Hauls of any variety all the time intrigue me (grocery hauls, vogue hauls, and so on.) and I suppose it’s just like the grown-up model of somewhat child ogling birthday presents. Ya know the entire, “Ooooh! So what did you get!?” factor besides now, reasonably than ogling birthday presents, it’s Amazon hauls and grocery hauls I’m enthusiastic about. Life comes at you quick, my pals.
Right this moment’s Amazon haul is crammed with the randomness you’d count on from an Amazon haul and consists of the whole lot from birthday presents for the boys’ pals (so… many… birthday… events) to magnificence staples, house finds, some vogue goodies and extra. Let’s dive in!
I’ve been shopping for this eyeshadow stick for 2 years and by no means query whether or not or to not reorder it each time I run out. It’s a magnificence staple for me! I don’t use it as a typical eyeshadow however reasonably as a approach to smudge my eyeliner and provides my eyeliner a much less extreme look. I first apply eyeliner on my prime eyelid as near my eyelashes as doable. I then then run this eyeshadow stick straight over my eyeliner line to melt it up and make it look somewhat extra smudgy and undone. I adore it a lot! I’ve the 04 Taupe Shimmer coloration.
Birthday Presents for the Boys’ Buddies
I figured I ought to spherical this one up in a single class in any other case it could take over this haul. Three children all of whom are at prime birthday celebration age means we principally have a birthday celebration (or two) on the agenda always. Over the summer time it acquired so loopy that I ordered SIX of the identical reward to provide time and again (this kid-friendly digital camera — an enormous hit!) however issues are semi-slowing down now so I’m much less overwhelmed and higher capable of plan forward with barely extra individualized presents. The boys additionally love sitting down at my laptop with me and choices on Amazon so a few of these presents had been chosen by them.
Right here’s a roundup of our newest birthday reward purchases (among the following presents had been paired collectively or given with somewhat one thing else): Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit + Bear Head Lamp (6 yr previous boy), Plant and Paint Your Own Flowers Kit + The Fascinating Animal Book (8 yr previous lady), Biggie Beads (5 yr previous boy), Grow and Glow Terrarium + Lego Car Kit (4 yr previous boy), Owl Diaries Book Set (8 yr previous lady)
Once I noticed Kath weblog about this mat, I couldn’t order it quick sufficient. Ryan loves drip-drying his water bottles and cups on a kitchen towel in our pantry and I’m undecided why it bothers me a lot but it surely all the time appears to be like so junky. Enter this drying mat! It’s fabricated from diatomaceous earth, a brilliant water absorber, and absorbs water from Ryan’s cups and water bottles so properly. It matches our counter tops and isn’t an eyesore so that you higher consider this factor rapidly grew to become one in every of my favourite kitchen purchases!
There’s one thing a couple of handheld vacuum that calls to our boys. It’s not one thing I need to deny them as a result of anytime they provide to assist clear I’m all about it however generally their “cleansing” comes together with sudden casualties within the type of damaged objects. Living proof: My Bissell handheld vacuum. I missed it a lot within the months I didn’t have it so after I noticed this Eufy handheld vacuum come on sale throughout Prime Day, I nabbed it. I’m comfortable to report I prefer it even MORE than the Bissell I beforehand owned principally attributable to the truth that it appears to have stronger suction energy. I miss the stand the Bissell got here with however general have been actually pleased with the Eufy. I exploit it on a regular basis to hoover out automobile messes, for a fast clear between sofa cushions, cupboards and drawer crumbs, and so on. And sure, I do nonetheless let the boys use it however they now know firsthand that it’s NOT a toy.
Quickly after I printed Rhett’s third birthday weblog put up, we determined to formally drop Rhett’s nap. I’m form of shocked as we’ve all the time had children who’ve napped till almost 4 years previous in our home, however he was preventing it so, so arduous and by no means falling asleep. The primary few weeks of faculty have been a whirlwind as we’ve been navigating new schedules but it surely’s my hope to start implementing quiet time for Rhett after preschool on the times once we come house in between college pickups. One in all you really useful utilizing a visual timer for quiet time for Rhett and I LOVED the thought!! I ordered this one on Amazon as a result of it can enable him to see time reducing but it surely additionally has the choice to NOT make a noise when the time is up which was vital to me on the off likelihood Rhett falls asleep in his room throughout quiet time. I’ll report again on this one as soon as we give it a go!
Our boys are nonetheless 100% into melty beads. It’s an exercise I like that they love as a result of it’s calm leisure (a present when you may have three boys!) and is one thing they gravitate towards within the mornings or after college after they want somewhat chill time. They’ve additionally taken to creating melty bead creations to reward to pals which I like because it encourages them to consider their pals’ pursuits. (We’ll typically go away one bead off of their designs earlier than ironing and switch them into keychains and fasten them to birthday presents! I exploit the chains from the majority field of PopIt Keychains I purchased to connect to birthday presents however you may as well buy them in bulk by themselves.) My newest melty bead buy included this box which they love much more than the massive tub I initially purchased for them since all the colours are organized and simpler to search out.
