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Mishetta
05-04-2006, 03:01 PM
I can't stop!!! I've been buying clothes, swim wear (for kids), sandals, etc...for all 4 of us & just now went to the Oriental Trading Company's website & ordered Pirate Tee Shirts, gold coins & cloth parrot for my boys!! HELP ME!!! I can't stop shopping & I'm not a shopper!! I can see how this can get so addicting!! :blush:

For all I've spent the past couple weeks, I could have paid for another person to come along with us! :eek:

Will there be a Shoppers Annoymous on board?? :teeth:

"Hello, my name is Mishetta, and I've become a shopper" (much to my DH's dismay) :sad: SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!

my3kids
05-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Well, if your stores accept returns I'll gladly come along on the proceeds of your refunds!

dreamcometrue
05-04-2006, 05:55 PM
what will I be like then? I am a HUGE shopper (addicted!). We won't cruise until 2008 and I walk through stores thinking "oh, this would be cute for the cruise". But, so far, I have restrained myself! I am afraid my pre-cruise purchases will cost me as much as the cruise itself! :cool1:

taeja71
05-04-2006, 06:03 PM
have you made magnetic door signs yet for your cabin? That would eat up some of your time. Magnetic door thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=838817&highlight=magnetic+door+sign)

Otimon
05-04-2006, 06:11 PM
:rotfl2: :hug: :boat: :love: :wave2:

Echo queen
05-04-2006, 08:54 PM
:lmao: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: Mishetta my DH thought this was my post :rotfl2: :rotfl2: He thinks you and I should go through the program together. :lmao: :lmao: We are going camping this weekend so I can't go shopping. :thumbsup2 My door sign is done. :sunny: I look forward to meeting one of my own, the true, the savvy, the proud, ShopAholic. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

See ya soon. :grouphug:

Queen2
05-04-2006, 09:11 PM
I thought I was reading about myself :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao:

I'm an over shopper. Maybe we'll all be in the same program . I am powerless & can't help myself :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao:

I spent sooooo much on the children, fancy fresses for DGOd, tux from ebay for DGS.

you ready for this $1,000.00 in pictures from the ship, not counting what I took. Can't afford to get them developed.

Now I'm planning another cruise December 15, 2007. Put a deposit down while on board.

Mishetta
05-04-2006, 09:23 PM
have you made magnetic door signs yet for your cabin? That would eat up some of your time. Magnetic door thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=838817&highlight=magnetic+door+sign)

Great idea to keep me busy but no, I have not made one. Seems to complicated! Anyway, I need no more excuses to go to the store again to buy something! I'll proudly accept one though if someone would like to make mine & mail it to me! :teeth:

My3kids ~ no problem! The more the merrier! I'll start pulling my receipts out to return all my purchases. Meet me at Port Canaveral on May 20th, okay? ;)

Otimon ~ :wave2: :goodvibes

dreamcometrue ~ lock up your credit cards & throw away the key is all I can suggest!

Echo Queen ~ camping huh? I guess my DH should make me go out into the wilderness too so that I am not around any stores! That would certainly curtail my shopping!! Hey, maybe we can start our own meeting on the cruise!?? Whatya think? :Pinkbounc

Queen 2 ~ my thing is, I ONLY shop when it's a bargain (sale, clearance, close outs, etc...) I shop for clothes off season ALWAYS so that I get it all discounted but this cruise caught me by surprise. :guilty:

MommyMouse
05-04-2006, 11:03 PM
Well I'm in the same boat as you all! :boat: It's a blessing we are leaving for our cruise on Sat. I have ALMOST shopped myself to death :lmao: I will have to join the Shopaholic progam.....After we get back I won't know what to shop for! Oh yeah :idea: ...I'll be able to go back to the stores and return all the things we never wore :rolleyes1

Cindi0511
05-04-2006, 11:29 PM
Just think -- for every dollar you DON'T spend now, you can spend it on the ship later.

