Thursday, April 29, 2010

I’m runnin’ K-9 Power

Forget Horsepower.


K-9 is the new way to go.

And, You don’t even have to move to Alaska or join the Iditarod either.

Get your very own Dog Powered Scooter today.  I promise.  I won’t call PETA.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comfort Food

When people say that Ham and potatoes is “comfort food” do you think this is what they had in mind?



I don’t think so either…but hey, if fleece meat means comfort to you, then more power to ya.

Oh, and don’t forget the Bacon.


Of course.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poop Tent

Doggy gotta go but it’s raining outside?

Perhaps Fido is a little shy?

That’s okay, here’s a Port O Let for pups.


“Place some of their waste into the tent to introduce your pets to it’s purpose”

Question…if your potty was pre-used  would you still use it?  Maybe most dogs aren’t that discriminating…I don’t know. 

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Edith Ann? Is that You?


Yep, that’s Edith Ann…the happy (obnoxious) five year old played by Lily Tomlin – in her giant rocking chair.  She was funny, entertaining and quite comfortable in her genius – which could only come from Lily Tomlin


And this is …well … just plain weird.  But, ya know, if you want to try out your inner Edith Ann, be my guest.  (Found at Hammacher Schlemmer…of course.)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Space Savers

Because we all get annoyed at the “round lamp, square corner” problem…


Not 300 Euros annoyed, but annoyed nonetheless.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sha Sha Sha Poopie!

No more bending over to pick up dog poop.

That is – for those of you that have dogs and have to pick up after them.


I’m thinking, however – I might just get me one of these to follow my potty training toddler around…

Sha Poopie.  Functional – on so many levels.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday – Sweet Baby Cheeks

I do not like cake.

This may come as a surprise to you, but I don’t.  I make cakes – wedding cakes, birthday cakes, grooms cakes, divorce cakes…you name it.  I make ‘em, I sell ‘em…I just don’t eat ‘em.

This is why I LOVE Sweet Baby Cheeks.

She makes cakes too. 


Diaper cakes.  And these I totally LOVE.

Heather at Sweet Baby Cheeks makes the cutest non-edible cakes ever.  They are great gifts for expecting moms and dads.  They come with a full package of diapers arranged in tiered cake format – and include all sorts of really cool goodies like bottles and bibs and toys.

Here’s the thing.  I don’t have any babies anymore – so the part I really love about Heather’s cakes?

SPA cakes.


That’s right folks – spa towels, lotions, potions, floofy ball thingys that you use in the bathtub…every mother’s dream come true.  (Well, almost every mother…Mine anyway!)

Now – if only Heather could supply the babysitter needed to TRULY relax – spa style…mmmmm…relaxation…..

By the way – here’s something really cool as well.  Right now, in honor of their site launch, Heather is giving away a SPA cake for Mother’s day!  Click HERE  for details.  And feel free to tell her that you want to win it so you can give it to me…that’d be an awesome way to tell me how much you love the entertainment I give you daily.  Just sayin’.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Give it up for the Airplane Catalog…

Seriously – I love Hammacher Schlemmer.

Their name is like the cherry on top of an awesome catalog sundae.

I mean – the gadgets and gizmos in this thing are fabulous!  Millions of air travelers without internet access and something good to read have found many an entertaining moment with that catalog. 

I like it so much, I might just shed a tear…

or buy these:


Metal detecting flip flops.  Another product in a long line of Hammacher Schlemmer goodness.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Forget Me Not … Underwear???

This product takes cyber stalking to a whole new level.


See the pretty little flower?  It’s a GPS tracking device.

Now you will never have to wonder where your underwear is.

Perfect for parents of teenage daughters, engineer husbands (hey look guys, the wife is at the grocery store…how do I know…well let me tell you…) and there might also possibly be several uses considered by the US military…but that’s top secret.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I know what you are thinking.

Or maybe I don’t.  Whatever.

Anyway – ever get up late at night and need to navigate your way through the house – but don’t want to turn on a light because it might wake up other sleeping members of the family?

Ya, I don’t really know what that’s like either – everyone in my family could sleep though pretty much anything including the fire alarm…but that’s another story altogether.

BUT – if you do ever find yourself in such a situation maybe consider buying yourself a pair of these


My problem would be that I’d need them to light up in order to find them to put them on in the first place.

Ooooo…maybe if they joined with the “Clapper” or something – kinda like the little remote on your key chain for your car?  Clap once and the lights blink on and off?  Now THAT would be cool.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Sink Positive

These days there is a lot of talk about water conservation, being green, and eco-friendly solutions to every day problems.

