Let the wild Labor Day rumpus begin

By Mir
September 4, 2009
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Remember all of those sales I was talking about yesterday? The ones that we’ll be seeing all weekend? It’s not healthy to just dive into those kinds of markdowns. Consider this week’s Amazon Friday Sale your warm-up.

Want to be a hero at the next baby shower? Although the ones that come in fun colors are cute, too, the original Candela lights are the perfect gift for the new nursery, and they’ll continue to be used years after baby has mastered sleeping through the night. And $30 for the set is a steal.

$66 for a full-size Aerobed is incredible, or if you just need something for the kids to use on sleepovers, today you can snap up the pink twin overnighter for just $35. (Even cheaper: “You’re young! Sleep on the floor!”)

I’ve never seen this bronze Anolon cookware before today, but I think it’s kind of sharp (and Anolon quality is great). The fact that this set is $100 off may be swaying my opinion just a little, but still.

There’s a whole slew of not-particularly-bargain-priced office supplies, today. The only thing that piqued my interest (and would make a good filler if you were close to $25 for Super Saver Shipping) is this pack of disappearing glue sticks. Sadly, no, the entire glue stick doesn’t disappear. That would be a fun party trick. But it is that cool purple that’s easy to see but dries clear. My kids used to go through these like water.

Okay, I’ve been eying this round kitchen work station ever since it started showing up in the Friday Sale a few weeks ago. I think it’s really lovely looking, and a great way to expand your workspace in a kitchen that needs a little extra room. But today I realized that it has a hole in the center where you can hang a garbage bag underneath or use the attached chef’s pan, so that you can peel veggies directly into the trash (but not actually over the real trash, in case you’re clumsy like me and then end up throwing your potatoes in with the garbage every few minutes) or scoop chopped items directly into the pan. Brilliant. So, yeah, it’s not chump change at $380 shipped, but if you’ve been looking for an island/cart, take a look at that one.

Look, it’s my new blender! It’s very loud (we’ve got ours set on a mouse pad, now, to dampen the sound a little), but I’ve been pleased with its performance on morning smoothie duty. (I put spinach in our smoothies, so believe you me, I need something that’s going to pulverize the contents.)

This is… a lot of Red Vines. (So are these, though I want to know why those aren’t called Black Vines.) Just sayin’.

Today’s Gold Box Deal is 2.5 pounds of Starbucks Breakfast Blend coffee for under $16, so that’s a deal worth checking out if you like to make your own ‘bucks at home.

And don’t forget that a new month means a new slew of MP3 album downloads for just $5 each, if you’re in the mood to get your tunes on.

Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life weekend. Enjoy!


  1. I’m so pleased to find someone who knows how to spell “piqued.” 😉

  2. Since my son is going to be Max the night he wore his wolf suit for Halloween this year, I just love the title of this post.

    And I’m glad the mouse pad is workin’ for ya to dampen sound. It’s a great blender aside from the noise factor!

  3. I am slightly in love with that island since our new house has so little counter space that find myself laying a wooden cutting board over the unused burners on my stove just to have extra chopping space. Both classy and safe, no?

    I’m also happy that I found someone else who admits to dropping potatoes in the trash as they are peeled.

  4. Some sale! I’ve been flirting with the idea of getting the three Energizer Sea Beam Lanterns as stocking stuffers. Earlier this week, the set was $16; today it’s $22.

  5. Red Vines are THE BEST!

  6. Have to endorse those Candela lights. We got them as carry-to-the-potty nightlights. They really are perfect for safety, rechargeability and fun.

  7. You have finally convinced me to try the Oxo Tooli lights. We have our first baby coming in November and with our bedroom down stairs & the baby being upstairs, I figure something like this is a necessity. I must say, though, $30 seems like a lot to spend on a night light. Hopefully it’s worth it!

  8. Who knew that the Secret Service wears Dolce & Gabbana? Seems like the name of the collection would give you away and make it not so secret anymore, eh? Oh, and it’s a pocket watch because everyone wears those.

    D&G Dolce & Gabbana Secret Service Collection Pocket Watch

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