Time for the fan favorites from all the things I shared from Amazon in October! Be sure to check out my monthly Amazon highlights on Instagram and my round ups from previous months below:
I bought these Mini Ginger Jar Ornaments last year and bought a second set as soon as I saw that they were available again this year. They’re beautiful on a tree and to give them an even more elevated look just swap out the black ribbon for something velvet or a pretty tartan.
These pillows are a top seller yet again! They’re incredibly comfortable and since switching over to them I’ve been sleeping better than I have in a long time. The same can be said for Tom! I’m very picky about pillows and hate when they’re too fluffy or too flat, and these are a perfect middle ground. We’ve switched 4 of our pillows in the house over to these and plan to replace the rest soon. $39.99 for a pack of 2.
I tried these Frownies forehead patches recently to help prevent me from frowning at night, something I’ve realized I do subconsciously. I tried these for about a week and they do seem to work and my “elevens” looked a bit less pronounced first thing in the morning. (I did decide to get Botox a couple weeks later but if that’s not something you’re interested in then I’d definitely look into Frownies.)
Hanging artwork and photos on the wall is always one of the first things I do to make a house feel like a home. As a military family we’ve lived in more rentals than I can count, and this picture hanging tool is what ensures our art and family photos are hung where they need to be without 5 extra holes in the wall behind the photo. It allows you to mark the wall exactly where the nail needs to go and it makes sure the frame will be level too. I can’t hang anything without this tool! I promise it’ll be the best $10 you’ve ever spent for your home and sanity.
This $19.99 handheld blackhead removing pore vacuum can suck gunk out of your pores if you tend to get blackheads around your nose. Just be sure to steam your pores first (or take a long hot shower) so that they’re open and keep the vacuum moving so it doesn’t give you a hickie on your face. The gunk on the Q-tip below came out of my nose and cheeks. Pretty gross but also quite satisfying!
I finally decided to give the Colorfulkoala joggers a try, and these are so comfortable! They’re the same brand as my beloved Amazon leggings and I’d say they run true to size, though if you want the more traditional looser jogger fit you can size up a size. The waistband is nice and smooth and they’re $34.99.
My new clothing obsession is this sweater tunic! It’s oversized yet chic and is so comfortable, and it looks quite similar to the Free People version that costs a whole lot more. Size down one size.
These faux leather leggings are only $29.99 and I prefer them over my much pricier Spanx faux leather leggings! I sized up 1 size.
I’ve had this delicate brown faux leather Apple watch band for about 3 years now and it’s still a favorite of mine. Can’t beat the $11.99 price tag and it really has held up very well.
I never knew that organized batteries could bring so much joy! Our batteries were always all over the place but now they’re all organized and in one place thanks to this $19.99 Battery Organizer. It comes with a batter tester too!
I love to wear sneakers with jeans and dresses but I hate it if my socks show. I bought this set of no-show socks about 2 years ago and they’re wonderful! They really do stay put and they don’t slip down. Set of 3 pairs of socks for about $9.
When I don’t wear bike shorts under my dresses I’ll wear these Seamless Slip Shorts because they’re lightweight, very smoothing, and particularly great under lighter colored dresses. They come in nude, black, and white and I have 2 of the nude pairs. Size up 1 size. Only $13.99!
My first true pair of relaxed straight leg jeans in probably 25 years…these Levi’s ribcage jeans are definitely mom jeans but they feel a little sleeker than some versions we see now a days. I got my normal size 27 and they’re relaxed and very comfortable (the wash is the Worn Out Waterless one). I may have been able to size down, but I’m not sure.
I’m not an enthusiastic lunch packer, so I bought these sandwich cutters (with sealers) to make it a little more fun. They’re easy to use and I think the sealer makes the sandwiches look just like Uncrustables. $20 for a set of 3 shapes.
I love bobby socks with ruffles on them for little girls in the fall. This is the same brand sold at many boutiques but they’re a bit cheaper on Amazon. I like that the ruffles have the eyelet detail on them. The girls look so cute in these!
This long sleeve white bodysuit is so great! I haven’t worn a bodysuit in probably 25 years but I wanted a simple white one to wear tucked into jeans. This one runs snug, so be sure to size up 1 size. This bodysuit comes in a bunch of colors and also comes in short sleeves.
These cane and rattan boxes with a hinged glass lid are some of my favorite things in our home. They come as a set of two and are perfect for corralling things. The square version is only available now (I have both the square and rectangular versions), but I have one of the rectangular ones on my bedside table to hold my vitamins, night creams, lip gloss, hair ties, face wipes, etc) and I just added a square one to Tom’s bedside table. I use one to hold sunglasses in our entryway, and one is used as decor on our bookshelf. They come as a set of 2 (one slightly larger than the other) and they are so pretty and practical too.
The high-rise leggings I’ve loved for years and years are still a top seller and they remain one of the most worn items in my wardrobe. I have them in so many different colors but black is my most worn. They run small so I size up 1 size to a medium. If you’re pregnant I’d go up 2 sizes from your normal size. They’re fantastic for the postpartum phase too because the waistband is smooth and forgiving. They have side pockets on the legs that I throw a phone in when I’m wandering around with the kids and I even keep my phone there when I run and it doesn’t bounce at all. Can’t recommend them enough! I share a lot more about my love for them (as well as photos of me wearing them while pregnant and postpartum) in this blog post.
I bought this porcelain blue and white nativity scene last year and I look forward to pulling it out again this year! It’s really beautiful and looks so nice on a tabletop. One odd thing is that there are only 2 Wise Men and 1 shepherd, but other than that it’s a lovely set.
I can’t get over these beautiful Chinoiserie pillow covers! They’re only $9.99 but could easily pass for something high end. I have them on the sofa in our living room, as seen in this recent blog post.
These simple white photo albums hold 400 4×6 photos. Maybe I’m old school, but I like printing out hard copies of photos so that I can put them in frames and also keep them in a photo album like this. I’m not organized enough to print out photo books! I have 2 of these albums ($21) and plan to add more as needed, later on down the road. We’ve been looking at old photos with the kids lately and it’s a great way for them to talk about the memories they have from living in Hawaii. These look nice on a bookshelf too.
I have the short sleeve version of this lounge set, but now that the weather is cooler this long sleeve set has become a top seller! My mom owns this one and it looks so nice on her. Perfect for lounging around the house or even for running errands. It’s comfortable but because it’s a matching set it still looks pulled together. I’d recommend sizing up 1 size.