Jo’s Favorite Finds

I started a new feature here on the blog called Jo’s Favorite Finds.  In these posts, I’m going to share some things I’ve discovered.  You might already know about them…and some you might not.  Here are today’s featured items.

I am a sucker for ads on Instagram or Facebook.  I see the video ad and I’m thinking wow, that looks awesome.  I’ve bought several things that way and for the most part, all have been good.

My latest find was this… Sticky Reusable Lint Roller.


Rosie, my beagle, is a big-time shedder.  If she gets nervous, she is shedding everywhere.

I am also a quilter and cross stitcher so I end up with threads all over my clothes.  Between the dog and my hobbies, I use a lint roller a lot.  I really liked the idea of one being reusable.  The thing works like a charm.

Here is my little demo to show you how it works…I rolled it over the couch to try to pick up Rosie hair.

I hadn’t vacuumed for a couple of days so it was no problem getting dog hair.

I took it to the sink and washed it off…

Dog hair is all gone and once it’s dry, it’s ready to use again.  I love it.

You can find it HERE on Amazon.

This is a find from our daughter Kelli.  You might remember she gifted her started His Eye is on the Sparrow started to piece to our friend Nell when we were at the retreat.  She found out she was in love with 36 count and stitching with only one strand of floss was what she wanted to do.  So with her new start, she decided to try a project organizer for floss.


Janet, who attended the retreat, had one of these and Kelli wanted to try it.  She got hers HERE on Amazon.  They are about $10 and can be reused.


These are especially good if you are doing a project with lots of different flosses.  Here you can see how you can keep multiple needs threaded and ready for color changes.


I have yet to try one but Kelli is in love.  Janet loved hers too.

I forgot to tell you about my canning jar flower frog.  I meant to tell you about it in the last favorite finds post.  I bought them from Amazon.  They are designed to fit on a canning jar and do fit perfectly. 
I used them all summer long as I cut fresh flowers from my garden.    This was my last bouquet of the season.


The specific ones I bought are no longer available on Amazon but they have many others.  My plan for next year is to grow more flowers and gift bunches with a frog and mason jar included.  All in all, it’s a very inexpensive gift and I’m sure one that would be appreciated.  You can find the mason jar flower frogs HERE on Amazon.

I’m aiming for a little less in veggies in the garden and MANY more flowers.

Kelli had another favorite find.  Here kiddos are loving their little picnic table.  You can find it HERE.
Sometimes she has it in the house and sometimes outside.  The boys actually stay sitting here pretty well…at least when they are hungry.  The Hanken family is trying really hard to soak up these fall days as once Winter arrives it’s going to be hard to get outside.

Those are the favorite finds from the Kramer and Hanken houses.  I have something my blog friend Ila sent to me that I hope to feature in the next episode of favorite finds.

Does anyone have any favorite finds that you like to share?  I know I’m always looking for something.

11 thoughts on “Jo’s Favorite Finds

  1. Kate

    Thanks for sharing these finds. I bookmarked the canning lids, they are a great idea. The kids look like the little picnic table is just right and it looks so much more studier than the little wooden ones from the past. Yes, need to soak up the last days of fall. I was reminded above about the CornPoppers. I came across them and bought a bag. We liked them too. I couldn’t remember which Kelli thought was the best, so I just bought the Sea Salt ones and there was only one other flavor which didn’t s sound good to me.

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  2. Cheryl in St. Paul

    Oh, me, too! I’m easily reined in by the FB ads. My latest was a five in one kitchen tool from Amazon with the catchy name Joseph Joseph!

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  3. Darlene

    A warning on using the reusable lint roller, especially if you have a private septic. Washing the lint and pet hair down the drain could pose bigger problems down.
    The floss organization system is a wonder, I’ve use similar and it is nice to have floss well organized and also have several needles ready to go.

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  4. Marie L.

    My friend has a folding table with attached benches for her grandchildren. It is made of the same tyoe of plastic that the folding tables that folded in half are made. Everything folds into one flat piece. Her grandchildren ask for their table and it is set up in 2 minutes. They leave and it is put away in 2 minutes. The kids love their table, and the ease of using it in the house is great. I don’t know a brand name, but I have seen similar ones advertised.

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    1. Sandy

      I thought the same thing. We live in the country and have a septic system too. I really like the idea of a reusable lint roller, so I would use a bucket and dump it outside.

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  5. RuthW in MD

    My question is…are you going to combine the new “Jo’s Favorite Finds” with the old “Jo Recommends” ?? I ask because I wanted to see the wallpaper steamer and tools you recommended, and they weren’t under “Jo Recommends.” I went to your search window and typed in wallpaper steamer and it went right to the blog post. That was really easy.

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  6. Kim from TN

    The lint roller looks like something I would use with all the strings that get attached to my quilts. The kids look great sitting outside on that cute table. I have a few of those flower finds for mason jars. Thanks for the new product finds.

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  7. Barb

    I use the small version of the lint roller to get the lint off my cross stitch pieces. I found you have to keep the plastic wrapper on it for storing it. I had one dry out.

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