Monday, October 31, 2011

A Little Scare (and Meal Plan)

Since it is Halloween, I'll recount a tale of fear and fun for you. (The accounts in this story are real.)
My sparse decorations this year

For my birthday, the hubs gifted me with a check to get some new clothes (don't cringe, that's what I requested.) After an early lunch on Tuesday, I set off for the outlets in Foley. I cracked myself up and cringed on several occasions with the random observations/thoughts I was having. I wanted to tweet these thoughts, but I was intent on getting some clothes bought, so I resisted the call of the internet and shopped on. My random thoughts included (be reminded that these were formed into tweets in my mind)
The Frights: 
  • Is it just me, or does anyone else ever have an unnatural fear of forgetting to put your clothes back on and leaving the dressing room in your underwear? Just me . . .
  • Why do stores have to play the most godawful techno-dance music at full volume? Do they believe this will increase your desire to quickly buy something and get out? It sure doesn't make me want to stay there!
  • What the heck is with ALL the people browsing JUST where I want to get? As well, why do they have to block the aisle so I can't even get past them? GAH!!
The Fun:
  • I WAS able to tweet about the group of (what I believe to have been) Mennonite women going into the Cornningware outlet.

Overcoming Fear:
  • In addition, I later tweeted about gathering all my courage to actually go into the Michael Kors outlet and try on something.     {They were actually very friendly and the sale items were reasonably priced, but there just wasn't much to choose from.......I guess I should have prefaced this revelation with telling you that I am intimidated easily by people/stores that think they are better than me. I grew up with clothes from K-Mart and Sears. When I finally started shopping at the Gap in high school it was a BIG DEAL for me. So stores like Michael Kors' are still quite intimidating (especially the price tags.) I'm a saver at heart and always will be, but I think I'm gaining some nerve at long last!}

Result:
  • So. . .while I'm still not quite done spending all my birthday money, let me go ahead and reveal that I got a really good deal on some pants and jeans, a skirt, a dress, a sweater, a dress shirt, a short sleeved shirt, and about FIVE long sleeve shirts.

Like I said, I still have some money to spend and my frugal self wants to spend it at the thrift store. I'm hoping to head out there after lunch.


Speaking of food. . .Since it is Monday, let me go ahead and share my Meal Plan for the week.

Breakfasts: Cereal/grits, toast, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, omelets, waffles, breakfast burritos

Lunches: Soup w/grilled cheese, ham quesidillas, hot dogs, tuna noddles, pepperoni pizza puffs, pasta carbonara, PB&J

Dinners:
Fish w/mac-n-cheese, peas
Dirty rice w/corn
Crockpot ham w/rice mix, corn

For more meal plan ideas, hit up I'm an Organizing Junkie for all the Meal Plan Monday links.


Here's a sweet little bracelet to go with all the candy being handed out tonight!
Assured Bracelet


I'm off for some shopping and revelry.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN Y'ALL!!!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great shopping day! Great buys, too. I'm intimidated by designer names, too, and have never gone into a shop nor tried the ones carried in the nicer department stores. I guess I should say the real famous ones, because I have bought Ellen Tracy on sale. : ) What's wrong with us? Maybe they'd all sell more if they figured out why we're so afraid.

    Your meal plan inspires me!

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  2. Wow you did good on the shopping Hope! You got all of that and still have money left over, what a woman!
    That is a cute little bracelet too. I see you found a least one use for the shabby beads.
    Therese

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  3. Happy Birthday, Hope! Yes, I fully agree with the Frights list! As for Michael Kors, he makes me so mad on Project Runway! :) He makes me wonder if he has a heart! :) But, I hope you found something you will enjoy from his collection. Sounds like you had a fun day shopping! (I also sent you an email, check it out!)

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  4. I thought I was the only one that didn't get the blasting techno music! Also, did you notice how some stores are poorly lit, I took my niece into Hollister (don't like going in there the way it is) and I couldn't even tell what the colors of the clothes were because of the poor lighting.
    Thens there's shopping for jeans .. i'm tall 5'10"... jeans are not my friend! :) 10 pairs tried on, one pair came home with me!
    Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

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  5. Hi there, just wanted to let you know that you won the $75.00 gift card from Ziplist from the giveaway on my blog!! Please email me with your address and we'll get that out to you right away. Thanks and congratulations!!

    Laura

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