Amazon Round Up: November 4th

Welcome back to another fun week of Friyay finds! There are some fun ones today! Please note that this post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links are a win win. They provide a direct link to the  products I love, and they help support the blog! Read my disclosures here

Ergo baby carrier:  I found out about these too late with my kids and really considered getting one when Emmie was 18months old, but couldn't justify the cost. If you have a little baby I HIGHLY recommend! The navy whales are only $83.99!!!! These usually run around $120. 

Pampers Diapers (variations of swaddlers, baby dry and cruisers): These diaper deals are still around and they are fantastic! 12 cents/diaper! Remember the bigger the diaper the less come in a pack which accounts for the price variation. You need to subscribe to receive this price. A little planning ahead can go along way in savings!
Size 2: $27.19 12cents/diaper
Size 3: $25.59 15cents/diaper
Size 4: $27.19 15 cents/diaper
Size 5- $27.19 22 cents/diaper

Fisher Price Animal Farm: This is an adorable toy that folds together. I feel like Fisher Price toys are some sort of childhood rite of passage! This is perfect for the kids that LOVE animals! The price is the lowest to date at $22.39.

Melissa and Doug Bowling Set: I've said it before and I'll say it again; Melissa and Doug make awesome toys! This bowling set is super cute. My toddlers at school would LOVE it! It's priced at $14.99 currently and the average is $19.83.

Radio Flyer Balance Bike: I have heard amazing things about these bikes and would seriously consider doing these instead of training wheels if we could have a do over! This is usually over $60 so $39.99 for a toddler bike is an amazing price! 

Color Coded Cutting Mats: We have a set of color coded cutting boards and I LOVE them! I use blue for veggies/fruit, red for raw red meat or chicken, and yellow for cooked meat! Mine are actual cutting boards but I love these cutting mats. Easy to clean and store! This is an add-on item.

RTIC 30oz. Tumbler: I think Yeti's broke the internet the last Christmas! We snagged the Ozark tumblers for ourselves, but for $11.99 this is a great deal!!! You must choose the stainless steel option. It truly keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and when it says 6 hours HOT it means it. Your coffee will still be HOT, not warm! They are amazing.

Contigo Insulated Travel Mug: If you are looking for something a little different than a Yeti or RTIC tumbler, this is a great travel mug! What I love about these over the tumblers is that they seal and don't spill. You have to select the "latte" color to get the $12.79 price. I have one in the plum/purple color and my coffee stays hot for at least 4 hours!

If you want to see other weeks' deals here they are! Some prices are still good. I am sure to list the price in my post so you know whether it's still a good deal or not! :)

Our Shared Kid's Room: Inspiration

We recently decided to let our kids share a bedroom. We knew there would only be a window of a few years that this would be feasible and definitely know this set up isn't for everyone. But for us at this point in our lives, it has been 1000% the right decision.

How do I know? I had a three year old that DIDN'T SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT. Bless. Which means she had parents that FOR THREE YEARS didn't sleep through the night. Bless.

The kids have been begging for about six months to sleep in the same room. We did a few trial runs when we went on vacation or over long weekends letting them "camp out" in each others' rooms. And it actually went well! It's almost like they need to know each other is there to fall asleep and it's comforting to wake up in the night and know your brother/sister is there even if they aren't awake. I'm fairly confident that she still wakes, but for the first time she is actually training herself to fall back asleep. WIN!

The only problem is swallowing my blood sweat and tears that went into finishing both of their individual rooms. *lots of tears shed*. You can see Emmie's finished room here and Luke's here.

Logistically the kid's are sleeping in Luke's room. It's bigger, has a full walk in closet (with a light) that they use to change in. We call this their "sleeping" room and there are no toys in here except for books and stuffed animals. All their toys were moved in Emmie's old room which we are calling the playroom. My only rule about the playroom is that I have to be able to close the door. ;)

Luke had asked for a shark room a few months ago so I have been collecting shark decor to overhaul it a bit. Emmie wanted a mermaid room. So I figured we'd combine those 2 ideas into 1 "sea" room that had elements that both kids would like. Here are my ideas!

We have already decided on painting the walls a pretty taupe neutral. We have selected (and purchased!) Behr's Sculptor Clay.

We would slowly love to repaint our house and wanted to select a color that would work around the whole house (to make touchups a breeze). We want to try it in a room before starting an 18foot foyer ;) So this is the room! I'd also like to bring in some boy/girl accent colors: 

I have already purchased the wood and paint for this board and batten technique on one wall. Read about how I snagged our supplies FOR FREE here

In front of the board and batten I would like to position their beds like this: 
We have an IKEA dresser similar to the one pictured that we'd like to use between their beds to do double duty as a dresser and nightstand. I'm honestly not even 100% sure that their beds will fit like this? But We will try!

We don't currently have matching beds and we are trying to decide what we should do. Bunk beds would be the best use of space, but we aren't sure we want to drop $ on bunk beds when we have perfectly good beds already. We kept the kid's crib and we originally planned to turn it into a full sized bed for Luke and to give Emmie his twin. She's not quite ready to be out of a toddler bed yet. So this area is a big question mark currently. Which is OK!

All that to say here were the ideas I was planning to include in his shark room: 

And the mermaid things I love!

I would love to work with the light blocking curtains we already have and maybe add polka dots to them or a tulle mermaid inspired tail to the end. We'll see!

I want to find mermaid sheets or something cutesy to go on her bed. She doesn't even have real bedding yet because she just gave up the crib when she turned 3. We'll probably grab something for the winter.