappeared, so people weren’t buying multiples of gifts. It really did work out nicely.

Anyway, the kids were in desperate need of new suitcases. They’d had the same personalized ones since they were born. Seriously, I purchased these sweet little blue and pink suitcases before their first trip to KC when they were four months old.

Anyway, it was time for an upgrade. My mom bought the carry-on size one for each of them for Christmas. She had them sent to my house, and when I opened Hayden’s blue suitcase, it had a more purplish tint to it. So, I went ahead and sent it back, and bought the navy one for him (and my mom reimbursed me #yeahvenmo!). My mom bought Hadley the champagne colored one. They are awesome, fit so much, and glide while pushing or pulling them. I am very impressed. I actually need a medium sized suitcase, and will definitely see what Rockland has to offer.

My closet is a disaster…with a capital D! I ordered these organizers to to help with my t-shirt and sweater sitch!

I was wanting to find new neutral pillows for the couch and stumbled upon these farmhouse style buffalo plaid pillow covers! I ordered them in the cream and beige, size 18 x 18. They are so cute (and I love the little pom poms on them), and I already had pillow inserts to use when they arrived.

Homer gets on our couch…and we never really stop him. So, we typically have a blanket for him to sit on. I’d been using an old quilt, but wanted to get something more neutral (neutral is apparently a theme for my couch) 😉 and easily washable. I purchased a small and a large in the blanket. The small is for a chair he likes to hop in to look out the window, and the large is for the couch. We’ve washed both a few times, and they’ve been just what we needed to try to keep the Homer hair at bay.

Homer approves of both the pillows and the blanket 😉

So, I’ve been using our new Air Fryer a bit, and I’ve seen people suggest using liners for easier clean up. I found these when I searched for Air Fryer liners. They work great, and I’m glad I read the instructions and you only put them in the Air Fryer after it’s finished preheating!

Well, you had to know that I wouldn’t make it the entire month without ordering one clothing item! This shirt arrived over the weekend, and I’ve already worn it twice! It’s perfect to put over my workout tank before and after my workout. I’ve worn it with leggings and skinny jeans. It’s lightweight t-shirt material…not a sweater! It will also be perfect for the spring, and I love the pockets. It comes in a variety of colors, but I got it in this blue.

Here it is on me:

So those are my purchases this month. The next link up is February 2nd.

What have you been Priming lately? Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ posts!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

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January 2021: Prime Purchases

Well, it’s the first Tuesday of the month (and of 2021), and I’m so happy that Tanya is still hosting her Prime Purchases link up. I love looking at what others purchase, and sharing my purchases as well.

In December, I bought a few odds and ends, some clothes (per usual), and a few gifts. So, I’m sharing those with you today!

Notes and Note pads:

I purchased some lunch box notes at the beginning of the school year, and they lasted me until the end of the semester. My kids take their lunches on the two days they go to the pod. I’m guessing next year in middle school they won’t want lunchbox notes, so I will embrace this last semester of elementary school!

I needed some magnetic pads of paper for our grocery lists, and I thought this pack was cute!


I’d seen this sweater swirling around IG Stories and thought it looked just my style. I ordered it in this navy blue in a large…It’s very soft, cozy and great quality. I will say I wouldn’t call this navy blue. It has more of a green coloring to it. I love the color either way. I’ve seen some style it as a sweater dress, so that’s why I got the large. That being said, I still only would feel comfortable wearing it with leggings.

I did order it in a size medium in the pink color, and it’s more of a perfect fit and still works with leggings. I’m keeping both sizes and colors because I love it and the fit is meant to be oversized anyway.

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Now that I’m focused on getting back on track with working out, I purchased this zip up in blue and love it for a lightweight option to put over workout tops. I’ve seen the price fluctuate on it, but I did get it for under $20.

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As always, Amazon came in clutch for Christmas presents. I ordered quite a few things for family members and the kids, but here are a few of the items.

Travis is a runner. When I saw this beanie with the built in light, I knew it would be perfect for him on morning runs. The price was great when I bought it, but it looks like it’s even cheaper now!

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TAGVO USB Rechargeable LED Beanie Cap, Lighting and Flashing Alarm Modes 8 LED Hands Free Flashlight, Easy Install Quick Release Headlamp Beanie, Unisex Winter Warmer Knit Cap Hat

I asked for this meat chopper last year for Christmas, and loved it so much that I purchased a couple for family members. It’s life changing. Seriously…it’s such a handy kitchen gadget.

Hadley has taken an interest in skincare lately, and I thought this facial spin brush would be perfect for her to use since she’s started washing her face. I swear she knows more about skincare, beauty and hair products than I ever will!

This purchase was a last minute gift. After purging Hayden’s closet, we found an ink cartridge box full of cash! Hayden quit using his piggy bank because he lost the cork that holds the money in the bank. So, he’d been hoarding his cash in the random box! It almost got thrown out! Travis suggested I look for a KC Chiefs piggy bank, but I didn’t see any options. So I put two and two together, and bought this bank…

and these stickers….

to make Hayden a KC Chiefs piggy bank. He was so excited!

the other stickers are on the back…

So…that’s a peek at what I Primed this month! What purchases did you make?

