Poshmark – High Heels and Whatever Else

I don’t know…eBay is nice and all but Poshmark is pretty great.  Once upon a time I was in Product Development in Ladies Footwear – talk about a wild ride!  Fashion at it’s finest…and craziest…and literally in the thick of it.  We used to say “we see everything from the birth, to the death, of a shoe.”  And we did…

Poshmark is great because it offers more than just what you can find on eBay (but, in the same vein, both new and loved items you may not be able to get elsewhere – Fashion obsolescence!)  

If you want to list something on Poshmark, while there are fees involved in selling, there aren’t any up front for listing…so even if you get dinged with a small fee at point of sale, you aren’t getting nailed monthly with hefty fees (those on eBay can really add up.)  So basically it’s long-term exposure without a major price tag, provided your items need it.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t as yet… You can do so here.

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Sharing The Honey Love!

Honey is a free service that enables consumers shopping online to save cash as they go – yes, it really works.  I’ve used Ebates and actually saved a bit with it…without really having to do a thing! 

Honey also provides a browser extension, but instead of sending you money later, it automatically tracks down coupon codes and applies them at checkout for instant savings – sweet!

If you shop online A LOT you will love it.  Even if you aren’t a heavy hitter online shopper, you will still benefit and save a few bucks (so really, why not!?)

Check it out and join HERE

 

Halloween In The Land Of Etsy

Aaaannnd more stores with Halloween fronts… *grinning ear to ear*

In this case, incredibly innovative Halloween jazz!  Etsy is one of my favorite online shops – I even bought things for my October wedding on here.  The brilliant minds, ever creating curiosities and fun – it’s never ending.  For this holiday in particular, you are guaranteed to find some specialty, unique stuff – costumes, accessories, decor…whatever!

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etsy.com

 

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Priceless…PS…that the suggested “favorites” and “you might also like” that Etsy shares with me always lean Halloween anyway… ❤

Etsy Suggestions! How appropriate...

Etsy Suggestions! How appropriate…

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Way back when we had to actually go to the store to shop for Halloween decorations, costumes, and other holiday paraphernalia – in many ways, that’s part of the fun, though, right?  

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Still, when I AM there in person, I generally want to buy (um…hoard) everything they have.  I suppose online that threat is potentially as dangerous – when all I have to do is click one, two, three, I still have to make sure I haven’t stocked up beyond what I need.  (Let’s be honest, chances are, with Halloween decor, I’ve already tipped the scale towards DON’T need.  But whatever!  For me, it isn’t about the party I’m having…I want this stuff for all year round!)

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eBay.com

These days life is more hectic – everyone is “on” 24/7, and actually getting to the store might be tricky.  Even if you do, you may forget something while you’re there (that little part about “being on 24/7” has as much bearing on the brain – and memory! – as your physicality.  And your car’s.)

Yay for eBay for embracing the 31st so fully – I love that it isn’t only about “Christmas Shop”s anymore, but that the ghouls of the bunch (myself very much included) have equal opportunity. *insert pumpkin grinning here*  Thanks, online stores! I know it is more about making money for you but, oh, the convenience factor…and larger selection…for the rest of us! ❤  (I found myself giggling that I already own that full moon night light. 🙂 ) 

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eBay.com

 

It’s only about three weeks away, Samhain, so if you haven’t gotten your act – costumes, preparations, cat toys! – together, you can reach out to the all might internet to get cracking quickly!

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eBay.com

 

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Martial Arts Halloween

Even Martial Art stores are honoring the Best Day Ever! (That’s the 31st of October, not that you needed to ask! 😉 )

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Centurymartialarts.com

Brilliant.

If you need a full blown Ninja uniform. . .or a glowing saber (listen, you never know!). . .they’ve got you covered with a few fun…and discounted…goodies!

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Centurymartialarts.com

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Humor – The Grocery Store

Does this ever happen to you?

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I try to always air on the side of staying positive, but I am not exempt from being human…and grumpy…at times.  Try as I may, I can’t always understand the folks who stand at the card reader when their items are all bagged and ready to go…and the next customer’s are being processed and sent down the belt!  Um…traffic jam, hello!?

Do you know what I mean?!

Or what about the people who aren’t ready with tender and slowly count everything out…penny by penny…nevermind the enormous line behind them?

I guess what bothers me at that moment – right or wrong – is that I know I try to be super mindful of others.  I bag my own groceries… I bring my own bags to begin with.  I have my card ready to swipe, and I know I need to gather my things and hustle so the next person can take my place.

I’m definitely not better than anyone, so I don’t mean to suggest (or even hint) at that.  But I DO think that being mindful is important, and kind of wish the sentiment was a global one.  When it mindfulness finds itself in short supply…especially at the grocery store (which most of us hope is a quick in-and-out)…?

Yep.  Aisle rage!    

It might start when the person coming the other way has their cart out in the center of an INCREDIBLY narrow aisle, mindlessly scanning the soup cans in front of them, completely oblivious to the fact that you need to get by (as do the two couples behind you.)  Or maybe when you are trying to find what you need, where you know you’ll find it, but someone has their cart sitting in front with no obvious sense of urgency…or time at all?  

It’s the overwhelming lack of awareness that I think provokes the road rage synapses to start firing.  I feel like many of us fail to comprehend someone else’s perceived cessation of time when the rest of us have somewhere to be – life is so fast-paced these days it almost sounds outrageous to dawdle with such abandon (at least, it FEELS that way when we want to pick up dinner and move on already!)

I endeavor to contain myself (sometimes it’s tough!) but I’ve seen ugliness when someone young, fit, and able…just kind of stands there without concern for those around him / her.   You know the type – waits for the cashier to bag also, and load the cart?  I don’t know about you but I have to distract myself, lest I burst out with “do you think *maybe* you could HELP instead of just standing there?!”

So anyway, I came across that little blurb above and almost fell over giggling.  Kind of nice to know I’m not the only one!