Amazon Purchases – Home Organizing, Oils, Toddler Sensory Bin Ideas

I have found a few really good things on Amazon recently that I wanted to share! Linking up with Tanya for Prime Purchases.

Our pantry drives me crazy sometimes. These stack-able bins are perfect and EXACTLY what we needed. They are a great size for snacks (for whatever reason most places I found them, they were tiny!!!!) And for the set of four, a great deal!

Speaking of organizing, the master bathroom needed to be tackled. At our old house, I had bought a pretty 3-tiered metal tray to house our everyday items. But in reality, several things didn’t fit on it, and after over a year of use…its started to not look that great. I searched high and low for something to put my skincare on, (because of all the amazing storage areas in this house, the master bath is the only place lacking) and I think I finally found the perfect thing! I love the look of this one, and it is quite sturdy and easy to clean. My tall hair treatment spray bottles fit on the bottom shelf with room to move.

I am an oil person now. Nothing crazy, but I have become a huge fan of diffusing some while I work! I absolutely love this pineapple diffuser. It is big enough to last the day while I work, and it lights up! Who doesn’t love a pineapple? I grabbed a few oils to start with. I knew I wanted peppermint for headaches, and lavender for relaxing. I pinned a bunch of scents to mix and try. I will report back on those after thorough testing.

I have been working on a lot of sensory bins and other fun activities for Zoe. I ordered these non-toxic water beads that come with scoop, tweezers and spoon for play and working on hand eye coordination and other motor skills. As an adult, I find this super calming to run my hands through.

I also got this magnetic wand (it comes in several colors) and these bingo chips to work on some lessons with magnetism. And Zoe just thinks this is plain fun! We are talking over a solid of hour of play in one day between the two sessions she used them. (I dumped shell noodles in the container, but you can use anything!)

Thanks to this Instagram account, I made some paint out of little pieces of sidewalk chalk that were really too small to draw with. These paint brushes work perfect for rougher services (drive way) since they are bigger and super comfortable to hold on to with the shape of the handles.

These dot stickers come with so many colors, and a nice reusable zip pouch to store them in. These are perfect for toddler activities, planners, garage sales, labeling electronic wires, so many uses.

For a simple letter activity, I wrote capital letters on a paper towel roll, and did lower case letters on the dot stickers. Zoe matched them by placing the dot stickers over the capital letters. It was a lot more fun than just staring at index cards to match, and she played with the paper towel roll after.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 3, 2020 at 8:59 am

    That diffuser is so pretty. I keep one in our office, too, but it really needs to be replaced! Love all of the things you’ve been doing with Zoe!

  • Reply laura August 3, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Zoe is one lucky lady getting to do all of those fun things! I’m seriously considering those water beads. I need you to come over after covid and organize all of my stuff, please!!

  • Reply Audrey August 3, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Wow. All of your finds are so versatile and handy. M is too young for much sensory play, but I hope I’m as creative as you when it comes time! And the storage stuff is perfect for some areas in our house that need reorganized!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent August 3, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Look at that clever paper towel roll idea!!!! So smart.
    Ummm – I wanna play with those sensory beads.
    I’m totally checking out that pineapple diffuser. I just thought last night I need one – mine broke years ago – & that one is so cute!!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    The boys always loved water beads and I did too! You know I love that pineapple diffuser cool bins, I could use some for the pantry! have a beautiful start to your week!

  • Reply SMD August 3, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Great activity ideas!

    I like that organizer for the master bath too.

  • Reply Kristin August 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    I have a new diffuser on my Amazon wish list. I want a *nice* one but I didn’t want it to break when we moved so I have a $10 right now.
    My favorite combo to diffuse is lavender+lemongrass. Smells like a clean spa!

    I want to try some of those fun activities but…being newly-two is hard lol.

  • Reply Biana August 3, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I am loving all the activities that you are doing with Zoe!! Such fun! that organization in your bathroom is so great and I need those bins for some of our pantry because everything is so jumbled! xo, Biana

  • Reply Lisa Richardson August 4, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Oh that pineapple diffuser is so cute. When I have grandbabies I’ll definitely be getting those water beads. They are so fun. Your alphabet matching game you made is so smart. XO

  • Reply Kate August 4, 2020 at 8:45 am

    I need those bins for the pantry, and Serena would LOVE those water beads <3

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 4, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Aw, I love the little activities you set up for Zoe. Nice! And making paint with sidewalk chalk is such a great idea. LOVE the pineapple. I do like essential oils, and I need to use the diffuser I have, especially for relaxing. That would be lovely.


  • Reply Dani August 4, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I didn’t even know sensory play was a thing, but that makes sense and I love all the cool tools you used! Also really like the bathroom storage- I could definitely use one of those!

  • Reply Danielle August 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    The organizers are the best. I still need those scoopers for the water beads for my girls. Love that you bought so many things for Zoe to play with.

  • Reply Tanya August 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    The water beads are so fun, and you sure have come up with some fun learning activites! Thanks for linking up with Prime Purchases! Tanya – The Other Side of the Road

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