Lol you never know what the Purse Forums can inspire! I haven't posted for a while and I thought I'd touch base and pass on what I've been doing. Until I found tPF I had only a few Coach bags that I had collected over the years - all 100% leather ones that last forever - well since tPF I've added Gucci, Botkier, Etro and some other items that I have come to love. I'm now more than salivating over what will be my first LV piece - their new Louis Vuitton Speeding Monogram Canvas Sneaker Laces shoes - I dont dress up a lot and do not need a new bag but these shoes look like all that to me and I'm planning to hit the LV Boutique at the Houston Galleria this Saturday and nab me a pair. Anyway, here's my quick story .. I found a fun way to fund my new fascination with these fashion accessories Fridge Magnets! Lol - I started back in May .. I had about 3 cookie tins full that I had not placed back on the fridge from our move last summer to Houston. They were from travels mostly on Cruise ships to all sorts of places and from hubbys business trips. I started selling them on eBay. I had so much fun I opened a store there, and when my personal stock ran low I thought .. ooo this is too much fun and after getting my first Gucci tote with the funds from a fellow tPF member, I thought I wanted to keep it up .. I thougth, well, I sure have a lot of nice ones that came from Las Vegas ... so I bought a plane ticket to go to Las vegas for one day! Stephen drove me to the Airport before he went to work, all I took was a backpack and started at the Wynn and worked my way south along the strip --- had a blast at the Forum Shops at Caesars looking at all the goodies, and carried on. I was tuckered out and had a back pack full of fridge magnets and had to buy an extra tote bag by the time I was already at the Venetion and it was pretty stuffed as well when I was at Bellagio. Stopped there and had a buffet dinner before heading back on an evening flight to Houston. I had such a blast! Now I have all the contact info from those gift shops and have a couple of other places that sell travel and international destination magnets, so thats my theme ... and all my profits go toward my fashion fun! Its been a blast and none of it comes from the household funds so Stephen just says "oh ok, I'll take you to Louis Vuitton on Saturday morning for your shoes then" LOL that would have never happened before but its my new pocket money for purse and fashion fun - and gives me a cool hobby. I add the odd fashion item into my shop too that I find at outlets, but not much, I stick to the magnets mostly which I've collected for years myself. Now my fridge is starting to look pretty great again too Just thought I'd pass that on and see if any one of you also has a fun and creative way to come up with extra ways to spend on fashion items. Vista. If you want to see my magnets btw ***************NO ADVERTISING ON THE PF!********* I used to work in radio so I keep that site name.