Friday, September 7, 2012

Spending: The Fun Result of Saving

Instead of boring you with another financial Friday post, I thought I would share a fun post about money.  The best part of saving?  Having the $$$ for a shopping spree!! 

Most of the items I purchased yesterday were with a Target gift card my in-laws got me for my birthday, but I did pick up a few things at Old Navy as well as Ross {Dress for Less}

The dollar bin "pink circle" items were half price so I bought the black organizer (hopefully keeping the island from getting junky every week, some gift bags, note cards, a book for the Princess, and Avengers erasers for the Little Man.  I also snagged a frame at Ross for $5 - Jay and I are going to put the free 8 X 10 we got for having our picture made for the church directory in it and give it to his parents. 

Now to the fun stuff - the random things I purchased for myself!!  The bag was the only thing not on sale but if you can't spend $15 of birthday money on a non-sale item, when can you?  The hat was on sale for $4.50, the umbrella is much needed and Calvin Klein for only $10, $6.99 Nine West sunglasses and a $9 sports bra from Old Navy.

I also bought a tiny little birthday gift for Jay and one for my sister.  Both of which will remain a secret for at least another month.  (They read my blog on occasion.)

What was the last fun item you purchase?  For yourself?  For someone else?


  1. That was a good shopping trip - I like your purchases! My last fun purchase was a purse for myself from Target. :)

  2. I love that splurge! I don't do it often but when i do, I do it up big like my new computer bag from Thirty-One! The husband would agree I'm done for a while, LOL.

  3. Fun--love your new stuff!! I went to target today and spent the remainder of my personal spending money from August...two OPI polishes and a few 75% dollar spot items later, I'm a happy girl :-)

  4. Yay for a chance to go on a shopping spree! I just bought some fun stuff {that I plan to blog about soon!} at a boutique sale in Austin & some super cute fabric for curtains in my laundry room! :)