Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Why I Shouldn't Memorize My CC Number

The period between Black Friday and the post Christmas sales was very very very bad for me.  So much shopping.  It was a terrible combination of stress shopping, poor impulse control, and the ability to justify anything to myself.

First up was an order that was placed almost immediately after Amanda posted her sales list (thank you so much for doing that!) to One Horse Threads.  Ever since I saw this T-shirt for the first time, I have wanted it.  Of course I threw in a few other things, but really the star was the "Oh Crop" t-shirt (which is totally amazing!).


I took advantage of the sales that If The Bonnet Fits and Dark Jewel Designs had, because both of them are amazing and I would happily hand them all my money.  To be quite honest, I have handed them a fair amount since I am up to six strands from Dark Jewel Designs and once I get the order from If the Bonnet Fits I will have four of her bonnets.  Can we just say I have a problem and leave it at that?

I also impulsed purchased a FitBit.  I have zero regrets about it and absolutely love it.

This picture doesn't begin to do the brow band justice,
and it will look even better with the navy bonnet

I won't even touch the majority of the metric crap ton that I purchased from Riding Warehouse.  For the most part it was either presents or boring everyday stuff, but I did get a few fun things.  I got one of the Riding Warehouse hoodies.  It is the best thing ever!  So warm and snuggly plus it cost $15.  If you love big hoodies get one in every color.

In preparation for the winter in the South, I stocked up on rain gear.  I got RockFish Wellies (rain boots), because I wore out my leather Dover ones in just over a year and these came with a year guarantee.  I am probably going to do a review on them, once I have worn them more, but so far it is two thumbs up (plus you can get them in fun colors even though I just did boring black).  I also got a Kerrits Outsider Waterproof Jacket.  Riding Warehouse was super nice and gave me a discount after the fact since I purchased it the day before they went on sale.  Go Riding Warehouse!


Post Christmas I totally lost my willpower and bought the new Majyk Equipe Dressage Boots in purple.  These things are just as amazing as I hoped.  Plus with the multiple pair discount and the sale I was able to get a full set for just over $100.  I am so glad I waited on these, because Stinker needed the smalls for the front, plus they are purple!

Now to finish collecting all the other purple...

What was your damage?  I sincerely hope it was less than mine, because I am currently running around my house trying to find things to sell to make up for all the purchases...

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    1. Me too! As an added bonus it is super comfortable too.

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  2. I bought too many things too >< Got an amazing deal on a BoT blanket, so I nabbed that. Bought some clothes and some random things I've always wanted to try. And I spent over $400 on new blankets for Fiction. I find it really hard to resist sales! And now I want those dressage boots.

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    1. I am totally in love with those boots. They were totally worth waiting for the smalls (plus purple!).

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  3. I would laugh at you, but my ME boots and several bridles will be arriving soon.....Oops.

    #noregrets

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    1. I really wish I had a video of my niece dancing around with $5 saying, "we are going shopping!" because it would fit us πŸ˜‚

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  4. I was doing so good, until I walked into a local store and they had a fleece BoT cooler with neck on sale. The only one left was in Dee's size. The crappy $ exchange and crazy shipping costs helped me curb the online impulse shopping :)

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    1. I probably shouldn't admit that but shipping costs stopped me from some Europe purchases... It is pretty hard to pass on a BoT cooler on sale with Dee's size. That is basically the universe telling you that you need it!

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  5. Omg so much stuff!!!! I definitely need to get sir chuckles some new boots... Maybe soon!!

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  6. Oooh, so much fun stuff! I have poor impulse control when it comes to shopping online, especially for horse gear. I want everything... one of each color!

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    1. Me too (hence the number of brow bands and bonnets)!

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    2. Yesss! Brow bands and bonnets are my weak spot. Also polo wraps and saddle pads. I have *literally* 70 saddle pads (and half of a riding horse to go with them!)

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    3. I am lucky that I have struggled to find a saddle pad that I love. HIs withers are so big that my options are limited. That being said I am pretty sure I am over 10...

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  7. All the toys!! I probably should not do a "shit aimee bought" wrap up or Alyssa will slap me.

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    1. She might forgive you if you share the wealth... I was halfheartedly trying to shame myself into not spending more money. Pretty sure I failed at that

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  8. So jealous of the boots. I need the cross country ones.

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    1. I finally got my hind set today! I'm so excited. Sadly I think it is going to rain all day tomorrow so I will have to wait for the weekend to try things out.

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  9. I can't lie, this is exactly why I WONT memorize mine... so many bad things would happen, lol

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    1. I inadvertently memorized mine. Too much online shopping I guess :)

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  10. That's a lot of stuff. I have managed not to buy a ton of stuff yet, but I think that's because it's been raining so I haven't been riding.

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    1. I admire your ability to resist because clearly I have none πŸ˜‚

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