Tuesday, April 14, 2015

[Bookworm] Children's Books on MEGA Sale

Just a friendly PSA that the following children's book are currently marked WAY WAY down.  Since they are listed on Amazon, these prices are subject to change at any time and I've already seen a few jump from around $5 to $7 over the past few days, but I thought I'd share this find while they last!

Of course, you can always check the price history at Camel Camel Camel.





These classic board books are all under $5 each!





And these Sandra Boynton books are currently out of stock, but are over 50% Off and will ship when available.





And lastly, a little something for yourself....  The Skinnytaste Cookbook is only $9.99 (it retails for $30).   Any great deals you've seen lately?? I love a good sale swap!

[Child Style] Up Sizing

Ashlynn is finally growing out of the last of her 2T clothing.  I started sizing up last Fall for winter clothes, but now that the temps are getting warmer all her warm weather clothes are too small.  I've had two merchandise credits sitting my wallet for months to Carter's and to Osh Kosh, so when I received an email from ebates (sign up here!) that they were having a 50% Off everything sale + 25% Off and Free Shipping last week, I put them to use.

I first stocked up on some spring/summer jammies.  Almost all of Ashlynn's jammies are too short and the rest have already been moved to Kenley's dresser.   I love the mix and match sets and she's so excited to have a nightgown after seeing me wear one of mine a few months ago.


Then I added some clothes for school and play.  Things that I won't mind getting stained and are easily washable. I also grabbed a new pair of slip on sneakers that won't require socks, these were probably the biggest hit, she loves the hot pink - go figure. Although, I do vividly remember having a similar pair of hot pink Keds in about the third grade.  I was dying to get these sandals, but they were sold out in her size.




Lastly, I picked up another bathing suit and some "gym clothes" for her to wear to gymnastics.  They aren't required to wear leotards in her class, but I'd like her to be dressed comfortably.  And seriously, the little running shorts were too cute to pass on!





I love when I save more than I spend.  Girlfriend lucked out with the restocking of her closet, now just to paint it and put it all together!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Stencil's on the Wall

Okay friends, I need your help.  I think I have made a decision, but I would love to hear some second opinions.  Like Kenley's closet, I want to add character to Ashlynn's.  Her last closet was a single door with stacked wire shelving.  Now that she's getting bigger, her clothes only fit on the lowest bar, it's half the reason we are moving her room.  The other half is that her current room, is the smallest (although I still admit it's a pretty generous size), and the other is at the end of the hall next to Kenley's.  We always assumed the girls would have the rooms there since they are biggest and have the best closets - we assume they'll appreciate that decision in the teenage years.

So, since her room room is painted in BM Classic Gray (in my defense, she did request gray and white room), and it looks fairly mature for a three year old, I want to add in some fun with other items.  I want the closet to pop and make a statement.  I was originally just going to paint it Pantone Radiant Orchid, which I know is so last year, but it's the perfect shade of bright pinky purple that she loves.   

However, I love Kenley's closet so much, I wanted Ashlynn's to have just as much character.  So now I am deciding on a stencil.  These are my top choices, let me know your thoughts below!




So which is your favorite?  I'm hoping to get it done as soon as it arrives, so hopefully the reveal isn't too far away!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Recent(ish) Buys

Most of these purchases are for Ashlynn's room, since that's what we are focusing on at the moment.  However, the first one was a pick up for Kenley's room.  Pretty sure her room is now totally complete until she moves into a big girl bed.

This Nate Berkus accent table I scoreded at 50% off when Target was rolling out the previous seasons collections and bringing in the new.  I always try to wait until markdowns happen and then pounce.  For $29, I now have a table for Kenley's room.  I had been wanting a table to place next to the chair since we started decorating her room.  This matches perfect and is perfect for a stack of bedtime books .



I also picked up a nightstand for Ashlynn when Target had a 20% Circo furniture cartwheel offer.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with a Jenny Lind style, but I really love the look in her room and it fits the space perfect.  Not to mention, it was a good $130 less than it's Land of Nod doppelgänger.


