Saturday, February 23, 2013

Back on the Crack

Do you have the addiction?
To pretty paper and office supplies?

I've tried real hard to stop buying it.
I went quite awhile.

But alas,
upon walking by Staples this morning
what did I see but
Martha Stewart Home Office Supplies
for sale at .47 cents each... 


.47 cents plus another 75% off???
That's 12 cents!
And as Canada no longer uses the penny,
that is rounded down to 10 cents!  :)



Well you know I couldn't walk by it.
Leave it there sitting in the sale basket.
I had to buy some.
Just a bit.
$1.30 worth.

Oh the joy...
the feel...
the smell...


Now if I can only resist the temptation
to go back and buy some more...

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Please do not judge me...



42 comments:

Kea said...

Really? Maybe I'll pop into Staples tomorrow!

S. Etole said...

Such pretty spring colors. Great deal.

Linda@VS said...

This made me laugh. I suffer from the same affliction...er...addiction. You should see how many reams of brightly colored paper I bought when the only printer I had was a black-and-white one. That was at least 15 years ago, but I can't bear to part with the paper. When I was working I sometimes bought my own office supplies if I wanted something nicer (read prettier) than the office normally stocked. I hate shopping, but office supply stores and bookstores hook me every time.

Heather said...

Well, I would have bought some too! Too bad there is no Staples anywhere near here! Lovely colours! Cheers~

Michael Manning said...

Catherine: Martha is quite a marketer. There is some talk about losing the penny here. I'd rather keep it. :)

Berts Blog said...

No judgement here.
Perhaps a little giggle,
but no judgement.

Bert's My Vickie

Brian said...

Well, I gotta admit, they are darn pretty!

Tamago said...

I've never had addiction to office supplies, but with such big sale, I would be getting tons of them!
These are very pretty colors. It feels like spring :-)

LĂșcia said...

Hehehe, why would I? ;-)
xo

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, someone like me! I don't feel so alone anymore! I'm a sucker for pretty office supplies.

Kerri said...

I'd say that was a great buy!

Nancy said...

No woman can pass up that kind of bargain....I am on my way to Staples so thanks for letting us know of the bargain of the year...

BeadedTail said...

I had to giggle at the size of the stash you bought! But, it was a great deal and it makes you happy so I think it's fabulous!

Betsy Adams said...

That's such a good deal.. I'm sure you couldn't pass it up!!!!! Hope you enjoy all of that colorful paper...

Hugs,
Betsy

Barbara said...

For that price, I think you would have been nuts to pass it up!! (I love office supplies, too!)

Pam said...

I don't judge you at all, I would have bought that and more. I have drawers filled with stashed office supplies, and none of them as pretty as Marthas!! I wonder of they are on sale at the Staples near me!!!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I know how you feel, just got back from Staples...lol.

My sister was 45 minutes in one direction, at a Staples...and then we drove another 30 mins the other direction to go to another one.

Anything for Martha.

Jen

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Cute and beautiful. No judgment here.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh, you have been a bad, bad girl!

SweetMarie said...

Pretty paper indeed! I would have bought a few because I make list everyday!:) No judging here..LOL!

Linens and Royals said...

I have my own shopping addictions which I have trouble controlling. I would never begrudge anyone else their own addictions.
The paper is so pretty, too bad there is no Staples store here or Martha Stewart supplies.

Linda R said...

Too funny.. How could on pass on a deal like that. :)

Hugs~

Crafting Queen said...

Well done on finding such a great bargain, how cold anyone resist. Thankfully I have given up spending on craft products for lent so staying away from the shops. Just too much temptation. :)

Sandra said...

Ginny of Let your light shine shares your same addiction... and they are pretty. i saw Martha Stewart add for Staples and thought what in the world do they sell by her. now i know

Ann said...

with a price like that you would be crazy not to buy them.

Jen said...

Judge you? No way. Jealous? Absolutely! What a deal you got there! I have an embarrassing number of addictions (haven't you seen my horse collection? ;o)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh joy of joys...new toys!
Wishing you a creative weekend!
xx Judy

It's me said...

Owwww that is so nice !!!..is that all you buy ???not more ????.....lovely sunday...love Ria...xxx...

Hot Rocks said...

I won't judge you. My name is Susan, and I have a bead addiction.

Sylvia said...

You made me smile, Catherine, yes, I have that addiction too :-)
They are beautiful !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Eileen said...

Funny! I'm not similarly addicted to office supplies, but get in my a yarn store and it's another matter altogether!

Very pretty colors though - reminds of spring - I may to do a run to Staples this p.m.

Hmmm..didn't I just say I didn't have the same addiction? :-p

Lin said...

Do you use these at home or work? Because if it is for work, you are okay. I love office supplies too, but there are only so many I use at home, you know? Work would be a lovely excuse to stock up!

Here in the U.S., they would round UP if we had no pennies. I'm clinging to the penny as long as we can!

Becca said...

Preeety!! Makes me think of Easter!

Carolynn Anctil said...

I was there today and considered walking over to the Martha Stewart section, but opted not to. A part of me is glad I did. *smile*

Tammy said...

How could you pass that up!?! Awesome deal! One can never have enough post its:)

Ginny said...

I am the same way!!! I love pretty stationary, too! But e-mail has made letter writing a thing of the past. My favorite part of school was the trip to buy the supplies, and to this day I love buying and smelling them. I come from Ann's blog. LOVE your cat's eye pic. The Martha Stewart is beautiful!

Pantherka said...

Your post I laughed ... super buy ... I praise you :-)
Greetings.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, laughing and laughing!! I'm thinking of driving to Saskatchewan to snag this deal.... unless you got it all!

and, Oh, YUM! The colors.... =]

~*Connie*~ said...

I wont judge you if you don't judge me for wishing I was the one that found them!! I'm not a fan of MSL, but those are sweet!

Helen said...

Hi Catherine,

Came over from Ann's blog. You were lucky to spot such a deal. I won't pass them either.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I am the same. I have always loved paper and note pads and stickers back when there weren't many choices.

Splendid Little Stars said...

irresistable!

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