Saturday, January 23, 2010

Show us your life: My love and hate of Shopping

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Show us your life: Shopping.  A wonderful blog carnival found at:

I have a love hate relationship with shopping.  I LOVE new clothes (Gap, Bannana Republic, Ann Taylor- I'm not picky!) and decorating my house and of course getting out of the house.  I go in streaks where I seem to do nothing but shop then I will go months with out stepping foot into a mall or Target with out whining about it first (which by the way I am very good at- just as my FF).   

If I were 5'7" I would shop online non-stop and never step foot in another mall.  But at 5'3" I have to try everything on because everything is too long. 

Boutiques are by far my favorite! Online and in-store.  I love the whole idea behind them- the not so ordinary- not the "me and my neighbors have the same thing from Target" I could do with out some of the price tags but I've learned you can Google a ton of stuff you find.  Sometime it's cheaper but not always.

ETSY! I was very uninterested (no clue why?) when I first discovered it... but the more I have snooped it is the greatest sales website ever!  Tons of very talented artists and hand crafted items to be discovered!  I wish I had an ounce of talent those people do!

I do love to shop in new cities when I travel.  I have found some fabulous shops we do not have in the (now rainy and very icy) GreatWinter Wonder Land.  One I recently discovered while "stuck" in San Diego was Z Galleries for all your home furnshing needs (well ok not quite all- but great ideas!)

I do have to admit I recently visited the local Ikea who for the longest time was completely against the whole concept. If I am going to pay for something I want it delivered in one piece! BUT there were a few cool things I liked... to include a new bed. 

HATE to grocery shop!! Hate, hate, hate... and there are not many things I can say I hate.  Ok, I really dislike to grocery shop.

Just a little about me and my not so hot shopping habits! 


  1. I am a big fan of Z Galleries as well..We do not have one here but when I go out of town, I am always in awe of that I am also addicted to Etsy for my little ones and I am like you, I am 5'4 and I can not shop on line at all... I have to try everything on...what a thanks for sharing.. have a great weekend!

  2. Agreed! I am 5'4" and have to try EVERYTHING on--so, for clothes and shoes, I'm in stores shopping. ETSY-- amazing! Thanks for the link.

    Love your blog!

  3. I'm 5'7" and I feel like I'm right in between needing a long and needing a regular length. So, the grass is not always greener at 5'7" :)