Friday, July 30, 2010

Fab Five Friday (Saturday Edition)

My friend Emily does Fab Five Friday (sometimes, when she can) and so I thought I would jump back in and give you five of my favorite things this week. :)

1. CSN Stores

A few months back CSN allowed me to give away a Crockpot Smart Pot to one lucky reader and that was the first time I had been introduced to their over 200 stores! They have stores for everything from bathroom vanities, to diaper bags, car seats, kitchen appliances, shoes..the list goes on and on. Their prices seem competitive and they do offer free shipping. They are also doing a sale on car seats right now for 25 percent off! AND they carry my favorite car seat, the Sunshine Radian!

2. Rockin' Green Detergent

If you cloth diaper (or even if you don't), this stuff ROCKS! I make my own detergent for most of our laundry but was looking for something for Hope's diapers that would take the stinkies out and not build up. This stuff seems to be doing the trick. PLUS it comes in awesome scents though it does not scent the clothes. It is FUN! :) And though it seems expensive, you only use a tiny bit so it is just pennies per load!

3. Pedipeds

I am about as thrifty as they come and these shoes don't scream thrifty, but they are awesome. As most of you know, Hope has Epidermolysis Bullosa and we have to be very careful with her skin. A couple of weeks ago, now that she is walking, she had trouble with a pair of shoes she was wearing and blistered on her heel again. These shoes were recommended to me by Ella's mom and they really are awesome. They are as cute as can be, durable and good for the feet! Hope loves them. She even says "shoes?" when I am getting her dressed so I will put them on her.

4. Cabbage Patch Doll Surprise Newborn
This one takes me back to my own childhood. I got one, one Christmas when I was about 6 or 7 and thought I was the queen of the world. I couldn't resist getting one for Hope for her birthday. We opened it just the other day and I could barely contain my own excitement as we tore the box open to find out if it was a boy or girl! It was a girl! Marcelle Hilary Bolte.

5. The CopCo Cold Cup
We are fans of drinks to go and this cup is awesome. We are trying to be a little more environmentally minded and this cup allows us to take beverages with us and refill on the go. PLUS most stores now offer a discount for refills if you are using a reusable cup! When I got Howard this one for Father's day, I had no idea that they come in a huge range of colors so we just have the brown ones, but they are great for adults and kids alike, plus they are dishwasher friendly, which is a MUST in my book!

There you have it! Five of my favorite things this week! :)


Devin said...

We are doing the same thing about being environmentally conscious...I wondered if you might share which places you know give a discount like that? I love that cup and would be willing to buy one for myself and Shane if that were the case! :)

boltefamily said...

Around here we have used them at Starbucks, GetGo, Country Fair, and Sheetz and they all have a refill price that is cheaper than the price of buying a drink. I got the cups at AC Moore for 5 bucks. Not sure if you have any of those things, but that is what is working for us! :)

chinamoon1420 said...

Have you tried the Bobux shoes? They are pretty awesome. Very soft and organic. They are priced about the same as pedipeds.