What I’ve Been Priming Lately

Hey Everyone!

I’ve gotten some requests for another PRIME POST and you know me…I like to give the people what they want.  🙂

I started this little series way back  in February, shared a post again in April, in June, and then September as well.

Today, my list is full of a wide variety of things Amazon Prime has been delivering to my house…hope you enjoy!
We have an old I-Pad in our house so I decided I’d add a new case, add new games for Britt, and Santa will be leaving this beauty on Christmas Eve for that sweet girl.  No one will notice it’s the old I-Pad.  #wellplayedmama

Tab is quick to laugh at some of the items I “gift” him for Christmas.  He’s one of the most practical people I know and is never really asking for anything.  So, for Christmas I tend to buy him things he really needs….like a new belt {because he REALLY needs a new one}, I-Phone chargers {to make everyone’s life easier}, and a new garden hose {did you read the word, “practical”, a few sentences up?}.  None of the things listed are gonna be under the tree for him this year, but you get the idea.  Or, I gift him things we’d like for the house…like this Echo Dot.  I’ve heard some of the amazing things they can do and while I feel just a tad guilty gifting him something I’m super pumped to dig into myself.  Well, the good news is…I don’t feel THAT guilty.  🙂

Bowen was scheduled to have a park birthday party at our local park complete with a big obstacle course bounce house.  He kept mentioning wanting to play kickball, so I ordered this set of playground balls for the party.  With the pump included, Nixon and I had these aired up in no time.  When the location got changed, we just loaded these up and took them to the gym…they were big hits!

It’s no secret Tab’s family is REALLY into the movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  It was their family favorite growing up.  Remember last year’s Christmas picture…

So many of you began quoting the movie yourself or asking where my mother-in-law got the shirts.  {I don’t remember where these exact shirts came from but a quick Google search produced a TON of options.}  

Since Christmas is about mixing both families’ traditions to start our own new ones, I started collecting the Department 56 Snow Village National Lampoon Christmas Vacation pieces.  Ebby Lee and I usually choose one new piece to add to the collection every year.  This year we decided to choose a more “normal” house so it’d make the Griswold house stand out even more.  #missionaccomplished

Britt got this little Christmas tree for her birthday.  If you have a kiddo, who’s INTO your tree…definitely recommend trying this one to keep tiny hands off the real tree.

I use this paper all the time….kids wanna draw?  Rip off a sheet.  Need a table cloth for Thanksgiving?  I ripped off a sheet.  You get the idea…multi-purpose for sure!

I’ve shared this detergent before, but it was time for my laundry room to get a new scent.  This detergent smells SO GOOD!  I use it on all my clothes, linens, etc. but I know some people just use it on towels and sheets.  This would make a great little gift for someone as well. 

Speaking of gifts, Bowen was invited to several birthday parties this fall so I ordered several of these Dude Perfect football sets for all his friends.  One day I was at school and a kiddo in his class who’d received one from Bowen said something to me about the football for his birthday and another kid spoke up and said, “Hey!  Bowen got me a football too!”….in a shocked voice.  #youdontsay

These fleece pullovers were all the rage last season and let me tell you…they’re back and they’re on AMAZON!

I ordered this for Britt’s birthday but when I started laying everything out I decided I’d hold it back for Christmas.  I have no doubts Britt will love this, but so will three other kids!  ha!

For Britt’s birthday, I also ordered a few decorations for her party.  This banner was my favorite thing that arrived for sure.  It brought all the colors to the party!

I’ve gotta be honest…I have a big load of Christmas gifts in my Amazon cart right this very second but before I pull the trigger I need to ask Bowen ONE MORE TIME what he’s hoping Santa brings him.  Fingers crossed it happens to be in “Santa’s” cart already.  Have a great day!


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  1. 12.4.18
    Tanya said:

    I have been tempted to try that laundry detergent/scent so many times, so I need to give it a try. Love the Christmas Vacation village idea.
    I have a Prime Purchases post today with a link up – come check it out! 🙂 Tanya – The Other Side of the Road

  2. 12.4.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    FUN post! I've GOT TO TRY that laundry detergent!!!!

  3. 12.4.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I love that tiny little tree! That is just so cute!!

  4. 12.4.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    So many fun things, I didn't know amazon had those cute fleeces! My husband is super practical too, he is currently asking for things to make our home "smarter".

  5. 12.4.18
    Dustie Day said:

    Glad to hear that dude perfect football is a hit! Also, why didn't I think of that brown paper role before? What an awesome idea!

  6. 12.4.18
    Tracy said:

    How does the sizing run on the fleece pullover?

  7. 12.4.18
    Heather O said:

    I need to check out some of those National Lampoon village pieces! It is my husbands favorite movie (we have your shirts in sweatshirt form!) Thanks for sharing!

  8. 12.4.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    This post made me so happy! I have that fleece pullover and I love it!! I'm cracking up at your gifts to Tab (especially the phone chargers)! haha I'm the same way. I love practical stuff. And I ordered Craig/me an Echo Dot too. I can't wait to play with it. And OMG how did I not know about National Lampoon villages?!
    That Inspired Chick

  9. 12.6.18
    Paula said:

    I just startef the National Lampoon collection last year. I have 4 little statue people. Will please post a pick of your village?! I eould love to see someone's full display. Another house sounds great.

  10. 12.6.18
    Leonie said:

    Yay, that detergent!! �� cute ideas.

  11. 12.7.18
    Allyson said:

    Is this similar to the top you were wearing in a previous post?