1.15.2009

Pretend Shopping

I'm on a spending hiatus. For one month I am not going to purchase any unnecessary item. It's only been a few days and I am itching to buy something! Here are a few fun etsy finds that I am "pretend buying" to try and take a little of the edge off:
Top to bottom, left to right:
Pebble Ring, Funky Pillow Covers, Hand-etched Wine Glass, "Another Day" Original Mixed Media Painting, "Can I Be Honest" Stuffed Bunny, Dark Holly Green Wallet.

9 comments:

  1. love that wallet!

    i have a feature just like this on my blog. i call it a VSB (virtual shopping bag). sometimes it just takes the edge off if you fill up your VSB and then close out the window. but sometimes it makes it worse. :) good luck with your goal, it's a good one!

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  2. You can do it! I've been doing some pretend shopping too, which I have to admit is not quite as satisfying as the real thing, but I'm determined to stick to my spending hiatus.

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  3. I too am trying to fulfill a 30 day spending freeze for our family - gas and groceries - that's it! It is so hard, isn't it? I feel like I am more aware and just want to spend more! Especially with all of the after Christmas sales that seem to just keep going and going!

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  4. great finds! i should start pretend shopping too! perhaps it would do less damage on my check book. :-)

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  5. i LOVE that ring! So different. So lovely.

    -Amanda
    http://meshandlace.typepad.com

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  6. I love this idea of "pretend buying". I really want to save some money myself. I might have to copy you! So clever.

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  7. I can see why you are so tempted! I haven't made any necessary purchases yet this year and think this weekend I am going to bite the bullet and buy some new sunglasses (my old ones did break so they could be considering a necessity!).

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  8. Great willpower! Those are some great finds! I love that wine glass - too funny!

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  9. coming from the support network of non shoppers...keep it up...etsy makes it especially hard, I think...

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