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Monday, March 4, 2024

Prime Time

Did you have a good weekend? Ours was productive. We ran some errands, and the Mister did a lot of cooking. We are bringing some meals down to our girls and AJ. And while we're at it... I'm going to squeeze in some Lovey time with Lucy and Lemmy.

By the way, I added one more item to my ever-growing gratitude list - Facetime!!  It is the best when you have grandchildren and grandpups.

It's been a while since I've participated in my friend Tanya's Prime Purchases post. This is where bloggers gather and spill the beans on what they have been buying on Amazon. I've gotten some great finds!

True confession:  I am too lazy never clean my makeup brushes.  I just buy cheap ones and throw them out.  These are nice brushes for the price, btw. 

One of my favorite beauty influencers suggested this setting spray. This is the first setting spray I have tried, and I like it. It helps my makeup stay on longer and gives my skin a fresh look.


I don't know what I lose more of - readers or lip glosses.

Replacement blades for my dermaplaner.

Unfortunately, my dry eye is back with a vengeance.  I warm up this mask and...

...then I apply these wipes.

This combo gives me temporary relief.

I stocked up my pickleball bag.

This is my favorite sunscreen because it smells so good.


I refreshed my pickleball wear.  

These are my favorite tops.

And if you've been wondering, yes, that's me.

And my fave skirts.

Yup, here too.

Last week, we were on the court when a new coach interrupted us and told us that we were playing with indoor balls.
Who knew?
I was delighted.
So that's the reason I have trouble making contact with the ball.
I have high hopes for this week. 

I bought these books for my buddy, Annie, who recently retired.

My favorite laundry product.

This is my second favorite


I used Gonzo for years, but I think that it went out of business.


This is what I gave Katie for Valentine's Day.... anyone can do flowers and chocolates!


This is what Katie gave me... her Valentine's card read, "no more excuses for household chores" 


We have been spending a lot of time on the patio thanks to my muscles and this miracle worker.


My newest addition to my growing collection!


I replaced all the smoke and Co2 detectors with these, no battery change for 10 years!!!

Then, it's Katie's turn to replace them.

Katie got me this for Christmas, but I suspect she really got it for herself.


 Katie gave me this, and it is now a part of every grill outing





We used this in the new nursery for the artwork, and it was a snap!



 The best for flights.... remote Kindle page-turner.


The best thing since sliced bread! Sunglasses no longer slip down during our walk



Perfect for Kindle or phone!


Perfect for the husband who only has two hands and has to carry her luggage, too!

 Dual purpose, easy rolling and find your luggage fast.... better than Katie's red yarn on thee handle!

Perfect for FaceTime!


The absolute best air tag holder for purses and luggage.

It's so discreet that Katie hasn't noticed that I put one in her purse!


Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I’ve added a lot to my cart!! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a great week! m in hi

  2. I ordered some make up brushes yesterday from Amazon. I hope they are good. Mine has just about died!! It is pitiful. That puppy picture at the end is precious!

  3. As usual, you have amazing recommendations. Yea for Facetime! So sorry to hear about the dry eye issues! Thanks for linking up with Prime Purchases!

  4. Thank you soooo much! I will download it!

  5. Have you checked with your ophthalmologist about the dry eye? I have been using the prescription generic for Restasis, augmented by OTC drops such as Refresh. Mostly better.

  6. I just want to thank you and your Mister for doing the shopping for me. Amazon can be daunting with its many options. You guys do a great job of finding the greatest versions of important stuff! 😊
    Karen B.


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