Monday, March 29, 2021

What I Ordered from Amazon in March 2021

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March was another busy month for Amazon purchases – partly because I used up the rest of my Christmas gift cards, and partly because I had to shop for a birthday and Easter.  Ready to see what all I bought this month?  Let’s go!

Gingham Dress

I mentioned this dress in my Five on Friday post because it’s soooo good.  This gingham beauty is lightweight, fully lined, AND IT HAS POCKETS!!  It comes in 10 different color combinations and it’s the perfect little dress for beach trips, summer date nights, and weddings… it’s even appropriate for church and the office since the hem hits just a few inches above the knee.

Pink and White Dot Dress

This sweet little cotton dress was also a winner for me this month.  The fabric is thick enough so the dress isn’t see-through, and it has the slightest amount of stretch to make it comfortable.  The buttons are functional which makes the dress so easy to get on and off, and the color is even prettier in person.  It fits true to size, and I was especially pleased because the dress fits me like it was made for me.  The dress was significantly less expensive when I bought it, but it looks like Amazon has raised the price a bit since then.  In all honesty, I would still purchase it at the higher price point because it’s just that good.  It comes in 20 different solid colors and patterns, so there’s something for everyone, and it is THE perfect spring and summer dress. 


Ruffle Strap Tank Top

I loved this little tank, but since the 90’s baby doll trend is back, it runs very short, so I decided to return it.  It was really cute on aside from the length, though, so I’ll likely end up buying it again in a larger size.  I’m just debating whether I should buy a medium or a large.  I think a medium would work, but it’s hard to say.

Round Belt

This little belt was very similar to another one that I had my eye on at Pink Lily, but this one was a fraction of the cost.  Amazon has since sold out of the round version that I ordered, but they do have another version with a square buckle that’s just as pretty.  I’ll be pairing mine with aaaallll the spring and summer dresses!!


Lifeproof iPhone Case

I’ve used a Lifeproof case for my last two or three iPhones, and I’ve always gotten the one that’s top-of-the-line – the one that covers the entire phone and is drop proof and water proof.  I discovered last year that the case was causing all of my pictures to have a greenish tint to them, so I removed the lens cover and that solved that problem.  Recently, though, I started having a huge issue where the screen turns off as soon as I get on a call… that means I can’t use the key pad, which also means I can’t press numbers, I can’t put the phone on speaker, and I can’t hang up a call because the screen is black.  No amount of wiggling, shaking, button pressing, or anything brings it back either.  It has been a nightmare… basically every time I make a call, if someone doesn’t pick up, I end up leaving them super long voicemails of shuffling/silence because I can’t stop the call. 

I did some research thinking it was an issue with my phone, but it turns out, my Lifeproof case was messing up one of the sensors causing all of the issues.  I ended up grabbing this new Lifeproof case that’s less obtrusive (but also less protective – cringe), but the phone now works as it should, and I no longer dread making calls.  I do love this case so far… it doesn’t cover the screen (which is the part I worry about), but it has a rubber lip that goes all around the screen which is supposed to protect it from shattering if you drop it.  Hopefully I won’t ever have to find out!


Essie Nail Polish

This nail polish was purchased as a birthday gift for a friend.  I thought the color was so pretty and perfect for spring!


Farm Raised Candles

This candle was another birthday gift for the same friend.  This is a small business that sells on Amazon, and I thought the branding and fragrance combos were so beautiful and unique.  It’s really hard to choose a candle scent on the internet since you can’t smell it first, but my friend told me that she loves it… she actually said that it smells like the Anthropologie candle that we all know and love!! 


Growing Boldly by Emily Ley

I have purchased and enjoyed all of Emily Ley’s books, so I have been highly anticipating this one!!  I was honored to be a part of the launch team for GB, and I was granted access to the PDF copy of the book a couple of months ago.  I’ve been waiting for the hard copy to read the entire thing, but I did delve into a few different sections to get a feel for the book, and I have loved it so much that I absolutely cannot WAIT to read the rest. 

