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Xmas List: Hedgehogs

December 13, 2012 12:24 pm · Posted by Lauren G

I know you might think this is a little weird, but I used to have hedgehogs...as pets. Long story. Anyway, I still love all things hedgehog and like to collect a few things here and there. Usually hedgehog items are pretty hard to find, but I guess hipsters are starting to like them because I'm seeing them more often. 

First up are these super adorable measuring cups from Anthropologie for $36. They're way to cute for any actual baking in my opinion, but how great would they look lined up on your counter? Or maybe you could use them to hold knick knacks or jewelry... 

Save money on dryer sheets and soften your laundry naturally with these Kikkerland Hedgehog Dryer Balls available from Amazon. They're only $12.99 for a set of 2, and think of all the money you'll be saving on energy since these will help dry your clothes faster.

Etsy always has the best stuff like this hedgehog pin cushion. Plus, if you're not super into sewing you can always look at it as just a small stuffed animal. This one is a little over $9 and is coming all the way from England, so you better order yours now!

Here's another great Etsy find. It might be a little impractical to spend $240 on a hedgehog ring, but the eyes are black diamonds and the crown is made with 18ct gold. If you're worried that the crown might snag your clothes, never fear! A less regal hedgehog can be ordered without a crown.

Finally, if you're looking for something a little more useful, you can go for this Koziol Kasimir Cheese Grater from Amazon for $14.40. These guys look a little less cute and cuddly, but hey, they grate cheese.

Let me know if you stumble across any other hedgehog related items!


Xmas List: KitchenAid Bowl

November 27, 2012 12:02 pm · Posted by Lauren G

Have you noticed that I use my KitchenAid for every baking project? I love it! But one thing I don't love is the bowl it comes with. It's a stainless steel bowl that's extremely hard to hold on to when trying to pour, scoop, or whatever. 

I'd love to get this 5 quart glass bowl with a pour spout and lid. It's also microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, but I'm not sure why it's so expensive. This one is on sale at Amazon for $69.95.

At half the price, this stainless steel mixing bowl is on sale right now for only $32.75 plus $5.99 for shipping! This is a dishwasher safe 5 quart bowl for Artisan mixers only. I'll have to check which model I have. It's probably not an Artisan though...

So here's a 4.5 quart bowl that fits a wide variety of models. This one is $43.95 plus $4.49 for shipping.

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Xmas List: Express Crackle Knit Moto Jacket

November 13, 2012 12:17 pm · Posted by Lauren G

I've been watching this jacket for a long time, and it's finally on sale! It's 30% off, making it only $61.60 and Express has promotional coupons all the time. I already have a knit moto jacket from Forever 21, but this one kind of looks like an old leather jacket and is also a tad bit metallic. Yes and yes!


Xmas List: Slow Cooker

November 8, 2012 12:40 pm · Posted by Lauren G

I know I'm getting old when I start asking for kitchen gadgets for Christmas, like a slow cooker. I know there's nothing really new and exciting about a crock pot, but I've never had one before, and I never remember my mom using one when I was a kid. But according to Pinterest, they're all the rage because all I see are countless crock pot pins. They all look so delicious and I'm still amazed by the fact that you just throw things into the pot and let it cook. You don't have to do anything! So here are a few slow cookers I've got my eye on. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

First on the list is the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking system. It has six diffrent functions: steam roast, bake, sear, slow cook, simmer and saute. Talk about a multi-tasker! Plus it comes with a removable roasting rack, multi-purpose pan, and silicone petite muffin tray and is supposed to be a breeze to clean.


Now here's your average slow cooker made by the original Crock-Pot. At only $50, it's definitely more reasonable than the Ninja, but who knows if I'd actually use it for anything else than a slow cooker. According to the 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon, can you really go wrong with this one? 


Then again, why do I need a 6-quart slow cooker when I'm cooking for one or maybe even two? Here's a simple 3-quart for less than $20. At that price, I don't mind that it only has 4 settings - off, low, high, and warm.


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Xmas List: Une Bobine

October 18, 2012 12:40 pm · Posted by Lauren G

I remember the first Christmas list I ever made. It was titled "My very one xmas list" because I didn't know how to spell "Christmas" and I thought that "own" was spelled "one." Either way, it's not even Halloween, and Christmas is everywhere, so it's not too early to put together gift lists.

I was inspired to start making my list after seeing this phone cable and tripod in one, called Une Bobine. They don't have one for iPhone 5 yet, but they do have ones for iPhones and Droids. It bends in to almost any shape so you can put it anywhere (like on your head!). Oh ya, and it charges your phone too. It's $30 with $3.31 shipping. Other flexible iPhone tripods I've seen are about $20 and aren't nearly as versatile and this one!

Buy the Une Bobine at the Photojojo Store!

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