other things i can't seem to keep on hand:
the right earrings for the outfit
spoons (where do they go?!)
anyone else wanna play?
We never have enough:
Vanilla extract- I should just make my own so I won't run out
Cinnamon _ I need to bulk order it
Socks- they disappear, the kids rarely have matches
I love vanilla, use it in almost everything I bake, same goes for cinnamon. We use it on oatmeal, sometimes coffee/hot cocoa, in chili, in bread, cookies,on millet and sometimes rice. I use it at least once a day. This time of year I use it even more- all of our yummy apples become apple pie, applesauce. I love fall and vanilla and cinnamon.
Now on the pens- do you have cats? Our cats like pens and tend to play with them. Check the couch cushions.
Dh, Me , DD 10 , DD 7 , DD 4
We , , , , not in that order
other things I never have enough of:
organic dried basil
nursing bras that fit well
hand lotion or chapstick for my nightstand. they always fall off and disappear.
batteries - we dont have many things that require them, but they all need to be replaced at the same time it seems.
fudgey walnut brownies. I think this is more of a personal problem though.
if i could find a sock like that, that i love for myself? i'd be golden!
- homeschooling mom to three teens and a preteen
Socks/undies/bras- Seriously, if I want to wear a bra every day and have it clean Id have to do laundry (just for bras) every other day. Undies I tend to run out before the weeks done and socks I think I have 4 pairs maybe.
Girls sweaters, everytime it gets cold I find I don't have the right sizes and have to go either hunt the clothing bins in the closet or the thrift store for more.
Church appropraite clothing- all our clothes are technically "church appropriate" however most are also stained and I prefer to not wear stained clothes/have the girls wear stained clothes to church/special activities.
childrens art supplies.... Im out of paint AGAIN.. maybe if the girls didnt' paint on a daily basis that would help but where is the fun in that?
husband's pt clothes, Im washing them three times a week right now.
vinegar solution- we have one bottle 50/50 made up but its a pain when Im cleaning the back area and have to hunt around the kitchen to find it. Id love to have two bottles, one in the back and one in the front of the apartment.
Kitchen rags- Im always running out
spatulas- we have one.. I wash it at least 2 times a day because I need it for what Im cooking.
And we go through cycles where we cannot find chapstick or nail clippers, even though we have several of each. And then they all converge again, and then they disperse again...
- homeschooling mom to three teens and a preteen
Nursing tanks. I live in the Target ones but I only have three. No, wait four.
Coffee...we are always running out! Even now that I get it at Costco.
Butter. I need both salted and unsalted on hand and my DH does not...will not...understand that there is a difference between them.
Toothpaste. I only use the Weleda stuff and so when I get close to done with a tube I know it means a trip to Whole Foods .
Cute things for my hair. My hair is superfrumpalicious until it grows out a bit.
Cat flea stuff. I hate that it costs so much.
I won't bother listing food as that always has to be replaced, especially the staples like milk, bread and butter.
Things I never have enough of, or that basically do a disappearing act so keep getting duplicated:
dinner plates (have we broken that many?)
packets of alphabets for scrapbooking
shoes for my middle child..she wears them out so fast.
forks..I bought two boxes of Royal Doulton cutlery, but STILL the forks are disappearing!
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
This. It happens with nail files. Zero, and then after I purchase one, I find 4 or 5. Hair scrunchies, when my hair was longer.
Also thermometers, we have a few for when the kids are sick, they all seem to disappear then reappear again.
Milk (steamed and poured into the coffee)
Unsalted butter (for the aforementioned bread)
Towels (both kitchen and bath)
Play dough/modeling clay for DD (It never seems to last very long...DD loves to play with it, our dry climate seems to make it toughen up rather quickly and our Lab may be getting a hold of some of it...
Libby , momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07)
and wonderful little man (12/1/10)
juice boxes- for preschool snack for dd, the 100% juice boxes are actually cheaper than juice in a jug
needles- really, WHERE do they go?
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