Thursday, February 19, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

It was ironic that we went to see this movie while on a trip that revolved completely around shopping (and eating! Don't forget the food. *haha*). Like I said yesterday, it was a cute movie. I think Isla Fisher is just about the cutest thing ever. (I think I must have a thing for red-heads. You now, Amy Adams? Love her too.)  The entire time I was watching her I was thinking, "Hmmm...maybe I should try red again." But then I remember what a disaster that was last time I did that and it changes my mind.
It was funny to watch it after just coming from Macy's with a bag of clothes. I found myself dissecting my own behavior to see if I was a shopaholic too. I really don't think I am. For one thing, I just don't get into name brands. I really don't understand it. I'm not attracted to a purse or sweater based on who designed it. If it's just a basic black polo, I'm gonna buy it based on fit and price, not based on what the label says. (I say this because I bought a black polo at Macy's that was on clearance. I can't even remember who makes it!) 

I was mentioning this to my husband as we left...probably trying to show him how lucky he is to be married to a woman with such great self-control. Well then he had to go open his big mouth and say, "But you have favorite scrapbook brands, right?" *gulp* "Like that brand that was half-off at that scrapbook got really excited, remember?" Oh yeah, I remembered. He was SO totally right! Clothing brands might mean nothing to me, but there are certain scrapbook brands that really make my world go round. But I argued anyway. "Well it's just because those brands have designers that I...eeeh....yeah." I wasn't helping myself.  "Oh, designers that you like huh? Is that what you were going to say?" *haha* "Yeah yeah got me, OK?"   But I still hold to the fact that I won't buy something JUST because it's made by a certain company or designer. I only buy it if I like it. Unfortunately, I almost always like it. ;)

So onto the goodies!!  I would like to preface this section by saying everything I purchased on this trip was on sale. Every single thing. So there. *haha*
First, the stuff I got at Scrapbooks Too.

Here's the FancyPants stuff I came away with. I know, you thought there'd be more, right? Well I did exhibit some self-control. These are felt-shape packages...I was so excited to see them! I have the girly pack and have really enjoyed it, so I picked up the boy one with buttons to match (for Jack pages!) and the Christmas set.
New Easter stuff from Reminisce. Loved that bunny!
I've been wanting these templates for quite a while, so when I saw them 30% off I jumped on it! (Gotta love the hotel carpet...)
And now what I got at Archiver's....
I love sales!! I'd been wanting the paper pack (on the left) from Cosmo Cricket for a while. It's called "Jack's World" and it will be absolutely perfect for pictures of the kiddos (or even my pups, for that matter.) And who can resist a set of Autumn Leaves stamps for 75% off?!? Wow!
This collection of goodies is from My Mind's Eye. It's their newest line and I'm in love with it!  I spent probably 20 minutes around that display, picking and choosing and putting things back and then picking them up again. I wanted it ALL but clearly couldn't have it all. So here's what I ended up with.

Has anyone been to Old Navy recently? I don't know if I just have spring fever really badly or what but walking into that store was like a big breath of fresh air! Oh the colors! I just wanted to scoop them up in a big pile and wallow in them. *haha* I would have bought out the whole stinkin' store...if more things had fit properly. But I did leave with enough to make me feel fresh and happy. (Have I mentioned that there's no sales tax on clothing in Minneapolis?!? What a thrill! Sale items with NO tax!!) My favorites are the sweaters with the dragonfly and sparrow on them.

Speaking of fun spring colors, look at these measuring cups I got at Urban Outfitters. (Which is a really cool store...but I didn't feel that I was quite cool enough to shop there. *haha*) I thought these were the cutest things ever.

And finally, here's the new rug we picked up at IKEA...and Cubby doing his best impression of a Price is Right model. 


Dancing Sweet Pea said...

I'm so jealous of all your scrapbooking stuff! I'm also addicted to scrapbooking! After looking at all your pictures I'm going to head out this weekend to find some goodies of my own!

Michelle said...

Ok, I have to admit that when you went to the Old Navy picture I was thinking "Noooooo, bring back the scrapping goodies!" I'd rather shop for scrapbook stuff or book than anything else but I think we've covered that before! lol Cute stuff you got there!

Krissy said...

Awesome loot!!! I just wanted to say that I have that circle template and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm really in love with circles right now...and that is circles made of circles and what's better than that?

Krissy said...

I think I need the other one too though.

Heather Rose said...

I love it all! I don't scrap book, but I hand-make all my holiday/thank you/occasion cards. So I can appreciate.

Love all the birdies. In the scrap booking and Old Navy pics.

Well done bargain shopper.^_^

Camevil said...

I thought that WAS Amy Adams in the movie. Seriously!

You were a maniac shopper. Wowie. It was fun to look at all the booty you were showing off. Hahahaha.

Oh, and no sales tax means I may take a trip to MN sometime soon.

etta said...

You got some great stuff!

kilax said...

Cubby is so cute! He is displaying the rug wondefully.

I think it's okay to prefer a brand. I don't enjoy shopping, but I have developed brand loyalty for products that have never failed me.

Stephanie said...

I love all the pretty stuff you got. Full of spring colors!

a chick named Toni... said...

Ok those little flower measuring cups are so you! They match your personality! I love all your goodies. What a fun trip! Yey Jeremy!