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wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Posted by ruddmd (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 5, 06 at 13:24

While at Marshall's yesterday I ran into a sale on napkin rings. Beautiful red beaded ones boxed in sets of four. Each set was reduced to $3. I bought 3 sets and am thinking about going back and getting several more. :) I love napkin rings, you can never have too many!

Let's see, I also found a nickel plated shower organizer on clearance, DD bought her dad a little valentines gift. At the book store I bought a book by Melinda and Robert Blanchard called "A trip to the beach". Just the thing for a dreary February. Oh - and a magazine called Budget Travel.

So even though not much was bought for my swap partner I had a great time shopping for myself.


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Let's see what I bought for myself this past week while swap shopping. I can't tell you 2 of the things because it was one of those buy one for my swap buddy and buy one for me!

A neat frame on sale
An electric manicure/pedicure set
A small planter
A new backdoor rug

I love shopping for my swap partner. LOL!


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Wine. I bought a few bottles! I went a little crazy at the Lindts chocolate store as well - Valentine's Day is coming up, you know.


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

new boots for me, new sneakers for me, and some pants for Scott for VDay...

Seip family 3...swap partner 0.

I looked, though, really I did. I'm just too picky buying for someone else. that's why I get so stressed out at holiday time.


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I went shopping in Nanaimo last week with the intention of shopping for my partner, but I ended up buying 6 mini bundt pans and a large star shaped bundt pan for me. BUT, while I was shopping I got the idea for what I am going to buy for my partner. I know they will have what I want in the restaurant supply store in Victoria. I have to pick up a friend at the Victoria airport next week so I'll just go early so I can shop. If they have everything I want I'll be able to mail it the same day. Matt works at a Mail Box Etc. and I'll get him to pack and mail it for me.

Ann


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Ran into a sale at bookstore--so ended up with Robb's new book in her Eve Dallas series & picked up 2 Fables & Fairy Tales , one for each GGS.

And at Marshall's found a lovely little leaded glass vase/ tinket holder for DDebbie's upcoming birthday.


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Well, I certainly bought a lot more for me than I did for my swap partner. I got a VillaWare grill pan(with weighted, grooved lid). Maybe this will work for panini and I won't have to get the Cuisinart Griddler I really want. Or I might wind up with both!
I bought 6 huge (18 & 24" diameter) ceramic flower pots and a double shepherd's crook to hang bird feeders on (got all this for about $70). Also a new pancake turner. Saw a KA bench knife that I wish now that I'd picked up. 8 new ramekins (for MLC) and a tart pan. Lamps for DGD's room with self-adhesive shades for me to cover. Some chocolate candy. That's about enough.


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

too much but rather not post.

What if you bought things your swap partner already bought for you? That would be disappointing to that person - especially if they went out of the way to get them.

Just a thought.


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

LOL. I bought one of almost everything my partner is getting. I bad.


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I almost bought me a new apron....I didn't buy one for either of us though! But I might go back and get the one I wanted. LOL


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RE: wanted: what did you buy for yourself while swap shopping?

Aprons! OMG! I never thought of that! I love aprons, and I ruined my favorite in a little bleach incident. OK. I am definitely going shopping Friday for aprons for me!


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Well up until last night I was being good and had not bought myself anything while swap shopping. However last night I went to Home Goods and I bought myself 2 pans. I bought a whole set of Tramontina pots 2 years ago from TJ Maxx and Home Goods. Folks on the cookware forum found out this type was not going to be around after that. I was so happy to find a 1.5 QT saucepan and a small frying pan last night. The saucepan I was sorry I had not bought and the fry pan, well... I could not resist.

I also bought a butter bell for my dad's apartment. He doesn't use butter but DH and I really miss our butter bell when we visit. Also it was only $7.99. The I bought a steamer with an extendable center post for easy removal.

I am also eyeing a bench to go in my living room. It has a lift up seat with storage underneath and 2 big pillow on top to discourage me from piling things up on it.

-Robin


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