So What Do You Spluge On?

<p>After reading the title I really wanted to say something naughty. ;)</p>

<p>Any way our family is like MOWC’s. We definitely keep the economy moving but I am a bargain hunter for our fahionista Ds. We also love good wine and travel quite a bit.</p>

<p>I splurge on shoes, too, but not as you might think. I’m really hard on shoes because I wade through puddles and things like that. So if I find a pair of shoes (not expensive ones) that I like, I buy them in every color. </p>

<p>I do download a lot of books to my Nook. </p>

<p>We spend a lot of money on dance lessons (2 hr. per week private lesson), 2 trips (2 hr. round trip) / week to dance and dance shoes ($120+ pair).</p>

<p>Nice hats and expensive sunscreen-had basal cell cancers. </p>

<p>Good shoes</p>

<p>NY Times Sunday edition, in paper</p>

<p>Plane tickets to visit friends and family</p>

<p>Expensive shrimp from the fish market instead of the grocery store. Much pricier, but so fresh that I’d rather have it less often than eat the inferior quality stuff.</p>

<p>Good food, mostly. We’re big Whole Foods shoppers, as well as frequent a local upscale market for meat, fish and produce.
Spoiled now. Hard to go back to Ralph’s.</p>

<p>Oh, and dog food. My big baby only gets the best. :)</p>

<p>Tuition, tuition, tuition.<br>
S, D, and my mom
Tickets - concerts, theatre, sports
iPhones and unlimited data
Groceries (where they bag it for you and put it in your car) H goes to the bag-it-yourself grocery store…
Books - real ones</p>

<p>And thank you for the vocabulary lesson and good laugh. Good thing I wasn’t drinking anything – I’d need to splurge on a new keyboard.</p>

<p>I saw the title when I first posted and after dealing with 3 teenage sons I chose to IGNORE the obvious spelling error!!!</p>


<p>When a new Coralie BSmith book comes out its like Christmas every time! other than that I only buy old, used books. I love the way they smell and feel. I would love bookshelves crammed with books from floor to ceiling…now that would make me happy! Don’t have an e-reader or smart phone, no satelite dish (basic cable) but did get netflix, just the online thingy no discs…</p>

<p>My other big splurge even when the kiddos were itsy-bitsy kittens were linens. Really, really nice linens. Pillowcases, sheets, duvets, down comforters, drapes, pillows…Everyone thought it was so silly, how would the children even notice.</p>

<p>Oh they noticed…when it wasn’t really, really nice linens. My boys especially. Funny listening to D1 college football offensive lineman calling his mama asking for better sheets…ones at the hotel were too scratchy. Yep, oh and dorms have no drapes…mama doesn’t love you if you don’t have “no drapes” up. Hysterical having boys, and the kind that did say nasty things as in the title of the thread, only to have them needing better linens!!</p>

<p>Each of their respective significant others now get to put up with their antics. Makes me laugh til I cry. </p>

<p>Yep, linens.</p>


<p>Another one helping the economy here…</p>

<p>We travel well (very nice hotels and meals).
Clothes and shoes. I would like to spend less on shoes but my feet are narrow and shoes are hard to find.
We splurge on the kids.</p>

<p>Just read the link upstream (sorry for the pun)…good that I had warning about not having food or drink in my mouth!</p>

<p>Jewelry, handbags, shoes, clothes
Travel, we travel overseas 2-3 times a year
organic food (H’s thing)
Good restaurants</p>

<p>Alegria, Keene of birkenstock shoes.
A teardrop trailer.</p>

<p>Discovered the (foot)joy of Orthaheel flip flops this past summer and will be purchasing a few more soon. It’s almost summer, right?</p>

<p>The Orthaheels enjoy keeping my Born and Merrill winter shoes company in our mudroom and compete with each other to be worn outside each day. I enjoy stalking sales for these online and have been very lucky to find good prices and free shipping.</p>

<p>I work in a hospital with an fabulous ‘mind/body’ center that offers employees reduced price massages. Heaven.</p>

<p>Vacations!! :)</p>

<p>And our kids EC’s…</p>

<p>and good food, yes!</p>

<p>^^^not surprised with a SN like chocchipcookie.</p>

<p>^^Boy do I like chocchipcookie’s too! :slight_smile: But everything in moderation, right? ;)</p>

<p>My new MAC book air after my old laptop blew up and they wanted $750 dollars to fix it.</p>

<p>Where we stay when we go on vacations. The vacations locations themselves do not have to be exotic, but the bed I sleep in and the bathroom I bathe in better be nice. As should everything else about the place.</p>

<p>Eating out. Although there are many restaurants that I have not been to all over the country (world) that would be big splurges. I’d like to start with Per se in NYC. D1 goes there and gets it payed for! Darn.</p>

<p>Also laughed out loud when reading about title typo (or was it?? Haha) Told my H and S and they laughed. Funny to go back and read replies given new definition. It’ s like they always say about fortune cookies. Always say “in bed” after you read it.</p>

<p>Books, yarn, Bath & Body Works.</p>

<p>Regular professional hair coloring and cut.
Education (tuition!) :)</p>

<p>My daughter. I just have a hard time resisting the urge to buy her clothes. Everything looks nice on her and she actually likes what I get her and wears it. So how can I resist? </p>

<p>My dog’s grooming. She likes a certain doggie salon and it’s absurdly expensive, more than I spend on my own hair, lol.</p>

<p>Otherwise I’m pretty good. No car pride whatsoever.</p>