Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Amazon Fashion Finds for Under $40

Bringing you some of my favorite finds from Amazon this summer, all super easy to wear and throw on to get you out the door. Stylish meets comfortable and casual, which is the definition of mom goals for me.

  1. Straw Bag: Adorable for summer and at a great price. I love this sweet and simple piece.
  2. Sandals: Pricing error in your favor! For some reason, these Sam Edelman sandals are only $30 in the Liquid Metallic color. Such a steal! Run!
  3. Bohemian Earrings: Fun earrings with great pastels.        
  4. Rose Colored Shorts: I have these shorts in denim and they are AMAZING. They have lots of stretch and give, resulting in the most flattering fit. All for $11!
  5. Lace Bralette: Bralette super fan here (*raises hand*). I love the lacy detail of the straps, which adds a pretty touch when paired with any tanks. I can’t speak to how this fits any larger chested ladies, but so delicate and comfy for me.
  6. Striped Knotted Tee: I’ll just be living in this one forever. Stripes for life.
  7. Cozy Pajamas: These are serious comfy goals right here. They remind me so much of J Crew pajamas for less than half of the price.
  8. Button Down Dress: How cute is this?! Buttons and pockets in so many patterns.
  9. Best Basic Tee: Pair this with the paper bag shorts for the cutest understated outfit. This basic tee will layer under everything.
  10. Tie Up Paper Bag Shorts: So easy to throw on and tuck any top into. Summer must have!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Loving Lately

Back again with a handful of miscellaneous favorites to share with you—really, a round-up of things I’m really enjoying as of late. Here we go!

1. Cucumber Salad. We have cucumbers growing in our garden left and right, and this summery cucumber salad is just so good and refreshing for a hot day. I love it as a side to any cookout, or also as an afternoon snack. Ingredients: 2 sliced cucumbers, 6 tablespoons vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, bunch of dill, chopped. Mix all ingredients together and let sit for one hour before enjoying. 

2. There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane
This chilling documentary is about the mystery surrounding the 2009 car crash resulting from 36 year old Diane Schumer driving the wrong way on a New York parkway and colliding head on with another vehicle, killing 8 people. This one seeped into my subconscious and haunted me for a good while. We found it on this list if you’re looking for some good documentaries to choose from.

3. Rolled Ice Cream. Who knew such a thing existed? Turns out there are a handful of places in Pittsburgh and all across the country, and this is turning into quite the popular treat. I got the s’mores variety at Naturoll in Lawrenceville for any of you Pittsburgh locals. SO GOOD.

4. This pair of black distressed denim is marked down to $15 today after applying promo code 11640. I have this pair in other washes and love the fit.

5. This muffin recipe might be a new favorite for breakfast for the boys. Sweetened with maple syrup, and full of good stuff like rolled oats, wheat flour, and bananas, it gets all of our seals of approval. Throw them in the freezer and microwave your serving to maximize freshness.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Prime Day!

It's one of my most favorite shopping days today, Amazon Prime Day! What exactly is Prime Day, you ask? A day of deep discounts and some of the best deals out there, all on Amazon, available exclusively to Prime members. If you're not a Prime member, Amazon is offering a 30 day free trial here, which is worth signing up for to have access to all of this goodness!

Prime day runs for 36 hours, starting at 3pm EST, so I'll be continuously updating this page for the best of the best. Some of these deals are "lightning deals", meaning they go-live at a certain time and are only available in limited quantities. For these, it's best to keep a close eye on the time if you're interested in snagging anything because they go FAST! 

Below is a round-up of some of the deals already visible, which takes us through the first hour and a half or so. As mentioned, this will be refreshed as more becomes available to preview, so check back often! I'm doing the heavy lifing and sifting for you here to make it as easy as possible for you!

First up is an early-access Amazon Device deal on the Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet, with flexible parental controls that allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals that can be managed through your child's device, or remotely from Amazon Parent Dashboard. This little tablet, in its heavy duty kid-proof case, gives you access to popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. This is marked down to $89.99 today from its normally stated price of $129. Get it now for any road trips or summer travel, or tuck it away for a future birthday. Truly, a steal!

Best of the Deals of the Day 
Instant Pot Duo
We have this Instant Pot (I paid a lot more for it than the Deal of the Day Price), and we absolutely love it. It makes the perfect serving size for 2-3 people. I hate leftovers and waste, and this allows me to make just enough and FAST. Truly, it's as amazing as everyone says it is.

