Retail Therapy!!! + Giveaway!

Posted at Aug 29, 2013 1:59 pm


In last Sunday’s ads there was a sale on athletic shoes (not that I’m athletic by any means) but my camping sneakers are beyond pathetic. I usually tromp through mud and wade into rivers and lakes then ride the ATV while wearing them so yeah, they’re a mess. I figured I’d toss them and replace them with my better pair. Then, of course, I get to buy new ones! The sale ad had this amazing pair of pink Nikes and I wanted them bad. So I went to the store and discovered that not only were those shoes not available they haven’t been available for a couple years. How stores can advertise something that isn’t actually available is beyond me.

Sadly, my appetite for pink athletic shoes had been whetted. I looked everywhere in town and also online. Yeah, there were pink shoes but they were either an almost purple pink or they had some weird combination of colors like lime green. Not what I wanted. Yesterday I had to run to Fred Meyer to pick up a few groceries and figured I’d wander into the shoe department. Just in case.

They had the same pink ones everyone else did. But as I wandered further down the aisle my hungry-for-pink gaze landed on a pair that I swear had the golden light of heaven shining down on them.

Voila! I’d found my shoes.

They aren’t pink but they freaking sparkle! The best part? They were on sale. And the cashier gave me a $10 off coupon.  And I had another coupon that gave me $6 off. And they came with an extra pair of shoelaces! When all was said and done I’d paid about $20 for a pair of sparkly Sketchers. Retail therapy rocks!

For today’s giveaway please leave a comment about the last item you bought for retail therapy. As a thank you I’ll give away ebook downloads of Second Chance at the Sugar Shack, Somebody Like You, and a box of Anything But Sweet conversation hearts candy to four commenters.

Giveaway ends and winners will be announced Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:00 (MST) pm. I can’t do my usual Friday/Saturday Giveaway because the first Boise State game is Saturday night and you really don’t want me trying to do something relatively intelligent while I’m screaming “Go Broncos!”

Thank you! (Go Broncos!)


24 responses to “Retail Therapy!!! + Giveaway!”

  1. Sue Smallwood says:

    For me it’s purses. I love buying them, carrying them.

  2. Wendy says:

    Depending on my mood it’s shoes or shirts. At the moment I have a huge amount of shoes, of which I can only wear one pair to work, because those are the only low pair I’ve got AND an exploding shirt drawer 😉

  3. Lisa Slock says:

    Usually i go out and by myzelf a book. But this year i got so depressed by getting a year older i had to get myself a kindle. There really was no other option..And now when i’m blue i browse around looking for a book that will give me a little pick me up. It’s healthier than chocolate anyway.

  4. cindy r. says:

    Since I’m on a fixed income and the only places I can shop are places with grocery carts, my main retail therapy is the book aisle at Walmart. Of course, being a major bibliophile, that really is retail therapy for me!

  5. Amber Masden says:

    As strange as it is it was when I had read everything book I had. I went into Barnes & Noble looking for a new romance book. I came across CRAZY SWEET FINE I knew who Rachel Gibson was but was new to you and Jennifer Bernard. I read the book in 2 hours a I was in book heaven with you and Jennifer Bernard. I have read everything by all three of you and wilk never stop reading as along as you write.

  6. Sue Peace says:

    My last retail therapy item was a book!! 🙂 Before that I can’t even remember!!

  7. I purchased a new suit for an interview that I have coming up. I also tossed in 2 new hats – I suddenly have an addiction to hats.

    The new mug is beautiful. They seem to be the HOT new swag item.

  8. Robin the Book Nerd says:

    I love it when I find great deals while shopping! But sadly I don’t need a deal to go shopping, which is why my cc statement can get out of control!

  9. Ada says:

    It’s not retail but there was a book sale at my local library and boy did I ever clean up! There are just too many books in the world that I want to buy and I managed to get a lot of my favorite books (some I’ve read, some I haven’t!) – one giant re-usable bag for only $5! I literally felt like I was robbing the library as I left. 🙂

  10. Candis Terry says:

    Congratulations to my Retail Therapy winners: Wendy, Cindy R., Amber Masden, and Heather Coulter!

    Ladies, please send your mailing addresses to me at

    I promise to get your prizes in the mail as soon asap.

    Have a great weekend!

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