Bargain shopping country queen

I love to shop. Mostly, I love the art (yes, it is a form of art for those who cannot sing or paint) of bargain shopping. And online stores provide endless ways to save save save!

South Dakota tree

While we did quite a bit of in-town Christmas shopping, a portion of it was through the world wide web. Namely, Cabelas for Country Man. Where he shopped for me, I’m not sure. Fortunately, ever since I’ve known him, he’s done a supertastic job in the gift-giving department. Specifically things that sparkle, which in my case, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree when it comes to the love of all things sparkly.

Online shopping is what you gotta do when you live two hours from the nearest mall. I miss being able to walk through department stores, feel the fabric on my fingers, and even try something on. You know, to make sure it would look right on my sister.

On the other note, I don’t miss the craziness that occurs in the ‘big city’ during this time of the year. I heard there was no parking whatsoever at the mall on Saturday. That includes the far back rows. Husbands had to circle the lot until a spot became available. My husband is a kind soul, which means he’d be letting all the moms and kids take the next open spot. So, it’s a good thing we stayed home.

Shopping here included scrolling through websites and Google search pages, comparing the best deals on hunting stuff, work stuff and other stuff. It also included taking a break to step outside, adjusting my eyes to God’s natural lighting, focusing on something far away to save my computer-stressed eyes.

Like a calf in the cattle yard.

South Dakota calf

Or cattle in the pasture.

South Dakota cattle

Or puppies snoozing on their chair.

South Dakota gal's pups

Either way, my eyes can take a break because we are done with our Christmas shopping. Time to sit back and enjoy a hot toddie and figgy pudding.



21 thoughts on “Bargain shopping country queen

  1. I just love the pictures you post of your farmland and animals – they’re like little Christmas presents! The picture of the puppies is just SO adorable! Yes, sparkly things are great gifts for most of us wives – you’re lucky to have such a thoughtful husband. I’m sure you’ll have a VERY merry Christmas this year! πŸ™‚

  2. You know in many big cities, it’s people’s dream to live in a far place from the center. πŸ™‚ and it’s so sweet…you can imagine when you are in a crowded city, it’s just much more computer effects for eyes and far away from the star lights and sun, you usually work indoor in cities; as you’ve told about natural sunlight, malls don’t have it. πŸ˜‰ Lucky you, you have more oxygen and outdoor activity there. More nature is more natural! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  3. I’m sure you are happy to be done shopping. Although I love it too, I also love it when I’ve checked the last thing off my list as well. P.S. I love your little dogs Santa hat, looks so cute:)

  4. I have vowed that next year ALL the shopping will be done online!!! Even though we live in the country, we could get to a shop in 30 minutes…… i just dont know why i would even want to. Craziness!
    You will need to blog some tips!!! xx

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