Stuff I’m Loving

Oh hey there!  I’m not dead!  And, if you follow along on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen that I even made some stuff last week.  I KNOW, RIGHT?

So, while I work on some project posts (and a delightful giveaway tomorrow!), I thought I’d share with you some of the stuff I’m loving right now.  These are all my opinions and I have not been compensated in any way to share them.  Clicking on the green product name will take you to Amazon, if you’re interested.



hi chew

A kid in Macy’s class last year introduced her to these and now I can’t stop eating them.  My favorite flavors are Mango, Green Apple, and Peach…in that order.  They’re chewy, but not sticky and I seriously get a pack every time I go to the gas station.




It’s getting cold and dry ‘round these parts, which means that one or more of my kids are licking/sucking on their lips, leaving that big awful scabby situation.  Yuck.  I’ve tried everything from Aquaphor to Lanisnoh (yes, the stuff for nursing bosoms).  A mom of one of the boys on Keller’s team works for the Steal Network and mentioned they had featured Monkey Balm in the past and that it was magical.  She brought me a tube of this stuff on Saturday morning and Bennett’s face is as good as new.




BC bought me a delightful new purse for my anniversary last month and I love it SO MUCH that sometimes I can’t bear to exchange it for my camera bag when I need to take pics.  So, I got an Ape Case.  My camera fits, even with my big daddy football game lens, and it’s well protected.  I throw the whole Ape Case in my bag and I’m good to go.




This is for sure the dorkiest product on the list.  I picked mine up on 50% off of clearance at Forever 21 for $7.  You plug it into your cell phone and talk on it.  (I kind of wish it had one of those giant 1980’s shoulder rests on it, just for comedic effect.)  I’m a giant klutz and my cell phone often gets dropped when I’m walking and talking.  Or my face hits the touch screen and does weird things.  And let’s face it…you can’t wedge a super slim cell phone between your shoulder and your face quite the way you could with an old telephone, right?  Winking smile


So, that’s what I’m loving right now.

What are you loving?


See you tomorrow with a giveaway of something else that I’m loving that I think you’ll love too!

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  1. christina says:

    Thos Hi Chews are THE BEST!!!!

  2. My sister works for the Steal Network, wonder if it was her, small world :)
    My husband bought that iPhone “phone” a bit ago. He carries it around in an attempt to embarrass the kids :)

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      It’s not your sister….unless you secretly grew up in West Jordan and didn’t mention that fact to me. ;)

  3. That phone is awesome. I’m gonna have to get one so I can sweep and do dishes while I talk to my sister.

  4. I love the phone thing! I may be getting one very soon as well.

  5. Oh that phone is awesome!!! I actually have one of those old rotary phones as my home line – they are so much easier to talk on!

  6. My brother just told me about Hi Chews today! I need to try them. Are they at certain gas stations or all of them?

  7. OK, I’ve got to have some Hi-chews and monkey balm now. I’ve never seen either.


  8. Oh crap! Those HiChews are highly addictive!!! A good friend of ours goes to Japan on business once a year & I’ve been hooked on them since he started bringing them back in 2006. They’re way cooler because the label is in Japanese which makes them taste.even.better!

  9. they sampled the hi-chews at costco this week–quite yummy.

  10. hi

  11. I saw hi-chews at the gas station for the first time yesterday and almost bought some after you saying that you loved them on facebook. I didn’t but now I’m wishing that I had. Next time.

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