Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Obsessions???? you ask. Yes, Obsessions. Yes, I realize that my blog's called, My Delightful Obsessions, which means that I'm supposed to be sharing my obsessions with my readers, right? Well, yes. That's my intent.
And if I weren't half as obsessive as I am, I would likely share all of my obsessions with everyone here. Please don't take this the wrong way. I want to share. I really do. Problem is, I get so caught up and wrapped up in my obsessions that it literally consumes all of my time - which explains my absences from my blog.
What the $#@% is she talking about, you ask yourself? Let me explain.
Recently, I've been on a bit of a hunt to find myself THE perfect gift. Yes, me..... for me. Why you ask? Well, firstly, by the end of the year, we'll be mortgage free. Whoooo Hoooooo! Secondly, it's my birthday Saturday.
Mathematically the equation goes like this: Soon to have No Mortgage + Birthday = Big Present For Me.
So I started shopping... online, that is. For years, I've told Honey that the first thing I'd buy when we're Mortgage Free, is a Chanel Jumbo Caviar Flap Bag. It's not that I couldn't afford to buy one all this time, ... it just that I think spending $3K on a handbag is just not that practical when there's other things that we ought to be saving our money for .... like our Mortgage, Kitty's private school fees, property tax (which by the way is almost $5K annually for our home), RRSPs, etc. So, I decided that I would only look at buying my Chanel as a treat for myself once our home was paid off.
So in the last week, while looking for Chanels, the Hermes Birkin caught my attention. One of the Yummy Mummies at my daughter's school has a Birkin. I really want a Birkin, I tell myself.... a Blue Jean Birkin. That'll look great on me! .... or so I thought, until I saw the price. $17K for a Birkin 35!
OMG! I cannot justify spending $17K on a Birkin. That's one year of private school for Kitty. Hmmmmm.... maybe Kitty can go to public school for Grade 5. Mommy gets the Birkin and then Kitty can go back for Grade 6. Hey, this can work.... NOT!
WELL.... since we're at the $17K mark now, I thought to myself, why buy a bag when I can buy a Time Share. So, that's where I've been spending my time. I've spent the last 3 days doing just that... Researching Time Shares. I have decided that I want to buy a Time Share. That or a Porsche Cayenne S but since my car is still in awesome shape and since Honey is going to be buying a new vehicle next year anyway, I've decided that:
Soon to have No Mortgage + Birthday = Timeshare
Knowing how fickle I am and how quickly I change my mind, I'm sure that it's only a matter of time before I decide that a Time Shares is not what I want. But for now... I want a Time Share... specifically, a Starwood Timeshare. Where? I'm not sure yet. But I want to go abouts finding me a Timeshare in the most practical and business-like way possible.
So on the topic of my latest obsession, do you own a timeshare? What do you think of it? Do you love it, hate it? If you had to do it all over again, would you have gotten it?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Nothing seems to be exciting me.... nothing! I spent 4 hours walking around at the mall yesterday. I went to the mall with the intention on getting at least a pair of shoes, a couple of skirts and possibly some boots.
I spent 5 hours trying on skirt after skirt, a ton of shoes, and boots, and a bunch of other things that were not on my list and left the mall with SQUAT! That's right. I left without buying a single thing. I bought ZILCH!
Nothing was inspiring me. Nothing was talking to me. I came sooo close to buying a pair of shoes as well as a darling pair of ankle booties but ended up walking away from them.... without feeling any remorse for leaving them behind. Sad really!
This Blahness is great for my wallet but so unexciting for such a new fashion season.
Am I the only one feeling blah?
Friday, September 25, 2009
It's another Giveaway time! Yay!!!!
3 Lucky Winners will get two (2) tickets each to the Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show held at BC Place Stadium.
Show Dates and Hours are:
Thursday, October 15th 4:00pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 16th noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 17th 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 18th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Some of the exciting features and celebrities include:
HGTV celebs Colin & Justin, Cheryl Torranueva, and Wendy Russell.
Ty Pennington, host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
HGTV’s Anthony Sedlak, for not-to-be-missed cooking demonstrations on the Food Stage.
Girl’s Night Out on Oct 15th. Look for a ton of surprises around the show floor and visit the Design Stage for your chance at a free goody bag. Make it quick, only the first 250 ladies will score the swag.
Enter at The Vancouver Sun booth for your chance to WIN a $100,00.00 Kitchen Make Over
SO, HOW DO YOU WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS????
All you'll have to do is:
- Follow my blog. If you're already a follower, please state just that.
- Check out the Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show website here and tell me what you're most interested in checking out at the show.
I will draw 3 lucky winners from all the entires. This contest is open to all Lower Mainland Residents as well as anyone who's planning on visiting Vancouver during the event. Contest runs from Friday, Sept 28 to Thursday, Oct 1, 2009. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 2, 2009.
Good Luck everyone!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
- Charm sizes are the same but the finish is not as perfect as J Crew's.
- Starburst Flower on J Crew's is covered with pearls. Aldo's has no pearls. It simply has the ring of pink balls with a white center ball. The center ball on J Crew's is a little pearl.
- The center of Daisy Flower is painted on while the J Crew version is an actual bead.
- The stone used for the body of the bee in J Crew's offering is an actual 2-tone stone of purple and yellow stripes. On the Aldo version, the yellow stripes are painted on the stone.
- The clasp is not as fancy as J Crew's. I personally love the look of the Nautical Clasp versus Aldo's Lobster Clasp.
So, what did I do?
I BOUGHT IT OF COURSE!!! And.... not just one bracelet, but TWO! I bought Two Bracelets.
So you're probably wondering why the hell did I buy the bracelet, let alone 2 despite all the differences? Well, for starters, the bracelet is only $19.99 (yes, it's slightly more expensive in Canada). Secondly, who the heck is going to know (okay besides myself and all of my readers) that I have a J Crew Storybook Charm Bracelet Knockoff? If anyone were to ever ask, I'd tell them the truth. I cheaped out and got mine from Aldo's. Finally, Aldo's was having a 2 for 1 sale. I got 2 bracelets for $19.99. That's $9.995 each. You can't beat that, that's for sure!
And just in case the first one breaks, I'll have a back-up and whenever I get tired of it, I could always re-design it.
So, to everyone reading this, if you don't already own the J Crew Storybook Bracelet and want an inexpensive copy, RUN! Don't walk! to your nearest Aldo store or failing that, order it online. (Sorry, online does not have a 2 for 1 sale).
Would you be ordering an Aldo Knockoff?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Well... let's see. We went travelled, Kitty went back to school and is now in Grade 4, I redecorated Kitty's room, I got very very ill and spent 10 days in bed, and am in the midst of planning our next vacation.
It's been a little crazy and I apologize for not being around. Please do check back soon. I will be blogging about our travels, Kitty's Room Reno, Kitty's Outdoor School experience, my illness and our new vacation. Additionally, I've got 2 new amazing giveaways.
But before I sign off for the day, I thought I would post a picture of myself. Sorry that I've got my sunglasses on. I enjoy being anonomous only because of my and my husband's professions.