What I Bought on Amazon – September Link Up

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Welcome to the second installment of the What I Bought on Amazon Link-Up! As I mentioned in the intro post, this will be a monthly feature, posting on the first Wednesday of every month. I am OBSESSED with Amazon and do 90% of my shopping there, so I thought it would be fun to share what I buy each month!

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Some things I purchased that aren’t included are items for my cousin’s baby shower (EEKK so excited to meet this little peanut!) and I also use my prime account for work purchases, so that stuff isn’t included either.

In September, my Amazon purchases included:

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Pyrex 2 Cup Round, 4 Cup Round, and 3 Cup Rectangle Storage Covers – New storage lids WOO! My life is so exciting haha. But seriously these are great, We have glass Pyrex storage containers that are awesome but the lids, unfortunately, crack after time. Finally found some replacements online.

LG G Pad Protective Cover/Case – Sadie has a tablet (that we got for free through our cell phone provider) and we made the mistake of not having a case for it right away and of course, now the screen is cracked. Not horribly, but still. So we finally got a case for it.

I Am She-Ra T-shirt – (currently out of stock!) I ran a Super Hero 5k recently and didn’t to go all out but wanted some superhero pride. So I dug into my roots and went with a She-Ra shirt! Didn’t hurt that Sadie discovered it on Netflix recently. (And OMG it’s so weird.)

Gold Glitter Headband – To go with the She-Ra shirt, of course! I wore it for the race – it was perfect and didn’t slip or give me a headache!

Barbie Mermaid Doll – Sadie has always liked Barbies in theory but never really played with them but now she’s getting more into them and always gravitates towards them at our friend’s house. She also LOVES mermaids and this Barbie Mermaid movie and book so I snagged this up when it was on sale for Christmas!

The Big Bad Bubble – We LOVE books by Adam Rubin (Dragons Love Tacos, RoboSauce, Secret Pizza Party) so I always keep an eye out for price drops on his other books and this one came up! It’s such a cute story – Sadie thought it was hilarious and brought it to school to share with her class.

Disney’s Moana Pua Plush – Pua! We still love Moana around here and while I’m waiting for the Hei-Hei doll to go down in price, Pua dropped a lot so I snatched it up for Christmas/Hanukkah.

Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf – Our family tradition is that on Christmas Eve Sadie gets a new pair of holiday PJs, we watch the old-school claymation Christmas movies and she gets a holiday book. I couldn’t resist Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf!! I can’t wait to read this with her!

Big Daddy EZ Lasso – So, I went to Austin for work and asked Sadie what she wanted me to bring back for her. She wanted a lasso. And while I didn’t make it into downtown Austin or any souvenir shops, the hotel didn’t sell any and the airport stores didn’t either. (Which I guess makes sense.) So, her lasso came on a special airplane filled with cowboys all the way from Texas, to arrive after I got home. Otherwise known as Amazon Prime. HEHEHE.

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Hair Cream – Whenever I wear my hair naturally curly this is my go-to product. It smells SO GOOD and it makes my hair look nice and keep some shape without it being crunchy.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup – I’m on my second bottle of this stuff – my shade is C4, shell beige, and I swear its made for my skin tone. It’s an awesome, drugstore priced foundation and I honestly think it’s better than some of the pricier foundation I own! And I love the pump it has – makes it so easy to get the right amount out!

Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Detergent – More stuff needed for detergent making! I had to make a new batch and had just enough washing soda for it so I grabbed this 2-pack so I have it for next time.

Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster – Sadie’s friend had a birthday party that we forgot all about! We felt horrible. I had just come back from Austin that afternoon and Dave was wiped from a week of work and solo-parenting and it slipped our minds. Luckily our friends are awesome and weren’t upset but OMG we felt awful. Anyway, Daniel wanted a Nerf gun so Daniel got a Nerf gun! (And Dave wants one too!)

3-pack Assorted Scented Tea Light Candles 24-ct Apple Cinnamon Vanilla and Black Cherry – I have this set of tea light candle holders that I got from Yankee Candle on clearance last year for Halloween – they are so cute they look like witches potion bottles and they sit on spiders legs. I needed some tea lights so I got this 24 pack. They smell super yummy but are kind of thin/shallow – they burn out pretty fast!

