I don't have anything really expensive that I buy for myself but I wouldn't give up my good quality hair/make-up/shaving products for cheaper items. I've found what I like ... Olay regenerist, Venus Breeze, Physician's formula ... and unless it takes away from my children's mouths to keep buying them, I will.
I'd love to be the ideal mother but I'm too busy raising my kids.
Haley Olivia 8-17-96 ~ Zachary Tyler 4-30-01 ~ Asher Mackenzie born an angel 2-26-03 ~ Brenna Grace 5-4-06
When I was pg with Greg and when he was a baby I had two treats that I got myself once a fortnight when I did my shopping
1: Two cheese rolls and 2 slices of roast beef from the Deli
2: Two rolls of really nice, soft, scented toilet paper.
Now it's having my finger nails and eyebrows done.
It's also having my frozen shoulder massaged 3 times a week instead of physiotherapy It cost's $10 a week more than the once a week visit to the physio I had all last year and has done more good in 4 weeks than a years worth of physio did - but I certainly do not consider it a luxury it is 30 - 40 minutes of extremely painful deep tissue massage but it does do the job.
Hmm....I buy 2 books a week. My coffee when I'm out and about. Dinner out with Den once a weekend or every other weekend. And at least one family outing a month whether it is the movies, bowling, out to eat or whatever the kids decide to do (today we did the movies, breakfast out and supper out) I think next month they want to go bowling.
Getting my hair done professionally at a high end salon (no great clips etc). It costs me an arm and a leg so I wait until I absolutely can't stand my roots any longer But I SOOOO learned my lesson on trying to be cheap and doing my hair myself. Oh my!
Also, I buy Starbucks usually 2x a week. Used to be 3-4x but since I'm not working as much I am cutting back. I figure that since I'm not smoking any more that SB a couple of times is a good trade off.
I also HAVE to have Charmin tp-no exceptions! I will go generic on practically anything else if I absolutely have to but NEVER skimp on tp! My ass is worth it!
Getting my nails done. I didn't really have a luxury item for a long time LOL, but my boyfriend's mom got me a gift card for Christmas to have my nails done, and now I'm addicted LOL.
Well and my hair. My friend does it for me so I don't feel guilty buying the color/highlight combo, and she does a great job at the cut/color .
I don't know. I'll have to think about it. I am like Krista in that I won't go cheap on my hair, even if it means getting it done less often.
I would also say our family vacations are our luxury item. I'll work as hard as I have to and sacrifice other things for our family to take a vacation every year.
Tammy wife to Kyle 4/27/96 Proud mom of two fabulous kids: Emily 1/11/03 Travis 10/6/06
We use Angel Soft. The generic ketchup we found before the store carrying close was so much better than name brand. We use the library once a week for movies and books. We cut price corners where ever possible.
My splurge is going to thrift stores, actually. I have 3 or 4 I go to frequently - probably a different one each week. I told DH he'd rather have me shop thrift stores weekly than shop Bloomingdale's weekly... LOL
My luxury Items? It is more of an item..My car. I just got some new rims for my car, I need to still get new tires and an alignment which should be about 500 more dollars.
(the alignment is free though, it's awesome being a girl and knowing people in town) LOL
I am a tomboy, I am to lazy to shave/pluck, do my hair and other stuff LOL. Take me hunting/camping and I am good
wait internet is a luxury too, I can't live without it.
Honestly, I really don't have any luxury items on a regular basis. I guess my computer might be considered my luxury item but I really see it as a necessity since my classes are online. If we really had to save money I could live without it if I weren't in school.
It's been a long hard road(we started out with $400 and no place to live), but we worked very hard to get to this point. It definitely feels nice. I grew up poor so I feel very greatful that we're doing well.
My DP, definitely! I don't care how broke we are, DP is ALWAYS in the grocery list. I may have to ration them out to make it to the next payday, but I do buy them. And my ciggies. Other than that, I don't do things unless we can afford them, like my nails and eyebrows.
~*~Brenda~*~ mom to Drew (16) High School At Last! mom to Ally (10) 4th Grade, Baby! WooHoo!
Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. ~Marcelene Cox Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland
I will never give up my breakfast unless absolutely necessary. I have a good, luxury breakfast 5 days a week. The yogurt is the best part - you can make it yourself.. take a cup, pour Neilson strawberry yogurt until the cup is half filled, put organic blackberries, rasberries and blueberries until the cup is filled 3/4. Fill the rest with Quaker granola with almond slivers.... warning: you will get addicted... and it's healthy for you!
lol Vanessa!! Same here girl, im a Burberry purse freak!! My purses, internet, starbucks every morning, i feel bad Raymond bought me my own expresso machine etc and I still go to starbucks every morning, lol. shampoo too! if i buy generic it makes me feel like i have plastic on my hair. oo and bras.
things i can live without.. getting my nails done. they wont last very long!! with all the cleaning and stuff i do with my childcare theyre bound to chip or get all ruin. i do need a pedicure bad! i love being barefooted.