Monday, March 03, 2008

Cherie, mi amor

I have a serious condition, perhaps I've mentioned it before... I am a shopaholic, it's quite worse now that it's turned into full blown Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. You see, I shop as if I were a hunter and the must-haves are my prey. Even though I often go home, ditch my bags in my closet and then forget about the items all together until the next time I clean the closet out. I still develop an unhealthy attachment to my things, which I've come to realize I must keep an eye on since my mom is a hoarder and this seems to be related to OCD . That's not something I want to foster within myself. I'm trying to get better, I swear, however once in a while I go astray.

My 'ooh, cherie, mi amor' moments are long winded. I can't help it. This weekend I put together an entire collage of items I want to makeover my living room and home office. Then I discovered the bedroom carpet needs to be replaced so I spent a couple of hours picking out a new one. I settled on a sandy light brown since I want to paint my walls a Tiffany blue for a Caribbean feel.

I also bought this ring:
Two years ago, I bought myself the same one, only with a blue topaz. Two weeks ago, I turned my house upside down and then had a crying fit when I realized it was lost. I calmed down and after speaking with a friend on the phone realized it was a thing and luckily, I'm at a place in my life where I can easily go out and just buy another. So I did!

I'm now eyeing this fragrance: Manuel Canovas Anse Turquoise Eaux de Parfum.
The product description alone makes have to have it!

Anse Turquoise ~ inspired by St Barths, the notes include bergamot, caramel, grapefruit, orange, citron, vanilla cloves, ylang ylang, cinnamon, sandalwood, jasmine, muguet, rose, tuberose, violet, magnolia, vanilla, white musk, amber, Peru balsam, orange blossom, oakmoss and labdanum.

Maybe I will resist temptation and turn over a new page with my finances too.

We shall see.

I'm trying to stick to # 5 from Zen Habit's 20 money hacks, tips and tricks to improve your finances, which states:

Keep a 30-day list. If you have an impulse to buy something you don’t absolutely
need, put it on a 30-day list. You can’t buy anything but necessities —
everything else goes on the list, with the date that it’s added to the list.
When the 30 days are up, you can buy it — but most likely, the strong urge to
buy it will be gone, and you can evaluate it more calmly.

However, it doesn't always work. I suffer through the anxiety of waiting when I don't have any patience, becoming obsessive and 'visiting'the item daily and hoping that they don't run out.

But I'm trying!

So don't mind me though if I use this platform
to whet my consumer desires while my nest egg grows.

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