ZESICA Women’s Long Sleeve Pleated Casual Dresses – I had seen this dress popping up on the Facebook deal site I belong to for women’s clothing and when they were marked down on a Lightning Deal I grabbed two – one in floral and the other a solid navy. I wore the floral today and got so many compliments! It was great with just flip flops today and will also be great when it gets cooler with leggings/tights and boots.

Well, I think I ordered slightly less this month than I did last month! LOL

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Read It In… September


As I was prepping for this post I was muttering to myself how I really didn’t read that much in September, when lo and behold I looked at my Goodreads shelves and I actually read seven books! Not too shabby! However, only one of them was a 5 out of 5, and a bunch were middle of the road for me.

In September I read:

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Desperate Measures by Elle Casey. I loved this little chick lit novel! Three women are brought together by a book club and wind up influencing each other’s lives in life-changing ways. It had ups and downs, twists and turns and was pretty light-hearted up until it took a dark twist. I did feel that the author left things a bit unresolved at the end but maybe that opens it up for a second novel? I loved the characters and would love to see what happens to them next! Overall Rating 4 out of 5.

The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown. One thing I learned from this book – you gotta be careful what you say in the Ladies’ Room! You never know who will be in the stall listening, as evidenced by the opening chapter where Trudy, in a stall, overhears her two cousins gossiping about her philandering husband and lying daughter at her great aunt’s funeral! These revelations in Trudy’s life set her off on a new path – one she is taking just for her and no one else. Great, light read about a woman taking charge of her own life and doing things her way for once. Overall Rating 5 out of 5.

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. This was an award-winning movie a few years ago and while I haven’t seen the movie yet, I wanted to read the book. And… I only just liked it. Some parts dragged and I couldn’t tell if I was supposed to like the protagonist Eilis (whose last name is Lacey!) or dislike her. I was just torn on this one. I love a good novel of historical fiction and am usually drawn to stories about immigrants coming to America, old New York, etc but Brooklyn didn’t grab me. Overall Rating 3 out of 5.

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming. I adore Alan Cumming! He’s so friggin talented and just fantastic. I thought I’d really enjoy his memoir and while I did, it really is all about his relationship with his father. I thought I’d be reading more of a general autobiography but he focuses a lot on his abusive father, their messed up relationship and how it affected him as a person. Well written and still a good book, just not what I was expecting. Overall Rating 3 out of 5.

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky. I was sent this book by PJ Library, a great organization that sends children and their families Jewish books! Sadie has received a book a month for the past few months either about a Jewish holiday, or some tie to Judaism. This spring they emailed and offered a book for an adult! So I picked Outwitting History. I grew up with family on both sides that spoke English peppered with Yiddish words/phrases – so much so that I forget sometimes other people don’t know what the words mean! This book was super interesting and Aaron Lansky is amazing for saving all these Yiddish books that would have otherwise been destroyed! One day I want to visit the Center/Museum he established. Overall Rating 4 out of 5.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman. Leave Me has been on my list for awhile now but I had I Was Here on my Kindle first. I hope my feelings about I Was Here aren’t indicative about Leave Me because it was meh. Cody and Meg are best friends and Meg commits suicide. Cody is sent by Meg’s parents to pick up her stuff from college and when gifted her laptop, Cody falls down the rabbit hole in trying to discover why her best friend ended her life. The push and pull of Cody and Ben’s (a boy Meg had been involved with) relationship annoyed me and I couldn’t believe how careless the author allowed Cody to be at one point in the book. Infuriating. Overall Rating 3 out of 5.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I just need to be done with Rainbow Rowell books. I didn’t like Eleanor & Park and figured I’d give this one a shot, but didn’t really like it either. Cath and Wren are twins who set off for their first year of college. Wren wants to be on her own away from her sister and Cath feels bereft so she basically becomes a hermit and dives deeper into the fictional world of Simon Snow, a Twilight-esque book/movie series where she is a fan-fic writer. I think I would have actually given this a higher rating had every other chapter not been interspersed with fan-fic writing or writing from the fictional Simon Snow series. I flicked past those real fast. Overall Rating 3 out of 5.

Well there you have it. My meh reading this month. What are you reading?

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