How's that for a complicated post title?
Your input on measuring cups and colored pencils and manga-drawing books was SO HELPFUL! I bought Paul the Williams-Sonoma measuring cups and spoons set (if it's a success, I'll buy him the odd-size cups/spoons set next year), and also an adjustable measuring cup for measuring stuff like peanut butter. For Rob I bought the Prismacolor colored pencil set especially for Manga and the book Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics. (CRAP, he looked over my shoulder while I was linking to that and said "Oh, yay!" Sigh.) Everything cost more than I'd planned to spend---but that's what I like about input: it gives me the confidence to spend more to get The Right Thing.
I have thought of another thing I need advice on. On my mom's wish list is "moisturizer for aging skin." She says that moisturizers that used to be too moisturizing in her 30s/40s now soak in like drops of water into a sponge, so what I'm looking for here is either:
• what YOU love, if you are in your 60s or so
• and/or what your MOM or GRANDMA loves, if your mom/grandma is 60s+
• but NOT what you love if you are in your 20s or 30s or 40s (MAYYYYYbe if you're in your 50s), because that is what I want to know for ME, but not for NOW
This is a category where you should not be shy about mentioning things that are very expensive. Yes, it's true I am a fan of inexpensive stuff; and yes, I spend $9 on Oil of Olay only because my $7 Dove was discontinued. But for a gift, and for when I am myself older, I am planning to SPEND, baby. So tell me what's BEST, not what's CHEAPEST. Even if it's out of range, I'll file the info away for when I suddenly inherit money from an elderly great-uncle I never knew I had.
And while you are in the mood to offer help and advice, may I direct you to tonight's post on the baby name blog, which is for twins due in February but born yesterday, and in need of names unexpectedly soon?
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...