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October 6, 2021


Erin Schrader

The fall foliage is coming on strong, and the PSLs are coming on even stronger. It’s officially fall, friends. We’re whipping up a quick batch of pumpkin chip muffins, finding our new favorite fall jackets, and loading up on turtlenecks and sweaters. It’s about to get real cozy up in here with this month’s Amazon finds!

Erin’s Amazon Finds

Erin’s Book

It Ends With Us

After hearing about this book over and over again, I knew I had to buy it and read it immediately. It turns out that the thousands of other women who were raving about it were 100% right. I started and finished it within a few days because I just didn’t want to put it down. It’s heavy, it’s sad, it’s happy, it’s romantic, it’s all of the things that keep you glued to the pages. I don’t want to spoil it, but I will say if you are looking for a book that you will be glad that you read, try this one.

Erin’s Kimono

Kimono [wearing in the color blue] // Swimsuit [true to size, wearing in small] // Sandals [true to size] //  It Ends With Us Book

We traveled out East a few weeks ago and because I am the queen of packing over my 50 lb weight limit, I was intentional about packing lightweight layering pieces that could double as out on the town or by the pool pieces. This kimono did exactly all of the above. As you can see, it gets both jobs done while only weighing a few ounces! I can’t wait to wear it this fall with jeans and booties!

Erin’s iRobot Mop

We bought this iRobot Mop back in 2018 after falling in love with our iRobot Roomba vacuum and thought “heck, if we can have our floors vacuumed by a machine whenever we want, why not take advantage of the same technology for mopping?!” You know what the best part of cleaning your floors is — not cleaning them yourself. Let this little guy work its magic. It stays off of rugs, goes to town spraying water [not too much so you don’t have to worry about your floors soaking], and then drys it up with the microfiber towel on the bottom [that you can then throw in the washing machine and use again]! Now sit back, relax, and watch your dirty floors get clean in no time!

Hannah’s Amazon Finds

Hannah’s Knife Set

We’ve been in desperate need of a knife set…. Like the set we own is over 10 years old and incredibly cheap [lol]. After seeing the reviews on this set, I was sold! I was shocked at the quality and how lightweight these were! Not like your typical heavy knife set, this one is very lightweight, so sharp, high quality AND includes a built in sharpener! The only takeaway I found is that if you don’t dry them right away, you can see watermarks but a very simple solution will keep this set looking brand new!!

Lauren’s Amazon Finds

Lauren’s Rug

Monogrammed Rug

For way too long, I’ve had an initial rug on my wishlist, and honestly don’t know why I didn’t get one sooner! It’s the perfect statement rug as guests come to our door, or ya know, a perfect place for packages to sit 😉 

Lauren’s Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath

It’s fall, ya’ll, and what’s fall without a new wreath?! I love the simplicity of this one and that the elements of it will work through Thanksgiving, rather than just through Halloween! I actually ended up moving this wreath to our front porch that’s covered instead of where I originally thought I’d put it, just to give it a bit more protection from wind and rain!

Lauren’s Core 10 Leggings + Windbreaker

Core 10 Leggings [true to size, wearing medium in Wine Leopard] // Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Pullover Packable Windbreaker [true to size, wearing medium]

I’m trying to soak up all the outdoor time I can before the weather gets really cold, and sometimes that means a windbreaker! This one was just what I was looking for, with simple details, priced right, and a great fit! Also available in bright colors if black isn’t your style!

I paired it with my new leopard leggings [in the prettiest wine]. I LOVE Core 10 leggings [seriously can’t get enough], and these are no different! Suck you in, have a great stretch. Perfect for workouts or even with sweaters! 

Lauren’s Mens Plaid Button Up

Amazon Essentials Men’s Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Shirt [in a mens size small] / Leggings [true to size, wearing medium] // Tank Top [true to size, wearing medium] 

I wanted a plaid button up that would be long enough to wear with leggings for school drop off, Target runs, grocery pick up, and more! I struggled to find anything that was working until….. I hopped over into the Amazon men’s section. Voila! Long enough to keep things covered, priced right [only $18!], and plenty of colors to choose from! 

