Goodbye Grocery Bags, Hello Market Basket




I never thought I would say this because I am a chronic user of plastic grocery bags at the market but, you can actually break yourself of using them with an awesome product called The Market Basket from ADK Packworks. The Market Basket is equipped with a sturdy design and unmatched style that provides the solution to all your carrying needs.  Whether going to a farmer’s market, the beach or a picnic, the Market Basket will be your perfect companion.

Not only is this Market Basket stylish and lightweight but it is extremely easy to use as it is collapsible and will fit into even the tightest of spaces.


The folding metal frame makes it a cinch to open and close.


Recently I headed to my favorite store Tracer Joe’s and purchased around 10-15 items, including 2 bottles of wine and a large baguette. I even shopped without a cart as there are large handles on the basket for easy carrying. At the end I had them place everything in my market basket and I was on my merry way. It felt strong and durable and never once felt like it was going to break. After I unloaded the basket it collapsed it and put it back in my car so I can use it again. The best part is the bag is removable to easy cleaning. You can’t beat that!


ADK Packworks is a great product for anyone looking to become more organized or for those want to live life a little greener! Check out ADK Packworks on Facebook and on Twitter. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.

2 Awesome Holiday Gifts For Forgetful Minds- Keyz Pleez and The Phone Fetcher

I received a free phone Fetcher and Keyz Pleez to help facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

“Where are my keys”? “I can’t find my phone”! Those are 2 phrases you will hear uttered in my house on a daily basis several times a day. My friends actually joke with me that if my head wasn’t attached I would lose that too. It seems like I am always misplacing those 2 very important items and it is constantly making me late for appointments, carpool,  sports, etc.

However, last week I got a package in the mail with 2 really cool items to test out. One of them is called The Phone Fetcher.

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The Phone Fetcher is a super cute blinged out cord that you can attach to your phone so you don’t lose it. Finally,  there is a solution to missing calls through misplacing your phone or fumbling through your bag for it!

  • Simply clip one end to your bag, belt or loop then attach the other end to the 3.5mm headset/earphone outlet on your Smart phone or mobile device (good for iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry, MP3 & more)
  • A snug fit into headphone jack ensures your phone will not fall out – even in the most chaotic bag!
  • Never leave home without your phone again – if you release your phone, hang the cord so it’s visible then, when you grab your bag to leave, your cord will alert you whether you have your phone or not!
  • Available in 9 fun stretchy bungee cord colors, 9 beautiful bling crystal style colors and 3 classic chain styles.

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This item has literally made my life so much easier. I don’t have to dig through the bottom of my bag any more or panic because I think I may have left it in a restaurant or in my car. For around $15 you can have some incredible peace of mind.

The other item I tried was called “Keys Pleez”.

keyzpleezThis cool contraption clips to your purse and then you clip your keys to the other end. Just tug on the cord when you want your keys and they come right out!

  • Easy to find your keys in you hand bag even at night, in the dark
  • Leave KeyzPleez hanging out of your bag to remind yourself you keys are not with you.
  • Stop leaving your keys behind!
  • A secure clip locks your keys to the end of the bungee but allows for quick removal


For more information visit

Erin Condren Designs – Elite Organization Products

Being a mom to 3 busy kids, with an age gap of 4 years in between each of them makes it very hard to stay organized. Currently, I have one in middle school, one in elementary school, and one in preschool. As you can imagine that is a lot of driving and running around. Add sports on top of that and my schedule would make some people’s head spin. Since they are all at different places in their life I need to find a way to get schedules in order. Not only for myself but for my husband since he sometimes helps me with pick up.

That is where Erin Condren Designs comes in. Erin is a mom of twins and designs the cutest, most user friendly organization and family friendly products I have seen. Recently, I was asked to review a few of her products and after a week of playing with them all I can say is I am thoroughly impressed. Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Let me start with her Gold Edition Life Planner. This Planner is a beast and I mean that in a really good way. Everything you would ever need in a pinch is in this planner. I am one of those people that panics if I leave my cell phone at home because my calender and all of my contacts are in there. But with this life planner I don’t have to worry any more because all of that info can be put into this book. (by the way my name isn’t really Madeline Stewart) but you can personalize anything that she sells with your own family name.


It has spaces to write Birthday’s and Anniversaries as well as an 18 month calendar going through to the end of  2014.


It also has a large note pad as well as a few pages of important numbers and contacts.


Erin thought of everything when she designed this planner.  It also come with adhesive stickers you can put on your calender such as “day off”, “hair appointment”, “dentist appointment”, “sale”, “doc appointment”, “concert”,”mani pedi”, “party” and “vacation”. There is even a pocket for papers to keep things organized. There is even a pen that comes with it and an elastic band to hold it in place.


Lastly, this planner comes with a zipper pouch to store things. Coupons, tickets,  cards. etc.. In the pouch is come pre loaded with Happy Birthday stickers, gift tags, and let’s get together cards you can pass out.


Now let me talk about her desk pad calendars and her Acrylic FUNctional family system. Both are designed to make your life easier. The desktop pad fits perfectly on my desk and under my keyboard. I don’t even have to get up from my seat or go anywhere to see what is on my schedule.

The FUNctional family system is the perfect go-to-place for tackling chores & tracking accountability, managing busy weekly schedules of school/work/sports/events, creating shopping lists and tasks, and even it even has a section to chart out your meals each week.


The Clipboard  is perfect for leaving your info for babysitters and you can add a magnetic lined list pad. Not only that but it includes a  metal binder clip for Reward cards. These cards are a great way to acknowledge achievements and completed tasks. You can check, initial or punch each circle until the card is complete and the Reward is achieved.

This particular clip board shows the Condren family but you can  design it to have a picture of your family and your name.


I have an additional post coming with a review of her lunch box. Stay Tuned!!

For more information and additional accessories visit or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

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