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Aside from sending my grandchildren things through Amazon Prime for their birthdays because of the free shipping, I am not a huge online shopper normally. I like to try things on and make sure that they fit. I like to look at and touch things in person to check quality, color, size and, all of those things. But, during the this time of quarantine shopping at home became more tempting. Not only that, ordering online helps some of the brick and mortar companies stay in business, enabling them to rehire their employees back to their stores when this is all over. So, I got on my computer and gave it a try and I'm incredibly happy with some of my choices!
My Most Favorite:
Do you have mainly solid surface flooring in your homes like I do? Well, sitting at home, day after day, I began to notice how much stuff, like grass, crumbs and dust, were easy to spot on my floors. I would vacuum or sweep and just a little bit later I would spy something else.
For years, I had toyed with the idea of getting a robot vacuum cleaner. I thought it would be great just to have one help me keep up with the little things that get everywhere, and especially along the baseboards and around the chair and table legs. Sitting in my house for so long, not being very busy, and doing quite a bit of organizing and cleaning actually pushed me over the edge and I started looking on Amazon to see how good of a price I could get on a robot vac. Surprisingly, they aren't really that bad! Well, some of them are, but there are some really good deals as well! To make a long story short, I ordered one and TA DAH!
Meet Hazel, I call her my new pet!
Hazel is wonderful. I can't believe I have waited this long to give myself permission to buy her. It would have been so great to have a robot vacuum when I had small children or pets around. She is better than a pet. She picks up after herself and I don't have to feed her. This vacuum is actually made by iMartine. It is self docking, you can link her to Alexa and she has a remote that you can use to set a time of day that you want her to start cleaning or have her do certain areas or baseboards. Speaking of baseboards, mine have never looked so good! I can not believe how thoroughly she cleans all over and around the edges of my house. Not only that, she moves from solid surface to carpet and over thresholds with ease. I highly recommend this device to households everywhere! (You can name yours and give it whatever gender you like. We chose Hazel after an old TV show about a maid with that name.)
What I Want More Of:
Summer has hit Phoenix and I needed some cooler shirts to wear. Old Navy has been emailing me some smokin' deals during this quarantine, so I went and took a look. I ended up buying some jeans, a new hoodie for next year (It was a great clearance price), and a tunic tee! All of them fit, but my favorite by far was the Tee!
When I first pulled this Tee out of the packaging, the fabric felt cool! It is so comfortable and is long the way I like my shirts to fit. The price was great and I am thinking of ordering another one! Right now, when everyone is always wearing colorful legging, a plain Tee really is nice to have, plus it looks great with jeans. If you don't get emails from Old Navy with special offers, I highly recommend that you sign up! It was so nice having new clothes that I picked sent right to my door!
The Perfect Pick for Kids:
Not being able to be with grandchildren for their birthdays isn't fun and I am really glad that I can shop online and send them something special. One of my grandsons just turned 7, so I looked at Amazon and found him this set of walkie talkies for his birthday! He has a little brother who will be able to enjoy them with him, not to mention big brothers and sisters. They were delivered just yesterday and I am told that they are a big hit! I'm so glad!
These walkie talkies have great reviews. They have 22 channels and a range of up to 3 miles. They even have a flashlight!
I'm not ready to give up brick and mortar stores yet. I will be so glad when they are up and running again and their employees are back to work. It is always fun to meander around and see what you can see and also see what the product is really like when you make a purchase, and to have a real person to talk to and help you if needed. I feel like that is still always iffy when you buy on line. But, I am very happy with these things that I've shared! Have you made any online purchases that you really love? I'd love to hear about them!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!