I’ll be honest, I used to go shopping almost every day during my lunch break from my job as a Studio Producer. I’d browse Target, pick up a few things at the mall, maybe hit the craft store for some art supplies. Part necessity, part entertainment -- I think we can all agree … shopping is fun! Then, 2020 happened and we all entered the dreaded quarantine. Womp, womp. But, I didn’t let it get me down. I did what any 30 something, shopaholic, would do in this situation … I turned to Amazon! My Amazon purchases range from basic household items to self-care products to books and more. Here are some of my favorite purchases to show up on my doorstep over the past 6+ months (and some hidden gems from the past).
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The Perfect Summer Maxi Dress For a Backyard BBQI’ve gotten so much use out of this dress! It’s adorable, but also comfy enough to wear around the house. The fabric is thin, flowy, and incredibly soft. My favorite part about this dress is the length. At 5’5" it’s a huge gamble for me to buy maxi dresses online because they’re generally way too long – but not this one. The Yidarton Women Summer Strapless Boho Maxi Long Dress hits right at my ankle while wearing flat sandals. I will definitely be ordering this in other colors.
Treat Yourself To an At-Home Spa Day With This Neck and Back MassagerI can’t recommend this massager enough … it’s the closest thing you’ll get to a massage chair in your home. I was able to snag this RESTECK – Massager for Neck and Back with Heat when it was on sale for half-off, but after using it for a month now, I know I would pay full-price if I ever wanted another one. The arm straps allow you to adjust the pressure and move it up and down your back to wherever you need it most. The best feature of all? It has a car adapter! Make your friend drive during that next road trip while you sit back and relax.
The Microfiber Spray Mop That Will Make You Actually Want to Clean Your FloorsWhile I love the look of our faux-wood, vinyl flooring … it does not mix well with dog hair! Sweeping and mopping is a daily routine in our house just to keep the dog hair under control. Ever since getting this HOMTOYOU Spray Mop I can honestly say that I don’t mind mopping. It’s very satisfying to spray your water or cleaner on the floor and see beautiful results as you mop. Bonus points: I enjoy the environmentally friendly aspect of washing the microfiber pads as opposed to the throw-away versions I’ve seen from other brands.
The Best Training Treats For My Spoiled PupZuke’s Naturals Training Treats are my favorite treats for training and beyond. They are small, so you can easily stash a few in your pocket during a walk … and not feel guilty about over-feeding. My crazy mutt loves to bark at bikes and other dogs, so treats are a MUST when he’s on his leash. If you have a dog, you know how quickly the food and treats seem to disappear, so it’s clutch to use Subscribe and Save.
Where’s Warhol? Is a Fun, Artsy Spin on the Beloved ClassicI bought this book as a birthday present for a friend of mine (yes, she’s an adult!) and I loved it so much I’m considering one for myself. The book looks similar to any Where’s Waldo book, but with unique pages dedicated to Studio 54 and the Bauhaus School, etc. Where’s Warhol? would be a great present for a child, to start conversations about art movements throughout history, or as a coffee table book/conversation-starter.
A Trip Down Memory Lane with Taxi: The Complete SeriesWith the internet and countless streaming services, you can get your hands on pretty much any TV show at any time. But there is just something about having a complete series in your hands, ready to binge in succession. I actually bought Taxi: The Complete Series as a gift for my dad to watch up at his mountain house where they do not have WiFi. I didn’t anticipate enjoying it so much that I’ve already watched multiple seasons!
Get These Workout Tanks in Every Color of the Rainbow – You Won’t Be DisappointedI work out most days of the week, which makes for a lot of laundry. I was searching for an affordable workout tank top that I could purchase in multiple colors to have at-the-ready for my afternoon workouts. This Bella Ladies Flowy Racerback Tank is exactly what I was looking for! It’s loose, but not baggy -- soft, comfortable and most importantly, very affordable.
This Magnetic Screen Door Gives My Dog All the Freedom He CravesNow that we’re working from home, my dog thinks he rules the roost. OK, he actually does! He wants to come in and out from the backyard a thousand times a day, and now he can. He pushes right through the Flux Phenom Reinforced Magnetic Screen Door to come in and out, and it quickly snaps back together keeping the bugs outside. I would recommend this to any dog owner with a backyard.
Collect Your Thoughts and Spread Your Creativity with the Moleskine Art Watercolor AlbumEven quick sketches and paintings feel like a masterpiece when they are living in this beautiful, sturdy, hard cover album. I love the thick, ivory paper which enhances a variety of art mediums. Sometimes I have trouble taking the time to sit down and be creative, but a journal like this one is just begging to be filled.
Organization Meets Style – This Is the Planner of My DreamsI have done a LOT of research on planners, maybe too much. But this one really takes the cake! With weekly and monthly pages, you can collect all your daily to-do lists along with upcoming events. Aside from the functionality, I’m obsessed with the cute poppy floral design. The 2020-2021 – Academic Weekly & Monthly Planner would be perfect for any student, busy parent or professional.
This Natural Bronzer Adds Sunshine to My Life No Matter the Weather
I’m always looking to add more natural products to my beauty routine, and this Mineral Fusion Sparkle Bronzer fits the bill. While it has “sparkle" in the name, it’s not overwhelmingly glittery like some other bronzers I’ve tried. It has just the right amount of daily “glow" – without the chemicals!