Saturday, September 24, 2005

2 - Slaves - A - Shopping

and a dog in a red cart.......

Some fellow STT (Slaves To Target) have recently written in about their finds at Target shops across the country and we would like to share:

First from STT Beth who writes this blog and takes her dog shopping for shoes:
Click on JUSTMYCUPOFTEA for funny pics and witty banter

Second we have STT Sara from TX. She is ultra observant and saw in the recent issue of Domino Magazine ( Magazine about shopping for your home) that a lovely new designer Thomas O'Brien now has a line at Target. Very "vintage modern" as STT Sara says and we think that sounds super!

        Friday, September 23, 2005

Hide and Seek

Now that my son is walking like a madman I have to keep my eye on him ALL the time. That makes my shopping excursions somewhat tricky. How do I watch my little one and still shop at the same time? If you readers have any suggestions please let me know! But otherwise I just might try this Child Locator from This adorable Bear wireless locator attaches to your child’s shoe or belt. You keep the keychain transmitter and if your child wanders more than 150 feet a high decibel chirping noise is emitted. You can also activate the alert using the transmitter if your youngster decides to play a game of hide-and-seek without telling you. The Child Locator comes in brown and pink, pink for girls I assume and can be bought at

        Thursday, September 22, 2005

Going Global!!

Today we were written up in a blog that can be found here.

If you happen to be able to translate we would be grateful. We are pretty sure they are not talking smack about us though because here is the last quote "Minha próxima missão é ir ao Pão de Açúcar, meu supermercado favorito!" and I may not be too good with foreign languages (or english for that matter, as some grammar whores have pointed out) but I believe favorito means favorite.

Buenos Bullseye!

        Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I almost


So- picture this. You are me, co-owner of this FAB site that everyone who knows and loves Target reads and are so proud of yourself because you have a captive audience who cares what you buy at Target and what you have to say and THEN- you meet the REAL live version of your audience in the baby aisle at Target.

Shuffling down the Amy Coe aisle, latte in hand, pushing her red cart with her newborn in it and I stop with my kid in the cart and we get to talking blah blah blah and she says " I am SO happy! I have my latte and it's just me and the baby out at Target-I Love this place don't you?". Ok, so then picture me about to die laughing because "do I love Target? Um, yeah.".

We both agree that Target should install cup holders as an option on your red cart if they expect you to fully enjoy your latte and at that point I almost confessed. I had a HUGE desire to tell this woman who I did not even know that I am the slave to target. Maybe she has heard of our little blog here, maybe not but either way I kept my mouth shut. Some people don't even know what a blog is- can you imagine? What are we on Mars?

I almost peed my pants at the thought that redhot and I could be super famous and go on the Today show because we are THE slaves to target and that there are Target employees and shoppers out there that read this blog and could be thinking about us and walking right past us and not even know it!! Ok, done with my ego trip, but all of you have been so enthusiastic about the blog I can't help myself, it's your fault.

Anyway I only spent $68 today. I can't believe it. I bought some cute farm animal tees and a puzzle for the kid, some pillows since they were only $4.99 and our bed pillows were super disgusting. Some method bathroom cleaner in mint eucalyptus which I am way psyched to try and a cool hoodie that is a knock off of those expensive "tattoo" hoodies at all the hollywood stores. that is it I think, oh and toilet paper but you don't really care about that do you? maybe you do.....

Get Hooked on Lost

I have been looking forward to tonight all summer. Tonight is the season premiere of the TV series “Lost”. I am a huge fan of the show. Here’s a brief synopsis of the series from Mixing suspense and action with a sci-fi twist, it began with a thrilling pilot episode in which a jetliner traveling from Australia to Los Angeles crashes, leaving 48 survivors on an unidentified island with no sign of civilization or hope of imminent rescue. Lost has a great cast and the show gives us a host of unanswered questions: What is the mysterious beast that lurks in the jungle? Why do polar bears and wild boars live there? Why has a woman been transmitting an SOS message in French from somewhere on the island for the last 16 years? Why do impossible wishes seem to come true? Are they really on a physical island, or somewhere else? What is the significance of the recurring set of numbers? And will Kate ever give up her bad-boy fixation and hook up with Jack?

Are you interested? If you are and have not seen season one, hurry over to your local Target store and pick up your copy of Lost – The Complete First Season DVD. Target is offering this complete DVD set for only $38.99, list price $59.99. If you can’t make it to Target today, TIVO or if you don’t have TIVO setup that VCR to record the season premiere and go to to order your copy today!

        Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sprawl Out

So something struck me last week and I felt confined at my desk therefore I have been working from my dining room table ever since. Just me and my laptop and we feel more accomplished, lighter, less stressed. What could be the reason? Maybe I need a new desk.

I just feel so blah about my current mission style pier one sad excuse for a desk and want a bigger more official work space. PLUS I don't want to share with my hubby anymore.

I like this one, its 64"!! That seems big. THE DESK

It's web only which means it has to be delivered! This is great because as much as I am all about "team lift" at Target stores it sucks when you go shopping alone to hide it from your husband and then there is no "team" just you, dragging the thing out to your car.

SNAP! - Here is an idea- hey Target Corp- since you LOVE this blog and you want me to keep doing it why don't you spring for the $199 and send me this desk. My thought process and ability to blog better will be instantaneous and you will surely benefit. Email me at and I will tell you where I live... but you are smart, you probably already know. Thanks! I cannot wait for my new desk.

love, red cart romance

Can Never Be Too Safe

On the local news this morning there was a story on carbon monoxide poisoning. Thus introducing our safety lesson this week, how to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. You can never be too careful when it comes to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide has no discernable odor and is invisible, which makes it hard for us to detect. The First Alert Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm will alert you upon detection with two distinct horns. Warnings will also be supplied before smoke or carbon monoxide levels get to be too dangerous. There is also a test/silencer button in cases of when you accidentally burn the toast and need to turn the alarm off. Remember to change the battery every six months.

This may not be a hip find but it’s definitely cool to safeguard you and your family. The First Alert Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm can be found of course, at

        Monday, September 19, 2005

Your Weekly Target Ad

Have you looked at your area’s Target weekly ad this morning? I always manage to find something that I need to have. Of course this week I’ve discovered a number of items I would love to throw in my red cart.

Michael Graves Luggage -- For my imaginary vacations ...

Isaac Mizrahi sweater/skirt -- My local ad says 20% off all Isaac Mizrahi clothing ... check yours for details!

Modern Home Glass Swirl Lamp -- Love the design ... other selected lamp bases and shades also on sale.

Mossimo Red Pea Coat -- Always loved the look of pea coats.

Pampers/Luvs Diapers -- Not exciting, but a necessity.

Target's cleaning product brand Method -- Curious but never tried it.

Xhilaration embellished casuals -- Love the clog!

Check out your weekly Target ad for fabulous sales and bargains!