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The Best Amazon Home Finds

June 27, 2022

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Team LIY

Home is where the heart is…. or where the Amazon Prime truck delivers. Either way. You could say we have quite the little love affair happening with Amazon when it comes to filling our homes, from our kitchen must-haves to decor pieces. We can’t quit Amazon! We recently took a look at all of the home items we’ve purchased through the years and narrowed down our all-time favorites to share with you! If you’re wanting to know the items we turn to again and again in our homes, here you have them!

GE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

GE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

I never knew how wonderful owning a nugget ice maker would be until I got it and now, well, let’s just say all other ice fails in comparison. You can have the satisfaction of your favorite fast food joint ice in all of your drinks at home. Simply sit it on your counter, add water, plug it in and watch it do its thing! 

Hatch Restore

Hatch Restore

If I was giving out an award for “best purchase made in the 2020s” this guy would take the trophy home. We bought this Hatch Restore after learning about it on Shark Tank [same inventor of the Hatch Baby that’s been a top seller with over 9,000 reviews] and I fell in love after night one. It’s a personalized sleep machine that will ensure you get the best night of sleep possible. You simply set-up your desired “sleep routine” ranging from reading time, meditation time, a sound machine during the night, a natural sunrise to wake up to, an alarm clock with sounds that are fun [and relaxing] to wake up to and so much more. I truly look forward to crawling into bed every night, starting my sleep routine via the app and letting the Hatch do its thing. Husband approved as well! Ps. I think this will [or at least should be] a hot seller for Christmas this year — what better gift can you give than an awesome night of sleep for life?

COOP Pillow

COOP Pillow

We tested several pillows awhile back and this one won for all of the categories – a year later and I’m still sleeping on it every night! I love that you can add or remove the amount of memory foam that you require to ensure you get a perfect night of sleep! 

iRobot Roomba i4+

Robot Roomba i4+

I’ve been a BIG Roomba fan for years, but it was last year I bought this one with the self-dispensing option that I really fell in love [you mean to tell me this thing will vacuum AND clean up after itself!?] It’s amazing and I feel like everybody needs it. The end.

Tyler Diva Detergent

Tyler Diva Detergent

This is hands down the most incredible smelling laundry detergent that transfers to your clothing [in the best way possible] I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been buying and using this for almost two years now and have no plans of stopping anytime soon. While it is on the expensive size, I quickly learned that you don’t have to use the 1/3 cup per wash that it calls for. To make it last longer I use my regular detergent but add a tablespoon or so of this to get the same amazing scent on my clothing and bedding. I can truly understand how others have said they have people stop them to ask what scent they are wearing after washing their clothes in this. Get ready to fall in love with laundry.

Rug

Vintage Medallion Area Rug [in Ivory, 5×8]

This rug has a special place in my heart because it is one of the key pieces in our daughter’s nursery! It is so beautiful and gives the room a sophisticated look! We’ve had it for 2 years and couldn’t be happier!

Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Mirror [40 X 26, Grey] // Countertop Paint Kit [White Diamond] // Peel and Stick Backsplash [Railroad Calacatta]  // Sign – Joyfully Said [Use code LIY20 for 20% off!] //  Bar Drawer Pulls [3 inches, MAKE SURE TO MEASURE!] // Knobs // Toilet Paper Holder // Hand Towel Hook // Light Fixture / Similar Fixture from Amazon // Tissue Box Cover [Matte Black] // Faux Potted Plants // Cabinet Color – Sherwin Williams Riverway

Impromptu home projects are the way things get done around this house and thankfully Amazon offers quick delivery to fullfill our spontaneous needs! Aside from a few pieces, we transformed this space one Amazon order at a time!

Magnetic Measuring Spoons

Magnetic Measuring Spoons

By far one of my favorite kitchen buys!! I can’t say enough good things about these measuring spoons — easy to read, magnetic so they stay together and the color helps me keep track of them in my very unorganized drawer!

Black+Decker Handheld Vacuum

Black+Decker Handheld Vacuum

My cleaning game just went up a notch with this handheld vacuum cleaner! From my couches, car interior, those hard to reach spaces and steps this thing is a beast and cleans like a champ! Super easy to use and my kids love using it and helping! It’s a win-win for everyone!!

Stone Diffuser / Santal Oil / The Hotel Oil

Stone Diffuser / Santal Oil / The Hotel Oil

Want your house to smell like a 5 star hotel?! Truly this diffuser oil duo is SO good!! My house has never smelled better and I keep moving this diffuser throughout my house [probably time to get another one ;)]. A little goes a long way so I typically use 5-8 drops of The Hotel oil and 3 of the Santal! Use them together or separate, your house will never smell better!

