Thursday, July 25, 2013

More Stuff I Like - Household Edition

And we're back to our regularly scheduled programming. Thanks to everyone who commented and/or silently sent good vibes my way over the past week.

  • Nalgene Tritan Grip & Go Water Bottle - I bought one of these for 50% off back before the L.L. Bean outlet departed.  I've been kicking myself ever since for not grabbing a half dozen.  It doesn't leak, it's easy to run through the dishwasher, and it doesn't hold odors. Best sippy we have. I'm about ready to bite the bullet, toss most of the others with straws and stock up on a few more since it's one of the ones LO asks for the most.
  • The next goes with the Suave Tropical scented deodorant I mentioned in my last things I like post, but for washing dishes: Dawn Ultra Hawaiian Pineapple Scent  I'd moved away from Dawn because I was tired of the original blue fragrance (and having everything washed smell like that, gak) but one day I was perusing the dishwashing liquid shelves in search of something different and figured I'd give it a try.  It seems like I need to use more of it than the Mrs. Meyers I had been using but I also pay less for more of it, so I guess it evens out in the end, especially since the scent lets me pretend I'm doing the dishes someplace other than my own kitchen.
  • Dishwasher Pods.  Doesn't matter what brand, it's just so nice to be able to toss one in without worrying about measurements or slopping excess about the door.  90% of the time the dishwasher is jammed full so I don't need to worry about portioning for smaller loads.
  • Liquid fabric softener by Mrs. Meyers. Leaves clothes feeling soft but not waxy like the dryer sheets I grew up with (ahem, Bounce).  The fragrances are subtle too, so you don't get smacked in the face with scent - something I didn't realize bothered me until I stopped being bombarded! And like the dish washing soap I mentioned above, a little really does go a long, long way.
  • Liquid soap in a foaming pump. Such a little luxury.  I just wish more companies would give up the "antibacterial" products in their liquid soaps since it just serves to help build super-bugs.
As always I have not been compensated for these opinions, nor have any products been provided, dammit.  


  1. I never buy anything but pods for the dishwasher. Considering how I am amazed the door is still hinged (both boys luuuurve to jump on it the moment I open it, they only get one chance to do it, if that, so they are fast and heavy), measuring anything and powder are the last things I would want to have to deal with.
    For the rest, I have no idea what you are talking about, dear. :-) Perhaps we've got those brands over here too, but I am so brainwashed and only buy detergent and the rest of accoutrements in bulk, that

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