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In the mood to spend

March 23rd, 2009 at 05:41 pm

I said I didn't want to be frugal with this tax return (which BTW we keep as small as possible by claiming like 20 dependents or a bunch anyway, but overtime is taxed at a much higher rate, and he works a LOT of overtime)

OK so back to how irresponsible I am being.

1. bought a new entertainment system, IKEA generic, not top of the line, but affordable black and simple, all qualities I like.

2. bought new hats for everyone in the family. I always wanted a new hat and gloves and easter dress every easter as a kid, but never got them (why pay for something you will only wear for an hour a year?) Well this year I told JC I would buy her one if she wanted (just the hat), and happened to see a perfect one for EL, and one for me (though much less girly, cowboy with green beads) AND UE and GMC wanted one, though not girly of course. So we found an adorable armyish hat for GMC, and UE looks absolutely honestly AMAZINGLY adorable in a black fedora (I think it is a fedora anyway) so I spent good money on hats when we all have perfectly good if not so cute hats at home...but man were they ever cute in their hats on the way home!

3. organizer boxes, in pretty colors. Normally I think of function when it comes to organizing, and an old shoe box is just as good as a storebought box and hurts less when it busts..but this time I wanted matching, and a dozen of them. So I bought them.

4. Ate out twice in two days!!!! (all that stuff had to be shopped for, and unfortunately took two days.) yes I spent two days and not much to show for it, hard to find something worth paying for.

5. I tried and failed to buy new curtains/blinds for the kitchen and my sons room, I will keep looking.

6. chocolate, a new dark chocolate to try (not bad) some chocolate peanutbutter fudge eggs (easter bad habit) and the shrimp GMC asked for.

I am now about 2/3 of the way through the designated waste fund of the return, and I plan on buying a desk to match the entertainments system, plus possibly a few more boxes to organize, the curtains, and then I will be done and go back to not spending much of anything for months.

6 Responses to “In the mood to spend”

  1. Nika Says:

    Oh, I do know this urge.

    Here's a test question that helps(sometimes):

    If you did not have the refund, do you like all of these things enough to save for them?

    The urge to re-design your space is very familiar at the change of season, especially spring and fall.

    Oh, and not everything needs to match - it can co-ordinate. Smile

  2. nanamom Says:

    sounds great and i want to see hat pictures!!
    still need the bins?

  3. momcents Says:

    I fought the urge to re-decorate the house awhile back (too much HGTV!). DD10 just said to me (after seeing a carpet commercial), "Aren't we getting new carpeting in here?" My honest response: "That was before we needed to repair ther roof."

  4. Carolina Bound Says:

    Well, at least you're stimulating the economy!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sometimes it's good to splurge a bit. Smile I love hats - the girlier the better -- but there's just no place to really wear them. It's very rare you see women wearing hats now - even at church I can only think of maybe half a dozen times seeing someone wear a hat in the last 10 years. (And of course I'm speaking of the pretty hats, not ball caps.) Smile

  6. princessperky Says:

    The boxes coordinate, some green, some black, some white, but all similar style though for more I am going to cover some regular ones with black contact paper I think. And yeah I need more.

    In this case I would save up for the new living room system, but prolly wouldn't have gotten the new boxes.

    Hats, they are for sun protection (and mine is only half girly, not much of a girly girl here) so half waste half worth it.

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