Of the hundreds of items that flow in and out of this house, these are some of my favorites. The ones that make me say, "Oh bless you, modern industrial complex!"
The ultimate wardrobe expander. These lovely little cardies are from Merona at Target. They're a multi-tasking mid-weight--perfect with jeans, skirts, dresses, capris, whatever. Now you can wear your cute summer tops all winter long. Plus they cost only as much as a box of diapers. (Priorities, ladies!)
ClearPlay DVD Players
I don't know how families with tweens and teens function without these. The DVD player downloads "filters," which silence bad words and skip violent/sexy moments. Now your family can watch more movies without squirm-inducing moments. Plus the little kids don't end up parroting inappropriate lines that they don't understand.
Olay Cream Cleanser with Blemish Control
This cream cleanser is perfect. Salicylic acid, which keeps skin clear and is also good for aging skin, in a lovely cream with little, buffing microbeads. Makes your skin feel smooth and divine.
Windex Outdoor All-in-One
I kid you not, these are as magic as Magic Erasers. Hose down the window, swish the pad around a bit, hose again--and voila, crystal clear windows. No scrubbing, no ladders, no rags, no smudges, no hard water spots. We did our whole house--with one pad--in less than an hour on Saturday.
A tall, icy glass is my favorite indulgence/reward/therapy. Zero calories, lots of taste. Totally banishes chocolate cravings.
What are your favorite things--practical, indulgent, time-saving or otherwise?