Continuing my basic suburban mom Target addiction, I also grabbed this bunny night light for the bunny room.  It's already a hit. 


I had ordered this matching lamp shade when I purchased A's bedding, but still needed to get an actual lamp.  The table lamp in her room now is teal, so that will stay there.  I picked up this simple one because I figured it's footprint on the nightstand would be minimal and the height would hopefully keep other things she might place there from knocking it over.  It was also only $19.99.  We will see how that goes in reality. 

There was also a 20% off any item deal at PBTeen, so I decided to grab this pom pom pillow cover for Ashlynn's bed, since it had free shipping too.   Aside from the carpet, we need to hang her curtains and do her closet.  We are converting her closet just like we did Kenley's.  Removing the doors and putting in new shelving and bars, we already threw out the sticky existing wire shelving.  


And of course we purchased her bed.  Thankfully I was able to cover the cost with all the baby items I sold at the Just Between Friends consignment sale last month, so that was a nice perk since a new mattress, box spring, and bed frame definitely weren't keeping the costs down on the room makeover. 


Anyone else getting sucked into the Target vortex lately? 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thrills and Paint Spills

Hi!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend, we celebrated both Passover and Easter and found all the eggs the Easter Bunny left out as well as our baskets.  I finally spent last night on the phone with Apple fixing my iPhoto so I finally can access my pictures.  

Not a whole lot to report over in these parts, I have been continuing my Scandal binge nightly, we are scheduled to get new carpet for Ashlynn's room next week, we did a lot of yard work over the weekend, and enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday.  It's amazing how much easier it is being outside with the girls at their current ages.  I know next year will be even better for Kenley, but doing yardwork while they played has been impossible for the last 3 years.

Back to the carpet.  



This was after I started cleaning it up.   Basically it's a short story, since you know, tipping an almost full can of paint over only takes five nanoseconds or so. Three weekends ago now, We spent Saturday painting Ashlynn's room.  On Sunday, I went up and painted the trim and windowsills.  Later that evening, I wanted to bring the vacuum downstairs to clean the playroom, but before bringing it down, I wanted to vacuum up all the dust left over sanding the spackle.  

I started cleaning and then the Husband opened the door and let Kenley in, which I told him to take her since there were random screw drivers and such around.  He said he was taking Ashlynn and going to walk the dogs, so I picked up all the immediate dangers I could and let her jump on the bed while I cleaned.  there was a dresser in front of the closet and next to it, the empty gallon of wall paint, and I then placed the almost full gallon of trim paint on top to consolidate.  I went to vacuum inside the closet since we took out the existing wire shelving and spackled all the holes.  Kenley ran in and backed her out so I could clean.  Next thing I see from the corner of my eye is her pulling down on the can of paint.  I knew immediately it wasn't going to stay closed once it fell and as it was halfway tipped it all spilled out the bottom.  All over Kenley.


Knowing the carpet was done, I figured moving her before she spread it further was my priority.  I picked her up, and subsequently covering myself in paint and ran her across the hall to the bathroom, where I stripped us down and got her in the tub.  At this point I just started laughing.  I got her cleaned up and grabbed a towel to pick up the giant puddle of paint.  After getting her to bed and getting cartoon red face and steam ears from the husband, I just used water and vinegar to blot up and much as I could.  


The next day I steamed cleaned it by pouring water directly on it and vacuuming up.  That really seemed to help.  And while it actually looks pretty good considering how it started, we are just moving ahead and replacing it.  Once the carpet is in, we'll move the rest of her furniture in and she'll start (hopefully) sleeping in there!  As long as there are no installation delays, her first night will be appropriately on her birthday!

Ok, off to sneak in some Scandal before picking A up from school!



Monday, April 6, 2015

[Bookworm] Pass the Coffee - Table Books

Okay, so while I clearly have an obsession with children's books, I'm a bit of a feast or famine reader for myself.  Generally, I'll spend majority of my time reading blogs, celebrity gossip, or online lifestyle sites like Refinery29.

