Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Buy of the Day: Terror in Toyland

I had a coupon for a free haircut to use this month (before it expired). It was at a fancy salon about 35 miles away, so I made a day out of it. Stopping at various shopping places along the way. The place charges $37 for a haircut, not including drying/styling. So even though the haircut was free, I did tip the shampoo girl and the stylist. Before the haircut, I stopped at a thrift that I go to from time to time. I paid $3 for the stuff above. Except for the black purse which was a $2 purchase from Smile last week (one of the things I forgot that I bought). I'll recycle the Brother ink cartridge at Staples for $3 credit. I think it was a quarter. I like the small black purse, but no way could it be my everyday purse. Way too small. But I can see myself using it - for instance, if I go on a cruise again and just want to carry a small purse to dinner. Or if I go to a wedding etc.

Favorite buy of the day is that Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland book. It shows page after page of kids sitting on Santa's lap crying. I find it LOL funny in a warped way.

So after my haircut, I walked over to the adjoining restaurant/faux casino and tried my luck at faux gambling. The same place I talked about a week or two ago. I won real money. Yep, I'm not afraid to walk away as a winner. (That is a saying that DH and I always tell each other whenever we talk about gambling - "Don't be afraid to walk away a winner". I put $5 real money into the machine and the above is what I cashed out. Oh yeah baby, I took that place for a respectable .80 CASH MONEY and I found a quarter on the floor. That is a whole $1.05 profit. I'm not afraid to walk away a winner.


Anonymous said...

That black purse your bought is really cute!

zakary said...

You crack me up!

Sandi and Jedd said...

Just found your blog and I love it!!

I never thought of buying ink cartridges and recycling them at Staples... AWESOME idea!! I always see them at thrift stores and yard sales. Thanks so much for the idea!!!