Posts Tagged ‘she shops smart’

The Luxuries We Need to Keep us Sane

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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Most people see this above quote and think about the people they love in their lives. I see it, and think about the stuff in my place that understands me as the complicated and unique individual that I am. That’s right. It’s not that I don’t love people, I just also love and appreciate the stuff I have that it often feels like I could not do without.

1. A cute humidifier, because I don’t want dry skin but also don’t want ugly things in my room.

2. Satin pillowcases, because it helps eliminate frizz in your hair. It’s an indulgence, yes. ( ... Read More

Amy Adams Inspires Us: Black Lace Dresses

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

black lace dresses on sale

We know that a LBD (little black dress) is a great staple for your closet. A variation on that is the little black lace dress. It’s a small variation, but it has a major effect in transforming a dress to be much more elegant and romantic.I was inspired to write about this when I watched an old Amy Adams movie that was only recently released. It’s called Moonlight Serenade. Now, I think you should save yourself the time of watching the movie because even a charmer like Amy Adams didn’t make it very enjoyable to watch.

But there was one scene where she wore a black lace dress and I got to thinking what a great item that is. I have no idea how the movie ends (except predictably ) since I didn’t even bother to watch it all the way through. I know, for shame! But it really wasn’t very good. I wouldn’t lie to you. I’d rather watch Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day for 40 days, than have to watch Moonlight Serenade again. Augh. (Smart Tip: Just because you love someone in a movie doesn’t mean you have to love the movie, or even watch it.)

You may not be planning to sing in a smokey lounge, but trust me – a black lace dress is a wise purchase. It’s timeless,  instantly dresses you up ... Read More

The Worst Chick Flicks We’re Expected to Like

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Even they were bored by their own movie!

Even they were bored by their own movie!

Recently we put together a post of our top chick flicks that we find worth watching and even re-watching. But we’re not SO easily pleased – we don’t love every movie that is put out for us to gobble up. People who make movies have to promote them – even if they hate what they did. So it’s very easily to be misled into thinking a movie will be great. But do they really want you to see the movie to enjoy yourself, or to help make money for the movie? Just sayin’…

And you know, sometimes we hate a movie that just about everyone else loves. Which is fine. No pressure required. Like what you like. But if you want advice, we have a list of movies that are marketed as chick flicks to be loved that we absolutely didn’t.

Your time is precious. Don’t waste it on movies that suck. Give yourself permission to stop watching a movie halfway through if you’re not enjoying it. It’ ... Read More

You Tell Me: Am I Ready to Become a Gamer Girl?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

wii fit

I’ve always fancied myself a gaming type o’ girl. The problem with that being that I don’t…uh…actually play any games. When I was younger I played some Zelda and Mario Kart…but nothing too much since. So I’m in the MARKET to buy a Wii if I can justify it to myself. And what better way to compare video games than with visual aids? Right? Am I right? I am SO right. So, I’m going to compare different video games (wii games, whatever you call them) with youtube video examples. I will be providing comments on some games I think I might be interested in: Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Fit, Wii Sports Resort and Karaoke Revolution. Do you have a suggestion? Lay it on me! Clearly I’m a bit uh… what’s a nicer word for dumb? 😉

Dance Dance Revolution: I’ve had the amazing chance to interview the lovely Felicia Day (Buffy,  Dr. Horrible’ ... Read More

Stunning, One-of-a-Kind Lady Gaga Dolls

Monday, December 28th, 2009

lady gaga doll

Veik11 is all we know this doll designer as, but they’ve gotten very popular with their doll designs for Lady Gaga dolls. These are strictly unofficial Lady Gaga dolls, and they seem to use Ba ... Read More

The Search for the best Stuffed Cucumber Recipe!

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

This is a happy little bowl of food! Photo by madmolecule on Flickr.

This is a happy little bowl of food! Photo by madmolecule on Flickr.