I occasionally will read lighter chick-lit faire while on vacation or traveling, but I usually prefer non-fiction.  My favorite reads are (auto)biographies, which I suppose explains why I enjoy blogs and reality shows so much.  I also enjoy books about foods, the food industry, and lifestyles, but not so much actual cookbooks.  While I own a decent amount, there are only a few I ever actually reference since browsing the internet or Pinterest is more convenient.

Over the last few years I've done the majority of my reading on my Kindle, but there is something about having a hardback book.  I still have plenty of paperback books, but they just don't do the same work as a hardback.   Hardback books, for some reason to me, always seem easier to reference and of course, they are just prettier.  Their uses for decorating are endless. stacked on a table, color coded on a bookcase, propping up other items of decor in a vignette, the list goes on.  I vividly remember the books my mom kept displayed on the living room coffee table.  A combination of art history books, specifically centered on the art deco period, and then a Chanel book and this Kevyn Aucoin Making Faces book - which, hey Ma, it appears is worth a pretty penny now!

Since it had been a while since I actually purchased a physical book that wasn't mainly illustrated with content that rhymes, I decided a few months back to spend some money adding to our "coffee table book collection".  Since it seems every major home interior or style blogger has recently been published, I knew I wanted to read these books written by the people who's life and work I already read daily.  I searched Amazon and came across a bunch of books, bloggers, celebrities, or just other experts that I knew would be read goods and also pull the double duty of having a beautiful cover to display or reason to pick back up to reference time and time again.

I thought I'd group together some of my favorite finds in case you are looking for a few new reads that will also bring some charm to your home, even if they do collect dust.


*note: some of these are paperbacks, but are still gorgeous covers


Home







Craft




Family




Style




Food



and just a few I'd love to have 


The New York Times 36 Hours (this whole series looks awesome)
Kate Spade Collection:  Manners | Occasions | Style





So, what's on your coffee table??


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

5 Decor Tricks Learned

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I finished reading The Perfectly Imperfect Home and learned a few new things about interiors and styling.  I thought I'd share a few of things I took away.


> Linens <

While I rarely skimp on our duvets, down comforters, or pillows, all of our current sheet sheets are from Target.  I just can't bring myself to spend so much money on sheets when there are so many other things to buy.  Also, because I have a hard time really telling the difference - thread count, silk, Egyptian cotton, percale vs sateen, etc. when shopping

Deborah Needleman, founding editor of Domino Magazine and author of the book, first says the percale cotton is cooler than sateen, which is obviously insightful for which is better for summer vs winter.  Also, that the highest quality sheeting is Italian made with Egyptian cotton.  And that a higher thread count isn't indicative of a better quality sheet, that the higher the count the heavier the sheet.


> Slipper Chair <

I loved the history lessons involved in the book, where and when different styles and trends started and why.  A simple one that stuck with with me was the history of a slipper chair.

"An armless chair whose defining feature was upholstery covering all wood parts so women could slip on their stockings with snagging them."


> Sofas and Seating <

While the book provided a lot of information about seating in living areas in regards to how much, what kind, and the placement, there was one note that 'regardless how big your sofa is, it's rare that more than three people will together on it'.  So true!


> Lighting <

Another tip that I realized made sense and probably knew without knowing the rule was about table lighting height.  'When placing a lamp on an end table, make sure the bottom of the shade is below eye level when you're sitting down.'  This is so you don't see the inside of the lamp when sitting down.  The higher the table, the lower the lamp.  Same for lamps on nightstands.


> Cozy vs Formal <

Lastly, a formula for seating.  Two deep chairs and one upright create a cozy space, while two upright and one deep create a formal.


Obviously nothing life shattering, and there was a lot more in depth discussions on every room in the house and how styling - rugs, decorative objects, furniture, lighting, etc - falls into place, these were just a few of the quick tips I remembered and left a impression.

