Last Time This Year
On Thursday I set foot in the mall for what I am sure will be the last time this year.
On my list:
1. Nordstrom for Mousse Radiance
I left Nordstrom and walked past Betsey J. I wanted to go in but used some restraint because I knew I had lots of other temptations…
I walked upstairs to MAC where I re-stocked my Prrr stash and Studio Fix.
And then it was onto VS where I didn’t buy anything to wear…
…but did pick up a few things to spray.
The new Angel Fragrance Mist
I am digging them both. I have been wearing Bombshell and Bombshell Summer but decided to change it up a little bit.
Then it was onto the other Mac. It was such a chaos-fest that browsing for a travel combo case to house my Macbook + Camera combo was not even worth it. Walked in and walked out faster than you can say Terabyte.
Fashion Valley Mall
has just about everything that could bankrupt you in under two hours has just about everything you could want. But I still had to go grocery shopping.
The fun continued on at the grocery store and Trader Joe’s.
After all that, I came home and dug into a Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donut with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze
Are you doing holiday shopping at the mall? Online? Maybe you’re not holiday shopping this year?
To say I ran a few errands is an understatement but I did it at warp speed while Skylar was in school.
I did not want to go to the mall on Friday or over the weekend. The things I needed weren’t holiday purchases but just ‘everyday things’ I needed to pick up.
And next weekend, after Thanksgiving and with Black Friday and the holiday shopping season being in in full force, no way! As it was, I drove around for about 20 minutes on a random Thursday afternoon just trying to find parking and in December it’s a 2+ hour event just to find parking! Craziness! And some times you don’t find parking. Yes, one year on Black Friday weekend, I attempted to shop but left the mall premises because I couldn’t find parking after two hours.
So it was Thursday or never. Or at least not til 2012 since we’re leaving soon.
I do love online shopping, big time. Sometimes it’s nice to go in and touch and feel the merchandise, though. And with things like makeup, fragrances, or even sometimes clothes, online shopping can be tricky. But I am a huge fan of letting my fingers do the walking from the safe confines of my desk chair whenever possible.
Scott and I aren’t exchanging gifts nor are we doing so with extended family. Everyone is older and we all know that we don’t ‘need’ anything that we haven’t already bought for ourselves. Times are tough financially for so many people with the current economy and no sense buying gifts just for the sake of buying them, only to compounding to the stress.
Skylar got a new bike from her Grandparents and Santa has a few tricks up his sleeve for her, of course.
Thanks for the Healthier Snacks Giveaway entries and enjoy your weekend!