Friday, January 7, 2011

Spending My Christmas Gift Certificates

Don't you love those gift certificates that find their way into your Christmas stocking.  I got a couple and so today was the day to go shopping.

I wanted a new black purse and found this great Gucci bag in a very deep Steel Gray.  Lots of pockets inside to keep me organized.

 A wonderful sweater with leather front in Black.  This is so cute on.

 This top is gray and black and it fit like a dream and so comfortable.

 I loved the first one so much I bought the same top in the black stripe.

 I have to show you this also because it is so special.  My daughter thought this bag was too big for her so she gave it to me.  I don't think she's ever carried it.  A HERMES, can you believe it!!!  Talk about snooty, I am definitely going to carry this puppy.

Did you get gift certificates for Christmas, if so, show us what you bought.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.


  1. Marty,
    I haven't used my gift certificates yet!
    I did go to the Thrift shop today and found a few "treaures". Must have been my day. . .but no volumed books!
    Thanks for sharing your new "gifts". . .isn't it wonderful to choose what your gift will be?

  2. What great finds!! I'm so gonna live vicariously through you 'cause I didn't get any g.c.'s for Christmas. Can I borrow the black purse and sweater tonight? ;))


  3. Marty you are going to look so chic and stylish in your new clothes and those purses are to die for. Enjoy!!! xo Kathysue

  4. Everything is wonderful, Marty, but the purses take the cake! Very nice!


  5. I'm so bad at using my gift certificates. Sometimes they sit in my bag for years. I love all the great stuff you got.

  6. Love, love everything you found! Gift cards are the best (although, I still do love a surprise gift!). I received a Goodwill gift card of all things, and found a like new Harden Furniture company solid oak sofa table for $39.99! Great deal!

  7. I love that black and grey top Marty. And both of the purses - I am a purse fiend :) I did receive gift certificates, but they were all for books lol. And one of them was for kindle e-books, so I guess nobody really wants to see pictures of my kindle ha ha. Glad you had a good day shopping! Hugs, Kat

  8. "Hermes", that is snooty.If you find it's not for you, you can send it on to me. Love the color!
    I have been spending mine also and it's been fun going off by myself to wander and shop! I did get some good music for my itunes and it's kept me smiling with those little buds in my ears!
    Happy New Year!

  9. Uh, Marty, can I get on that person's gift certificate list for next year??? lol I love your purses. I am a purse person! Have fun with them!

  10. Wow Marty! You had a great shopping day-have fun:@)

  11. Oh Marty I have such a weakness for nice purses and yours are both truly FABULOUS!

    Great choices and gifts my friend.

    Happy weekend! ~Melissa :)

  12. Hi Marty! Oh, what pretties you got! Love your purses, tops and the leather front sweater! You'll be the prettiest one!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Hi Marty, Santa was good to you this year! Gucci and doesn't get any better than that. I didn't get any gift certificates this year but I did get some great gifts.

  14. Oh yummy ... really love everything you bought, and the Gucci too. I didn't receive any gift certificates, but wonderful lovely gifts. Happy New Year, Marty!

  15. Marty, I love your new purse and the free Hermes, wow. Love the new tops, too.

  16. Dang girl! My piddlin' little gift cards would never cover a gucci bag! Gorgeous btw! And your DD didn't use her hermes evelyne bag?? Ooooohhh you lucky ducky you! Love your cute tops too! Vanna

  17. Great purchases Marty. I love the purse your daughter gave you...actually both purses.

    I scored some Amazon $$ and have spent some of the money. I'll be sharing about one of my purchases this next week on my know I am weak over cookbooks and i hit the motherlode :)


  18. Beautiful, Marty! All of it! I love the purse your dd gave you too!
    I got one gift certificate to Cmas Tree Shop. I am saving it for Spring.
    Gives me something to look fwd to during these long winter snowy days!
    Have a good weekend@

  19. I love gift cards - free shopping. :D
    Free Hermes bag - You did do good!
    Have a great weekend.

  20. Looks like you had a fun day shopping. Hubby is real festive at Christmas and just hands me the checkbook. Since I keep the books he knows I won't spend anything. One of these days he might get a real

  21. Nope, didn't get a one...and I am boo hooing about it......and that bag! wow, you know I love it!

  22. What fun things you got with your gift certificates!!

    WE received a STarbucks card and a Safeway card from 2 thoughtful couples for Christmas-

    I also got some Christmas money that I have tucked away in my wallet for something special- which I don't know what it is till I see it!!

