Thrifty Friends, Today I am sharing my first Prime Purchases, 01.2020. You remember how I said I was going to get my blogging organized? That’s one of my winter goals? Yeah, well, this is a series I have followed on Tanya’s blog, The Other Side of the Road, and the blogs of many of my other blogging buddies. But I’ve never had the wherewithal and presence of mind to join them. UNTIL today!!
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Prime Purchases 01.2020
Speaking of organization. Another winter goal is to declutter and purge and declutter and organize. And declutter. I pledged that I would start in my craft room, which is really an open loft area at the top of the stairs. Not a room that I can shut the door on and forget. Haven’t started there, yet. But I am busy in the kitchen. Following along with Taylor for her 52 Weeks To An Organized Home and she has us starting in the kitchen. To be honest, I am a pretty darn organized gal already. If I do say so myself. Just ask me. And very good about putting things away. My trouble is that there are too many things, too much stuff.
Week one of the declutter challenge revolves around the kitchen counters and sink. I bought this sink caddy to help me wrangle my soap, sponge, dishwashing wand and sink stoppers into one place. Gets 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. I like that it has a place to hang my dish rag.
Saw these first at IKEA this summer. Then in Lauren’s kitchen drawers. So much more organized looking than having the utensils thrown in the drawer, don’t you think? I do at least separate plastic utensils like spatulas and slotted spoons in one drawer and metal utensils like my food scale, tongs, grilling spatula in another. But this is going to look so much nicer still. I like that this Seville bamboo organizer is also expandable. Just might have bought all new spatulas and serving spoons and pancake turners in red to go in it! It earned 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Have I ever mentioned how dark our house is? If not, let me do that without further ado. Our house it like a cave. Winter and summer. I think partially because of the camel colored walls. We have lots of windows but you would never know from the lack of natural light in each room. Over the holidays, PC chased a Christmas tree light bulb out from under our couch and in the process, our table lamp fell and broke. He quickly got online and found this Brightech Sky LED Torchiere Super Bright Floor Lamp. Dimmable with a variety of finishes to choose from and a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon. He ordered two. And have since ordered one for my mom.
Oh, my gosh! It is like the sun has finally come up in our den. So bright. But such a nice light. Not harsh at all. And the LED lighted plate is adjustable. We can have the light shining on the ceiling or adjust it in different directions.
I have to tell you, the Get Your Pretty On winter capsule wardrobe had some pretty fabulous pieces in it. One of the suggested items was a sweater dress. As always, Alison gave participants a number of buying options all the way from higher-end stores to Walmart! And that’s where I found the dress I bought. This Time and Tru cowl neck sweater dress seemed like a good deal at $29.98. Had a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating at Walmart. So I snagged one in Gem Slate Fleck, a kind of deep blue-green. Wore it for the first time to church on Sunday. It was the featured look for Day 20 of the challenge. Paired it with Loft Outlet black tights and black boots and my Johnny faux leather moto (similar, similar) jacket. Added a black and silver belt to cinch it in at the waist.
So comfy. Perfect weight. Good length. Pretty color. Machine washable. And hold onto your diapers, girls…because now it is $12.99!! As soon as I saw the dress was on sale, I ordered it in Purple Pearl Fleck. The colors are much prettier in person than on the website. This photo below shows the blue-green a little better. Also accentuates the baby-watch bags under my eyes.
Picked up some darling kitten heel snakeskin booties on sale at Macy’s but apparently they are clean out of them or I would share them with you here. No need in teasing you with them if they aren’t available any longer, right?
So, that’s my very first Prime Purchases 01.2020 in the bag or the cart, so to speak. Hope to join up with Tanya and the gals again next month. Need to get it written into my planner so I don’t forget.
I know the month is early but have your made any Prim Purchases 01.2020 yet? If so, share in a comment below. And be sure to stop by Tanya’s to check out her finds and the great deals other bloggers link-up with us have scored.
Off to iron. Thank you for running by. Happy shopping!!
Hugs and kisses,