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Spending again!

August 23rd, 2010 at 12:36 am

This is turning into a spendy month.

My latest splurges:

A new all-in-one printer. My old one was printing blanks. I researched the problem and it was probably clogged heads. The solution to that was more expensive than a new printer. So I decided to get a new one, but also to upgrade, so now I will have a printer/scanner/copier. $80 from Amazon. The savings part -- well, I didn't have to buy new cartridges, and the shipping was free. And it was a pretty good price.

Supplements. I was out of Align and calcium. I couldn't get a deal on Align but I found a two-for-one deal on calcium, so saved $16.79. Total cost for all: $49.87.

Shower gift. I had a 20% off coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond so I bought my DIL-to-be's shower gift, a place setting, for $50.87. I wrapped it myself at the store. While I was there I picked up two shower cards, one for me and one for my sister (who won't be able to come) and some -- makeup? They have makeup at BB&B? Yes, they do. I got some eyeliner and mascara to carry in my purse. I only wear three items of makeup -- the two above and lipstick, and I've been meaning to get some for my purse, so I won't ever be without!

Shoes Under (containeer that goes under the bed). It was at BB&B, too. I really needed something for my extra shoes. It was $11 and it perfectly held all my extra shoes. Now, do I need those extra shoes? Probably not, but right now I am not ready to decide what I need and what I don't need. My injured ankle is still unpredictable as far as swelling goes, and I am not sure which shoes will be good to wear in, say, a year's time.

Lunch at Portillo's. I was going to go to Mickey D's, but Portillo's looked so good. It was probably twice as much as McD, but a much better meal -- and so fast! I was really impressed at the way they handled the drive-through traffic with personnel actually coming to the car to take orders and then deliver. $8.39 for hamburger, fries and a banana smoothie.

A few groceries -- $11; cat food -- $6; gas -- $26.

I also went to Goodwill this morning and spent $30 on gifts -- shirts for my brother-in-law, clothes & toys for my grandsons, stuff for the shower.

I have spent two days now shopping for my mother-of-the-groom dress. I have thoroughly looked at Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Ann Taylor, and Talbot's. So far I cannot find anything. The only outfit I liked was a dark brown dressy suit, but it just didn't look right for a wedding.

I forgot to say I also looked at Neiman-Marcus. That was good for a laugh. One jacket I looked at cost more than $1,300! What? Do people REALLY spend that much on clothes? Even if I were rich I wouldn't do it. That's just obscene.

8 Responses to “Spending again!”

  1. momcents Says:

    Were you cruising Butterfield Road?! BB&B and Portillos ... must be!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Have you checked Marshalls or Ross? Not sure on mother of the groom type dresses, but you may find something.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, momcents, I was in your area! Wonder if we brushed elbows?

    MonkeyMama, I haven't checked the bargain places yet, except for Nordstrom Rack. Wanted to make this easy, but it seems it won't be anyway....

  4. Homebody Says:

    Let me know what you find. I am going to need a mother of the bride dress.

    By the way, the Phillips colon health are much cheaper than Align and are working well for me! (I buy at Costco).

  5. momcents Says:

    Yes, that is my neck of the woods! I wonder if we've brushed elbows as well!

    Have you checked out Steinmart? The nearest one would probably be further down Butterfield heading toward Naperville/Wheaton just before Naperville Road (south of Danada). My mom has gotten some really nice upper end dressy items there (reunion and my uncle's wedding) at discounted prices (sometimes there are 20% off clearance items). Good luck finding an outfit to wear! How about Von Maur at Yorktown? I think my mom got her outfit for my brother's wedding there.

  6. LuxLiving Says:

    Sears or JC Penneys in your area? They often have these types of items in my part of the world.

    Do bridal shops not carry a selection of M-O-Bride dresses?

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Homebody -- I'll check out the Philips, though I'm a little scared to switch. Align is the first thing that ever worked for me.

    Momcents -- Von Maur is on my list of places to try. Steinmart is a good idea. I haven't been to one of those in a long time.

    LuxLiving -- Bridal shops tend to carry very formal dresses, and this is not a formal wedding. It is actually making it harder for me -- I'm finding nothing between casual and ultra-dressy.

    I haven't had luck with Sears & Penney's in the past for good dresses, but it would be worth a try again.

    I'm also thinking of making a trip to my old home in Indiana. I bought my MOG dress for my other son's wedding there at a specialty shop that seemed to have the right kind of stuff. My best friend still lives there so I could draft her help for a second opinion.

  8. My English Castle Says:

    We all want to see a picture of the dress too! I really like Stein Mart, but you might also consider Loehmann's. I know there's one in Morton Grove and another in Naperville and Oak Brook.

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