Amazon Favorites

Can you even call yourself a mom if you don’t order half of your life off of amazon? I’m sure there are plenty of great moms who don’t, but I’m not brave enough to try it myself!

The past few months I have ordered a few new things that have quickly become my new favorites!

I ordered this journal because my word of the year is CALM! With a wild man under 2 and a new baby coming soon I am hoping to learn how to stay in the CALM during our chaos! Also- I have been known to curse and the touch of humor and real mom life cursing in this journal made me laugh and think it’s something I’ll look forward to jumping into and stick with! I ordered another one for my sister and she has been LOVING it too!! They make a few journals with a similar, but different themes- you will not regret this one, either for yourself or as a gift!

Okay- next are my new favorite beauty blenders. I have always preferred a beauty blender to a foundation brush. I find it streaks less, and it easier for me to use. But I struggle with the cost of the real one. After all, $20 for one little sponge seems crazy. Of course, I wash it and maintain it so that it will keep it as long as possible, but eventually the little sponge breaks down and I’m tossing it for a new $20 sponge. It gets to me. As a result I think I have tried every drug store beauty sponge on the market and they always disappoint. But I heard great things about the ones on Amazon, and the mountain of reviews pushed me over the edge to try one more time. This pack of 5 is just $8.99 and I actually am going to go so far as to say, it’s not just as good as the original – it’s better! It’s bigger and holds up for longer without breaking down! Impressed would be an understatement. If you have not tried these beauty blenders… stop waiting and order them!

Next up is a purchase I made out of frustration. Living in NY we’re currently undergoing a big shift away from straws- if you go anyplace where you might get a drink with a straw, that straw will no longer be plastic, but paper. I am 100% in agreement for the reasons behind this change. I get it. I really do. But I love drinking from a straw and I HATE paper straws. I have tried a few different options over the past few months for a good replacement to a paper straw and finally found these silicon straws that are so great! I love them- easy to clean, without breaking down, no taste or texture aversion. The metal taste like metal, paper breaks down and tastes like paper! These silicon ones are amazing! 10 straws for $5.99, a range of fun colors and a tool to help you clean them thoroughly! I now always have one with me so I can say no thanks to paper, and slip in my own reusable straw!

I have had this next item on my wish list for almost a year. When my parents gave us gift cards for Christmas I knew this would be what I purchase! A weighted blanket! There are plenty on the market, so I took my time reading reviews and looking into the different options. And ultimately this one came out on top over and over again. I bought it in navy and have been loving it so much! It is so soft, comes in different weight options (you want to be sure to buy for your body weight!) The insert with the weight doesn’t shift or move around inside yet at all which is huge! So far- one of my favorite splurges of the year!!

Last, but not least on my list is my handbag organizer. For Christmas Shaun surprised me with a LV Neverful GM bag. I had been wanting one as a diaper bag but I always knew if I had one, I would need this bag organizer. I have talked about this organizer with friends since before well before I ever had the bag myself and more than a few have ordered it and called me to thank me because it is genius and affordable and makes this giant tote bag manageable! It comes in a few colors and sizes depending on the size bag you have. No fret- you do not need to have an LV bag, check out the dimensions and consider it for any large tote bag you might carry around! It comes in a few colors so you can try and match the inside lining color!

LAST ONE! I spoke about these tops in my stories today, but they are so cozy and soft- super bump friendly or just legging friendly! Mostly all around MOM- life friendly. At $16.99 I am super happy I bought these – one in white and one in black- goes with everything and super versatile.

Published by mamahouli

I'm a new mom of a beautiful baby boy, living in Long Island, NY. I was sure before I became pregnant that I knew exactly what this "mom life" would be like. I knew nothing. I'm ready to get real about what it's like being a mom, having a child born with a cleft lip and palate, and just trying to figure it all out.

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