Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope you had a great weekend! We had the best time in Mexico last week. We ate, laughed, strolled the beach, and played a lot of cards. Romantic, right? Ha!
It’s our way of spending time together without being buried in our phones or zoning out at the TV. I’ll share pics and details of the trip with you soon. Anything in particular you want me to include, specifically about the resort, packing, etc?
We took a little hiatus from our organizing projects, but now I’m motivated to get the rest done! We’ve been making our way through the house, organizing and purging one drawer at a time. Y’all must be doing the same, because you loved all the organizing gadgets I found on Amazon (see them all HERE).
You really can find just about anything on Amazon, but where they really shine is in the kitchen! Practically every tool, gadget, and kitchen essential I own I found on Amazon! Here’s a round-up of some of my faves, and all on Prime!
one // Keurig Coffee Machine // My number one kitchen item, in fact, it made my Top 10 List HERE! This sleek appliance uses any K-cup pod and makes regular coffee, plus hot and cold lattes and cappucinos! It’s simple to use, and I love the built-in milk frother for hot or cold milk (works with creams, almond milk, etc!). I look forward to this baby every single morning!
two // Yeti Coffee Mug // I love my coffee piping hot, from the first sip to the last. This mug-style Yeti cup has a large handle, is dishwasher safe, and keeps my drink hot or cold until it’s gone!
three // Rapid Egg Cooker // Another favorite kitchen item (and yours, too… see the rest of your Top 10 List HERE), this delivers perfectly boiled eggs in minutes! No more watching the boiling pot, timing ice baths… or worse, rubbery eggs! Select your fave, from soft to hard-boiled, and they’re perfect every time. I love them soft-boiled and sliced on toast, but it also scrambles, poaches, and make omelets! The price also cannot be beat!
four // Bamboo Utensil Set // This utensil set is not only useful, but chic for your counters, too! Bamboo is more durable than other woods, and this set is organic and fully sustainable! It would make a great housewarming gift, too.
five // Guacamole Bowl // Y’all know that I take my chips and dips seriously, and this darling little guac bowl will surely make my avocados taste better. I love this brand and its adorable punny sayings!
six // Wooden Cutting Board // I use our wood cutting boards for everything from prepping to serving. They make amazing serving trays for taco bars, burger night, and especially charcuterie spreads! (Find my tips for creating the perfect charcuterie spread HERE!) They also look great leaning against the backsplash… I have all of ours layered together behind the stove for added style and texture to the room.
seven // NutriBullet Blender // This gadget should be in every kitchen, especially if you love smoothies! For under $60, you get the blender, two cups with lids, and a recipe book! It slices through frozen food and ice in a breeze.
eight // Clip-On Pot Strainer // What a genius invention! You can totally forego using a colander to strain pastas and ground meat with this insanely useful little gadget. It’s dishwasher-safe and clips on any regular kitchen pot/pan, cutting down on your clean up. #brilliant
nine // Cocktail Skewers // My go-to party sticks for cocktails to appetizers, these mini bamboo skewers are sturdy enough for any fruit, veggie, or cheese, and they add a little touch of fancy to the ordinary.
ten // Crockpot // One of the oldest and most dependable kitchen appliances, I’ve had this exact model for over a decade and it’s still going strong! No fancy bells and whistles, but dependable cooking every time. Why does it feel like I’m winning at life when I manage to get something in the Crockpot in the morning?!
eleven // Kitchen Sponge Holder // We all have them… that ratty kitchen sponge. But disguise it with the cutest little holder, while keeping it handy and dry between uses.
twelve // Wooden Salad Bowl // Our everyday bowl for everything from fruit to salads, it’s a great size for serving, and still looks good on the table or counter. The price can’t be beat either.
thirteen // Knife Block // I am continually impressed with this Amazon house brand! This 18-piece set includes the seven most popular chef’s knives, a set of eight steak knives, plus kitchen scissors! The reviews are incredible, and the price unbelievable!
fourteen // Baking Cups // These baking liners are reusable, dishwasher- and oven-safe, and don’t require any greasing! Make cupcakes and muffins, or use them in lunchboxes for cute food storage.
fifteen // Nested Mixing Bowls // I agree with the almost 5,000 reviewers… these stainless steel mixing bowls can’t be beat! This set is freezer- and dishwasher-safe, and because they’re nested, they use minimal space. There’s six sizes to cover every cooking task, and they’re lightweight and super-durable.
sixteen // Gold Flatware // This flatware set is such a steal! For under $40, you get four complete sets… and it comes in silver, black, and copper, too!
seventeen // Collapsible Microwave Lid // No more microwave splatters and messes thanks to this handy gadget! Simply pop the cover on your food, and it keeps any spills and splatters contained, while more evenly heating the food. It collapses completely flat, too, for easy storage basically anywhere!
eighteen // Handheld Milk Frother // My beloved Keurig has a built-in frother, but this little guy is perfect if you prefer a drip or pour-over coffee system! The price can’t be beat, and it has almost 500 positive reviews!
nineteen // Glass Containers // One of our goals this year is to dramatically cut back on our use of throw-away plastics, and the easiest first step was switching to reusable bottles and glass containers. These glass containers are dishwasher-, microwave-, oven-, and freezer-safe and each comes with a smart lock lid. The quality is outstanding, as evidenced by the almost 5,000 5-star reviews!
twenty // Kitchen Towels // Another goal has been to reduce our paper towel usage… we used to go through a roll every other day!! I switched to natural cotton dish towels for everything from cleaning counters to drying hands and dishes, and it made a huge difference! These are ultra-absorbent, dry quickly, and wash beautifully. And the large pack means I can have fresh, clean towels every day without running the washer.
Here’s a peek at some of our favorite Amazon kitchen essentials that are part of our everyday…
And these little faux plants aren’t necessarily kitchen ‘essentials’, but they’re so darling I had to share! I’ve styled them all over the house from bookcases to the powder bath… and even one by the kitchen sink!
Another favorite Amazon home find… this insanely soft leopard throw is finally back in stock, and only $20! I have the twin size, and it’s a family favorite for movie night. Plus, it looks cute out.
I honestly don’t go through a single day without using something I found on Amazon. I tell Mr. SP all of the Amazon orders are a good thing… they keep me from going to Target! Ha! Next up, I’m debating this air fryer… do you have one? Do I need one??
I added a Kitchen Essentials list to my Amazon Storefront, along with organizing, fashion, and more. Find my store HERE, and all my Amazon Hauls HERE. What great things have you found on Amazon lately? What Kitchen essential can you not live without?
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