7.26.2012

Check(list) this!

For the past few years, I have relied heavily on this little baby:

RIP my beloved grocery checklist... you changed my life.

Honestly.  A good grocery checklist will change your freakin' life!  It's organized, categorized, and seriously cuts down my preparation and shopping time.  When you have two toddlers in tow, you know that anything aiding in a quick shopping trip is essential!!!

So just imagine my horror when I ran to Target to purchase another checklist and THEY WERE OUT!  And we're not just talking "out of stock."  We are talking "dis-freakin'-continued"!!!  I thought I was going to die.  I did an emergency 9-1-1 to the husband and we had a little breakdown together.  For the next 45 minutes, I wandered up and down every single aisle in my Target store, double-checking to make sure they hadn't "misplaced" my beloved checklist with the toilet paper.  They hadn't.  My trusty staple was gone.

So what's a girl to do?  Well, this one came home and hopped on Google and Pinterest to see what I could track down.  Almost everything I found was sub-par.  I had several requirements:

1.  It needed to be half-sheet size (to fit in an upcoming binder-project.)
2.  It had to be aesthetically pleasing.
3.  It had to actually include foods we shop for (seriously, folks... who includes "shrimp cocktail" as a staple grocery list item?!?)

This one came close:

"All Out of List" (Knock Knock)

But, alas, I was looking for a little something more "refined"... and maybe with some flowers.  So guess what mama found?  Jackpot!  Cutest grocery checklist EVER!!!

My beautiful new staple... courtesy of Ellinée!

And the best part?  It's a free printable!!!!!!  (Can you hear me squealing yet?)  Here are the stats:

1.  The pdf is actually side-by-side lists... so it's half-sheet sized!
2.  Can it get any cuter?  Beyond perfect for this little garden girl.
3.  It has spaces for staples like hummus, raisins, pita bread, berries and pears!  
4.  It also includes a friendly reminder to buy myself some flowers... perfection.

Well let's just say I am in heaven and loving my new grocery list.  The hubby and I can finally rest tonight.  The grocery list trauma is over.

xo, k

PS.  Emily also includes instructions on how to use padding compound to create an actual grocery list pad.  I didn't even know you could do this at home!  This may be a slippery slope, folks.  Just saying.  

1 comment:

  1. I use a whiteboard as I notice I'm getting low on things: I only have three eggs left, I add it to my list for next time I'm at the store. I take a photo of the board with my phone, and I don't have to worry about losing a piece of paper, or mixing weeks up! I just erase the items I buy!

    -Christine
    (thanks for reading my blog!)

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