Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Top 3 Things That Drive Me Crazy

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

There are three things that drive me crazy (there are surely more, but these three came to mind). They are all small things, but when they take place I have to coax myself to not get instantly aggravated. Silly, but true.

The first is the back button on the computer. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (see, I'm getting upset, lol) to hit the back button on the computer when it's not what I meant to hit. Surely, it only takes me a second to get back to where I was, I know, but it busts up my groove and instantly annoys me.

The second thing that drives me crazy is zip bags that don't zip! Yesterday I opened up the chicken nuggets for an after school snack. They come in a handy dandy zip bag so that once they're opened, I can reseal them with ease and they won't get freezer burn. That would be great, of course, if the stupid... I mean, if the zip and lock would align properly and easily. After fifty ill-fated attempts with my nugget bag yesterday, I ended up just rolling the bag up and tucking it in the freezer door (not without some huffing and puffing to myself though, let me assure you).


The third thing that drives me batty is ordering shoes online for my youngest, and not being able to properly measure his foot before ordering. Having to send shoes back because they don't fit, totally negates the convenience of being able to order them online.

For the last one, I've now got a solution, much thanks to Squatich®, I've got a shoe sizer in the house. Shaped like the ones you find in the store, but made of a much lighter, and unbreakable material that's easy to use and transport. This is one of those little things you don't think to buy yourself, but you're oh so happy when you get one.


Using the Squatchi® is easy, simply align your child's heel against the curved end and draw your line above the longest toe, of the biggest foot (yep, even the kiddos have one foot slightly larger than the other), and you instantly have your shoe size.

You could measure at home and take this to the store too, and put the shoes of choice on it instead of your child's foot. This is great if you have a sleeping baby while shopping, or a child who doesn't really like to sit down and have their feet measured.


These come in a variety of colors, cost $19.99, and if you want to put a date next to your measure mark, could also be turned into a fun keepsake. Just like with a traditional measuring chart, you could make a note on your shoe sizer, to show how old your child was, at the time you measured. That's different/unique, right?

If you're interested in purchasing one of your own, or you would like to learn more about it, head on over to their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

So the Squatchi® fixed aggravating challenge number three for me... now I wish someone would come up with a way to fix the other two things on my list. :)

How about you, anything silly that drives you nuts?

56 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

You crack me up! That does sound like a handy tool to measure for shoe buying online - I hate getting shoes online to find they don;t fit, too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I know what you mean by the zipper baggies. Very annoying. Even worse - when there is a resealable bag and I don't realize it and rip it open. Whoops!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I love this! I never buy the kids' shoes online, because I never know how to size their growing feet. This is great!

Melissa Pezza said...

This is the answer to my prayers. I love shopping online for convenience, but I can never get the kids' shoes online. Now I can measure and know I'm getting the right size.

mail4rosey said...

I did it with dress shoes recently (for my youngest). Two pairs ordered, two pairs sent back and I just ended up going to the store.

mail4rosey said...

Yep, been there done that too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I buy my youngest son's online pretty often. My teen... no. She has to pick her own, try them on, etc. ;)

mail4rosey said...

The shoes sizes are not always what you'd expect either. Kid sizes are sometimes in European numbers and you have to know the inches. This makes that much easier.

Sandee said...

The first two are pet peeves of mine too. I just did the closer bag yesterday that wouldn't close. Hubby had to save me.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Robin said...

I think you're out of luck with the Back button, but maybe someone will improve upon the existing zip bags. Some are worse than others, but still...!

I don't have any kids to order shoes for, and I don't buy shoes online for myself. I've discovered that I'm so incredibly picky about how they feel (and I don't always choose right in the store!) that I dare not shop online.

mail4rosey said...

I had a bottle of juice that wouldn't open yesterday. I felt better when hubs' was struggling with it too. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I'm 50/50, I think for ordering them online for myself. And you're right, some bags are def. better than others for zip-it-up quality. ;)

Orihimekurosaki said...

What drives me nuts is when some leaves crumbs in the potato chip bag & places it back on the refrigerator like its enough to snack on.

Pat Hatt said...

lol backspace drives you batty, geez, the poor button must be good and emotional by now. Hate when the stupid bags don't reseal, damn cat food bags do that sometimes.

mail4rosey said...

My kids do that with the cereal and it annoys the next one who comes along to have a bowl. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Why have a seal if it's not going to seal???? That's all I'm asking. ;)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

It can be so hard to order shoes online, not anymore with that it seems

mail4rosey said...

If you're a kid. ;)

Tamara Camera said...

