I've been doing surprisingly well on the wants front.
I did venture into the clothing section at Target last week. I had a genuine need. More trouser socks. Yep, the same kind my grandma wears >< But right by the socks were racks and racks, upon racks of clearance clothes. I just turned my back to it, because I knew it was just best to not even look. Of course, by turning away I positioned myself right in front of clearance fall jackets. Want. *sigh* But as I pondered the $24 price tag, I remembered that full use of my winter coat was just mere days or even hours away. Thanks Jack Frost. I got the message. Now take the snow back!!
So in the end, I spent $5 for 3 pairs of ugly ol' lady socks. But for $5 the office won't have to deal with my funky feet. Uh, win... right?
This month has actually been so busy that I have had very few temptations to actually go out and spend money. I did tag along for one birthday and one happy hour, but thankfully everyone was very interested in and supportive of my spending fast. For the two parties I went to I made caramel filled rice krispy bars for one and I bought a carton of grocery store cookies for the other. I've been beyond tempted to just slide and consider my $40/week valid for anything of caloric value *coughhappyhourcough*, but I am doing my best not to cheat, so I've been a little more lax at the grocery store. On more than one occasion I have basically treated it as a drive-thru...
Here are the Top Ten Things I Have Been Coveting This Month.
New Cell Phone - Mine is over two years old and barely hanging on. I'm in the process of shopping for a cheaper plan. Currently, I share a family plan with two siblings and to remove the data plan we lose enough perks that we'd require the more expensive call/text plan which = $10 saving amongst the three of us. Boo, I know we can do better than that.
Cute Ankle Boots - Thankfully as true winter is fast approaching I am starting to lose my desire for cute ankle boots, but that has only been replaced by a more practical want... The snowboot. Though I might add, a cute snowboot.
Winter LBD (little black dress) - but nowhere to wear it to, just like the thought of a nice winter outfit.
Scoop Shovel - After multiple 20"+ snowstorms last year and then having my car totally and completely buried by snowplows, I need a shovel that says "I MEAN BUSINESS!"
Sunshine + Beach + Warm Weather - need to find a way to get more use out of those
Yarn/Material - Every Winter I seem to get bit by the kitting bug. Nothing like being curled up on a freezing day sipping cocoa and making pretty things.
Picture Frames - I have a few pieces of art that are begging to be hung in my office.
Books - I've been itchin to go to my favorite used book store. Thanks to a few friends and Meadow Devor's Blog Giveaway I have nice little stack of finance books to keep me busy for awhile, and the best part - Free!
Crunch Wrap Supreme - Nothing melts my stress away like a crunch wrap supreme. Just imagine a softshell taco, a hardshell taco and nachos rolled into one hot sauce dripping, analgesic, dream come true. Ohhh yeah.
And crud, I'm so overwhelmed with life right now that I can't even think of a tenth materialistic thing I want... Errrgh, New Mittens and a Matching Hat? BAM! 11! I've always been an overachiever. :)