Happy Monday everyone. This past weekend was an adventure in cross border shopping. Can I tell you American readers how lucky you are to have access to your phenomenal outlet malls without the burden of trying to make it back home across the border with all your goodies.
We spent one night in the US because I thought it was going to make us eligible for a $200/person deduction. It was only at the border on the way home that we found out that 24 hours entitles you to $50/person deduction. Oops! We happily declared our $800 in purchases and were instantly sent to the room for bad boys and girls where we had to submit receipts and pay the hst on everything (our Canadian tax). Oh well, still a deal even with that. Here are the highlights of my shopping spree.
This is the watch my husband bought me for my upcoming birthday. I was completely torn between this one and the white ceramic with gold highlights. Honey, if you're reading I will happily accept the white one for a Christmas gift.
My kids needed to get in on the gift giving action as well and this is what the little darlings are giving me.
My sweet mother sent me some American money to spend on myself. Kate Spade is one of my go-to stores at this outlet and lucky me happened to be there when they were adding an additional 30% off all purses. I chose one that had already been marked down by 40% off so this baby came home with me. Thanks mom!!
I'm sure that if I lived in the US that I'd have the most kick ass wardrobe but I am not convinced we'd ever have any money left over for things like food and shelter.