Do you have a favorite decorating rule or interesting tidbit??

Kenley Drew - 16 Months



On Monday, Kenley turned 16 months old.  I actually went back and just read Ashlynn's 16 month update and so much of it is identical to where Kenley is now.  Well, Ashlynn did only have 5 teeth and Kenley has 12 and might possibly be working on a 13th, hard to tell. 



Says:
Pretty much the same as last month except for just a growing vocabulary.  Still in that phase where only mom knows what she's saying (like cereal), but she's talking up a storm.  She also knows all her characters, this is all thanks to a TV loving older sister.  Of course "Me" for Mickey and the happiest giggle when she sees him on screen or stuffed on the floor.  "Duck" for Donald and Daisy, "Doc" for Doc McStuffins, "Mo" for Elmo, "Ah Ah" for Curious George, etc.  She'll repeat words I'll teach her, like we were sorting Easter eggs by color and I would hold up blue and she'd repeat "boo", yellow "el-lo", or pink "ink".   She also sings, she's been singing Let it Go for a while, but now she'll sing head, shoulders, knees, and toes... but only saying and touching head and toes, but she does have eyes, ears, mouth and nose down.  She'll also hum along when Ashlynn sings the ABCs.

Does:
It all.  I think the biggest accomplishment was learning to go down the stairs.  I had kept the stairs blocked off with a large flattened cardboard box that we could slide in and out to get up (well, we could step over it, but for Ashlynn)  She finally was breaking through it so I taught her to go down on her butt and probably took two-three days tops and now she's a complete pro. 

She also yells for her cup the minute she wakes up, and then she yells for the tv (since I usually turn on the news to check the weather while she drinks her milk), and then she screams to eat.  Extremely demanding this one.


Loves: 
Again, not much different.  Loves baths, books, she likes snuggling, dancing, climbing and of course, Mickey Mouse.  Oh and dress up, she loves "doo-doo's", sunglasses, and any other accessories she can get her hands on.

Sleeps:
Just like Ashlynn was, she's still transitioning into one nap.  She's really down to one, aside for the days she wakes around 5:30am or the days Ashlynn has school.  She'd probably nap from 11:30-1 daily but since twice a week we pick up Ashlynn up around noon, I try to get her down earlier, sometimes it works, sometimes not.  

Night time has been much better this month.  Like multiple nights sleeping completely through, or others just waking around 11pm and sleeping the rest of the night.

Eats:
Favorites include yogurt "gurt", blueberries, bananas, peanut butter sandwiches, and cheddar bunnies.

Still refuses to eat pasta.


  




While of course between a 3 year old and 16 month old, there is plenty of crying, whining, and tantrums over nothing during my day.  However, the girls are really becoming playmates and friends.  They love being with each other and Kenley even runs in to Ashlynn's classroom and hugs her at pick up (then usually scams the other kids lunch).  I love this age, but I can't wait until she's closer to two and really playing with her sister.   

Friday, March 27, 2015

Life, Thoughts, and Stuff

I'm running somewhere between a list of ten things I want to post about and equally parts lack of inspiration, writer's block.

- I want to do another Sister/Sister post since it's been a good 3+ months since my last and that's typically how far they've been spaced.  Although, I've really slacked in picking up my DSLR since the holidays and yesterday my iPhoto crashed and I can't pull the pics from there until I restore it or rebuild it, fun, can't wait!  (pray I didn't lose photos, I back everything up, but I still freak out since I'm not that great with that side of tech stuff)

- I have Kenley's 16 Month update to prepare for next week.  I can't believe she's 16 months, Ashlynn was 19 months when Kenley was born and seemed like such a person.  Although I do remember she wasn't speaking in simple sentences, or barely two words together, she was totally able to communicate and "help" me with the baby.

