Came home to discover a package in the mail today - a bunch of great items back-to-school essentials were delivered to me courtesy of DailyBuzz Moms, the Tastemaker program and blog site that's part of FoodBuzz, my blog advertiser. Who doesn't love coming home to goodies and gifties? I sure love 'em! I had been waiting a few weeks for these to arrive and was about to give up hope when these arrived. I knew about the Clorox wipes, a necessity in my house in the kitchen and bathrooms, but I wasn't sure what the Glad Lunch to Go containers were going to be and I sure didn't expect to find this smart water bottle with a Brita Filter.
Most people might not get excited about cleaning products and lunch box gear, but I have to tell you - these are the sorts of things that I love (aside from finding great street art, donuts or candy!) It's the little and simple things in life that please me. I've already put the Clorox wipes to good use, cleaning up a basil oil spill on the kitchen counter. I was straining my basil oil from the basil puree through a fine mesh strainer into separate containers. Somehow, even though I was being very careful, I had a bit of an anti-freeze coloured oil slick on the counter. I'm becoming a more of a neatnik around the house these days as we have just listed our house for sale. The City Gals are moving to the Country. Or rather, we hope to go over the river and cross a bridge to South Jersey, specifically, Collingswood, NJ. It's imperative that we keep our house as neat, clean and clutter free as possible now that we'll have potential buyers coming over to have a looksee at The Bicycle Chef's Kitchen. Gotta keep it neat and tidy.
The Glad containers have a built in salad (or dip, hummus, salsa, guacamole, peanut butter & jelly, etc.) holder that you can fill then snap onto the underside of the lid. I'm bringing one to my co-worker, Phyllis, she should get a lot of use out of this clever idea. She has a salad for lunch every day and she brings her dressing in an old plastic pill bottle! I'm always teasing her about this and for her bringing hummus wrapped in a bit of tinfoil.