Friday, July 11, 2008

Impulse Buy

For the first time in ages, I made a true impulse buy. I'm not talking about the occasional, every couple months, clearance shirt from Target, but a totally impulse buy without alot of thought and cost more than like 10 bucks.

I had been cruising The Nester's Etsy store because I love to look at her stuff, and decided to check out he main Etsy store front. Mistake, right there. I clicked on a picture of a cute necklace which was an pendant that was an acorn made with a pearl. Cute! So I clicked on her store and boy was there a shload of cute stuff. Ugh! I ended up getting a bright blue starfish pendant necklace - and apparently, in the time I spent checking out, the acorn pendant was out the door as well.

I really don't know what got into me. I just though it was a good price and loved it. { Sigh } That will have to be my personal splurge for the month. If I don't count my hair appointment tomorrow which is just plain highway robbery. When it comes to hair, I am willing to pay to have it done right. There is nothing worse that trying to get a deal, and then when it's done, you're less than enthused and wishing you had just paid the extra 30 or 40 bucks to be happy with it. I tried to stay local when I first moved down here and pay somewhere under $150 for cut and highlights. Well, I paid like 140 but the coloring was sub-par - she did not get the color down to the hairline which meant roots were more than visible in only 6 weeks. I knew walking out the door because in some spots I could still see roots. She was a little green as far as stylists go, but I swear, I could tell she was not doing it right during the process. But kept my mouth shut. I've learned my lesson. I will pay the extra money to only do this 4 times a year.

And my Craigslist stuff? Well, the flurry of responses I got yesterday has stopped. It is looking less likely that I will sell them in the next couple days. I have a guy with a thick Asian accent coming to look at the speakers tonight, and then Sunday, hopefully (she has yet to confirm), another lady looking at the bench and shelf set. If they end up coming through and buying them, that would be fabulous. We'll see...

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