Happy Tuesday, Everyone!
The FIRST Show and Tell Tuesday of the YEAR! This girl is ready. And by ready I mean I cannot WAIT to read everyone's posts. I'm linking up with Andrea (and you should too)!
The topic today is STEAL VERSUS SPLURGE. I'm sharing those things I save money on and the things I splurge on as well. This is pretty close to a day-in-the-life post. Right? It's gonna be fun!
A big STEAL for me is SUNGLASSES! You guys have seen my bags and know I either don't carry a bag or my bag is a hot mess. I realize that a nice pair of sunglasses would be destroyed in my possession. Because of that....I always save on sunglasses! I used to buy mine at Target until I realized they're less at Nordstrom. They usually carry more colors as well. So for the aviator style, Nordstrom is the place to snag some inexpensive options. Right now, this is the only color available in my style for that price. I'll keep you posted if any crazy colors are restocked.
A SPLURGE is always SWIMSUITS! When I'm at the pool, I'm usually chasing a kid, counting kids, or keeping up with kids so it's important that all my girl parts are covered at all times. With kids at the pool, you can never be sure. So, that's somewhere I'm happy to splurge...on good suits that aren't moving, riding, or changing places. I'll also add a good suit can just make you feel more confident at the pool and I think we'd all agree sometimes as moms it's hard to feel confident at the pool. Amen?!
I'm sure we all have those items we choose to save our pennies and STEAL on. For me, any canned goods, boxed goods, or items such as these I am happy to buy the store brand. I don't notice a difference when I use the "Great Value Tomato Sauce" compared to another brand. So, I save some pennies.
There are food items I always SPLURGE on because they just taste different to me. Some people can't tell the difference-I wish I was one of you-but to me "Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips" just don't taste the same as Doritos. #forthebold #apprentlyimthebold
And unlike Frito Lays' Ruffle Potato Chips, I can eat only one of the "Rippled Potato Chips". haha! Frito Lay should hire me as a taste tester for the commercials. Blindfold me!! I'm CERTAIN I'd ALWAYS pick the Ruffle.
I should add my parents are shaking their heads because they "just can't taste the difference". WHAT?! ;)
I know this is my little space in the world, but I'm sharing this for Tab (well, not gonna lie-the Nutella is for me). Tab feels like we should go without electricity before buying off-brand peanut butter. It's one of his big SPLURGES in life. :) I remember being newly married and seeing the shock on his face when he saw my Tom Thumb store brand peanut butter. He was stunned.
I tend to SPLURGE on all the laundry items.
This is SO me...
You guys know laundry isn't my favorite thing. Somehow if I have some delicious smelling Tide and Downy Unstopables I tend to feel better about it.
I've been known to SPLURGE on a good pair of jeans. ;) One of the worst feelings is having your pants ride down more and more as they stretch out and the day goes on. I tend to splurge and be productive during the day instead of tugging on my pants all afternoon.
I should also add I'm a big fan on SPLURGING on a great pair of shoes but with the right sale at Nordstrom sometimes you get a STEAL! ;) (Like these)
What about you? What's your SPLURGE and what's your STEAL? Have a great day! XO