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.
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:
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
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)
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.)