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Confessions of a QVC & HSN watcher!!

In recent years television watching has turned to crap (pardon my language). But the truth is that if you would like to watch tv in the evening (and have basic cable– so no: TLC, Discovery, History, HGTV, or Food Network) then you are limited to shows that are about sex, rape, crime, murder or total debauchery. Which leaves you with 3 wholesome channels: PBS, HSN, and QVC. I just read my friend Jennisa’s blog where she mentioned buying some Bare Essentials make-up, which prompted me to blog about my random tv purchase. It all started several nights ago when Joy Mangano (this over zealous entrepreneur woman who created some fabulous hangers) began doing a couple different demonstrations on HSN with her Huggable Hangers. I thought to myself, “Wow, I’d really like to have some of those!!” I’ve been thinking about transforming my closet when we get to the new house and these little gems would be so nice. But I refrained from the purchase. However, last night she was on again and this time it was “Todays’ Special Value” and it was “the deal of the year” and “they won’t be this price again until next July”. Well, there’s no way I could wait until next July. So, I summoned Justin into the room to see if he thought we “needed” them. I really think he thought I lost my mind. I’ve been watching these home shopping programs for years. I know the hostesses names and what time they come on but I’ve never considered buying anything. Well guess what…. I bought myself 132 Huggable Hangers from HSN last night and I can’t wait for them to get here. They were expensive but I’ve convinced myself that they will be worth it. My clothes won’t fall off these hangers, my pants won’t slip to one side and I’ll never have to pick up another article of clothing off the bottom of my closet ever AGAIN! And…. they’re only 1/4″ wide so I’m going to save a TON of space! Can you tell that Joy Mangano is quite the saleswoman? I’ll be sure to take pictures once I get all set up in the new closet!! I might need my friend Anne to come help me organize my closet with my new hangers… she organizes her closet by color! I wish I had this talent!

Speaking of new closet… we’re getting closer to being in the house. This Saturday, Justin and a bunch of guys moved all our furniture to the new house, with the exception of our beds, which makes living here at the rental house very interesting. The appliances are coming tomorrow and the counter top guy is coming tomorrow to measure and template the counters… which will go in the week after Thanksgiving! It’s all so exciting and I’ve been working on a few Christmas decorations and can’t wait to make the house “festive” for Christmas!

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  • Anna & Ben
    November 18, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    hey Darby! I just laughed out loud when I read your blog. My mom bought these same hangers off of QVC not too long ago and not only did I make fun of her, but I told her she had to send them back because it was ridiculous to spend that much on hangers!! Well, she didn’t send them back and she LOVES them! Just thought I’d let you know you’re not the only one who loves QVC! ha! I found your blog through Abby’s and I enjoy reading what’s going on. Hope you are doing well.

    Anna Lewis Barron

  • L.A.
    November 18, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    Hey D! I am a closet color coordinated girl too…so Mabes and I would love to come over and help you organize! I am so excited for you guys! 🙂

  • Household6
    November 18, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I too color coordinate my closet, all though I’ve been lazy as of late. You wouldn’t believe how much faster you can find things!! I also separate my closet into summer and winter clothes. You should do it. When you move in it would be easy to get right into!


  • Robin
    November 18, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I almost bought the hangers also! I want them for sure now that I know you have them! Have a great Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to see your new house! Robin

  • erika
    November 19, 2007 at 7:05 am

    yep – those are the ones I saw at Ross. after i saw them for a pricey amount at BB&Beyond. You shuold go check them out.

  • The Lane Family
    November 19, 2007 at 9:35 am

    D – I do not blame you for that purchase. Ever since high school, I have to have those plastic hangers…only white…you cannot mix hanger colors in my closet. I was wondering if you bought all one color or got black and white? Also, I too must confess that I organize my closet by color for part of the year and then by seasons for the other part. Don’t ask why…I’ll bet that will halt once Knox gets here. But, I have bought him those tiny white plastic hangers too!

  • Dona
    November 19, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I have bought things from QVC!!! They have great sheets! We are so excited for ya’ll for a whole bunch of reasons!!! We are waiting by the phone to “finish” the move! See you soon-

  • Laura
    November 27, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Darby, please let us know how the huggable hangers change your life. I almost bought them myself!