Happy hauntin’ Friday

By Mir
October 31, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Regardless of the fact that you should be on the lookout for zombies today, I just want to reassure you that at no time will I be asking you to smell my feet. I can see you were worried. Don’t sweat it. We’re all adults here.

(But if you have some of those mini Twix bars, let’s talk….)

Hey, neither snow nor sleet nor dark of night nor demanding, sugar-seeking children shall keep me from my appointed Amazon Friday Sale rounds, so listen up.

I want this dog bed. And I don’t even have a dog. But if I did, I would totally want him sleeping on a big, fleecy paw print. (And for what it’s worth, I would also buy my fictitious dog a backpack! Just so you know.)

Sure, $69.99 is a great deal on this highly-rated Hoover power mop, but let’s talk about the important stuff… like that the color is listed as “lavender mist with mystic lime.” Hoover. Dude. Stop trying so hard.

Meanwhile, I still have my eye on the Dirt Devil Vision Carpet Cleaner ($69.99 shipped). We have a lot of carpet. A lot of grimy carpet. So I start thinking about this, and then I just have to go to my happy place and stop thinking about how gross the carpet really is. La la la la….

The down alternative blanket is back, and perfect for the chilly weather that’s rolling in right about not. $37.98 for King, $35.99 for Full/Queen.

Ooooh, I bet everything tastes better when it comes off of a retro panini grill. I hope it comes with an Italian chef, too!

Around twenty bucks for a two-pack of Jamaican Rum Cake? Hmmm. Perhaps good to pick up as hostess gifts instead of bottles of wine. Assuming your hostess prefers rum, that is.

If you’re a tea-drinker and you haven’t yet succumbed to one of these deals on PG Tips even after years of me raving about it, go buy some. You will not be sorry. Best tea ever. (Here’s another one, if you want more total bags.) And don’t forget to sign up for Subscribe & Save to save another 15%! You can cancel it after your order ships!

This Strawberry Shortcake watch makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and not just because it’s only $4.99 and free shipping eligible. How awesome would that be as a stocking stuffer for a special girl in your life? So awesome. And here’s another one, too! (There are about half a dozen Strawberry Shortcake watches, actually… those are just my favorites.)

And to top it all off, this week’s Friday Five is all spooky! Choose from five different suitably frightening albums for just $5 apiece… if you dare.

Happy Halloween, everyone!


  1. Vampire Weekend is one of the cds with the Friday 5. It’s an awesome album.

  2. I have bought the Rum cake before & it is GOOD! Brought some back from Jamaica and this ranks right up there with it.

  3. Just a little note – my daughter got the red banded watch with the strawberry cutouts for her birthday and it is huge on her. She’s 4 and it looks like it won’t fit her until she’s a teenager, just falls right off her now. So just keep that in mind if you are looking at the SS watches… young, skinny wristed kids can’t wear them.

  4. I’m looking at that carpet cleaner too, since our condo has lots of beige carpet, but I’ve got to be realistic. I’m lucky if I drag the Dyson around the carpet three times a month… how often am I really going to steam-clean?

    I will say that if anyone is in the market for an awesome plug-in mop, I adore my $30 Conair Lysol Steam Mop. It leaves our tile floors gleaming and completely un-sticky because it cleans with just water.

  5. thanks for posting the prices, mir! yer soooooo pretty =)

  6. Convinced. We need a decent quality blanket for our Queen-sized bed, so I bought this one. sucker that I am, I also bought the one they recommended to go with it. Both will go udner the tree — Santa can “bring” these.

  7. And out of curiousity, what is the Coffee People product? Is it instant? Beans? Grounds? I’m still trying to figure it out.

  8. I’ve been thinking about a carpet cleaner myself, with a toddler and a just-started-feeding-herself infant. I try not to think about the state of the carpet.

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