Friday, September 23, 2011

My Favourite Things

Dry Erase! Isn't it the best thing ever invented? 
This calendar - on the fridge - has a clingy back. You can stick it anywhere!
I find it a really great and easy organizational tool...that saves me some paper!
Using this in combo with Say Mmm, keeps my weekly dinner plans in front of me
I have dry erase markers - the caps are magnetic - so they are always right there! The cap also holds an eraser.
I find it keeps my fridge a little more clutter free. We jot it all down on the clingy dry erase boards! (They could stick to a wall, too)
Another thing I find it great for is KIDS and school! Also a huge paper saver! There are letter tracing books and flashcards made for dry erasing, and so it makes it very easy to set the kids up to write away, wipe it off, and do it again tomorrow! These are a few of the school items I use that are dry erase.
Oh look, a sideways picture and me, lacking the motivation to fix it and re-load. Twist your neck and you'll see what it would look like right side up.
As I was shopping this summer for school supplies, I saw this little gem in Walmart. (Crayola Dry Erase Crayons). Interesting and neat. I decided to try it out for their writing boards (I had some issues last year with the kids using the markers on paper or leaving the caps off).

Perhaps a week later, a commercial for this very product came on tv. Brian said with an air of what a money grabbing product, "Good grief. I hope you never buy that".

{Uh oh! Little did he know that it was already tucked neatly away with the school books, and that it didn't even take a commercial to convince me of their usefulness.}

I probably should have mentioned that I already did buy them. But he spoke the words with the same disdain as when he declared we "would never be watching Toddlers & Tiaras" after seeing a commercial about that show. So in a peace keeping effort, I didn't say anything. I didn't want to defend them, since I hadn't used them yet. And I've never seen Toddlers & Tiaras. And he's ok with the crayons now:-)
So, in defense of my purchase, and for the record, dear husband - This is really not a money grabbing product, it's amazing! I actually like them better than the markers. They are much easier to erase! The kids love them, and it comes with a glove to erase, so it's fun to rub it all off, and the crayons don't leave the residue that the markers do. SOLD!

Dry erase forever!

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