Friday, June 20, 2008

Things I've Bought That I Love

Mindy Kaling, of The Office fame, has a blog called Things I've Bought That I Love. Continuing my theme of borrowing blog ideas from people more famous than I am, here are some purchases that I love.

Born Sandals
Despite my best efforts, I can't find a picture of a pair exactly like I bought. They are easily the most comfortable shoes I've had in ten years. And cute too! I found them at a TJ Maxx in Nashville- there were several pairs of Borns, Clarks, and Soffts, but the Borns were the cutest. It was shocking to try them on and realize how much more comfortable they were than the shoes I was wearing at the time. (Kenneth Cole slides) Then I wore them to work for a full day, and at the end of the day they still felt great. That never happens with new shoes- usually you have to break them in and end up with a blister or something. Not these! It makes me sad that I didn't buy more than one pair when I found them nice and cheap at the discount store. Maybe I can talk my MIL into running over there and picking up another pair or two for me. I wear an 8!

Pink Lady apples
These are the best apples ever! I'm not sure how I've lived my whole life without eating one of these before. Juicy, sweet, delicious. It's not often we find a food item everyone in the house loves, but even Connor eats these- skin and all.

Pampered Chef Apple Corer
While I'm on the subject of apples, let me mention one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. Some of you have made fun of me for my obsession with this product, but I would be lost without it. Why bother with the core if you don't have to?

Old Navy Undies
I've talked to a lot of women who are disappointed in the turn Victoria's Secret has taken. We spent a lot of years relying on Vic's and suddenly the store has turned into a neon-filled Fredrick's of Hollywood knock-off. I guess they are trying to appeal to a younger, thinner crowd, because there is nothing there that has enough material to meet my daily needs. I've got a lot of real estate to cover! So I went to Macy's, and over there they think you're either young or you're matronly. Isn't there something between a low-rise thong and a granny panty? Strangely enough, I found a great everyday option at Old Navy. (Who knew!) They fit perfectly, are comfortable the whole day, and are cute enough to let me believe I've still got game.

Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush
Chip and I have had a Sonicare toothbrush since the beginning of time. It's one of the main reasons neither of us has ever had a cavity, despite the ten or so uninsured years we lived through without visiting a dentist. So you can imagine our despair when our beloved toothbrush (and a few other suitcase items) got crushed on the flight back from Michigan last month. We only felt bad for a minute, though, because once we looked for a replacement we realized we were three generations behind. Now we have the latest, super-fancy version, which we all know is Chip's main goal in life for anything we buy. But I love it too, because I take my oral health very seriously. My teeth are clean!

Choxie Dark Chocolate Ceylon Spice Bar
In case you were wondering why I need big underwear and a high-powered toothbrush, here's the reason. I used to make fun of the Choxie brand, specifically Target's attempt to make chocolate seem hip and modern, but then Chip saw this on sale and bought it. Now I am unable to leave Target without at least one of these chocolate bars, and I've been known to hide them from Chip when we're running low. I'm not proud to admit that, but hey-it is what it is.

Speedo Flip Flops
I am not really a fan of flip flops, except for wearing to the beach or pool. (I know I'm in the minority here, so don't give me any lip. Shannon- internet high five!) I figured it would work for the kids too, but I soon learned that my children are just not coordinated enough to walk in flip flops. I didn't want them to ruin regular shoes, and I sure didn't want to buy Crocs (Again, I know you love your Crocs- I don't need any hate mail!), so I was happy to discover these shoes that have a strap across the back. I can even buy them a little big, meaning Connor is wearing last year's pair again this year. Score! And don't be scared by the price on that link- they are much cheaper at Target.

I'll wrap up with a shopping-related story. I went to Schnuck's after work on Tuesday, and didn't have any of my reusable shopping bags with me. The woman who rang me up has worked there forever (Jennifer) and when I asked for paper she hollered, "Where your real bags at!" Hee! I'm glad there's one person in East Memphis who has gotten used to seeing reusable bags. They are definitely something I've bought that I love.


Memphisotan said...

Old Navy undies totally give me a wedgie. It's about the only thing I don't buy there, including my annual pair of flip-flops.

Mrs. Katherine said...

I just tried on some Born flip flops last weekend, and LOVED them. I didn't buy them, but I keep thinking about them--which means I must really want them. That's how I keep myself from making impulse buys. Anyway, they were VERY comfortable.

And I have an apple corer too. It rocks!

Shannon said...

Honey crisp apples are the best. Luckily, I know someone whose dad owns an apple orchard.

cjaxon said...

I just noticed the pink lady's about 2 years ago, yummy :) And who can turn down a PINK apple!