For instance…how to save on space in an already small bathroom.

How about, Sink Positive?


You see, the sink uses the toilet’s existing water plumbing for hand washing, tooth brushing, late night drinks of water….and the used water drains into the toilet’s tank for flushing of the…well…other stuff.

Here’s the deal.  I don’t care how clean the water supply is coming into the toilet.  I am NOT using it to brush my teeth, or wash my hands.  But that’s just my opinion.

I’ll do my part to conserve water in our household.  Promise.  I’ll stop letting the water run while I brush my teeth…in the conventional sink.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Batter Blaster

As a child of the ‘80s I’m all for food products from a can…

EZ cheese for example…fabulous.

Dream Whip – scrumptious.

but --- well, this one just doesn’t feel right to me…


mmmm…canned pancake batter. 

And it’s all organic.

Because we all remember the class field trip to the aerosol can farm.


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hug Me…

Do you miss a loved one?

Are you sometimes lonely and only want a hug?

Are there times when you just want to feel that special someone’s arms around you telling you that everything will be o.k.?

It will be o.k.  There is something you can do.


Don’t let the Micky Mouse colors and four fingers fool you.

This is a hug from your loved one – delivered in a pretty little box by the ultra hot UPS guy…(okay, so my UPS guy isn’t ultra hot…but I’ve seen commercials claiming that they do exist, and a hug-less girl can dream…)

Hug-E-Gram for that someone special.  Because it’s far less creepy and weird than sending a lock of hair for them to remember you by.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday – Smart Shopper

First – let me tell you I’m sorry this post is so late today…we lost our internet access! 

It’s like losing my right arm…

And my  left.

However, since I didn’t have internet access today – I was able to catch up on some much overdue errands.  Number one on the list…Grocery shopping.

I. Hate. Grocery. Shopping.

I always tend to go and forget half the stuff on my list (because I was too much in a hurry to write it down) and when I get home I realize that the stuff I DID remember wasn’t even on the list in the first place.

That’s where Smart Shopper comes in.  It’s an amazing device that magnetically attaches to my refrigerator.  Whenever I run out of something I simply speak it into Smart Shopper and IT remembers for me.

I know, awesome right?


Then, when I need to go to the grocery store, I simply push “print” on the Smart Shopper…and out pops my shopping list – categorized by items needed (IE, Dairy, produce…you get the picture).

It doesn’t do anything in regards to having to take small children to the store with you…but it does make the trip a little easier.  Or at least it helps you remember the things you actually went to the store for.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


I’m torn on this product.  Part of me wants to put it in Fabulous Finds Friday…because after-all…who doesn’t love a good game of Whac-A-Mole?  And this Whac-A-Mole game is so awesome…in fact – it’s reached it’s own level of awesomeness that I really don’t think there is anything possibly more awesome than this in the Whac-A-Mole universe.


Why is it so awesome?


That’s right, you send in photos of family members, past managers, bosses, ex girlfriends/boyfriends…whatever you want…and instead of little mischievous moles popping up for you to whack with a mallet- you guessed it – it’s your own little stress relief machine, complete with sound effects.

So why, may you ask is this NOT on Fabulous Finds Friday?

It’s $35,000.00.

That is more expensive that all three of the cars I’ve purchased in my lifetime…combined.

I am thinking if I had $35,000.00 extra to spend on a Whac-A-Mole machine, I’d likely be one of the least STRESSed people on the planet.   But that’s just a guess.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mystery Appliance…


What is it?

You wish you knew, don’t ya?

Well, guess what – I’m not gonna tell you except to say it’s a kitchen appliance.

Closest comment to actual product wins…my total love and respect for your knowledge of all things totally odd.

I’ll fill you in later as to what this do-hicky is for.  No, it has nothing to do with eggs.  We’ve already explored that dilly-bob.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sniffle Buddies

Since my son is currently sick – today’s post is all about childhood hygiene.

1) Do not wipe your nose on your shirt.  It’s gross.
2) Do not use the wall or any other flat surface for wiping your hands.
3) If your remote controlled tissue box is not functioning, resort to this:


That’s right, a sports-wristband type thingy that is meant for children to wipe their noses on.  (Sniffle Buddy, in case you were wondering what one might call this fabulous thingy…)

I don’t know about you but my mother always encouraged me NEVER to wipe my nose anywhere near my arm or my sleeve.

This product seems slightly counterproductive in that fight…

Then again, teachers are instructing children to sneeze into the crook of their arm – which also was considered gross back in the day…so who knows, maybe I’m just old?

They come in multiple colors…I’d probably buy mine in light green…for obvious reasons.