... dunno if that would work or not, but it can't hurt to TRY that psychology ... :rotfl2: :rotfl2: See you all in the SA meetings ... :goodvibes

MrsJobba1
05-05-2006, 01:27 AM
Try putting the money you would spend in a jar, then you could blow the whole lot on the cruise!!
;)

NurseChell
05-05-2006, 01:38 AM
Mishetta,
Oh My Gosh, I thought I was the only one doing this! :) I've been to Walmart everyday this week shopping for cruise "stuff", Just cant stop!
I did try making Door Signs to pass the time, then needed stuff from Walmart to make them. :moped: Somebody stop me :banana: :banana: In 2 more weeks I may be bankrupt! :p

rileysmommy
05-05-2006, 07:26 AM
That's the way my sister has been ever since we booked this cruise in January. And we're not sailing until January 2007! They are driving down from PA and she gives her 3 kids a little present every 100 miles. (She did this last summer when we went to WDW too.) Get this, she already has all the presents for her youngest dd! The cruise is 8 months away! She's also been going nuts buying pins and clothes too! I have tried to restrain myself a little bit more since I am a SAHM.

callahanjulie10
05-05-2006, 08:12 AM
I, too, have been shopping a tab more than usual :thumbsup2 Girl, you have to treat yourself and this is definately the occasion to do it for.
We aren't making door signs- I have found that I have so much stuff - I just can't do it all.
Tomorrow starts my cleaning of the house and getting everything together. It will be completed this weekend. We still have to set up for a dog sitter to come and stay with Chloe, our precious dog. That is the only hard thing for us when it comes to cruising. I hate leaving my dog!

curlybop
05-05-2006, 08:53 AM
I'm not alone! :teeth:

Our cruise is almost a year away, and I've already bought a lot of stuff. We had some old luggage, so I found an online deal on high quality red luggage, that arrived yesterday.

I've been eyeing some clothing on the Disney site, and all these coupons they keep sending makes it tempting.

I found a formal dress for me being clearanced out really, really cheap, so I bought that. Got DD some Princess stuff (swimsuits, coverups, etc.)I found on sale, and put away for the cruise. Picked up lanyards at Wal Mart while I was thinking of it. Roaming through the Goodwill store the other day, I spotted a Donald Duck tie with Disney store tag still on it, picked it up too for DH!

It's addicting. Now I'm trying to hold off buying any summer clothing until the season is up and it's really marked down. It's hard to do though!

my3kids
05-05-2006, 10:44 AM
I kid you not....I have a pair of pants in my closet that I bought early in anticipation of my cruise that was in 2002! They are still hanging in my closet unworn! They never even made it to the port!

Queen2
05-05-2006, 01:50 PM
been there done that also. Except mine for some unknown reason shrink while they are hanging :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I have clothes for cruises for every season that never made it to the port. :sunny:

Mishetta
05-05-2006, 02:42 PM
Well, the thing is with us, I didn't realize how much we really needed. I had nothing to wear for even semi-formal night! We just don't go anywhere! My DH has 1 suit & we will bring that & he wears dockers to work, so now he went out & bought a couple pair of nicer slacks & some new shirts (he needed those anyway).

I don't think I over bought anything in particular, it is just stuff we would need. I still need to get socks for my oldest DS & a pair of dress pants. I need a shirt for my little fella to wear with his suit. (Got the suit from my cousin ~ it was her DS's suit & he's now a teenager & he wore this suit ONCE when he ws 5 y/o but there are no pants to it since her DS made a hole in the knee at the wedding they attended :rolleyes: ). Darn it!

I also have to look for shoes (in the basement first) for my little guy. If I don't have a pair of dress shoes saved (from my big guy), then I'll have to buy him shoes too! OMG!!! What have we done????

I bought a bunch of new (casual) clothes since I just wear all the same old stuff over & over & over since I'm a SAHM too. Have worn sneakers only (even to church if we go on a Saturday afternoon) for the past 3 years! But I do have a pair of wedding/funeral shoes which I need to dig out.

Also have purchased motion sickness pills......many of them :rolleyes:

MommyMinnie
05-05-2006, 05:48 PM
I have found my cruisin' soulmates! Everyday I try to buy one little thing for the cruise. Usually it is something simple like bandaids, a new toothbrush, or nailclippers. Some days it's something special like a formal for DD. Today DD and I hit Party City for Pirate acessories.

I figure what the heck, I want to start enjoying the cruise now! This way it lasts longer and I won't have a last minute rush getting ready to go.

Have fun and keep the "Wonder" and "Magic" alive! :wizard:

Mishetta
05-06-2006, 11:48 AM
Well, here I go again!

Wish me luck, need to run to Kohl's to get DS (10) socks & 2 pair of dress pants. That's all I really need today! Heaven only knows how many bags I may return with! :blush:

Okay ~ stand back everyone!

callahanjulie10
05-07-2006, 09:44 AM
Don't forget to pack an empty bag or suitcase for the cruise so that you can pack all the stuff you will buy on the trip as well! I sure hope that we don't sink the ship with all of our stuff we bring with us :cool1:

Echo queen
05-07-2006, 11:26 AM
Well Mishetta, the camping trip did curtail my shopping for Friday and Saturday but I am off to the mall today :Pinkbounc :moped: :woohoo: Thank God, the camping trip got a little hairy :scared1: Very heavy winds :scared: and rain came through at about 2:30am and nearly blew our tent away with us in it, very very frightening. The good Lord was on our side and it all worked out safe and sound pixiedust: We will not be doing anymore adventurous activities before the cruise.

