Thursday, January 29, 2009


Okay, so this last week I've realized that there are a couple of things that have just made my life so much happier and easier. They seriously give me joy now that I've let all practicality go OUT the window. Everyone's GOTTA have those things you just can't live without. And don't judge. Like I said...practicality...gone.

So these are the three most recent wordly possessions that make me smile... Do you have anything in specific that you love? Please share.

Eddie Bauer Cherrywood High Chair...

I had a hard time bringing myself to by this. Here's why:

1. It was $129.99.

2. There was another high chair that was a 3-in-1. The chair popped off and it became a booster seat that you could hook to another chair. And then as the child gets older, the back comes off to make a big kid booster chair. Practical, right? And cool too. It even had a super euro pattern that I knew Brian would like. Plus, it was $30 cheaper. But I REALLY wanted the cherry wood one. Thank you Jacque for talking me into just getting what I really wanted. Remember? Practicality out the door.

I'm in love with this high chair. Every time I walk in the door and see it waiting for me, I get a little burst of happiness in me. :) And Spencer loves it too. It has some great compartments under it for storing your food and bibs, which is a bonus and the tray is really cool. Pop-off insert and it slides much easier than the cheaper high chairs that the tray constantly falls off and it's hard to slide on and off. This high chair, besides it's beauty, has it's bonuses too. :)

Oh! did I mention that I loved it so much that I took a bunch of stuff back that I had bought Spencer but hadn't used yet, and then had $50 in Gift Certificates from a couple people. So I basically got the chair for free! Well, in my mind anyway. teehee :)

Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker

I've had this thing in my cupboard in it's box for the last two years. Brian has pulled it out a few times but I've never really been around to "catch the fever." Brian's sister gave this to us two years ago for Christmas. Supposedly you can get it at Walmart, but only at Christmastime.

I never used it cuz practicality pushed too far forward in my mindset to get me to pull it out of the box and make the hot cocoa when I could just warm up a glass of milk in the microwave and stir in the chocolate.

Practicality is now gone. We used this every day for two weeks at his parent's house. We bought 8 flavors of Brian's favorite hot chocolate maker, Stephen's, and had chocolate at least 2 or 3 times a day. It's SO f'amazing! You just put the milk in (the pitcher is pre-marked), dump the chocolate in and push a button. 5 minutes later, 4 cups of whipped, frothy hot chocolate are piping hot and ready to go. And if your hot chocolate gets cold, you just dump it back in there, push the button and it whips and heats itback up for you. This now has a permanent place on our countertop, at least during the winter.

Clorox Disposable Toilet Wand

This has changed my life. I know. You're thinking, why in the world is she posting about toilet cleaners? :) Because now I actually don't mind cleaning toilets anymore. (I said "don't mind", not "I like doing it".)
Why I hate cleaning toilets:
1. Besides the obvious fact that people do their business in there (which many of you know that took a lot of courage for me to even write, what with my issues of that whole subject)
2. I hate that we store our toilet brushes that we've just scrubbed a dirty toilet with, right next to the toilet. And I don't know very many people who actually disinfect the brush after they've used it. Maybe you do, but I've never heard of it. It grosses me out though that they've just been rinsed off, or semi-cleaned and put back for the next time.
3. I hate looking in toilets.
4. Did I mention I hate cleaning the toilet? hehe
Well, with this one I had to let go of all practicality for sure because they're totally not "green" and recyclable. But when you've used them for the first time you will be amazed. You don't have to touch nothin', you don't have to gag and you don't have to have dirty toilets. They pop on and off the wand, and the comet is already in scrubber. It also is great for washing around the base of the toilet where some people have a toilet rug (issues with those too) and all around the sides WITHOUT TOUCHING ANYTHING. hehe.
I love my clean toilets.


Susie said...

Hi Christy! Yay! I'm glad I found your blog (or rather, that you found mine). I think that high chair is darling! And we are also hooked on cocomotion since using it over the holidays at a relative's house!

Spencer is super cute, btw. What are his stats recently (height, weight)? We've got to get together with Jenny and her baby and have a play-date!

Nan said...

I need a Cocomotion! With a passion..

Alicia said...

I have been thinking about doing a similar post for a while... you've inspired me. (Although I guess I had better post pics of Jake first. haha)
Great post... it's the little things that make us happy, 'eh?

Brent and Randi said...

I'm so happy for you that you got that highchair (and totally jealous because I want one to, I just can't justify spending that much on something for someone who is not even born yet!) Does he just love sitting up to eat now? I have never been one for being practical. I totally plan on getting a breast pump even though someone told me that I could do it with my hand.

Beth said...

I love your favorite things posts!

I need a Cocomotion...yum

I love the new family pictures. Your kids are so cute.