[Frontspiece: In the Olde-Timey Dayes, people used to put real, lighted candles on their Christmas trees, instead of strings of electric lights. In the Olde-Timey Dayes, people also used to have a lot of Christmas tree fires from doing that. When placing candles, remember that Burned-Down is not an attractive holiday decor scheme. Be sure […]

Kids Plush Menorah with Removable Candles. traditionsjewishgifts.com

[Frontspiece: Friendly, musical, plush stuffed Menorah plays two different Hanukkah songs! A pouch containing nine soft plush candles is included.] Winter may be chilly where you live, and the nights are longer. On the plus side, tis the season when Shopping Girls find lots of ways to decorate, celebrate, and worship, featuring perhaps the all-time […]

This seems like a bad idea to me. Does it seem like a bad idea to you? Photo via funholidaycrafts.com

[Frontspiece: This seems like a bad idea to me. Does it seem like a bad idea to you? ShoppingGirls take note: Your creative ideas are genius, but when you are working with candles, you have to exercise discretion. Remember, fire is involved. Photo via funholidaycrafts.com]     As ShoppingGirls know, all of the upcoming holidays are […]

A swan should see herself as the beauty that she is. Photo via hdwallsource.com.

One of the things that people sometimes criticize about Shopping Girls is that, well, they like to shop. Some even consider it a viable insult. Criticizers put women down for shopping, as if that scores jerks a superiority point on the societal scale of values. How wrong those blinded individuals are.   Shopping Girls rarely […]

Your great-grandparents had better Trick-or-Treat game than you. Although, admittedly, the chilling effect achieved in the photo was surely unintended. Which fact makes it even scarier. Vintage photo via wearekoalasvintage.com, which features exceptionally nice vintage menswear.

[Frontspiece:  Your great-grandparents had better Trick-or-Treat game than you. Although, admittedly, the chilling effect achieved in the photo was surely unintended. Which fact makes it even scarier. Vintage photo via wearekoalasvintage.com, which features exceptionally nice vintage menswear.] ShoppingGirls, if you are concerned that handing out candy on Halloween night to Trick-or-Treaters isn’t good for the children, […]

[Frontspiece: An entire pumpkin patch seems to have come to life in this fun yard display that’s not too spooky for kids of all ages to wander through. Image via wallpapercave.] After decorating her yard to spooky perfection, and adorning herself in the perfect costume to match, no Shopping Girl will drop the ball on […]

I would so cosplay this Pink Gorilla Costume, with ghostly white face and appendages, in a costume of its own. Or, go on a Rampage with your Rock. There is only one in stock at prankplace.com, so grab it quick. Or, find similar ones at places like Walmart.

[Frontspiece: I would so cosplay this Pink Gorilla Costume, with ghostly white face and appendages, in a costume of its own. Or, go on a Rampage with your Rock. There is only one in stock at prankplace.com, so grab it quick. Or, find similar ones at places like Walmart.] ShoppingGirls are savvy about when to plan […]

"Shopping Online Is Too Hard," said no woman ever. Photo via onlineebaystore.blogspot.com.

[Frontspiece: “Shopping Online Is Too Hard,” said no woman ever. Photo via onlineebaystore.blogspot.com.]       When Founder Tom obtained the domain name for ShoppingGirl.com back in the late 1990s, he was working at one of the most successful Web businesses around. It still is a major player, a company you’ve likely used more than once. […]

Everybody has knowledge and insight to share. We can learn from each other, no matter who we are. The learning experience is enriched by studying with a wide range of different students. Get a different viewpoint! Or, find a mentor...be a mentor! Photo via bbc.co.uk.

[Frontspiece: Everybody has knowledge and insight to share. We can learn from each other, no matter who we are. The learning experience is enriched by studying with a wide range of different students. Get a different viewpoint! Or, find a mentor…be a mentor! Photo via bbc.co.uk, providers of fascinating educational programming for practically forever.]   Sometimes, […]

Homeschooling is an excellent, rewarding, and effective option for many ShoppingGirl moms and kids. Photo via Pinterest.

[Frontspiece: Homeschooling is an excellent, rewarding, and effective option for many ShoppingGirl moms and kids. Photo via Pinterest.]   Let’s continue with our list of online retailers carrying back-to-school gear that branches out from the norm:   Worldmarket Lots of ShoppingGirls know that Worldmarket is a great place to pick up decorative and useful pieces for […]