Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Salvation Army LIES

The reason I am writing this post is because I read a funny story here and was inspired to share my recent Salvation Army experience. It started as a comment on SGM's blog, but it was one of those inappropriately long ranting comments, and needed its own forum.

So here we go...

F the Salvation Army! Yeah, I said it.

Last Tuesday I received a phone call from the S.A. with a recording explaining that they were coming to my neighborhood for a pick-up on Thursday and in the spirit of efficiency they like to have more than one pick-up in each neighborhood. The recording instructed me to press *1* if I had any items for donation. PERFECT! I have a big ass couch that has been sitting in my garage for 3 years that my Husband is always complaining about. I pressed *1*. The recording confirmed our address and said to have the items on the curb by 8am with signage stating "Salvation Army". Simple. I followed these instructions and felt relieved that the couch sitch was resolved and I was also donating it to charity. Win Win.

So when I got home on Thursday night, guess what was on my curb? YEP! My big ass couch. All my tattle-taley neighbors had probably already called the f-ing HOA and told on me for braking the covenant. I was so pissed off, I could not wait to get inside and call the S.A. to rip em a new one (I really would never do this because I don't have the cajones, but I sure wanted to). When I get inside there is a message on the machine stating that "we are very sorry, but do to high participation our truck was full and we could not pick up your items. Please have them out by 8am on Friday and we will pick them up by 4pm. Ok, fine.

Of course it was starting to rain so we had to move the couch back inside for the night, and then haul it back out (in my P.J.s) the next morning. So at this point I was getting pretty irritated with what was supposed to be a simple donation. I came home on Friday night expecting the front of my house to not look like we had been evicted, but no such luck. This time there was no message on the machine. Nothing. Nada.

So, F the Salvation Army! They are assholes. And if anyone wants a free couch, let me know!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Red Door Swingin'

Red Door Swingin' is a cute little boutique in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. I love this store because you can find really unique and interesting items. They carry all sorts of home decor pieces including furniture, lamps, and lots of fun accessories. There is also great artwork, jewelry and a large collection of Matt & Nat bags. The owner Suzanne is so sweet and a blast to chat with. She also carries her own line of handmade totes and bags called Hipslip. Stop by and check it out!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ivanka Does It All

So, not only is Ivanka Trump insanely beautiful, educated, privileged, creative, entrepreneurial, stylish and well mannered, but she can decorate too. I guess this is Karma's way of paying her back for having a pompous-ass retard for a father.

I saw this article about how Ivanka made over her assistant's apartment and thought it was fun and had some good decorating tips. The final product is teetering on the gaudy side for me, but I would still live there (maybe half of the week because although I loooove pink, I might start to feel a little Steel Magnolia-ish).

Read the full story here:

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Reason My Husband Married Me

Because I can tear it up in the kitchen... Normally I just make up my own recipes, but I saw this on foodnetwork.com and had to try it. Sooooo good and so easy!

Friday, April 18, 2008


I wanted to share these roses because I thought they were gorgeous. Can you believe I got the cute little vase at Ross for $1.99? I love myself sometimes!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

To Keep or Not To Keep?

That is the question. Orange leather Tahari sandles with a slight banana heel. $50 at T.J. Maxx.

Should I keep them?

Los Amigos Invisibles

If you don't know about this group, please let me introduce you. If you do know about this group, then you know what I'm talking about.
They are from Venezuela and have actually been around for a long time - I am just fashionably late to the party. I went to their concert a couple weeks ago and I now am smitten. I'm not normally a concert person, but I would definitely go again. AND... the lead singer is pretty darn cute, I mean if you're into that sexy, Latin, sultry jazz voice thing. Whatever.

See a video here:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tory Burch

For the record: I LOVE TORY BURCH.

I recently visited her store in New York, and I wanted everything! Her designs are fun and happy, and chic and modern at the same time. Lots of color and interesting patterns. I have to admit, when I first became acquainted with TB it was through those stupid flats with the HUGE logo on them - and every wannabe had them, so I thought TB was lame. But after going to the store and seeing the clothes and jewelry and handbags, it is a completely different story. I still don't like the flats, but everything else is amazing. You should really check it out:

Best Shoes Ever

Ok, I already know that you are thinking OMG, those Manolos are like, so two seasons ago. I know. I found them at Neiman Marcus Last Call for a steal. But honestly, these shoes are the most beautiful pair I have ever seen. I would take them over any of Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing collection any day. Actually she probably owns these. Too bad they didn't have my size.