Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WFMW- Beach Towels and Give Away!

I have been so off my game recently and in order to apologize for my lack of posts I'm going to have a give away! But first I want to share my WFMW tip. A couple of years ago I started acquiring colorful beach towels at the end of the summer season when they were on sale. By acquiring I mean snatching them off the clearance shelves and racing to the check out. I couldn't help myself. I just love a good deal and who wouldn't love a giant towel with bright green frogs all over it?!! WB asked just want we needed all those towels for. If I had replied "because they're so pretty" or "well, it's a good deal", he would have told me I didn't need anymore. He is not swayed by deals or prettiness when shopping.
Anyway, I thought really quickly and responded: "Well, not only will it be great for our trips to the pool, but I've decided the girls will use these as their bath towels." When he looked at me strangely I quickly added, "They are nice and long and will completely wrap the girls up when they get out of the shower. Plus, we'll know exactly which towels are theirs and which are ours. We won't have to share." Sharing is really not a problem, but it sounded good at the time.
He nodded his head and proceeded to ignore my half a dozen towel purchases over the next several months.
And I didn't tell WB this, because he just wouldn't get it, but these towels look really nice hanging in their bathroom or on the wall hooks in their room (I sort of picked towels that went with the decor, WB wouldn't get that either!).
Anyway, that is my tip for today. Beach towels for kids bath towels. And in honor of that I'm giving away a ten dollar gift card to TARGET. I purchased most of my towels there on clearance and I'm happy to report they have really held up and kept their shape and color!! All you have to do is leave a reply and a way for me to get in touch with you. I'll pick the winner on Saturday.

Head over to Shannon's for more WFMW tips!!

*Thanks everyone for your great ideas about beach towels and for entering the give away...I'll post the winner soon!

25 comments:

SMG2008 said...

That's a great idea! I always use beach towels when I get behind on laundry and don't have enough bath towels!

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Wanda said...

Count me in sister! I have this crazy fascination with beach towels. I've wondered if I was just totally a weirdo or what.
They are so huge and comfy.
The only thing is....washing and drying those suckers. Wow...they are so thick and costly to manage!
We have a hot tub and 3 teens who love to entertain friends in it...the using up beach towels is heavy on my laundry budget.
Great prize....Tarshay! :0

Lisa said...

We use beach towels a lot here also! Love them.

Love Target also. So, so wish we had one here in Pampa... Alas...

Pat's Place said...

I caught that from YOU!!! I will only use a beach towel for my bathroom now and LOVE it! When I go somewhere to shower,I really miss my beach towels (especially the gym where they only have itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny towels that do not cover my entire wherewithall!) Heck! I thought you might be giving away the green one with all the frogs on it--I would come pick it up if you drew my name???

Smockity Frocks said...

I LOVE Target! Pick me!

(By the way, we LOVE our Baby Bug subscription that we won from you last year!)

I'll link to this.

JessicaC said...

Beach towels for the kids' baths sounds like a great idea.

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Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Colourful kids towels definitely help at bath time... getting them OUT of the bath, that is. N loves her froggy towel, and some nights it is the only incentive to get her out of the bath!

Lauren said...

This is why I read my sister in laws blog...what better way to get a great idea. Love it!! Beach towels are so cute too!! They really spruce things up...though Mark would argue, much as I'm sure WB would, that green bath towels are just as practical :)

Carolyn G said...

I love beach towels and when we travel I always throw one in the suitcase because sometimes hotel towels are ooky and small. I want a big towel.

silverhartgirl said...

that is a great tip i am going to get the kids beach towl for bath towels now. when they are on sale of course

The Fifes said...

that's such a cool fetish! i love it. Gift card would be sweet... foreverfife{at}gmail{dot}com. Here's to hoping... ;)

Harmony said...

Ooh, a gift card! That would be really nice. :-)

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Tim said...

I have a son who was on several swim teams. We have a whole shelf full of beach towels. Thanks for the giveaway

Edi said...

Since our bathroom has some odd coloring to it - I do like using white towels...easy to bleach clean. BUT I do sometimes use other colored towels or beach towels b/c like you said - you can know instantly who the towel belongs to.

Great give-away!

Sophie said...

This sounds terrific! I love Target! :) Hope to win!

Doreen said...

Please count me in for the drawing. Thanks so much!! =)

Patsy said...

Oh I need some beach towels!! Sweet giveaway!!

AK said...

Love your blog, and love Target!

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Karin said...

I have a couple of beach towels I use as bath towels myself....

Shel said...

I love beach towels, most of the towels in my towel drawer are beach towels just because they're so big. What do they make them out of because I swear they hold up in the wash better than regular towels do.

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Terri Tiffany said...

YAY! I love beach towels--especially since I'm from Florida

Angela said...

Popping in from MyFriendConnie's page...I'm in the market for another cute hooded animal towel for my littlest toddler...lov'em!!

Sharon said...

We don't have nearly enough beach towels, but what a great idea!!! Maybe I can save the Target gift card until the towels go on clearance..in about 6 months. ;-)

Tabetha said...

We use beach towels as regular towels a lot too! It seems like such a waste to use them only in the summer time!

Another good towel tip is to assign a towel to each child. After washing it, hang it back up instead of using storage space to fold it and put it on a shelf.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I love my beach towels, they are so colorful.

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