- Giving up cable has been amazing.  We technically still have a box in our room, but it's going back most likely in a week or two.  Usually we binge watch shows together on the weekend, but it's always been shows we both want to watch.  Not shows, I want to watch.  So now that I'm almost caught back up on The Mindy Project, through The Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, I've started Scandal - yeah, I know I'm behind and hopefully will throw in some Downton Abbey next.   This may also be why blogging motivation has been down.

- I should probably catch up and document the never-forgetful paint spill scenario, it has "story to be retold" all over it.  I know it's going to be one of those "... and my sister sabotaged my brand new room with a full can of paint" or "hide the paint,  Kenley is coming!".  But really, do they sell toddler insurance??


- We ordered a Pottery Barn sofa for the living/play room back in January, they were having a big sale 20%-25% depending on how much you spend event. We were able to get the Cameron Sofa for an amazing deal. We ordered the everyday velvet in carbon.  While I love a light colored couch, it's just not realistic with two dogs and two kids.  We are trying to train the dogs to say off this one, but still, being that we spend most of the day in the living room, it's going to get it's share of abuse.  It's so soft and comfortable.


- Finally, the winners of the BoomBoom Prints giveaway!  Congratulations to... 
  • Becca Ramsey
  • LaTanya Thornhill 
  • Kim Bauer 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, we'll be dying some eggs tonight and spending time with our nieces over the weekend. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Insta-spired... Photo Dump

Back for Round 4 of cleaning out my camera roll.  In case you missed previous posts, basically I have a habit of snapping a screen shot of instagrams that inspire me, make me laugh, or something I later want to reference.  Since I need all the gigabytes I can can get for random videos of the girls shakin' it to Iggy, I share my finds here.


@metalmarvels | @houseofjadeinteriors | @juliaryancreates


Have you found any new favorite accounts lately?  Please share them with me!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Girls' Bathroom Update and Giveaway!

Yay! Ashlynn's new room is officially painted, but so is her carpet.  Apparently Kenley wanted to help out and while I was vacuuming up the dust before bedtime, she snuck up behind me and pulled the (almost full) gallon of white trim paint over.  All over herself, my beloved Zella leggings, and naturally the carpet.   I'm still recovering from all that, so today we'll talk about a different room.



A few weekends ago we painted the girls' bathroom.   It was a bit spontaneous, but we didn't have enough time to take on the bedroom, so we just grabbed some leftover paint from our master and got it done in day, taking turns watching the kids.

It was previously the color of eggplant and before that, it was teal.  We know since you could still see areas that weren't painted or that had chipped. However, a good majority of the white tile was covered in purple, so there's that.  Oh and the windowsill was randomly asparagus green.  We primed, painted, and scrubbed the tile floor and had ourselves an almost new bathroom for free.

We still would like to make some thrifty updates to complete the space and have it be a bit special for the girls, without being obnoxious for guests.


I was recently introduced to BoomBoom Prints, a new start up that's connecting parents with graphic designers and other artists.  The site allows independent artists to simply upload artwork, then BoomBoom Prints turns their work into family-oriented products like onesies, baby bibs, and wall art.  The wall art comes in a variety of sizes, canvases, or even matted and framed.   While I have a tendency to avoid things that are overly of the moment, I completely fell for this Stella Flamingo print.  Ashlynn loves "Feen-go-gos" and of course, the pop of pink is perfect for a girls bath.  The orange accents and splatter style print keep it from making the space feeling overly juvenile, which is nice for when guests are staying over.  






We still plan on painting the existing double vanity either charcoal or black, attempting a DIY roman shade, getting a runner for in front of the sinks, and finding a brighter shower curtain.  I'm hoping that the biggest expense comes in the form of taking down the current mirror and replacing it with a more modern option. 



Ordering my BoomBoom Print was super easy, I searched through tons of different prints before making my decision and once I did, my order was printed on high quality 100lb matte stock paper, shipped for free, and it arrived in just a few days.  Now that it's framed it's hard to tell that it's even a print and not an original work - the husband actually thought I painted it at first!

