Friday, June 05, 2009

Kauai, no its Aloha Friday!

In late 1980, I was fortunate enough to go to Kauai with a former boyfriend and stayed at the Westin Kauai. Fast forward to the early 90's after I married my husband, we went to Kauai, and surprisingly enough stayed at the same property, only this time, it was the Marriott Resort Kauai. It was an incentive trip with his company and I remember thinking, "I've been to Kauai, can't we go somewhere else?" It was so ridiculous of me to feel that way and not realize how incredibly lucky I was to go back to a majestic paradise as Kauai, with my husband! To be younger and foolish again...

Wish I was on the beaches of Kauai today (hell, any beach would be okay by me), but I'm not, so I'm dreaming about it and playing along with in An Island Life's Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and go to An Island Life and leave your link. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


My question: Do you shop online? If so, what is the one thing that draws you into an online store? i.e. free shipping, a sale, pictures, free gift wrapping, etc.?

My answer: I love to shop online, I can cover a lot of ground and I can do it anytime I want, in the comfort of my home, in my favorite pajamas, drinking a cup of coffee! I did 90% of my Christmas shopping online. For all my out of town relatives and friends, its easier to shop, buy and ship it directly to them. I prefer shopping at other indie artist boutiques like mine (shameless plug for Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry), because they normally have one of a kind items and offer free gift wrapping, like me! Offering free gift wrapping is not a total deal breaker, though, because I've bought things at toys r us, shipped them to my sister-in-law's house and asked her to wrap them for me for my niece's birthday.

14 comments:

fordfamily said...

I do like to shop online.. I mainly buy books. I do some things online at Christmas but I am one of the crazy people that love to shop in the crowded stores at Christmas!!

Swoozie said...

I do shop online every now and then. Free shipping is always a great incentive!

Erica said...

I do a little online shopping mostly through Amazon or Overstock though.

Valerie said...

I do shop online. But it is usually for a specific item and then I go for the cheapest I can find it - including the shipping.

Melinda said...

I didnt' participate today but I'll answer anyway, Yes we mostly shop online, it's just easier than dealing with people. I love free shipping!

thanks for stopping by my site, hope you get to check out some great books!

sues2u2 said...

I love to shop online. Living in the boondocks its a great way to see loads of great things. I try to shop sales or free shipping but if I'm looking for something than I just look for price.

taysmommy said...

I have never bought anything online...kind of odd now that I think about it....

pam said...

I shop on line quite a bit. I did most Christmas shopping last year from the comfort of my couch!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Love the Hawaii pics. Ahh to be there on the beach today. You might get struck by lightning on the beach here today.

I don't shop much online because I don't shop much at all. The current economy has me scared to spend a dime. Hoping things will turn around soon. Mama needs a new pair of shoes. *smile*

Pamela Kramer said...

Oh yes I do a lot of shopping online. I usually buy from fellow WAHMs with boutiques, etc. Other than that it's Amazon because of free shipping.

Suzy said...

I love Hawaii. I wish it loved me back because i'd marry it.

Becca said...

I do shop online but really only at Amazon. I also occasionally buy something from an etsy shop.

Tara said...

I like to shop online.. it makes it easy.. free shipping is always nice. However, there is nothing like strolling through the mall :)

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

i love shopping online. free shipping and coupon codes easily convince me to buy something. ;)