While I do not have a TILF post for you guys today (which bums me out because I LOVE writing them every week), I was able to wrap up a post I’ve been slowly chipping away at for a little over a week now and figured it would be a decent one to share in lieu of my usual Friday roundup of favorites. I hope you guys — especially my fellow Amazon lovers out there — enjoy this one!
10 Recent Amazon Finds
I don’t know what it is about Amazon haul videos on Instagram, but I love them! Granted most of the ones I watch seem to center around fashion finds but since I use Amazon for ALL THE THINGS, I thought the occasional Amazon roundup featuring items I recently purchased on the site might be of interest for any other Amazon fans out there.
Today’s post includes 10 of my most recent Amazon finds and includes everything from kid-related items and fashion finds to a new cookbook and birthday gift ideas!
Cook Once, Eat All Week by Cassy Joy Garcia
I ordered this cookbook after listening to a podcast where the author spoke all about her meal prep strategy. All I have to say is this: If you want to get into meal prepping healthy food, check out this cookbook! It breaks everything down in a very easy-to-follow way and the recipes I’ve made from the cookbook have all been delicious. I have no doubt this cookbook will be finding its way into my list of all-time favorite cookbooks as I continue to use it.
I was suckered into ordering the TAO toothbrush after an influencer I follow on Instagram said she swears by it and loves the “whitening” mode on this electric toothbrush. What really sold me, however, is the docking station of this toothbrush because it uses ultraviolet-c rays to kill 99.9% of germs when your toothbrush is not in use. (The toothbrush is inserted into the base with the bristles upside down.) It also protects, dries and charges the toothbrush and isn’t a total eyesore on your bathroom counter. I loved it from the first use and it leaves my teeth feeling incredibly clean!
This is one of my go-to birthday party gifts for Chase’s buddies right now because walkie talkies seem to be a HUGE hit with just about every four year old out there. We ordered the pink set for his friend Ella for her birthday at the beginning of the month and according to Ella’s mom, they were another slam dunk!
We have this exact same stainless steel Thermos water bottle in blue for Chase and since Ryder is always hijacking it, I figured it was time to order him one of his own. I ended up ordering the teal water bottle for Ryder and the purple version for my niece to include in her birthday gift at the end of the month as well. I love that the bottle isn’t plastic and that it’s dishwasher safe and doesn’t leak when the cap is closed.
I ordered these for a friend who recently had a baby because I had no idea they even existed when Chase was a baby and they’ve been a big-time game changer for Ryder! They prevent little ones from squeezing baby food out of food pouches and are the best for encouraging independent eating. If Ryder is eating a pouch, you better believe it has one of these toppers on it!
I ordered these barrettes because my postpartum baby hairs are OUT OF CONTROL and barrettes are back in style so it felt like a match made in heaven. I wear my hair up almost every single day so these barrettes are already getting a lot of use! Something about using one of these barrettes in my hair when I have it pulled back makes me feel a little more pulled together so I consider that a win.
I’ve been using Amara Beauty Vitamin C Cleanser for 2+ years and it’s fantastic and one of my most frequent repeat Amazon orders. I found the cleanser on Amazon after I did a bunch of research for a clean, vitamin-C rich facial cleanser. Prior to this cleanser, I used Beautycounter Nourishing Cream Cleanser and really liked it but I wanted to try something with vitamin-C following the advice of an esthetician. (Plus, the Amara Beauty cleanser is $11 cheaper and contains 2 more ounces than the BC cleanser.) Amara Organics Vitamin C Facial Cleanser was the cleanser I found after looking for a product that was free of many common harsh ingredients that also contained vitamin C and I feel like it’s very gentle while still cleansing my skin of makeup, dirt and all that jazz.
I know I’m so late in the season to be ordering such a summery purse but I love this one so much! It’s such a pretty little bag and perfect for girls’ nights, date night, etc. (Note: This one is not mom life approved because it doesn’t hold nearly enough snacks… or diapers.) The pricepoint was great (less than $25) and I think it goes with so many different outfits. Plus, it seems like the kind of summery bag that won’t go out of style anytime soon so I have a feeling I’ll get a lot of use out of this one for years to come.
A month or so ago, I put out a request via Instagram Stories for chapter book recommendations for little kids. I prefaced my request by saying I know Chase is young to begin a chapter book but he LOVES reading and has a crazy-good memory so I thought it might be a worth a shot. Without a doubt, the most recommended series was the Magic Tree House series of books and after trying to find the first few books at our local library with no luck (they had the audiobook but not a real book — odd, huh?) I ordered the first four on Amazon a few days ago. I will definitely report back once we’ve started them with Chase and let you know how they’re going (or if they’re something we end up saving for when he’s a little older).
It can be really challenging to try to make the move away from plastics with a toddler in the mix because Ryder is in the phase where he wants to pick everything up and toddle around with it. This cup is great because, unlike stainless steel sippys out there, it’s still clear and I love the fact that I can see how much liquid is left in the glass sippy cup. (The outside of the cup is plastic but there is a glass insert inside that holds the liquid.) It comes with both a straw or sippy top option and doesn’t leak!! (Note: We’ve only used the straw because that’s what Ryder prefers.) Ryder carries this sippy cup all over our house and the only time even a drop will come out of it is if he throws it really, really hard on the ground. I’m a big-time fan of this one!!
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Question of the Day
- Fellow Amazon fans: Any awesome Amazon finds lately? Please share!