Whew! First it was Amazon Prime Day, then it was Black Friday and Cyber Monday [which, in case you didn’t notice, they lasted a solid week this year]. And now we’re diving head first into the final holiday stretch. Anyone else feeling like they might shop till they truly drop this year? But even as we start to feel the shopping exhaustion set in, we stumble upon what other than several new Amazon items and we’re right back on our feet, ready to see what they can do! That’s Amazon for ya! Always bringing you the “I didn’t know I needed thats.”
Welcome to the 21st century Erin, you’ve arrived. After years of hearing how great these Amazon Kindle’s were [Shawn has used one for awhile] I finally decided to take the plunge and buy one for myself. I’m now questioning why it took me this long. I love that I can download any book at the touch of a button and start reading immediately! This version is also waterproof and can be read in direct sunlight meaning my days at the lake are about to get even better! This is a perfect gift for any bookworm on your list!
The Drop Faux Fur Coat [size down if in between, wearing in XS in sand]
I’ve gotta admit, upon first trying this coat on I wasn’t sure if it was “too much” or perfectly enough. Do I look like Macklemore? Do I look like the wife of the boss who denies bonuses in Christmas Vacation? Whatever I look like there is one thing I am sure of, this faux fur coat is insanely soft and makes me feel so much more chic and put together than I ever could be. The quality makes it feel like this coat would have cost me several hundred dollars when surprise: it was under $130. If you’re a faux fur fan, I’d totally try this fabulous option!
Men’s Fleece Quarter Zip [true to size, Shawn wearing in small in light grey heather]
How cute is this men’s quarter-zip!? Even cuter: the price. For $25, you can’t beat this fleece pullover for him. Endless color options to choose from, I have a feeling Shawn will be ordering more of these after wearing it for the first time the other day.
My closet is slowly but surely getting filled with all of the cardigans Amazon has to offer. Yet, here we are adding this one to the mix! For me, it’s the perfect thickness to add warmth and some structure to my outfit without being stiff.
Jacket [TTS, wearing in L but could have stuck with M, in A Dark Grey]
Not surprisingly I took a bunch of outfit photos at once when this picture was taken [Gotta take advantage of makeup and hair being done when it is!] What was unusual about this time around, was that this jacket was put back on after I was done, worn until the moment I got into bed and put back on as soon as I stepped out of the shower. Finally I decided that I’d better wash it and I’ve been missing it ever since it disappeared into the laundry abyss. I did size up since it is an outer layer, however I definitely could have stuck with M in this case. I really can’t explain the magic of this one, you’ll need to feel it for yourself!
Amazon does it again!! This top arrived and it’s a gooood one!! The cuff, neckline and front seam detail are the perfect feminine touches to this top! Dress it up for work or dress it down for drinks with friends or date night this one can do it all!
BEST purchase of 2020 goes to this vacuum cleaner!! I felt like I was going through vacuum cleaners like water and could never find the perfect one! After one use, this vacuum cleaned up more than I was thinking existed in our carpet lol and now all I want to do is vacuum! If you’re looking for a new one, highly recommend this!
Erin’s been raving about this diffuser oil duo and OH MY, my house spells like a 5 star hotel!! My kids, husband are constantly asking me to turn on the diffuser and I love that it makes its way throughout our home!! I’ve also had my eye on this diffuser for so long and finally was able to snag it! It’s such a nice upgrade to the plastic diffusers!
This year we’re sanitizing everything in sight [several times over]. Did you know that your phone is one of the biggest hosts to germs? Now ya know! I saw this UV Sanitizer from a reputable brand, and am now doing my best to keep things germ free! Anything that fits inside it can be sanitized – keys, AirPods, jewelry, etc! Everyone on my shopping list can expect to get one of these this year 😉
I’ve had several portable battery chargers over the years, but am always frustrated that the charging cord is different than the cord that connects to my phone, and if I lose that cord, I’m out of luck [which clearly I know from experience]! When I saw this portable charger that plugs right into the wall I was sold. No more misplacing cords, and I love the simple sleek design!
Core 10 Cloud Soft Cropped Flow Relaxed Fit Yoga Sweatshirt [TTS, wearing Medium] // CRZ Yoga Leggings [TTS, wearing medium] // Shoes [size up .5]
It’s a fine line between “did she just workout?” and “is she running errands” with a lot of my wardrobe right now, and this top and these leggings are only making things more complicated. A crop top is wayyyy out of my comfort zone, but when I paired this one from Core 10 with a pair of high waist leggings [also from Amazon], I instantly fell in love. I already loved the Core 10 brand for all their athletic and athleisure wear, so was glad to find another win with this soft top!
I like that these are easy and you can do them on the go! I used to have the trays and it was hard to find the time to fill them and sit with them in, but with these I can carry them in my purse and pop them in when I have 30 minutes or an hour to put them in when I’m on a walk or working. This pack came with 10 vivid whitening treatments (30 minutes) and 2 one hour express! I feel like I have seen a slight difference so far, but will keep you updated on my teeth whitening journey. It would probably help if I didn’t drink coffee again the next morning…haha! Check out the reviews, they are amazing!
No Show socks [M, for size 8, multicolor a]
I’m a big fan of no show socks with boots, sneakers, basically any shoe. These are by far my favorite I’ve ever tried! They don’t slip or dig into my heels. They are soft and just what I was looking for – I highly recommend trying these out!
Inverted Umbrella [Red/Black]
When you close your umbrella does the water usually go everywhere? Enter an inverted umbrella. It closes the opposite way of the traditional umbrella, making the top the inside, and keeping you & your favorite jeans/car/everything DRY. I’ve never thought about this too much before, but it’s honestly genius. I’m now a big inverted umbrella fan.
Winter Mid-Calf Snow Boots [true to size, wearing 8 in Grey-01]
As an Arkansas girl now in Indiana…I need all the tools I can get for the snow Honestly, I love these boots so much I may wear them just on a normal Tuesday with the sun out. They are warm, cute, and comfortable. There’s also a taller version if you like your snow boots to go up a bit higher.
Say hello to my recently renovated kitchen! We just put in this beautiful stone for our countertops and backsplash and WOW what a transformation! I wanted this kitchen to have a modern yet boho vibe and I think we accomplished just that! I love the vibes this rose colored rug brings to this otherwise neutral room! Plus, the matte black pulls transformed our existing cabinets into a more modern look!
We recently moved, and right before we did what I called “the big purge”. We looked through every corner of the house and donated a ton of items that we weren’t using or were in not so great condition so that we weren’t bringing any extra or unusable items on with us to the new house. In that purge I realized how my old mismatched bakeware was all bent and rusty and that my old white cutting boards were super stained and scratched. So, I turned to Amazon to replace them! I love that I was able to get all new items at an affordable price, and that everything was black and coordinating! Thus far, I have been happy with all of it, and it’s looking fresh in my new kitchen!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.