April 27, 2012

A compendium of practical somethings

This week's compendium of somethings is all about tips and ideas that will help you save time, space and hopefully, will make you smile ;).

Something to ration out what you eat: I'm not sure these wheel of nutrition plates would help me eat more healthily, but I'd just buy them because of their colors :p.

Something to help you keep a track of the burgers you're cooking: Kind of practical if you're having several guests over.

Something to feed a toddler more easily: Fill an ice cube tray with colorful and healthy food ;).

Something to fill your packages: Styrofoam peanuts are expensive, that's why we save them all whenever we get them together with what we've order. After seeing this, though, I don't think I'll use them again, haha.

Something to help you keep in touch: Well, I guess people are hardly ever sending telegrams anymore. I did send one a couple of years ago, when I was still in Argentina, for David's birthday. I went to the post office a few days before his birthday and was told my telegram was going to take 4 freaking days to get to California :(; and it actually took 5, can you believe that? Had I known Telegram Stop existed, I wouldn't even have had to leave home to have my telegram delivered on time.  

Something to save space in your closet: Skeleton hangers.

Something to measure: 1) how much it's rained; 2) your waist; 3) how much candlelight there's left.

Something for a party: Use lollipops or rock candy swizzles as cocktail stirrers.

Wanna serve ice cream to several guests? A few hours before they arrive, place individual scoops in cupcake liners, then place them in cupcake baking pans and keep them in the freezer. You'll save time and your hands won't get sticky during the party :p.

Jell-o shots  served in lime skins; so much fun!

Something to protect yourself from thugs: These kitty keychain self-defense devices are not toys but a serious self-defense weapons. They cannot be sold in some States and you must be older than 18 to be able to purchase them.

Something crafty: You can make a neat stamp with lettuce! How cool is that?!


Something for ketchup lovers: Ketchup salt. So you don't have to use both (although I know David still would).

Have an awesome weekend, everyone! ;D


Sian Lile said...

so much good stuff! i love those plates and the tomato ketchup salt! have a good weekend!!x

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Hi, I'm back:) And I'm so stoked to read your blog again, what a fantastic post! I could seriously use those hangers! And I love that stamp, who would've thought!

Trisha said...

i'm a huge ketchup lover - ketchup salt would never replace the real deal for me!

Katrin said...

I MUST have one of those kitty keychains! They are so great!
Thank you for always posting the most amazing things!


Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Let's see...where to begin.

The ketchup salt is genius.
That kitty "self defense" key chain is so perfect. It looks so unthreatening...I could use some type of defense mechanism. I think all women can!
Using lollipops as a stirrer?? Love that.
The candle clock is SUCH a neat idea!! I need it.

As a matter of life would probably be that much better if I had all of these items. What an interesting and amazing "somethings" you found!!


Mary Has Sound said...

I'm really loving these practical items posts!! My favorite here is either the popcorn package stuffing or the ketchup salt. Both things I could use super frequently. Happy weekend!

ceci a. said...

No sé dónde encontrás todo esto!!!
me encantaron las perchas
la sal de ketchup
la tecnica anti pegote de helado
Muy bueno Mikiii
Que tengas un lindo fin de semana!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love the plates! The ice cube tray idea is good. and the jello shots in a lime! Nice.
Daisy Dayz
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daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh and should I expect popcorn in my next parcel then! lol!

Bimba Ropa Vintage said...

como me gustaron las botas!!!!!
las necesito, ja!!
xoxo desde bs as

Corina said...

Hi Miki, how are you?
Once again, I love your posts! haha... they are really creative.
I'll definitely try to implement as many of these ideas as possible; they are cool!
I'd love to have "skeleton hangers"... they seem so practical!
Fiammi may be interested in trying the ice cube trays ;)
I hope you're finishing the week with a smile :)

seelvana said...

excelentes curiosidades!
La de la lechuga me sorprendió!

Yo conozco dos webs que veía siempre que recomiendan este tipo de objetos: "Design milk" y "If it's hip, is here"


Kirsten said...

I actually saw those cat defenders the other day and was going to get one! This is a great post. Definitely going to go through the Real Simple list. Love stuff like this. I want to eat what's in that toddler's ice cube tray, too!

JoAnna said...

I was going to buy the kitty keychains not so long ago until I realized they're not allowed here in California :(

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh my gosh...I love...err..I want everything here! Those little plates are kind of genius and I love the ice cube tray idea for my little guy. You are a wiz at finding the best stuff Miki. I swear your blog is like it's own PInterest..hehe. Happy weekend darling lady!

xx Marisa

Amber S said...

I think I need to go on a hunt for some of those products! I am your newest follower.

Excited about finding your blog!

Amber from sneakers over stilettos and fashion playground

Ylenia said...

so, so, so many inspiring things!!!
thank you for sharing them my dear!!

Love, Ylenia from Longuette

Dorothy Explor'r said...

the ice cream /cupcake liner idea is genius!




Hello Naka said...

awh thats a really effective idea with the toddlers and the ice cube trays! also i really want the waistline tee but i dont think it will make me happy when i see the measurements XD