Splurges February 2017

I realized this week that I went a little overboard in splurging on items recently. It’s time to tighten the belt. And then some.

The good news is I have no regrets on what I’ve purchased.

Besides what is shown in the pictures, I also splurged on a cute white and blue striped button-up top from Target and a fancy haircut.

 

Books

I bought Maria Semple’s latest book because I loved Where are you Bernadette so much that I wanted to treat myself with this book for my upcoming vacation. Nothing makes me happier than hopping on a plane with a new book.

It is a splurge because I rarely buy new books unless the author is my friend. I just can’t afford to buy new when I read so much. It would break the bank for sure.

However, I did also buy a great book on author marketing:

Some of my other worthwhile purchases:

 

Nutribullet

The Nutribullet has rocked my world. I always thought smoothies were sort of lame and for super health conscious workout folks, not wine-guzzling book nerds like me. I am reformed. I love my Nutribullet smoothies with a deep abiding passion. So easy. So good. So good for you.

My standard smoothie has:

  • Handful of spinach
  • Teaspoon of peanut butter
  • Teaspoon of Chia seeds
  • Teaspoon of hemp heart powder
  • Teaspoon of no sugar, no carb vanilla protein powder
  • A few ice cubes
     
     DELICIOUS!

Mr. Dudley

After reading about this pepper grinder and going through a million cheap ones, I was out to lunch with my husband at an Italian restaurant and when the server asked if we wanted pepper I said, “Is that a Mr. Dudley?”

She looked at me like I was cray-cray until I told her to look on the bottom. Sure enough it was a Mr. Dudley. She looked impressed (at least in my own mind) and said, “Um, that’s the first time anyone has ever asked me THAT!”

So Mr. Dudley it is! Sold. I went home and ordered one online despite the server’s offer to slip me the one she had for $20 (she was kidding. sort of)

Milagra

Anyone who knows me or who has been to my home knows I’m a total freak about religious art and Mexican art so I found my spirit animal at a scrumptious St. Paul restaurant called Burrito Mercado.

This place has everything I’ve ever wanted in Mexican religious art. I’m lucky I got out of there with only this one piece. (So far.)