Tag Archives: Shopping

Deal or no deal?


Any other time of year, I love a good deal. I get a sense of personal satisfaction from hunting down, finding, and getting a good deal. Even my kids know at the grocery store that if its not on sale, mommy won’t buy it. It just kills me to see how much some things cost. I hate paying full price.

When it comes to Christmas shopping, that rule goes out the window. Why? Because I refuse to stand in a crowded store full of rude people grabbing and fighting for that last “must have” item on the shelf, just to save 20 bucks. No, not everyone who shops holiday sales is rude, but there are just enough who are to really make it miserable for me. That type of shopping experience really kills my Christmas spirit.

So, I am happy to say that I have finished my Christmas shopping for the kids. I picked up a few things online and shopped in a grand total of 2 stores. Even then, I did my homework before leaving the house and knew exactly what I was going to buy so that I didn’t have to spend much time in the store.

While others (including many of my friends) are furiously plotting their shopping plans on Thursday and heading out in the cold in the wee morning hours of Friday to get these fantastic deals…I will be relaxing with my family. We will be enjoying that other holiday that is on Thursday that so many people seem to overlook these days. (oh…but that’s a whole other story.)


Love is in the Air


It’s February, which means Valentines Day is right around the corner.  Are you looking for a gift for someone special? Or perhaps, are you looking to pick up a little something for yourself?  Either way, this cute little glass tile pendant could be just the thing you’re looking for!

Love Glass Tile Pendant from Sapphire Lizard Designs.

As with all Sapphire Lizard pendants, this pendant ships free.  It also comes with your desired length of ball chain, so it is ready to be worn straight out of the box.  Stop by and check out our selection of glass tile pendants today.

Think Spring


I know, I’m getting a little ahead of myself.  But, with this icky cold weather we’re having this week, I just needed to think of something bright and warm.  I thought perhaps that the bitter cold was behind us for this winter, but this is January in Chicago.  I’m not sure what I was thinking!

Anyways…I have a list a mile long of things I’d like to blog about, but there’s just not been time.  Until I get time, here’s a little something from my shop.  This is one of my Simple Wisdom necklaces:

Butterfly Mugs by Judy B Freeman


I have been eyeing these mugs for quite some time now.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love butterflies.  Last week, I ordered 2 of Judy’s butterfly mugs for teacher gifts.  Our package arrived yesterday, and they are amazing!  I must say that the pictures do not do these mugs justice.  They are absolutely gorgeous!

In addition to these mugs, Judy has other butterfly pottery available too.  Take a minute to browse her shop, and be sure to tell her you saw her here. 

Daisy the Owl


Last week, a package arrived containing one of my daughter’s Christmas presents.  It is the most adorable plush owl from Sewing Bee Shop.  Anna is going to love this!

Sewing Bee Shop has a variety of different owls in 2 different sizes.  Each one is made with designer fabrics.  Another plus about these owls is that they are completely baby safe, with no small choking hazards attached.

Large Daisy the Owl Doll in Amy Butler Daisy by sewingbeeshop.