Sunday, December 12, 2010

The day I said no to shopping

My friends called up early this morning inviting me to join them shopping, for some reason I declined because I was tired from yesterdays ballgame where we stayed outside for like half a day.  The girls were surprised when I said no and prefer to stay home.

Even if I stayed home I browsed coupons for my grocery shopping tomorrow. I don't normally do my grocery shopping during weekends because its too much for me. I call the grocery store a nuthouse. So, tomorrow is my scheduled grocery day for the week.

We'll be out shopping on Thursday though! Hahahah I just skipped today to regenerate myself and I'll be back to my shopping mode, for I too needs relaxation apart from my usual shopping lol.

Branded Items

I am blessed because if I wanted to shop for designer handbags, my husband doesn't complain.  Every time I show him something that I like, he would tell me that I should get it if I like it.  He is very sweet and very giving on all my whims.  Mind you though, I don't abuse it.  I set a limit on my spending.  I can actually say that I am a frugal shopper despite my occasional splurges.

Whenever I accomplish something, I buy something good for myself.  Like when I finished my nursing degree I rewarded myself with a designer shoes.  I bought a pair of shoes that was way above my minimum price for shoes.  Well, I thought that I deserve to wear something extra special on my graduation day, thus I purposely bought it.  True enough, it served its purpose as the shoes was very comfortable and it didn't give my feet a hard time while standing for a long time waiting for the graduation ceremony to end.

I seldom buy designer dresses.  I do buy a good brand during Army-Navy Gala.  This yearly event is special for my husband and I surely don't want to look like somebody from out of nowhere around his friends thus it is important for me to dress for the occasion.

For me, designer items are for special occasions and not for daily wear and tear.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wicked Fresh Moment

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I am a confessed shopaholic!  I shop and look for the best deals even if it will take me hours to do so.  Sometimes, me and my girlfriends have to drive for two hours to shop at Atlantic City.  Almost always when we planned a shopping trip we spend a whole day shopping.  Being out with friends for the whole day, I always make sure that I am ready to flash my brightest smile when posing for pictures.  Our latest shopping trip last week was one of my wicked fresh moment where I was able to pose for pictures with my girlfriends.  I can proudly say that I can always flash a great smile because I use a 
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shopping party experience

As mentioned in my blog, Janice and I went to attend the Fashion Rewards shopping Party hosted by Nordstrom. It was a fun experience, I didn't expected it that way. It was so cool, cocktails were overflowing, I didn't drink any alcoholic treats though, because I know I'm gonna be driving after our shopping. I only drink the sparkling water with pomegranate seeds in it, it looks so classy. 
How can you beat shopping with free drinks on your hand?

In the middle of our shopping I felt tired and sat on one of the couches they have at their shoes section. We purposely sat in their while waiting for the person who did our personalized gifts.

Here's the personalized gift I'm talking about, isn't it cute?
We agreed to buy those for our husbands. I was really tempted to buy one for myself and put my name in it, but the line was too long. So, we finished the night me drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and a few bites of marshmallows dipped in chocolate and pistachios crumbs.
when tired from shopping sit in one of those couches the store provided for their shoppers, no body will let you move out of you your spot!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Very Own Christmas Tradition

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I grew up in a country where Christmas is a big thing.  Philippine Christmas is very festive.  I tried my best to live in that tradition thus even if I am living thousand of miles away from Philippines, I still have my own Christmas tradition.

Part of my Christmas tradition is to give holiday gifts to all my good friends here.  I always buy something that they can use. I am still not done with my Christmas Shopping.  I found great bargains at Pier 1 Imports.  The Reversible Luxie Wrap, a reversible blanket with sleeves will be a perfect gift for my friend who is just new here in New Jersey.  I am sure that she can use this item to keep herself warm this holiday season and throughout the winter time.  There are many gift items that one can buy at Pier 1 Imports.

Another Christmas tradition that I practice is donating.  While doing my holiday shopping I make sure that I donate to Toys for Tots.  During the months of November and December you and I can support Toys for Tots by dropping unwrapped toys or making cash donation at the register.  You can also spread the holiday cheer by liking Pier 1 Imports on Facebook. Pier 1 Imports will donate $1 to Toys for Tots for every fan that they will get.

This year, I will be hosting a Christmas party again.  For me, a must have item to purchase to have a great Christmas party are those Christma-theme napkins and table linens.  I can't wait for the holiday season and before it's too late, I will be shopping some more!

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