Sunbeam Trashrac Trash Bags 3 Gal. 0.7 Mil 96 Bags / Box

UPDATE: I went to reorder these now that we’re using up the last roll, and the price has gone up significantly. From nine cents per bag to sixteen cents! They’re definitely taking advantage of the fact that stores don’t provide these anymore. Screw them. I will not reorder until the price comes down. I went ahead and ordered another kind, this time without handles but I’ll manage. I just can’t get my head around paying sixteen cents for a small trash bag.

While I really love these trash bags, I resent that we have to pay for something we used to get with our groceries. All the stores around here are no longer allowed to provide them, so we have to buy these to use for our used kitty litter and liners for our small wastecans. They serve the purpose, but they are are on rolls and you have to tear them (not bad but if you have arthritic hands it may be difficult).

If you’re used to grocery store handled plastic bags, these are slightly longer and stronger and hold more. That means, don’t fill them up with kitty litter or they can be prohibitively heavy! I fill them about halfway. For basic wastecan liners in the bathrooms and bedrooms, it feels like overkill, as they’re way stronger than we need for those purposes. That waste never gets heavy at all. It’s mostly used facial tissue and Q-tips. For those, we’re still using our grocery bag hoard we gathered while anticipating the cessation of stores providing them.

So, these are great, but unless you’re scooping litter, they’re a bit much. I bought them because they are handled and I carry out litter several times per week.

If you’re looking for lightweight liners for lightweight trash and want them much cheaper, and don’t care about handles, you can find more economical bags in bulk from industrial supply stores that carry liners for little office wastecans. Those are flimsier but may be just fine.

ALPHA – HOT PINK 360 Degrees Rotating Stand Vegan Leather Case for Apple iPad 3 and iPad 2 Smart Cover Wake/Sleep Feature

I really, really love this! My sweetie bought it for my birthday to replace my case that was falling apart. This one is much better! It has an extra notch for standing it up at an additional angle, which is very helpful. It’s also beautiful. Hot pink is the theme of my home office so it matches perfectly. If you love pink, get this!

Dr. Hauschka Day Cream, Rose, 1.0-Ounce Box


This is as much a treatment as it is a moisturizer.

Because it costs so much more than anything else I put on my face, I primarily use it when there’s something else going on in addition to dryness: windburn, heat on my face, irritation of some kind, itching, or soothing the occasional kitty-kiss-that-became-a-love-bite. Nothing feels more soothing than this very rich, albeit expensive, cream. Most of my moisturizers are freebie samples or basic drugstore creams that I use daily; this costs too much to use every day. If it were more practical, I’d use it every day! Sadly, many stores exclude Dr. Hauschka products from other discounts they may be offering on other things.

If you have dry skin or are prone to sunburn or wind, and want a feel-good cream that smells strongly of fresh roses, and you don’t mind the price, go for it! I know some people say it’s too rich but I have dry skin so it’s perfect. I’m in my 40s.

A bit of trivia: when asked, this is the moisturizer Madonna says she uses. Of course she’s also had a mini facelift or more, but she still looks pretty good in her mid-50s and can afford any cream she wants.