Saturday, July 18, 2009

What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week - Episode 15

I'm once again caught without a theme for my choices this week, but they're so fantastic that it doesn't really matter!

Puppy Scrubby by Rich Frog
Located in the bath section, behind Hello Kitty

This adorable washcloth/loofah disguised as a cute little dog is my new favorite bath accessory! He has a cute face, a soft squishable body, and a patch of extra-scrubby material on his butt to take care of any caked-on summer dirt. He's also got a convenient loop for hanging him up, an essential factor if your shower doesn't have shelving. I think the puppy is cutest, but we've also got pig, frog, and duck scrubbies with their own brand of charm. In the words of so many children overheard in the store, "I NEEEEEEED IT!!!"

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Building Cards by Klutz
Located downstairs in the Chapter Book Room

In the spirit of the new Potter movie (which everyone should go see), I'm extremely tempted to turn my dining room table into Hogwarts with this cool build-your-own card kit. It includes 275+ cards, along with written and visual instructions, and a little Harry figure to play with once you've built the famous castle! The best part of this kit, though, is that the instructions don't tell you how to build one definitive Hogwarts--the school is always changing, and everyone's vision of the castle is different! Instead, the booklet explains how to build different kinds of towers, turrets, and loads of castle parts, as well as a few complete designs as suggestions. The cards are easy to take apart again, too--so you can re-build Hogwarts in a new way every time!

So many cool things, so little time...well, see you next episode!

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