Category Archives: Shopping

15 Minutes in Barney’s Shoes Department

Doesn’t take long to wreak havoc in Barney’s when there are tons of adorable booties on sale! Advertisements

You Can Take A Mombshell To Blogher, But You Can’t Make Her Stop Shopping

Well, just back from the fabulous Blogher 08.  Met tons of interesting bloghers and learned so much that my head is spinning.  It was a sea of writing women that buzzed with energy and excitement–but the conference was in San Francisco’s Union Square, and in Union Square, there is shopping.  Lots of shopping. During the […]

No More Teachers, No More Books, No More Peaceful Grocery Shopping

I don’t usually take my little sidekicks to the grocery store.  The normal routine is to eject them from the car at the school drop off, beeline it early to Trader Joe’s(before the crazy people get out of bed and get there) and then stroll blissfully up and down the aisles with no particular agenda […]

Imperfect Purses: Add Shopaholic To My Profile If You Haven’t Already

So, I fell in love with an imperfect bag at the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale.  It is a little white Kate Spade number made of satin with a little flower.  I didn’t buy it because it had a little black mark on the side, and I was thinking $180 is too much for something that […]

Mombshell Kisses To Robert Sinskey!

 On our retreat we visited Robert Sinskey Vineyards.  Not only were we treated to wine tasting bliss–it was organic wine tasting bliss.  EcoMoms out there take note:  if you want to taste some orgasmic organic wines, this is the place to come.  All three Mombshells were ooooohhhhing and ahhhhing over the delight our tastebuds found […]

A Little Thing I’d Like To Call The Grandma Sweater

Another memorable event on our Margaritaville retreat was a little SHOPPING INTERVENTION.  This occurs when your friends SHOP BLOCK you from making an inappropriate selection.   This particular BLOCK involved a frumpy sweater.  I was particularly smitten with the coziness of this knitted creation, but in the humble opinion of my Shellfriends, it didn’t outweigh […]

Creative Advertising For Crap

On our little Margaritaville retreat, we went to a store closing sale.  Nothing gets the vultures circling like a BIG sign that says 60% OFF. Clawing and pawing through things that weren’t going to sell even if they were 90% off, we had to shake heads, roll eyes and point silently towards some of the […]

Verizon Wireless Toast

Here’s a Mombshell Toast to Verizon Wireless.  I was floored by Verizon’s customer service today.  My daughter’s phone had a little, ahem, moisture problem.  K2 (Kid Two) was in tears.  My dad said, “Let’s take it back and ask them to give us a new phone.” I eyed my daughter’s pink motorola razor and laughed […]

Hey, I Know, Let’s Give ‘Em A Tote Bag

All right, I realize that I just applauded Walmart for going green, but now Macy’s is giving bags away, too. Shopping at Mollie Stone’s last week, they were having a two for one deal on their reusable bags.  Even at charity events and community celebrations, tote bags are all the rage as parting gifts.   […]

Walmart: My Americana

EcoMoms everywhere who have ever been Walmart junkies can sigh a little sigh of relief. I read a snippet today about Walmart’s reusable bag giveaway, and I was happy to see my old favorite Canadian-make-me-feel-like-I’m-back-in-the- States-store was attempting to go green. Truly, when I moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1993, I had to ask myself what kind of freaky […]