Check Out How Michelle Reached Adulthood…

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Hi there! It’s Michelle, one of Collin’s sidekicks.

Even though I have been an ‘adult’ for many years, I never fully reached adulthood until the past few months.  You see, in my head there were always two things that I needed to own to achieve this… a paper cutter and a laminator. 😆

Yes, you heard that right! 

I have dreamed of slamming down that arm on the paper cutter and hearing that distinct ‘chomp’ that creates perfectly crisp lines, many times.  I then would imagine taking said crisp paper and sliding it through a hot laminator in my VERY OWN HOME!  The result would be a warm, protected, shiny masterpiece to do who knows what with. Yeah, I may be weird. 😉

A few months ago we promoted this paper cutter for an amazing price, so I had to order one. Then, a few months later I saw the Ying to my paper cutter’s Yang go live on Hip2Save…. a laminator, AND it was on SALE! 😮

I grabbed some laminator plastic refills and went to town in my home, searching high and low for anything that I could cut and laminate. My kids all thought I was losing my mind and are actually now scared of becoming an adult one day after seeing how excited these two items made me.

Now keep in mind, I am SO not crafty. With that said, these were not items I needed for really any particular reason, other than I was just living out my school teacher dream 😍.

I highly recommend both of these products for every day use, however – if you are needing to laminate on a large scale, you would probably want something a little more heavy duty.

Now if I only had a label maker…..

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Comments 13

  1. Cori

    Wow you remind me of myself in how you see yourself becoming an adult ! Although mine was not a paper cutter or laminator . But I had similar thoughts of reaching adulthood when I got my pressure cooker and secondary freezer ! It was like wow … these are things all adults have … right ? I must of finally made it! Never mind the fact I had two children and a career . No those didn’t make me adult ! Lol but the freezer and pressure cooker sure did! Thank you for the giggles !

    Ps I love love my paper cutter too!

  2. Chelsey

    Haha I’ve always wanted a laminator for absolutely no reason!!

  3. Daniela

    Hahahaha I remember almost tearing up when I rented a car for the first time without the dreaded “under 25” fee and no co signer. Good times!!!!

  4. J

    This was fun to read =) My ah-ha moment of realizing that I was officially an adult was when we visited the nursery, bought and planted plants in our front yard. Nevermind the fact that I was over 30 and a married, stay at home mom of three…..the plants pushed me into adulthood!! Lol

  5. Kayden

    Wow, I guess I’ve always been an adult at heart. I got a paper cutter and laminator combo for Christmas when I was 15.

  6. Jennifer

    What a fun read! My “adulthood” purchase was one of those huge green cutting mats… I bought one in college with my JoAnn’s 40% off coupon and I was so proud!

  7. Diana

    Ur funny๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  8. Lo

    I thought you became an adult when you had to make your own doctors appointments ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. HBee

    I finally felt like an adult when I got a china cabinet. Yup, the two kids, mortgage and hubby were not “adult” enough for me….

  10. Ella

    I bought myself a laminator with one of the deals posted here a year ago and paper cutter and label maker were on my Christmas list last year! I love them all!

  11. Kkilmer

    I LOVE my laminator…..I look for items to laminate all the time. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but it just makes me happy. My daughter laughs, but brings me things and says “do you want to laminate this?!”

  12. AnnieL.

    I cannot express how much I love this post. It really made me happy. I don’t think I’ll ever become an adult, even 40 years from now HaHaHa!!! I just feel like I will always be a kid at heart Lol…loving the color orange an buying everything I want in orange ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ . Maybe ill get a laminater to laminate some of those things

  13. Dodda

    I have a little artist at home who will be over the moon if I get her a laminator …very good idea for Christmas :)))

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