I began sharing these random roundups of Amazon finds back in 2019 and though there haven’t been a ton of them (see the first one here and the second one here), since they seem to be posts you guys enjoy, I figured I’d continue to periodically share them here when I have a decent number of Amazon wins to highlight!
Today’s post includes everything from random kitchen finds, chapter books for kids and my new favorite tumbler to socks, storage baskets, dish soap and more. I’d also love to hear about some of your recent Amazon finds in the comments section so we all can check them out!
10 Recent Amazon Finds
The Dragon Masters series came highly recommended by you guys when I put out a request for chapter book recommendations for a 5 year old on Instagram Stories. Chase is absolutely devouring these books with a fervor I haven’t seen since we first discovered the Magic Tree House series. For anyone with kids around the same age as Chase, as a mom, I think this book is a great way to introduce chapter books to kids because the chapters are short, it still incorporates pictures on every page (they’re just black and white and not full-page illustrations) and the language is clean and kid-appropriate. (Yes, I’m the mom who doesn’t like characters in kid books calling each other “stupid” or other not-so-respectful names.) We are flying through this series!
The Simple Modern tumbler lives up to the hype BIG time. I bought it after seeing it pop up on Instagram over and over again and reading the positive reviews — there are more than 31,000 of them! I use this tumbler almost every single day and honestly find myself reaching for it more often than my YETI because its slender design makes allows it to easily fit in my cupholder and it keeps my water cold for a looong time! It’s also available in a ton of different colors but I’m a little partial to my bubblegum pink!
REUZEL Clay Matte Pomade (For Styling the Boys’ Hair)
Chase and Ryder’s hair has been through the ringer over the course of the past few months thanks to their DIY haircuts but we’re finally getting back into a phase of hair growth that I like on both of them. I’ve been using the REUZEL Clay Matte Pomade on their hair for years and one tub lasts forever! I don’t use much when I’m parting Chase’s hair or styling Ryder’s mohawk (aka his “spikes” according to him) but just a tiny amount is enough to get rid of some crazy bed head and make them look a little more stylin’!
These were a recent Things I’m Loving Friday feature for good reason! A good quality pen that writes well is something that makes me incredibly happy and, after taking inventory of the pens in our house that I reached for on repeat, I came to the realization that I LOVE .7mm medium-point gel pens the most. My favorite pens are the .7mm Sharpie S-Gel Pens because they’re not super fine, write smoothly and don’t smear. I love the crisp white color of these pens and the soft padding for my fingers is an added bonus. I highly recommend them if you’re a pen weirdo like me!
I was on the lookout for a basic casual long-sleeve top that would transition well from fall to winter and then from winter to spring. This Amazon find comes in a myriad of colors but since I’m a sucker for anything rust-colored these days, I picked that one and loved it! It’s a great length to pair with leggings and a flannel around my waist and looks good with jeans and white sneakers, too.
Call me lazy, but for some reason I always hated dirtying a large colander when I needed to drain and/or rinse a can of beans or tomatoes. This can strainer caught my eye on Amazon a while back and is so darn handy! I use it all time time to drain cans of food (or press them — as is the case with canned tuna) and it cleans easily which is an added bonus.
I tried going the homemade dish soap route a while back and it was one fail after the next. Once I officially threw in the towel, I switched to Puracy, a natural dish soap that’s free from harsh ingredients and damaging chemicals. It’s gentle on the skin but still powerful enough to cut through food grease on dishes and I’ve re-ordered this three pack off Amazon a bunch of times now!
Our boys RUN around our house non-stop. From the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep at night, I swear they never stop moving. We have hardwood floors downstairs and without non-skid bottoms on their socks, the boys have had more than a few wipe outs. These non-skid toddler socks are fabulous because they help prevent falls in our house and also look cute! I love the gray and black designs because the socks look cute when they peek out under their pants and seem to go with almost any outfit this time of year. (As I was writing this post, I ended up ordering the no-slip ankle version of these socks for the boys for the spring and summer months.) Thanks to my sister for telling me about these socks after she discovered the pastel version for Callie!
I’m a mom of three boys — all of whom have LOVED their pacifier — and yet I have never used a pacifier clip until baby #3. What was I thinking!? To be honest, Wubbanubs make it pretty easy for kids to find their own pacifiers since the stuffed animal attached to the paci helps a lot with keeping track of pacifiers BUT when we’re in the car, Rhett, much like his two older brothers, loves flinging his pacis all over the place. Enter, the pacifier clip! The bad boy is now a staple for us for car travel and stroller walks so we don’t lose any more pacifiers to the wilderness or the black hole of Mom’s car.
When I say this rope basket is giant, I mean it’s seriously ginormous. Picture a big rope basket in your mind? Okay, now double that size and you have this basket! This basket serves as the “costume basket” for all of our boys’ dress up clothes. It’s huge and not a total eyesore and works perfectly for storing all of their clothes, hats and dress up accessories.
Question of the Day
Any awesome Amazon finds to share? Please let us know so we can check them out, too!