Thursday, August 7, 2014

A girl can dream...

Do you ever daydream about what you'd do if you suddenly found yourself with a little spare cash? I mean, I know the right answers - invest, put it in a rainy day fund, pay off a debt or a bill... but what if you didn't have to do those things? What if you just suddenly found yourself with an extra chuck of change, and you could do whatever you wanted with it? Wouldn't it be fun to have the luxury, just once, to go out and do anything you wanted with it? Let's just dream about it for a minute or two...


The first thing I'd do is finally hit "purchase" on my Pottery Barn shopping cart - I've had new drapes for our main floor sitting in there for month,s and I just cannot pull the trigger! I'm dying for new window treatments now that we have pretty new paint on the walls, but the only curtains I've found so far that I love cost an arm and a leg - PER PANEL. Whyyyy don't they come in sets of 2, at least?? Anyway. Those curtains would set me back $389.

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Left with $611, I'd then hit "purchase" on my Lucy shopping cart, and finally buy myself two new pairs of leggings. I adore my Lucy leggings (I have a pair of the X-Training Capris and a pair of the Hatha Capris) and I wear them constantly, both for workouts and for lounge wear, and I could definitely use some new ones. Buying a one of each type would cost me $158.

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With $453 still in my wallet, I'd head to my favorite day spa and book a day of pampering. I've been craving a massage for months now, and what girl wouldn't want to take her spa experience to the next level? A package including a sugar scrub mani and pedi, deep cleaning facial, massage, eyebrow wax, and shampoo, cut, and blowdry would cost me $348, including a tip.

At this point, I'd be completely relaxed and blissful, and be looking to spend my remaining $105. A dinner date with my husband sounds like the perfect way to blow that last chunk!

I'd make us a reservation at one of our favorite local restaurants, Poppy Hill, and we'd get all cleaned up and pretty before heading to dinner. Once seated, we'd order a bottle of wine and their crab crostini appetizer to share. Then, we'd order entrees - chicken parmigiana for her, chianti blueberry BBQ short ribs for him. We'd slowly enjoy our meal and our wine, and even though we'd be completely stuffed, I'd convince C to get a homemade chocolate chip cannoli to share - can't pass up amazing dessert opportunity!
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When paying our tab, we'd be a little generous with the tip, and the total would end up to be $104

Happy and full of delicious Italian food, we'd make our way home to get comfy on the couch and continue binge-watching Parks and Rec (I just can't stop!) - the ideal evening!

If you've been following along with my math, you'll know that I didn't quite spend all $1000... I've got $1 left. What to do with that dollar?!.... Put it in savings, of course! :)

So tell me...
  • What would you do with a spare $1000??

4 comments :

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Isn't it crazy how $1000 doesn't go very far? I'd love a spa day myself!

S Ganeeban said...

Buy all the Lulu! Just kidding, kinda...I'd probably buy some really nice SF Giants tickets for myself and the Boy. I'd treat my parents to a nice dinner of their choice. But, honestly, I'd still buy some new Lulu capri's too! I think all that could fit in my $1,000 budget of fun :) xoxo, ganeeban

Lisa C said...

Everyone at my gym wears Lulu and Athleta. I'm rocking my Gap outlet and Target yoga pants, haha. And who can afford $400 for curtains?

The Lady Okie said...

That full spa package sounds so nice right now. Massage up in hur. Oh man. I'd probably buy.... something from Lululemon, because everyone is obsessed with it and I want to know what the type is all about!