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Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you had a good weekend.  We were blessed with more gorgeous weather.  On Friday night, we met some new friends for dinner.

Our #2 took us out to lunch to thank us for babysitting Chowdah.  We met at one of my favorite places, Honor Bar.  They have the best guacamole in the world, and their Macho Salad is to die for.

We got a lot of reading and relaxing in too.

Today is the day that I link up with my friend, Tanya, for her Prime Purchases party.  I have a treat for you today.  I got a nice note from one of my loyal, longtime readers last week.  Kathy lives outside Boston, and I have had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  She sent me a list of some of her favorite things that she has purchased from Amazon over the years.  It was perfect timing because all of my Amazon orders were reorders, which I have already talked about. 


Nightlights – in all bathrooms and hallways, the kitchen, basement, etc.   I have them in the foyer, mudroom, and near any place I may wander late at night (like the kitchen).

Jar opener – it pops the seal... then just a gentle twist to open the jar – other colors available.


OXO ice scoop – I keep it in my freezer ice bin

Plastic knife that doesn’t scratch metal (brownie/cake) pans

Silicone lids for microwaving and food storage in the fridge (in my effort to use less plastic wrap)

Dust cloths – a bit tacky to grab dust.

Oreck vacuum bag air fresheners – I break one up and place it in a new vacuum bag.

Different size configurations available - there are lots of different brands of packing cubes available now, but my family has used this original brand for many years.


BIG baking sheet – I love this cuz holds a lot.   It's great for sheet-pan dinners, roasting vegs, cooking for company.  Sometimes I line it with x-long foil before baking.  It  takes up the entire rack in my oven, so measure your oven before purchasing

Carbona Stain Devils – many different ones – removes all my (husband's) clothing stains.


Digital instant-read thermometer - we use it for all meat that we cook.

Small fruit colander

Recommended by my dentist / thicker and more effective than drug store brands.  Easy to pull it through tight teeth.

I hang this Silicone shower brush on my removable shower hook.

Silver Lilly invisible belt –   some of my pants require a belt and this one lies very flat under tops.   I put the buckle to the left of first belt loop on the left for minimal detection.

Calf stretcher slant board – a “must” for runners and walkers.   I have it in a prominent place, so I walk by it and use it several times every day.

Shoe storage rack in my mudroom.   It is sturdy and comes in other sizes and finishes.

LaCross room thermometer (+ humidity) – I have them in several rooms that run warm/cool.


Sloggers – waterproof rain/gardening – I purchased my normal size (with socks), and at first, they seemed a bit tight but quickly loosened up to be comfortable and fit perfectly.  They come in several colors.


Christmas ornament storage container – 2 or 3 tiers - I like the handles on both trays and the adjustable compartment configurations.

Thank you so much, Kathy!! 

Do you have any favorites that you've ordered from Amazon?  

Email me at:, and I will mention them next month.

Until next time...

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