I am like so many twenty-somethings out there… Just living paycheck to paycheck. Sure, I pay all my bills. I put money in savings each month. I don’t use my credit card. I am two months of finally paying off the stupid thing and it pains me to use it. Over the past six months I’ve gotten so much smarter with my money, and I think once you get to the point where you put your needs before your wants that you are oh-ficially grown up.
Doesn’t make it fun, but it does mean you’re a bit more stable. And I like stable. I also still enjoy treating myself, but I do it on a much smaller scale and only once a month after everything else has been paid for. When I see something I like and know that I can’t afford it in the middle of the month, I simply save it for the next. In March I’ve come across so many cute things, and have compiled a list of possible April purchases. I won’t buy all of these things, I never do. It’s just fun making lists.
Saves money. Makes lists. Nice to meet you.
I love The Pioneer Woman so very, very much. A year ago I actually got to meet her and it was an awesome experience. Her second cookbook just came out and it’s optimized for the iPad. This purchase is a must!
My old TOMS are so sad looking! I am wanting a new pair that are more summer-y. The lace design of these lends me to believe that my piggies will breathe easy in the sweltering summer months. This is very important, you know.
Shelton loves me translucent, but I’ve been itching to tan a little recently. I love the little hole-in-the-wall places that don’t try to up-sell you on the top shelf lotions (ladies know what I’m talking about) and never have a wait. I’m thinking about throwing $20-$30 to a month’s worth of tanning just get a little color.
So… Just in case you were wondering I’m still best friends with my sewing machine. This is a really cool project put together by one of my new favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess. In April I’d like to pick up a few more tools and fabric. Nothing big. Shelton was uh-mazing earlier this week and surprised me with a zebra-printed rotary cutter and cutting board. The direct line to my heart? Yeah. He’s got that figured out. Crafts. Panties drop. Boom.
I am so curious about Birchbox. Do any of you use it? I signed up to be on their mailing list, so hopefully if a spot comes available soon I’ll have $10 to get me a box of handpicked luxury items… Seems like a really great idea if you ask me, but I wonder if there are any catches… Thoughts?
And last but not least… I need some new shorts. Not sure where to look though. These from Old Navy look versatile and comfy. I’m not really a fan of those super-tight jean shorts. They’re just so… constricting. And then when they get wet from your swimsuit bottoms the denim just chafes areas that don’t appreciate being chafed, if you catch my drift…
Well, that wraps up what I’m interested in purchasing during the month of April. After I pay my credit card. And cell phone bill. And the government. And a little medical bill. And car note.
Sigh. I better go before I regret even the thought of buying anything.