Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SPT-Shopping Spree

I thought this would be the easiest challenge yet for me. I am a shopper, and an addicted one at that. I love any chance I get to HAVE to go to Target for some necessities, so I can browse the store like I have an endless amount of money. I love looking online for things to buy. I put things in shopping carts online but rarely ever find myself clicking the purchase button. I love to buy for others so, thinking of what I would use the $100 to buy for myself was not necessarily a challenge, but thinking of things that were within my limit, was the challenge.

I have many wants these days and most far exceed my "allowance" given for this challenge. I thought of several things I could use towards my purchases but none that I could fully pay for. Some of you may think my list is somewhat a list far too big , but since I probably will not be getting any of these in the near future I thought it was fun to jsut think of things I would like to have someday.

*a new camera
*a new cell phone
*a cleaning lady
*a carpet steam cleaner
*a pair of jeans that fit great
*laser hair removal
*an overnight babysitter or a night away in a hotel
*new furniture for our house when we move



I went to the mall with intentions of finding myself something really cute to add to my wardrobe (everyday I go into my stuffed full closet, and hear myself uttering the words, "I don't have anything to cute to wear.) Instead I ended up spending my "100 dollars" on my girls at The Children's Place Spring Sale. Everything that was on sale in the store was only $4.99, everything! From dresses and skirts to shorts, capris, & shirts. I walked out with ANOTHER bag full of bargains. I then went to Dillard's to look for myself a dress or skirt outfit for church. My Sunday attire is very limited. I tend to wear the same outfits over and over and over again. I did find a skirt, but not sure if I love it or not. I then went to the girls' department to look for Mackenzi some new things for church. She has had a growth spurt, and all of the things I thought she could still wear from last summer are all to small. I ended up buying three things for her to try on. Hopefully at least one of them will work out so she will have more than two skirts to wear to church.
Since this was a challenge about using the money for myself I came up with the perfect thing to buy.

I HAVE DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO SPEND THE $100 WAS TO FIX THIS...







I am in a desperate state of being with my hair looking like this. I can't remember the last time I have gone over 4 months without getting my hair cut and highlighted. I hate to spend so much money on one thing that I always know will need to be "replaced" in 8 to 12 weeks. Right now I feel my hair always look dirty, and never cute. It feels like hay. So, with this being said I called the girl that does my hair and I will be giving her my $100 later this week. This will definitely be the best 100 dollars spent in a while. A haircut, highlight, with and a smile added back to my face is worth every penny of it. The feeling I feel after just being "redone" is priceless. I hope that doesn't sound selfish, but feeling good about the way I look to me is PRICELESS!

27 comments:

Jenny said...

Ah, no debut on the cute new skirt you got?? I think your $100 is a great way to spend it (well since I am doing the same thing hopefully this week). Hey, and I am ALWAYS willing to watch your kids over night if you want to get away. No strings attached. So you can cross that off your "wish" list. :)

carlo said...

yay on the hair appt. i feel the same way. if i feel like i look good then i feel good. makes sense to me!

love the children's place bargins!

and your wish list is awesome!

donna said...

What a fun SPT!!!!
I do that same thing at Target. Browse and Browse. I so love that store.



That is what moms do; spend the money on the kids. I do the same thing as well. Have a great day and go have fun with the 100.00

Kari said...

Yeah, I need that too!!

Barb said...

Your post makes me want to go shopping - I've got to hit Children's Place. I have to say, I think $100 on your hair is the way to go: you wear it every day!

Amberly said...

Good for you for finally making the phone call for the hair appointment. It's always a hard one to make, but you'll feel so gorgeous afterward... we need to see an after pic!

becca said...

What a cute post! I too have a long wish list that $100 won't even touch! You are right, feeling good about the way you look is PRICELESS! I am glad you get to get your hair done this week, that always makes me feel better too, especially a good trim!

sista # 2 said...

I love it! Very clever -HAIR!! It's a pain, but a must, huh!? It's amazing how fast we can come up with a wish list!Love the pix!
-Janae

Lucy said...

Hair is my one splurge which I don't understand because I rarely take the time to really do it. But I spend $100 on color and cut at least three times a year! And I love how I feel afterwards. So, yes, I get it too!

lelly said...

i think that's an awesome way to spend your $100!!

i made a comment to jack that i was turning so gray. he said it wasn't gray hair, it was "shiny" hair. (he know's how to make me laugh!)

Andy said...

Can't wait to see how the hair turns out!

Allison said...

I'm getting that done on Saturday. Yippee!

I hit Children's Place again today...you can't beat 4.99.

Angie said...

Lelly, does my hair look grey? I hope it is just the flash and I'm not getting old before my time! hehehe!

Mandy said...

A haircut and highlight is the best. Nothing seems to make me feel better than a new haircut!

Michelle A. said...

I had the same picture on my site - the whole roots thin! I made an appointment after seeing mine. This friday! Can't wait. Good luck on yours!

Stephanie said...

Loved your post. So fun!! I agree with the hair...it is always the best $100.00 spent. I feel so good after a good highlight and cut.

Elizabeth said...

I need to go get my hair done also. The picture of you in front of the mall is so cute.

Amy said...

A cut & highlight are definitely joys in my life. And there is no price for how it makes you feel.

And I love Jenny's offer for overnight babysitting. Beautiful!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Oh, the joys of getting a great highlight - there is just something about that - it makes you feel NEW again! Great way to spend your money today!
Anna called me to tell me about the bargains at TCP - and I ran over the next day. I came home with a $2.00 tie and three dress shirts for Hunter all for less than $15! Yahoo for great deals!

Bridget said...

I am so with you there. I have an appointment on thursday to get my hair highlighted and cut. Mine too is looking way dirty.

Kristen said...

Oh man I may have to hit the children's Place! I love a good bargain.

Loved your list...I love getting my hair cut although it takes me about a day to get used to it and really love it.

michelle said...

What an adorable post! I too always end up buying for the kids. Good for you for making your hair appointment!

Kelly said...

I now think I need to hit the Children's Place. I have a couple of girls who need new dresses -- how does it happen with 4 girls that #3 has no dresses? Hmm.

I think a haircut and highlight are money well spent to make you feel fresh and new. I need to do the same thing!

Mindy said...

I'm trying to stretch to 9 weeks and it's looking quite disgusting!

Rachel said...

Selfish! Are you kidding!? That's a GREAT way to spend the money! Feeling fantastic about yourself truly is priceless!

amy m said...

I doesn't sound selfish at all. If it's something you want who cares. We all have those things in our life.

I love bargins, oh and target.

Jill said...

I love the photo of your roots, that's classic. There's nothing like that feeling after you come out of the salon.