Thanks Gingah for finding this one…Love ya babe..mean it!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Tingler

Ok…yes, I agree this product may be considered inappropriate if you judge it by its name alone.

But you look at it, and it seems harmless enough…


Unless of course you have a completely abnormal fear of spiders or all things creepy crawly.

This is supposed to be a head massager.  According to the website:

All we know for sure, is that it will make you very happy!

Um…sure it does.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Litter Kwitter

Sorry for two pet posts in a row…okay, no I’m not – sorry that is.

Have a cat?  Hate changing the litterbox?

Stop complaining and do something about it.

Train them to use the toilet, using the Litter Kwitter of course.


See.  Mr. Jynx a.k.a. Jinxie  isn’t the only toilet talented feline.

(ok, if you don’t know who Mr. Jynx is … you really need help … and you need to rent “Meet The Parents” immediately.)

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sit Fido, Good Dog.

Ok, so here’s another one that I need you dog owners to chime in on.

I had a dog when I was a kid, really I did.  His name was Rastas and he was a white poodle.


When it came to Rastas eating from the table – Mom was pretty clear on the “no” factor.

So I’m pretty sure that we’d never have had one of these…


That’s right.  A doggy high chair.

I dare you to keep Fido from eating table scraps now.

By the way, this one comes to us via Hammacher Schlemmer – you know, the airplane catalog people.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday - Knock Off Wood

I love furniture.

I know it's weird...but I have a love affair with it - and it's expensive.  So, alas, I only admire the wonderful pieces from affar.

Until now.

Recently I discovered Knock Off Wood.  This site is definitely fabulous.  The best part about it however - is everything on the site is free. 

Sort of.  You still have to buy the wood.

Knock Off Wood is a site where the owner - Anna (who I don't know personally, but I feel as though she might be one of my best friends...) - takes high quality, brand name furniture investigates it, pulls it apart (not literally...I don't think anyway...) and then draws up the plans for said furniture - for you to build yourself.

But, she doesn't stop there.

Building furniture can be a frightening prospect, especially if the only tools you own are a hammer and a screw driver.  Anna takes this into account.  You see, with her plans she also includes what they like to call in the lumber industry a "cut list".  You take this handy little list to your local big box lumber store and hand it over...tell them what kind of wood you want, and *presto!* they hand you back all the cut pieces.  You simply have to assemble and paint.

We are working on our first Knock Off Wood piece...a modular wall unit for our bedroom...and plan to do the farmhouse bed next.

Look, just because a website doesn't actually have anything for sale, doesn't mean it can't be a Fabulous Find.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Okay . . . so yesterday I was at our local electronics store (trying to buy a new bluetooth headset…which is another entertaining story entirely…) and I got into a conversation with the nice sales clerk who was helping me with my purchase.

We started talking about this blog, and the many products that we’ve featured.  He laughed and told me I needed to check this one out:


What is it?  Maybe this will help…


Yes, that really is an iPod dock with an attached toilet paper holder.  (it’s called the iCarta…)

Yes, they really do sell them at this specific electronics store (but if you don’t live in Arizona to check it out, you’ll have to go here for proof of it’s existence).

And yes, I caused a scene with my laughter…and I’m proud of it.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Remote Controlled Tissues

So, you are comfy.

You are in your favorite chair, feet up with a nice tall glass of red Kool-Aid and a plate of cookies (okay, or maybe that’s just MY world…anyway…)



Dangit!  The tissues are on the other side of the room!

Never fear…RC Tissue box is here!



That’s right fellow allergy sufferers…you can drive your tissues to you…much like you would a remote controlled car. 

One problem…

Now we have to hunt for the telephone, TV remote…and the tissue box controller.

That’s alright.  That’s what sleeves are for.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dust Mop Slippers

I have to admit.  Mopping and sweeping the kitchen floor are among my two least favorite things to do when cleaning the house.  I will also admit, I have been known to put towels under my feet, a spray bottle in my hand and spot mop – ice skating style…  Lookout Yamaguchi…you should SEE my triple sow cow…

No more towels for me. 


I’m gonna get me some of these


Aren’t they freakin’ awesome?  I mean what could be better than these things?


Yep.  That would be better.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Poison Rings


I’ve seen lots of movies where someone (usually a bad person) has an overwhelming urge to poison another person in the movie.  Typically the poison is administered with a sneaky ring with a secret compartment…

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Of course, some enterprising person has seen a need, and has decided to fill it.

Poison Rings – a thing of the past.

Stash Rings – for the here and now.

