May 29, 2007

Shopping 101

AB is great at cooking, as we learned a few posts ago in Cooking 101. Now let me bring you in to the inner-CB Circle. Clearly the ever increasing wait has not diminished or curbed in any way my rediculous penchant for collecting things for Keira. The latest and greatest? Outfit at right was a mere $6 at Carter's. Could not resist...the 70% off rack was beckoning to me like a beacon in the night - "come on....what's another outfit?....she'll need it...she has to have it...YOU have to have it".

IDIOT!

And so here it is on the floor of her room. Because my friends, there is simply no room at Closet Inn anymore. So, I guess if she doesn't make it home soon, we'll have to buy a second dresser just to hold the overflow. (Lord forbid I actually just stop the insanity and leave the stores alone!)




So then let's jump over to my little, tiny, miniature obsession with the Backyardigans! Tonight, while perusing the big chain book store (OK FINE - I went in specifically to see if they had these little guys! Gah!) I found the last two "yardigans" to complete my collection. I was missing the pink gal "Uniqua" and the little blue penguin "Pablo". Now that they're all together, they can be happy and so can I. God, I need help!

Actually, a special "shout out" to the hubby for nudging me to complete the collection when he saw me holding them in my arms like a four year old who has found her favorite toy and can't bear to be parted from it. He said "just get em and get it over with...you might as well complete the collection". So with the teacher discount, they were only about $5 each. Not too bad. But still...people...I have an illness.

Last but not least, I got this little purse for Keira tonight. It's is FREAKING ADORABLE! Here are the pics - they say it all!




Uh- huh - you know you love you some Hello Kitty! Shoot! A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E...

Lord, give me the power to walk away...put the merchandise down...step away from the cashier...just say "no"...harness the "hand back the goods and no one will get hurt "kind of strength...channel the inner "saver" in me...bring out the less is more girl...and dwell on the "clutter free closet" lifestyle.

I'm doomed...

9 comments :

Wicked Witch said...

You are a hello kitty woman! I havent seen that stuff in ages. Brings back memories. I was happy to see the revival of Strawberry Shortcake. A girl could get high off the fumes of her strawberry hair!

Paul & Robyn: said...

I WANT that purse and not necessarily even for Avery. I could see myself using it!! You have definitely been my carter's teacher. I keep wanting to go back but so far I have been restraining myself.

Love Ya!!

Lisa and Doug said...

What awesome goodies! You had to get that outfit - $6 is a fantastic deal! Girls can never have too many outfits. Not possible...

Doris & Dan said...

Love the deals!! Even better because of it. We do what we need to.

Keep smilin!

a&mg said...

Those are some awesome shopping finds! Love em.

Susie said...

I love your shopping style. I actually had the same idea for a nursery as you...but chose something different instead. Love the nursery! I can't wait to see your next purchase...keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

Oh My!! We do have a serious problem, now don't we!!

Too Cute!!
love ya
deany

Donna said...

What an adorable outfit...I love Carter's clothing! I also love the Backyardigans, but unfortunately, my daughter has never warmed up to them. It's embarassing that I have to watch them alone!

Anonymous said...

The first step is admitting you have a problem. The second is to stop doing it!!!! Save some shopping for when Keira can go with you!!!!

Signed.

A fellow shopaholic.

V