I am a person that finds a brand that she likes and sticks to it. My biggest problem with this is sometimes people STOP making the things I like and other times Wal-mart decides "I am not going to carry that item anymore". Yep, here comes info that no one wants but you are about to receive.
Brands I like:
Soup: Campbell's healthy request unless I am making a roast and then the generic works better.
Tomato sauce: HUNTS
makeup: Almay...for green eyes
shampoo: I only ever use pantene...only ever
Tooth brushes: (yes this is a must for someone that brushes no less than 9 times per day)....colgate total...the only one I will use!!!!
Tooth paste: I switch each time I brush.....Colgate total, crest green tea (very hard to find), Colgate fresh max with mouth wash beads, close up red gel, mentadent (any flavor) and any of the crest whitening ones.
pre rinse: A MUST!!!! I prefer the blue plax, but it is VERY hard to find so I use the green plax.
Dental floss: only ever johnson and johnson mint waxed....keep one in the purse, one in the desk, one in the bathroom, one in the bedroom, and one in the briefcase!!!
chapstick: Granny's but when I don't have that its Burts
Muffins: Duncan Hines streusel top muffins...blueberry. This is the only kind I will fix
Bacon: any with maple flavorings but prefer hormel
Sausage biscuits: Old south, and that is it
hot dogs: field proleagers
yogurt: La Creme with choc chucks, but it is soooo hard to find so I get breyers with chocolate shavings.
pot pies: Banquet chicken pot pie
tv dinner: patio enchilada meals
taco shells: El Paso I will use no others
taco sauce: El Paso mild taco sauce, and no others
Re fried beans: El Paso and that is it
mini muffins: Hostess brownies
cereal: apple jacks NOT generic
candy: M&m's dark chocolate and NO other! except maybe m&m's
Salad ingredients: romaine lettuce, pecans, frozen baby sweet peas, Mandarin oranges, croutons, Hidden valley Ranch dressing or one of Granny's dressing...especially sweet mustard or country garden, carrots, cheddar cheese, starnes ham, red peppers, tomatoes (prefer homegrown or heirloom), garlic chives, endive lettuce, onions, and cranberries. Now I am hungry!!!
Drink: Coke and NOTHING else. You say you only serve Pepsi, I will have NOTHING then!!! Yep, that is how loyal I am!
TV news: MSNBC...especially if Lester is on
Scrapbook adhesive: 3m glue sticks, and mono
scissors: Yep, I have a preferred choice cutter bee. And if you borrow them and don't return them, I will hurt you. And you had better not cut anything but paper with them!
brushes: any good quality, again, you had better not touch them. I do tend to spend money on a good brush.
hair brush: A stanley hairbrush....I grew up with one and loved it so much, I searched the internet for years to find one...found one!!!
Thread: I will only use DMC
Color pencils: Prismacolor
albums: Hobby Lobby $29 albums, but I get it when it is 1/2 price
Things I am looking for, if you find them let me know:
1. Blue plax
2. King Leo Clove candy sticks
3. The other King Leo candy stick that was in the package with the clove ones, it was yellow and so good.
4. Crest Green tea toothpaste
5. another Stanley hairbrush so my daughter can have the old one.
6. a waterproof cover for my good camera
7. a dooney and burke bag (cheap) for my daughter for Christmas
8. blackwork patterns