Saturday, January 03, 2009

fun things you can buy online

the day before my surgery was my mother's birthday. in addition to the bad timing, she was sick. so it was a small celebration but my siblings, dad, & i all had chipped in for her gift & she really likes it. my mom was the one who first told me about this fun little reading gadget & while i thought it sounded cool i didn't really look into it. then oprah had the Kindle inventor & amazon founder jeff bezos on talking about it. oprah made it clear that she was not tech savvy but was able to very easily use this electoronic reading device & download magazines, newspapers, books, etc. within seconds & this was the best invention ever. now, i'm not usually a slave to oprah's "favorite things", in fact, i've become a bit oprah-ed out over the past few years. oprah acts as if she knows what's best for all of us & aren't we silly for not jumping on the bandwagon & following along. but....this reading thing did seem pretty nifty. so i jumped online & read *tons* of glowing reviews for the Kindle & had to admit it seemed like something that was going to catch on, oprah-praised or not.

so now mom, who until recently didn't know how to create attachments in e-mails, is subscribing to USA Today on her Kindle, all of us watching from over her shoulder. it's pretty cool & now i just have to save my pennies for one of my own!



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oh my gosh, awhile ago i found the cutest handmade baby onsies, i want them all. check out this elvis one. or this one. or this one. oh my gosh, what about these for twins? love them all.

totally wish i had bought one of these for madyn for the holidays.

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there are so many awesome handmade things on www.etsy.com by so many talented artisans, it's hard to know where to start. look at this little wallet/pouch made from adorable fabric. $5!!! can't beat that. might as well get a cute key fob too. or a lovely new dog leash. stock up on your gifts here.

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aren't these awesome? cute little suitcases for the kids that they can ride on!

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have you ever thought to yourself, "gee, it's hard to water my indoor plants, even though i have plenty of water & they're only a few yards away" ? well then these are right up your alley! actually, i totally want them, even kieran remarked on how we could use them. i find it really sad that i can't keep plants alive, outdoor ones are one thing, but not even keeping up with watering indoor plants right under my nose, i have no good excuse.

now, for all of your ailments & issues, here's a website that accumulated all those awesome infomercial products in one place.

are blankets a pain in the butt for you? do you have a hard time "wearing" a blanket? do you want to look like a monk? this is the answer! it's aaron's & my new favorite as seen on TV product.

i was disappointed to find the copper tongue scraper is no longer viewable but i'm sure you can find hundreds of tempting, life-enhancing new items for you & your loved ones. start your holiday shopping now!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Becki said...

You better hurry up and snatch those up before the new Lead law comes into play!

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faqs.html

Websites like ebay, etsy, craigslist are supposed to be majorly affected. Even thrift and consignment stores are getting worried.

I just found out about it today. There's some more info here, too...

http://www.thesmartmama.com/bg/

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Kacee said...

Yeah, we love that Snuggie commercial, too. I think if you wore one to a football game someone would throw beer on your back just because you look that stupid. And what is with the whole family sittng on the couch looking like monks or Jedis? Just turn up the heat, man.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

Your recent online shopping frenzy cracks me up :) I love those onsies!!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

OMG! My parents bought the Aqua Globes! The package arrived while I was at their house over Christmas. They seem like a good idea until you think of the kids who are going to pull them out of the plant to use them as cool weapons - then you'll be left with a wet, bloody mess from the hand-blown broken glass.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Joanna, I am reading your blog & laughing my a** off!!!!!!!!!!!! The blanket/snuggle/monk thing kills me......

8:11 PM  

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