Hide your medicine (only one dose..) Hide your super secret spy codes…whatever…

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Canned Bacon

In honor of Easter, how about some Canned Bacon?

How does bacon fit into Easter?  Well…Ham is the traditional Easter food, right?  Bacon and ham come from the same place…

Okay so it’s a stretch.  Whatever.  Enjoy your canned bacon.



Available in the US for the first time in 20 years…(Why oh why did this ever disappear from the market???  WHHHYYYY!!!???) And not available in any stores…Yoder’s Canned Bacon.  You won’t even know it came from a can…

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bling Mug

I’m thinking if I didn’t have this sweet work at home gig that allowed me to go to work looking (less than) gorgeous each day, I’d most definitely want one of these:


I mean, nobody – I mean nobody – wants to be without their golden gilded mirror at their fingertips to be sure their hair and face are fully primped and preened.

And because I can’t possibly make this stuff up (mostly because someone else beat me to it…) from the website:

"Bling" mirror mug lets you enjoy a hot beverage while checking on makeup or hair at a moment's notice.

Yep.  On a moment’s notice.  Ain’t life grand?

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday – Zadyball

Today’s product comes to us via my daughter, Ali.


Isn’t he cute???  Sure he is!   So what IS he?

This is Zadyball … Baby Ringo the Octopus to be exact – and he’s cute as a button.  His tentacles are perfect for baby to grab on to and hold, his body is soft and squishy and he has a special surprise inside…bells…but not the obnoxious loud bells, a perfect little jingle sound that entertains baby, and doesn’t drive mom crazy.  The best part?  This little lovey (that your child will CERTAINLY grow attached to) is machine washable!  That’s right…try throwing that favorite teddy bear in the washer…go ahead, I dare you…No worries like that with the ZadyBall!

Zadyball has many different styles, animals, bugs, and simply round balls – AND she’ll customize one for you if you aren’t quite finding your favorite little buddy on the site.

My baby loves it – and come to think of it, a few of the big kids in the house like it too.  In fact, I was interviewed on our local television network and the camera guy also thought it was fabulous…I had to fight to get it back.  This thing is awesome.

To find out more about ZadyBall-


And The Winner Is…

We did draw a winner yesterday – but being that it was April Fools Day, I deliberately chose NOT to post the winner – I didn’t want to be accused of fooling anyone…so the winner of the CandleBreeze – April 1st 2010 drawing is:

Tara G. of Phoenix, AZ.

Thank you for generating the winner!  I’m going to include the winner’s widget so you can check for true randomness!  Your entrant ID is your display name on the follower’s gadget, or if you entered via Twitter it’s your first and last name.  Click on the drawing title to check your entry status.

Tara, contact me as soon as you can so I can get the Candlebreeze shipped to you!

And for those that didn’t win, don’t worry- we’re still working on the Amazon cash giveaway AND there will be another CandleBreeze soon!  Plus, if you just can’t wait to WIN a CandleBreeze – you can use the coupon code TAMARA and get 40% off your purchase.

Thanks all!  Happy Shopping!

(I thought this would be completely a cool way to show you the winners…but I think I’m going to re-think it next time.  It’s very touch and case sensitive.  If you put your name in and it says you weren’t an entrant…contact me and I’ll give you the exact entry that it’s looking for.  Basically, if you are a follower via the google friend connect – or if you entered via twitter…then you are in there.)


Thursday, April 1, 2010

EZ Cracker

When I was little my mother taught me a lesson that every mother teaches her child at some point in life.

How to crack an egg.

It’s a fairly simple task in life for me now, but I remember the struggles.

Now mothers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief…no more having the “talk” with their daughters regarding eggs…of the chicken variety anyway.


What is it?

Good question.  It’s a do-hicky that you stick an egg in and then squeeze the handles together and it cracks the egg for you into a bowl….

I admit, it’s kinda smart, for those who are egg cracking challenged.  But my favorite part of every infomercial…

BUT WAIT – There’s MORE!

That’s right, if you call right NOW (seriously, call now, the offer is only good for another 5 minutes…) you’ll get the EZ SCRAMBLER.


What is it pray-tell?  Well,  it’s another do-hicky, only this one has a dilly-bob on the top that punctures through the egg…then you push a button and it scrambles the yolk INSIDE the egg so that when you put it in the EZCRACKER and release it into the bowl you have perfectly scrambled eggs…EVERY TIME!

Hey, you know what else scrambles eggs???

A fork.

Thanks Mom for finding this one, AND for teaching me the proper way to crack an egg early in life.  I don’t know where I’d be today without that skill…possibly twenty dollars poorer after buying this thing.

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