Shopping Made Easy! DIY

Have you ever lost your grocery list? I have. Last year it must have dropped out of my cart in the produce section and then someone tossed it out. I searched everywhere. It was a total nightmare to shop without a list for Thanksgiving dinner. Did I forget anything? Ya think? I went home and made another list.

Today I wrote my grocery list and thought to myself, “I need to attach this sucker to my body somehow. Hey! What I really need is one of those clips for little kids’ mittens.” Since I don’t have any little kids, I thought of the next best thing.

tools for wristlet

I took my grocery list written on an index card and taped the top center. Then I punched a hole in the middle of the tape. You can’t see the tape because it’s “magic.”


I found a rubber band from our morning newspaper and looped it through the hole. Then I slipped it onto my wrist. There was no way I’d lose my grocery list this year!

wristlet 2

When I went to the store, I moved the rubber-band to the space between my thumb and forefinger so I could palm it and have two free hands. Man! It worked super slick. I cruised through the store and could pick items up with my hand as well as push the cart.

wristlet 3

My grocery list even made it back home again! I had to share.

Move over Popeil Pocket Fisherman.

popeil pocket fisherman


Next year’s hot item will be the Susie’s Wild List Wristlet. It will come in all colors to coordinate with your outfit and include adjustable elastic.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Mozzarella, ricotta, whipped cream and coconut milk? I’m coming over for dinner!
    I like your idea of creating colorful shopping lists like this. You could even market them, I am absolutely sure! (Considering some of the stuff I’ve purchased, such as my Eggo waffle-shaped microwave syrup warmer.) Along the lines of your shopping list is my TO DO/TO DON’T list — download at

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