6 Things I Won't Spend Money On

Friday, January 22, 2016


1. Expensive cookies.
Why splurge when Target and Wal Mart sell these babies for like a quarter?! They're magic and they melt in your mouth. And they're also probably solidified posinous sugar, but I don't care. They're wonderful.

On another note,  I don't know what I did to make Friday mad, but it's trying super hard to piss me off.

It started around 3 a.m. when Har jumped off the bed and started to whimper at the door. Fewer things make me fly out of bed faster than when Harlow suddenly wakes up in the middle of the night. He's a good sleeper, so if he gets out of bed before me I know 1 of 2 things are about to happen. And neither are very pretty.

Don't worry, he got outside in time and all was fine. I just need to cut back on the quinoa I've been giving him. And that's all I'll say about that.

And then this morning my Keurig died. And it didn't just pass silently, either. It made a real fuss, exploding wet mushy coffee everywhere.

And because I can't let things go, I tried running it two more times just to make sure it was broken. Thus it exploded two more times.

Truthfully, I'm happy to get rid of it. Kcups are killing the earth and I've been a willing participant. So be gone, devil machine. I've already ordered a $15 coffee maker off amazon and I'm pretty pumped about it.

After the Keurig fiasco I was getting dressed and my bra strap broke. And not just any bra strap, my favorite bra strap. However like the Keurig, I know it's probably for the best. It was a pretty gross bra I got at Target for like a dollar. For some reason the cheap ones always end up being my favorites.

I'll know I've made it in life when I treat myself to nice undergarments.

Which brings me back to my original post idea which I forgot about.

Things I won't spend money on:

2. Spa Days.
I've never had one. What does this even mean? A massage? A facial? A foot bath where fish eat the dead skin off my feet? It all sounds wonderful but it's just too novelty for me. I've never even had a facial. Is that weird? Probably.

3. Fancy coffee.
I refuse to pay $9 to drink a latte that looks like the Mona Lisa. I can appreciate the artistic talent, but I won't pay for it. Or drink it.

4. Nice pillows.
I want them. Damn it, I want them. But every time I go to order new ones I buckle and get the cheap ones. I think when Chris and I register we might put some fancy pillows on the list.

5. Fancy pumps.
No thanks. It's probably because I don't wear high heels often - also is that phrase super weird to anyone else? I feel like an 80s working woman when I say "high heel." Anyway, I won't spend over $75 for a pump, and even that's a stretch.

6. Good towels.
Why? Because no matter how hard I try to keep them nice they always end up with weird bleach looking stains on them. And I don't use bleach! Why is this a thing? Does anyone know what I'm talking about or how to solve this problem?

Anyway, enough griping. Let's get the weekend started.

Things I will spend money on: ridiculous graphic t-shirts that make me happy. As the t-shirt says, it's a Netflix and couch kind of night, spent in pj shorts and slippers all weekend long.

found here.

No Pants Till Monday. Who's with me?

PS, because I'm in a cozy weekend kinda mood, take $5 off the shirts you see using the code: talkherbietome_cozy at checkout.  COZY AF shirts and sweatshirt apply as well.

found here.

Stay cozy, everyone.

47 comments:

  1. Do you share a washer in your building? If so, I bet whoever you share with uses bleach. So, before you put your towels in the washing machine start the water and use your hand to give the machine a rinse. I bet there is bleach smeared on the washer.

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  3. Ok, I JUST had my first facial this month and let me just say....find a Groupon and go get one. Shit was life-changing!
    For shoes you should def get a nice black pair and a nice nude pair and even if you only wear them a few times a year you won't need to replace them basically ever (some magazine told me this recently)! Just don't let harlow get a hold of them...
    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. I do have a good nude pair :) also I'm scared I'll like facials too much and then I'll always wanna go.

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  4. Funny you say you won't invest in pumps, those and boots are the only shoes I invest in!!! Like "anon" above me just said, buy a good pair, and they'll last a long time! I do have some pretty expensive summer sandals, but here in Georgia when its 100* in July, your basic $3 Old Navy flip flop won't cut it. Go get a massage girl!!!! Find a groupon and go for it - worth.every.penny.

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  5. I agree 100% with the coffee and cookies! Sophie xx

    http://stylestarsandsparkle.com/

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  6. I've never had a facial or massage or spa day either. I got a gift certificate for a massage but never got around to using it and then we moved. I was so excited to pretend I was fancy and got massages.

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  7. Those cookies are so amazing! I'm sure that they're probably ridiculously bad for you, but I can't help but eat them! I've never had a facial either, but a massage is always a good idea!

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  8. Oh I got a facial once and I broke out SO BAD after. I was like, wow I literally paid to look this bad lol. Maybe it helped "get the bad stuff out" but I work really hard to keep it in lol. Also I read this article the other day via cupcakesandcashmere and it was 5 women tell what they spend a year on beauty. Literally upwards of $20,000 A YEAR. It made me really pissed. I commented "that is insane...." because I really felt the need to say like "are you fucking kidding me" but I'm too passive-aggressive lol.

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  9. Okay the only I thing I can disagree with here is the spa day. EMBRACE IT. Or seriously, actually don't because spa-ing has become my favorite hobby and financially it bankrupts me. I am a psycho when it comes to getting a facial or massage, I prefer it over pretty much anything else.

