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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Why I wish money grew on trees

Don't you ever wish money grew on trees? I do. Being a craftaholic, a fair chunk of my pay goes into buying the latest craft tools, stamps and embellishments, which don't come cheap.

My papercraft addiction combined with my handbag fetish, and my obsession with facial skincare products means that sometimes my savings suffer.

This year I definitely want to save more, which is why I wish money grew on trees, because as of late I have been drooling over these beauties, that I just can't help wanting... no, needing.

Kaisercraft are killing me. I am a goner whenever I walk into that store. Their latest collection, Charlottes Dream, is absolutely gorgeous. Shabby chic, vintage style cards? Yes! Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVE!

I urgently need a variety of die-cut shapes for both cardmaking and scrapbooking. I like the look of  the Spellbinders Nestabilities die-cuts. They come in zillions of funky shapes and they are compatible with my cuttlebug too!
I so want need a Cricut Cake machine. It does all the crafty things I want PLUS it produces thousands of shapes, fonts, messages and designs for professional looking cakes. Oh. my. gosh. must. have.

Groupon have some great online coupons. Their daily deals keep popping up on facebook and in my gmail account to torment me. I like the sound of some of those spa treatment packages. You can check out their Australian site here, and their New Zealand one here.

I have wanted a Nissan Micra to zip around in ever since they came out. In lilac. Lurve.

I use to have a treadmill. It was my 18th birthday present way back when I had a love for exercise and fitness. When I got sick I would walk a little bit each day in my pyjamas. That was until Brother Bear broke it (by accident). Oh how I miss that machine. I want another. In pink to be precise.

I am a skincare junkie. I'm a huge fan of face masks. I desperately want to try the Dermalogica range. If only they didn't cost $50-$70 {sigh}.

You all know how much I love nail art. This professional Konad stamping kit would be fab! It screams fun times, creativity and happiness. What a pity it costs a whopping.... wait for it.... $540!!  Yup. I kid you not. Think nail art is a cheap hobby? Well, if you're obsessed like me, think again.

It's amazing how much joy some sparklicious nails bring me. I just adore the muppets collection from OPI. I want one in every colour.

I recently ordered some blog cards from Vistaprint. I'm really happy with them! Now, when I finally get to a blog event or when people ask me for my blog details I now have a card to give instead of some crappy writing on paper. Yay! I could go mental with making some cute blog stationary.

So there you have it. My reasons for why I wish money grew on trees. There are just too many nice and pretty things.

What things are you drooling over?

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Alanna said...

Oh now you've got me thinking about my list of things as well!! When you find a money tree, I do hope you'll share it with me!

Your blog cards look great! I am trying to design a business card for Penguin Parade but just can't take the plunge!

I'm going to send you a link on FB to a seller here in Adelaide that I love. She's just getting started but she's great, and has spellbinders at a really great price - as well as a million other things :) Just cos I'm an enabler ;)

Talitha said...

The thing I want most is probably one of the most expensive things to desire.

A house.

I hate renting. I hate feeling threatened all the time by landlords and not being able to do what I want with flooring (carpet is hard for me), gardens and wall colours.

If I had a house, my money would all be spent on books, gardens, fish tanks and computer games.

Regarding your list though, I would put treadmill at the top. I know it's damn hard to exercise being sick, but I make the effort because its FAR more effective than drugs to combat fatigue and my migraines.

Kathrin said...

Hi Emily

If you email me your post address, you'll get a little surprise which has to do with your "wish list". ;-)


p.s. I love your blog! Can relate to your experiences so well.

Miss Chronically Creative said...

Alanna, what are you doing girl! Get on it! Haha, awesome! Thank you, oh great almighty enabler ;)

Talitha, renting stinks. Your goal is a much better investment than mine are. It is at the top, these were in no particular order, but somehow my crafting addiction wins. It's crippiling. I need to get my priorities right. That's so great that exercise has been so effective for you, it's so important to try and keep moving even when you don't feel like it. I've been working out lots lately. I've been gradually building up since last August. I wish I could say I've seen results in symptom improvement though.

Kathrin, you're so sweet! But only if I can send you a surprise back :D PM me your email, I can't see it anywhere on your profile.


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