Thursday, December 2, 2010

Three things Thursday

1. I bought my Christmas dress!

I went shopping with my kids and actually managed to get a dress out of the deal. My children had a favorite: a sparkly sequined number.
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Kind of like one of these, but it was multi coloured.

Sweetpea told me "pretty dress Mommy!" Spud informed me "you loooove that dress Mommy. It's shiney." It was so short that I wasn't sure if I could sit or bend over decently while wearing it though, so sadly I did choose to go for something a bit more tasteful.

The neat thing that happened while shopping was all the dresses seemed to be fitting funny, and finally I realized I was trying on the wrong size. I was actually trying on dresses that were too big! Once I got into the size that fit me, I found one that I fell in love with. No pictures right now though. You'll have to wait until I am all dressed up for the party next weekend.

2. I didn't buy shoes. Thanks for nothing Payless.

Okay, am I the last person on earth that doesn't text? I ask this because lately Payless always seems to have a discount that they only extend to you if you text a code in. I am not interested in texting and I doubt I'll ever do it. I will someday have a smart phone of some type and might email from it, but I intend to bypass texting entirely. I think it's kind of like fax machines. It's a fad that fills a tiny gap between other technologies being developed, but before long it will go obsolete.

Having said that, I was extremely disappointed with Payless's policy on the discount. No text, no discount. As far as I'm concerned this is discrimination. The customers that don't text for whatever reason are not eligible to receive the same prices as those that do. I have no doubt that there are still plenty of people that don't text aside from just middle aged homemakers like myself.

I have bought virtually ever pair of shoes my children have had at payless as well as many of my own. Today, I left a pair for myself and for my daughter on the counter and I won't be shopping there as long as they continue this policy.

3. This weekend I am doing my final craft fair.

I've found this craft fair season to be particularly exhausting. I don't enjoy making hair accessories as much as I used to. I really don't enjoy the politics of the competition with how many other people are doing it. I would rather be running.

I haven't made a firm decision, but I'm leaning towards being done with it after this craft show. I can go back to making them for fun and do it just for my daughter or gifts. Then I can spend time being active rather then hunched over a table in my basement with the glue gun.


  1. At least your daughters were more helpful shopping than my boy... he saw something similar and said "it's too pretty for you mom!" :( Perhaps because I don't normally wear sequined tops, I don't know. But I surely could've rocked it had I wanted to! :)

  2. YAY!!! A smaller size is always SUCH a great feeling!! I need to get a new dress too but have been procrastinating. Maybe this weekend!

    I never shop at Payless - too many negative experiences ;) I'm a texter but wouldn't text to get a discount. Either give me the deal or FO!!

  3. LOL at you trying on the wrong sizes. I can't wait to see the picture of you fabulous dress.

    #3 makes me a little sad. We love you cute clippy creations but if its not fun anymore I agree don't do it. Those craft sales must be a huge drain.

  4. I love sparkly dresses! Can't wait to see the pics of your dress! I can't believe Payless! That is a dumb policy. I am a texter/BBMer but I disagree with that policy. Lame! That's too bad about the craft fair experience- how about selling on Etsy?

  5. Wohoo on the smaller size!
    Can't wait to see pics of you all done up.

  6. Can't wait to see the dress.. and I'm sure you'll find pictures..

    I sign up for the text coupons, and still sometimes don't get them.. if you have a friend that texts, see if she'll sign up and then show the coupon from her phone (that's what I do most of the time)..

    Most of the coupons have a specific # they have to put in, which is why they have to see the coupon.. can't believe they didn't give it to you anyways.. :(

  7. Can't wait to see the dress!

    I love the sparkly dresses too, but you are SO right. They are UBER short. I'd never be decent in one. Imagine trying to get out of a car??