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  10. I recommend registering for nice pillows! I have this pillow in soft and I'm never going back to a cheap one. They also have a down cleaning service: http://www.scandiahome.com/copenhagen-classic-pillow/P476x.html?cgid=pillows&start=4

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  11. The towel thing is from your face wash I've heard! Whenever you dry your face off from washing it with anything with peroxide in it (like the medicated kind for acne) it stays on there and then when you wash/dry them, they get the stains from some sort of reaction with the laundry detergent. PLUS nice towels stay wet longer anyway ;) Glad Harlow is ok!

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    1. I was just about to comment the same thing! Proactiv did it to my brothers towels and I think some of the drug store brands do too!

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  12. I agree with fancy coffee...I can't believe Starbucks is so expensive. I was getting my car serviced a while back so I walked to the next door Starbucks. For a breakfast sandwich and a coffee it was like $15. I couldn't believe it was that much money and the coffee was not strong at all and I was yawning an hour later. not worth it!

    Have a great weekend! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  13. When I read your posts I sort of laugh, but then I'm like wait. This all sounds like stuff I'd say. I love it! And I have to say I'm tempted to spend money on graphic tees that I don't need, but just want and love.

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  14. Hahhaa so so very true.
    I strongly support cheap coffee pots & comfy attire!!

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  15. I highly recommend getting a French Press for your coffee! The best coffee I've ever had. If you want to make it extra yummy, grind your own coffee beans! I know it sounds like a lot, but you'll never want another cup of coffee! It takes about 5 to 10 minutes of your time depending in how you make it.

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    1. I agree! The grind and work is so worth it!

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  16. I'm actually eating one of those cookies right now haha. I bought them for our staff potluck. It's good to spend less on cookies and spend more on t-shirt fashion. ;D

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  17. This is all so very fair... I've never had a facial either although I've heard their amazing, probably true. As for the fancy pillows, give in and buy them - life changing. And finally, yes the towel thing is normal, for some reason it happens to my in-laws towels and I seem to be the only one it REALLY bothers. I read once to only buy white linens, you can always bleach them back to perfect, another life changer :)

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    1. It's hard to have anything "nice and white" with a Harlow in the house :/

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  18. I really like this list! I've never had a facial at the spa before, but I've had a few at my dermatologist clinic. I find that they are really nice and while I don't go often, I try to keep up a good skin care regime. Also good for you kicking the habit of k-cups. They are not eco-friendly as you said and I don't understand the craze behind them!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  19. Yes! Stephanie is right - anything with Benzoyl Peroxide will bleach your towels and clothing! I found out the hard way when I was wiping my acne spot treatment on my 'nice Target towels' before rinsing my hands! Blast!

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  20. I definitely agree on most of these! I've never had a spa day either and, while it sounds like it would be a relaxing experience, I just can't justify the funds. And like I said on Instagram, those pink sugar cookies are amaze-balls for real.

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  21. Loving those shirts, definitely going to order them when my next pay comes in!I agree about the towels, mine always end up an off colour and end up with stains. So spending lots of money on them seems ludicrous.

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  22. I definitely had one of those fish baths when I was on my honeymoon and it was the weirdest experience of my life.

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  23. Those are my favorite cookies!! Also, it may be your face wash that is bleaching your towels. I've used one that was doing the same thing.

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  24. Every time I see the "Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want To Come" shirt, I nod my head in silent agreement.

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  25. I've never had a spa day either. What are all those choices?!

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  26. When my K cup broke a piece of my heart broke along with it, but that my $10 5 cup Mr. Coffee Maker has been holding out for 3+ years my heart has been restored. Also, my $7 Better Homes towel from Walmart is the fluffiest thing to encase my body. Why pay more?

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  27. When my K cup broke a piece of my heart broke along with it, but that my $10 5 cup Mr. Coffee Maker has been holding out for 3+ years my heart has been restored. Also, my $7 Better Homes towel from Walmart is the fluffiest thing to encase my body. Why pay more?

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  28. Ok...I was with you up until the ones about spa days and expensive coffee. I have to have those occasionally. Everything else, I 100% agree on! :)

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  29. The towel thing has happened two me two separate times (most recently with my new wedding towels...) and both times it turned out to be topical acne medication. If it has the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide, it will stain your towels. Trust me, I learned the hard way. Twice.

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  30. I just wrote a similar post this week about how so many luxuries are viewed as basics these days. I've never had a spa day or even a mani/pedi, and I don't think I could ever justify it because of what it costs. Meanwhile, I see a lot of women acting as if that's totally normal to throw down 40 bucks for something like that so regularly. My coffee maker makes amazing coffee and I couldn't imagine spending so much money at Starbucks or the coffee shop daily. I think it all just depends on various people's budgets or money management. And a lot of times for people that can't afford these types of things, it just seems totally mind-boggling that others view them as basics.

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  31. I 100% agree with your entire list. I've never had a facial either, but I have had a massage. I have a hard time spending $50 for "pumps". AND WHERE DOES THAT BLASTED BLEACH COME FROM?! When you find out, please let me know. It's been ruining my work socks & towels since 2007. Hope your Friday ended better than it started... cheers, it's the weekend.

    Katie @ My Darling Days
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  32. This was such a great post, I feel the same way about #1!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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  33. I may have an answer to your bleached towel problem. Does your face wash have any kind of benzoyl peroxide or other acne-fighting ingredients? Those always stained my towels so I stick to white now!

    Kristin
    hellokristinmarie.blogspot.com

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  34. I Just got a $75 dollar deep tissue massage and lemme tell You...MY ba k and shoulders Still hurt..and not the sore hurt, the ..why the f*ck did I just pay $75 and I'm Still on pain hurt...blog post to fillow..Ohh yeah. And the cookies rock

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