Archives for Shopping

Shopping alternatives to trading sites

Recently, I wrote a post about the company Little Black Bag. Since I wrote that post and held it in my drafts to consider what I wrote and wait to see what would occur with the site, there have been many changes on the site. I’ve decided to continue to hold the post and instead ...
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Digging for treasure

Daylight Savings Time (DST) may be my least favorite weekend every year. As someone who is generally an optimist, to say I have a least favorite anything is rare; As someone who values her rest and her routines, to have both shaken up on the same day is jarring. Last night, I got the bright ...
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Dear Walmart

Dear Walmart, Honestly, I rarely go to your store for a cornucopia of delightful reasons. The main reason being that when I go into the store I come out feeling musty and dusty and like I need to take a shower. While you may have a more varied selection than my preferred store, Target, I’ve noticed ...
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A good customer experience

Because we are all burned out with holiday shopping, and don’t you dare Betty Lou Who me and be all “Oh, I just LOVE this” because I will be sore with you, at the very least, I wanted to share a good shopping experience with you. Some of you follow my twitter feed and some of ...
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Amazon has some great deals and I’m a bargain shopper

For someone that has expensive taste, it can be a real bummer to also have a cheapskate personality. It’s true. I have a lot of cognitive dissonance where the two conflict. For those who are not psych junkies like me, that means that I have a lot of internal warring; I want to buy nice ...
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Consolidating your reward and membership cards can save space and save your sanity

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about detailing the contents of my bag. As you can tell, for me, less is more. Because I have to carry about 4 keys that are specifically for my office, alone, and then several for home, and about 3 that I have no idea where they belong, my ...
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Being eco-friendly when you are eco-stupid

For my part, I’m good at admitting when I’m wrong or ill-informed and I’ll be the first to say that I am not a greenie. I’m not. I recycle when I remember, I turn down plastic and paper bags when they aren’t necessary. I have my steel bottles for water, when my water doesn’t taste ...
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Lifegem jewelry: Because your loved ones can still give even when they’re dead

Ok, despite my flippant title, I’m intrigued by the idea I’m about to present to you. Many of my friends and family are aware that I enjoy finding new and different gifts for the various gift-giving occasions. What this means is that I’m always finding websites and resources that I think are worthy of sharing ...
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How can I calculate the calories in my exercise regimen? Or Wiener and I are working on our fitness.

I promised this wouldn’t turn into my weight loss blog, and I’m sticking with that plan. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t hear about aspects of my journey. It’s a big part of my life right now, and, until it becomes second nature to me, it feels like an overwhelming aspect that is permeating ...
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Ooooh, Shiny: When girls like tech gadgets, too.

Hey, this journal isn’t just a flaming ball of negativity! Like anyone else, I get excited when I find something new and shiny that catches my eye because of the coolness factor. It doesn’t happen often because, due to the amount of time I spend on the internet daily, I see a lot of nifty ...
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