October Amazon Favorites

We love a good deal. Tori loves reading hundreds of reviews, comparing different products, and finally landing on the one she knows will fit our needs the best. She also loves sharing her very best finds, because when she’s excited about something, she wants everyone to be excited about it! With Prime Day happening this week, it seemed like the perfect time to share some of our very favorite Amazon finds!

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Items we use every day

Straw cups– It’s so much easier to drink a ton of water when you’re using a straw cup. These have big straws that are easy to clean and it keeps water cold ALL DAY.

Nonstick Skillet– Tori did a TON of research before buying this pan. We had been replacing our nonstick pan every 9-12 months because we were just buying cheap ones that warped or lost their nonstick coating SO quickly. This one has lasted over a year so far and works just as well today as it did then.

Steamer– Our iron is sitting in a dusty box somewhere longing for the days before we bought this steamer. We’ve had it for over 2 years. We are rule-breakers who just use regular tap water in it, and it still works perfectly.

Echo Dot– (This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen them!) Two years ago, we bought 1 of these on Prime Day and then bought 4 more on Black Friday, because they’re SO useful. The kids set timers on them to know when their electronics time is up. We use them for kitchen timers. We ask them to convert measurements when we’re cooking. We have music playing on them constantly. They’re our intercom systems because we have one in almost every room. It is our calculator. It is our workout timer when we’re doing circuits. We ask it a dozen questions every day. It keeps track of our grocery and to-do lists. It’s the most multi-purpose tool in our house!

Sound Machine/Okay to Wake– This sound machine is the BEST investment in our sleep and sanity. You control the sound, the color of the light, the volume, and the brightness all from your phone. We have it programmed to turn red every night at bedtime to signal that it’s time for sleep. It’s programmed to turn yellow in the morning when they’re allowed to come out of their rooms. We use the same programming to tell them when they’re allowed to come out of their rooms after their afternoon quiet time. If they wake up before their light is yellow, they play with toys or read books.

Bed Sheets– These have over 147,000 5-star reviews! They’re so soft and they keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Get two sets!

Nest Cam– We use these cameras as baby monitors, and they still work great to keep an eye on our crazy toddlers when they’re supposed to be sleeping. We also keep one in the toy room, so we can check in on them without interrupting their play.

Stain Remover– The one and only stain remover you need. We keep one in our room, in the laundry room, and in the car. Just treat the stain, and it can sit in the hamper for up to a week afterward.

Airpod Pro– Tori LOVES these. She tried 6 different pairs of earphones before deciding these were the best. The noise-canceling tunes out crying kids and the transparency mode makes it easy to hear cars that approach when she’s running.

Beats Solo 3– Alex has had these for 3 years and they’re the best headphones he’s ever owned. He uses them every day and they work just as well as they did on day 1.

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro– Alex is known for destroying his phone in fluke accidents at work, even when they’re in an Otterbox. This case is slimmer than an Otterbox and has protected his last 2 phones. We also use their iPad cases for our kids. They’ve been dropped so many times, and they still look new!

Adidas Ultraboost– (I’ve never seen them this cheap!) These are the BEST running shoes, but they’re also the best everyday shoes because they’re so comfortable. Tori got rid of all of her other tennis shoes after she bought her first pair of Ultraboosts.

Ninja IQ Blender– We make smoothies or protein shakes every day, and I can’t even remember the last time we pulled out our big blender to do it. This thing is SO powerful and takes up so much less room in the dishwasher!

Meal Prep Containers– These ones have lasted us SO LONG. They’ve been in the freezer, in the dishwasher, dropped, abused, and they’re still going strong. They also are way more compact to store than the Rubbermaid containers we used before.

Silicone Straws– They’re good for the planet, super easy to clean, and our 2 year old can’t bite them closed. We use them to serve yogurt, applesauce, and smoothies is a mess-free way.

Reusable Food Pouches– These are technically for baby food, but we use them just as much now as we did when the kids were babies. They’re great for yogurt, applesauce, and smoothies when we’re on the go, in the car, or anywhere I don’t want them to make a mess.

Happy Light– Winter is long here in ND, and starting the day with this happy light has a huge impact on our mental health. Combine it with a Vitamin D supplement and your winters will go so much smoother!

Work Pants– Alex wears these for every project and pretty much every day in between. Trust us, they look better than the stock picture makes them look.

Our Wish List

Samsung Frame TV– This TV looks like art when you’re not using it. It is beautiful and Tori has been dying for one for ages.

Coop Pillow– You can customize the firmness of this pillow by adding or removing stuffing. It has almost 30,000 5-star reviews! We actually bought one today, because we’ve been considering them for so long and the deal was too good to pass up.

Smart Doorbell– We’ve debated on this one ever since we bought our home, and this year we’re buying it!

Grande Lash– Tori has seen this all over Instagram and decided to pull the trigger. Who doesn’t want longer lashes? (Alex doesn’t, actually…)

Black and White Comforter– This bedding set is GORGEOUS and on sale for $27 off today!

Portable Chargers– These plug directly into the wall and the charging cords are attached to the battery pack!

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