Happy Friday, everyone, I hope you had a wonderful week!
I can’t even tell you what we’ve been up to these past couple of days. Let’s see here…had a baby doc appointment, took a bunch of walks, did some crafting with Lincoln, and DIDN’T GO TO TARGET – which was a major win in my book!
That said, today I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane, aka glance through my last few Target, Paypal, and Amazon Prime receipts, to see what the last 10 fun things I bought were (aka I’ll spare you the picture and description of the extension cord I ordered on Prime two weeks ago. You’re welcome.) I’m not a nosy person in general but will confess to occasionally glancing at the items the person behind me in the checkout line is loading onto the conveyor belt. Not in a creepy way, but more in a, “hmmm, am I missing out on anything fun?” way. Also if you’re putting wine on the belt I’m automatically looking.
You’ve been warned.
Anyway, maybe you can pick up some inspiration for a little weekend shopping, eating, or drinking – and be sure to tell us about the last FUN thing you bought in the comments section below! Have a great weekend everyone!
1. Halo Top Ice Cream
Our friends who were in town last weekend were raving about Halo Top ice cream which is not only 280 calories A PINT (which pretty much makes it a single serving, right? RIGHT?!) but also packed with 24 grams of protein. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bowl and holy mother of pearl, it completely lived up to the hype. I’ve only tried the Birthday Cake flavor and it was rich, creamy, and completely satisfying. Since it’s made with milk and cream, versus all heavy cream, I didn’t feel absolutely disgusting afterwards either, which is usually what happens when I eat ice cream and why I tend to avoid it. Plus all the flavors are certified gluten-free. Fist pump!
Locals: I found this in HyVee’s speciality freezer section and I believe Whole Foods sells it too.
2. Victoria’s Secret Angel Slip Nightgown
Since I’ll be having a planned C for baby boy in the fall, I’m starting to stock up on lots of flowy nightgowns and robes as they won’t brush up against my incision. I’m loving these Angel Slip Nightgowns for not only being nursing-friendly (not too much material,) but postpartum NIGHT SWEAT-friendly (again, not too much material!) Also a fan of the fun sayings on the front, like: It Was All A Dream. If only I could say the same about night sweats.
3. Life-Flo Magnesium Lotion
I guess this depends on your definition of “fun” but I recently bought a bottle of Life-Flo Magnesium Lotion as a way to get more magnesium, which is said to help with everything from alleviating aches and pains, to reducing inflammation, and increasing energy, and absolutely love it. Since my body is out of whack from being pregnant I can’t say for sure if it’s doing anything (going to keep using it after the baby is born to see how I feel,) but regardless the smell is incredible. Coconut oil, shea butter, and vanilla oil in the ingredient list makes this lotion smell like straight up sugar cookies.
4. School Books
I was waiting until Lincoln turned three to start intentionally incorporating more learning into our day and, well, here we are! I bought this Big Preschool Workbook and Preschool Basics book on Amazon a couple weeks ago (they’re both a few bucks cheaper there than on the company’s website) and they’re great! Lincoln’s the type of child that if you try and force learning on him, he’s out of there. These books, though, are bright, colorful, and definitely fun.
5. Roolee Moto Leggings
I saw a review of these Moto Leggings on Julie’s blog last week and they looked absolutely adorable on her, so I had to snag a pair. I like that she said they’re stretchy (hello post baby bod) and easy to dress up or down. Plus I’ve always wanted a pair of pink pants. ? Can’t wait to wear them.
Have you guys heard of the Chatbooks app? Basically you take all the pictures from your phone and/or social media accounts and create little flip books with them. I rarely take my DSLR with me when we’re out, preferring to use my handy dandy iPhone to document everything instead. With the Chatbooks app you select all the pictures you want from your phone then they arrange them by date into a nice little 6×6″ book. You can even add contributors so you and your spouse or friends can all make one big book together. I make one every year around Lincoln’s birthday to document the year. They’re relatively inexpensive ($8 for 30 pictures and I think $1 per each additional 10,) and I just love how easy it is. Here’s the one that just arrived for Lincoln’s third year!
File Hi-Chew candy under one more thing I became obsessed with while living in Japan. These candies are like upgraded Starbursts. Almost gel-like (?) for lack of a better word, and last a really long time. I’m obsessed with the grape, cherry, and strawberry flavors, and have always had to snag a pack at World Market when I’m randomly there, but recently found a huge display of them at my local Super Target. Jackpot!
