Mondays get a bad rap. It’s Wednesday that is the roughest day of the week. It’s the last climb toward the top of the mid-week hump before the slide down to the weekend. The worst is when you wake up and think it’s Thursday and that the weekend is almost here, only to realize that was wishful thinking.
Speaking of wishful thinking, I do a lot of running around town for my day job, including going into every store imaginable. Fortunately that gives me time to browse stores I don’t normally get into, mostly because I can’t afford them (yet!), but I’m always pleasantly surprised when I find things that are both stylish and affordable. For example:
1. KALEIDO TRAYS
Remember Tangrams? It’s like they grew up and became functional. Just looking at this picture makes me want to move the pieces around to create different designs! Obviously while eating the various items I will put in them so that at the end it’s like a big reveal of the final design. Sometimes you have to create some suspense to keep it interesting.
Buy them at Design Within Reach
2. TRYGG SERVING BOWL
Ah, Ikea. The mainstay of college dorm rooms and apartments, that tries so hard to make a home feel classy and modern. Sometimes it works! Sometimes…you can tell it’s from Ikea. And why is there always one extra piece whenever you put Ikea furniture together?
Anyway, for affordable accessories for your kitchen, they can’t be beat. This glass serving bowl is only $2.49! $2.49!! It’s design is simple enough that it can go with any sort of theme you have going on, or you can use them as mixing bowls and feel like you’re on a cooking show because you’ll look so professional!
It’s at Ikea!
3. PERFECT ICE CUBE TRAYS
If there’s one thing my boyfriend and I fight about over it’s who forgot to make more ice. (I think it should be whoever finished one of the ice trays, he thinks it should be me. RAGE.) We aren’t blessed with an ice maker in our fridge, just two plastic ice trays. The kind that you either have to try real carefully to take out, or shake real hard and hope you catch most of it. So these silicone ice trays are definitely on my wish list. Easy to get ice out of, and they make perfect little squares which are way cute in cocktails. I want 8 of them. SO WE NEVER RUN OUT OF ICE.
Available at Amazon or many other places.
4. BEAUTY IS ON THE INSIDE VASE
It’s true that it’s not what you look like on the outside, but on the inside that counts. That’s the saying, at least. In the case of this vase, it’s very literal. But fortunately this happens to be a beautiful concrete vase on the outside, which only enhances what’s on the inside. Just like real life! Wait. That sounds shallow. Is that shallow? We’re all beautiful, no matter what
I they say.
That’s all for today. Hopefully it makes Wednesday go a little faster! We’re coming for you, weekend.