Friday, July 10, 2009

10 on the 10th: Easy Button

Things that make my life a whole lot easier (idea shamelessly stolen from H-Mama):

1. Pampered Chef Garlic Press. I am a firm believer that a little garlic should be added to everything (well, anything savory, that is), and so this gets used almost daily in my kitchen.

2. Flat Iron. You would only need to glimpse my hair anytime during the 90's to know how absolutely true this is. Maybe one day I'll get brave and post a pic from this unfortuante hair era. Or not.

3. Refrigerated Air Conditioning. On a day where it is supposed to get close to 100 degrees, and where we spent the morning outside at the aquarium, this is a big, big deal to me. Thank you Jesus.

4. Portable DVD player. Yes, yes, a total non-essential, I know. But on long car rides, what a life-saver for Savannah. Even here at home, when I don't think I can listen to Dora's VERY VERY LOUD VOICE for another second, she just plugs in her headphones and away she goes.

5. Mac Select Cover-up. The circles under my eyes thank me.

6. Magic Erasers. I have no idea how or why these work so well, but they do. They even removed the ink pen from my kitchen floor (somebody got in big trouble for that one) and they are the sole reason why I even attempt to clean my shower.

7. Oscillating fans. Hmmmm....I guess this would be the second thing in my list that pertains to keeping me cool, but did I mention it's hot? And also, I love fans not only for their cooling properties, but for the white noise they provide. My husband doth scoff.

8. Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice. In the ingredients list, the only thing listed is Parboiled Whole Grain Brown Rice. So I'm hoping that it is just as nutritionally sound as regular brown rice that I could cook myself if I actually remembered more than 40 minutes before dinner that, Hey! I need to make the rice!

9. My hubby. I realized again this week how very handy and wonderful he is. Door handle falls off in my car? No problem...he runs to the auto parts place and fixes it in an hour. Termites infest my walk-in bedroom closet, totally grossing me out and causing much involuntary shuddering? He's all over it - I don't even have to go in there. Gigantic van runs into the back of my car? He files the police report for me, and goes and gets all the quotes.

Which allows me more time to recline on the couch at home watching soap operas and eating bonbons....the life of every stay-at-home mom.

I know this is only 9, but Hubby counts for at least two.

So...what's something on your Easy Button list?

And thanks to Meredith at Life at 7000 Feet for hosting!


Amber said...

I love your list!
And I love easy!

And what is up with those Magic Erasers?! They are somethin' aren't they?! Anything that will take out the purple Sharpie on my kitchen wall...and floor...and cabinets....and counters is a winner in my book!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, totally trying the Magic Eraser on my shower!

...I HATE cleaning the shower!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

I will have to try my magic eraser in the shower. I hate nearly inhaling the comet!

Lately I'm loving my new swivel sweeper. Not only do I skip the dustpan after sweeping the kitchen, the kids love to use it too!!

My husband and I joke about me 'eating bonbons' all the time!!!!

Genny said...

We are so similar. I'm completely with you on 1, 2, 7 and 10! Too funny.

Anonymous said...

Love this!

My dishwasher is on my list, because since mine broke I realize how easy it makes my life!!! :)

Kendra said...

Magic Erasers are a miracle! How did I live without them? With this hard Missouri water, my shower is constantly getting crudded up with funk and gunk. A few swipes with the eraser and voila! No funky-funk!

Anonymous said...

I need cover-up.

But not just for the eyes.

Wendy said...

Hey, Jackie! It's been a while since I've been by... Referring to an earlier post, you were a princess on the exact same day that Natalie was born!

7. yes, definitely, since we have no AC in our house. And I will have to try Magic Erasers in the shower. It was nasty when we moved in and I have tried to get them spotless for three years now. (Hey, I figure as much as I have cleaned them those stains are definitely disinfected even if they are disgusting looking.)

Elizabeth said...

My Easy Button does all these same things! Although I haven't tried the cover up, I like the Arbonne one I use. And no worries, I think that instant rice is fine.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Great list! Totally agree with the magic eraser, fans, & hubby. I can't sleep without my fan, or my hubby! :)

Mama Belle said...

Great idea! And the flat iron is a lifesaver. I may have to steal this too.

H-Mama said...

yeah! i'm glad someone joined me! :) love your list... especially the hubby part. my hubby tends to take over in those situations too... it's a good thing. :)

Kellie said...

Great list!

My Easy Button...this week it was clicking over to see how beautiful my new blog design is!! Easiest thing I've done all year!

Krystal said...

Amen to the magic eraser! It is all I clean my bathrooms with! LOVE THEM!!!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Fun read and that last part was super sweet.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm JUST now getting around to comment on your post--please forgive me!

Well, everything on your Easy List is on mine too except the MAC makeup. Must add that to my list of stuff to buy at Ulta (if they even sell it there!).

I use my PC garlic press every single day too. Well, almost. Isn't it great? The little thingy that gets the gunk out of mine broke though and I hate cleaning the "skin" out of the press. Thankfully, my HUSBAND does it for me most nights...which is why he's on my Easy List too!

Thanks for your prayers this week!

Gretchen said...

Was Ricardo coloring on the floor again? You really should tell him nicely to stop that. ;)

My Easy Button list would include lurving my (1st generation, but still) iPhone, enjoying a/c, for I loathe being hot, too, and using my crock pot for pulled pork sandwiches.

Kellie's blog rocks!

Alana said...

I have to add "amen" to a lot of those!

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