Ever had one of those nutty weeks where you feel like you can’t keep up? That’s been me this past week. 🤦🏽♀️
Luckily, 9 times out of 10 I am a member of the “Type A Energizer Bunny” club. My dad lovingly describes my personality as “kill it and drag it home.” (Can you tell I’m from the South with THAT kind of reference?) 😉 I operate on all cylinders, at max capacity for most of my waking moments. However, just like everyone out there, there is a dip in my roller coaster of life from time to time.
This is when I rely heavily on the help of companies like Amazon, who have wonderful solutions for busy-bodies like me. My Prime Membership allows me to enjoy 2 day shipping, directly to my front steps!
Studio To Go is a proud Amazon Affiliate, and today I’ll be sharing items from their enormous array of products that I can’t live without from 6 areas in my world. Plus, I’ll take you on a spin through the organization-loving, clean freak obsessed, bookworm life that is shamelessly mine.
Best part of the items below? They’re all under $20!
I am really big into celebrating small moments with my co-workers, family and friends. There are few things I love more than throwing a small gift together on my way out the door that commemorates an event for a buddy of mine. Whether someone I know is heading off on a big trip, proud of a work accomplishment, or needs a little “I see and hear you” pick-me-up, it’s a true joy for me to mark that occasion in a small way. I even have a table set up in my basement with a drawer-system to organize my gift-giving and wrapping quirk!
Generic, Easy, Cute Finds:
Grab this travel, padded wine carrier and/or these funny novelty wine socks for the fellow winos in your life. PSA for all my personal friends out there: If I’m texting you about a bad day, I’ll take either one of these with a large glass of wine, stat. Please and thanks! These are both easy to store until that perfect gift-giving moment presents itself!
Having a set of beautiful blank note cards is great for anyone. You never know when you’ll be inspired to send some old-fashioned snail-mail love to a friend. This set of cards with gorgeous watercolor designs comes in a pack of 48. Wrap a few bundles of 8-10 cards in a pretty ribbon and you have a sweet, thoughtful and useful gift for someone in your life! (You may even use a few yourself with the leftovers!)
When you have a little more time to plan out a gift, I LOVE this personalized necklace from Amazon. I ordered one for my sister for Christmas with her step-sons’ names and her husband’s name engraved on it. She thought it was precious!
#2: Household Cleaning
Who has time to swing by the grocery store today? Not this chick. Why not hop online between emails during your workday and order a few things your pantry is desperately needing? Here’s what helps my family!
Air Wick Scented Oil – I’m pretty sure the “Fresh Waters” scent is what heaven smells like. Gimme the biggest pack you have, Amazon.
Baoer Eraser Magic Melamine Cleaning Sponge – These things are so good it’s kinda scary. I’m a HUGE Harry Potter nerd and sometime I seriously feel like I’m wielding my magic skills when I use these little pieces of sorcery!
Cold Iron Wrinkle Release Spray – One of my sisters suggested this stuff and I am ALL IN. Apparently, it’s plant-based without chemicals. I don’t know about you, but I certainly did not have time for ironing during this marathon week of mine.
Dixie Disposable Paper Plates – Not as cute as my wedding registry formal china, but it’ll have to do during the workweek when NO ONE has time for dishes. Save yourself the “I-wish-I-had-time-to-wash-this-mess-in-my-kitchen-sink” negative self-talk. Hey, this is starting to feel a bit like therapy… Ok by me!
Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues – This one is about as self-explanatory as they come. Flu season victims, we’ve got your back. Well, technically we have our own because AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR YOUR GERMS. If your family is rejoicing in the fact that you survived several bouts with the flu already, stock back up!
#3: Office & Organization
Huhuhero Fineliner Pen Set – I can’t live without fun pens that don’t bleed!
Romoss Power Bank – I drive all over Kingdom-Come for my job. While in my car I’m all set with my car-chargers, but when I’m out teaching dance losing battery charge on my iPad, iPhone and or computer is the WORST. I really need to take my own advice and buy this sucker. To-Do item #4356 on today’s list! 😉
StorageWorks Storage Cube Box – These are foldable and therefore the best thing since sliced bread. If your world is cluttered, my suggestion is to buy several of these. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to get after your messy desk, crazy laundry room, kids’ playroom or your pantry that causes confusion and mild heart attacks on a daily basis.
“Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions” – A friend of mine gave this book a glowing review. While I have not read it personally, this is definitely on my TBR list (“to be read”).
“A Breath of Snow and Ashes” – This is book 6 of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I’m dying over these books right now. If you want to hop on the bandwagon, do start with book 1. I’m finishing up book 4 currently. Book 5 is already on my shelf. So, this one will probably be my next book-click!
#5: Treat Yourself & Take Care of Yourself
Viva Naturals Coconut Oil – Many of you probably already know about the benefits of coconut oil, but here are a few in case you need a reminder: skin and hair health, weight management, baking/cooking uses, digestion support, etc. The list goes on much further, y’all! Get into it!
Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker – How nice would it be to hop in your shower after a long day and enjoy an audio book, your favorite podcast or a lovely playlist of songs perfectly matching your current mood? Let me tell you… It’s amazing!
Nalgene BPS-Free Water Bottle – Need help with that stressful day? Hydrating will solve many of those issues. Once you’ve made it through several of these in a day, then you can reach for that glass of wine to treat yourself!
Well, guys! That’s all I have for today. Happy shopping and comment below with the items that YOU can’t live without in during a busy workweek!
— Cheers! Lauren