Tuesday, January 20, 2009

$19.95 plus Shipping and Handling....

I have to admit that I am the girl who falls for TV infomercials...since I was a small child I have been intrigued by anything and everything that you could buy for the low, low, price of $19.95 (plus shipping and handling). I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to "call within the next 10 minutes" to claim my free gift with my order. I am a sucker for a free gift (before I switched make-up, that Clinique counter would get me EVERY time). Back to my infomercial obsession... I had a book when I was little and I would write down the phone numbers for the products that we NEEDED, desperately NEEDED for our home. Better judgement told my mom otherwise, and so I never got to become the owner of my own TV infomercial product.

These days, not much has changed, I still find great pleasure in watching infomercials. Only now, it's more like entertainment. We laugh often about the things people are selling... the peddipaw, the Sham-Wows(which in all honesty, I really would like to have a set of those), that ridiculous looking hearing aid that looks like a blue tooth headset (which allows you to hear birds outside and even eaves drop on conversations without anyone noticing...SERIOUSLY?? No one is going to notice you standing there with this spy gear looking gadget in your ear??? RIGHT..., and of course the beloved "Snugglie". Now, WHO is going to really use that thing in public??? Have y'all seen it? It's a blanket that looks more like a cloak that allows you to stay warm while being able to eat, type, watch sporting events, and do anything with your hands free. It's hilarious to see those people wearing them at football games. I can't help but giggle at the thought of buying Devin and his daddy and brothers a set so they could wear them to Gator games... ha! Oh, the best part is of course, they are "one size fits all"... so Lord help you if you are short and petite. I guess you'd have to get your snugglie hemmed. Anyway, on to the point, Annie!!!

The point is that after all these years, I have experienced a product that lives up to it's "As Seen on TV" awesomeness and my Mom is the proud owner of this product. Now, granted Mom didn't order this off the infomercial, she got it at a drug store (but I am certain there had to be one of those "As Seen on TV" red signs by the bin that housed these treasures.)

It's the PedEgg.


We were over at mom and dad's on Sunday night and I was complaining about my horribly dry and cracked heels. (My attention has been focused on something other than these neglected feet of mine for the past six weeks, and before that, I had something in my belly that prohibited me from seeing, much less REACHING my feet, so they were in pretty bad shape). Dad told Mom to go get me the "cheese grater" (I know, I know, gross)...anyway, Mom went to the back and returned with the PedEgg (she made sure to inform me that she had changed the blade for me). The PedEgg doesn't look like much, and in fact it does strongly resemble a cheese grater, and I was a little reluctant about using it... mainly because I am a chicken and I don't like pain. But I did it! And it didn't hurt one bit! And it WORKS! You scrape the blade over your heels and it gets all the dead skin off, then you take the other part of the PedEgg that is kind of like a file and it finishes it off. So I am happy to report my heels are no longer cracked and neglected and I am thinking maybe, just maybe, my first purchase of an infomercial product might be the PedEgg.

Look who started smiling at the end of last week...

Is that precious or what??? Needless to say, we spent the weekend watching her, trying to make her smile and trying to catch it on film. Sometimes I will be holding her and look down and see that she's just looking up smiling at me-- unwashed hair, no make-up, and in my pajamas...now that's love. Be still my heart...

6 comments:

Aleta Kaylee said...

Those PedEggs are wonderful. I have one and I love it. Miss Belle is so cute Annie. Her and her smilin' self :)

Carrie said...

That settles it, you are getting a set of sham-wows for your birthday! Yes, ma'am, I love you that much! He He.
I am going to have to check into this ped egg--thanks for the hot tip.
The picture of Annabelle is so sweet! I love that bow. Is it a new one that you made from your Hobby Lobby finds this week?

Lyndsay said...

Annie, I have to admit that I want some of those ShamWows too!! There was a guy in Moultrie last year selling them and J said he would get me one if he was there this year. Belle is adorable and I definitely see your side of the family in her. Just precious!

Katie said...

Ohhh...the PedEgg! My beloved PedEgg! I got one this past summer, and HELLO, I'm in love! ("Cheese grater"....hahahaha!) My feet have never been so smooth. To top off a good PedEgg session, and for in-between days, I use "Heel of Approval" from Bath & Body Works. I am hitting that phase of "my-belly-is-so-durn-big-I-can't-reach-my-feet-anymore" so I reckon I'm going to have to convince my husband to PedEgg me up. We'll see how that goes.

During Christmastime, Mike kept joking (I hope) that he was going to get me a Snugglie, and that purse that has a gazillion compartments in it, and some Mighty Mend-it (I think that's its name...the glue that you use instead of sewing). Maybe the short & petite folks who buy the Snugglie can use the Mighty Mendit to hem it.

Baby Doll looks precious! I love it when they start to smile!! It seemed to me when Amelia first smiled that she was finally starting to communicate with me! I loved it!!! I remember vividly just waiting for that first smile!

Kristy L Morrison said...

WOW-this blog confirms it. We are definantly related. You've inspired me to write my very first blog.....

Aunt B said...

Hey now, I was going to get one of those wraps for Clara Nell ...but lost the number. Not really...but I can picture it... her snuggled on the couch, hollaring at Frank to tuck her feet in.