Monday, October 29, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 57


Mario Lopez's wedding shower gift bag.  This somehow creeps me out, but I'm sure it's full of great goodies. Ends 11/30

Lots of electronics  A winner everyday. Ends 11/17


Trip to LA and tickets to see "An Evening with the Monkees"  Ends 10/31

Sony Vaio ultrabook  8 winners, ends 11/1

$25 gift card  Enter Nov 1-3, 40,000 winners

$1,000 Target gift card  2 winners, Pinterest contest, ends 11/5

$100 Etsy gift card  10 winners, ends 11/2

A basket full of beauty supplies  Pinterest contest, ends 11/2

Trip to Brazil so you can sparkle in the Amazon  Ends 11/18

photo: Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater on "Saved by the Bell"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 56


$20 Target gift card  100 WINNERS A DAY, ya'll. Grand prize is $250, ends 10/31

$100 AMEX gift card  5 winners a day, ends 10/31

$25 Target gift card and a tote  100 winners, Pinterest contest. Ends 10/31


50 pairs of shoes!  Ends 11/1

$5,000 Maje shopping spree  Ends 10/26

Trip to Egypt   to celebrate Bella and Edward's love. Ends 11/18

$1,000 H&M shopping spree  Ends 11/8

Bali shapewear  30 winners, ends 11/29

Beaaaaannnnnns  Oh, and a slow cooker. 40 winners, ends 11/11

photo: Theda Bara, silent movie actress, lookin' like a fierce gothic Egyptian.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cheap Thrills - Faux No You Di'int!

It's the return of Cheap Thrills! I had to take a little break when I moved to a new job, but now that I'm all settled in, I can get back to sharing my retail therapy with the world. In this week's post, we're gonna fake it 'til we make it.

Normally, fakes are a bad thing, except for lashes and really good Photoshop. And, as our little friend Snooki is demonstrating, fake fur and leather. When you go with faux fur and leather, you save animals and money - everyone's a winner!  I rounded up a bunch of different leather and fur pieces... whether you want to go head to toe like Snooki, or just add small touches is totally up to you, darlings.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

American Horror Story Premiere Party Time

We Whoreders love a party post, especially when it's about the return of one of our favorite shows! Tomorrow marks the day for the season two premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum. Important note: if you have your DVR set to record the show, update the subscription to the new show title (make sure it includes the word Asylum), otherwise the old setting won't record the new episodes. Because we love any excuse to get together with friends for food and drinks, we put together some ideas you might enjoy for your own premiere party. Hang on to your gimp masks!

American Horror Story Season Premiere: Dressing the Part

It's the happiest time of the year for a couple of us Whoreders... October means a few things: cold weather (perfect for busting out a dozen new pairs of tights), Halloween, pumpkin flavored everything, and THE NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY! We've been counting the days to the new season, although we were thrown for a loop when we discovered that Harmon family storyline would end with season one, and we'd have to say goodbye to Tate, Violet, and Murder House.

Vanessa visiting Tate at Murder House
Because the new season will premiere just before Halloween, naturally we're going to dress up as our favorite characters when we tune in on October 17th. In case any of you are as obsessed inspired as we are, we thought it would be fun to put together some fashion inspiration based off our favorite living and dead characters. Because we haven't been properly introduced to the new characters, we're mainly sticking to our favorites from last season. Warning: to anyone who hasn't caught up with the first season, there will be spoilers in this post, so go catch up then come back and read this!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 55


Trip to LA to attend the premiere of Breaking Dawn Pt 2  OMG SPARKLES. Ends 10/21

Trip to LA to see No Doubt in concert  so you can feel young again.  Ends 10/25


Candles to mask your stink  45 winners, ends 10/22

Trip to NYC and a Victoria's Secret shopping spree  Pinterest contest, ends 10/18

Trip to Nashville to see the Patsy Cline exhibit  Ends 10/31

Coffee stuffs  Pinterest contest, 40 winners, ends 10/19 (pin at least 10 images)

Estee Lauder Perfectionist  50 winners, ends 11
  Trip to New Zealand  so you can finally show off your hairy feet. Ends 11/1

photo: Patsy Cline, "Sentimentally Yours," 1962

Monday, October 8, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 54


A tablet  A winner a day, ends 10/31


$2,500 Urban Outfitters shopping spree  and 12 runners-up of $100, ends 12/23

Yves Rocher gift basket  7 winners, ends 11/6

$100 shopping spree  100 winners, ends 12/31

Extensions so you can toss your hurr around like you're hotter than RuPaul (is that even possible?)  Ends 10/10

