The Best Things I Bought on Amazon in 2018

Is anyone else addicted to Amazon Prime? The free two day shipping gets me every time!

I thought it would be fun to look through my Amazon orders for 2018 and share the best items I bought. Embarrassingly, I purchased (and enjoyed!) enough stuff that I’m organizing it all into categories 🙂

For The Home

Best Amazon products for the home

Magnetic Key Rack –> It’s a set of magnets that attach to the place where a screw goes in a light switch plate. It’s super convenient because we always turn out our lights and grab our keys from the rack before we leave the house!

Outlet Shelf –> This little shelf replaces an outlet plate and holds up to ten pounds! We use it to hold our Echo Dot so it’s not taking up space on the side table in our living room.

High Arc Pull Out Faucet –> I love the look of our new black faucet (it comes in three other finishes, too) and it has worked well since we installed it in June.

Automatic Milk Frother –> This might be my favorite purchase of 2018, LOL. This milk frother is just amazing! I use it multiple times a day and it’s easy to clean.

Mop and Broom Holder –> This is mounted inside our closet and holds all of our brooms, vacuum attachments, and mop. It saves a lot of space, which is key for us!

Detail Brush –> Someday I’ll stop talking about how much I love this little tool, but today is not that day. I have one in our bathroom and one in the kitchen and use them to get in the hard-to-reach places in the sinks, toilet, and shower.

3-Piece Oversized Bedspread –> I bought this king-sized comforter for our master bedroom overhaul and we still love it! It was less than $50 and it’s machine washable. Win-win!

Food and Drink

Best food and drinks to order on Amazon

Jay Robb Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder –> Gestational diabetes had this carb-loving gal looking for extra sources of protein that were safe during pregnancy. My search led me to this protein powder. I liked the chocolate and strawberry flavors the best.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle –> It seems as though my quest for the perfect water bottle may have come to an end! I’ve been using this for a few weeks and have no complaints.

Torani Syrup –> Great in iced coffee! I bought the vanilla and caramel flavors over the summer.

Peanut Butter & Co. Top Sellers Variety Pack –> Oh how I love peanut butter! Jimmy got the white chocolate flavored jar and I hoarded the rest for myself 🙂

Pink Stork Morning Sickness Tea –> This was a first trimester staple for me! It helped with my queasiness and had a great peachy flavor.


Best baby products on Amazon

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer –> I really like the mandarin scent and the fact that it doesn’t feel sticky or weird on my hands after I use it, if that makes sense. We keep a bottle right next to Sadie’s changing table and use it constantly.

Mama Bear Diapers –> We tried out the Mama Bear diapers when Sadie fit the newborn size and thought they were great! The price was also great, lol. I’ll probably order another pack soon to see how we like them in size 1.

Medela Quick-Clean Micro Steam Bags –> These quick-clean steam bags come in handy any time I have to pump because they sanitize pump parts in the microwave in three minutes. So convenient!

SwaddleMe Pod –> This little pod makes swaddling so easy! Jimmy and I love how Sadie looks like a little burrito all bundled up before bed.

Burt’s Bees Burp Cloths –> These are soft, thick, and absorbent. Those qualities check all my boxes for a good burp cloth, plus they come in adorable patterns.

Do you shop on Amazon? What’s the best item you purchased in 2018?


Baby Zottola’s Nursery So Far

I am finally sharing about the progress we’ve made on baby girl’s nursery! It has been a lot of fun to dream up what her room will look like and imagine snuggling and caring for her in there. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives already and can’t wait to meet her 🙂

Here’s an little inspiration collage I put together.

Baby girl nursery inspiration coral blue aqua and gray

Basically, we want her room to feel cozy and happy. We painted the walls a very light gray, the ceiling is coral, and we might be painting the doors an aqua color.

To get the warm feeling in the room, we’re hoping to have a lot of wood in the furniture, flooring, and decor, and will likely add in some greenery via succulents or plants.

So, here’s what the room looked like before. It was previously our home office. Before we were expecting, I had wanted to paint the room a peachy coral color but never got around to it. When we found out we were having a girl, we decided to stick with the peachy-coral color scheme.

Baby girl nursery before pictures

Nursery before picture

We cleared almost everything out of the room and removed the baseboards, then Jimmy got to work painting. We started out with painting the ceiling the peach color you see in the one photo above, but thought it was too bubblegum pink-ish, so we ended up repainting it a darker, more coral shade that Jimmy picked out.

Jimmy also installed new flooring! We have hardwood floors in our home, but they’re pretty beat and we didn’t feel like resurfacing and staining them (been there, done that), so we bought interlocking vinyl flooring to put on top of the hardwood.

Here’s what the room looks like now!

Baby girl nursery with coral pink and gray Baby girl nursery with coral pink and gray Vinyl core flooring that looks like wood in hickory

So, that’s where we’re at with baby girl’s nursery. Next we need to install new baseboards, paint the doors, pick out a light fixture, and purchase blinds or curtains for the windows. After that we can set up her crib and any other furniture and begin adding in decor and such!