    We are coming down your way after all! We have been so busy with things that haven't even had time to decide if we could do a trip but as our missionary friend is having health issues and really would like to be there to help celebrate his life we are going. I do hope we will be able to see each other and would love to see Ceekay again too! I will email you with the dates to see if a time would work in your schedule :)

    bee blessed

  23. Marty, you are going to be seriously stylin' with all these goodies. I love them all. Enjoy!

  24. A Gucci! An Hermes! WOW! I'm drooling!
    Slurp! :P

    Have an awesome weekend!

  25. Love that gray purse...and black and white stripes always jump out at me. I didn't get any gift cards this year but my hubby did give me today a gift card he won from STARBUCKS:)

  26. Marty, my ILs gave us money to use but since it was also my birthday month, I used it to treat everyone to a nice dinner.

    Those are beautiful finds, you lucky duck!

    See you Tuesday, here!

  27. Marty,
    You'll be stylin'!!!!

    Have a great January,
    d from homehaven

  28. Very nice job picking out your stuff! I love purses as well I just dont get many that often now with a little one. Have a good day


  29. Oh what great choices you made. Just lovely! I got a gift certificate to my favorite jewelry store. Will have to get down there and find myself some pretty earrings. Kit

  30. You got lots of goodies Marty! So much fun spending gift cards. And better than standing in line to return things you didn't like. I'm a fan!

  31. I love both of your bags! Gorgeous! I didn't get any Christmas money or cards this year which is fine with me because I usually just let them sit as I dislike shopping.

  32. Both bags are elegant and investment pieces. Well done. I love the striped shirt as well. Very nautical.

  33. First, I love every choice you made and think the Hermes purse is wonderful. I would snooby around town with it too. LOL

    As for me, I have a gift certificate sickness. I have thought about blogging about it, even. I just can't seem to "spend" my gift certificates. I can't decide what to get.

    That's why they sit on my "101 List" Sigh.

  34. I have been hunting for new purses lately too. Please, let your daughter know that if she has anymore bags that are too big I'd be happy to take them off her hands!

  35. Wow, Marty, you got a lot of cool things. Lucky you. ;)

  36. We believe in the 'you' is more important than the 'me'. We are givers ... so I only have my heart to share in giving.

    Actually, Marty, we don't do gifts for ourselves for Christmas ... we give/take gifts to old folks at nursing homes with no kin left or are left behind, children that have little or families that are in need of a little help ... we've done this for years.

    You received some lovely gifts, how sweet the blouse & sweater. You will look stunning in them.

    ~ Our GIVEAWAY ends tonight ~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  37. I got one gift certificate and a good amount of cold hard cash! I love getting Christmas money! LOL! Your purses are wonderful. I am really fond of the Gucci bag. I've never had one of those. I love the dark silvery grey look. Your clothes are very cute and stylish too! You did great, I bet everything looks smashing on you too. Thanks for moving over to the new blog with me. I really appreciate it! Have a great weekend!

  38. Hi Marty,
    You did good! I am loving that grey purse! I would have bought that one too. Cute clothes also.
    I got a TJ Maxx gift card and bought 2 new lamps for my living room and the cutest shower curtain. (well, I went over my amount and had to add a little ;) I'll post them as soon as the rooms are done. LOL

  39. Ah...a girl with a purse fetish! I love it and I love your two gorgeous bags. DOes the daughter want to adopt another mom?!?! LOL! You are so loved. Anne

  40. Oh, I love it all, Marty! You hit the mother lode!

  41. You found some great stuff, Marty! And that Hermes! Hope you are having a great day!...hugs...Debbie

  42. Wow! Major Scores! Glad your daughter thought of you with that bag, and I love, love the stuff you picked!