Lauren’s Turtleneck

Amazon Essentials Classic Fit Lightweight Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater [sized up one to a large] // Jeans [size down one] // Booties [size up .5]

A classic turtleneck can do no wrong in the fall – worn alone, styled under a jacket, paired with a vest – there are so many options! This one is simple, soft, and a great fit without being too tight or too loose! I sized up one to a large for a better fit and it’s great for my typical medium to large sizing!

Lauren’s No-Show Socks

Feetures Socks

Friends, these are the socks to end all socks. If you haven’t tried Feetures, your feet haven’t lived. They are no-show socks for athletic sneakers [they’d show on converse or slides], they stay put, and they are so comfortable for all day wear! I can’t recommend them enough! 

Lauren’s Hiking Pants

CRZ Yoga Hiking Pants [true to size, wearing medium] // Shirt [true to size, wearing medium] // Sneakers [true to size]

Pants so nice I bought them twice! I also have these pants in the mauve color and was wearing them so often that I figured it was time to get another pair in a more neutral [aka black] that I could wear even more! Perfect for running errands, lounging around, travel, or even – hiking! For the price, you will get your money’s worth SO fast!

Katy’s Amazon Finds

Katy’s Oversized Shirt

Shirt [size down if in between] // Shorts [true to size] // Jeans [size down one] // Sneakers [true to size] // Similar Heels 

I went through a rollercoaster of emotions with this oversized shirt…when I first saw it on Amazon I had high hopes, then when I opened the package I wasn’t sure how to feel about it, but then since I’ve slipped it on, I’ve thrown it on multiple times and it’s a keeper 😍 I honestly can’t stop wearing it now!!

Katy’s Couch Slip Cover and Throw Pillows

Couch Cover [cream] // Throw Pillows [oversized gray]

Last time I talked about this couch it got a lot of talk/laughs…so we are just going with it 😂 We recently moved into our first home! With my husband still in medical school, a lot of our furniture currently is hammy downs from family (which I’m thankful for!) This couch was plaid before, so I found this cover to give me my neutral fix 😍 There are multiple sizes, but I will keep messing around with this to make it fit better! I am also loving these new throw pillows from Target! I went with this shade of Gray, but they have multiple color options and are super soft and comfortable. They also have a regular size throw pillow option as well!

Katy’s Bathroom Storage

Storage Chest // Similar Option

After moving into our new house I realized that the bathroom didn’t have any storage space or drawers! It was built in 1929, so things have changed quite a bit in that department in how homes are built. This storage chest caught my eye and it has been super handy for storing hair products, makeup, and all of those miscellaneous bathroom items you need to have closeby! Unfortunately, it sold out pretty quickly after I purchased it. Hopefully it will come back in stock, but in the meantime, here is a similar option!

Katy’s Hair Wand

Remington Wand

I get asked quite a bit how I achieve beachy waves and I am here to share…it’s with this wand that’s under $25! I have had this one for over 4 years and have had 0 issues with it! It’s super easy to use and I highly recommend it.

Steph’s Amazon Finds

Steph’s Whisk

Whisk / Muffin Tin

My old whisks were so flimsy and would bend like crazy when stirring anything more dense than water so it was definitely time to replace them. This one is really sturdy, a cute color and less than $10 – can’t beat that! Now let’s chat about those muffins! I received this recipe from a friend a few years ago and my kids love eating these for breakfast and after school snacks. They’re SO easy and delicious!

Pumpkin Chip Muffins
1 small can of pumpkin
1 Spice Cake Mix (dry)
½ C Water
1 C baking chips of your choice (I used ½ C cinnamon chips and ½ C mini chocolate chips)
Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes. YUM!

Steph’s French Terry Joggers

French Terry Joggers

I recently picked up these joggers and holy comfortable – I love them! I might suggest sizing down, especially if in between sizes. I ordered them in a L (I’m typically size 12 in bottoms) and could have gone with a M.