8. Cameron’s Coffee Pods
I actually didn’t buy these single-serve coffee pods from Cameron’s Coffee – they were sent to me with zero strings attached – but I’ll be buying them from here on out. We retired our Keurig to the basement after getting our Nespresso machine a few months ago but brought it back up when my in-laws came to town, which coincided with the delivery of these pods. The coffee is so smooth we’ve kept the Keurig upstairs. Ben and I both love it!
I personally have never found a K-Cup that didn’t brew coffee that tasted just a little bit bitter and it’s no wonder because it’s brewed through PLASTIC! Cameron’s Coffee pods use filters which brew an unbelievably smooth cup of coffee with no bitterness, plus they’re made from compostable materials. You’ve read about the fact that the inventor of the K-Cup is horribly regretful because they aren’t recyclable, right? Cameron’s Coffee is making it right – definitely big fans here.
9. Target Wood Barrel Frame Mirror
Target is absolutely killing it on the home decor front right now – specifically on table lamps and mirrors. I bought this Wood Barrel Frame Mirror a few weeks ago and smile every time I see it (and the wood is definitely not as yellow as it appears in this picture.) My favorite part is the metal ring around the frame which makes it look like a wine barrel – so fun.
10. I Am Freaking Cold Sweatshirt
Raise your hand if you’re ALWAYS FREAKING COLD?! ? I think I featured this sweatshirt on my Instagram or Friday Favorites many months ago but it randomly popped up on my Zulily feed recently and I snatched it up without a moment’s hesitation. I will be L-I-V-I-N-G in this thing during the entire season that shall not be named!
What’s the last fun thing you bought?
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I habe been watching the price drop on one of these at Menards. (Price not dropping online!) Finally down to where I liked it. http://preview.tinyurl.com/h5nzlbc
Absolutely love your site and LOVED this post!! Keep them coming. I bought both the Halo ice cream and also the Hi Chews and am obsessed with both of them!!!! So good!! ?
Thank you for the Cameron’s coffee rec! I just ordered 2 boxes and you finally gave me the push I needed to stop using the plastic pods! I spoke with a representative and told them I heard it here first!
You are awesome, Lori! I know you’ll love it – just had a cup each of Cinnamon Sugar Cookie and Kona today (it was a late night last night!)
LOVED this post! I got some ideas for Christmas presents for people on my list who are hard to shop for! Hope this becomes a regular post especially as we get closer to the holidays!
Groceries! Not fun so much ?
I really feel like all I buy is food! But I did recently buy a pair of TOMS Del Rey sneakers and I love them. I keep seeing Halo Top at HyVee but have resisted thus far. Sounds like I probably need to try Lemon Cake though! I downloaded the Chatbooks app as soon as I read this post and while it has been a little sketchy for me I’m still totally on board with ordering a few books. How quickly do you normally receive them after ordering?
I think maybe a week or two? I’d compare it to Zulily shipping. ;)
Thanks for sharing the Chatbooks App! Can you tell me how you added text to the cover of the book?
I think it was an option at the very end – like a checkbox I clicked that says “add text to cover” and then you can customize from there.
Do school supplies count!? I did buy new pair of brooks shoes to start walking again. Yay me! They are grey and bright pink! Also – epsom salts baths are a great way to get magnesium and detox. And cheap! You can add a drop or two of essential oils to the salts (not the water) and have a spa experience. Check on if they and the lotion are Ok during pregnancy though.
All fun purchases! My SIL is always telling me epson salt baths are so beneficial – I’m just not a bath person! :/
I just tried the Halo ice cream as people have been buzzing. My grocery store only had vanilla bean but MAN was it good! So good. I want to get my hands on the lemon cake flavor…
Same! I heard Mocha Chip is amazing too.
Where did you find the magnesium lotion at? Will have to try the photobooks. Tried a similar company but the quality wasn’t that good.
Hi Jennifer! I bought it on Amazon. If you click the link in the description it will take you right there.
Sarah C 08.20.2016
Just bought myself some blue nail polish in honor of our third boy coming in November.
And night sweats postpartum – YES. The struggle is REAL.
Congratulations, Sarah! So fun!!
Love this post and getting new ideas! Hope this becomes a regular feature. ?
If you are looking for any educational DVDs for Lincoln, I definitely recommend the Preschool Prep DVD set- my kids (ages 1-5) love them and have learned a lot from them.
I loved this post so much! I have already added the Cameron’s Coffee & preschool workbooks to my Amazon cart. Thank you for the recommendations! The most recent fun thing I bought was a plane ticket to NYC in December for a moms weekend away! My girlfriends & I are all military wives & scattered throughout the US so I’m looking forward to seeing friends I haven’t hugged in years!
Ahh, you are going to have so much fun! Nothing better than a girl’s trip!