BoomBoom Prints would like to giveaway three $10 coupon codes to their site to Strawberry Swing and Other Things readers who would like to enter the giveaway below!  Good luck and Happy Monday!



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Five

Just a little Five Things "Currently" style...



Watching

I just finished binging on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Any 30 Rock, or just general Tina Fey, fans will love this show. It totally fills the comedic void 30 Rock left behind.  Ellie Kemper is perfect as the bubbly fish out of water and Jane Krakowski basically is still playing Jenna Maroney.  The quotable jokes are right on point totally recommend the Netflix binge.


Reading

A few months back I went a 'coffee table book' spree and stocked up on a bunch of books I wanted to read, but also wanted to keep.  As in, not download on to my kindle.  Through some Camel Camel Camel price watching and resale buying, I have quite the stack on my nightstand.  I most recently finished The Perfectly Imperfect Home.  It's written by the founding editor of Domino Magazine and has some really great styling tips, a lot of which I realized I see all the time on some of my favorite design sites, but never realized them as a 'rule'.  The book also has the greatest watercolor interior illustrations and also a lot of history and education on interior design.  The Nesting Place is next on my list.

Moving

My rear.  I'm using the YouTube app on our Roku to watch Tone It Up videos. I'm actually doing them too, not just watching.  Of course, Kenley is usually sitting on me and Ashlynn is trying to keep up, but Malibooty or bust.



Painting

Ashlynn's room.  I picked up the paint today, Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore, and plan on clearing out as much as I can from the guest room tomorrow.  We will have this room painted this weekend, March Madness be damned!



Debating

We just got a quote for our kitchen reno, and while we aren't surprised, we aren't sure if we want to dive into another large renovation so soon after doing the bathroom.  The kitchen is a major eyesore, but it does function without any issue.  The husband just wants to go ahead, but I'm thinking we spend less and try to make some moves on the living and dining rooms.  We want to finish laying hardwoods in there and, hello, we still don't have a dining table.  I'd love to get this one, it's extremely affordable for an extendable farmhouse style dining table, and even if the quality is lower - though it has good reviews - I know the little ones will put it through hell so I'm not really looking to invest in a nice piece right now any way.  Chalk that one up to lessons learned.  We ordered a couch for the living back in January and it's scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, so I'd love to keep with the momentum and have those two spaces finished so to speak since that'd be a bit easier to swallow financially than the kitchen renovation.  Plus, we could take our time so it wouldn't be a giant hit all at once.

Happy weekend, friends!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bunny Hop


Yesterday was the St. Patty's Day that wasn't.  Kenley wasn't even in green, save her tiny little bow she ripped out.  We celebrated with store bought (yet delicious) soda bread and some green beans at dinner.   Ashlynn was at least shamrock ready for school, but overall, this was the first St. Patrick's Day in a long time that we didn't do much, that's okay.   We still enjoyed reading Green Eggs and Ham at bed.


I was able to get all our sale items dropped off after I dropped A off at school.  I scored some awesome chinoiserie ginger jars at a local thrift shop.  Can't wait to get them up, after I get the St.Patty's decor taken down.

The weather is supposed to turn this weekend, but it's been so nice the past few days.  I can't wait for Spring to really arrive. Blue skies and warm sunshine is definitely what is needed around here.

Ashlynn's headboard, bedding, and sheets arrived, just need to get the mattress ordered and room painted.  She's going to love all the bunny stuff I've been collecting.

Speaking of bunnies, I'm dying over these shoes!





Guess it's time to tell the Easter Bunny to get the Easter baskets in order!



Monday, March 16, 2015

Alive!

Wooo-weeee.  It's been a week around here.  Kenley had an ear infection, which Ashlynn trumped by having her sniffles turn into her random night time high fevers. Doctor couldn't find a cause so we just did a lot rest, fluid, tylenol, peppermint oil, and cold wash cloths to the head.   And a lot of skipped sleep from mom.

This is the second month she's gotten random fevers at night and then been almost fine during the day, and the fevers are actually scary high.  Thankfully that ended, but my bout with the flu began.  Down and out Friday and Saturday, hard.