From Amazon, Growing Boldly “will help you believe in who you are and Whose you are… and move past the lies and fears holding you back.  It’ll help you figure out what makes you tick and own it confidently.  Gather all your grit, learned lessons, and tools because it’s all valuable.  Imagine the life you dream of and decide how to make it happen.  Love your people so well so that you create a lasting legacy.  Clear the clutter and cultivate clarity so you can do what matters most.  And do the hard work without forgetting to feed your soul.”

This is now available on Amazon (and most other places where books are sold) and I’ll report back once I’ve read it cover to cover.


Pilot Precise V5 Pens

I’ve been using these same pens since high school, and it was time for a refill!!  Amazon always sells them in boxes of 12, unlike other places, so they have the best price!


H2Ocean Purified Ocean Salt Water

After we got Olivia’s ears pierced a year and a half ago, we were told to clean them daily with saltwater as they healed.  The person who pierced her ears highly recommended this saltwater spray as it’s much easier to use than mixing up your own.  And he was right… we love it!!  It’s so easy to spray directly on her lobes, and it was nice to not have to mix up our own every single day.  We went through a small can of it after her ears were pierced, and her ears healed beautifully.  A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the back of one of her earlobes was looking a little irritated, so I ordered another can from Amazon.  We’ve been using it ever since, and it has helped her earlobe heal quickly.


Lego Friends Baking Competition

Olivia received some money for her birthday, and she asked if she could spend it on this Lego set.  As always, Amazon had the best price (it just so happened to be on sale when we ordered it), and she was excited to put it together!


Minecraft Activity Book

Jacob is obsessed with Minecraft, so I ordered this activity book to put in his Easter basket.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book ended up being.  I expected it to be pretty thin and not have many pages, but it’s thick, and has loads of activities including mazes, crossword puzzles, spot the difference games, word searches, and word unscrambles.  And every single page can also be colored!  I had worried that it might be a little too baby-ish for Jacob, but it’s not at all… I think he’s going to love it!  This is such a fun gift for any little Minecraft lover!


Encyclopedia for Minecrafters

This book was another Easter basket gift for Jacob… he LOVES books like this, and he spends time every night before bed reading them.  While I know nothing about Minecraft, this book is highly rated on Amazon, and after flipping through it, I can already tell he’s going to love it.


Plush Toothless x 2

Both of our kids love How to Tame Your Dragon, so I bought two of these plush Toothlesses… one for each of their Easter baskets.


And that’s it!  Happy Monday, y’all!

And if you want to see everything that I ordered in previous months, just check out the posts below!

*Linking up with My Glittery HeartThe Other Side of the Road, and The Sirois Family for Hello Monday and The Other Side of the Road for Prime Purchases


  1. You bought some nice items from Amazon. I like the checked dress and it's perfect for summer. I love that shade of nail polish too.

  2. I am so excited to see you shared a natural candle! Just over the weekend I was thinking I need to find one because I love the simple joy of having one lit but don't want the bad effects that come from other candles. Love that ruffle top; too bad it was so short! Let us know if the M works better. I would totally wear it for summer.

  3. Such a pretty nail color for spring, and LOVING those dresses especially the gingham <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. My boys were huge Toothless fans and we had quite a few plush dragons lying around. That nail polish is such a pretty spring color.

  5. Great purchases this month! That's so interesting about your phone not letting you access the screen. Hope the new case doesn't do that!

  6. That sucks that the baby doll shirt was too short. I was just about to click the link and grab it. I loved the baby doll trend. I think you got some great things. the dresses are soo cute.

  7. That gingham dress is super cute. I purchased more in March than I have in a long time.

    1. Spring just has a way of making me want to spend money! Maybe that goes for everyone else, too? Haha!!

  8. I love the dresses you found! The candle design is so fun and I bet it smells great! Thanks for linking up with Prime Purchases! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road


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