I will let you guys in on a little bit o’ backstory before we dig into the post…I am a shamefully horrible cook. I used to think I’d be like Martha Stewart, a doting baker of some sort. When I was 13-years-old I was creating my own recipe books, planning my future for when I would make all of these amazing things (and have amazing dinner parties). But I’ve grown to realize that I am really unlucky when it comes to cooking. I overcook or undercook just about everything. I leave out ingrediants (ever had cookies without sugar? I have), I set the toast over on fire (I actually did this)…I’m just horrible at the entire process. While trying to make Christmas cookies one year I spilled the entire tin of sprinkles. Every detail goes wrong!

So, aside from not being good at making things, I’m a frugal gal. This means that I like to find simple recipes that won’t cost a million bucka ... Read More

Do you Prewash New Clothing? Pros/Cons

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

We'd never pre-wash cats! Photo by oskay on Flickr.

We'd never pre-wash cats! Shopcat would never stand for that. She doesn't even stand for people to look at her funny... (Note: no, Shopcat doesn't grace us in this photo.) Photo by oskay on Flickr.

It’s the day after Christmas and you have all of this new clothing – most of which you’re planning on keeping! Yay. It’s great. Your friends and family know you so well, and they bought stuff you actually like. That’s the biggest battle. But there’s a smaller, mostly unseen battle after that. Prewashing new clothing. Are you pro, or con? We’ll discuss.


PRO prewashing new clothing: I’m a fan of prewashing new clothing.Washing it gets out the fresh dye that might otherwise stain other clothing. It gets off the weird smell from the store and distributing plants that held your clothing before getting to the posh (and not so posh) stores. And it rids ... Read More

Our Other Uses for a Snuggie

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Snuggie photo by Calmenda on Flickr.

Snuggie photo by Calmenda on Flickr.

So you were the unfortunate recipient of a Snuggie this Christmas, huh? And if you can’t return it, you’re wondering what the hell to do with it. That’s where I come in. You have to make the most of the situation. Wondering about the regifting etiquette of a snuggie? It’s never rude to regift them. Ever. They’re the world’s new perpetual White Elephant gift that’ll show up at every holiday party. But before regifting, consider these options…

1. Keep it in your car as a blanket for backseat complainers who don’t like that your car doesn’t have a heater. 2. Drape it over an ugly chair for a brand new look. 3. Wear it while you paint something, to protect your clothing. 4. Planning to streak? Wear this before the event, then shed it easily for your run. 5. This + a mask is the perfect disguise when robbing a bank. (I shouldn’t have to but I must mention: don’t actually do this.) 6. Who needs maternity clothing when you can just have a couple snuggies? 7. Super poor and in college? Use it as a towel, pillowcase, blanket, and curtain. 8. Use ... Read More

FroliCat BOLT Interacative Laser Toy Review & Giveaway

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

best cat toy

The BOLT thoroughly impressed me, and faithfully entertained my cat beyond my expectations.

Shopcat isn’t the first cat I’ve ever owned. My family growing up had three other cats for long periods of time. I say this so you know that I’ve bought and tried plenty of cat toys. You see, I was recently sent the BOLT Interactive Laser Toy by FroliCat to review, and I can wholeheartedly say that this is one of the best cat toys I’ve ever used.

It's difficult to see ... Read More

Giveaway! Why Don’t YOU Have an Automatic Litter Box?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

litter box
I know you don’t want to deal and touch a cat box more than you have to. The ScoopFree self-cleaning litter box is the perfect solution.

Is there anything more annoying than cleaning out a cat box? Well, I’m sure there are some things that are more annoying – but it’s still definitely a major pain! As someone who’s has lived with both a cat and a dog I also know that a dog will (an eww moment is about to happen – brace yourself) go into the cat box and eat what’s there because of the protein content. So, keeping that box clean is not only important to ensure your cat uses it (cats are neat freaks) but in keeping your dog from being super-de-duper gross!

Enter, the ScoopFree Automatic Litter Box, which is a great self-cleaning litter box for your cat(s). After your cat has used the box a rake will go across the box and sweep the waste into a covered area. You never have to touch the stuff, because you throw away the tray. And the trays you buy have pr ... Read More

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