My Version of Window Shopping

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I freakin’ love to shop. It’s ridiculous. I’m not really a fashion show/montage kind of girl or anything, but I could spend like seventy-nine bazillion hours looking at pretty things, putting them in my cart, and even occasionally buying them.

When I’m a New York Times best selling author with multiple book/movie deals and unlimited funds I have big plans to spend large portions of that in boutiques and family-owned businesses–just putting that out there in the universe.

The thing is, I have a four year old–and while she’s awesome, she’s not totally on board with my shopping lust. So, what’s a girl to do when she NEEDS to scour the aisles of stores for beautiful wares, but her child just wants to lay on the ground making dust angels?

She internet window shops!

That’s right… I open up a really killer site like Anthrolpolgie or Etsy and I fill my cart with everything I would ever even consider buying.

Heck, if it comes in multiple colors, I pick one of each. I even think of little gifts I want to buy for other people and stick them in there too…

Then, when I realize that I’ve spent at five or six hundred dollars in fake money… I CLOSE THE BROWSER.


Yeah, straight up, I don’t even think about it… I just click that whole browser closed… and don’t ever think about that stuff again. Um, but a word to the wise: Sometimes sites enable cookies and keep all that stuff in your cart for you, so if you go back to that online store for real, you might want to check your cart first.

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  1. I go on etsy and fav stuff all the time. I love online window shopping. It’s how I got the idea to go blue diamond for my engagement ring. I just randomly bought an Aquaman comic from eBay tonight. Ten bucks for a good condition wedding issue. I’m in trouble every time I see the Paypal button. That’s how I own an “I’m with Coco” t-shirt.

  2. I love shopping too. I spend lots of time adding items to favorites on Etsy, which is way less risky than adding them to my cart. 😉
    .-= nicole´s last blog ..She Turned Two! =-.

  3. A few years ago, I had a bad (but short-lived) habit of shopping online after a couple glasses of wine. That ended after I realized I’d purchased a painting from Australia. It’s possible there were more than a couple glasses of wine involved. The shipping was three times the cost of the painting.

    Suffice it to say, I no longer drunk shop.

    .-= Tawna Fenske´s last blog ..The great tampon of mystery =-.

  4. I’m not much of shopper for random things, but I am a serious-as-a-heartattack shopper for things I need/have to replace. I love gadgets and whenever one goes out, I always want the upgraded version. This requires weeks upon months (sometimes) of consideration.

    But the mall? Meh. My 11 yr old daughter, on the other hand….

  5. I internet window shop all the time. It’s my way of doing something girlie when surrounded by the boys in my house and I can’t get out! 🙂
    .-= Carin´s last blog ..A New Month =-.

  6. I do this with Amazon all the time, but like you’ve warned, the things that you put in your cart are saved by the cookies. Thankfully, I have learned SOME self-restraint when it comes to buying things on Amazon. However, when my husband goes to just browse for things, he often gets a glimpse of the cart and goes into panic mode. $500 on books and video games?

    Eep. Calm down, I didn’t buy them….yet.