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Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:33 pm

Do any of you guys take part in retail therapy? Do you find that it actually makes you happier/relieves your stress to shop and buy things?
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm

I have depression, anxiety, and bpd tendencies. So retail therapy is my middle name. :haha:

Does it make me happier? No. LMAO I'm so impulsive and I just buy, buy, buy. Then I look at my bank account and I ask myself why, why, why. :dizzy:

The past week I bought a 300 dollar fitbit, a 300 dollar indoor mini generator, a swimming pool for my dogs, 3 pairs of glasses, a pair of sunglasses, and some other odds and ends. Oh and workout clothes for the 2000 dollar treadmill I bought last month.

And this weekend I already plan on buying a purse and some crystals for my altar. :nerd:

What about you? Tell me about your latest retail therapy episode. :silly:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Willow (13350872) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:36 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have depression, anxiety, and bpd tendencies. So retail therapy is my middle name. :haha:

Does it make me happier? No. LMAO I'm so impulsive and I just buy, buy, buy. Then I look at my bank account and I ask myself why, why, why. :dizzy:

The past week I bought a 300 dollar fitbit, a 300 dollar indoor mini generator, a swimming pool for my dogs, 3 pairs of glasses, a pair of sunglasses, and some other odds and ends. Oh and workout clothes for the 2000 dollar treadmill I bought last month.

And this weekend I already plan on buying a purse and some crystals for my altar. :nerd:

What about you? Tell me about your latest retail therapy episode. :silly:


That's not even the half of it. It's pretty much an everyday thing that she has something showing up at the door and the boxes and boxes that I have to take weekly to the recycle bin :wailing: :wailing: she really does have a shopping problem :haha: :haha: me I order something every once in awhile and I'm happy :smug: :silly:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:59 pm

Buying plants and working in my gardens makes me so happy! I can come home with a car full of plants with no place to put them, so I build more gardens. During the winter, I make lists of plants. :D
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:03 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have depression, anxiety, and bpd tendencies. So retail therapy is my middle name. :haha:

Does it make me happier? No. LMAO I'm so impulsive and I just buy, buy, buy. Then I look at my bank account and I ask myself why, why, why. :dizzy:

The past week I bought a 300 dollar fitbit, a 300 dollar indoor mini generator, a swimming pool for my dogs, 3 pairs of glasses, a pair of sunglasses, and some other odds and ends. :heart: Oh and workout clothes for the 2000 dollar treadmill I bought last month.

And this weekend I already plan on buying a purse and some crystals for my altar. :nerd:


What about you? Tell me about your latest retail therapy episode. :silly:


I love that you bought work out clothes for your treadmill! And it's good to set goals! :D :heart:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:12 pm

Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have depression, anxiety, and bpd tendencies. So retail therapy is my middle name. :haha:

Does it make me happier? No. LMAO I'm so impulsive and I just buy, buy, buy. Then I look at my bank account and I ask myself why, why, why. :dizzy:

The past week I bought a 300 dollar fitbit, a 300 dollar indoor mini generator, a swimming pool for my dogs, 3 pairs of glasses, a pair of sunglasses, and some other odds and ends. :heart: Oh and workout clothes for the 2000 dollar treadmill I bought last month.

And this weekend I already plan on buying a purse and some crystals for my altar. :nerd:


What about you? Tell me about your latest retail therapy episode. :silly:


I love that you bought work out clothes for your treadmill! And it's good to set goals! :D :heart:


:haha: :haha:

Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby TexanSourNSweet (103681266) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:24 pm

Mine is mainly online shoppin :haha: :haha: Spendin money on games kinda thangs. But I do have an Amazon shoppin problem too :haha: :haha:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:47 pm

TexanSourNSweet (103681266) wrote:Mine is mainly online shoppin :haha: :haha: Spendin money on games kinda thangs. But I do have an Amazon shoppin problem too :haha: :haha:



Don't even get me started on this... LOL
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:10 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:
:haha: :haha:

Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!


Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:13 pm

Wow, Robyn, those are beautiful!
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Jennifer (108689685) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:31 pm

Robyn, your flower gardens are so lovely. I think peonies are one of my favorite scented flowers too. :rose:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Jennifer (108689685) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:47 pm

I believe everyone uses a myriad of coping mechanisms in life, the key is finding a good balance that works for you. The last therapeutic purchase I made was a new yoga mat. Oooommmm. :D
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Gooey (126579776) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:56 pm

Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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These are awesome :)
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:00 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:Wow, Robyn, those are beautiful!


Thanks so much, thanks everyone! :heart:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:59 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:I have depression, anxiety, and bpd tendencies. So retail therapy is my middle name. :haha:

Does it make me happier? No. LMAO I'm so impulsive and I just buy, buy, buy. Then I look at my bank account and I ask myself why, why, why. :dizzy:

The past week I bought a 300 dollar fitbit, a 300 dollar indoor mini generator, a swimming pool for my dogs, 3 pairs of glasses, a pair of sunglasses, and some other odds and ends. Oh and workout clothes for the 2000 dollar treadmill I bought last month.

And this weekend I already plan on buying a purse and some crystals for my altar. :nerd:

What about you? Tell me about your latest retail therapy episode. :silly:


See sometimes I go through months-long phases where I have no interest in spending anything and actively try to declutter and minimalize my belongings. And then I go through short bursts where I just feel the need to spend so much. I think makeup would be my weakness. Especially when it's from a brand I like like MAC and ESPECIALLY when it's a limited edition collection with cute packaging. We have a CCO in my state and it's basically a store that sells Estee Lauder owned makeup brands like MAC and Clinique for 40-75% off the original retail price and I do SO much damage when I go there. I justify it because of the low low prices.

I used to collect crystals but I slowly lost interest in it and gave my collection away to my sister. I kept a few though that I thought were so beautiful. What kind of crystals do you have?
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:08 pm

Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:
:haha: :haha:

Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!


Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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That's a beautiful garden! How long have you been gardening?
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Always (112546669) » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:18 pm

I love shopping! For me its all about bags, purses, and mini backpacks, those cause me trouble cause i want them all and spend a lot of money getting them.

The other day I ordered an original Harris tweed mini backpack from Uk, just because I was scrolling Etsy, and I saw it and I needed I had to have it. Well from Uk to my country is a long way, but im here super happy wanting to get all the possible colors of it in the next months :haha: Bags are my adiction :drool:

@Robyn VIP: your garden is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful flowers you have there :love: !
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:
:haha: :haha:

Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!


Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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That's a beautiful garden! How long have you been gardening?

Thanks! I have been gardening over 30 yrs. I became a Master Gardener in 1999, now I have a small business as a Landscape Consultant. I'm very plant obsessed! :D :heart:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:08 pm

Always (112546669) wrote:I love shopping! For me its all about bags, purses, and mini backpacks, those cause me trouble cause i want them all and spend a lot of money getting them.

The other day I ordered an original Harris tweed mini backpack from Uk, just because I was scrolling Etsy, and I saw it and I needed I had to have it. Well from Uk to my country is a long way, but im here super happy wanting to get all the possible colors of it in the next months :haha: Bags are my adiction :drool:

@Robyn VIP: your garden is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful flowers you have there :love: !


Thanks so very much! :heart:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Isla (2518852) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:16 pm

When I was a teen and 20-something yes I loved it. But honestly, I've found it gives me a small amount anxiety lately. Spending money on stuff isn't always the most fun thing in the world. As a rule I'd rather know it's in my bank account in case I need it.

Funny, because I do like having nice clothing and especially nice things in my home. It's wonderful once it's budgeted and done, just stressful to plan and buy stuff. Now I do get excited to plan trips and eat at new places anymore. Much more into experiences than things the last 7 years or so.

I do however love shopping in Yo. That sort of retail therapy is awesome. :thumbsup:
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