Have a great Sunday. :sunny:

Mishetta
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Well Mishetta, the camping trip did curtail my shopping for Friday and Saturday but I am off to the mall today :Pinkbounc :moped: :woohoo: Thank God, the camping trip got a little hairy :scared1: Very heavy winds :scared: and rain came through at about 2:30am and nearly blew our tent away with us in it, very very frightening. The good Lord was on our side and it all worked out safe and sound pixiedust: We will not be doing anymore adventurous activities before the cruise.

Have a great Sunday. :sunny:

OMG!! What a camping experience you had!! Glad it all turned out okay!

We go camping too (visit our friends who have a trailer permanently parked at a state park right on Lake Huron) & when we go, we spend the night in a hotel nearby! We get a suite infact! :teeth: That's the ONLY way I'll go camping!!

See you soon!

Mishetta
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Don't forget to pack an empty bag or suitcase for the cruise so that you can pack all the stuff you will buy on the trip as well! I sure hope that we don't sink the ship with all of our stuff we bring with us :cool1:

After what I've spent just preparing for this cruise, I don't think my Dh will let me even bring my CC along! :guilty: So I doubt I'll be doing any shopping!! If the food wasn't free, I don't think he'd let me eat either! :rotfl2: (Just kidding!)

Mishetta
05-11-2006, 03:56 PM
You're not going to believe this! Didn't I say I was doing way too much shopping? Well, when I got home today there was a message on my answering machine from the CREDIT CARD COMPANY!!! The message was something like "please call us regarding recent activity on your card. It is necessary to verify the recent transactions on your card to insure that they are valid" or pretty much close to that statement anyway! NOW do you all believe me that I've been doing a bit too much shopping?? :rotfl2: :lmao: (Oh, my poor unsuspecting husband! :blush: )

Otimon
05-11-2006, 04:09 PM
:lmao: :lmao: :rotfl: :flower3:

Castillo Mom
05-11-2006, 04:30 PM
Hello ladies. My name is Lisa and I'm a shop-a-holic. I've been one for years but couldn't bring myself to admit it. I thought I had hit rock bottom on our first trip to WDW. Our trip was a year off and I started with small things like t-shirts for the kids but then my problem got worse when I began to dabble in luggage shopping. Soon I was too embarassed to do it in public so I resorted to doing the deed late at night in the dark on the internet, my eyes bloodshot from surfing for hours. :surfweb: I couldn't resist the deals to be had on Disney's online store. I even resorted to having items delivered to my place of employment so DH and the kids wouldn't find out. I know it's shocking but yes, I'd shop at work too on my lunch break. I'd come home and hide shopping bags all over the house and in the garage. Now I fear I'm past the point of no return. Our next trip to WDW and first Disney cruise isn't until summer '07 and I have already purchased 5 outfits for my niece. I've even begun shopping for Pirate costumes and am in the process of designing custom t-shirts on Zazzle.com. Now I hear about door signs. I've lost control and have finally mustered up the courage to admit to this vice. Thanks for listening. :teeth:

KSDTink
05-11-2006, 04:41 PM
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I too am a shop-a-holic!!! Our cruise is in 7 months (10 day Christmas cruise) and I have been buying things since last July when we booked the cruise. I have stocking stuffers (Disney of course) which I have been buyin on e-bay and at the Disney store as recently as last weekend! Got new pj's for myself and DH, outfits for DD. Heck, I even bought a black Mickey Mouse tie for my DH for formal night! Now I am trying to find a Mickey tie tack for him!!! Help, somebody stop me!!!! I have been making signs too, too many I fear! And today I got online and ordered free travel brochures for the islands we are visiting. I just can't seem to stop. I bought new luggage a couple of months ago before we went to Hawaii and I find myself wanting to buy more even though we really don't need any. Is there any cure for this?????

Mishetta
05-11-2006, 05:00 PM
Come on you shopping addicts....I know there are more of you out there. Please come out of your overly stuffed clothes closet & redeem yourselves! The only way to overcome your (our, my) problem is to first admit it! Stand tall, stand proud & come clean! The truth will set you FREE!!

