Little Splurges in Life

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So as most of you have figured out by now, I am NOT what you call a spender. I am frugal. Cheap. A saver. However... there are some little luxuries I feel are well worth a splurge now & then...

The occasional facial: We're talking two or three times a year, now. But in my book, totally worth it!

Bare Minerals foundation: All of my other make-up is usually generic or cheaper brands, but I can't find anything that works for my skin like Bare Minerals.

The occassional Starbucks... Hopefully I'm lucky enough to get a gift card as a gift or to find a special groupon or something. But even when I don't, I still splurge on a latte every now and then, maybe once every couple of weeks. Normally I brew my coffee at home & doctor it up with creamer but it just won't replace my love :)

Fruit from Fresh Market: I don't know if you have Fresh Market in your area... but it is the! Seriously love this place. It is pricey, so normally I do my grocery shopping at Le Kroger... however, sometimes I allow myself to go on a fruit run to fresh market. The fruit is such a higher quality but you definitely pay a premium for it.

A fun time with friends: I'm a big believer in spending your money on experiences rather than things. For example, I spent money to go skydiving - totally worth it! Exhilerating, plus I have a memory that will last a lifetime. Also, soon I'm going to plan a night out at 'Uptown Art' with a friend where we go drink wine & paint canvas art. Plus I love going out for sushi every now & then.
I think my next splurge will be monthly Netflix. I just have so many shows I want to watch on here. It's not too much, so it's doable. Something bigger I want to splurge on soon is a short trip to either New Orleans or Chicago. I would love to treat my boyfriend to a long weekend away. I think he would prefer New Orleans! Oohh maybe Christmas idea?

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I make myself feel guilty for spending on extras or splurging on something. I guess it's just my frugal mindset, because it's not like I have no money leftover each month. I have a budget with plenty left at the end of the month plus a good sized emergency fund in savings, but I still find myself worrying & wanting to save more. I guess I'm just a freak & need to let go sometimes! Here's to life's little splurges!

What do you consider a splurgeworthy item or experience??


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7 Responses to “Little Splurges in Life”

Laura said...

I'm one of those people who will always spend money on something if I know it's going to last. For instance, I just bought my first Louis Vuitton handbag. While it is quite expensive, I will have this bag for the next 10 years, so it's well worth the money if it's going to last that long (and always be in style).


Michelle said...

I agree with your list! I splurge on a lot of things, I don't want to sacrifice having fun in life.

Lauren said...

you should go to Chicago! i just went for the first time a few weeks ago and i just loved it!!!

....and I have ALWAYS wanted facial. i have been ALL over groupon looking for one!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

I did a wine/art event in San Diego and it was so fun! I admit that I am cheap too! But I do splurge on a few things like dinners and certain makeup items I can't live without... bare minerals being one of them!

Holly Foxen Wells

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Kristin said...

yikes I hit starbucks every day I work :/ but I justify it by the amount I make an hour :P

Janna Renee said...

I am very frugal too! I like being frugal, so that when I do want to do things like this, I don't have to feel guilty about it!