Claire’s Amazon Finds

Claire’s Teddy Coat

Teddy Coat [True to size, wearing medium Sand] // Sweater [size down if in between] // Denim [size down one] // Similar Booties [size up .5] 

Teddy coats were all the rage last season and they’re not going away anytime soon! I love turning to Amazon to hop on trends without breaking the bank. This one is surprisingly warm [I honestly didn’t have high expectations], fits true to size, and comes in several color options! I’m wearing my regular size medium in the color Sand, but I might recommend going up a size if you plan to layer underneath – it doesn’t have much stretch. Snuggle up, buttercups!

Claire’s Packable Puffer Jacket 

Packable Puffer Jacket [True to size, wearing medium Off-White] // Hooded Version // Hooded Sweater [size up if in between] // Denim [size down one] // Similar Booties [size up .5]

If you’re looking for a classic puffer jacket, this one is a great price, has over 7,000 positive reviews, and comes in a ton of colors! And if you’re traveling to or from somewhere chilly, it’s packable and comes with a little bag [I mean, TINY!] to throw in your luggage! This style does not have a hood, but if you prefer one, you can shop the hooded version here!

Cassidy’s Amazon Finds

Cassidy’s Side Table and Wall Art

Side Table [Espresso] / Vintage Inspired Wall Hanging

As I have mentioned before, my husband and I just bought a house that was built in 1918! I am really trying to lean into vintage or vintage inspired decor for our home to emphasize the old charm of the home! I happened upon this adorable side table and planned on using it on our guest room, but I set it in this little nook and never moved it! I love how it is the perfect blend of vintage and modern! I will say, I ordered it in Espresso and it is definitely darker in real life than it appears online! I also couldn’t resist this vintage inspired wall hanging! If you haven’t heard of Creative Co-Op allow me to introduce you! I love all of their products and they have so many available on Amazon!

LIY Ambassador Amazon Finds

Heather’s Bike Shorts

Bike Shorts [true to size] // Top [true to size] // Go-To Sports Bra // Sneakers [true to size] // Hat // Bike Trailer 

Heather here! In September I spent a lot of time in bike shorts to ride 200 miles with the Great Cycle Challenge to end childhood cancer!Lots of miles means I needed good gear for my Trek and Peloton rides. If you ride these Amazon bike shorts are a must. I have them in so many lengths and colors. This split back top is so breathable and pairs perfectly with these shorts! Peloton friends – What’s your go to ride lately?! I’ll see ya on the Leaderboard!

Allison’s Ab Roller

Ab Roller

Once I turned 45, I really noticed that my normal exercise routine wasn’t cutting it anymore! I added spinning and a few pieces of new equipment to my routine. This AB Roller, which I have a love/hate relationship with, has been my go to piece of equipment, that I now use almost daily. It’s lightweight and can be transported anywhere.

Lisa’s Dress

Dress [size up for comfort] // Similar Boots

Does this style look familiar, community? Ok, ok – I know it might be overdone, but this one just hits differently. I love the fall deeper colors of this pattern and dress. I feel comfortable in this style and this dress has pockets!!! (I am a sucker for a pocket for sure!) The fabric is textured and has a lining. I also pair this with tights and boots for the winter months. It’s a great seasonal dress!

Lisa’s Leggings

Poncho [one size] // Leggings [true to size] 

I have two pairs of these and I absolutely love them for lounging, walking, or just to be comfortable. They have side pockets which holds my phone perfectly in place.

Skye’s Gel Ink Pens

Gel Ink Pens

Anyone else get ridiculously excited about fun office supplies like me? Hey LIY Fam! Skye here! Sometimes, it is the little things that really make a big difference in our day, right? Like… erasable ink pens in a bunch of fun colors?! These have been such a fun little addition to my day – I hate scratching out ink but prefer to write with a pen, so these have been a favorite find of mine lately! Plus this entire set is only $8! 

Skye’s Big Feelings Books

Mindfulness Workbook // Me and My Feelings // Rug 

This one is for all my mamas out there who have kids with BIG FEELINGS!! Skye here and I bet I’m not alone in being a mama of a kiddo with some big feelings. Jett is amazing and has such a big heart that comes with some feelings that, like any of us, can be hard to manage sometimes. A friend of mine, who has a similar kiddo, recommended these books and they have been really helpful for us! Also – I’m so thankful for all my mom friends who have really been helpful in making me a better mom!

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