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Overspent a little this weekend...

September 8th, 2014 at 09:49 am

I really did need shoes, and we went to the outlets and I bought 2 pairs of really cushy walking sandals that were BOGO 50% off ($78 for both) and I needed new dress shoes. The pair of black heels I owner were from before kids (so at least 8 years ago) and therefore before pregnancy made my feet wider. So I had to squeeze into them for a funeral a few weeks ago and they hurt SO badly. Paid $40 for those.

Before going there though, I had done some shoe shopping online. Not only are my feet wide, but they are also tiny, so most shoe stores don't even carry shoes in my size and I have to buy online. So since I can't try them on, I bought 7 pairs and will return all the ones that don't fit. But it still makes me panicky to see those charges on my credit card even though almost all of them will be refunded!

Spent more at the grocery store than I wanted to, had to get gas, etc. I will have to pay a little less than I wanted to on my remaining credit card debt, but I'll get back on track!

In Christmas shopping news, I belong to a local mom to mom facebook group, and someone is selling an unused Super mario checkers game for $10. Buying it for my 7 year old for Christmas who is Super Mario obsessed and just learned how to play checkers Smile

In addition, I listed 3 Halloween costumes for sale and a bunch of my 3 year olds clothes that he outgrew, so hopefully will sell all of that!

Feel like I'm hemorrhaging money this weekend!

August 10th, 2014 at 06:22 pm

Everything was needed, and everything was a great deal, but it's still more spending than I have done in a LONG time.

In addition to the 3 tops I got at JCP Saturday for $15, I ordered 2 pairs of shoes for myself last night - I needed a new pair of crosstrainers and also a new pair of black work shoes. If the work shoes fit, I'll buy another pair in brown. The shoes I have for work now I bought 2 years ago and they are pretty beaten up.

Today we went to Kohl's - spent another $116 but got 3 pairs of pants for me (I have lost a lot of weight and my old clothes were falling off of me), 4 tops for me, 2 shirts for hubby, and 2 pairs of pajamas and first day of school shirt for my 7 year old. Everything was on sale, plus we had a $10 off coupon and a 30% off coupon. And I got $20 Kohl's cash to use in a couple of weeks.

Then I came home and ordered 3 more pairs of shoes online - sneakers and casual brown shoes for my 7 year old who has outgrown his, and sneakers for my 3 year old who got a hole through his because he "likes to be able to touch his sock".

None of the shoes for the kids were more than $25, which is pretty darn good for shoes! Everything in the stores was $45 and up - I got their 3 pairs on Amazon and 6pm.com. Great places to shoe shop!