We have a couple big house projects in the works that I’ll be sharing more about very soon (you can see what we’ll be working on this post!), but other than that I really haven’t been doing much shopping or (truth time) actually getting dressed in anything other than workout clothes most days. I usually start to get excited about resort new arrivals this time of year, but between the pandemic preventing any warm weather travel and approaching my third trimester, the prospect of bikinis and cover-ups feels more far-flung than it has in years past. So I thought I’d keep it real and share my last several purchases from Amazon since that’s where I seem to be doing most of my online ordering these days (#glamorous!). If you have a fun Amazon find, please share in the comments!
1. Pampers Swaddlers diapers — not exciting but believe it or not, I do get questions about what diapers we put Teddy in! I like these because they’re almost completely solid without any cutesy characters all over them.
2. Caldrea countertop spray in rosewater driftwood — a recommendation from my friend Jen that smells better than any other cleaning product I can think of. I started with the sweet pea scent and jumped on the elusive rosewater driftwood as soon as it was restocked. Both do a good job making our kitchen countertops sparkle, but the scent is more noticeable if you use it in smaller spaces like bathrooms or the laundry room. I’m all about little everyday luxuries right now and this is one that won’t break the bank.
3. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living — I’ve been working on implementing several new daily habits this year, one of which is keeping a gratitude journal that I write in before I start working each day. I got this recommendation from Taylor and thought I could read a page each morning after I write down what I’m grateful for? Will keep you posted if it’s a habit that sticks!
4. Striped rollneck sweater — I spotted this on Julia’s Instagram and immediately added to cart in a size medium to fit over my growing bump. I don’t like to spend a ton on maternity clothing (especially for this pregnancy where I’m seeing literally no one!) so the under $30 price tag was an easy sell.
5. Compagnie de Provence liquid hand soap in wild rose — I used to carry this line of hand soaps when I had my online boutique and decided to treat myself to my favorite scent (again the theme of making everyday items feel a little more special). It smells amazing and the bottle looks super pretty next to our kitchen sink.
6. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness — technically this was an Audible purchase, but I’m listening to this for a family book club with my cousins and it’s an eye-opening firsthand account of the author’s encounters with racism throughout her childhood and career. I’m not reading as much as I would like to be these days (needlepoint usually seems to win out at the end of the day!) but one of the habits I’m trying to incorporate is just carving out 10 minutes to read (or listen) and it definitely feels better than nothing!
7. Toddler cable-knit sweater — I can’t remember where or how I found this but I couldn’t resist this precious cable-knit sweater for Teddy that’s under $20.
8. Bio-Oil for stretch marks — I lather this on my stomach most nights in the hopes of preventing stretch marks and even though I’ve heard they’re mostly genetic and I didn’t really get any with Teddy, I like the smell (and price!) of this enough to stick with the habit. I’m also going to try applying it to a scar I have on the back of my leg and see if it helps at all!
9. Toddler winter hat — Teddy’s hats from last winter were all feeling a little snug so I ordered two of these fleece-lined earflap hats and highly recommend them. The big pom pom on top makes them cute as can be and you can’t beat the $12 price tag!
10. No-show socks — okay, I know this is a boring note to end on, but hear me out: few things drive me crazier than not being able to find a pair of clean, matching socks in the morning and therefore replenishing my sock drawer every so often (where do they all go???) makes me feel like I have my life just a little bit more in order.
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