blue and white porcelain mini table lamp

7 Things I’ve bought recently online

Well, it’s time to dig back into my receipts and online purchases to share the random things I’ve bought lately. Maybe you’ll need one or two if them, and maybe you’ll get a glimpse into what I’m buying. It’s kind of like a – what’s in my purse reveal right? I should do one of those…

For now, here’s what’s landed on my doorstep.

popup floral cards

Floral Pop-Up Greeting Card Set

I still love sending cards in the mail, I have lots of friends around the country I keep in touch with and want them to know I’m thinking of them. I hope these cute pop up cards will bring some cheer and stand out from the bills!

Buy on Anthropologie

Capri Blue Volcano Hand Soap Refill

You know this is what Anthro smells like. We use the kitchen soap at the moment and it’s running low. I also bought the diffuser, if you don’t like the way diffuser bottles look, you can find a pretty ceramic or floral diffuser like this and use the oil you prefer.

Buy on Anthropologie

good smelling kitchen soap refills volcano

wireless remote dimmer outdoor

Outdoor Dimmer, Wireless

For our cafe string lights in the backyard, well to be honest Benjamin lost the remote. At least I am pretty positive it was him so I had to buy a new set so we can dim the lights. See this post on how to string our cafe string lights.

Buy on Amazon

Voice activated LED light bulbs Philips Hue 2-Pack Dimmable

We are Google home users and most of our bulbs, about 90% of them are on the Philips Hue system. We just command them on and off depending on the room. I bought new lamps so I need new bulbs!

Buy on Amazon

dimmable hue philips lights work with google home

roundup for around plants

Roundup Landscape Weed Preventer

Yes, I do use Roundup, though not around my garden. I was spraying last night and realized I could be harming my roses after some research so I found this alternative I’ll be using before I remulch. I’ll keep you posted if it works well.

Buy on Amazon


I scoured antique stores for short table lamps but I couldn’t find any that were the right size, nonetheless a pair of them! I fell in love with this and couldn’t stop thinking about them – they will go under my TV in the garden room.

Buy on Shades of Light

blue and white porcelain mini table lamp

Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket

Deluxe Tractor Scoot Chair for Gardening gifted this to me and I’m waiting for the heat to go down even a little so I can use it and give it a proper review. This will help with going own the paths and  scooting along so I don’t feel so much pain in my legs and back. Great gift idea for gardeners.

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Diana Elizabeth says when she was writing the title of this blog post she said out loud, “7 Things I bought Recently” and Benjamin quickly added, “And none of them my husband approved of and we could have used that money for retirement savings.” He’s not going to like the next post…


Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.

1 Comment

  • Demi Bang

    Haha Benjamin’s comment – “And none of them my husband approved of and we could have used that money for retirement savings.” That’s too funny! Also, the floral pop-up greeting cards look beautiful!


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