Husband: What's this Quicken item for $40.00? It says "Class for kids", what class did you sign them up for?
Me: It was for my haircut. I got my haircut at the nice place.
Husband: You need to tell me ahead of time so we can plan for this.
Me: But then you would say no.
Husband: No I wouldn't
Me: Ok. I need a pedicure before BlogHer.
Me: I'm prepared to risk staph infection and go to the Walmart nail salon.
Husband: How much?
Me: $22 (Totally lying it will be $27 with the tip)
Me: Or you can just find it in Quicken under "Couples Counseling"...
Husband: Enjoy your Big Boxstore pampering experience.
Me: I will.
These other items will also be going into the Quicken budget log under cover of darkness since husband belongs to the "What's wrong with the clothes you got for Christmas?" club.
$19.00! from Payless ShoeSource. Sweet. The only drawback is that it says American Eagle on the purse strap. But they are just abiding by the retail Bedazzle Rule. The cheaper the knockoff the more random the required embellishment will be. Like that cute, white, pin tuck cotton blouse you pull off the rack at Kohls only to find a bedazzled rose at the hem. Or that white tee at Walmart that looks like the perfect plus sized baby doll from the back, but you flip it over and find a sparkly American flag on the front.
$13.99, also Payless. I almost squeaked when I saw these shoes. My big calves, otherwise known as the cankles or semi-cankles, don't look good in those trendy slip on sneakers. They are either so flat they make me look like Fred Flintstone trying to wear girl shoes or the top is so high cut it chops my already short legs off. So this shoe is great. It's not too flat and the low cut front makes your leg look a little longer so my semi-cankle self can wear it. I wish I had seen them in black too.
I also found these $9.99 tees in XXL at Target last night. No, I can't fit in them. They were from the Jr's department so they look like sausage casing when I put them on. But I am optimistic, so they are in my skinny(er) hope chest with a retro sweater I bought a few months ago in XXL.
That's it man.