I Need A Money Tree

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

Gooood morning! I’m trying to stay chipper and welcome Monday with a smile. It has its good points…like starting a week off fresh. Right? Right! Catching up from the weekend?

So after my fantabulous long run on Saturday morning, a busy day awaited me. Funny how that always happens on Saturdays. Weekends with down time come very rarely in these parts, but that’s okay. Especially when the busy schedule includes a little bit of pampering for moi.

I got my hair all beautified up!

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It needed a cut pretty badly since I try to stretch out my cuts to save some money. I love the cut and think it looks great, but I wanted a bit more of a noticeable side bang. I thought it looked shortened enough when at the salon, but now I think I wanted more of a difference than my previous cut. I may see if I can go back to get her to snip more off. You know, if my laziness doesn’t get the best of me trekking back out to the salon. And if its a free touch up since my money tree has gone into hiding.

From my hair appointment I had to immediately pick up Peter and the kids to go to another kid party. Yes, we attend one of these shin-digs basically every month. Yes, we have many friends with kids. Yes, we love every bit of toddler party we visit.

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Yes, birthday cake never gets old. Just like time with this crew never gets old. It’s free fun!

Once the party ended we settled into the relaxing part of our weekend. We just had our typical Saturday low-key, at-home, save-the-dough date of pizza, ice-cream, and a Redbox movie. We chose No Strings Attached and liked it well enough. Predictable rom-com is basically the only description it needs. We had originally thought about taking Makenzie bowling as well this weekend…but then we checked the prices. It would have cost about $40 for a few games! Ridiculous! When did bowling get so expensive? Now, where is that money tree?

  • What is something you came across recently and were shocked at its price?

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71 Comments to “I Need A Money Tree”
  1. Didn’t bowling used to be like $1.50 a game? Geez!
    I cannot stand going to the movie theater. I have always hated it. I think the ticket prices are outrageous and food at the snack bar? You have to be a millionaire! I feel like I’m getting old because I’m complaining about prices! Haha! 🙂

  2. Omg yes bowling is super expensive. I’m always shocked at the price of drinks when I go out with my boyfriend. Margaritas going for $15! 😮

  3. I’m loving the hairstyle…super cute on you!

    Groceries! Is it just me or is food getting way more expensive?! Filling up my SUV with gas is also another buzzkill. Oh well…what can you do?! I’m thankful to have a vehicle and a paycheck that allows room for fun groceries like fresh produce and new cereals.

  4. Helen says:

    Everything is getting more expensive but what really shocks me are the prices at ball games. I remember when my little broter played ball we could get sunflower seeds, candy, and chips for 25-50 cents. Now it is at least a buck for something, oh and those lovely 1.50 nachos yeah try 3 bucks now!

  5. Kristi says:

    Ohhh… a money tree would be nice.
    I think I’m shocked about grocery prices. Like cereal I’m not spending $4 or $5 dollars on a box of cereal!

  6. I’m shocked at the price of vacuum cleaners. Insane! Your hair looks great. 🙂

    • Tina says:

      Ugh. I hate the price of vacuum cleaners. And what stinks is the more $$$ ones really are worth it.

  7. something i was shocked at recently: EVERYTHING IN SAN FRANCISCO. I make twice as much at my job as I would anywhere else and I’m still wearing bras that are ripped and not buying the healthiest food because I’m dirt poor. Sweet irony…

  8. HA! all this baby stuff! WOWSA!

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