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Don't Be A Holiday Shopping Procrastinator This Year‪!‬ Shortcut Shopper

    • Parenting

Episode 41 covers my pondering purchases (special shout out to Meg Quinn on her upcoming release of The Cheese Board Deck: 50 cards for Styling Spreads, Savory, and Sweet), products I'm trying, loving, consumer news for moms, AND, of course......a Laura Lesson.

Make sure you subscribe or follow the show, because you won't want to miss my episode next week. It'll be all about top toys for the 2021 holiday season. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call attention if prices I mentioned in this episode were prices I paid at the current time and may not reflect the prices you would pay at the time of reading or listening to this.

Laura Lessons
This year is not the year to be a holiday shopping procrastinator.  Shipping delays.  Products are being made…just delayed getting here. stuck at ports

Pondering
The Cheese Board Deck: 50 cards for Styling Spreads, Savory, and Sweet by Meg Quinn.  You can preorder this. Looks amazing and an amazing christmas gift!
Purchasing a truck….specifically a toyota tundra. 
recycled artificial turf
Badge Magic Cust to Fit Freestyle Patch Adhesive Kit 

Trying
Roommates Navy Blue Beadboard Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Echelon Bike
Bear pillow

Loving
Glocarnival Store Realistic Tiny Glow in the Dark Stars

News

It is reported in BusinessInsider that Amazon has plans to open department stores in the US. They will mainly sell clothes including Amazon's own private label among other outside brands. These shops are expected to be smaller than a normal type department store and starting locations are Ohio and California. And it was reported that they might eventually introduce robots or automation machines into the store. They are also testing a feature that would let customers scan QR Codes with their phone to have store employees go get another size of clothing etc. Experts are saying this move enables Amazon to better compete with Walmart to enable people to view amazon products in person and reach new customers.

Clinique's Black Honey lip color launched when Richard Nixon was president, but all these decades later it has gone viral on TikTok. Now, beauty stores and retailers can't keep it on shelves. After it was introduced in 1971, the lipstick, which is known for its versatility and ability to complement a wide range of skin tones. Clinique's price for its Black Honey lipstick is $20 for 0.06 of an ounce. Some of the "dupes" include a Black Cherry lipstick from makeup brand e.l.f and a lip balm from Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia. Read full story here.

Heinz Teams with Wieden + Kennedy NY invent the Heinz packet roller. You can squeeze every drop out of it. The device is modeled after a bottle of Heinz ketchup. The deep red casing sports the Heinz logo, a metal keychain loop for wringing on the go and a white cap that rolls to control the mechanism. Through the center of the “Packet Roller” are two slits, one housing a blade to slice the tops of packets without explosion and the other to feed the condiment pack through, pushing the sauce out. Genius stocking stuffer for the ketchup lover in your life! Read full story here.

Episode 41 covers my pondering purchases (special shout out to Meg Quinn on her upcoming release of The Cheese Board Deck: 50 cards for Styling Spreads, Savory, and Sweet), products I'm trying, loving, consumer news for moms, AND, of course......a Laura Lesson.

Make sure you subscribe or follow the show, because you won't want to miss my episode next week. It'll be all about top toys for the 2021 holiday season. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call attention if prices I mentioned in this episode were prices I paid at the current time and may not reflect the prices you would pay at the time of reading or listening to this.

Laura Lessons
This year is not the year to be a holiday shopping procrastinator.  Shipping delays.  Products are being made…just delayed getting here. stuck at ports

Pondering
The Cheese Board Deck: 50 cards for Styling Spreads, Savory, and Sweet by Meg Quinn.  You can preorder this. Looks amazing and an amazing christmas gift!
Purchasing a truck….specifically a toyota tundra. 
recycled artificial turf
Badge Magic Cust to Fit Freestyle Patch Adhesive Kit 

Trying
Roommates Navy Blue Beadboard Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Echelon Bike
Bear pillow

Loving
Glocarnival Store Realistic Tiny Glow in the Dark Stars

News

It is reported in BusinessInsider that Amazon has plans to open department stores in the US. They will mainly sell clothes including Amazon's own private label among other outside brands. These shops are expected to be smaller than a normal type department store and starting locations are Ohio and California. And it was reported that they might eventually introduce robots or automation machines into the store. They are also testing a feature that would let customers scan QR Codes with their phone to have store employees go get another size of clothing etc. Experts are saying this move enables Amazon to better compete with Walmart to enable people to view amazon products in person and reach new customers.

Clinique's Black Honey lip color launched when Richard Nixon was president, but all these decades later it has gone viral on TikTok. Now, beauty stores and retailers can't keep it on shelves. After it was introduced in 1971, the lipstick, which is known for its versatility and ability to complement a wide range of skin tones. Clinique's price for its Black Honey lipstick is $20 for 0.06 of an ounce. Some of the "dupes" include a Black Cherry lipstick from makeup brand e.l.f and a lip balm from Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia. Read full story here.

Heinz Teams with Wieden + Kennedy NY invent the Heinz packet roller. You can squeeze every drop out of it. The device is modeled after a bottle of Heinz ketchup. The deep red casing sports the Heinz logo, a metal keychain loop for wringing on the go and a white cap that rolls to control the mechanism. Through the center of the “Packet Roller” are two slits, one housing a blade to slice the tops of packets without explosion and the other to feed the condiment pack through, pushing the sauce out. Genius stocking stuffer for the ketchup lover in your life! Read full story here.

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