We are an amazon family. Seriously. Prime is THE stuff you guys. Not only can we get nearly anything we need/want in 2 days… we are always near a distribution center so we are eligible for same day and even Prime Now (2 hour delivery) on many items!

It is fairly safe to say that at least once a week we get a fun little (or big!) box with that cute little arrow on it.

I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite products we ordered from Amazon in 2017.


  1. Instant Pot 6 Qt

    Instant Pot: This 7 in one pressure cooker, steamer, magic trick has totally changed things in the kitchen for this undomesticated housewife! Although we only recently purchased it, quickly becoming one of our all time favorites. I’ve been eyeballing this appliance ever since they gained popularity about a year ago! There are all types of models available now (even one with an app and WiFi access!), but I opted for the typical features and a larger pot!  We have a big family and I thought that made a lot of sense for us! Hard boiled eggs have never been better!

  2. Amazon Echo: I always thought this product looked cool. I enjoyed seeing the commercials and hearing my friends talk about how their kids liked talking to Alexa. But I had no idea just how awesome the product is! It can connect with SO many apps, answers any
Amazon Echo

question under the sun, plays my favorite music, scheduling, entertainment — it’s even connected with my light-bulbs so I can tell her to turn them on an off! And all of that with us being brand new users! I feel like everyday I’m learning new ways to utilize this product!


3. LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train

We love LEGO! There are few toys that have withstood the test of time and remained relevant as Lego has! Lego offers building sets for toddlers, children, and adults. Our family is a collector! Charlotte likes to play with the Duplo sets, Aurora loves Lego Friends, and Douglas and I prefer the expert builds. We even host Lego parties at our house where friends come together and we put together sets! It’s so much fun! A few years ago, Lego introduced holiday building sets. This year we got the train! It was so much fun — and we even were able to add a motor to it so it could whirl around the track at our Christmas Eve party! The cool thing about this toy:it’s value builds over time! Lego sets are HIGHLY collectible and even sets that have been put together build value is you have a full set with no pieces missing! I can’t think of many playable toys that boast the same value.

4. Anker 20100mAh Portable Charger : I made this purchase last year in preparation for a work perk trip to Vegas. I needed a charger that would allow for multiple charges for my phone!  In the past I had tried less expensive chargers and was always dissapointed. In the past I was lucky if I could get 1/2 a charge for my phone. I started to research chargers and brands that were reliable! I kept stumbling onto the brand Anker from other reviews and when it popped up as a lightning deal (love those!!!) I went for it. OHMYGOSH! I am so glad I did! At full charge this charger can charge my iphone about 5-6 times! And I love that it has 2 USB ports so I can charge 2 devices at once!  We still use it consistently for everyday use when out and about (or when we forget to charge our phones… which happens often *eek*).  I will hand down order this again. I have since purchased other Anker accessories and have been very pleased with their performance!

5. DHP Bombay Metal Bed Frame and Tuft & Needle Mattress:

Last year we redid the girls room! Charlotte was ready to move out of her toddler bed and into a big girl bed! The year prior we had gotten a steal of a deal on a new bedframe and Tuft & Needle mattress locally for Aurora. I knew it was a long shot, but I really wanted to find Charlotte a matching bedframe! I searched everywhere on the internet except Amazon (why, I have no idea lol) and had no luck. One quick search into Amazon I found

the exact bedframe and totally affordable!!! I was in shock! We ordered it right away and began working on the girls’ room. We also ordered Charlotte a Tuft & Needle Twin Mattress. We have experience with this brand, as Aurora’s bed as well as our King Size Mattress are also Tuft & Needle. They are SUPER comfortable, a great combination of soft and firm and they are delivered in a box which made transport super simple.


There ya have it, some of our favorite products from Amazon! I’ve included some affiliate links  of where you can purchase each item if you are interested!  Link me below your favorite amazon purchases!!!

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