Our Amazon February shopping cart had a lot of eclectic things in it. It ranges from video game accessories all the way to books and then all the way to gardening supplies. lol. Books and gardening supplies I will cover in a separate blog post. I do sometimes wonder if Amazon takes a look at our shopping history and wonders what in the world is going on in the O'Brien household.
My answer to them is "I have no idea. None. I need someone to tell me". That is the whole truth Amazon. We have no idea what is happening here from day to day.
To start with I have to tell you that there are links included in this blog post. These links are affiliate links. This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase from Amazon that I may or may not receive a small percentage of the purchase at no additional charge to you for referring products from their website.
Let's get started because there. In January, we got out our old WiiU and dusted it off so we could play some Mario games with Joe. The damper in the day of excitement is that a couple of our remotes had a terrible reaction to old batteries exploding in them. By terrible reaction, I mean that the batteries exploded and then ate away some of the important parts that make the remote work. So we grabbed a couple of these remotes. They were super inexpensive. Dan was skeptical of them because they did not come directly from Nintendo, but he was shocked (once again) to see that something that wasn't name brand worked.
I do a lot of printing for curriculum for Joe. A lot of times there are identification cards or three part cards. I like to hold these together with loose leaf binder rings. I prefer to order in bulk when it comes to office and homeschool supplies because I will most definitely be using more of them, so why not order in bulk and save money? I like to complain about not having room for anything anyway, so it fulfills to purposes for me. These even came in a nice plastic container to store them in. I, of course, promptly dumped them in to another container that I had previously bought specifically for that and wastefully threw out the other container because I also sometimes have nothing better to do than to make decisions that I will later regret and berate myself for.
Ok. Let's talk some real talk for a minute. My husband hates buying furniture online. He (and sometimes rightfully so) believes that if you have to order it, it is probably junk. I like to remind him of the stupid expensive bed frame that we bought and came apart as the guys were putting it together. Instead of making the delivery guys take it back he just let them screw in an additional screw that did not hold it together properly. I was not in charge that day friends. I was working. I know... I rabbit trailed, but sometimes I just like to put it in writing that I am right and man was I right about this little bookcase with a reading nook.
It is beautiful, functional, solid and it was easy to assemble. It is buy KidKraft. I have never found fault with anything that we buy from them. It works amazing for the overflow of books that we have. I use it as a divider in Joe's playroom to separate it in to two play areas.
So, this next purchase was a true impulse buy that I haven't used yet, so I cannot give a review on it, but it does look like it will fulfill the purpose I bought adjustable gooseneck cell phone holder for and that is to be able to record making some crafts that I want to video. I need something trustworthy, my husband and kid fail me in the video department.
The next couple of items I bought to do a project with a friends, but then we haven't gotten together to do it because we both enjoy making a plan together and then cancelling on each other. It's part of why we are friends. We get that we like the idea of doing something together, but know we can cancel on each other because we don't want to get our kids dressed to leave the house. You know who you are!
So, I saw this cute idea on Pinterest to make little jars for your kids lost tooth and put it in a little canvas drawstring bag. The little jar had a cut out of a tooth on it and the little canvas bag had the words "tooth fairy" on them. Both my friend and I enjoy crafting and have cricuts. She is just more experienced working with the necessary materials to make this super cute idea come to life so it sits... waiting...
The first set of jars (.5 ML) I ordered were too small for a tooth. For Joe's teeth anyway. So I consulted with my husband and bought a size jar (10 ML) he approved of. See that? I put it in writing that sometimes he can be smarter than me. I did not return the smaller jar. I convinced myself I would find a super cute project to do with those as well. They are currently in a storage bin with all of my projects that are resting by the way side. The canvas bags are super cute and I actually feel that these were decently priced compared to some others I have seen.
One day I will complete this project. We won't need it, but I will do it! I won't be wasting our money! No way... oh wait... never mind.
Want to know how many Yoshi's currently live in this house? You'll have to come over to find them and count them yourself. They like to play hide and seek apparently. In February, we introduced a pink yoshi and blue yoshi to the fold and my son couldn't be happier. Well, he could if I would now buy him the next size up in every color as well. But I'm a bad mom apparently.
We also invested in some more lego plates and purchased from Amazon because our Target seems to be forever out of the color green. That or they see us coming and scramble to hide them all so we won't spend anymore of our money there. Very thoughtful of them if that is the case, but honestly I'd prefer to get my Circle rewards vs spend more money through Amazon. Hard to tell looking back through this blog post I know. Imagine if I had included the books and school supplies I had also bought for Joe.
Ok. So this is not a joke. I ordered another planner. That makes four planners for me, but to be fair this is an all inclusive planner that includes everything on the other planners. Kind of. I actually love this planner. They have each of the different types of planning sectioned off by what type it is: Calender; week by week, etc. Instead of having all the different types of calendars by month. Do not ask me why I prefer this? It just makes more sense to me.
I'm not mad about this purchase. Nor do I regret it. I do not even use it for all of it's functionalities. But this fitness tracker works and it was inexpensive. Especially if you compare it to some other high end name brands fitness trackers. I use it for time and to track the steps I take in a day. I've gained some weight since fall and realized I've gotten just a little bit lazy about moving around.
That's it friends. If you have made it this far than you are by far a better person that I probably am because I would have started skimming this about half way through despite the fact that I find myself wildly entertaining. I hope you are looking forward to my posts for our March and April shopping carts. I also am part way finished with a couple of blogs on gardening supplies we've bought, books I've bought (for me and Joe), books I've read and school manipulatives and supplies I have purchased for homeschooling purposes.
Until next time friends.
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