Chevrolet vehicle of your choice  $26,000 or less, ends 12/31

Quilting cruise  Yes, you read that correctly. Craft, drink, explore, drink some more, sew a crooked quilt. I like this. Ends 12/31

Get out of the country if the election doesn't go as you hoped  1006 winners of round trip flights, ends 11/5

photo:  Painting by Henry Mosler, "Quilting Bee"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Gemma Teller Morrow - Not Yo Mama (But You'll Wish She Was)

When I grow up I want to be Katey Sagal.

First she was tough and crass as Peggy Bundy in "Married with Children," now she's even tougher as Gemma in "Sons of Anarchy." Bitch will cut you, but she will look faaaahbulous doing it. 

She may play a Grandma, but that doesn't stop her from wiggling into tight, tight jeans, off the shoulder tops, dark lace, chains, knee-high boots, and lots of leather. Woot woo.

Wanna bring a little bad-bitch Gemma style into your life? Let's shop, shall we?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Zany Zucchini

I had a love affair this summer...with a vegetable. No you perverts, not like that. I am not the gardener of the group, nor do I pretend to be. Every time I plant something, I have to call Heather and her gardening boyfriend to make sure I'm doing it right, how to prune it, is it edible etc. I think mostly to stop or at least slow the flow of my stupid questions, they finally suggested I plant an (almost) idiot-proof plant, zucchini.
Fast forward a few weeks when my first zucchini sprouted and I called anyone who cared, and even those who didn't care. I put it on Facebook and Instagram, I even considered paying to put up a billboard to proclaim my awesomeness.
But what no one told me is that approximately every 45 seconds, a new zucchini grows. I had zucchinis coming out the wazoo...seriously. I took them to work, forced them on unsuspecting family members, left them on strangers doorsteps, and even cooked with them every.single.night.(sorry husband Jon).
Zucchini really is the best and easiest Summer vegetable to grow. I made so many things I felt like a culinary artist. Here is a quick breakdown of some of my favorite recipes.
Zucchini Boats:
 1) Pre heat oven to 350
2)Cut medium size zucchinis in half lengthwise
3) Scoop out the seedy innards
4) Make a mixture of what you would like for the filling. I used 1 lb. ground beef, a dash of Italian seasoning as well as garlic salt and onion powder. Simmer together until brown then drain.
5)  Mix beef with 1 c. Parmesan cheese, 1 c. cheddar cheese (we like cheese), bread crumbs and home made tomato sauce then fill the boats with mixture.
4) Line baking dish with foil and cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Zucchini Lasagna:
 I followed this recipe exactly, and this dish came out amazing! No one could believe that I didn't use any pasta in this "lasagna"!
Italian Zucchini Chicken:
This recipe is obviously the easiest of them all. I simply baked 6 chicken tenders in Italian dressing for 25 minutes at 350 then I threw in sliced Zucchinis with the chicken for 15 more minutes. Make sure the zucchinis are covered with dressing or they will dry out!
There are tons more dishes that you can make with zucchini, all you have to do is look or be the slightest bit inventive in your kitchen! My favorite recipe was "Zucchini fries". They were actually so good that the two times I made them, I didn't even have a chance to take a picture of them before they were all gone. If you can think of any yummy or unique zucchini recipes feel free to post them on here or our FB page!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 53


Cruise with Paula Deen  so you can gain 30lbs in a week. Mmm. Ends 11/10


Pair of Lee jeans  One winner a week, ends 9/17/13


Trip to NY and $1,000 Levi's shopping spree  Pinterest contest, ends 10/24

Japonesque brushes  10 winners, ends 10/6

Starbucks Verismo System coffee maker  Pinterest contest, 400 winners, ends 10/8

Trip to Tokyo and $1,000 to spend at Diesel  Ends 1/31/13

$1,000 Zappos gift card  Ends 10/9

2012 Volkswagen Passat  Ends 11/30

$500 Target gift card and Bella Dots appliances  Pinterest contest, ends 10/21

$5,000 shopping spree from Vanity Fair  Ends 10/9

image: Paula Deen at her Senior Prom, from Celebuzz