Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5 Favorites - Awesome Inventions

Linking up with Hallie at Moxie Wife for my Five Favorites of the week - 5 of my favorite inventions!

ONE:



Doesn't it drive you nuts when you  your kids spend a long time building an awesome set of train tracks and then someone comes along and sits on them and messes everything up?  This keeps it all together!  So when I spend forever making an awesome double-bridge with a spiral and like, 8 splitters, Cecilia can't knock it down!

I mean...  John Paul makes it.  Andrew and I don't spend time building awesome train villages after the kids go to bed.  Not at all...

TWO:

Ikea drying rack

PRESSA Hanging dryer with 16 clothes clips IKEA Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Easy to fold up. Saves space when not in use.
Source:  IKEA
 Space-saving, perfect for drying my cloth diaper covers, and looks like an octopus!

THREE:


SUCH cute prints, fold up tiny, hold a TON and don't hurt when I sling several on my shoulders because I don't want to make multiple trips from the car to the house to carry my groceries.

FOUR:


*If you click my link amd sign up, we'll both get $20 credit if you rent a dress - it's win-win!

I generally want to wear nicer dresses to weddings than I can justify spending money on, particularly since I KNOW I'll probably never wear them again.  Enter Rent the Runway - for as little as $40, they'll send you the dress of your choice in 2 sizes right before your event and you send it back without having to worry about cleaning it!  Way cheaper than buying a new dress you'll never wear again, and these are NICE brand-name dresses.  I'm considering the ones below for a wedding this summer:


Green Royal Standard Dress by Badgley Mischka
Shoshanna Dixie Ruffle Dress
 Nursing-friendly and SO cute!!!

FIVE:

Ikea bag clips


BEVARA Sealing clip IKEA
Source
 Okay, if you don't have an IKEA around you I know you wish you had one...  But these bag clips are so amazing that you might want to have a friend buy them and send them to.  Durable, easy to use, hard for little kids to open (bwahaha!), great for babies to teeth on - the uses are unlimited!

Okay, go check out more Five Favorites at Hallie's!

15 comments :

  1. How have I never heard of those railroad clips before??? Those could totally make my life easier and prevents lots of crying (from the kids...not me).

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    1. They're AWESOME - a little tricky at first, but you can leave them on and just let the kids slide them over the junctions so that the creations don't get destroyed.

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  2. Those clips are pretty awesome. We mostly use them on chort charts, though.

    Hevel from kosherkola.com

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    1. I love them! I found them on another blog a long time ago, but I can't remember where...

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  3. I, too, refuse to make multiple trips from the van to the house after a grocery trip. I'm so glad my reusable bags hold so much more than plastic!

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    1. And they actually hold the milk jugs! We buy 2-3 gallons at once, which makes it impossible to carry them inside unless we put them inside a reusable bag :)

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  4. 1. I have that drying rack! Used for the sand purpose. Love.
    2. Those railroad clips sound genius.
    3. I really have to give envirosax a try because I too loathe multiple trips from the car to apartment post-grocerying. And I'm actually probably the most awkward sight ever when I'm trying to carry/balance a car seat, 3 grocery bags, a gallon of milk, and iced latte...

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    1. I'm so much more likely to use reusable bags if they're cute, so I feel kind of cool with my envirosax! Even the Sesame-street themed ones, which I got for the kids and stole for myself :P

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  5. That dress idea is amazing!!! Who would have ever thought?

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  6. Agree those IKEA clips are wonderful. Will have to look into those track railroad clips.

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  7. You need to do the stroller handle thingie next week, okay?? That thing was so cool!

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  8. I love Ikea...and both your faves from there. I sense that may be what I want to do for Mother's Day now... :)

    Where does one find Envirosax? I really would love to start using my own bags, but if they don't go over the shoulder well I don't particularly care for them...those are really cute!

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    1. http://www.envirosax.com/ There are lots of options!

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    2. They also have them on amazon and I've seen them on zulily too!

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  9. Oh, I want one of those octopus drying racks! The closest IKEA is 3 hours away, though :(

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