Monday Listicles

That’s it. February is coming to an end!

I even noticed some buds on the trees today. There is a possibility spring is coming. One of many things that make me happy is seasons changing. And listicles! I loved reading about little joys you have. Thank you Wendy from Stamping rules for choosing a lovely topic for us.

This week is Kerry’s turn and she calls for 10 DUMBEST PURCHASES. I asked my husband to help write mine and he said he has never bought anything he regrets. So naturally I was tempted to go in the garage and take pictures of at least 10 exhibits to prove him wrong. But then he remembered he is not perfect after all and I decided to act like a perfect wife instead and wrote my own list.

Before you admit to spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave getting a hula girl tattoo, let me tell you what we are writing about next week:


Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Cacti

I really thought that was the kind of plant I cannot kill. Then I over watered them. 5 out of 12 and counting…

2. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G

I am a portrait photographer. This is not really a portrait kinda lens. I got it for a bargain 2 years ago. I have not used it yet…

3. Any at home hair coloring kit.

For me it never turns out anything like the picture on the box. EVER.

4. Any gift for my husband that requires participation on his end.

Tickets to the concert. Never used. Driving a Porsche on a famous race course. Never used. I am a fast learner though…

5. High waisted acid washed jeans.

Trust me on this one. 80’s fashion does not grow better with age.

6. Any kind of ab machine.

Husband and I had his and hers versions from back when we were single. At least I have thrown mine away by now.

7. Anything that promises to make your skin look younger.

Nothing can replace healthy diet and a good nights sleep. Even if it does cost $200 and smells divine.

8. Any toy your child asks for after he has seen it on TV. Or at his friends.

It will be popular exactly 1 hour 12 minutes. Then never used again.

9. Green bananas.

They will stay green forever. Then they will ripe overnight to a horrible state and if you notice it early enough they might make it into banana bread. But more likely they will be a very expensive compost filler.

10. Anything sold AS SEEN ON TV.

Impulse purchase at it’s finest. Husband admits to these. I am yet to succumb.

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  1. thedoseofreality February 24, 2013 at 18:59 #

    Twitter: ashleytaylor76
    This was such a fun list to do! We loved the topic! :)
    thedoseofreality recently posted..Oh, Honey…No! (aka The 10 Dumbest Purchases Ever Found On Pinterest)

  2. paul February 24, 2013 at 19:07 #

    As seen on TV, you know it’s quality when LOL There’s a store here at the Oshawa Centre devoted to those products
    paul recently posted..And the Award goes to…

  3. Alison February 24, 2013 at 19:12 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Mine is that stupid ball popper that is STILL plaguing me. Well, until I put it away last week. Poor kids. Hah!
    Alison recently posted..The Things They Do

  4. hollow tree ventures February 24, 2013 at 19:24 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    I love your conversation with your husband – and #9! The bananas get me every time!
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..Weaning for weenies

  5. Lisa C February 24, 2013 at 19:33 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    The high-waisted acid wash jeans reminded me of the one pair I had. From 1986. I was still wearing them about two years later in junior high school, though they were getting a bit snug. I had to stop wearing them after an incident in Social Studies class. I bent my leg up to put my foot on the seat & the stress this apparently placed on the seat of my jeans was just too much. RIIIIIIP! Right across the bum! & not in a cool-distressed-jeans kinda way. I had to tie my sweater around my waist for the rest of the day to avoid mooning my classmates.

    Great list–I had fun with it! It practically wrote itself!
    Lisa C recently posted..10 Things You DON’T Need to Buy For Your Baby

  6. The Grommom via Facebook February 24, 2013 at 19:50 #

    this will be so much fun. I started to write a post for it, but haven’t finished! Can’t wait to read all of them! :)

  7. Dana February 24, 2013 at 19:56 #

    Twitter: kissmylist
    I have a few of those “as seen on TV” items on my list…
    Dana recently posted..D’oh! Smack my forehead purchases of a usually smart shopper

  8. Ally February 24, 2013 at 20:48 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Cactus, or any other house plant, should not be in my possession. Mine are all just barely hanging onto life, yet I can’t throw them out!!
    Ally recently posted..I Spent My Money On This?

  9. karen February 25, 2013 at 02:37 #

    Twitter: mrs_karenc
    OMG so true about the bananas and hubbys being involved. Great answers babe, and thanks for hosting.
    karen recently posted..NaBloPoMo AND Listicles 2-25

  10. Kenya G. Johnson February 25, 2013 at 03:59 #

    Twitter: sporadictweets
    My husbands latest ‘As seen on TV’ purchase was the Who Knew books. He tried to convince me how interesting the tips were. I said, “You can share your findings with me.” I totally relate to #1, its on my list. Also I a super glad that the time I went out on a super crazy limb (last year) and bought Rihanna Red hair coloring – it DID NOT take. Whew!
    Kenya G. Johnson recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Dumbest Purchases

  11. [email protected] Mom February 25, 2013 at 04:56 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    I have yet to succumb to anything sold on TV yet, either. Everything just seems too good to be true!
    [email protected] Mom recently posted..Slow Roasted Polyethelene

  12. Dominique [email protected] February 25, 2013 at 06:02 #

    I haven’t bought anything off the TV yet.. still very skeptical about the things that they sell on it.
    Dominique [email protected] recently posted..Top 10 Highlights of February

  13. Delilah February 25, 2013 at 06:35 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    I’m laughing out loud at your list because I totally relate to most of them. Especially the cacti (it just proved that I CAN kill anything), the home hair coloring, and the As seen on TV. Those never ever end well. Great list!
    Delilah recently posted..Why Did I Buy That?

