Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorite Finds Friday!

Today, I'm linking up over at Friday Favorites with Momfessionals, The Slaughters, and Grace and Love.

Favorite Find #1: Stella and Dot La Totale Medium Tote

Sadly, I can't link to this one because it looks like it's been discontinued (which would explain why I got such a good deal on it!)  Here is a picture from a different site:

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Perhaps you remember me mentioning a few weeks ago (in this post:  that I was drooling over the Barrington Bags that I found, but the size and price weren't working for me.  I came across this bag by Stella and Dot and it seemed like a decent, neutral alternative so I figured I'd give it a shot.  I'm really happy with it!  It has compartments inside and one outside pocket (where I stash my keys so that I always know where they are...I have this tendency to just throw them in bags without a dedicated outside pocket, then panic when I can't find them right away)

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 I scored the bag for less than $30 which was a steal in comparison to the original price tag, which I believe was around $90.  Score!  The bag seems to be well made and can certainly fit all of my "important" stuff (like snack bags, books, and superhero figures).

Favorite Find #2: Chocolate Apple Orchard 

If possible, I always like to support someone I know who has a business (especially a fellow mom!) So when I was trying to think of ideas for favors to use at my sister-in-law's bridal shower, I was anxious to try a former classmate's company, Chocolate Apple Orchard.  The site has so many yummy treats to choose from, we went with the chocolate covered pretzel sticks in Oreo and Peanut Butter....YUM.

 They looked great and they were delicious!!  Like them on Facebook here:

Favorite Find #3: Organizing Caddy

Try to not laugh, but this was one of my favorite recent finds.  Prior to finding this amazing piece of interlocking plastic, I had stray batteries, index cards and other office products, and lightbulbs (yes, stray lightbulbs) all tossed into a plastic basket that measured about 3 inches by 8 inches.  The basket didn't even have a lid and I stored it on a top shelf in our pantry....I can't tell you how many times I saw my life flash before my eyes as a battery came barreling toward me!  Here is the before:


While in Target recently (you're shocked I was there, yes?) I came across this awesome organizing tote and knew this would be a sanity (and potentially life) saver for me....for around $7!

ooooh la la!!  Each section snaps into the next, and the top section has a little divider area that was perfect for my batteries.

Related note: sorting all of my batteries made me realize that I may or may not have a slight battery hoarding tendency. 

Let's look inside:

It makes my heart skip a beat just seeing it all so nice and tidy.  I'm not sure I will keep the light bulbs stored in there (I found about 6 more bulbs shoved behind a stock pot in the pantry...don't ask) so I may need a whole other storage solution for that issue.  But for now, this is working well! 


Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

I used to work at a battery company so I so understand the need to hoard batteries... Love that caddy!!

Come by and say hi.

Emmy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sarita! Just went and checked out your blog, so much cuteness!! :)

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