1, 2, 3, 4,
Who are we for?
Shopaholic Anonymous,
Shopaholic Anonymous,
Hooray! :cheer2: :cheer2:

Come forward one & all! :rotfl2: :lmao:

(Too funny Kathleen & Lisa! Just too funny!) :lmao:

Queen2
05-11-2006, 06:31 PM
I shop so much on ebay someone hacked my account several times. I went to get on ebay the other day & it was blocked :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao:
Had to change my password for the fourth time.

This last cruise we went on I had 3 formal dresses & 4 semi formal dresses for DGODD(10) . She wore a total of three. The others are still in the siutcase with the tags on them. Wish I had the receipts for some of them

Mishetta, love your cheer :banana: :banana: :cheer2:

Here is what is putting a hold on me right now, trying very hard to get rid of part of me :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: Ladies you know what mean. Have to lose alot of me to get off the oxygen & cpap machine I'm on. I have pictures from the cruise in several places in the house, with a circle & a line going through it to remind me. Lost 12 lbs since I came home the 29th. Look out next week might need more clothes
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Castillo Mom
05-11-2006, 06:40 PM
Weight is one of the things holding me back right now too. I want to lose a few more pounds before I begin buying vacation clothes. They had the cutest tankinis at Costco recently and I've really had to use willpower not to buy 3 or 4 of them.

Echo queen
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
OK, on Sunday I needed 1 more pair of black sandle type shoes. I have bought 4 pair of sandle type shoes, today is Thursday. :lmao: :lmao: I started buying shoes in January for this cruise. The sad part about it is I will swear I AM NOT A SHOE PERSON :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: Part of the sickness I guess. :cheer2: :cheer2:

Mishetta
05-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Oh....I think there will be a full house in the DIS shopaholic anonymous meeting on board, don't you? Listen to all of you shopping, shopping, shopping!! :teeth:

Queen2
05-11-2006, 08:42 PM
oh, Wait a minute, I just spent 100.00 on pictures I took on the cruise. Not counting 1000.00 I bought on the ship. when I got home I realized there were about ten missing that I never saw,b/c it was so growded in shutters. :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: . Saved me money

one princess
05-11-2006, 09:06 PM
Oh....I think there will be a full house in the DIS shopaholic anonymous meeting on board, don't you? Listen to all of you shopping, shopping, shopping!! :teeth:


My dh will be so happy that I have sought help. I too am a shopaholic. Maybe we can have the meeting at the Treasure Ketch. Does that work for everyone? :thumbsup2

Jackie :sunny:

Queen2
05-11-2006, 09:18 PM
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Echo queen
05-11-2006, 09:19 PM
I'm in :thumbsup2 daily at what time? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Queen2
05-11-2006, 09:27 PM
Echo queen, If I didn't spend 1000.00 in pictures on board I could go back with & you & spend more money :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao:

Do have a great trip :thumbsup2

woody73
05-11-2006, 11:40 PM
Just to show that shopping is not a gender thing, I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that said:

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

Mishetta
05-11-2006, 11:42 PM
My dh will be so happy that I have sought help. I too am a shopaholic. Maybe we can have the meeting at the Treasure Ketch. Does that work for everyone? :thumbsup2

Jackie :sunny:

What a fabulous idea dahling....meet you there! :thumbsup2

:lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Mishetta
05-11-2006, 11:44 PM
Just to show that shopping is not a gender thing, I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that said:

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

Funny but the last time I've seen anyone wear a tee-shirt with that saying on it, I lived in the L.A. area! :teeth:

woody73
05-12-2006, 12:05 AM
Funny but the last time I've seen anyone wear a tee-shirt with that saying on it, I lived in the L.A. area! :teeth:

I guess it's an L.A. thing.

Queen2
05-12-2006, 12:23 AM
daughter's favorite saying to me

" Mom you buy things you don't need,
with money you don't have,
to stay in plastic bags,
that you can't find"

I'm going to have it engraved on my tomb
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :lmao:

cathyscrapper
05-12-2006, 12:36 AM
Wow!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooooooo glad I am not alone. :cool1: :rotfl2:

While onboard we leave gifts for our DD8 and DS5 in our room before we go to dinner. They think the characters come to the room and leave these gifts for them (I do this when we stay at Disney World also). Anyway, it seems to give me that many more excuses to go shopping for cruise stuff.

