|Even the staff at the orchard was wearing scarves!|
Since becoming a Mom, Who Stays at Home (this will make you chuckle if you’ve seen or heard of the movie Jeff, Who Lives at Home), going shopping in any capacity with my kiddos sounds about as fun as setting my hair on fire. I get that expression from my dad. Karin: “Dad, you wanna go to the State Fair”? Dad: “I’d rather set my hair on fire”. I had my first child three years ago and I can’t help but note that I began to subscribe to Amazon Prime (where I receive free two-day shipping on just about everything) around that same time. Online shopping has become a way of life for me. Just this week I received 12 cartons of Almond Coconut milk in a box on my doorstep. I'm not afraid to try anything when it comes to shopping online, especially if it saves me time and money. I understand the hesitation, particularly when it comes to clothes. What if it doesn’t fit? What if it’s not as pictured? How do returns work? While these are valid questions, they shouldn’t discourage you from giving online shopping a try. Here are the ways I make it work:
-If I see something in a store, especially if it’s expensive, I ALWAYS try to find it online. I had a friend tell me she found a pair of $189 jeans she loved for $23 on eBay. eBay is kind of the obvious place to check (along with Amazon) but there are all kinds of online boutiques randomly offering discounts or less expensive prices.
-I always look for free return shipping. Online returns are a hassle and can get expensive. I make exceptions to this rule if I’m highly confident about my purchase or I know I’m getting a great deal.
-I read the product description and the reviews. This is a HUGE benefit to shopping online. You can find out a lot about an item by reading what a Type A personality has to say about it. Don’t bypass this step in your excitement to put something cute in your shopping cart! Occasionally, customer service can be helpful and some companies even allow you to ask questions of people who previously purchased an item. Just do it.
Before I share my site for the week, I want to give you my go-to Thanksgiving recipe because food is my love language. You can find the Butternut Squash Souffle here and thank me later.
I recently decided that I only want to wear infinity scarves because I like the bulk without the complicated wrapping and tying. So, I literally went to Google and typed in “infinity scarves” and came across this site: www.scarves.net. Free shipping over $40. Sometimes, it’s just as easy as that.
Strive to thrive, people.
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|A Martin & Osa purple scarf! You can't even find this anymore!!|