Yeti Cooler
Deeply discounted. I know how much people love these.
JOOVY Caboose
People are obsessed with this stroller, and I've never seen it this cheap. The $100 discount will apply at checkout.
Roomba iRobot 671: Compatible with Alexa
Ohhh, goodness. We have this and IT ROCKS. Marked down to $230 from a normal price of $350. This is like a 5th member of our household.

KidKraft Kitchen
A great deal-of-the-day price. Makes a perfect Christmas gift :)
Radio Flier Tricycle
Marked down to only $34.99 today! 

Hape Wooden Easel
A fun activity to put outside in the warm weather months for mess-free painting at a great deal-of-the-day price. 
We had this for the boys and it was a most-used baby item! Currently marked down to $69.99.
Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo

I love the modern aesthetic of this set. Swivels full 360 degrees and glides back and forth. Save an additional 20% at checkout. 
Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Stationary Ottoman, Coal Grey
Summer Infant Umbrella Stroller
This thing went to Europe with us TWICE before our second babe was born, and let me tell you, it is PERFECT for travel. I list all the reasons why over on my International Travel with Kids post, but in summary, it's super light, has a shoulder strap for carrying, reclines, and folds super easily.
Office Chair
This.Is.STUNNING. We're grabbing this for our home office. 

Cathedral Mirror
This piece is absolutely beautiful and is marked down to $89.99 today.

House Plants
Yes, house plants are for sale on Amazon, and during Prime Day, they're all 20% off. Discount is applied at checkout. I love the succulents and aloe. Search on Costa Farms for all of the best options.
Running around my house to see where I can put this beauty, marked down to only $45.99 today.

Jute Rug
On MAJOR sale today...we have one and love it.
We've seriously been eyeballing this comfy couch for the basement. This price makes it so tempting.

Distressed Rug
Perfect for a baby girl's nursery. 

Fringe Blanket
So pretty as an added accent to any space.
Bunk Beds
These are adorable at a great price. 
 Foam Climbers
These are one of our most loved toys. Oskar got these at 6 months and the boys continue to play with them 4 years later. On serious sale today, with an additional 20% off at checkout.

Greenies Dog Treats
For all of you with pups, these are a favorite treat.

Steve Madden Greece Sandals
I LOVE THESE sandals. They're an extra 30% off at checkout, marking them down to $55.
Clairsonic Mia 2
If you have finicky skin, this is a miracle worker. Marked $60 off as a deal of the day.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses
On sale for only $84!
BOSE Headphones
Marked down to $125 from $279. These make a great Christmas gift.

**UPDATED AS OF 7/17**
Next up are deals that continue to go on lightning deal. I listed the time for each, as well as the link, but don't have visibility into the price until after the deal kicks off. If you're shopping for any of these products, check back after the stated time to reveal the discounted amount!

KidKraft Table and Chairs: 8:30 EST
This is an adorable set. 
Hand Steamer: 8:55 EST
Picking this up for Matt. The reviews look great, and anything to save time in the mornings.
Record Player: 9:05 EST
Such a cool feature to add nostalgia to your living space.
Healthy Feet Foot Cream: 10:05 EST
This product also debuted as one of my favorite Amazon purchases. It keeps my feet so soft. I use it after every shower. 
Rose Water Toner Spray: 11:05 EST
Getting this toner to go hand-in-hand with my rosehip oil from yesterday. 

Storage Basket: 11:45 EST
This is advertised as a laundry basket, but it's so pretty that I'd use it in a living room/play room space to toss toys into at the end of the day.

INDRESSME XL Cotton Rope Storage Basket Baby Laundry Basket Woven Baskets with Handle for Diaper Toy Off White Home Decor 16.0"x 15.0"x12.6"
My Quoteable Kid: 12:05 EST
I love giving this as a birthday gift for parents of toddlers to jot down all of the funny and amazing things they say. 

Heart Waffle Maker: 12:30 EST
Start your mornings with waffle love.

Wooden Picture Line: 1:05 EST
We got this to display pictures at Oskar's 1st birthday party and loved it so much that it became a permanent fixture on his bedroom wall. We love rotating out pictures from different occasions or vacations for him to look back and remember them.

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