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#107261 - 02/11/07 05:55 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: Anno]
gims Offline

Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 3404
Loc: USA
ewwww, orchid, I'd love to live in a forest! on or near a mountain range! where there are stunning seasonal changes! where the weather is fair and neutral! where I can hear the sound of water and visit when I please! I'm there now in my head!

I hate when I buy something that fits perfectly, wear it OUT, and can't find a replacement! CSQ, if you like samples check this site: On the products page, look for free sample kit - yep, free... +shipping and handling, of which mine was only $3.45. I wish I had ordered one of their brushes, when I ordered my sample kit, but I didn't... hohum.

Books, did I hear books... ?

#107262 - 02/11/07 06:16 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: gims]
gims Offline

Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 3404
Loc: USA
That should have read: everyday minerals custom mineral makeup kits - for those who are interested, it is the first title under the pic on the right side of the home page.
Or, try this link:
look for:
Free Sample Makeup Kit

#107263 - 02/11/07 08:56 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: gims]
orchid Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3675
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
When I was sewing lots..I used to buy reams of beautiful fabric. A quality fabric store was where I spent happy time, rhapsodizing over texture, colour and imagining stuff I could make.

So ended up all sorts of fabric lengths..some of which I gave away to family and friends.

Gimster, you need to plan for vacation home elsewhere with mtns., etc.
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#107264 - 02/11/07 10:42 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: orchid]
chickadee Offline

Registered: 09/26/04
Posts: 3910
Loc: Alabama
I watched the above sites as slideshows. Stunningly beautiful pics.
I don't spend money like I used to. When I go to Alabama, I buy my Jeans, maybe 4 - 6 prs at Maurices because they are the ONLY brand that fits me perfectly.
I am a coat fanatic and I rarely get to wear them so I guess that would be my senseless spending item. I buy most on sale though, and my daughter usually picks what she needs when she visits. Come to think of it, she's the reason I need more Maurices jeans. We are the same size.

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#107265 - 02/12/07 04:30 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: chickadee]
WizardofZA Offline

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Dishes...go figure!
I have 2 full sets of good china (one heirloom Limoges from my grandmother) 5 sets of various colored chargers...silver, gold, red, copper, turquoise; 2 sets of Christmas (one Spoke); 2 sets of outdoor dishes, 5 sets of everyday...plain green, plain white, southwestern, Mexican tile and Tuscan. I don't cook much, either, but when I entertain, things sure do look purty!!! hahaha
When you give it away, it all comes back tenfold, they say.

#107266 - 02/12/07 04:48 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: WizardofZA]
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
This is so interesting. Anno, if you want to spend money on skin care that works, get Arbonne from Danita and hand care from starting over. That's my vote.

I am not a spend thrift. I really don't have anything other than books that I love to buy.

However, we spend lots of money on good food by either eating out or buying and entertaining at home. We also spend money on travel. We have taken our kids to many awesome beaches and we also do lots of little trips to fun places.

Wizard, I have a friend who also buys dishes and another who buys linens. Welcome back!
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#107267 - 02/12/07 05:01 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: Anno]
TVC15 Offline

Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 2538
Loc: North Carolina
I've been into buying Kitchen gadgets lately. Got a new blender and I'm looking for a new coffee pot.

And I went on a magazine splurge a couple months ago but got all the subscriptions at sale, or professional prices.

Books I do in spurts. I buy too many at once and then stop until I read them all. I've still got a couple to finish before I can buy more.

I don't buy enough clothes and am always sorry when we get invited somewhere at the last minute and I have nothing to wear. It drives my husband crazy. He's like, buy yourself some new clothes already! (I know I'm not normal in that area, am I?)
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#107268 - 02/12/07 06:08 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: TVC15]
Eagle Heart Offline

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4876
Loc: Canada
I haven't been spending a lot of time shopping or spending money lately. But one thing I'm constantly fighting off the urge to buy are kitchen things - especially tea towels - I mean, what's with this obsession with tea towels!!! I just can't understand that one. I'm ALWAYS drawn to tea towels, and have a very hard time resisting really pretty ones. I've had a life-long hatred of doing dishes (long cinderella-type story there) up until the past couple of years. And now I just can't get enough tea towels.

I also love to buy books, and am like TVC - I'll buy lots of them at once (mainly to take advantage of the free shipping), and then stop until I've read a few of them. I must have over 20 books here that I've bought in the last year and still haven't opened yet...but I WANT to. I'm bouncing between the two new Joseph Girzone books (Never Alone and Joshua) right now, but can't even finish a whole page these days.

I did buy myself a snazzy pair of black/grey jeans (with lots of embroidery down one leg) the other day. Original price was $50, got them for $15. Got them home, they looked so hot, hubby insisted I go back and buy another pair! Same colour (the only colour on the rack), but longer leg, in case the other ones shrink. That was fun, finding a pair that actually looked and felt good.
When you don't like a thing, change it.
If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

(Maya Angelou)

#107269 - 02/12/07 11:08 PM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: Eagle Heart]
gims Offline

Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 3404
Loc: USA
Oh, orchid, I'd love to say, "I'm on my way right now!" What awesome pictures. And I WILL get to see the Aurora Borealis someday, in person! I will, I will!

#107270 - 02/13/07 02:57 AM Re: My senseless money spending obsessions are.. [Re: gims]
meredithbead Offline
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Registered: 07/07/03
Posts: 4894
Loc: Orange County, California
Beads. Bet no one was surprised at that one I rationalize by telling myself it's for my business, but I know I overspend when I go to the wholesale show. Just walk down the aisles with an open checkbook: I'm dangerous.
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