Ashlynn had a full weekend of birthday parties, only the second I attend, which might have wiped me out as much as her.  Today I volunteered at my local Just Between Friends sale helping with set up and then finishing tagging all my items that I'll run back tomorrow.  This is my first time selling with Just Between Friends, and while I haven't shopped at an event and don't plan to attend ours, if you are looking to buy or sell baby or children's items definitely check one out if they are in your area.  I have been really impressed with how ours has been put on and how smoothly it all runs.

So that's where I've been - purging our storage space of all things brightly colored and plastic and not moving from my bed.  I'm hoping I have enough time to make some Irish Potatoes in the morning to take in to A's class when I pick her up, but it's not looking good from a motivation stand point.

Hopefully, I'll be back with some redeemable content soon.





*** And while I remember, a reader had previously asked me about consigning hemmed jeans to ThredUp, and I wanted to let them know (and anyone else interested) they did accept mine!***

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

[Review] BOON SUDS - Caution Ahead: Men Doing Housework

A few weeks back I was contacted by my friends at Boon asking if we'd like to test their newest product, a bottle washer.   As I was reading the email, I was already writing out my reply email in my head, regretfully declining the opportunity as we are out of the bottle washing phase.  Of course, as I continued reading I saw that it was designed with the contraption at bar sinks in mind.. and that it would wash sippy cups and even stemware just as great as baby bottles.


The Boon SUDS bottle washer is marketed as follows:


And then, it hit me!  Almost every night, I have to listen to my husband bitch about the insane amount of sippy cups piled up for him to wash at the edge of the sink.  It's usually four, a water and milk cup for each girl, give or take if I found any floaters in the car or playroom from the previous day.  Considering I'm the one filling them up all day, washing their plates, bowls, and tiny spoons, as well as wiping butts (totally playing that card), he can pitch in by rinsing and washing a few cups when he gets home.  And that's when I realized this product was the perfect for him!  Something to make his nightly cup washing a bit easier, and therefore, here is his review!



My wife can attest to the fact that I'm a world class complainer, and one of the things I used to complain about most was coming home after a long day at the office to a sink full of dirty cups and bottles.  That is my only chore during the week and I admit that it was not one of my favorite things.  I could never understand how two kids could use more than 3-4 cups in a single day.  Well one night my wife looked up from her laptop (a surprise in itself) and said, I just made your life so much easier.  I said, tell me more about that.  And she told me about this awesome product that Boon recently came out with that makes washing cups and bottles easy.  I was excited to try something that would make shoving my average sized man hands into a tiny plastic cup to scrub easier, and more importantly, faster.  


I have sports stats to catch up on.



We've been purchasing Boon products since the girls were little, so I know they come out with items that look modern and actually work well.  Once I got my hands on this SUDS product, I was convinced that my days of coming home and complaining about my only chore were over.  It really is as simple as it's marketed.  Put some soapy water in the basin and cup on the pump, and get to cleaning.  Water shoots up into the cup while the bristles scrub the sides.  



The more you wash, the more suds are created.  Which is a nice place to corral all the ridiculous amount of pieces that sippy cups come with.   I'm also told it's quick and easy to put together and store away, as well as dishwasher safe.  

This is a great product and it is incredibly easy and effective.  Thank you Boon for making my life better and easier!




A big thanks to the husband for always cleaning the sippies, reading the bedtime stories, and writing this review.  Now excuse me, I'm off to pour my man a glass of wine!

Thanks Boon for my the husband's surprise!


Additionally, I think I have discovered a new marketing angle to promote.... if models can sell cheeseburgers by rolling around on wet cars in bikinis, I think Boon might spike in sales if they advertise men washing sippy cups in business attire?  Amiright?!  ;)


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Boon graciously sent us the SUDS bottle washer for our review, all opinions and experiences are solely our own. Boon SUDS can be found exclusively at Target and Target.com.