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Way too often I walk into the store or browse a Shopping site, all with great ‘me’ intentions. It never fails though, within seconds I decide to ‘just check out the kids section’. Curiosity gets me real good and then BOOM, I forget all about me and my favorite things, and end up with a Shopping cart full of stuff for the kids.

Case and point, the ‘wish list’ for myself this year. Bet you can’t guess the #1 thing that I asked from my family….

An electric pencil sharpener. And socks.


In my defense I sharpen way too many crayons in this house to be legal, and it would make my life easier. There’s the hand cramps, the cursing at the dull manual thing we got free with the last box of pencils … I really do hope I get that electric sharpener.

Yet, is that really the best I could come up with? If anything, shouldn’t that have been added to the KIDS’ wish-list while I got a bottle of wine to enjoy while THEY sharpen their pencils…

We ladies should really should think of just ourselves from time to time. Treat ourselves, spoil ourselves. And yes, Shop FOR you.

This time, it’s all about moi! Oh yeah, I like it already!

So, I had some fun recently and browsed my favorite online Shop for Canadians – SHOP.CA. Lets’ call it, ‘Mission Me’.

♫  These are a few of my favorite things… ♫

The first place I looked was the incredible and vast Jewelry Section, and spotted this Blue Topaz and Diamonds, Sterling Silver Ring. A great design, nice style and that little bit of color.

I’m really into light blues these days yet have few accessories that have color. Great looking ring, right? Best of all, it’s just $71.00, with free Shipping. Adding a nice accessory can sure liven the day and brighten the mood, without breaking the bank.

Another love of mine is photography, so of course I had to stop at the Camera section, and right away this Jill-e Bone Small Camera Bag caught my eye. It’s made of weatherproof bone leather with a brown leather croc trim exterior.

With a padded shoulder strap and lots of space inside to fit much gear, I’m sure this would be comfortable and convenient to have. Plus, I love the look of it, not screaming camera bag, yet can be easily used for other purposes too, especially for traveling! This Jill-e camera bag is over $30 off right now and you guessed it, free shipping!

One of my all-time favorite perfumes is Euphoria by Calvin Klein. I started wearing this before I had my girls, so it’s a favorite for that feeling of nostalgia. It’s a sexy and chic fragrance with notes of Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, Cream Accord.

I actually haven’t owned a bottle of Euphoria since running out around this time last year. After wearing other scents all year long, I crave a trip down memory lane and a visit with an old friend.

Back to my love of all things photo, I can’t help but to drool on my keyboard when I see the CANON EOS-5D MK III W/ EF 24-105 IS. It’s THE camera {bowing down}, and while I don’t think it’ll make it’s way to my stocking this year, I keep my eye on this baby. It’s gotta go on sale sometime!

One of the best things about SHOP.CA is the rewards you earn, so not only can you shop from the comforts of home, but you get so much more. After all, buying this item would give me {or Santa} over $100 back in rewards.


Shopping for JUST me is really fun, I should do this more often.

So, what would YOU buy for yourself at SHOP.CA?


I am part of the SHOP.CA Super Shopper program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.
The opinions on this blog are my own.


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  1. I hope you get the perfume you like! That one, Euphoria is very pretty. I especially like it in the evenings…

    1. Nothing wrong with wanting new furniture – changing a room around is a good way to alleviate “room boredom”. I want to change my living room by adding a full-size pool table and a wet bar… but my wife isn’t that bored with the room as it is… yet.

  2. I don’t have a wish list, so crickets would be rampant lol But I surely could use a new purse!

    1. Anne, it was so hard for me to come up with anything! Hope Santa brings you a new purse for Christmas!!

  3. Just 2 years ago before I got pregnant with my triplets, I only had a 8 yr old daughter that did not want much. So I started doing things for my self. Then out of the blue I’m pregnant not with just one but three babies. So needless to say I am back out of the picture. But I would not change a thing.

    1. You are indeed very VERY blessed Melissa!! Something little though, just for yourself – you deserve it {super} mama!

      1. I go out to eat that is what i get myself with no kids and I have to say it is great just to get a break once in a while

  4. That’s a wonderful camera (I’ve had my eye on a new one for a while) and I like the ring you picked also.

  5. A laptop and the Blue Topaz and Diamonds, Sterling Silver Ring are on my list !!Awesome list must say!!

  6. I’ve always wanted a mandoline slicer, that’s what I’d put on the “me” list I think 🙂

  7. Haha wanna know what was on my list paper shredder and slippers pretty darn close to yours I’m very simple to please although I am drooling over the canon t4i and the 5D MK III….. One day!!! Now I’m going to add a bottle of champagne to my list 😉

  8. The ring is gorgeous and I can understand you asking for a pencil sharpener. My grandson is always asking for his pencils, etc. sharpened as well. We have a sharpener but not a great one. I’ve asked for socks or pj’s. Mine are in need of replacing so I like the simple things also.

  9. I love the camera! I would also love one of those, although I’m pretty much like you.. I go into the store and completely forget about myself when I see the kids section. I love to get stuff for my son and see how happy he gets..

  10. I’ve been wearing Calvin Klein’s Obsession for about 20 years. I just love it. I’ve never tried or even smelled Euphoria, but, I will check it out next time I’m at the mall.

