Nonpoisonous Bug Spray
A couple of years ago at the Union Square Holiday market Amy and I bought matching pairs of mittens like the ones they are now selling at JCrew. I LOVED mine. My fingers stayed toasty all winter and I didn’t have to fumble with my keys. Unfortunately mittens have about a two year shelf life and mine are now falling apart. I would jump on this offering from JCrew except I’m not sure I’m willing to spend $28 for mittens I paid $10 for 2 years ago. Being cheap is constantly forcing me to suffer.
Bubble Bath that Bubbles
I love baths (often in the winter they’re the only way I can get warm) but I feel like a bath is rather boring without bubbles. Unfortunately all adult bubble bath (aka bubble bath that does not smell like bubblegum) seems to have very little bubble staying power. I want bubbles that stick around for a while after the facet has been turned off.
I bought a reversible belt (black to brown) at Mervyns (West coast only department store – think JC Penny) last Christmas and I loved it, however it is now falling apart and I can’t find a decent replacement. The one pictured at right is available at SAKS for $125 – obviously I’m never going to be able to justify that price so I’m belt-less.
Acceptable Air Freshener
My apartment has the vague smell of mold, especially in the entry way. I’m constantly paranoid that people come to visit and think I have lax cleaning requirements and while I totally *DO* slack off on cleaning the smell of mold is not something I can fix even under a strict cleansing regime. I have bought air freshener but most of the time it just turns the smell from mold to chemicals which I hardly feel is an improvement. I have heard that Method has a decent air freshener (pictured and amusingly categorized on their website under "aircare" as if that's a thing) and I generally like the smell of their products but I’ve yet to make it out to a Target to buy one.