Saturday, January 23, 2010
Show us your life: Shopping. A wonderful blog carnival found at: http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/
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!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'd love to tell you I thought it was fabulous and I had a wild time... but honestly I was in my room and ready for bed by 9:30! Yep. My kids don't even go to bed that early on a Saturday night.
This weekend was exhausting. Staying in 3 different time zones in 3 days will wear anyone down- quickly.
Not to say I didn't have fun- I had a good time- I saw the fountain out side of the Bilagio (now tuned to the Pink Panther) WAY cooler then I ever imagined.
From the dancers to the card slappers to the typical tourist with a camera around their necks (Yes- me included) it is a whole different world in itself. One that I would say is fun to see once or twice but definitely not my new vacation spot.
Everyone has there own idea of a good time and more power to them – maybe as I am getting older (NOT that I am admitting to that) my idea of fun isn’t partying until 3am anymore.
Of course I couldn’t have been to two more opposite places in one weekend. Utah you can hardly have a drink and Vegas at $14 for a martini- who can afford too?! I don’t like alcohol that much- I can be just as hyper and goofy on Pepsi.
I did stay at the Luxor (the pyramid looking place) it was neat and the adjoining room to mine seemed to be enjoying themselves with an all night party.
I also went on a hunt through every souvenir shop and tourist trap looking for all things but a Rubber Ducky that said Las Vegas. (No-we never found one) but the entire time I had that song that Bert and Ernie sing... "Rubber Ducky you’re the one... something something bath time is so much fun... something else and a little more..." stuck in my head. One of my loadmasters was on a mission to find his girlfriend’s daughter a Ducky that said Las Vegas on it... I finally convinced him she'd love a teddy bear just as much (I hope I was right!).
Needless to say it was quite the adventure.