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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Prime Purchases

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that 2021 is treating you well.  I heard from a few readers yesterday inquiring about our house hunt.  To put it mildly, it's slim pickens when it comes to available homes for sale.  We haven't looked at a house for a couple of weeks, although I'm online all day long..  I'm optimistic that things will turn around soon.  

I realized last night that my friend Tanya over at The Other Side of the Road is hosting her Prime Purchases link-up today.   I threw this post together quickly, so don't mind the typos.  Stop over to Tanya's to check out what bloggers are buying.

Here's a glimpse of what showed up on our Amazon bill this month.

You're welcome, Jeff Bezos.


The Mister surprised me with these Bose sunglasses for Christmas.  They are the best things since sliced bread.  The sound is pitch-perfect, and no one can hear my groovy tunes except me!


The Mister is a sock nut.  I bought him a box of these crazy socks, and he has worn a pair every day since he got them.

He informed me that the added bonus is that I can't mismatch his socks out of the laundry.  

That doesn't keep me from losing a few, though.

I bought this for the Mister.
He wears it as often as he wears his socks.

The Mister uses this when he corresponds on his phone and iPad.

Here in Texas, the mornings are chilly, but the afternoons are mild.  This is the perfect weight for a mid-day stroll. 

I have a heavy puffer, but I needed something lighter.
I ordered this little number which I am very pleased with.  It's a great fit and just enough warmth for temps in the 50s.

I get terrible sinus headaches.  
I ordered these because I thought I would help.
It didn't.

This got great reviews.
I couldn't quite get the hang of it, though.
It could be operator trouble.

I talked about this brow tint before.
I dyed my brows 3 weeks ago, and I have yet to spot a grey hair. 

I surprised the Mister with a new Kindle.
They were on backorder, and it is scheduled to arrive this weekend.

The new cover arrived in time, though.

Every time I order an expensive moisturizer, I end up going back to this one, which I have used for years.  It is the best bang for your buck too.

I think I already mentioned this, but my #1 ordered this and is very pleased with it.
Btw... she is Dr. Pimple Popper's #1 fan.

The Mister claims that his tea has never tasted so good since he received his tea steeper.
I haven't used it - I'm a bag woman, myself.

I ordered a couple of these for Chili.
They are warm and well-made.
Also, they are a good price.

New Year!
New Sheets!
These are my fave for their softness and deep pockets.


Coffee is so much cheaper on Amazon than it is in our market.

These help me to stay on track with WW.


 I use these to keep dry-eye at bay.


Now, I even have the Mister snacking on my WW 1 point muffins.

Stay healthy!

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I'm intrigued by this blackhead sucker...lol...not sure why but in my 50's all of a sudden I seem to be having lots of under skin bumps.

  2. I may circle back and order that sweatshirt. I got my husband one from Southern Tide, but I love this one more! I bought tht eye tint when you shared it pre christmas. Santa brought it for my first husband. My daughter got me the SLIP silk pillow from Nordstrom.It's suppose to help my face and hair! Not sure what the metric is ;0) laura

  3. I don't need anything in the post -- but I'd take your dog in a heartbeat. (Sorry, Lizzie!)

  4. Did you see the house @drawrobertson bought in HP? He just moved to Dallas from CA. I collect his art. Very fun

    1. I forgot to say his new house reminds me of your old one 🙄

    2. AND his correct Instagram is @drawbertson 😂

    3. Thank you so much. I just followed him. Happy New Year!

  5. You always have THE best recommendations! I have purchased many of them and have been thrilled with each one. Did you find that the cowl neck sweatshirt and puffer run true to size, or should I order a size larger? Thank you very much. Love your blog😀

  6. I want that blackhead sucker!! I have been wondering about a product for myself pores.

  7. Intrigued by the Bose sunglasses. First time I’ve seen them.

    I was wondering about your house search and I’m glaf you posted an update. Are you looking in just one part of DFW or have you decided to cast a wider net?
    Cant wait to see where you end up.

    1. We cast a wider net and put some time into FW. But now we are concentrating on Dallas and Plano. Hopefully, the market will pick up before I am old enough to be eligible for a nursing home. Happy New Year!!

    2. Southfork may be perfect for you! Isn’t it near Plano?

  8. That blackhead vacuum! I got mesmerized by the video. I know what you mean about the face lotion. I like to try different things, but always go back to Olay in the red jar. Thanks for linking up with Prime Purchases! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  9. The top and the coat look great. Wishing you a happy new year and good luck with your move to Texas!

  10. I use to use the wunderbrow. It does take a little getting use to.

  11. I always look forward to your recommendations! Thanks for these posts, Katie!! Going back to check out a few things!

  12. That Orvis sweatshirt is such a cute one, I know my Mr. Nine would love it! Blackhead sucker, man what fun I could have with that, LOL! Great finds my friend!

  13. Hi Katie, happy new year to you and your family.

    Quick question: the moisturizer you keep going back to - is it light? As old as I am - and thankfully never had much trouble with blemishes - I find my needing more moisture as I am getting older, most of them break me out. Wondering how yours is in that?

    You did well with Amazon. They get entirely too much of my money, too. : - )

  14. Katie, you have the best lists. I should have you be my personal Amazon shopper. Happy New Year!

  15. We love Orvis, and I never knew they had options through Amazon! I'd really like to know which color you chose for the eyebrows - medium? You are a savvy shopper, period!

  16. I love your amazon lists!! I'm a little ashamed to tell you how many things I have purchased from your lists!! My most recent fav is the carpet cleaner - was that your daughter's purchase list? We had some "cat throw up" stains from our daughter's cat from six years ago . . .the stains are gone! Seriously!

  17. Those sunglasses are too cool!! I need a new Kindle, let us know how Mister likes it!

  18. Katie,
    I swear I buy more of your suggestions and love them than I buy my own ideas.
    Thank you for this list.


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