August 3, 2012

Fun Finds Friday

You guys know I'm all about finding fun new things & products. I try to share them when I can, because that's how I usually learned of them to begin with (from other people telling me about them). Here are a few things I've recently discovered that I love.
--Colored Skinnies from Forever 21: While I haven't worn these yet, you can see I treated myself to a few pairs of these little jewels. Rachel posted about these, and I ordered some online after I wasn't able to find them in my local store. They are only $15.80 each, and are super comfortable (from trying them on anyhow). She said they stretch quite a bit, so you might go down a size or two. Thanks for the tip Rachel! Be sure to check out her new blog for fun fashion tips. You can find the skinnies here.

--{Free Printable} Colorful Address Label Template: My sister pinned these the other day, and I immediately went to check them out. I've been meaning to design some return address labels but just haven't had the chance. But now I don't need to thanks to Daffodil Designs! She is sharing this template for free here.
--Goody QUIK STYLE Paddle Brush: I heard about this brush from Andrea (who is to blame for many of the new products I get. :) Thanks friend!) Their website says it is "designed for detangling and drying wet hair" and "allows for quick removal of excess water and styling with or without a hair dryer." Now, I know it has received mixed reviews. But for me? I really can tell a difference. I have thick, and I mean thick hair. Most people can't tell until they actually run their fingers through it. (And by that, I mean hairdressers. I don't have lots of people running their fingers through my hair.) But for whatever reason, this really does seem to cut down on my drying time. I don't have any official percentages or scientific statistics for you on how much it cuts it by, but guesstimating? 34%. I'll take that any day of the week.
--Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffin Mix: I saw this in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago and didn't grab it then, but you better believe I have since gone back realizing the error of my ways. Though I haven't made it yet, I can only imagine the goodness that is to come. I mean, muffins + Cinnamon Toast Crunch? It's like the perfect storm.
--And finally, while this isn't a product, it was still a "fun find" for me. I was cleaning out Manny's backpack from MDO the other day when I came across his daily report. He has been so hit & miss about what he'll eat, both at home and at school. I try to switch it up, but the teacher's tell me he's pretty much just interested in what everyone else has to eat. After I saw this note I asked about it, and apparently he was handing the food out to other kids and bossing saying, "Here. Eat it!" This kid just makes me laugh.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Wish us luck getting to the beach...we'll be driving this time...yikes!! :)


  1. That little note is hilarious! Have a fun & safe trip!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on all the fun finds. I'm definetly going to use those address labels. That's a funny note from Mannys school

  3. Where did you get that brush? My hair takes like 45 minutes to dry and in this heat it about kills me! I'll try anything! :)

    It sounds like Manny doesn't like his lunch options, but his friends do! :)

  4. Love the skinnies, I just bought two pair from Kohls as F21 didn't have my size in red, bummer!!!! I love your blog!!

  5. That Manny is a mess! Love it. And, love the skinnies, too!

  6. Definitely going to check out that brush!

    Good luck on the drive! We didn't go to the beach this year because the drive killed me last year with a one year old. But now that I'm seeing everyone's pictures, I am totally KICKING MYSELF! Counting down the days until we go next year!

  7. Love these posts! thanks for the tips lady!

  8. I'm seeing the colored pants everywhere, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to pull off that look!

  9. OMG. Seriously. OK, from one mom to another, especially a new second-time mom, the simple fact that you mentioned something with "SKINNY" anything, makes me want to kind of die. I mean, at first, I want to give you a high five and buy you a martini for even entertaining the idea of buying anything from Forever 21 or DEB or where ever 12 weeks post childbirth, but then it makes me want to crawl under a rock and hook up an IV to my boob so I can constantly breastfeed to burn calories....and now I am envisioning all the things I can do while attached to a breast pump..... this is not good.

    And, as usual, the kiddos are SO PRECIOUS!!

  10. This post was pure joy! Particularly Manny's note! How cute is that????? And Darb and I make a college shopping run today to KC! Hit Forever 21 and got...our...skinny...jeans! YIPPEE! Thanks for the tip...I would not have got that bargain! Cute new outfits for teaching 1st grade! They are very comfortable! I am so boring and so only got off white and a brownish. Not quite as daring as you and those cute bright ones!
    Show them off soon!


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