Amazon must haves were ordered for several reasons. There were times when an Amazon shopping trip made all things better and then there were other times when getting a specific thing ordered from Amazon solved a big problem. There’s something very satisfying about shopping from home! It could be the efficiency, the research at your fingertips or the guilt-free money-saving typically involved. And, then you get a present at your door a few days later!
The following is a list of actual products we have purchased for ourselves on Quiet Hollow online. Of course, there are many more items we’ve ordered but these are our favorites. A quick review is included for each.
Fun Amazon Must Haves #1: The Frother
I’ve actually ordered three of these frothers! One for myself and one for each of my daughters. It’s an amazing little tool! My method is to warm up a little creamer in the microwave, froth it for about 30 or 40 seconds, and then pour it onto and into my cup of coffee. Kelly just froths the creamer in the bottom of the cup she’s adding her coffee to. Probably better since only one cup is used!
This model even comes with cool plastic templates to create froth designs on your coffee or espresso. So fun! Not sure how I was ever really happy drinking my Pike Place blend before ordering my frother!
Fun Amazon Must Haves #2: Bug Glue Traps
Okay, so these Bug Glue Traps are fun in a different way! We started ordering these as an addition to our monthly bug company spraying. Some bugs respond differently to the spray. Meaning they don’t all die the same or as quickly as others. These traps are a more direct tool. They make it so my eekiest bugs get caught if they dare come into any door from outside.
The traps are easy to use and don’t smell. You just need to be careful with them because they are extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) sticky. I accidentally stepped on one in my flip-flops and I eventually just had to throw them away…couldn’t get the sticky off! But, that means that if a yucky bug is drawn to the trap, they aren’t going anywhere. Then the full trap can be tossed in the trash.
We typically fold up the ones in the house and leave the garage ones flat. Very helpful in our Central Texas home.
Fun Amazon Must Haves #3: A Cute Coffee Carousel
We have a Keurig and the perfect corner in our kitchen for a ‘coffee spot’. I’m the only (regular) coffee drinker in our home, so we didn’t need something big and elaborate to store the K-cups. This Carousel is perfect. It’s got a spacious basket (to hold my Pike Place and Texas Pecans) and several of my favorite mugs. That little coffee sign is from Hobby Lobby.
Here’s the Coffee Cup Carousel in the photo. Love it.
Fun Amazon Must Haves #4: Queen Air Bed
When you didn’t want to have a 2nd guest room and you really wanted a cute office, the best solution is a air bed. Please make sure when you get yours that it has a built-in pump! This one is really plush and is 18″ deep. Queen deep sided sheets work perfectly. Several guests including adults and grandkids have slept on the bed. I used it when we camped out at my daughter Kelly’s house during the Texas DeepFreeze ’21. I slept great. It’s not a full on pillow top mattress but this queen air bed serves its purpose very well.
Fun Amazon Must Haves #5: INNERSY Women’s Cotton Sporty Underwear Hipsters
These have to be the best underwear I’ve ever, ever found. They are cute, comfortable, and I ordered my current set over a year ago! Of all the products listed here, this is probably my favorite. Love these sporty hipsters!
Let’s Wrap This Up
It’s been fun making this list of favorites for you! I hope you enjoy checking them out and maybe even ordering a thing or two.
Over the last year, our shopping habits have changed and the ease of online shopping has definitely been convenient. There’s nothing better than walking into a local store and supporting the owners and your town, but at times the online option is the only viable one. Shopping is shopping, right?!
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like My Five Favorite Cookbooks. It’s a review of those on the top of my list. Lots of good recipes from these cookbooks have been tried in the kitchen on Quiet Hollow. ?
Finding a new purpose in living and joy in the day-to-day was the goal when author Kathy Rowland and her entire family (adult kids and grandkids) moved from the PNW to Texas several years ago. The focus of Quiet Hollow is to encourage ‘next chapter women’ – those who are retired, empty-nesters, or have found themselves without a spouse to jump back into life. And, she shares multiple tips, ideas, and possibilities toward that end. Kathy completed her almost 30 years as an elementary teacher and hopped into over a decade of volunteer work, side hustle-type businesses, and grandchild care before discovering her unique and fulfilling purpose for the next chapter of life. What you read on Quiet Hollow is a large part of that calling. Another part is the happy life she’s leading in Central Texas in the same neighborhood as the 3 big kids and her 5 grandkids. She and her college sweetheart husband made sure to add a pool to their new Texas home, so there are lots of noisy, splashy days in their little oasis of a backyard. Come join her on Quiet Hollow in a conversation about finding and living the life you were created to live in this later stage. The chats will be full of laughter, support, faith, and inspiration to create.