Saturday, March 15, 2014

Buyer's Justification/ BIG Savers Sale!

We are in California and I just can't help myself!!! I have an addiction!!!

Every time I walk out of Savers I think holy cow how did I spend that much! I feel the same way when I go to Costco except I walk out spending over $100 with only 5 items in my cart. At least when I shop at Savers I walk out with the largest bags the store offers, over flowing with clothes that won't be digested in my stomach and turned into waste in a few hours. Seriously, Spending money on food is so pointless. ... bedsides the fact that it keeps us alive. 

When shopping at Savers, here is the biggest piece of advice I can give you. Don't EVER, EVER, EVER shop at Savers without a coupon!!!!  That should be the 11th commandment. If you donate just a small bag of things you have no use for anymore you can get a 20% off coupon. They also have several other ways to get discounts. At least one day of the week they give club card members 25% off and senior citizens get 30% off. Every once in a while they also have a 50% off day!  
Listen to me very carefully. This is so very, VERY extremely important. We are about to make a fashion covenant with each other. You and me.  Right here and right now. Don't worry this is not awkward at all. When shopping at Savers never walk into that store and pay full price for anything!  Never walk in without having a way to get a discount on whatever you pick out! If you do you are just throwing away money that you could have spent on more clothes... or groceries... I guess.... But only if there is any money left over ;)

Now every time I go to Costco I have extreme Buyers Remorse. Can you tell how much I hate spending money on food? Don't get me wrong I LOVE food. I would just rather spend my money on something I get to keep.For me There is no Buyers Remorse when it comes to spending money at Savers. However, there is such thing as a Buyers Justification. Today our total came to $190. However, I had a punch card that gave me 30% off which saved me $56 dollars. Here's where your Buyers Justification comes in. My final total ended up being $134. Again I felt a little tinge of guilt/shame for how much I was spending, but as I looked at the computer that displayed my purchase info, I realized I had bought 30 items, saved $60 at SAVERS, saved even more than that had I bought everything retail, and got some amazing deals and cute styles for me, my girls, and my husband. I took my total cost and divided it by my total number of  items purchased and came out with a $4.50 Buyers Justification or average cost per item,(Otherwise known as my way of making myself feel better about how much money I spent.) At $4.50 my guilt and shame have disappeared and I can't wait to show you all what I found!

Here's a few sneek peek pics of what I found.





Today as we were checking out we were given a friends and family invitation to their exclusive after hours shopping event celebrating their 60th Anniversary. During this event, all clothes and shoes are 60% and everything else is 30% !!!!! (do all my explanation points help you understand how excited I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) You must have the invite to get in! If you have time today get over there to get an invite. You have to spend $30 to get it. (Buy and return if you really have to so you can get the invite SHHHHH! I didn't say that) DON'T FORGET TO DONATE SO YOU CAN GET 20% OFF OF THE $30 YOU SPEND! They are holding the celebration March 16th (Yes, thats a Sunday :( not sure I will be going)from 7:00 to 9:00pm. If you can make it I would love to see some of your fashion finds!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fashion On A Dime

I am so sad that winter is over. I love fall fashion so much more than summer fashion. Its still cool enough on somedays to wear pants so I may try to sneak a few Fall fashion posts in here.
I wore this outfit the other day. The picture was unplanned. I knew I wanted to start the blog back up and I liked the outfit I had on so I stepped out on the back porch and had my hubby snap a quick picture. 

Hot pink Blazer- $5 at D.I.
Navy blue tank top- $2 dollars at the D.I.
Gray Jeans- $10 Clearance sale at Rue 21
Nude strappy shoes- $4.99 at Savers
Gold Necklace- $4.50 Clearance sale at Rue 21
Total outfit cost is $26.50
DPWF is $2.65

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Forget Me Not

 As you all know, this last year has been extremely difficult for me (hence the absence of my posts). At the end of 2013, I could not do it on my own anymore and needed some assistance from a tiny little pill. DUN, DUN, DUN. Yes, Zoloft, the depression medication is what I am talking about. I know, none of us like to admit it to the world but sometimes we need that extra push to get us through a difficult day, a difficult trial or simply this difficult life. Now, I am a little green at this and did not realize how important it was to take my tiny little pill EVERY day. I was headed down to my parent’s house to help them pack for an upcoming move and realized I forgot my medication. After two days of not having it I felt fine and thought,well maybe I don't need it after all, UNTIL we were on our way back from Vegas and my toes got rolled up in the window. Yes, you read that right. My husband rolled my toes up in the window! Just let me tell you how it happened: We have a ghetto traveling car that has almost 200 thousand miles on it. The A/C also doesn't work that well on the car so when we just can’t stand it, we crack the windows. Now I am the type of person that always has their feet up on the dashboard. This time I decided to stick my little piglets out of the cracked window so I could feel the wind between my toes. After about ten minutes, my husband decided it was time to roll the windows up without telling me (obviously he forgot my toes were still hanging out in the wind...I think). Now since the window was only cracked, I didn't have a lot of time to react. Fear came over me that I couldn't get my toes out in time. In my mind I imagined the razor sharp window, like a knife, slicing through my sausages. (I am very imaginative as you can tell) Once my toes where caught and the pain began to surge through my veins, my first thought was that my husband’s idioticness now had my toes trapped and dangling out the window. The emotions that followed next are the reason that I now hear my depression meds calling my name every morning. At first, I was shocked. How could he have forgotten that my cute, precious, little piglets were still out in the wind!! Then as I started to scream at the pain of having my toes pinched in the window I became angry. As I angrily screamed at my husband, he gave me this look of being offended like "How could you yell at me?" At that, I become irate and flabbergasted all at the same time. My toes are pinched in the window and he wants to get offended that I am screaming at him?!?! When, he FINALLY realizes that I am in pain and releases my toes from the jaws of death. He then apologized and sincerely reassured me that he had completely forgotten that my toes were getting some fresh air and that he felt terrible. At which, I folded my arms and said "You should be."After quietly fuming and replaying the last 10 seconds in my head I burst out in hysterical laughter because my toes were literally just rolled up in the window... seriously, that’s just funny. As I looked over and saw that my husband was not laughing and didn't even crack the slightest smile, a terrible wave of guilt washed over me because I thought, it was possible, I had reacted a little harshly. MAYBE... just a tad. I began to sob uncontrollably. At that, I realized in a matter of two minutes I had been through every emotion possible and this could possibly be a side effect of coming off my depression meds. (Note to self: When it comes time to say goodbye to the pills I should probably wean myself off of them and not quite cold turkey... for the sake for my family) And the moral of the story is....... There is no moral, I am just grateful my little piglets weren't decapitated. Hope you enjoy your day!

My toes
 ;) Just Kidding

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