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General Shopping

Fuzzy Boots

I just received this pair of fuzzy boots.

I was looking for something like this for about 2 years.  I didn't want to ask here, because I was afraid that costcogirlinVA would introduce me to something super expensive like the last time I bought a pair of Ecco shoes.  Haha~!! Just kidding.

Anyway, I paid about $30.00 from a military surplus store (online).  I will wear them indoor only.  These are for cold days when my feet are cold.  Before each use, I will wash my feet and put on clean socks.  I don't plan to wash them for a long time.  I am afraid I will not retain its fuzziness once it's washed.   I'll be happy if these will last 3 years ($10/year).

So far, I've been enjoying these a lot.  Very nice... I love them. 

OK, I tell you a little secret.  Do you know the ultra soft socks for women only? (Costco sells them).   I have a few pairs of them.  I wear them rarely (when I feel like it).  Good stuff.


Oh my God, what do you know.  I can see my Ecco shoes in the kitchen. On the left you see my weights & exercise mat. I use that stack of books to do uneven push up.

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Costco Shopping - February 6, 2010

* 4th Costco Shopping this year, 1st time this month.

There is no picture of my Costco shopping as I only bought one bag of carrots for under $5.00. 

Cost Plus World Market

I hate to bring up this subject, but this is a major development in my life.  So, here we go.

I've been shopping at Cost Plus World Market lately.

Costco doesn't carry everything I need, especially for my low calorie diet. So, I have to shop somewhere else for these items.

Cost Plus World Market items
Products that Costco does not carry

Product description (What Costco doesn't have).

  • Low acid coffee. ($8.95)
  • Flavored coffee
  • Wasa crispbread.  Low Calories, 0 fat calorie, high fiber. ($2.99 each)
  • Low calorie (low fat) soup mix ($3.99 each)

I enjoy these products.  I wish Costco would carry these items or something similar.  But, I understand that Costco cannot carry everything in the world.

Wasa crispbread ($2.99/pack) is my new best friend.  It has low calories and it's good for you.  They have 0 fat calories.  I grab a few of these at work when I feel hungry.

I've been doing good with my diet and exercise.  I feel good and I enjoy my life-style.  

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Personal Size Pot

I love this little pot.

I bought this at Ross for $14.00

I have always wanted one in this size.  It's a perfect "Personal" size.

But the handle gets too hot to hold with bare hand, what stupid design.  I think that's why they were selling it so cheap.  Hm..

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Grocery Shopping - Last Entry

This is my last blog post on Vegetable Shopping - I think I made my point.

I enjoy driving to supermarkets at night.  It's very relaxing. 

Total cost on tonight's shopping was $7.77 (Vons & Ralphs).  I saved $15.28.  But who really pays $2.50 for a pound of tomatoes.

I get onions, bananas, and potatoes from Smart & Final - their regular prices are usually better than sales prices at supermakets.

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Grocery Shopping This Week (Not Costco)

I went to Vons, Ralphs, & Albertsons.

I bought:
bananas, broccoli, tomatoes, peaches, plums, blueberries, & squashes

I spent total $8.25
I saved $15.11
And I made $1.00 donation at Vons for MDA research.

I did good.

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Eyeglasses Shopping

Some of the eyeglasses I have

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After Thanksgiving Shopping Spree - 2008

I wouldn't dare going out for Black Friday shopping.  The traffic & waiting game ain't worth it for me.  Black Friday shopping sounds fun if you have a shopping buddy (girlfriend, wife).

I went out shopping on Saturday, 2 days after Thanksgiving Day. 


I found medium size (32-34) Jockey underwears.  A box of 3 was $5.99.  So I bought 6 boxes - Basically, I grabbed everything with M sticker on it.  Finally my underwear worry is over (until 2013 ?).

2. Costco
My shopping spree wouldn't be complete without a trip to Costco.  As a part of my current project  'Shopping for a Bed', I bought some pillows and a queen size flannel sheet set. I also treated myself with some new towels.


And I bought a pair of pants for work, 2 fleece shirts & 1 pair of fleece pants.

I ate a hot-dog in the car - there were a lot of people that I couldn't find a place to eat outside.

4. Bed Bath and Beyond
I already ordered a queen size comforter from Costco.  I needed to find a duvet cover ASAP. So I headed out to Bed Bath and Beyond. I was looking for anything in flannel.

Then I quickly realized how expensive queen-size flannel duvet covers were ($100.00 minimum), not to mention that they didn't have much flannels to begin with.  I was discouraged and ready to leave, then I saw this cute little mofo hiding in the back.

Duvet cover

I hit the jackpot. With their usual 20% off coupon this $100.00 duvet cover was only $39.99. This duvet cover is almost perfect.  The color works nicely with the bed sheets I jut bought from Costco.

I was happy with the savings so I bought some kitchen items with the money I saved (picture below - I put egg there to illustrate the size)

And, later that night, I washed all my new towels and sheets.

Good times... 


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Ah~! the glorious Thanksgiving steak sales

I think I still have about 9 pieces of New York steak in the freezer (vacuum packed).

Then I saw this Ralphs ad on T-bone steak... $3.99/lb is just about the best price you will find anywhere.  Ah~! the glorious Thanksgiving steak sales

Ribeye, New York, and T-Bone each has its own unique taste.  I like steaks with bones.  The bone brings more flavor to the meat.  To me, bone is very important in steaks.

Ralphs Vons flier
Vons has New York steak for $3.77/lb - That's insane


I didn't look at anything else on the fliers.  I have a lot of food already.  Not only that, I went out to shop during my break-time.  I had to go back to work fast.

Oh boy... I have a huge craving for chocolate ice-cream.  I shall go and pick up a pack right now.  I hope they have a sale.  Smile

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Halloween 2008 shopping

I saw a lot of Costco employees in fun costumes today.

I finally found Guinness (beer).  I thought about buying two cases, but I really don't drink too much.  18 cans will last about 6-10 months.

All fruits and vegetables are for morning juice before going to work. Bread is for breakfast sandwich at work.  I'm having salad for lunch tomorrow.

I went overboard with snacks.. I had a huge craving, kill me Yell.

On the way out, I ate a hot-dog and put gas in my car. 

I am happy I finally found Guinness.

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Good buy, but impulse buy - HP Laserjet P1005

I made an impulse buy last week.

This HP's Laserjet model P1005 was on sale at for $50.00 plus free shipping. This paticular printer usually goes for $120.00 - $160.00.

Basically, I bought the ink cartridge and they gave me the printer for free.

The problem is that my current printer works fine.  It's an older model and it prints slower.  But it works. 

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