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Amazon Lately

We all love a little peek into other people’s lives right? I think it makes us feel normal. Nobody likes to feel that they’re the only one with a certain quirk or bad habit. I’m not saying that Amazon Priming is a bad habit – not at all! In fact, it’s one of the expenses my husband and I both consider totally worth it! So just for curiosity sake, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been priming lately…

Essential Oil Diffuser

I’m still learning how to properly use essential oils, but my friends in the know tell me that diffusing is very beneficial. In the wake of the latest virus taking hold of my house, I ordered this diffuser for an immune boosting oil combo these same friends recommended.

Lighting for Videoconferencing

My new home office is almost complete and I’m already using it for my health coaching appointments, but it became clear very quickly that I needed a desktop light in front of my computer to get the lighting just right. This one was inexpensive, comes with the iPhone tripod as well and is small enough to not hog too much space on my desk. I’m very happy with it. If you need a light for any computer or video work you do, I highly recommend this one.

Hazelnut Nutpods Dairy Free Coffee Creamer

So I’m cheating on Thrive Market with this one. They’ve raised their prices on some items and now these creamers that I use daily are cheaper from Amazon by about $8 for 12 cartons. And they come next day from Amazon. Can’t beat that!!

Pumpkin Spice Nutpods Diary Free Coffee Creamer

I know it’s February, but these Pumpkin Spice Nutpods are still available from Amazon and they are delicious!!! Get them while you can. Mine have an expiration date of December so if you’re a “Pumpkin Spice only in the fall” person, you can stash these away until the appropriate time.

Bulletproof Decaf Coffee

Continuing with the amazing coffee theme…the only light roast decaf I can find that I really enjoy is this one from Bulletproof and no store locally (that I know of) carries it. It’s expensive at $14, but it’s way cheaper than stopping in at Starbucks! I’m solidly on half-caff. these days so I mix this in with the regular blend I buy at Whole Foods. Bulletproof is known for making sure their coffee is free of mycotoxins, which can be a source of inflammation for some people.

Coil Hair Ties

Hav you seen these or heard about them? They’re all the rage in my neck of the woods because they *supposedly* don’t cause those ponytail dents in your hair. I do think that is true, but I can’t know for sure because I can’t get them to stay in my hair. I have very thick, heavy hair and I just can’t get these ties tight enough to hold a good pony for me. I do like this selection of colors for my brown hair. I suspect my daughter will end up inheriting these.

Colorful File Folders

What can I say, I love office supplies. Completing my new office has been a great excuse for some new supplies. And I confess that I am a paper and pencil kind of girl. Each of my coaching clients gets a file folder. During our sessions, I take notes on actual paper. With an actual pen or pencil. And I color code everyone based on the coaching package they have. And all of this makes me very happy!

Instant Pot Glass Lid – for Slow-cooking

Remember that the Instant Pot is a multi-cooker, meaning is has more than one trick up its sleeve. Even though I am not a huge slow cooker fan, I’ve been experimenting with that option on my Instant Pot. This glass lid, made specifically for use with the slow cook function, is very inexpensive at right around $15 and is well worth it in my opinion.

Organic Coconut Flour

As I’ve been experimenting with Keto baking, I’ve tried to incorporate more coconut flour. It’s way cheaper than almond flour. It’s still low carb too. I’ve bought a lot of ingredients from Anthony’s brand over the years and have always been happy with the quality.

Grey Knit Blazer

And last, but not least, clothes! I know lots of people are having success buying clothes from Amazon, but I haven’t been so lucky. As I am now needing some professional wear, I was looking for a few blazers to add to my wardrobe. I ordered eight of them and this was the only one that worked. It came with a very strong, weird smell (every clothing item from Amazon has arrived smelling funky), but it washed out. This blazer is comfy, lightweight and comes in a ton of colors. I have the gray in my usual size small. Many of the others had very strange sizing – either way too big or way too small. If this is something you could use in your wardrobe, I recommend it.

So that’s what I’ve been Priming lately. What are your favorite things to buy from Amazon? Do you always check there before you buy from a brick and mortar? I do all the shopping for our family and I’m pretty frugal, so I compare prices on everything. Sometimes Amazon’s prices are great and sometimes they’re outrageous. I never buy from Amazon just for the convenience. The price has to be right as well. But sometimes it sure is temping to get everything delivered right to your front door!!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

4 thoughts on “Amazon Lately

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      I agree, that would be the ideal. However, I cannot find organic, fair trade and light roast decaf. So I went for a coffee that I would enjoy. But while I search, this one works.

  1. Liz Dutton

    Thank you once again. I just discovered Thrive Market bear me had Nut Pods. I tried it and love the hazelnut. I used your link to order from Amazon. Much cheaper.

    Tomorrow I’m attempting beef bone broth for the first time. I make chicken weekly. I found a local neat market with good beef bones. I checked your site first hoping to find a YouTube video or recipe to teach me how

    I love that you homeschool. I wish I’d have had the confidence to do that for my own children. I homeschooled a bright granddaughter up until high school. Very rewarding experience! I operate a home daycare. Childminding children from birth to teenage years. I’m glad most parents delay formal school entry until ages six or seven. I get the most formative years❤️❤️

    Be well! Liz

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Beef bone broth is much harder – in my opinion – than chicken. It’s harder to find good bones that make good tasting broth. The best I’ve found are from US Wellness Meats. They have “meaty soup bones” that made some tasty broth. But I still think you need some herbs and veggies thrown in to give it a really nice flavor. You’ve found the bones, so really that’s the hardest part. When I figure out a great recipe, I’ll share it for sure. Your homeschooling story is very sweet, Liz. It’s wonderful that you are influencing the next generations – so very important!

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