I may have mentioned it before but instead of eating chocolate chip cookies? I’ve been shopping.

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a minute you know how much I love to find a bargain.

And when I find something I love? I have to share. Just between us—sometimes I find what I think is the best bargain and I don’t share with y’all because I didn’t like it or it was super cute in the picture and when it showed up it was so lame in real life.

Only my favorites make the cut.

But what if we had a bargain hall of fame?

The best of the BEST.

The ones that everyone loved and had to have and sold out the store.

I found them all and today I’m counting them down. There’s a little bit of beauty and a little bit of home and a little bit of problem-solving products.

Here are the 10 best things I’ve bought lately

Drum roll, please.

10. These blue and white pots

I’m kind of surprised these were only number 10.

I cannot even tell you how cute they are in real life.

They come in a set of 3 and they have holes in the bottom for drainage and there’s a coupon for them right now for another 10% off.

You can see them here.

9. The shirt I wore in this video

(Total aside: get ready for some awkward KariAnne faces in this post.)


And perfect for a night out with jeans or a wedding with white pants and high heels and it’s super affordable. It runs true to size and I love it because my upper arms are NOT CUTE and this shows them in a way that makes them look so much cuter.

You can see it here.

8. This set of vase pillows

Look at the details on these pillows.

Aren’t they the sweetest? The vase is embroidered and it’s filled with flowers and look at the detail.

You can see the set of pillows here (be sure to check the coupon for an extra $5 off).

7. These flower pillows

Another pillow set.

The pillows are 20″ x 20″ and come in different colors.

The detailing gets me every time—especially for the price.

You can see the pillows here.

6. These car hooks

Hello super creative idea.

These hooks slide over the back of the headrest in the car so you can hang bags or your purse on them.

We have them in the car and they are GOLD.

And you can order them on Amazon here.

5. These fluffy towels

These towels are amazing.

They are such high quality and nice and big and so fluffy.

I’ve ordered them several times and even got sets for the twins.

And you can order them on Amazon here.

4. This putty primer

Hello new friend.

This primer is amazing.

You put it on before you put on your foundation and it helps erase wrinkles and gives such a smoother surface.

And you can order it on Amazon here.

3. This mini ring light

This is perfect for Facetime calls or ZOOM calls.

You just clip it on your phone and your video is lighter and brighter and your face looks amazing.

And you can order it on Amazon here.

2. This cell phone stand

I have bought two of these for our house and one for each of my children.

It’s such a game changer for hands free video or for watching a show on your ipad or for making a recipe in the kitchen.

And you can order it on Amazon here.

1. This $5 mascara

If you have ordered this mascara you are standing and cheering right now.

This is the very, very, very best seller from my page by a MILE.

And you can order it on Amazon here.

(total aside: you can also get it in a set with this mascara primer here.)

I hope you enjoyed the countdown.

Here’s to all the shopping.

Just between us?

It’s SO MUCH BETTER than chocolate chip cookies. 🙂

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  1. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    Karianne, thank you for being my personal shopper (me and how many others!) I try not to order new things for the house unless I'm replacing something else (at age 70 I don't need to acquire a lot of extra decor), BUT I love the little practical things you find for us. I just ordered the face primer, the car hooks (genius) and the ring light as I'm a writer and I do a lot of Zoom calls. Can't wait for the Amazon driver to arrive with my goodies! (I always run out and give him or her a granola bar or some other treat as a thank you.). Thanks for brightening my day (and given the ring light, I mean that literally too!)

  2. Image for Karen B. Karen B.

    You always find the best buys. Thank you. The blue and white set for plants is really pretty and great value. You deserve at least on chocolate chip cookie for this great post! :-) Karen B.

  3. Image for PJ PJ

    Good morning. I agree about the mascara and that blouse is so cute. Random question: Was there a sheet set you recommended a while back? I tried to find it and didn't have any luck. Thanks in advance and have a good day.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Of course!!!! Here's the one that's on every bed in our house: https://urlgeni.us/amazon/4PAz You will love it! Happy day, KariAnne

  4. Image for Beth Beth

    Good morning! What I can see from your black shirt in the video, it looks very cute, but the link is not working for me. Could you possibly send Ma a link? I’m in the market for a new black shirt . . . And mascara!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Sorry about that! Here's the right link: https://urlgeni.us/amazon/_2Xd The sleeves are longer than they look like in this pic on their website! Let me know if you have any questions! Happy day! KariAnne

  5. Image for Julie McAllister Julie McAllister

    Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations! You always find the best stuff. I do have a question: In the pic with the cute taupe/white striped sweater where did you get the sweater and the cute cut edge hem white jeans? They are so cute!! I am height challenged and those look cute and comfy. Thanks!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Julie, I got that from a local boutique downtown on the square in McKinney! But I found one that's super similar (this one is a lightweigh linen blend too) and it's 1/2 price!!! https://hapersonhill.com/products/striped-linen-sweaterAnd these are my favorite white jeans (I cut them off and fray them because I'm so short! LOL! happy day!KariAnne

  6. Image for Marie E Casale Marie E Casale

    GREAT suggestions! The mascara is already one of my favorites so I further endorse that choice!! I LOVE the pillows so might have to add that those to my living room decor.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Aren't those pillows the cutest? I couldn't believe the price! I'll post pics on the blog next week! Happy day! KariAnne

  7. Image for Shelley nelson Shelley nelson

    KARIANNE, YOU ARE JUST THE CUTEST! I wanted to tell you about a new mascara I stumbled upon. I'm 72 and my long, full lashes are a thing of the past.😭 I can't even remember how I found it. I've switched to brown which they recommend for the older set. I love it because it doesn't clump which let's you go over and over your lashes to bring out the length. It works beautifully. You just have to be a little patient and it takes an extra minute. But when I look in the mirror and see LENGTH NOT CLUMPS it's worth the extra time!!!!!! I hope I'm allowed to mention brands. If not I apologize. But it really works!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    I love the pillows, so adorable. You pick the cutest stuff up and it always looms so posh in your home. Thank you for sharing. I love the items.

  9. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Chocolate chip cookies and shopping!! Wrap them in a napkin, slip them in a little container, place them on the passenger seat..... YUM!!! Gotta have the extra help to walk all the stores, sales, etc...

  10. Image for Aunt Susie Aunt Susie

    Hi KariAnne, do you have a link for the cute blue & white top you're wearing here in your 'Top Ten' post? Love your wonderful finds!

  11. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    I like to shop while EATING chocolate chip cookies. Live large. Oh, wait - explains why I AM. haha. Put the ring and the cell phone stand in my cart on Amazon. Some really great finds, as always. Thx, KA. : - )

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