Friday, May 21, 2010

What would you buy with $20?

Sorry, that wasn't a clever title for a giveaway post.  No giveaway going on here.  I just genuinely want to know what you would do with $20.  Oh, but you can't spend it on bills or car payments or anything boring and responsible like that.  And you can't spend it on stuff for your kids or your spouse.  So I guess I should rephrase the question to be, "What would you buy for yourself with $20?"  Because Bry gave me a (handmade--gotta love that) gift certificate for $20 for Mother's Day and I honestly don't know what to buy.  And I don't want to just save it and save it (my typical hording habit) because then in a few months I'll start to feel like it expired or something and then I'll never use it.  And then a little later I'll get to feeling bitter that I never used it and I'll start to use it a lot.  As in, I'll buy a few things that cost $20.  No good.  So I want to spend it sooner than later, but I'm not sure what to get.  I've thought of getting clothes, but when we went shopping last Saturday for a shirt I had planned on getting it just didn't fit right and so we left empty-handed.  Besides, I just have a hard time paying ten smackeroonies on a shirt that I will basically just be wearing as an undershirt.  Because even if/when I someday become skinny enough to wear it on its own, it's still too see-through.  Lame.  And I've thought about buying sewing or craft supplies, but there's just so much stuff I want that it seems like building a dam with the drop of a pebble.  Which isn't to say it's not worth it, but it's hard to pick just one thing.  Maybe these?  (Technically I guess they'd be more than $20, but buying pinking shears for $2 seems like a pretty sweet deal.)  Anyway, as you can see, I'm completely indecisive when it comes to deciding how to spend a specific amount of money.  Any ideas?

5 comments:

Erin said...

Oou nice! $20 bucks is a great amount for life gravy money. I suggest something you don't NEED at all, but that you think is pretty. Etsy print maybe? Cute accessory? I did this with mine.

Renanda said...

I would prob. go get my eyebrows done. I do them myself, but once in a while I have them done so they get shapped up again (cause they tend to loose shape when I get lazy)

If you want to go materialistic, then I would get something that made me smile. I was reading a blog last week(don't remember who's it was) and they were talking about buying things that make you smile. That's the best advice I have heard in a long time.

If you want to go the life experience route, do something for yourself. Take an afternoon and go on a bike ride-get ice cream along the way. Or take a class on something you always wanted to do but didn't. You don't have to make a habbit out of it.

Patricia said...

My vote is for the pinking shears. At first I thought a new shirt or cute summer sandals, and either of those would be nice to have. But every time you use those scissors-- and you'll love having them--you'll think of who gave you the gift and smile.

Dorothy said...

Patricia is right! Ken once bought me a pair of fabric scissors for a gift that were VERY nice (cost a whopping $20 bucks in 1978), and I still think about it when I use those scissors. :) How about a pressing ham that you were talking about when you were here? You'll enjoy that forever!

emmalou said...

Personally, if I had 20 bucks to spend on whatever I felt like right now, it would be a running skirt. I want one so dang bad, but I know I don't NEED it so I restrain myself. But that's what I would get because I would feel awesome every time I wore it running. As for what you should get... everyone else has given great advice. :) Enjoy!