Sunday, February 27, 2011

Grab Your Hankeez in Style for the Oscars!!!

So today is the grand daddy of all awards shows -- the Oscars!!!

A good movie will make me cry -- I sobbed all through "the King and I" the other night, and a good Academy Awards will usually have the same effect. It usually takes a few beers, and an hour or two, before the water works are turned on in my place, but just as "the King's Speech" is an odds on favorite to win, chances are I will start blubbering before the show is through. I don't know whether it is the emotion of the winners, or the heartbreak of the losers, or the fact that yet another year has passed without ME being nominated that makes the tears flow, but it happens.

I say, if you are going to cry, try to wait until after sundown, and have some stylish tissues handy.

Luckily the 99 Cent Only Store has some wonderful boxes by Hankeez. I love pink, cowboy boots, rhinestones, jeans, and butterflies, so I couldn't resist these.

Hankeez are natural and sustainable, so they are the perfect choice for eco-friendly, Hollywood types.

So roll out the red carpet, and Gentlemen, start your Oscars! I'm ready.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Bunny Cap and Bandana

Happy Bunny is like Hello Kitty's evil cousin Serena, if a cat could be related to a rabbit, oh well, never mind . . . but you remember Bewitched, right?

Elizabeth Montgomery played both Samantha, and her saucy, raven haired cousin Serena. Here Serena rocks out in a very short mini skirt, and then asks "How did you love it?"

Darren is dismayed as always, but I love Serena, her style, and her song.

Today, I found a Happy Bunny cap and bandana at the 99 Cent Only Store.

Bunny must be Happy because he/she spends its life loving itself, ignoring others, and spewing witty putdowns and caustic observations on the human condition. Kinda like Serena.

I'm not sure if Happy Bunny merchandise has hit the Dollar Store because the ribald rabbit is hitting the end of its shelf life, or it has become a licensing juggernaut -- either way I'm sure it is not listening, and is too busy cashing checks.

Anyways, it doesn't hurt that Happy Bunny is cute, and a lot of the merchandise is pink and black, which I LOVE!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Share the Wealth - Dollar Store Style!!!

So today I was wearing my hematite turtle necklace that I got at the Super Big Dollar Store on Oakey and Rainbow last week.

I went to Red Rock Casino to walk the stairs, and play my free play, when I sauntered in to the ladies restroom off registeration in the convention area.

I really didn't need to go, but I felt kind of stupid walking up the stairs, then walking down the stairs with so many people milling around.

So I did just sort of go in with to wash my hands or something, but there was a sanitation engineer in there, so I felt kind of stupid again, and went into a stall to well, you know.

Now I had a reason to wash my hands, and the nice lady said hello, and a conversation ensued. We talked about all sorts of things -- where we lived, where we worked, where we were from, the weather . . . I like talking to complete strangers. It is easy and comfortable for me, even though I obviously have weird little issues with what they might think should my little quirks like walking up and down stairs and into bathrooms for no reason raise their suspicions.

Anyways, she commented on my necklace, so I told her where I bought it. She said she used to have one similar -- meaning those kind of deep grey, shiny, hematite-y beads, but her grandbaby broke it. Hers was brought back from a friend who had traveled to Mexico.

Well, I'm not really attached to the turtle, and I did buy two, so I gave the one I was wearing to her. She was so happy, and floored by my little act of kindness.

But I always say "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish, feed him for a lifetime." So, before I left, I made sure she knew exactly how to get to the Super Dollar Store on Oakey and Rainbow, and advised her to buy two of every nice piece of jewelry she finds there.

That way, she too can make someone's day some day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Crystal Hearts for Valentine's Day

I love this big crystal heart necklace from the 99 Cent Only Store. They also have crystal 3 bead necklaces, and this lovely pink crystal bracelet.

Celebrate Love, and celebrate yourself with a little extra sparkle.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ya ya, ya wa wa ya, la wa ya ???, ya ya ya!!!

One of my favorite novels and movies is "Lolita", so I just had to buy these pink heart shaped sunglasses in the 99 Cent Only Store.

I searched the web, and discovered that these are probably (they weren't marked when I bought them) a Hannah Montana licensed product.

Somehow, it all makes sense.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pretty in Pink -- Your Heiress Diary (Confess it All to Me) by Paris Hilton

When I saw this book in the 98 Cent Super Dollar Store, I couldn't resist. Apparently, Paris' publisher went a little hog wild on the printing, and now I have the thrill of confessing it all to Ms. Hilton for the low, low price of 98 cents plus tax.

Truth be told, I haven't scribbled my dreams and desires in this pink pad as Paris designed . . . but I have enjoyed her amazing insights, advice, world views, and philosophies on life from her privileged perch!

They include:

"There's no such thing as being too pretty, or too successful. And anyone who says there is, is jealous!"

"If you have nothing good to say, better tell it to people you trust!"

"Telling the truth is a good idea. Telling people what they want to hear is a better one."

"If you think you're pretty, you actually get a lot prettier."

"The root of all evil is not money, it's boredom."

"God greatest invention -- the push up bra!"

"People who don't like pink aren't colorful."

I am so glad I now have Paris to guide my days, my nights, my fashion choices, and my social climbs.

Maybe I wasn't born with money, but what I do have I certainly know how to spend wisely. . . on something pink, natch.