Sunday, February 24, 2008

I'm in the mood for...

...some online retail therapy! It's a beautiful
Sunday morning and while B is catching up on his sleep, I am free to indulge in some shopping online. One of the reasons I love shopping online is that I get to avoid the massive traffic and crowd that usually packs our favourite shopping malls on weekends. Finding a parking space could take up to 20 minutes sometimes and by that time, B and I will be in a bad mood, which will put a damper on our whole shopping.

It has been ages since I did any online shopping as I've been too been busy juggling my copywriting job and making money online at the same time. You see, I've been making a little side income from blogging. If anyone had told me that this was possible when I first started experimenting with my blog over a year ago, I would have a hard time believing it. However, after personally putting in effort to earn some money blogging and actually reaping in a little sum from it, I have to say that making money online is really fun! It's like having your own online business and based on your blog's performance, you can gauge the profitability of your "business". The better your business, the higher your earnings! Of course, I've only made a modest amount so far, but the idea of earning some side income online, is really pleasing and satisfying in itself.

So today, after working so hard these past few months, I've decided to give myself a little treat! What will it be? Another new perfume for my collection or perhaps something from
AfrikBoutik - African Art & Gifts? As the name implies, this online boutique offers authentic high-quality African products as gifts and home décor for you or your family and friends. I was amazed at the many African Art, Sculptures, African Masks, Djembes, Leather Bags, Traditional African Clothing, Handcrafted Jewelry and African Home Decoration offered here. One of the most popular items at AfrikBoutik is their range of beautiful leather bags, which are modern in design but uniquely African at the same time. I prefer my bags simple with fewer frills so I really like this one, which costs $127.50 by the way.

Shopping at AfrikBoutik is also fun as there are other perks in store for you like the monthly bloggers contest, where all you have to do is blog about AfrikBoutik to win great prizes.
This month for instance, AfrikBoutik is giving away an Old Lawyer African Mask valued at $175! If you fancy winning this really cool African mask, which will make an interesting piece of home décor, do visit AfrikBoutik for more details. In the meantime, I shall continue adding to my online shopping list while waiting for B to wake up. I hope everyone is enjoying a nice relaxing weekend like me and I'll see you later, after my shopping trip! :)

Old Lawyer African Mask


LadyJava February 24, 2008 2:50 PM

Wohhooo GP! The bag looks very nice..I am an avid handbag purchasers.. I love to buy handbags.. I got so many already I really don't know what to do with it and I still keep finding excuses to buy more!...

And yeah to online shopping too... can shop around the world from the comfort of your own home... Syiok!!!

Farah Deen February 24, 2008 3:59 PM

have fun shopping!!! :)

NafaSg February 24, 2008 8:25 PM

Oh yes u so deserve a little treat for yourself after juggling between copywriting and blogging...and dealing with those hard to please clients! Hehehe...

African gifts and souvenirs are quite unique and different from other souvenirs we see around us. And most of them are hand crafted! That bag would surely look good on ya! =)

Mariuca February 25, 2008 12:07 AM

LOL! Maybe u should have an online auction for ur bags LJ!! I sometimes wonder where to keep all the stuff that I buy but hardly or never use lolz...

Mariuca February 25, 2008 12:08 AM

Thanks Farah, shopping is always fun..tiring sometimes but still fun! :)

Mariuca February 25, 2008 12:14 AM

LOL Nafa!! Thank you, I do deserve to shop after all the things you said ha ha ha.. always got excuse when it comes to shopping! And yes, the African gifts are really unique and would definitely make very interesting gifts,check them out. :)

BookingAlong February 25, 2008 6:30 AM

Nice to see your blog and the song you've got playing now is very cool too. We have similar tastes in shopping but of course every shopper is unique and special :)
Hope you check out my blogs sometime and you ought to write at many spaces. Hope to see you around online and see more of your writing.

JenJen's Place February 25, 2008 10:04 AM

Hi Maurica,
You have a tag from me^_^

Mariuca February 25, 2008 1:49 PM

Hola Booking Along, welcome to Mariuca's blog! I love the song I got on now too lolz!! Anyway, it was nice to see u here and I'll be visiting u too. Have a great day! :)

Mariuca February 25, 2008 1:50 PM

Hey Jen, thanks sweetie! Will be right over. :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious February 25, 2008 5:11 PM

yeah, i understood completely about the satisfaction from blogging cum making side income through it.

as i've told you, my PR hv dropped, so i dont hv much opps already. But don't worry, i am not giving up. Once my home internet line is fix, i will come back. :) Muahaha!!!

oh, i love the way you phrase my on & off come back with "sorta back" in yr msg at my blog. You're so cute!! :) thanks, marzie!

take care & hope you'll hv a wonderful week! :)

Mariuca February 25, 2008 5:23 PM

Yay Jean is here! That's the spirit woman, you can get back into blogging for some $$ once u're hooked back to ur internet. And don worry about ur PR, mine is the same as yours, it droped too. :(

There's still some opps, but perhaps the amount offered is just not as much. Will be waiting for you to return full-time to us Jean! Love ya! :)

Anonymous,  February 25, 2008 8:43 PM

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Farah Deen February 25, 2008 11:09 PM

GP, who cares about being tired when you are bundled up with new stuffs? LOL

Farah Deen February 25, 2008 11:21 PM

your tag board not loading pulak! anyway, I have tagged you in my blog...whenever you are free, check it out ok? :)

Mariuca February 26, 2008 12:01 AM

Hi Kerslyn, no worries and welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Mariuca February 26, 2008 12:02 AM

Farah, that's true! The new stuff takes all the pain away lolz... and thanks for the tag, will check it out! :)

bokjae February 26, 2008 1:02 AM

Hey my beautiful friend, are you in the mood for an Award?

Mariuca February 26, 2008 1:31 AM

Hi Bokjae! I'm always in the mood for awards, thanks so much! :)

Anonymous,  February 26, 2008 1:57 AM

I think it is so wonderful that the blog world has taken off as well as it has. It allows women to stay at home with their families and yet still bring in some money for their families to live on.
I am glad it is working out for you as well, and you are even getting to indulge in a little shopping.

cube February 26, 2008 3:45 AM

Making money blogging. Such a nice concept.

Mariuca February 26, 2008 4:07 AM

Hola Pets for sale, thanks for ur encouraging comment! It's great to be making a little something off my blog, a wonderful feeling indeed! :)

Mariuca February 26, 2008 4:08 AM

Hi Cube, welcome to Mariuca's blog. Making money blogging is great, I'm loving it so far! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious February 26, 2008 6:56 PM

thanks for yr encouragement, princess! yeah, i will be back full time to you guys soon! Watch out for Miss Yummylicious!! :D

Mariuca February 26, 2008 7:48 PM

Yay Jean, I can't wait and I bet so can't the rest who's been missing ur presence in the blogworld. We will give u a warm welcome when u come back ok? Hugs... :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 10:03 AM

Methinks so too Emila! :)

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