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Since I started blogging, I’ve become obsessed!  I have a list of blogs that I read everyday (some are listed on the right hand side of this blog).  I even figured out how to read all of them in one place (thank you to my “dashboard” on Blogger).  Anyway, one of the blogs I frequently visit lists all sorts of freebies and special deals you can get.  I try not to get carried away buying things I don’t need just because they’re on sale or almost free (meaning item is free but you have to pay for shipping), but sometimes I just can’t help it.

I usually don’t end up buying anything, but I do spend a lot of time debating whether or not I should.  For example, they were giving away free personalized tote bags on Vistaprint + shipping ($4.99).  I really wanted one!  But what on earth do I need a small tote bag for?  I don’t and I knew that, so I thought it would be nice for DS1 to have one.  You know, in case he needs to go somewhere with stuff.  When I told my sister about the deal she took one look and told me it’s an ugly bag, a waste of money and if DS1 used it all his stuff would probably fall out since it didn’t have a zipper.  I still wanted one though.  It was such a good deal!

In the end, I didn’t order anything.  Only the ugly designs were for free and I didn’t want my DS1 to have an ugly design on a bag with his name on it.

So, I’m really telling everyone this so you can learn from my mistakes.  It’s so easy to get carried away- if you don’t need an item, just walk away- or click the little “x” in the corner of the screen.  I hope I can take my own advice next time.

Until next time,