I’m still reeling a bit from my shopping spree on Sunday. It bothered me almost as soon as we came home as I had just posted my plans for May. I hadn’t put together a proper budget for the shopping trip which I think also made me feel uncomfortable. When I feel that we’ve overspent documenting it here helps me deal.
Here’s what was on our list:
- fake fruit for our new beverage dispenser
- Jar to be used as part of a gift
- Razor blades
- Bunny items
My plan was to get the fake fruit and jar from the dollar store. I found the jar but no fruit. As there’s a $5 limit to use the debit machine and I didn’t have cash on me I ended up combing the aisles to find items that we could reasonably use. I ended up purchasing the jar, bird seed for the wild birds and a rubber ducky watering can.
We headed to Walmart, conveniently located across the street, and found no fake fruit but we did find pit balls in the kids section. Though I was aiming for $10 when looking in the dollar store I ended up spending $15 on these. I think this is the piece that’s really driving me crazy.
It was a great deal at $15 but I only needed 15 balls not 100. The transformation and the other ways it helped the kitchen made this money well spent.
Any idea what I can do with the remaining 85 pit balls?
I did find rubber ducky bath decals and I purchased those…I`m keeping the receipt as I can return them if I don`t open them in the next 30 days. So my current decor for the baby shower is:
Bunny kindly came in under budget at this time though we need to keep an eye on her spending as she still needs hay this month.
Razor blades – my goodness those things are expensive! I think I may start sourcing online options on this.
Based on my list above it appears that the budget I had floating in the back of my mind was ~$75 for Bunny, groceries and fake fruit. Apparently I completely ignored the razor blades which is why this all seemed like a big spend.
In the end I spent $110.64. A year ago this would have been a normal amount for me to spend in a single trip. My feeling that my spending was crazy is because this is now a lot of money to spend at one time.
Did I go a bit crazy considering my goals? Yes. Do I have an entire month to not let this overshadow me? Definitely!
My immediate plan is to no longer purchase new shoes for the wedding. I have a pair that go with the dress, I just wanted a new pair. As I had budgeted for the shoes it’s really a matter of adjusting my lines.
Though seriously any tips on what to do with the pit balls is going to be appreciated!