I had such good luck with the gold paperclip chain necklace I ordered off Amazon again in 2021 that I felt assured attempting once more with two extra necklaces. This colorful beaded necklace made a previous Issues I’m Loving Friday weblog put up as a result of it simply feels so comfortable and it’s one I’ve discovered myself sporting on repeat all summer time lengthy. I additionally purchased this freshwater pearl necklace and it’s stunning!
My tolerance for uncomfortable bras plummeted as I entered my 30s and I now nearly solely put on bralettes and bras with none form of wiring in them. This racerback bra is one I bought in nude final spring and it rapidly grew to become my go-to bra of summer time to put on beneath tanks. (It really works so properly beneath the $8 Target tank I put on a number of occasions per week.) After sporting the nude bra a lot, I figured I ought to order the black one, too, and love each of them.
Chances are you’ll bear in mind the semi-DIY reward concept I shared some time again the place I put personalised letter patches on makeup bags for my girlfriends… Properly, I noticed the thought is likely to be a enjoyable one for presents for among the boys’ girlfriends as properly! There’s a lululemon lookalike crossbody bag on Amazon 1,000,000 and one influencers have highlighted through the years and whereas I personally discovered it method too small to be preferrred for mother life, I believed it is likely to be nice for somewhat lady to place little treasures in! Yesterday I made this little belt bag for one of many boys’ pals and customised it with the primary letter in her identify and a rainbow patch I had from this set of letters and love the way in which it turned out. We’re pairing it with the primary set of Owl Diaries books for an upcoming birthday celebration reward!
Should you learn Friday’s weblog put up, you knew this one was coming! For the longest time I’ve been on the wrestle bus in relation to discovering cute athletic socks for the boys. I’m choosy concerning the size and so many crew-style socks appear to succeed in their knees or higher calves. Fortunately a few weeks in the past I discovered a couple of winners and love the semi-retro look and the truth that they don’t hit too excessive on the leg. For Chase and Ryder, I ordered the black and grey variations of those Cotton Day socks and for Rhett I ordered these organic cotton socks in a variety of colors.
That is one other TILF point out! After we went on our first family camping trip earlier this summer time, the clear Burton snack bag I’ve been utilizing for the boys’ snacks for years was destroyed by squirrels once we stepped away from our campsite. That factor was loopy sturdy and ideal for storing a number of snacks and I used to be decided to switch it with the identical factor. Properly, after scouring the web, I got here up empty handed however stumbled upon something similar from the identical model. Apparently the bag I beforehand liked was discontinued years in the past however I made a decision to provide this updated version a shot.
I’m comfortable to say I LOVE it and actually prefer it much more than the older model. It’s made with the identical clear sturdy materials (we had no points with rips or tears for years till the squirrel acquired to our previous bag) but it surely additionally has a separate compartment on the underside of the bag which I like for separating bars or pouches from different snack choices. It holds a ton which is essential for me since I wish to have plenty of snacks readily available always for our children. I truly ordered a second one for Ryan to make use of for his toiletries once we journey after I seen him utilizing a gallon-size plastic bag throughout our Florida travels. He’s been utilizing it throughout his enterprise travels over the course of the previous month and stated he’s an enormous fan as properly.
This was simply one other re-order of our go-to dish cleaning soap. After initially discovering Puracy via their pure stain remover (one other favourite I’ve been ordering for years), I branched out and ordered dish cleaning soap by the identical model and haven’t seemed again. We pour this dish soap refill into one of many glass bottles we preserve by our kitchen sink and it really works nice.
I noticed this mini karaoke machine on a Lighting Deal per week or so in the past and took benefit of the financial savings and ordered it for Ryder for Christmas. He’s all the time listening to music and singing his coronary heart out and I believe this will probably be an enormous hit with him! And sure, sure I’m already over right here fascinated about the vacations.
REUZEL hair cream is the stuff we use within the boys’ hair nearly each single day. We used to make use of a paste by the identical model however after Ryan ordered this cream we haven’t seemed again as a result of it simply squeezes out and helps model their hair in a method that also has their hair wanting smooth versus crunchy, greasy or too slick. I even preserve one in my automobile for fast hair touchups in case we neglect to do their hair at house.
That is one other previous TILF point out and it’s simply the most convenient little factor! I had this meat chopping tool on my radar for some time after seeing a bunch of meals bloggers share it however by no means added it to my cart as a result of it appeared like simply one other factor. Properly, it’s apparently simply one other factor that’s very, very useful as a result of I’ve been utilizing it continuously and now absolutely perceive the hype. It completely mashes floor beef, rooster or turkey and I’ve used it to mash candy potatoes and butternut squash as properly. It’s been a welcomed addition to my arsenal of useful little kitchen instruments.
When Fortunate, our leopard gecko, acquired to go on a discipline journey to Chase’s college, I believed his classmates may love deciding on somewhat lizard toy to convey house with them to remind them of the day Chase’s favourite reptile came around. Amazon to the rescue! The small lizards had been an enormous hit in his class and fortunately didn’t trigger mayhem amongst his classmates. I admittedly nervous that not bringing the identical lizard toy for everybody may trigger fights over the “greatest” ones however fortunately second graders have come a protracted in comparison with preschoolers. Ha!
Questions of the Day
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