Every Sunday morning, hundreds (thousands?) of us sit patiently sipping coffee with our Amazon carts ready, waiting for the Grown and Flown Parents Recommendation Sunday thread to start. Here’s a big H/T to Susan Cambest Houser, whose genius idea it was to create this phenomenon. It’s an amazing place to discover great shows to watch, snacks to buy, experiences, books…whatever we’ve loved and want to share with our friends.
Here are some of the top things people loved last week:
Note: We receive compensation from purchases made through some of the links in this post…not the sunset or the dogs….
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – recipe here made with King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour
My family loved them. They had no idea they weren’t “regular” cookies.
The “changed my life” hair dryer that the group is RAVING about is this one – Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer. Hint: be careful of the high heat setting.
Especially when you’ve got your dog riding shotgun and he LOVES them, too.
TV: Watching Better Call Saul, especially if you loved Breaking Bad. More show to watch are The Sinner, Atypical, Somebody Feed Phil
This article from the New York Times about the “cult of thrift”
And, if you are in New York, go see the musical Beautiful about Carole King. “I took my 20 y.o., my one and only, last evening and it may turn out to be her favorite, as well as already being mine, in a long string of musicals.”
Recycling plastic bags
Allbirds shoes are the very most comfortable shoes you will ever own. For your daughter, your son, your husband, your mom and ABSOLUTELY for yourself.
From Trader Joe’s, Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub, which YOU CAN BUY ON AMAZON! I had no idea that Trader Joe’s sell things out side of their store. But look for these two picks, Cilantro Salad Dressing, Cauliflower Gnocchi, next time you’re in Trader Joe’s.
A cauliflower (!!) shake that tastes like a Wendy’s think and Frosty – “a package of frozen Califlower rice, one Premier protein shake, and compatable flavor Torani Sugar free syrup. Blend in blender ( I have a Ninja). It will whip up to the consistency of a Wendy’s frosty and you’d never know it’s Califlower!!!” Hint: using a Ninja Blender may be a secret ingredient to get this smoothie just right.
Having trouble sleeping? (We all answer, YES!!, at once.) Red LED night lights are a thing that might help according to someone in the group who swears by them.
Green Giant Vege Tots – NOT tater tots but next to them in the freezer section at the grocery store.
Buy tea in sachets like the ones made by Harney and Sons .
Want to give money in something VERY original? Check out this puzzle box as an inventive way to give cash.
Apps: Copy Me That app that copies recipes from any website.
Pawley’s Island Pimento Cheese Spread – with and without jalepeno!
If you are taking a cruise, pack a power strip so you don’t have to take turns using the outlet to charge your devices.
Retail Me Not to price check before you buy
Essie gel nail polish is long lasting – try the color Fairy Tailor
Target has a Household Goods sale section in the stores – check it out for buying dorm supplies NOW. Here’s the online site to check out for deals.
Checkout the Grown and Flown Amazon Store “Recommendation Sunday” section where we have lots of things that Grown and Flown Parents have shared on the thread.