Anyhoo, I did want to tell you about my little Etsy shopping spree that I mentioned in my last post. You didn't think I would leave you hanging, did I?
Last week I was in the mood to shop. Sometimes I get that way, particularly if I am stressed or feeling down. I just get this urge to buy stuff. And it is almost always stuff I don't need. We all know the name for this disorder (and I think I can safely say all us women have fallen prey to it too): retail therapy. Well, I turned to Etsy to satisfy my craving. I looked through my favorite items and sellers and added things to my cart. And then I let my cart sit there for a few days while I decided if I really should spend that much money on stuff. See, I always feel a tinge of guilt when I treat myself to a few new things. Because there are so many other things—Bills. Student loans. Rent.—that I could put the money to.
Well, after letting my virtual shopping cart sit for a few days, changing items in and out so I wouldn't go too overboard and bankrupt myself—there were so many cute things I wanted to buy!—I finally "checked out." After I made the purchase, I had a bit of buyer's remorse. Like, did I really just spend $88 on nothing of importance? But then I realized, I deserve a little shopping spree. I work hard for my money and what is the point of working hard if I can't splurge once in a while?
I am super excited now to get my gifts-to-myself in the mail. Here's what I have coming:
My very first terrarium, complete with a lil' mushroom, from Blithe Gardens. So excited to get this cutie!
"possibly maybe," silver fawn necklace, from oh, hello friend
"wishful," silver camera photographer necklace, also from oh, hello friend
"grace finds me," lovely silver bird vine tear drop necklace, again from oh, hello friend
waterdrop. mist. swallow necklace, from tryst by kerry
I wanted to buy so much more, including this cute "do work" Gocco-printed notebook by Two Guitars, this typewriter print by Alicia Bock (which you may remember from this post) and even more necklaces, if you can believe it. I really wanted the Bock print but decided I would wait to buy it later...
My main problem is that every time I go to the Etsy front page I see so many new things that I just want to scoop up for myself! Luckily, I don't act on every urge I have to shop. Or else, I really would be broke.
So when is the last time you splurged? Did you feel guilty? And what do you think of my Etsy finds?!