Mounted Wine Shelves

Mounted Wine Shelves

These mounted shelves make a great addition to a kitchen or bar area and save a ton of cabinet space! The wine glass wire is removable, so you could opt to leave those off and decorate the shelves however you prefer (no wine glasses needed!).

Reusable Straws

Reusable Straws

Sip, sip, hooray! I’m a firm believer that iced coffee tastes better out of a straw. Anyone else? I’ve been using these silicone reusable straws for several months [along with my new cold-brew coffee maker] and they’re a hit! They come in a pack of 10 [for under $10!] and are dishwasher safe. Cheers!

Stripe Throw Pillow Covers & Solid Pillow Covers

Stripe Throw Pillow Covers [set of 2] // Solid Pillow Covers [set of 4]

If your throw pillows are in need of a refresh, these pillow covers are great quality and available in a TON of color options!

Weighted Blanket

Degrees of Comfort Weighted ADULT Throw Blanket – 15 lbs

Chances are, you’ve probably heard about weighted blankets by now. They’ve been becoming more and more popular so I finally decided to take the plunge to see what all the hype was about. My only question: WHY did I wait so long? Besides being super soft & cozy, I immediately noticed a better night’s sleep. The best way I can describe it is a sense of security– it feels like you’re “tucked in” all night, which can be beneficial if you have trouble sleeping or struggle with anxiety. That being said, it’s not for everyone and I do know a few gal-pals who said they ended up feeling slightly claustrophobic. Be sure to purchase the correct weight for your body [I used the chart from this article], this one is 15 pounds and designed for adults who weigh roughly between 100-160lbs. 

Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator Magnets // Grocery List

Fridge Magnets: one thing you can never have too many of. I love the neutral color of these [also available in bright colors if that’s more your style] + they’re heavy duty enough to hold cards, photos, notes and anything else that needs to be front and center on the fridge.

Porter Silicone and Ceramic Lunch Container

Porter Silicone and Ceramic Lunch Container

I absolutely love my Porter ceramic + silicone lunch container from Amazon! It is so stinkin’ cute and it encourages me to actually pack my lunch! I also bring it along while dining out to avoid getting a takeout box, saving the earth one meal at the time! It is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe! I use it ALL the time and it has held up great for almost a year now! It comes in multiple colors and also an all silicone version!

White Peel and Stick Subway Tile

White Peel and Stick Subway Tile

Okay, long story short, I painted my bathroom a color I didn’t like but I don’t want to repaint. SO here is what I did to give it a pop without costing too much $$ or too much time! This Peel and Stick Subway Tile is the best kept secret! It is so easy to apply [I am lazy and didn’t even measure, HA!] but it still turned out great [or at least good enough for me!] You can stick this stuff anywhere, bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, showers, ANYWHERE! If you mess up, don’t worry, you can just pull it right off! 6 months after putting it up, it is still looking beautiful! It comes in six colors so you have a lot of options to choose from!

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller

Okay ladies, who loves hanging out on the back patio but cannot handle the mosquitos?! That would be me! Mosquitos seem to love me [a love I do not accept by the way] and I always swell up when bit! So it goes without saying that I need a solution to this problem. I stumbled across this Thermacell DEET free + scent free bug repellent because it has over 1,500 reviews! Out of all of Thermacell’s products, this seemed to be the most popular so I wanted to give it a try! Here in Indiana it is still pretty cold, so the mosquitos aren’t too bad yet, but we still gave it a test run! It is easy to use and from what we could tell, it worked pretty well! I will keep you all updated and continue to review it as those pesky little bugs get worse!

Outdoor Rug 

Outdoor Rug 

We just recently purchased an outdoor sectional and I had to get a new rug to match! Also, yes, the couch is missing two cushions in the photo–they had forgotten them when they dropped it off originally! But either way, I love how this rug looks with our new furniture! I had such a hard time choosing one, but I feel like I made the right decision! So far, it has held up great to the weather and to two doggos!

Round Gold Mirror

Round Gold Mirror // Shop the rest of the room

Welcome to my home office! This past year, I decided it was time to invest in my at home office space because WFH has become the new norm! I wish I had some before images for you because wow, this space has gone through a complete transformation! I snagged this round gold mirror to go with my wall desk unit! I actually use this space as a vanity + extra work space for my hubby if he needs to use it! The mirror was exactly what I expected at a pretty fair price! Definitely recommend it if you are in the market for one!

