Prime Purchases in June

 At this point in the year I've just made peace with the fact that this is going to be one of those years where I just spend a lot every single month.... Between graduations, dorm buying, etc. I relied on Amazon A LOT. 

... buckle up; it's a long one! 😊


Apparently chairs became our theme this father's day!

I bought this chair for my step-father after I saw him looking them up online at Alec's party. He sat in the one my sister in law owns and just loved it.


Then Ian and I picked out this one for my husband. I'm sure he'll be napping in it a lot this summer.



We put together a few grad gifts for friends:

This book



This bedside organizer



This clip lamp



This power strip  (I bought 2; one for Alec's dorm room as well)



This clip fan



This keychain



We bought a set of mason jars to make these cute gifts; I filled them with a variety of Lindt chocolates and some cash. 



I also bought a bunch of graduation frames to put photos in for Alec's friends-- a gift we gave alongside the jars of candy (complete with photos of him and the graduates AT graduation!).

This one (comes in a few colors but I picked their school colors)






This one-- I needed a 2 photo frame for one of the girls that was upset no one in her family had gotten a photo of her getting her actual diploma but I did! I'll decorate it myself with my Cricut.






I "needed" some new shoes for Alec's graduation and gave these a try. I liked them but man I forgot how hard it is to walk in shoes like this that don't really bend much (I didn't end up wearing them for grad night since I had walk up and down the bleachers when it was moved inside at the last minute). 


The pots and pans we bought at one of those wedding expo things we were invited to well over 23 years ago finally started falling apart. I picked out this set to try since it got great reviews and is both stove top and oven safe, dishwasher safe, and scrubbable. Plus I don't have to worry about the family destroying anything using metal utensils. 


We needed a new shower curtain liner for the boys' bathroom-- we have high iron content in our water and it tends to turn everything a weird rusty pink-ish brown. But we've had this one and it holds up real well to nearly weekly washing so I just reordered it again. 


Alec lost his favorite water bottle so I ordered him another one. Here's hoping it makes it through his whole first year of college! 


I was having a real problem with the second hole pierced in my ears so I got this set of piercing earrings and made sure to wear them round the clock for a good week. Making sure to keep them nice and clean and in no time my ears and the holes were feeling and working great.

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Comments

  1. I am envious how much you are able to get on amazon. I can buy certain things, but there is a long wait to receive them. I love the mason jars you created!

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  2. Yes, it's just an expensive season! But, I don't think you did that badly! I love my anti-gravity lounge chair so much!

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  3. I bought that same bedside organizer for my son when he went to college, and it’s great. I don’t like shoes that don’t bend well either - I usually wear Birkenstocks every day. I have ordered a lot from Amazon lately too.

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    1. Good to know! It ended up going into my son's pile since the friend we were planning on gifting it to is no longer headed away to college and commuting from home so we pulled together a money/candy jar for him as well instead.

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  4. Your grad gifts were so nice and personalized! Lounge chairs are always a great gift for guys.

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  5. Oh wow! you really did go on a shopping spree. I love the saying on the graduation keychain and I love the graduation mason jars you created.

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  6. The mason jars are just the cutest gift idea! The cookware set is so pretty - I think I'd like to have it just to keep it on display!! My cookware is old and not nearly that pretty!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you! I am LOVING my new pots and pans.

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  7. Great finds this month Joanne! The bedside organizer and clip-on lamp are awesome and I love your new shoes!

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  8. I've done a fair bit of Amazon-ing here lately too, little things mostly. You got some good finds. I love the mason jar gifts. Enjoy your day!

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  9. Great finds, so many cute gifts for the grads. I love the earrings set.

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  10. The zero gravity chairs are heaven! I LOVE that pot and pan set- so so pretty!

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  11. The mason jar gift is such a cute idea! Can't beat a comfy chair too.

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  12. These are all great purchases for college! I actually was thinking last week I need to get a new outdoor chair. I have a second piercing in my ear and wear small pearls every day & they are a staple of getting dressed now.

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    1. Thank you! I have been eyeing one of those outdoor rocking chairs for myself. We don't have any great folding chairs for outdoor use.

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  13. The bedside organizer is a fabulous idea! It's cute too. #MMBC

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  14. So many graduation and college things! I love those earrings, too. I'm adding them to my wish list for Olivia. I love that you can get all of the different colors in one pack!

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  15. Last year I had non stop purchases for graduation and dorm supplies!

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    1. Right now we're mostly creating one huge wish list that Alec and his dorm mate will try to split up between them.

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  16. Last year when my youngest left school, had her prom and it was my eldest girls 21st birthday Amazon and other online shops had so much money off me. This year has been slightly easier on my bank account thankfully.
    Those chairs look fab, I especially like the one for your husband and the naked roommate book did make me chuckle, what a great gift. Those filled mason jars are just brilliant!

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    1. I thought that was hilarious too and the boy we were giving it to is an English/writing major so I thought he'd get a kick out of it.

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  17. Dorm room....sigh. Those were the days. I can't wait to walk through this with you.
    Why are cute shoes always uncomfortable? 🤣

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  18. Amazon is just so convenient and you can get things there you can't find anywhere.
    You always give me such great ideas,
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  19. Nice shopping spree! I love all the graduation gift ideas. I love getting Amazon packages delivered, it feels like I'm getting birthday presents!
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  20. I spend more on food than anything else...our Amazon delivers from our local grocery store the same day! I did buy some books and a couple of extra treats for my daughter's birthday. I love your graduation day jars! And the cookware.

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    1. That is awesome! We can not get groceries through Amazon.

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  21. Thanks for sharing these goodies. That cookware set looks wonderful!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  22. What a great collection of grad gift ideas! I loved your candy/$ jars when you first posted about them and then your Amazon finds are unique (and useful), too! Thanks, Joanne!

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  23. You got some great finds and gifts!! I love those cute mason jar gifts for the grads. So creative! I have to check out a few of these links that are new to me!

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  24. How thoughtful you are that you took a photo of that girl!

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    1. Aw, I was really just trying to make sure to get a photo of each of Alec's friends.

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  25. Those pots and pans are absolutely beautiful! I really need to buy new again soon.
    www.lovinglifemoore.com

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    1. Thank you! I am loving them and after 23 years we were definitely due for a new set.

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  26. Great finds for all the graduates. I know what you mean about this being an expensive season. I want to get back to "saving" mode, but it's just a time when we're buying a lot and planning upcoming travel. Thanks for linking up with Prime Purchases!

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  27. I have never seen a round power strip before...that's genius! I loved your cash jars because what graduate doesn't want cash!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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  28. That reclining chair would be great for the beach. Love your mason jar grad gift idea!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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