Monday, October 26, 2009

money and me

the "o" key on my laptop fell off. DAMN. but i kind of like the feel of the little rubbery button that's there. oooooooooooooooooo i like it a lot.

ok. so i have a problem with saving money. every time i know i have a little extra, i think briefly of adding it to my--excuse me--OUR savings account, but then i always see something cool and in the back of my mind i hear, "it's ok, you have a little extra this month." then i end up charging jazzercise class, Juicy Couture doggie bowls, a crystal candlestick holder, a men's vest for JJ that he says is way too queer for him to wear, and sequins leggings on my credit card. then i end up spending all of the money that i would have put into savings, you know? i know it's really bad. but i don't have debt. and i would say that oooooooooooooo (i'm sorry i really like the "o") i would say that i am really good at finding deals. like reaalllllllly good. like YOU WISH YOU WERE ME GOOD. for instance, just recently i got a BCBG dress marked down from $198 to $7. i bought a faux leather vest for $4.98. i bought Anthropologie dinner plates for &7.95 each. i bought $200 ankle boots for $34. i bought a bag of powdered sugar for $1.30. i find deals everywhere. and i ooonly ever buy things if they're on sale. UNLESS it's something necessary. like cat food or jeans. i think the fact that i sale shop justifies my behavior.

here is another critical problem: is my worst enemy/best friend. because they have new sale items every single day. EVERY SINGLE DAY. oooooooh no. you put things in your digital shopping cart and you don't realize how they're adding up. then you accidentally spend $60 in one sitting. and my worst personality trait is probably that i have never had buyer's remorse. like never. i never ever return anything unless it's broken. and even then i always try to fix it first. so instead of kicking myself in the nards for spending $60 on, i think "OMG CAN'T WAIT TIL THAT SHIT COMES TO MY DOORSTEP!"

clothes are my life. besides JJ and the Cs. and my computer. and network television. i love clothes! and i figure i wear them everyday of my life, i might as well buy cool ones. i compare everything to clothes. like today i went to the grocery store to buy some staple pantry items and my total was $32.64...WTF $32.64?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! like that is a nice Free People top from the Rack.

and 2 weeks of work at RW would get me 40+ items at

and 3 months of this:

IS THE SAME AS THIS: (drooooooooooool)

i mean is there even a question? ...well, there wouldn't be if it wasn't for JJ.

the bottom line is that i am a fashionista. but because i have a family to feed and a house to decorate, i have become a frugalista, my friends...a frugalista.


  1. I break out in hives every time I step into a mall. I have no room to comment.

  2. I'm impressed by the extra oooooo's you put in your post :)

    The other day I bought juicy sweats & paper denim & cloth jeans for $20 each, and I told Joe I was being "shopertunistic" or whatever they say on the commercials. haha. I'm a sucker for a bargain, too! I do think you'll learn over time to start saving a bit... the closer you get to having kids or buying a house, the more you just have to force yourself to not buy stuff. Having someone else who you're sharing the money with helps... I think if I were single I'd waste a lot more money on clothing and other stuff I don't "need". Good luck with that!

  3. i have the same problem... except i dont find deals... and i am in debt... buuuuuttttt
    "you dont take your debt with you... thats my motto" :)

  4. I'm impressed that Spokane has an anthropologie.

  5. take me shopping for those sweet deals!

  6. GRACIE --

    There will come a time when you will not spend $$ for clothes, except for really cute things for your kiddidles! I won big time at your mother's baby shower (you) for not ever having a Nordstrom credit card. Think future -- so you want to spend old age in Hawaii -- or in the poor farm?


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