Friday, May 22, 2020

Amazon Favorites

Happy Fri-YAY!!  I took a couple of days off because life got busy!  Hope you've had a great week.  Things are slowly starting to open up in Indiana and we've got some fun plans to see family this weekend.

Like many of you, I'm buying things on Amazon to save me trips to stores.  It's wonderful to find what you need online and have it show up at your door.

Here are my very random mix of Amazon favorites from the past few months.

1. Dutch Oven
I've always wanted a dutch oven for soups, stews and so much more.  I love the idea that you can cook on the stove top with it or put it in the oven.  Olive's been requesting that I learn how to make crusty bread.  Every single recipe I found said the best breads were baked in dutch ovens.  This one arrived in white this week.  I can't wait to learn how to use it!!

2. Climbing Dome
My kids are climbers.  I've been wanting to get them a climbing dome for about 6 months.  I waited.  Corona Virus hit.  Shelter at home orders were issued and the prices of them sky rocketed (like many backyard toys did).  When I first started looking they were $188.  A month ago the price went up to in the $400s with delivery expected for July.  I kept checking the prices.  A week or so ago the price dropped back down to under $200.  I ordered one right away as a Summer splurge for our backyard.  The kids are so excited.  We're hoping to get it built this coming week.  It has great reviews.  And remember - the price fluctuates a lot so keep an eye on it if you're interested in buying one.

3. Baby's 1st Year Calendar
With each child, I've kept a calendar of their milestones for the first year.  I love adding the stickers - first smile, first trip - along with documenting things like first time they rolled over, met family members or laughed.  It's a sweet way to document all those little things that are easy to forget.  This one just arrived for Leo.  It would be great for any new mom!

4. Vinyl Stickers
Have you seen these cute stickers that are everywhere?  They're perfect for water bottles, laptops, Yetis, coolers, lunch boxes and more.  This set is really kid friendly and fun.  I ordered it to add to the favor bags for Olive's cousin birthday party.

5. The 30-Day Productivity Plan
My husband ordered this book for himself and it caught my eye.  I'd put myself in the category of super productive every day.  I love lists.  I love getting stuff done and setting goals.  He would tell you that he struggles more with focus, list making and staying on task hence the purchase of this book.  Well I ended up reading it and really enjoying it.  It's very smart, doable and breaks down everything really well into 30 days.  I think it would help ANYONE become more productive.

6. Thermos Funtainer Water Bottles
These are our #1 favorite water bottle for the kids.  They have held up so well.  You can buy replacement straw pieces which we've done several times.  They don't leak, sweat and they keep ice icy all day.  I got some new ones for summer and am contemplating buying the larger 16 oz size once the weather gets hot and the kids need more water.

7. Favorite Games
We try to play games together several times a week.  We all enjoy these games.  Dream cakes is a fun game where you strategically build cakes to earn points.  Disney Eye Found It is a fun game of things to spot from movie scenes.  Tenzi is such a fun dice game.  You roll all different combinations of dice and race to get the requirements first.  It's fun and quick.  All of these games are good for ages 4 and up.

8. Remote Control Car for Kids
Fletcher got this for a gift a couple years ago.  He loved it so much!  I've gifted it to so many little boys.  I just ordered a new one for a little friend's birthday coming up next month.  It's super affordable.  I try to always include batteries with it so the kids can play with it right away.  It really is intuitive and kid friendly unlike many remote control cars.

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Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  1. We have a dome similar to that in our backyard and the kids love doing “tricks” on it! Have a wonderful weekend...YAY for getting to see family!💛

  2. I put one of those baby first year calendars together for each of my boys and even wrote what we did or something that happened on each of the days for them. I often wonder if they'll ever care but maybe their wives will?!

  3. Let me know how the bread turns out! I received a dutch oven for Christmas but since we had a mild winter here in NC and now it's already summer I haven't used it yet.


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