Pack-it Freezable Lunch Bag: I have a frequent resolution to take my lunch to work, you know, to be healthy and avoid eating potato munchers and mozzarella sticks from the hospital cafeteria. It’s a fleeting goal, so I’ve tried to work extra hard at it for consistencies sake. As is the case with most resolutions/goals, I decided I didn’t have the right tools to be successful in this endeavor. A big problem with bringing my lunch is that I rarely want to eat said food. And commonly it has to do with the fact that when I open my lunch from home it usually contains a room temperature yogurt and an awkward half-defrosted, melting Lean Cuisine (making it very tricky to reheat according to package directions!). Ew gross. However, I would like to say that I have yet to develop any sort of food borne illness from consuming 12-hour room temp yogurts over the years. But each day I am baffled how the act of taking my target-sack-wrapped lunch out of my bag and walking it down the hall to the work fridge escapes me. It’s a quick walk, but it never seems to happen.
The moment I get to work it seems my phone rings, my pager goes off, or I’m seduced by an email and before I know it its 2:00pm and the lunch sack is still sitting on the floor next to my bag. “Dang it!!!,” I mutter and defeatedly reach for the lukewarm yogurt to keep my ravenous stomach from eating itself. Everyday I vow to remember, but I’d say I’m about 1/5. So when my friend told me about the Freezable Pack-it lunch bag I was instantly interested. The entire lunch bag acts as one big ice pack and keeps your lunch cool for 11 hours! That’s exactly what I need. And naturally buying this new lunch bag will further inspire me to bring healthier foods, spend less money, and have greater overall happiness, right??? Right. ? And the best part is when you’re done it folds up flat and you don’t have to haul home a bulky lunch bag in your purse.
Kids love these too. I bought one for all my nieces as a back-to-school present. You can sometimes find these little gems at Home Goods/ TJ Maxx for a discounted price or you can head straight to Amazon and buy one right now (my preferred method for most things).
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Table Top Hanging Folder: Nate Berkus and Target. Need I say more? This hanging file folder is not just for classing up the ole office cubicle. It is the perfect addition to your personal homework station. Use it to organize homework by child, subject, or even by due date. The possibilities really are endless and it sure is easy on the eyes.
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Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard: I’m sitting here writing (typing) this post using my new FAVORITE tech product purchase! It’s the handy Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard for Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers–it’s compatible with Apple products, Windows, Android, and Chrome devices. I love that I can seamlessly change between typing on my phone and my iPad. How awesome is that! And if I really wanted to, I could have a third device connected to this keyboard. If you didn’t catch that…that is 3 Bluetooth enabled devices at once! All you have to do is setup up your desired devices and with a twist of a button you can switch between devices. So simple and easy! A monkey could do it! And every time that I use this keyboard I think to myself…why did I not buy this thing a long time ago.
Its been sitting in my Amazon shopping list burning a hole in my Amazon account like money burns a hole in my pocket! Haha! I kept going back and forth asking myself if it was something I needed and worth the money. I finally ordered it. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks and I already love it! Now that I have it and have been using it, I’ve wondered why I didn’t invest in this thing sooner.
I love being able to use my phone but it’s great with my iPad too because I find it pretty hard to type up a paper on an iPad. This keyboard is portable so you can use it anywhere with no need to plug it into an outlet. You only need 2 AAA batteries. It’s been a lifesaver when I’ve had to type up a long email, blog post, or recipe. And besides the practical factor of this keyboard, I’ve been challenging myself and my family to typing speed tests with the app TapTyping. I don’t know about you but I used to love playing typing games in elementary school when we had to learn type and practicing your home row proficiency. Is there anyone else that used to love typing tests and games? This keyboard is practical and fun!
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Day Designer Weekly/Monthly Planner: Call me old fashioned, especially in a digital world, but I can’t resist purchasing a a cute monthly planner at the beginning of each school year. When I walked into Target last week they had so many cute planners calling my name. I decided to go with this cute pink and navy striped planner becaues it easily fits in my purse.
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