This is what Prime does to me

By Mir
October 5, 2010

Now that I’ve signed up for my holiday-time Prime trial, it’s possible I’m spending a little more on Amazon than is healthy warranted. Ahem. But, you know, I shop more so that you don’t have to. Or something.

Anyway, this morning I got an email about kitchen products, so I was poking around, and I do think I’ve found both the heights and the depths of what Amazon Kitchen has to offer.

First, the bad news: Have you ever been whipping up some scrambled eggs and thought to yourself, “Self, what these eggs need is more rodent!”? Of course you have! You’ll want to pick up this two-whisk set where both whisks appear to have squirrels embedded in their cores. Because that’s not disturbing in the slightest.

The good news, however: How utterly adorable and awesome are these Measuring Matroyshkas? I love them! They’re only marked down a little—currently they cost just over $10/set—but they are available as part of the 4-for-3 promotion, just in case you’re doing other shopping or want to stuff stockings with them because they’re so cool.

Yes, ’tis the season for me to become utterly obsessed with Amazon. But when there’s great finds like this (well, the measuring cups, anyway—the whisks are still skeeving me out a little), can you blame me?


  1. If that’s the case, then you aren’t shopping nearly enough, given the number of Amazon boxes that still show up on my porch. Step it up! ; )

  2. I wish the Measuring Matroyshkas came in a diff color than white…I need color in the kitchen, not more white! Otherwise I tend to lose things amongst the countertops and piles of flour I seem to spill everywhere.

  3. Oooo, but I do like the bird whisks. I love the Matroyshkas but agree that white — for different reasons than Katie — might not work here…But who is this guy Fred? I had a lot of fun looking at all the Fred products, though one is definitely in the Retail Gone Wrong category: the Pick Your Nose cups.

  4. I just signed up for the MomPrime. I love Prime! I love Mir! Christmas again will be much nicer to shop for!

  5. I bought a set of those matroyshka measuring cups at Urban Outfitters last year, when I imagined I would be the *only* one who found such a totally cool item. I paid $18. Wahhh. I’m a sucker for kitsch.

  6. I heart Amazon Prime – but not enough to pay for it. Alas, I just finished another 30 day trial (during which I bought both a computer printer and a notebook computer – YAY!!! for two day free shipping – and quite a bit else).

    Still, those measuring cups are darling. I even sort of like the squirrel whisks…a bit like killing one of the little buggers every time you use them.

  7. “Self, what these eggs need is more rodent!” LMAO!!

  8. I just bought a set of the matroyshka cups at a little store in town. My first Christmas present. I bought them for my Russian daughter-in-law. I don’t even think they bake but I thought they were cute. (however my son does know how to bake a pie!)

  9. What does anyone know about ceramic knives? I have heard that if you use them to slice fruit and veggies that they don’t go brown. My DD hates any kind of brownishness (word?) on her apples slices. Anyone? They are expensive, so I don’t want to buy one (or get one for Christmas) and it be all hype.

  10. Is it okay to sign up for this mom prime if your children are 6 and 9?!

  11. In their Amazon Mom FAQ, Amazon specifically states that caregivers of kids of all ages are allowed to sign up. You can (optionally) tell them your kids’ ages when registering, but it’s not required. My “baby” is almost 11 and it wasn’t a problem. 😉

  12. I have the measuring cups (just bought them a few months ago from Amazon), and I love them! I wished they were in red, since that’s my “color” (somehow my kitchen has morphed into red items, and I’m not sure how that happened, since I don’t really like red). I keep them out on the counter all the time, because they are cute enough I don’t have to find space for them in my baking cupboard.

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