Help me, I can't stop myself! :goodvibes

Echo queen
05-12-2006, 08:06 AM
daughter's favorite saying to me

" Mom you buy things you don't need,
with money you don't have,
to stay in plastic bags,
that you can't find"

I'm going to have it engraved on my tomb
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :lmao:

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: This so funny, when shopping with my boys they always say but I don't need another shirt, or whatever it is I'm trying to buy, so I buy more for me :banana: :banana: :banana:

In kindergarten for the mothers day they have the kids prepare a card with all of your favorites according to the child. Well my fav. color is red and fav. TV channel is QVC according to my son. :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Mishetta
05-12-2006, 09:20 AM
daughter's favorite saying to me

" Mom you buy things you don't need,
with money you don't have,
to stay in plastic bags,
that you can't find"

I'm going to have it engraved on my tomb
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :lmao:

Oh my goodness.....that is just too funny! It has also described me from time to time (like around Christmas mostly). I buy & buy for the kids & just toss the bags wherever I can quickly without being caught & then I forget about it. Once I found a bag TWO YEARS later & my DS had outgrown the PJ's I had purchased from TDS & he also was no longer into Buzz Lightyear! :rolleyes:

cathyscrapper ~ I used to do the same thing whenever we went to WDW. Lots of little Disney gifts for my kids & I'd put them under their pillows so when they woke up, they'd find their little gifts. I no longer do that but my MIL is coming to visit this summer (her first time to visit us since we moved to MI 10 years ago), & I'm doing the same thing for her. I am buying her a little something whenever I see something that is "her." I also plan on placing it on her pillow each night with a chocolate! I just really enjoy doing that kind of stuff.

Echo Queen ~ you'll have to remind your DS not to share family secrets! :lmao: QVC & Red, huh? :rotfl2:

Queen2
05-12-2006, 02:00 PM
Ok, I bought a Cinderella folding sport chair for Dgodd two Christmas's ago. Put it in the shed & it has yet to show up. So by time I find it she will have out grown it also. I know it is there somewhere.

A few weeks ago, I found spider man bath towel I bought about three years ago, for DG. Lucky for me he still likes spiderman, & I gave it to him for his birthday on April 21:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: He never knew the difference. Guess what I just passed the first step, I didn't buy him anything else :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Queen2
05-12-2006, 07:33 PM
well, now, i just went on ebay & saw a 2006 pin I bought for DS. Lost it before we got off ship.Anyway blocked again on ebay. Had to change my e-mail password & ebay password. I'm on ebay so much & changed passwords I'm running out of things to remember. Now that is bad :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I guess it is time to stop buying on e-bay :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: I'll save money to spend at Wal-mart :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Mishetta
05-16-2006, 01:40 PM
well, now, i just went on ebay & saw a 2006 pin I bought for DS. Lost it before we got off ship.Anyway blocked again on ebay. Had to change my e-mail password & ebay password. I'm on ebay so much & changed passwords I'm running out of things to remember. Now that is bad :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I guess it is time to stop buying on e-bay :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: I'll save money to spend at Wal-mart :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

How do you get blocked from e-bay? Is it if you buy too much? Kinda like a husband control? :confused3 I'm sure my DH would love that (altho I don't shop e-bay.) :)

Queen2
05-16-2006, 03:33 PM
you get blocked when ebay supcets a third party is using your account. Last week they removed about ten items I never listed. Somehow the ebay hackers get into your account. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I don't think you can stop a family member :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Mishetta
05-17-2006, 02:53 PM
you get blocked when ebay supcets a third party is using your account. Last week they removed about ten items I never listed. Somehow the ebay hackers get into your account. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I don't think you can stop a family member :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:


Wow! That's scary that someone can get your account! I thought if you shopped too much, your DH could block you from using it!! :rotfl2: Can you tell, I don't e-bay (yet)? :teeth:

Okay, gotta finish that packing!! :wave:

curlybop
05-18-2006, 09:33 AM
:rotfl2: I'm still laughing about this thread. Especially since I just ordered some t-shirts & flip flops from Disney Store online. I'm always on the lookout for stuff to take with us. Oh, I also ordered the Americana Mickey shirts last week. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll just keep these things in their original packages, and put in the suitcase next year. Might save some space.

I can justify almost any purchase!

Oh, as for the eBay thing, one of the most common ways they get your info is phishing. They'll send you an email, appearing to be from eBay, saying you're suspended, account will be closed, blah blah blah. You click the link, log in, and then the hackers have the info. It's not really from eBay. You have to be careful! Good thing there is no such thing as a block from a spouse. :rotfl:

Queen2
05-18-2006, 05:04 PM
Well I have to go to Walleyworld to pick up cruise pictures. I'm trying to hold off so I don't go in there & buy things I don't need :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
But I want my pictures. Maybe I should leave CC& extra cash at home :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: