Last Friday, I needed to pick up a book-ish gift for a friend, so I headed to Barnes & Noble.
(Which is always a bit of an issue for me.) (Because I am FAR worse in a book store than I am in a yarn store.)
I got to wandering.
(As I do.)
And something shiny caught my eye.
(Something shiny that I absolutely did not need and had no intentional of buying. Especially when I saw the price tag.)
Yes. That's a Kate Spade "rotating stamp" with pad. (Because every handbag designer needs to wade out into the world of office supplies, non?)
And what, you may ask, caught my eye about this particular item?
Well. . . first off, I've always loved rotating stamp pads. You know . . . the old-school ones in offices that sport "RECEIVED" or "ENTERED" or - my personal favorite - "EXPEDITE." This one, though, had inspirational rotating phrases (the product box refers to them as "Calls to Action") that are even better than "EXPEDITE."
I was charmed.
I put it back, though.
Because $24.95. (Yeah. For a rotating stamp.) (Plus bonus mini stamp pad.) (But still.)
After more browsing, though, I went back and picked it up.
(You knew I would.)
Not because Kate Spade.
Not even because shiny. (Although it is.)
Totally because Calls to Action.
All week long, I've been using my stamp everywhere!
I especially like including the calls to action in my planner. Little To-Do items. . .
Because doesn't everbody need to "live colorfully" on Thursday? Or "be an elegant thinker" on Friday? Maybe "call the shots" on Saturday?
So. Yeah. It was ridiculously overpriced.
But sometimes . . . you just need to grab that shiny object and have a little fun with it!