Monday, July 23, 2007

How exciting!

Well, I've decided that Carrie Brock is my hero. I check her post daily because she is truely the modern housewife and she always has such great ideas. I often have to admit that in a small town, we don't have some of the great things that Carrie has in the bigger city, like CSA vegetable associations, sewing clubs, milk delivery and the Fresh Markets. A few months back she posted about the cloth, reuseable grocery bags that she was going to purchase at her local grocery and I thought that was such a great idea. My husband loved the thought because he hates carrying in our groceries in those plastic bags that roll around in the back of the car and rip open when he comes up the stairs with food. Well, imagine how excited I was to turn the corner at the frozen food section of Kroger yesterday to see a whole rack of beautiful blue cloth bags for $.99 a piece, insulated for $2.99. I was happy and so was Clark. I thought I would just start out with a few, but Clark kept putting them in the cart. We bought 6 regular bags and 2 insulated. At the check out they told us that you get $.04 off each bag you use, each visit that you use it. They will pay for themselves. They hold plenty of groceries, stand up in my car instead of falling over and rolling around, and the insulated ones even zip to really keep things cold on the way home. It was much easier for Clark to bring the groceries up the stairs. This was the best grocery trip ever. Now if we could just get the milk man to deliver to our small town. Carrie, you are so lucky.


Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

Wow! What a surprise!! Glad you enjoy my blog. :)Sometimes when I hear something worth hearing, I just want to pass it along!

Now you'll have to blog about all the nice things that small towns have to offer that we can't get here in the city!

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

Oh. And another thing...aren't those cloth bags the greatest??!!! They hold way more than the plastic ones!!! I can't believe it - $.99 is SUCH a great deal!