Sunday, February 6, 2011
While the Cowboy's Away........
While my cowboy was lazing away in the warm, tropical clime of Maui with his Dad, I plotted my disgruntled, left-behind, really needed a vacation too, revenge!
Since our weather has been so yucky, I’ve discovered that while it doesn’t beat the real thing, online shopping does have its charms. For example, I can do it at 2am and there is more open than just Walmart at that time of night. I can do it in my bed, in my jammies while sipping latte.
So, while the Cowboy’s away, this Cowgirl has played!
Revenge: Part One
Pottery Barn. I exhibited amazing restraint while shopping online at this store. Mostly because, while I love some of their ideas and products, I think it’s excessively expensive and way out of my league budget-wise. But I have had my eye on a product that I really wanted and had been discontinued. I just noticed recently that they have revived it online and I just can’t live without it. It’s going to be used in my craft room to display my hand-stamped cards.
Revenge: Part Two
So, for parts two and three I decided to shop from my own catalogs because maybe then they could be considered business and advertising expenses? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
So, here’s what I ordered from Thirty-One.
Revenge: Part Three
You can never have too many stamps and scrapbook products, can you? Well, you can if they are older, but not new ones! So, I went shopping in my Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini-catalog. I can’t cut/paste the pictures of what I ordered, but I can tell you that it’s Sale-A-Bration season at Stampin’ Up!, which means a FREE stamp set for every $50 ordered….and I got SEVEN FREE sets! Some of my favorites are Take A Spin, Game Spinner Hands, all the Designer Series Papers and Fabrics, the new rosettes, the new trinkets (especially the keys!), Sew Suite, Button, Button, In Stitches, and more!
Revenge: Part Four
I have a HUGE full-wall, solid rock fireplace. No mantle, no décor (unless you count the deer antlers my cowboy has positioned within the rocks. I know…classy!) I have been wanting to get corner display shelving to spice it up a little.
Really, $100 corner shelves don’t seem like much of a revenge compared to a ten-day trip to Hawaii, but it’s all cumulative. I got the best part of my revenge on the earlier purchases and I easily outspent the Cowboy's trip with what I’ve posted here and all the other things I didn’t post or take pictures of.
I probably would have gone out and gotten my new Mac while he was gone, but Mother Nature apparently thought I had done enough damage and she halted the activities that I didn’t want to do online. So the Apple Store, Kohls and Macy’s sales will have to wait until the next time.
Honey, didn’t you want to go hunting somewhere?