I love how the internet makes my life easier. I can buy groceries, renew prescriptions, order Christmas presents, and research Légion Noir without ever leaving my comfy chair.
But the internet has its drawback too. These are the website I try to stay away from and just can’t seem to quit.
The #1 Offender
Have you been to Zulily? If you have a young daughter or granddaughter, I’m willing to be you have. Zulily makes a deal with boutique-type shops (and some larger ones too) and offers their merchandise at a big discount. The sales only go for 72-hours, and they have new events every day. If you don’t check out the deals when the events go live, you can bet the best stuff in the popular sizes will be gone. Not only do I love the Zulily website, I love the app. That’s right. I don’t even have to get on my computer to see the events, and Zulily is so nice, it sends me a reminder when the new events for the day go live. Help!
Etsy.com is another addiction. I cannot believe how talented some of these sellers are. They make the cutest things, and they don’t charge much. For someone like me, who is craft-challenged, this place is wonderland.
Finally, when it comes to shopping, believe it or not but Groupon is another one that sucks me in (and another site with an app and a notification service). It seems there’s always a deal for the restaurant I want to try or a massage I need—even toys, artwork, and museum tickets! The one-click buying is super dangerous. If you don’t know Groupon, stay away!
And then there are the sites that you click on and they transport you to a place beyond the space-time continuum. Time passes and you don’t even know it. One of these is crappypictures.com. This is a funny site where mom Amber Dusick draws—you guess it—crappy pictures about her mostly hilarious adventures as a mom of two young boys. She has a book coming out in March.
If you, like me, are a fan of Kate Middleton, you might be wise to avoid the plethora of blogs dedicated to sharing tidbits about her daily life. Two of my favorites are katemiddletonstyle.org, which not only discusses Kate’s wardrobe, but gives the reader links to ‘Shop Kate’s Wardrobe.’ Another blog I enjoy is hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com. This site often features tidbits by regular people who happen across Kate at a petrol (i.e. gas) station or while out shopping at Boots in London. It’s kind of fun to read regular people’s impressions of the duchess, which are almost always gushing.
So tell me your addictions and the websites you just can’t quit. One reader who comments will receive a necklace of the cover of If You Give a Rake a Ruby, which I ordered off Etsy.com!