I have read some other blogs recently about things people have been buying on Amazon and I thought it would be fun to share some of the random things we have purchased. Maybe it will help keep you sane during this time. So, here are some recent purchases that have been a hit.
NOTE FROM JORDAN: As mentioned last week, we are having blog issues. After we published this post, the colored font for the highlighted links decided not to show. However, to go to the Amazon link, just click the product name or where it says “this one” in the text. We are working on this problem.
The first thing I wanted to share was this running belt. I ordered new running shoes and have started slowly running again. It has been a while, considering Zappos said the last time I bought running shoes was 2013. So, I am easing back into this whole running thing. I have other tennis shoes I wear for working out, but it was time to get back to good shoes for running. Before, I never ran with music. I did a whole marathon and didn’t bring a phone or listen to anything. Granted, I ran with Charles so we talked. Now I can go for a run during the kids’ nap. Since Charles is working from home, I can run on my own without pushing a stroller, so I wanted to give running with music a try. My phone is big, and I didn’t want to hold it and run. I read reviews about people not loving the arm bands for phones, so I got this belt. So far, so good. It holds the phone, and it is easy to access if I need it. I think this will come in handy other times when I just want to bring a phone and a credit card.
Water balloons! I got some of these for the kids Easter baskets, and we have had a blast with them. I have seen them before but filling them up was just as fun to watch and is so easy. Where were these when we were kids? I ordered more to have on hand because some days you just need to get outside and throw some water balloons!
Puzzle saver. I shared on Instagram at one point that on our dining room table we had Little Miss doing a 500 piece puzzle, Charles working on a 1000 pieces, and Google doing a firetruck puzzle. I love it, but I was missing having a dining room table for dinner. I found this, and it has been amazing. We can just roll it up and store a puzzle till we are ready to start puzzling again. Plus, we can move it around. Sometimes it is on the dining room table and other times the coffee table.
We have been doing a lot of coloring and Little Miss likes to use colored pencils. Well, a large amount of pencil shavings that didn’t make it into the trash can, and it was taking too much time for me to sharpen some of the pencils. I thought it was time to upgrade. So this sharpener helps us more time to do the fun part of coloring.
As much as I love coloring princesses and super heroes, Charles and I each decided to get our own coloring books. Charles opted for this book Landmarks of the World.
I thought this one would be a fun book to color.
Charles ordered this book to do engineering projects with Little Miss. They are cute little projects, and you have most of the stuff already around your house.
Janette here. Now I’m going to share some of the items I have ordered on Amazon during the lockdown.
I needed a stool in the pantry that did not take up floor space. I ordered this one, and it fold up and fits behind the door when I am not using it. It’s so handy just to pull when I need to reach into the back of the cabinets. It’s very sturdy. My old stool will go to Goodwill.
Little Miss is a pretty good puzzle worker for a five year old. I ordered this puzzle and had it shipped directly to her. She has finished it and will send it to me to work soon. I did a puzzle last week, and it was the first one I have done since I was a little girl.
Our kitchen is getting quite the workout these days. The paint started chipping off of my old Dutch oven, so I checked the reviews and ordered this one based on the opinion of the people at America’s Test Kitchen. Some colors are no longer available.
After enjoying a Nespresso at Jordan’s house on every visit, I decided to treat myself to this one. This is the one I purchased, and I am really enjoying it. I’m a new coffee drinker, and each day I drink a cup of decaf from my new Nespresso.
So, of course we have both ordered the necessities like razors, hair color, tooth paste, etc., but in this age of staying healthy, it’s so nice that we have our online shopping.
Cheers and Take care.
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