Thank you to those of you who weighed in with an answer last week when I solicited opinions on how to spend my $40 gift card.
I took one suggestion to heart, and followed it to the letter. While many of you opined that a pedi(mani) was the way to go – and I do think that’s a grand idea, it will be a New Experience at some point – necessity spoke and I decided that
had the winning – not to mention practical – comment. She wrote:
“Hmmm…. I think you need a new backpack. I think you should find a cheaper one and then treat yourself to a coffee at Starbucks– or to some of those instant coffee packets that you like so much.”
Nicole, I wish I had a prize to give you! Hopefully a sincere THANK YOU will suffice?!?!
The other deciding factor: on Monday, I paid for groceries and couldn’t locate my keys. After poking through all the knapsack pockets, they were nowhere. What a PITA, thought I (surprisingly, I didn’t feel panicky, just ticked off). As a last-ditch idea, I looked into the very back slim pocket – there they were.
No more messing around. Within the hour, I was standing in front of:
See, I remembered that my last knapsack was a “Roots” brand that I picked up here for a very good price. It also proved to be extremely durable.
I methodically began my search. Anything over $29.99 was ruled out (I wanted $ left for Starbucks!!).
So, it came down to two:
I’ll tell you in a minute which one came home with me.
Part two of Nicole’s idea took me directly across the parking lot:
So, to wrap up our adventure/spending spree, here’s what we have:
I went with the “Red Rock” because while it was only $14.99, the quality is actually that of a $29.99 product – 50% sale, thank you! And if it breaks within 90 days, I can return it to CT for a replacement. That’s good value!
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!!…
I still had one final trip to make:
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In more money news, I trimmed up my bangs:
They were starting to drift into my eyeballs, and I hate that feeling. I also dislike trying to peer through distracting spikes of hair in my eyes.
I can’t justify spending $20 (Magicuts price) for a 1/2 inch trim to three inches of hair across my forehead, so grabbed scissors and completed the job myself.
I was trying to decide if I should keep the bangs or grow them out again – I guess they’re sticking around, now. (I think I’ll keep them at least for the summer; the feather-i-ness goes with the hot temps).
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What type of purse do you carry? I have one bohemian-influenced shoulder bag that I can use if I must; otherwise the backpack is my constant companion.
How much are you willing to spend on your hair? I have to admit: it’s next to nil for me. I’ve gone over a year without a haircut, in the past. Don’t be surprised should “no haircut” show up as a 1970 Kiki Project item for 2012!