I Love Online Shopping From Home

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I’m sad to say it but summer is coming to an end. It’s funny because as I’m writing this it’s 80 degrees outside but the cooler weather is headed this way. The kids and I have noticed leaves on the trees are starting to change. There’s even a few fluttering to the ground every now and then. It won’t be long before the air is crisp and the trees are blazing with color.

Fall Leaf - 2 Wired 2 Tired While I do love the colors of fall, I’m not a fan of colder weather and rain. Let alone snow. Ack. Don’t even get me started thinking about winter. I hate being cold. There’s nothing fun about shivering to me or having to bundle up in five layers just to go get the mail.

Winter Picture I think I was meant to live on a tropical island or at least San Diego.

Beach Picture I always joke that I become a hermit in fall and winter. I do everything I can not to go outside. That’s why I love online shopping. I can do almost everything I need to do snuggled in my sweatshirt and slippers, under a fluffy blanket, with a pumpkin spice latte in hand and my laptop or tablet on my lap.

It’s fun being able to shop for so many things online. I’ll buy the kids new seasonal clothes and items on sale, decor for the house, books I’ve been meaning to read, birthday and holiday gifts, and more. There’s so many sites out there offering great deals, or exclusive limited edition items, or the opportunity to personalize or customize almost anything that it really makes online shopping from the comfort of my couch so much fun.

Kora & Logan made this & said it was me as a blogger. So cute! I think it also represents my love for online shopping too.

Kora & Logan made this & said it was me as a blogger. So cute! I think it also represents my love for online shopping too.

While I enjoy online shopping I’m also aware that have to be very careful of online safety. You hear so many stories of online identity theft that it’s important to make sure that when shopping online you are doing so securely. Online shopping makes you especially vulnerable because you are giving up a lot of personal information: your name, your address to ship the products, your phone number is usually required for shipping, and of course your credit card information as well. That is a lot of information floating out there in cyberspace.

While most reputable shopping websites are safe it’s always good to have a backup plan. That’s why I’m excited to be a Hotspot Shield Ambassador. Hotspot Shield is a wonderful service that helps keep your computer safe and it protects your data as well. It’s been downloaded more than 150 million times already and it’s been featured by the New York Times, Fast Company, CNN, Fox, and more. It’s available for Mac, Windows, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Hotspot Shield is a good tool to have if you are online shopping because it offers:

  • Secure Shopping Transactions Through HTTPS – which keeps your credit card info safe when you shop online
  • Private & Secure Browsing – which keeps your passwords, financial transactions, and other data from ending up in the wrong hands
  • Malware Protection – you’ll be alerted if you visit sites that are known to contain malware & those sites will be blocked

I know over the next few months I’ll be doing a lot more online shopping and I’m happy Hotspot Shield is there to keep everything safe and secure.

What about you? Do you love online shopping too?

This post was written as a Hotspot Shield Ambassador. The honest opinions are my own.

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About Tired Mom Tésa

Tésa (pronounced Taysa) is a work-at-home mom who enjoys blogging while raising her family in Cleveland, Ohio. In between naps, Tésa enjoys writing about family life, giving back, food, tech, and travel.

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  1. I do a lot of my shopping online also. I also try to be super careful when giving out personal info online. We have one credit card that we use for all online purchases. That way we don’t have to worry about all our information getting out there.

  2. rich morris says:

    A few years ago, my buddy and I were at the internet cafe in Iraq and we both had our credit cards hacked after making a purchase online. This sounds it would have been helpful. And i like how they remove internet censorship. I found it ridiculous that i couldn’t access government websites (e.g.: ako webmail) at the library…. Kinda silly if you ask me, lol.

  3. Amazon & Target – heck yeah! And then I discovered Etsy – whoa! – major 2 AM shopping!

  4. I so love shopping online. Why? You can usually find what you want & you can do it in your pj’s! Love it!

  5. Tracie Vandermeulen says:
  6. Tracie Vandermeulen says:

    I agree….pass on outside in the winter. I will stick near my computer.

  7. April Yedinak says:

    I absolutely love to shop online. It is so convenient to hunt for bargains and comparison shop.

  8. I love the fall – best time of the year. I don’t really like online shopping because if it doesn’t fit then you have to pay to send it back. But we live in a rural area so we do have to shop online.

  9. Rachel Ellis says:

    I am an online shopping addict! I admit it! I would gladly grocery shop online if I could afford it :) I live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by small towns so it requires about an hour drive to find any decent stores. Much easier to just log on to my computer.

  10. I love shopping online, however, I am very cautious when doing so. Hotspot Shield sounds like a great service!

  11. Todd Lovessweeps says:

    I love shopping online – specifically on Amazon it is my favorite site.

  12. I do all my Christmas shopping online. I always find discount codes and/or free shipping. Then I can relax around the holidays and have just the little things to worry about.

  13. Love the legos! I do most my shopping online, because well I dislike crowds at the store.

  14. Sonya Morris says:

    I love online shopping especially during the cold & flu season! No lines, no one sneezing or coughing close by & I can quickly find the best deals!

  15. I shopping online because it can be simple, quick, there are no lines, and you don;t have to leave your home to do it.

  16. shelly neuhouser says:

    I love to shop on-line, especially during the holidays!

  17. I do love online shopping! It’s a lot easier than having to go to the stores!

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