Early Christmas Shopping?

That is a great excuse isn’t it?

I have been buying a few things lately that we don’t necessarily NEED. Like these Hotter shoes –

My Runba shoes from Hotter USA.I didn’t really NEED any new shoes. I could have worn the old ones I have, but I really really wanted some shoes that would not hurt my feet(or at least hurt them less).

The Neon shoes I got from Hotter to review were very comfortable, and all of their shoes are supposed to be very comfortable.

I went looking at their website and they have lots of nice dress shoes. I fell in love with the Rumba and amazingly enough they do have them in wide (on the black ones anyway), so I could not resist. I bought a pair of the black ones in wide.

I did get the discount for it being my first purchase from them, and they had a sale going on, so I got the shoes for much less than the regular price, which made me very happy (not to mention the hubby).

The new shoes arrived in time for me to wear them to my father-in-laws funeral, and they are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever worn. I spent much of the day standing up and while my feet did start to hurting later in the day it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.

If I had been wearing my old shoes I would have had to take them off part way through the day, because my bunions would have been screaming at me.

So I am really happy with the dress shoes. If you are looking for some new ones (or a present for someone ) be sure you check out the Hotter USA website.

My husbands cell phone was not working right anymore, so I also bought me and the hubby new phones from Tracfone. The android phones they came out with recently.

We already had phones from Tracfone, and didn’t want to lose the minutes we already had, and we couldn’t find other phones that we could afford that would actually work where we live.

This area has lots of dead zones, and the only reason it works at our house is because we have wi-fi. We switched to phone service from the cable company because it was cheaper than the land line, and my Cap-Tel (captioned calls) phone would still work. My Cap-Tel Phone for captioned phone calls.

The new phones mean that I am finally able to get an Instagram account. If you are on Instagram would you please follow me? Pretty please? With sugar on top? If I throw in a cherry?? Thank you!

I’m still learning how to use the phone, and the camera.  I didn’t think it would be that complicated, but it is going to take me a while to figure everything out. I am loving the camera on the phone. It is much easier to use than that old digital camera I was using.

I told my hubby that all this stuff is our Christmas. He seems to be ok with that. We will see.

Have you done any Christmas shopping already? Regular shopping? Halloween?

Overcome Your Shopping Addiction By Stephen Howe Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Cover of Overcome Your Shopping Accidtion by Stephen Howe.Overcome Your Shopping Addiction : The Guide To Beating Your Addiction And Ending The Shopping Addiction Cycle is a pretty neat little book.

It isn’t very long and is easy to read but it packs quite a bit of information in those pages.

I wanted to read it in case it might help me stop buying so much online. I’m  quite relieved to find out that I am NOT a shopping addict! However I do have some of the bad habits that can lead to problems.

It is certainly much easier to solve a problem if you start working on it before it gets to be a HUGE problem.

If you are already addicted to shopping the steps listed in this book can help you get control of it.

One thing I really liked about this book is that it explains some of the things can help cause this particular addiction. Such as living in a culture that believes “retail therapy” is just fine.

If you happen to come from a background where “keeping up with the Jones” is important that can also make it easier to fall into an addiction to shopping.

The information is divided into several chapters including :

Understanding the Retail Therapy Culture

Identifying the Symptoms of Extreme Shopping Addiction

Coming to Terms with your Shopping Triggers

Sporting a Proactive Demeanor to Combat your Shopaholic Tendencies

Leading a Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle

That makes it easy to go back and find specific information.

This would be a good book for anyone who is concerned about their shopping habits…addicted or not.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Holiday Shopping Season Is In Full Swing

Holiday Shopping Season Is In Full Swing

Christmas Tree OrnamentsI went shopping this morning. I’m not sure why but I didn’t really expect to see all the Holiday stuff out yet.

Wal-mart already has isles and isles of goodies out. Lots of perfume and powder gift boxes…and gobs of kitchen stuff.

And that is besides all the Christmas decorations. Some of those were out before but now there are a lot more of them.

There were plenty of shoppers too. More people in there than I have seen since…last holiday season!

I guess everyone is getting a head start. Or maybe they are checking things out so they know what to go for come Black Friday.

Of course lots of stores are starting their sales on Thanksgiving this year.  Most of my shopping is going to be done online.

Are you planning to shop on Black Friday? Anything in particular you are trying to snag?


The Best Places to Shop as of 2012

The Best Places to Shop as of 2012

Malls have become an inevitable place wherein almost everybody goes to; and for nearly every reason as well whether it is shopping, meeting someone, taking a walk, eating and so on. If you find yourself looking for a mall to go to, you may consider going to these malls.

Mall of America

The Mall of America or MOA has and is everything that you want. Hotels, restaurants, department stores, a mini theme park, events, zoo and so on; you name it, MOA’s got it. So if ever you find yourself in Bloomington Minnessota or anywhere near, you should consider going to this amazing place.

King of Prussia

We can say that the king of Prussia is MOA’s number one rival. But compared to MOA’s all-around approach to consumers, the King of Prussia mall is more focused on shopping and boasts over 400 stores that occupy over 3 million square feet. The King of Prussia Mall is te largest in the east coast and is located at Philadelphia.

The Galleria

If you find yourself craving to spend some money or getting some high end stuff and designer lines, you should check the Galleria; where only the best is sold. Located in Houston Texas, the place has outposts for Macy’s, Cartier, Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Versace, Tiffany & Co, Marks and Spencer and so on.



From the elite, we go to the masses. You can say what you will about Walmart but it still is one of the best places to shop if you consider variety, location, and affordability. Walmart is located at a 5 kilometer radius of every major location in the US, a perfect place for everyday shopping especially if we consider the prices and everyday sale on different items though Walmart coupons available throughout the internet.

Holiday Wish List Savings

Everyone wants Savings, especially when shopping for the holidays.  The more money you can save on each item, the more things  on your wish list you can mark off! And of course your kids wish lists, not to mention your husbands.

Savings.com can be very helpful with that. You can save money on flowers, Christmas decorations, party favors, gifts, and anything else you need for the Holidays. Even groceries for Christmas dinner!

I found some codes for discounts on power tools. Which might mean my hubby will get his biggest wish list item this year. They have glassware deals too, which is on my wishlist.

And for those other occasions like birthdays and valentines day there are the jewelry store codes and of course the flower shop discounts!

You can save money on items you buy every day too.  They have codes for beauty and personal care items. There are codes for dollars of toothpaste and toothbrushes! They even have savings codes for diapers.

They have coupons and codes for deals on books too. Even textbooks for college. I wish we had known about this when my husband was taking classes. We could have spent a lot less on his books.

You can search for particular items or your favorite stores and brands.  You can even search for deals in your area. There were a couple of restaurant dollars off deals in my area.

Savings.com  is a great place to find deals and discount codes. Check it out before your next shopping trip.



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