March 18, 2009

My "As-Seen-On-TV" Obsessions...

Everyone has these obsessions. I know you do. I get so obsessed with a product when I see them on informercials on TV and I just can't stop thinking about them. I get sooo excited when I see the commercial on TV and it takes every muscle in my body to not get my credit card and just order it. Even worse, when I see the "As-Seen-On-TV" section at Target, Paul automatically knows just to pull me the opposite way or else he'll be standing there with me for approximately 20 minutes while I read all the boxes and labels and beg him for a new present. Past As-Seen-On-TV obsessions of mine have been items such as:

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I'm sure you've all heard of the Snuggie by now. It's the blanket with sleeves so you don't have to uncover your arms while reading a book, or to answer the phone while you're cuddled on the couch watching a movie. It may be kind of dorky, especially to wear to a sports game with your family like on the commercial, but it really is quite genius and you know you want one too.

I LOVE Sham-Wow...don't be fooled by imitators. Granted, I don't actually have one, and I'm sure it's probably not as cool as it looks...but how temping is that!? He soaks up a WHOLE BOWL of water...and it cleans carpets too! I don't even know what I'd really use it for--we don't use paper towel too much, and when we do it's for stuff you'll definitely want to throw away after.

Now, this next one wasn't really an obsession for me...but.....When we moved we discovered that our 1 and a half bathrooms are connected with a door in between (that doesn't even go all the way to the floor), I decided that this was necessary when I saw it at Target (Paul wasn't with me to distract me from the section.)

It doesn't really work. It might be because it's an interior door and its not very thick. The product is poorly made--it's just two styrofoam tubes inside fabric, easily made better from home. t would almost seem better if I filled it with rice rather than the lightweight foam to better block noises and drafts. At least it came in brown to match my bathroom towels :)

And finally...I have come to the moment to reveal my latest As-Seen-On-TV obsession....

I realllly want this product. As a sufferer of very thin, flat hair, this product would be my refuge--especially working in a field where I have to wear my hair in a ponytail everyday. Some people think this product is a bit crazy, but if you use it the right way I think it could be successful. Paul will have to try his hardest to keep me away from this next time I go to Target or we might be out $9.99.


  1. The bumpit kindof looks like armpit... in a way... spelling-wise, not actually.

  2. I want a snuggie but the bumpit scares me! : ) Cute blog!

  3. girley.. you have WAY too much time on yur hands

  4. oooooh, I have never seen the bumpit. I get sucked in by infomercials, too! I totally want a snuggie.