  11. I can’t believe you’d ask for an electric sharpener! LOL:) Not that mine is any better — I’ve asked for 3 different kinds of vacuums — a roomba, a dyson and some sort of shampooer. I totally get that shopping for yourself is just not important anymore once you have kids. They’re soooo much fun to shop for!! Merry Christmas:)

  12. I should be practical and say I could use a new scanner, but it’s been a long time since I bought anything shiny….like jewelry!!!!

  13. I would like the 5 QT ARTISAN STAND MIXER in BLACK . But I can’t justify the expense just yet

  14. Oh how I’d love the Cindy Crawford Home / Marco Chocolate Genuine Leather Seating Sectional. Would fit perfectly in my TV room!!

  15. My list just says presents and lots of them – love to open them…dollar store…whatever…just let me be surprised. That and asking for expensive things is just not in my nature… 🙁 We women do need to be a little less selfless sometimes though… <3

    Your check box about being a real person reminds me of Pinocchio…I want to be a real boy…lol

  16. I haven’t tried Euphoria by Calvin Klein. I may like that. Have you ever tried Victoria Secret Bombshell Seduction,…it smells awesome. Thanks for sharing your faves.

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  17. Oh so true I have so much on my wish list but feel bad if I get something over my kids. I love to make them happy but do forget about myself allot. Its hard not to you go to shop for a top and end up buying the kids new shoes

  18. I liked how you approached this subject. I, too, forget about myself the minute I see kid stuff! If I were finally to shop for myself I would love a new coat! I’ve gained a few pounds and need a coat that actually wraps around me without the tug. I’m not much overweight but clothes that seem a bit snug bother me and make me self conscious. Wouldn’t a nice coat chipper me up?! 🙂

  19. I am very much the same way… I always end up putting my children and husband first… usually without even realizing it! One day we were in Wal-Mart shopping and I’d picked out a few things for me, but after walking around the store for a while longer I got to thinking about how much money I was spending and decided to put a few things back… guess what I put back without realizing it? The things I’d chosen for me! LOL… My husband watched me do this and then commented on it and it was then that I’d realized what I’d done… the things a Mommy does for her babies!

  20. REALLY want to try Euphoria! That’ll be on my to-do list next time I’m at the store. Also, the ring you picked out is beautiful. I know it’s not an aquamarine (my birthstone), but it looks like one…really pretty!

  21. That ring is very pretty but the first things on my list this year is an area rug for the basement den that we are renovating. A nice one that is big enough but the right size is tricky.

  22. I definitely need a new computer, any one will do. The old one just doesn’t cut it anymore as it takes to much time to do anything!

  23. so last year, for christmas, i bought myself a pair of gloves, some fuzzy socks, and a tape measure… yeah, i don’t do “me” gifts very well… everything i want is either too expensive, too frivolous, or something i wouldn’t have room for, anyway… so i just get my kid something and my friends… and i pretend to be thrilled when people get me dumb bath/body lotions and crap.

  24. Love the blue topaz ring. My favourite colour and great price…plus free shipping equals AWESOME 😀

  25. A terrific list, Tammi. One of my likes is CK One…I have had 2 bottles in my lifetime. A boyfriend at the time brought back a huge bottle while serving in the Gulf…he even brought one home for my BFF!! That one is long gone and 2 years ago, my son bought me a little bottle for Christmas. My very favourite is Channel 5 everything!!

  26. I’m the same way. I have been wanting a nice camera for almost 2 years now and couldn’t justify spending that much money on myself, so my husband surprised me with my dream camera for Christmas (and was awesome enough to give it to me early because he knew I would want to use it Christmas morning:)). Now I’m kind of in love with that Jill-e bag. I think my new camera might need a new bag on my birthday:)

  27. As long as we are dreaming, I would like a SAMSUNG NX20 BLACK W/18-55 II OIS LENS.

  28. I would totally buy the camera! I would love to learn how to take better photos! I also would love a good electric pencil sharpener, I bought one from the Superstore for $6, it sucks it worked for like 6 pencils then stopped, so annoying, so I am on the hunt again 😉
    I hope you get yours! 🙂

  29. I too love shopping for holidays. these would be also be my all time favorite things to buy.

  30. I really Really need this camera, My son & his wife are execting thier first child this June, and I want Pictures!!!

  31. A Canon camera is on my wish list too! I’m thinking the Rebel, as my friend has one and I loved trying it out 🙂

  32. You can never go wrong with a gift card to the nearest pedicure place! Believe it or not, a treadmill is also on my list.

  33. I love Canon! I shoot with the T2i but would love the Mark 5D. Hoping Santa brings me one this Christmas:)

  34. I want new bakeware, cookie sheets, muffin tins, the works! Boring maybe, but it’s my love and passion! I do love that ring you picked out! so cute!!

  35. I definitely have been eyeing some of the pretty, sparkly things for my wrist…a new bracelet (and they have so many to choose from!) would be nice!

  36. New laptop & camera top my list, but don’t think Santa is going to bring them this year

  37. I’ve been wanting the Canon 5D ever since way back when there was no 5D11 or 5D111. Someday day it will be mine lol For now I’ll stick to my Rebel XT. 🙂
    And I have so much trouble buying things for myself. My boys are so well dressed with new clothes all the time… Me I’m still wearing the jeans I bought after I had my first son… over 3 years lol

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