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30+ Amazon Items We Couldn’t Resist

September 8, 2021

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Erin Schrader

Another month, another round of Amazon items we couldn’t say no to! Home decor? Yep. Fashion? Yep that too. Beauty? Mmmhmm! Keep on scrolling to see what the LIY Team and LIY Ambassadors are loving this month from Amazon!

Erin’s Amazon Finds

Erin’s Samsung Frame TV Magnetic Bezel

The Frame TV Magnetic Bezel // Downloadable Artwork // Dresser

After buying this Frame TV, I saw a video floating around on Instagram about how you could purchase a magnetic bezel border and within a few minutes have a whole new look hanging on the wall! Needless to say, I made the purchase and it really was as easy as it looked to put it on! The bezel comes in a variety of colors and gives your Frame TV a whole new look hanging on the wall! 

Erin’s Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater [true to size, wearing in size 4-6 in khaki] // Jeans [true to size, wearing in 4] // Vince Camuto Booties [size up .5] 

Sweater season is quickly approaching here in Indiana and I gotta admit, I’m here for it! When I spotted this turtleneck, I knew it’d fit into my chili eating, wine drinking weekends juuuuust fine. Turns out, I was right. I love the colorblock detail and that it’s not heavy making it a great transitional sweater for these in-between seasonal months! 

Erin’s Jacket

Amazon Essentials Utility Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in XS in washed pink] // White Top [LIY15 for 15% off, size down if in between, wearing in XS] //  Similar Jeans [true to size] // Sandals [LIY15 for 15% off] 

I’m a sucker for a good utility jacket, especially when it comes in pink. This one is only $35 and is great quality! Layer it overneath your go-to tanks and tees and you’ve got yourself a cute look for those Saturday’s on the sidelines or whatever else your fall season brings your way! 

Hannah’s Amazon Finds

Hannah’s Storage Containers

Food Storage Containers

No matter how many times I organize, carefully put snacks in the boxes and try to keep food from going stale…. It ALWAYS does. So, it was time to make a change and organize! This container set has been life changing for keeping snacks from going bad, organizing cabinets and keeping me from buying more food than I need from the store! 

Hannah’s Mattress Topper

Mattress Topper

We are slowly starting to notice our mattress needs replaced, okay it definitely needs replaced, but needed a temporary fix! I decided to try this mattress topper since it had over 28,000 reviews and was budget friendly considering the size of our bed! I have to say our sleep has been so much better and this is such a great short term fix! Some of the reviews suggested it made them hot, but we haven’t noticed that!

Hannah’s Hooks

Black Hooks

Are anyone else’s kids always running out the door in the morning and can’t remember where their backpack and shoes are? Just mine?! Once this school year started I knew I needed an easy solution for my kids to easily store their bags and with limited space in our home I decided to DIY it! I bought these black hooks and put them into our coat closet, low enough for kids to reach! Our mornings are much more efficient now and they know exactly where to grab their bags before school!

Lauren’s Amazon Finds

Lauren’s Bodysuit

Bodysuit [sized up to a large] / Blazer [size down, wearing in small] / Jeans [size down one] / Shoes [true to size]

I finally have found a bodysuit that I LOVE and makes me feel confident wearing alone or layered up with a jacket or blazer! This one is a thicker material with a great sleeve length. I sized up one to a large, and am 100% going back for it in black!

Lauren’s Lash Serum

Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum

What is it about long lashes that’s so appealing? I’ve heard amazing things about this lash enhancing serum, and after 6 weeks it’s supposed to take your lashes from drab to fab [or something along those lines]. Over 18,000 reviews on Amazon [and also available at other retailers with just as great of reviews] tell me it’s worth giving it a try for 6 weeks to see if it’s just as great as the people say! 

Lauren’s Picnic Table Cover

Picnic Table Cover

We spend a lot of weekends camping, and having a heavy duty picnic table cover was something I quickly learned I needed. And it had to be cute too 😉 This one has been a great addition to our weekends – easily wipes clean, covers gross picnic tables, is quite heavy duty, and cute! Everything we needed! 

Lauren’s Dress

Dress [true to size, wearing medium] // Booties [size up .5]

Bring on fall, ya’ll. I’m ready with this dress! Wear it with booties, wear it with heels, wear it with tall boots, just wear it! The world is your oyster! I’m always looking for more “throw on and go” dresses and this one fits that bill! The one downside is that it is linen and does seem like it will wrinkle easily – keep a steamer on hand for when it first arrives!

Lauren’s Front Door Paint 

Modern Masters Front Door Paint Color: Sincere

I’ve been pushing to paint our exterior doors since the day we moved into our house [6 years ago] and it continued to get pushed to the bottom of our project list. But it’s finally made it’s way to the top, and wow I wish we’d done it sooner! We went with a dark brown to match our new roof color, and are loving the contrast it’s made against the taupe siding! I only used about ⅓ of this container for this one door, and it was easy to apply! One door done, a few more to go! 

Lauren’s Vegetable Chopper 

Vegetable Chopper 

Raise your hand if you hate chopping veggies into teeny tiny pieces! I don’t mind slicing, but dicing – oof. Ain’t nobody got time for that! This chopper has a few different size attachments, and you can simply put your bigger pieces in, push down, and voila, your little pieces are ready to rock and roll!

Katy’s Amazon Finds

Katy’s Dress

Dress [true to size, wearing XS] // Wedges [size down .5] // Earrings [LIY15 for 15% off] 

Sometimes form fitting dresses can be a bit scary to try, but I am L-O-V-I-N-G this one! It’s a thick material, but doesn’t feel too hot and has a nice stretch to it! The slit at the bottom is just on one side and I feel like it can either be great for the office (depending on your workplace) or a day/night out! These wedges are also new from Amazon, so I threw them on to try with it, but a sandal or heel would also pair great with this dress.

Katy’s Dog Food Container

Dog Food Storage Container

We recently moved into our first home and one of the most random things that we were excited about was more space for the ability to buy and store more dog food at once! We have a 60lb Husky, so those small bags were not making it very long and it’s definitely not as cost effective! With that said, I didn’t just want a big dog food bag open in the corner, so I was on the hunt for a pretty way to store it! Enter this bin! It may seem a bit pricey, but it is great quality and stores A LOT of food (40lbs to be exact). It makes scooping it out easy to do and I like the looks of it in our kitchen!

Katy’s Purse

Crossbody Bag [fog blue] // Tank [size up if larger chested] // Similar Skirt // Sandals [true to size] 

The amount of times I’ve used this purse since it arrived….answer: A LOT😍 When I go to dinner or an event I don’t really want to drag the big purse around. This one is perfect to throw a few items in for the night and BOOM it’s so cute and comes in lots of colors!

Katy’s Soap Holder

Soap Tray

This may be a little purchase, but it is so convenient to have! I was recently gifted a yummy smelling bar soap and I wanted to use it for handwashing in our bathroom, but I don’t like when soap residue gets all over the counter or slides around, so I grabbed this soap tray to keep it mess free and also looking pretty for under $6! 

Steph’s Amazon Finds

Steph’s Dresser

5 Drawer Dresser / Notre Dame Hat 

One of the selling points of our house when we bought it was the storage space available. We’re blessed to have a decent size walk-in closet. Don’t get too excited, this isn’t one of those blogger dream closets, just big enough for my hubby and I to both keep all of our clothes, shoes, bags (purses for me, tennis for him) together in the same space. When we moved in, I wanted to keep as much out of our bedroom as possible, so I placed our traditional dresser inside the closet under the bar and shelves. While that was great and worked for several years, I was ready for a change and to utilize the bar above the dresser. Enter this shorter dresser from Amazon! I like the smaller drawers because it’s easier to organize my things than large, traditional dresser drawers. This drawers do have fabric sides with a wood panel front. If you’re looking for a heavy piece of wooden furniture, this is not for you! But if you’re looking for reasonably priced storage to keep your closet or bedroom tidy – you just may love this as much as I do!

PS – It’s football season, support your favorite team with these under $25 hats!

Steph’s Storage Containers

Mini Storage Containers

This photo is a perfect example of needing to pay attention when shopping on Amazon! Imagine my surprise when I thought I was ordering 1 pack of 4 small storage containers to use for dips and small portions in my kids’ school lunches, and opened the Amazon box to find all of this. I’m still pleased with my purchase, I just have A LOT of containers to use! I’ll keep them all for storing leftovers in portion sizes (rather than one large container to be split up later) and  homemade playdough (we make this recipe – it stays soft a lot longer than store bought and cleans up easier).

Claire’s Amazon Finds

Claire’s Sweater

Colorblock Colorblock Sweater [slightly oversized, size down for more fitted look, wearing 8-10 in Khaki] // Jeans [TTS] // Similar Booties [size up .5]

Ready or not, sweater weather is right around the corner! 🍂  I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m LOVING color blocking right now. This sweater has an oversized fit with drapey sleeves and is available in several different color options. For sizing reference – I’m typically a 6/8. This is a size 8-10 and fits oversized!

Claire’s Backpack

Backpack [available in 4 colors]

How cute is this backpack? I know I’m a little late to the backpack bandwagon, but better late than never I guess! This one easily fits my 13” laptop, planner, and all the essentials. I love having the ability to be hands-free on the go or when traveling! Beautiful quality and available in four colors! 

Claire’s Phone Case

Tortoiseshell Leopard Case [available in 9 color options] // PopSocket

I was in need of a new phone case and have a weakness for tortoiseshell, so naturally, I fell in love with this one! I’ve used Sonix brand in the past and have been very impressed with the quality! If you’re in the market for a new iphone case, I can’t recommend this one enough! Ps. I also can’t live without a pop-socket and this one matched the new case perfectly!

Cassidy’s Amazon Finds

Cassidy’s Pillow Inserts + Covers

Slate Grey Pillow Covers [18×18] // Plaid Blanket

I knew my chairs needed a pillow refresh, and these slate, cotton linen covers were the perfect addition! I love the modern vibe they bring to our living room! They keep their shape nicely and look so good paired with my throw blanket, also from Amazon!

Throw Pillow Cover [color khaki – 20×20] // Inserts [22×22] // Large Waffle Throw

Since moving into our new house, I also had to add some throws to our Facebook Marketplace find couch! I added these pillows with these inserts [pro tip always order your inserts oversized to be sure your pillows look full!]. And I love the way it turned out! I also snagged this waffle throw, something large enough to cover both my hubby and I and our two pups + throw over the back of our sofa!

LIY Ambassador Amazon Finds

Skye’s Dress

Dress [size up one if larger chested] // Sandals

This LIY fave has just moved to the top of my must-have for summer (and fall!) list! This adorable little dress is SO comfortable and I love the tiered detail too! Just throw a denim jacket over it for chillier days ahead!

If you are busty (I am a size 36G) I would recommend going up a size. I am wearing the XL here because the chest was way too small on me in the large.

Skye’s Dress

Dress [true to size, wearing Large]

I got a request to try this dress out because I heard you guys wanted to see it! I love that and, truthfully, I love this dress too! The ruffles are adorable and it is super flattering on. Plus it has a little modesty snap which makes it super easy for breastfeeding mamas too!

Skye’s Reading Light

Clip On Book Light

What is the best book you have read lately! I just started The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and I’m enjoying it!

This little clip on light has been a game changer – I like to read at night before I fall asleep and our big light keeps Chris up, so I just switch this little guy on and everyone is happy. I get to read, Chris gets to sleep! One of the best $10 I’ve spent lately!

Allison’s Finds

Allison’s Bikini Top

Bikini Top [true to size]

I love a good bandeau bikini top, but they normally don’t have enough support for me (32G), but this Panache brand bandeau is beyond supportive! The fit is great, and the added detail of the halter string is super cute.  I actually swam in this bikini, and wasn’t even worried about it slipping down. I highly recommend this top 😎

Allison’s Heels

Heels [true to size] 

I love wearing heels, but the majority of heels are just too high for my taste since I’m 6 feet tall. These gold kitten heels are the perfect heel height, and I love the strap around the ankle. I find that I can wear these with a mid-length dress, or ankle pants, and the ankle strap takes the place of the extra material, and you can’t beat the price point from Amazon!

Allison’s Cheese Wraps

All Natural Wraps

I love a good tortilla to use for a wrap, but I don’t love the carbs. I came across these cheese wraps from Amazon, and I’m hooked! I have been eating them daily. I fill them with hummus, lunch meat, veggies, and just about anything else I can find! Hope you enjoy them too!

Ashley’s Finds

Ashley’s Water Bottle

Gallon Water Bottle

Ashley, here!  I was inspired by Erin to up my water intake! I purchased this awesome 73 oz reusable water bottle from Amazon and have really been able to stay as hydrated as a mermaid since then!  It’s lightweight, has fun motivational messages, and comes in all the colors. I’ve been downing at least one full bottle a day for a couple weeks and my skin looks fabulous! Ooooh….one more positive note: I’m using far less disposable water bottles. Win/win/win!

Lisa’s Finds

Lisa’s Dress

Dress [true to size] // Wedges [true to size]

Lisa here to share with you a quality made dress that I fell in love with! I love a good print and this caught my eye. This fun, airy dress is perfect for a casual day at the office or drinks with the girls on a Friday night (It’s worth the price!). I saw a similar pair of wedges that were 4xs the price in a boutique and scoured the internet and found these.  They are exactly what I wanted. And talk about comfortable!!!! So easy to walk in – (did an entire 3/4 hour campus walking tour with my daughter wearing these!)

Lisa’s Duffle Bag

Duffle Bag

Any trips coming up, LIY community? 💛 Hey it’s Lisa and I was looking for a duffle style bag that didn’t look like I was necessarily heading to the gym for and upcoming weekend getaway.  I read the reviews and checked out the photos on this bag and I was excited to get it ordered. I. Love. It!  The handles are sturdy and it carried everything I needed for a weekend trip with room to spare. It has a small outside zipper pocket, and some inside mesh pockets to keep things organized. Would make a perfect carry on as well to fit under the seat in front of you on a flight!

Lisa’s Dress

Workout Dress [size up one] // Reebok Sneakers [size up .5]

This dress comes in a variety of fun colors and it is the perfect one piece to throw on running errands or out walking the dog. (Or tennis or golf!) With the underneath bike shorts built in along with a side pocket it holds everything I need without having to grab my purse.  It has a really nice shelf bra built in and comes with pads you can remove.  (Not wearing pads in the photo.) These Reeboks are still kicking and I get complimented every time I wear them!

Lisa’s Champagne Stopper

Champagne Stopper

I have found a new love for Prosecco wine but a bottle can last me 3 to 4 days. But with all those bubbles I was finding it going flat by day two.  I found this great gadget that keeps the bubbles bubbly and allows me to prolong my bottle of Prosecco a good four days. (((Cheers!)))

Heather’s Finds

Heather’s Books

What You Wish For [Uplifting Read] // People We Meet on Vacation [Cute, easy read] // The Last Thing He Told Me [PAGE TURNER!!]

Who wouldn’t enjoy reading with this view!? Heather here to share my recent vacation reads! I would recommend all 3 of these books, but hands down grab The Last Thing He Told Me! It’s a serious page turner, I read it in less than 24 hours! What books have you been loving this summer?

Heather’s Dress

Dress [true to size] // Sandals [true to size]

Feedback please! Heather here and I can’t decide how I feel about this dress!I love the print and that I can dress it up or down, but can’t decide on the tiered design and ruffled sleeve!?If it’s a yes for you, there are lots of prints for this Amazon find!

Sthefany’s Finds

Sthefany’s Shoes

New Balance Tennis Shoes

Hey LIY, Sthefany here! What is your favorite workout/running shoe in the market right now? I decided to invest in a quality pair of shoes after constantly having back pain after each workout. After trying a variety of shoes, I have found a winner. These are the most comfortable shoes that nicely hug and shape my feet. The stretchy, breathable knit fabric is perfect for either an intense workout session or simply taking a calm walk at the park. I have wide feet which the “standard” width is just the right amount of space. When it comes to the sole, it is light and airy, like walking on clouds. Aside from all the features above, the overall color and style go with everything.  Would you buy these shoes?

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