Little splurges, big splurges
My favorite little splurges:
- Used books on amazon. I cannot get into PaperbackSwap or the library, because running errands is the bane of my existence. I usually give away my books when I’m done. (This model makes me question why I’m so worried about an e-reader. I hate the idea of not sharing or being able to resell books, but I spend about $6 or $7 a book anyway, and almost never resell… ?)
- Latte’s every morning, with the good beans. Intelligentsia is popular among the coffee crowd, but we get our beans from Groundworks. Beans run us about $8/week. The espresso maker was our Christmas gift.
- Farmer’s Market produce & CSA. Not always, but lately we’ve been making an effort to get our produce at the farmer’s market. We are also still getting our CSA once a month. This encourages me to cook & try out new types of veggies I otherwise might be scared to try.
Big splurges are not so much my thing. I like to get some new clothes now and then, but I just can’t justify designer, no matter what. And I have tried! But I’m not a designer type of woman, I guess. My big splurge is, quite clearly, travel. Trips home and little trips around California alone probably cost me at least $1000 a year (not counting T’s trips home). Big trips will probably be another $2000 this year.
I suppose my new car was a huge splurge – the most expensive thing we’ve ever bought! But I figure that if I waited 5 years for a new car (and probably will drive this one for a LONG time).