Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Frugal or Crazy?

In this whole "will-we, wont-we" baby discussion phase that Hot Husband and I are currently in, I have made a list of items that I would like if we have a kid. Every one of these items has been thoroughly researched, and I am confident in the choices I have made. So, when I saw one of these items on Craigslist, and when I saw that it was brand new, and half-price... I bought it.

Now, in addition to the "maybe baby" discussion, we have added a "crazy versus smart-planning" debate. HH is convinced I'm a nut, but I think there is very little wrong with buying something, (at half price!) that you most likely will need someday. In response, HH likes to remind me of that one time when I bought a kitchen sink off Craigslist because I was excited about us talking about maybe building a house.

He might have a point there, but I still think that the baby purchase was a good one. However, since I am such a good, submissive wife, (HA!) I have agreed to not purchase any more items for nonexistent babies. Which is a lot harder than it sounds, cause I just found a killer deal on an Ergo carrier online...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Six Years...

On this day, six years ago, Hot Husband and I stood in a very hot church and said the most important words of our lives.

It is still the best thing I have ever done.

Thank you, HH, for being the most incredible best friend, handyman, provider, and lover of my heart. I love you, and am thankful for you every single day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Unisex is Thrifty...

If you are planning on having more than one child, and if you are on a budget, buying unisex clothing items may be the way to go. When baby is little, there are lots of unisex options. But when they get older, things are divided more decisively into the "pink camp", or the "blue camp." Here are some things that I found that would work for either a boy or a girl:

I would say that most of these items read a little more masculine than some moms would prefer for their little girls. But accessories would go a long ways with some of these things. What about changing out the white shoelaces in the Chuck Taylors for pink and white polka-dotted ones? Or a fun little belt with those Chinos? If HH and I have kids, I will definitely try to make clothing choices that could work for a boy or a girl.

Sources: 1) Chinos, OldNavy 2) Sweater, JCrew 3) Saltwaters, Nordstroms 4) Hoodie, Gap 5) Chuck Taylors, Macys