Sunday, October 9, 2011
A Little Extra Cash
Now normally when I get a little extra money, it is about $5 and I always, always, always use it on coffee or fast food. For me not to prepare a meal for myself is grand. I love going through the drive-thru and having someone prepare something for ME for once. I know, I know... this is why I have a huge waist-line right now.
Last week I got a little extra money. A little - as in, $75. The Mattel headquarters is nearby and I got to participate in a focus group about Hot Wheels. As a reward, they gave us each $75 to Target. Woo-Hoo! I held onto that baby for almost 2 weeks, because I was so not used to having any money. "What should I spend it on?!" I kept asking myself. I do love Target clothes, and wanted a new scarf and a new purse. Yet everytime I go on Pinterest I am reminded of the fact that I do not own a sewing machine, and so that is what I purchased. I had to spend $13 of our own money, but in 2 weeks I will have a new sewing machine shipped to my door!
A few weeks ago, my husband also gave me some money for our anniversary, specifically so I could go buy a new bike. I haven't owned a new bike since high school! My dream is a cute beach cruiser. I have been searching high and low, and found out that the amount of money I have won't get me a lot. This is the one I'm looking at right now:
Yes, it's from Wal-Mart (ugh) and I will need a little more money to get it, but I love it! It also has great reviews.
I'm also selling some things on Craiglist right now, and someone "says" they are coming tonight to buy our armoire for sale for $100. I'm thinking that money will go towards Christmas, because it is coming fast!
Now it's your turn - How do you get a little extra money, and what do you like to spend it on?