My “dry” January typically consists of not making any Amazon purchases, but I have purchased a few organizational items because January also means purging and organizing around here. Those items haven’t arrived yet, but I can share those next month. Otherwise, I’m pausing Amazon purchases for the rest of this month. My debit card needs a break.

Check out Tanya’s Prime Purchases schedule and join us next month!

Thanks so much for reading, and happy Priming!

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December Prime Purchases

Happy December 1st, friends!

It’s Prime Purchases blog post day! I love this link up with Tanya because I always like to see what people have purchased over the past month! Today’s post is a two for one because I’m sharing what I purchased in November as well as sharing my TOP 5 Prime Purchases of 2020.

November Purchases:


I’ve had a couple of sweaters on my list to purchase once the weather turned colder. At the end of the month, I ordered these two sweaters, and I love them. They are both soft and cozy.

Fuzzy Knitted Sherpa Sweater

This one is “one size fits all,” and is a bit over-sized on me. (Apparently, at some point, it was $80…I can assure you I paid this cheaper price tag!)

Both are perfect to wear with leggings or jeans!


Erika shared these practice baseballs that her sons use, so I picked them up for Hayden as a last minute birthday gift.

Speaking of birthdays, Hadley has asked me for blue light blocker glasses since the beginning of the school year. Since the kids are learning online right now, I thought they would be the perfect gift to go along with a couple other goodies I’d picked up for her for her birthday.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

She’s always wanted to wear glasses, and they look so cute on her. I keep telling her that her day will come when she will actually need glasses, but I guess she’s felt left out since Hayden (and Trav and I) have glasses.

Since it was a 4 pack of glasses, I claimed one pair for myself!

Funny flashback story: For kindergarten registration, we had to get their vision checked. Neither kid needed glasses at the time, but Hadley had her sights set on glasses. Halfway through the exam, the technician turned to me and said, “I think she’s just making this up as she goes!” Needless to say, we had to start the exam over! 😂


I ordered this cable knit tree skirt for my new pencil tree. It’s perfect and fits the homey vibe I was going for with the tree.

Here it is on our tree…that Hadley has named Frosty! 😊

I’ve now moved the tree into our bedroom to make room for our bigger artificial tree.

I hardly decorated the sun room in years past, but we do hang out there so much more now that we switched out the furniture back in the spring. So, I ordered these pillow covers to go over my usual pillows that are out there. They are absolutely perfect, and there are a ton of cute options. I was so pleased with them when they arrived (and happy to not have to also get pillow inserts since I could use my current pillows!)

Here they are in the sun room…


Last year, I bought a “Clapper” at Walgreens for the sun room Christmas tree since it’s hard to get back behind the tree to plug it in every night. The kids each have a tree in their room, and I moved the pencil tree to our bedroom, so I looked on Amazon and found these plug ins…with one remote. From my bedroom, I can turn off each kid’s tree and my tree with the one remote! Genius.

Since both the kids, especially Hadley, like to fall asleep to the glow of their tree, this has been a life saver!

I love PB2 for my shakes…but it seems to be hard to find at Kroger these days. I found this two pack on Amazon, and they will last me quite some time!

Amazon 2020 Faves:

Tanya mentioned for December’s post, we could also share our fave Amazon finds of 2020.

Here mine are…in no particular order…


This fleece waffle blanket is so perfect that I bought two of them for the chairs in our living room. They come in a variety of colors, but mine are this “slate blue” color.


I’ve been raving about these Hanes sweatshirts since the spring. I have them in pink, black, and this blue color. You can’t beat the price at under $9!!


I shared about this tank last month, and I still wear the black or glacier gray one under most sweatshirts or cardigans I wear. The tank is a perfect staple for your wardrobe.


I heart this mug so much. It’s stainless steel and keeps my coffee warm. I have the aqua color, and use it almost daily. That being said, the only downside is that it doesn’t fit in my car cup holder, but I use it for my morning coffee while at home. I rarely use the lid unless I’m going somewhere and know I can manage not spilling it even while in my car.

I just love the fact that it keeps my coffee warm for quite some time while I’m at home.


These slippers are EVERYTHING. I’ve worn these since the summer, and so far, they haven’t been #Homered. haha They keep my feet warm, I can wear them outside if needed, they are so soft. These are definitely a great gift idea!

I saw Shay share this graphic in her Instagram stories the other day, and it made me laugh.

I’m sure Amazon will continue to come in clutch for holiday shopping! I only purchased a few things yesterday for Cyber Monday on Amazon, but I know that it will continue to be a great resource for me during the holidays.

What have you been Priming lately? Don’t forget to check out the other posts in Tanya’s link up!

Thanks so much for reading, and happy shopping!