Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Amazon Lately

This month's Amazon purchases are heavily kid focused (read: extra fun!) due to the abundance of birthdays coupled with Easter baskets :)

First up is  this set of magnetic bookmarks.  I'm going to give each of the boys a couple and then hold onto a few to use on birthday gifts (wouldn't it be cute holding the card on a package?!?!).  Mason will use ANYTHING as a bookmark and I've literally found pairs of scissors, dirty socks and Legos inside books marking his page.  

Mason and Griffin are having a combined "ultimate recess" party in a couple of weeks and I've ordered a few things to bring with us to the party for the kids to play with.   These XL bubble wands look like SO MUCH FUN and since we're going to be in a spot with a ton of space I think they'll be perfect. I ordered 6 packages of  this bubble solution to have on hand as well.

I also bought  this package of 6 "playground balls" for kickball, four square, etc.  I think they'll be great for the party but also perfect for playing in the culdesac with the neighbors on a regular basis.  I definitely appreciate that they came in their own bag too!

I recently cleaned out closets and ended up mailing things all over the country and had to re-order my  FAVORITE poly-mailers.  I've never had an issue with these ripping and they're a crazy good value compared to what you can buy at Wal-Mart or Office Depot.

The pocket doodle books are always a hit with my kids (they give prompts/half of a drawing/etc for the kids to finish and they inspire a ton of creativity) and this one is going in one of the boys Easter baskets.

So we went to a Nascar race on Sunday (more on that later this week - spoiler alert it was awesome!) and  these are the protective headphones that I ordered for all of us... and then left at home on the day of the race.  UGH! hahaha  

Our "family fiesta" is this coming weekend and I decided to up our decor game a bit this year with  this fun sparkly cactus banner.  You have to string the cacti on the string yourself but it was super simple and it's SO CUTE!  It will definitely be something that I can take down and pack up to use year after year.

One of Griffin's little best friends from school had a birthday and he LOOOOVES to sing songs from The Greatest Showman and Griffin beggggggged to get him  a karaoke microphone :)  So we did just that and he LOVED IT.  Griffin doesn't know it yet but she's getting  this one with a disco ball on the end for her birthday :) 

My kids LOVE playing Ninja and  this Ribbon Ninja game was a fun Amazon find that I think will make a fun addition to our game closet.  I'll keep you posted on how they like it because I think it could be a great addition to our birthday gift stash and I honestly might buy a set to keep in my classroom :)

I mentioned that I bought TENZI for Luke's Easter basket - well,  ITZI is going in Mason's because alllll of the reviews were awesome!
The boogie board is a cool little LCD light board device that we use for spelling practice, grocery lists, doodling while waiting at a restaurant, hangman in a waiting room, etc.  It's $12.99, weighs nothing and doesn't even require batteries.  We love it!

This label maker was on flash sale so I scooped one up and I'm excited to start using it!  In a surprising turn of events I think Dave is actually more excited about this purchase than I am :)

This yoyo was another Easter basket find for my boys... it's supposed to "auto return" so I'm hopeful that it's easy to use!  My brother was always doing yoyo tricks trowing up and I hope my boys like it as much :) 

I always do an academic year planner (I have two - one for school and one for personal) and summer schedules are starting to come together so I went ahead and ordered  my new personal one so I could start filling in July and August.  CRAZY!

I love doing a big balloon for each of the kids on their birthdays and I'm LOVING  these rainbow ones I picked up for Griffin.  Y'all know she LOVES rainbows!

Last, but not least (well, actually... it probably IS my least exciting Amazon purchase)  our favorite laundry detergent.  It's the only one we use (Luke had a TON of sensitivity to scents and dyes when he was younger) and we love it!

I hope y'all found a few good gift ideas or other things to add to your next Amazon order and if you've found anything great on Amazon lately I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment and let me know!

Happy Tuesday, friends!!!

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  1. Great finds! I love the cactus banner, and that yoyo might go in my teen son's Easter basket. He still loves them! My Prime Purchases link up is today with lots of posts showing everyone's online shopping treasures. :) Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  2. Between you and Narci today, I now have the most random assortment of things in my Amazon cart...

  3. Such a FUN post! I added several things to cart!

  4. I just love a good Amazon haul. So fun!

  5. You haul is cooler than mine this month! Bubble wands are making their way to our house in 2 days!

  6. I love everything in this list! Several will make great Easter basket items. Thanks for the recommendations.

  7. I'm dying that Mason was using a dirty sock as a bookmark. Classic. :)

  8. I just love your Amazon posts! Question... if you buy your balloons online, do you also buy helium to fill them? Or where do you take them to be filled?

  9. I need to talk to Mason about that dirty sock bookmark. That made me LAUGH!

  10. You always have such fun Amazon purchases and great suggestions for my grandkids. Thank you!;).

  11. Those bubble wands are super cool, and I think they'd be a hit with kids.

  12. Could you give an update on the karaoke microphone and let me know if you recommend it? I'm looking at it for a Christmas present. Thanks!


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