Creative Co-Op Unglazed Crock

Creative Co-Op Unglazed Crock

Has anyone else been binge watching Studio Mcgee’s Dream Home Makeover?! Well, it has left me feeling inspired and super into an earth yet modern style! I was on the hunt for new utensils and also wanted to dress up our utensil holder as well when I stumbled upon this crock and fell in love! I am such a sucker for the Creative Co-Op, so I had to get my hands on it! Who says utensil holders can’t be cute, right!?

Duvet Cover 

Duvet Cover 

My husband and I recently adopted a second dog [I can’t believe it either!] and he is a Brittany Lab mix and is the absolute sweetest! Because of that, ALLLL of my purchases are somehow related to our dogs, ha! First, we had to change up our duvet cover… I loved our all white bedding but with two shedding dogs it was just no longer manageable [sigh]. BUT I have been super drawn to patterns lately so I was excited to incorporate it into our bedroom! I found this duvet cover that is super cute while also being super durable for our two pups! I am happy with how easily it incorporates with the rest of our decor!

Dog Food Container 

Dog Food Container 

Next up, I ordered this super cute dog food container! It is on the smaller size [I wouldn’t use it for large quantity storage] but I refill it at least once a week! I keep the bulk of their food in the basement and keep this upstairs in the kitchen for easy access–I leave it sitting out so I wanted something cute!

Cabinet Pulls & Cabinet Knobs

Cabinet Pulls [Matte Black] / Cabinet Knobs [Matte Black] / Rug [4×6]

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!

Roomba i3+ EVO

Roomba i3+ EVO

Roomba Our OG Roomba form several years ago bit the dust, and after the first two days of using this new self-emptying Roomba, I was BLOWN AWAY. What a difference an upgrade can make! This Roomba maps your whole home, and then will work it’s way inch by inch in nice lines, will get itself back to home base when it’s low on power [and continue on once it’s charged up], and self-empties itself each and every time! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE, FRIENDS!  😉

Echo Show 8

Echo Show 8

Most used item in my kitchen? Honestly, it might be the Echo Show 8! Asking it to set a timer, asking the temp, playing music, watching the pictures slide through, finding recipe ideas, checking the Ring doorbell, and more, I’m constantly discovering more things to do with it!

Rocking Chair Set

Rocking Chair Set

I wanted to get some inexpensive rocking chairs for our patio where I could sit outside and do computer work, watch the kids play, or just have a glass of wine! This set fit the bill pricewise, and now that they’re here and put together, I know they’re comfortable too! I want to get a small pillow for each, which I think will make them look a little more high-end, and also keep the pillow back more upright! Overall, I’m calling these a win for the price! 

Water Bottle Organizer

Water Bottle Organizer

This water bottle organizer has to be one of my ALL-TIME favorites. It’s a game changer for our cabinet organization game, and no more searching and searching for the water bottle I’m looking for!

Bathroom Organizers

Bathroom Organizers

Organization is one of my love languages, and when I saw how ridiculously out of control our bathroom linen closet had become, I knew it was time to call in some Amazon reinforcements. I absolutely LOVE these stackable clear drawers. They fit perfectly on one another, easily slide out, and allow me to see what I actually have [rather than digging or accidentally buying multiples]. I used a combination of the 6 ¾ height4 ½ height, and one open compartment organizer for my taller items! I organized by body, face, hair, medicine, bath, tanning/sunscreens, nails, etc! So many ways to organize!

Area Rug

Area Rug [7’6” x 9’6” // Color is Blue / Tangerine]

YOU NEED THIS RUG! I am in LOVE! For under $180 I got a large area rug for our living room that has no creasing and looks and feels like great quality! Your guests will never guess the price of this one but your credit card (and your husband) will be happy!  

Table Lamps

Table Lamps

I have been on a lamp hunt…and I’ve finally found THE ones!! After sharing a photo of my bedroom decor recently, some of you suggested I try larger lamps and I have to say I love these. From the antique yet modern design and the fact that you get a 2 pack for $80 – I feel like it’s an amazing bang for your buck!

Throw Blanket

Throw Blanket [50×60, Silver]

I’ve had this baby for over five years and I am still in LOVE. It’s soft and cozy, but also looks pretty as a throw on the couch when I’m not using it!! It also comes in 25 other colors.

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