Pieces of Me

A Quick Fix

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For one reason or another, it seems that a day cannot pass when I don’t need a quick fix. A Berroca in the morning. A quick two minutes on the couch playing Frozen. An afternoon espresso. Small pockets of escape that help me get through my day. My obsession with coffee is no secret, yet there seems to be one more thing I turn to for one of my most effective quick fixes: online shopping.

I do not want to remember what life was like before online shopping existed. I am happy to miss out on the frustration of driving in circles trying to find a car space at a shopping centre. I do not miss waiting in line to pay. I do not want to trawl from one store to the next hoping to find one thing I may like. I am happy to give up the feeling of disappointment, leaving empty handed. I am even happier to give up leaving with hands full of bags, realising that I have paid too much for everything.

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Online shopping for me now is like therapy. I jump online just to look, to distract the time, to indulge my senses in all the beautiful things I do not necessarily need, but certainly love.

I have sites that I visit every morning, just to update my wish list, waiting for the day that everything goes on sale. I have sites that I visit to dream about a house without toys or clutter and white walls that do not need another coat of paint. I have sites that I visit just to escape.

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Once upon a time, most of the sites I trawled where based overseas. Whether they shipped here or not I was religiously paying homage to stores that didn’t exist in Australia. I would lust over their wares and fancy, almost like I was walking down the streets of New York again. I still check out many overseas sites, but it seems that local, home grown sites have really improved in the last year or so.

From holidays, to my groceries, or even food for my little bunnies, I always shop online. If I need a present or a card, or just something special for someone I love, my first stop is online. Apart from being easy, it makes more sense. With a click I can compare prices, check availability and flick through a few options – without even leaving my chair (or my pyjamas).

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So while some of my quick fix remedies may seem a little crazy (yes, hubby there are a lot of coffee pods in the bin lately), online shopping isn’t one of them. If anything, the more stores that offer online shopping the happier I will be. As for my quick fix – well online shopping soothes the senses, without always having to buy something (and if you manage to buy something cheap or on sale that it is only a bonus!)

Tell me do you shop online?
What are your favourite stores to visit – so I can check them out too?
What quick fix gets you through your day?

 

Disclosure: A Quick Fix was written in collaboration with Crazy Sales, the fastest growing site for online shopping in Australia! Where the prices are so cheap, you’d be crazy not to check it out. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • The Plumbette

    I have started to shop more online now I have little kids. It’s so easy and Like you i like to admire the wares and wait for a sale so I can purchase them. For some reason I’ve really liked scrolling through Hard To Find and Down That Little Lane.

    • I love Down That Little Lane too – although soooo much temptation on that site!

  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    Okay, so just wait there a minute young lady … you play a game of Frozen? What is this game? I’ve never heard of it, but think I really need to. Please give me all the details stat. I started online shopping when I was breastfeeding in the wee hours. I would do it to pass the time. Anything and everything is open game for me 🙂

    • Ok, brace yourself and consider yourself warned….Frozen is a Candy Crush version made by Disney with the Frozen characters – I downloaded it like any other app and seem to ummm….whats the word? be addicted?! My sister plays the Maleficent one – so I think there may be a few versions to pick from depending on your fancy 🙂

      • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

        Oooh sounds like fun!!

  • Leanne Shea Langdown

    I also dream of white walls! And no clutter. I often think I may need a granny flat at the back of my own house where I can “live” … it would be white …. and bare …. and like a display home …. No doubt I would end up spending most of my time back in the big house where all the love is …. but the ability to escape for snippets of time would be AWESOME!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  • LydiaCLee

    I only ever buy things online – and for clothes, I have a $20-$30 max so that if it doesn’t fit, I don’t have to send it back, I can just ebay it and not worry if it takes a long time to sell….but my danger zone is bookdepository (or A&R online)

    • Oh I agree totally – book depository is link a deep black hole for me….it is especially nice to receive books in the mail I think xx

  • Ahh online shopping and I have a special relationship. I also just love browsing through ‘stores’ that I otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to look through. My biggest downfall was the lonely hours during the night when I was up feeding our little ones, they would fall asleep and too scared to move and wake them, this is when I would go shopping. Needless to say I am now on first name basis with our postie….

  • I too have quick fixes. A sneaky snooze, a chocolate biscuit or 3, shopping online… it all happens here. When I was breastfeeding a new baby I spent a lot of time on my phone trawling through shopping apps and it’s taken over since then. The postman knows my name just by sight. That’s a sign: online shopping addict! There are some great deals and sales and the you just can’t beat the convenience!

    • I think the postman just might know my sisters name – and size – and favorite colour – and favorite stores….just saying 😉

  • Malinda

    I love online shopping too, so many beautiful things and I can “window shop” til my hearts content with no cranky salesperson looking over my shoulder. I have a new shop opening soon, maybe you can bookmark me and come back for the opening (shh- big secret is it opens Monday!!!)

  • Emma Fahy Davis

    Oh yes, I buy almost everything online! Partly because I’m busy, partly because I don’t have to drag the kids round the shops, and partly just because I like it when the postie brings something other than bills!

  • I’ve had to stop my daily emails from OzSale because I was tempted too often! I love buying online, just not shoes and clothes as my size is not universal! x

  • I am loving Lark online store…The more online stores that jump onboard the paypal wagon the better. I hate asking hubby for the credit card…

  • Pinky Poinker

    I never shop online for anything really. I hate shopping though so I should probably get into it. Josefa, I just LOVE the way you style your photos. You inspire me.

    • Thank you and get into online shopping….for lack of better words – it is awesome!

  • Author Bek Mugridge

    Oh I love inline shopping because it is like getting little presents to yourself in the post!! Sure makes checking the mail a lot better experience!

  • I buy most things online too. Even the chemist is cheaper and more convenient for vitamins. Plus, I love all the parcels. It creates a lot of excitement and anticipation around the mail.

    • Oh I used to do the online chemist thing too – especially when the babies were so little – made life that much easier xx

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