  14. Paige February 25, 2013 at 06:59 #

    Twitter: paigiegrl
    Ha! There is proof I am not the only person in the world that can kill a cacti! I forget to water it, and I guess they don’t live forever. Ab machines are a classic, I thought the Thigh Master was gonna cure me of all my bad genes, no such luck! lol!!

  15. Sensible Moms February 25, 2013 at 07:40 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    I hope that I am learning that if I am only buying it because “It is a great deal”, it’s a waste of money. The proper scenario is that I need something and “Oh happy day” it’s on sale.
    I would like to know what some of those “As Seen on TV” purchases are. :)

    And BTW, down with the green banana conspiracy. It’s about time they got called out. Ellen
    Sensible Moms recently posted..Pintershit: Buyer Be Dumb

  16. [email protected] February 25, 2013 at 07:50 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I rocked the acid wash jeans in the 80’s, complete with the high waist, puckered pleats, and tapered leg. And of course I had the big hair to go with. Smokin’!
    [email protected] recently posted..What Was I Thinking?

  17. Yona February 25, 2013 at 10:09 #

    Twitter: pricelessteam
    As Seen on TV products always get me…lol.

    Also, I don’t know WHY I want to leave a bit of hope for some ab creations…some look really promising. lol.

    This is my first time participating and it’s been a lot of fun!
    Yona recently posted..10 Dumbest Purchases

  18. Venassa February 25, 2013 at 12:09 #

    Twitter: a_lifeofourown
    I was going to say a snuggie, but then I realized that mine (that I got for a gift) I’ve actually used a lot as a blanket. The arms are too long and annoy me, so I turn it around to the arms are by my feet. I’m okay with wearing a sweater or a blanket, not both. So dumb purchase (for whoever bought it for me) but at least I’ve used it. My dumbest purchase is probably 50% of my craft supplies which I’ve never used.
    Venassa recently posted..Meal Plan Monday

  19. Pam February 25, 2013 at 13:54 #

    Twitter: pammlofton
    Believe it or not, we’ve actually purchased three As Seen On TV items that are pretty darn good. Trust me, I was shocked too. :) And the 80s fashion? That’s one decade that can stay gone! LOL
    Pam recently posted..You Bought WHAT?

  20. Mommy, for real. February 25, 2013 at 14:08 #

    Twitter: mommyisforreal
    I had so much fun with this topic, and let my six year old run the show this week! Glad you figured out that the participation gifts don’t work for your hubby- that sucks! :(
    Mommy, for real. recently posted..Izzy’s First Blog Post: 10 Things I Bought With My Own Money

  21. Kerry B February 25, 2013 at 14:35 #

    Twitter: new2two
    hahahaha I am a total marketers dream when it comes to plotting the next wrinkle reducer! Sign me up!
    Kerry B recently posted..Ten Dumbest Purchases

  22. Marie February 25, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I kill all plants, including cacti, too! Have you tried a beer-making kit for your husband? He might love that! (Just kidding–that showed up on my list and another blogger’s too!)
    Marie recently posted..10 dumbest purchases

  23. [email protected][kreyv] February 26, 2013 at 05:07 #

    LOL! These are awesome! I’m with you on the ab machine! These listicles are so great! I’ll definitely have to participate next time!
    [email protected][kreyv] recently posted..Sneak Peek: Cara | Cara Loren

  24. Susi February 26, 2013 at 19:03 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    So, so funny. I don’t think, I’ve ever bought any As Seen on TV product – ever. I’m actually looking at this lens right now. I want to get a telephoto lens for the nature shots I like to take and the skittish birds that are often involved. But I can’t decide if i want a portrait lens first. Ugh, decisions, decisisons…
    Susi recently posted..Picture Perfect Weekly #8 {Girls Weekend}

    • Stasha February 26, 2013 at 21:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is a great nature lens. You will catch those birds no problemo! Just make sure the lens has VR. With large zooms it really matters when it is handheld.

  25. Rachee February 26, 2013 at 19:06 #

    Twitter: sayitrahshay
    My absolutely begged for blendipens. She promised to use them daily and color and love them. Where did I find them? Dried out under the couch.
    Rachee recently posted..#MondayListicles and the Walk of Shame

  26. Anne LeBlanc February 27, 2013 at 20:37 #

    Twitter: littleredhens
    Stasha, I nominated you for the beautiful blogger award. Thank you for inspiring me. xo Anne.
    Anne LeBlanc recently posted..Aw shucks.

  27. Julia Spencer March 4, 2013 at 01:21 #

    It’s always so funny to read such lists and think over my own one)) Thanks a lot for sharing it

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