Brilliant! My son's feet grow daily, it seems.
Also I can't use laptops. It's not the back button but the space button. Whenever I type in the home keys setting, my palms hit the space bar. It makes me so bad!

BellaVida Letty said...

That's a clever invention. My kids outgrew everything so quickly.

Catherine Sargent said...

I wish I has this tool when my son was little. I also drives me crazy when zip lock bags won't stay closed.

Elephant's Child said...

Clever.
I get sooooo frustrated with plastic bags I can't get open, you know, the ones on a roll at the store. I know the theory, but my recalcitrant hands refuse to play nicely.

debdenny said...

I totally agree on those darn zipper bags. That Squachi would be soooo handy for ordering shoes.

alissa apel said...

That's a pretty cool tool! I could use that for sure. Isaak's hard on shoes. Mica's feet don't grow very fast. I have 2 nephew's that have rapid growing feet though.

Maria Long said...

this would be totally useful when ordering shoes online. I hate guessing if their sizes changes.

Pam said...

This looks really useful! My son has huge feet so we have to buy online but I'm always forgetting his size.

Marcie W. said...

I could have definitely used a tool like this when I would to take all three of my children shoe shopping during the early years. They always grew so fast that I could never keep up!

RANE said...

Those Zip Bags that don't "zip" are the worst ..omg! Especially on those "grab and go days" ..

jaime said...

I just realized that I need to order new shoes for my son. That's definitely on my list of things that drive me crazy. Sizing is all over the place!

Jessica said...

With 4 growing boys I feel like I'm always buying shoes and I never know the size. This is great.

Kristin and Megan said...

What a great idea! These kids grow so fast it would be helpful to have that on hand at home!

Dawn said...

I could use one of these foot measures! It's so hard to order shoes online without one.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love the idea of turning it into a keepsake! I also love that it is a very practical tool!

Dinner then Dessert said...

I wish I had this so I could know why size my oldest's foot is. I swear all the different companies are sized so differently

Anonymous said...

I would love to have one of those. My youngest is so shy and will not allow anyone to help us measure his feet. This way I could do it at home and know what size to get.

Kiwi said...

This is innovative. I remember measuring my feet in the metal ones when I was growing up...but now you can take them home and do home feet measurements! Cool!

Kristi Maloney said...

This is so funny. The third thing that drove you crazy, drove my husband crazy. He actually bought the same damn foot measuring device that they use in the shoe stores. I like this one much better.....less bulky and functions the same.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Lol! You sound like me. I can't order shoes online unless for a baby. I've found that the difference in sizes just isn't worth it. To the store we go now! But this is a great idea too... It would be worth trying. I just get annoyed that often some shoes aren't true to size! - - jeanine

Amanda Love said...

I tend to read the reviews before I buy shoes because of the size differences. That squatchie would be great.

Crystal said...

I do most of my shopping online now, but it's hard to get shoes for kids that way. This is a must buy for my family.

Kecia said...

We have a Squatchi and it makes ordering shoes so much easier. I probably won't use the internet for shoe shopping without it.

Kristi said...

The Squatich® really looks like a great product, will be suggesting it to other Mom's that are in my Mom's group. Thanks for writing about it.

~ Noelle said...

I need that shoe thing.. but i also want it to be able and look at how much their feet grow!!!

Christie C said...

Yes, having a shoe sizer online would be so helpful! I would settle for a printable

Debi said...

I need that for my kids. I can not always have them with me and I never know what size they are.

C (Kid Things) said...

Love the idea of keeping a record of their foot size. Also love knowing how big their feet actually are when ordering shoes. I need one of those.

Kerri said...

I saw this and was thinking about it. It looks like it really is a useful tool. Kids' feet grow so fast!

FidoseofReality said...

OMGoodness this was a very cute post. I love how this sizing device is available.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

Haha, the back button is the worst! I love the idea of measuring your child's life in feet!

Carly said...

I totallly feel you on all three of these things! I love the Squatich! I totally need one of these.

Lisa said...

I'm with you on the #2. I hate it when you get stuff in there and then can't close the darn bag!

The Mommy-Files said...

That is such an awesome device, especially when you order shoes online! I'm with you on the zip bags that don't zip! Ha ha!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

LOL I hear you on the back button on the computer. I have braced complete blog posts with that darn button

Krystal Butherus said...

That would be so handy to try! My toddler is growing so fast!

Candy said...

Wow these are so very cool. Would be great to have one for my growing boys.

lil_lady_dz said...

I got a laugh out of the ziploc bags not sealing, i hate that as well! Drives me nuts when you have to fiddle with it for so long. And the Squatchi is a great way to solve the problem of ordering shoes online for the little ones.