MONKEYS AND BANANAS, a gift for moving day


The day we moved into our house we had no kitchen. Just a big empty room where cabinets and appliances should be. We had some generous new friends stop by with dinners, but one of my favorite gifts was a loaf of banana bread. It was the snack for the day and breakfast the next, and my kids liked it. So banana bread has become a favorite moving day gift I give. But check out this fun little twist Style Me Pretty posted this week: banana bread in terra cotta pots! Very housewarm-ie.


I like to give my housewarming quick breads with a set of these babies:


They’re called Monkey Hooks. They do the job of drywall anchors only with no tools and no giant holes through your drywall. I hung my antique mirror in my hallway all by myself in under two minutes, no tools. Very cool.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

shanti March 27, 2009 at 7:00 am

love this idea! where do you get the monkey hooks? walmart? target? home depot?


AmberLee March 27, 2009 at 7:57 am

hi Shanti! The answer is Yes. yes Walmart, yes Target, yes Home Depot. I got mine at our little local hardware store before it closed : (. I’ve added a link too, sorry about not adding it earlier!


Andrea July 14, 2009 at 10:48 am

Wouldn’t Monkey bread go well with the Monkey Hooks?


AmberLee July 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Genius, Andrea, sheer genius.


Andrea July 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

As my life is pretty simple, I pondered what I thought would go better with these hooks, all day long. I have settled on Banana Bread, because…..banana bread tastes like banana bread, and monkey bread is just butter and spices. So unless someone is familiar with monkey bread (like their mother made it Christmas morning) they may not make the connection. So although I love for you to call me a genius…..I have decided that you are the genius. P.S. I love when you make your gift tags and share them with your fellow blog members. It helps me be more like you.


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