Wednesday, March 23, 2011

grassy

When it comes to baby products, my personal mantra is “cheap & practical”. That’s why when my brother gave me a budget of $150 to prepare for the baby, I looked no further than this simple drying rack for $12.

Well…the drying rack has served us well. When Anna was drinking 8-10 bottles a day in the early months, this no-frills rack kept the bottles and my pump parts dry and accessible. It is something I would recommend to all new bottle-feeding moms out there.

But now that we are hoping to transition Anna off of bottles soon and I am thisclose in putting my pump away, we don’t need something that can hold up to 10 bottles (& pump parts), and let's face it, while this rack is functional, it is kind of an eyesore.

Now that we have a pretty kitchen, can you blame me for wanting to keep it that way?

Enter the newest accessory in our kitchen - Grass Countertop Drying Rack by Boon.
new addition to the kitchen
So far – love it. Mostly because how modern + stylish it is and it matches our green kitchen so perfectly. But thinking in terms of longevity, I can see us using this even when baby/toddler days are behind us. I love that this grassy rack is not specifically made for just drying bottles, but for everything. Oh, but just a note - this drying rack is smallish and definitely would not have met our needs the first year of Anna's life.

Thanks to those $10 off Amazon coupons that appeared in baby/parenting magazines in the past few months, this purchase only set me back $7. Not bad.
close up
Yes, we just cut down some trees in our yard that I need to write about, but posting about this drying rack was just a bit more important. And, without a doubt, more fun.

5 comments:

  1. I have loved that grass drying rack since the first time I saw it (probably even before becoming a mom!). Glad to see it works so well!

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  2. That is the cutest drying rack! Does it drain well?

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  3. I hate buppy bathroom dutyMarch 23, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    String together a couple of those and we'll have a litter box for the boys. Though I'm sure Pargo is too wussy to walk on those plastic spikes!

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  4. @ knickknacks: The water just go to the bottom and I have to empty it out every other day. The good thing is that the grass part comes off so it's pretty easy.

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  5. Now that's different... Hmm mother's day is coming up... I wonder if my mom would like one of those..

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