Recent Amazon Buys: For the Home

 


This past Sunday pushed us to check off some of our house items and that also prompted me to finally put a blog post for my recent purchases off Amazon. Without further adieu...



Wall Hooks: I purchased these for my hat wall {see above photo}. I wanted something aesthetically pleasing for when I wore one of the hats. I really love how these look in our bedroom!



Bamboo Shades: One of my most asked questions on Instagram is where we got our shades for our front room and here's your answer! You just can't beat the quality for the price...and my husband was able to cut one of them to size to fit our large front window!



Outdoor Tablecloth: For outdoor entertaining, this looks way more expensive and adds a sophisticated touch!




Bathroom Hand Towel Holder: Kind of random, but we finally ordered and installed these hand towel holders in our boys bathroom. I don't know what took us so long--having a towel easily accessible for teeth brushing is an absolute must! Plus, these are pretty too!



King-Size Duvet Insert: Another thing that I don't know what took so long, but we finally ordered a proper duvet for our King bed. We like to sleep with two duvets (his and hers) but we had a smaller Full/Queen size for each of us, which didn't look great when the bed was made. This is a great comforter and a good price too! We ordered this cover to go with it.




Pantry Organizers: Yet another thing that I don't know why I waited to long to purchase...but these bins--and these shelves-- have made a huge difference in keeping our pantry organized.



Air Fryer: We finally bit the bullet and got an air fryer. We initially thought we would never use it but it has been AMAZING! We throw in the kids chicken nuggets, cauliflower gnocchi, sweet potatoes, veggies...it's so quick and makes everything nice and crispy!




Citrus Squeezer: Last but not least, if you love making fresh-squeezed margaritas in the summer, then you need this tool! It really gets ALL of the juice out and will take your craft cocktail to the next level.


Happy Shopping!


xo natasha

Recent Amazon Buys: For the Kids!

 


Hi Friends!


It's been a minute since I've last posted and I missed a couple big milestones! First, it's been TEN years since I started this space and I just can't tell you how much joy this community has given me over the years. Even if the blogging world has taken a backseat to Instagram, TikTok, etc...I still love this space and want to keep posting. I've been able to document so much over the years, from welcoming our first baby, to vacations, gift guides and our new home! It may be more sporadic, but I'm not letting go yet! You can see my first post here!


Second, I missed all my usual favorite gift guides, like Wyatt's 6 year gift guide, Valentine's Day, Easter...eek! So I thought I'd start compiling some recent favorites here...first up, is for the kids!




Scooters! Now that the weather is warming up (hello spring!) we got the boys two of these scooters for Easter to help encourage them to get outside. Our friends have them and love them!



Masks! Never did I think we'd be talking about face coverings in this space, but here we are. The boys have to wear masks during school and these are honestly the best! Super comfortable and breathable! They make adult sizes too!



Fun Game! This game looks so random, but it's actually really fun for the whole family! You're given a pattern that you have to put together in order to "snatch" the cow from the farm. It takes some brain power and our boys love trying to figure out the different patterns.




Hoverboard! This is definitely a big boy item, but we ended up getting it for Wyatt's 6th birthday since he couldn't have his usual birthday party. Admittedly, our older son (who is 8 and a half) usually uses it more but it's been a fun gift for both boys!





Walkie Talkies! The boys have been requesting some walkie talkies for a while and are SUPER excited to get these (currently en route). I foresee a lot of forts, hideouts and top secret operations in my future...!




Flashcards! A package deal that works out well for both boys--one who is learning his addition and subtraction and the other is learning multiplication and division. We will sometimes review right before bed--a kind of quick fire round!




Excavator Truck! Another fun buy for Wyatt's birthday--he loves that it's remote control!


And for those looking for more Easter Basket ideas: Easter Ad Libs, Spring Book, Easter Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Swim Trunks and Pajamas!


Happy Shopping!


xo natasha

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Everyone

 


Christmas is NEXT Friday...can you believe it? I hope your shopping (and shipping!) has gone smoothly so far. We're probably about 85% there...just need to order and shop for a couple last minute things.


If you're stumped on stocking stuffer ideas, then look no further! Many of these items are some of our favorite tried and true products!


Srunci Pack: How cute is this set? A great gift for all the girls in your life (I love them so much--but then again I am a total child of the 80s/90s!).


Dog Chew Toy: We can't forget about our furry family members--Walter can use all the chew toys he can get his paws on! And it's really helped curb chewing on other things so far...knock on wood!


Beauty Blender: I love this for evenly applying my foundation (when I actually wear foundation, that is!). I've also heard really good things about this magic makeup eraser washcloth!


Key Chain: Rolling this over from my Men's Gift Guide...this is actually a great unisex item for most anyone!


Wine Stoppers: These little guys really do help prolong an open bottle of wine...and I love the neutral colors in this set of four.


Magnetic Slime: Stress relief for the whole family...and you know we can all use a little relief these days! Our boys especially watching the slime crawl over to the magnet!


Soap Rest: This was a super random buy but we really needed something to rest our bar soap on (the plastic kids cup was no longer cutting it) and this thing works really well! No slip and easy to clean too.


Santa Bubble Gum Tape: My kids love bubblegum, so why not make it fun?


Truffle Hot Sauce: The packaging alone had me at hello! Love the idea of truffle and hot sauce--sounds amazing for eggs, tacos and avocado toast!


Shower Mist: We have this and love it for the shower--it turns your mundane bathroom into a tranquil spa with just a spritz or two! Our boys love it too. It's very relaxing!


Bath Bomb: We can never have too many both bombs around--though baths for the boys seems more like a luxury these days!


Yeti Water Bottle: Perhaps the best thing about this water bottle is that it's DISHWASHER SAFE! Yes, you read that right. 100% worth it!


Good luck with finishing your shopping!


Bonus item: This weighted ball phone charger helps make sure your charger never falls off your nightstand!


xo natasha

Gift Guide: For Him

 


Can you believe Christmas is TWO weeks away?? Where is the time going??


Here's a gift guide for the hardest person to shop for and I think there are some solid options here, so if you're stumped, here ya go!


Lined Crocs: These are the bad boys that inspired my Gift Guide for Kiddos crocs. My husband swears by them for house slippers and going in and out of the house...er backyard.


Ball Cap: Classic for every guy on your list!


Christmas Vacation Socks: How good are these socks? And you know they're good quality because they're Stance! Top notch!


Running Shoes: I swear by Flyknit running shoes and I love that these just slide right on. Whether your guy runs or not, these would even be great for "running" errands!


The BEST Joggers Ever: My husband is OBSESSED with this brand (and you should be too!). All of their stuff is so great and buttery soft! It will be a win, no matter what item you purchase. I particularly love the color of these joggers for the winter!


Move Sonos Speaker: This is admittedly a little bit of a splurge, BUT, we love this thing. We move ours around the house and even outside in the summer to bring a little extra ambiance. I have mine playing holiday tunes as I type this!


Keychain: Easy stocking stuffer idea! :)


Massage Gun: I know there are a lot of these out on the market, but this one is tried and true! It may be my husband's favorite buy of the year! He loves it!


xo natasha