Ok. I admit, I was a little sidetracked from all the hoopla of being on TV and was reminded this morning, that I have STILL not posted what my purchase was from cashing in all my change!!! oh my.
Well, here it is, a FOUNTAIN on my screened in porch!!!! YEAH!!! but of course, it comes with a FRUGAL story. Ready? (I will try to make it as short as I can!!)
My sister Kim bought the same fountain. Looking high and low for one with just the “right” amount of splashing relaxing sounds of water….she prides herself on being an expert in this field, and she finally found this one!!! and then of course, INSISTED that I needed one for my porch. I agreed, but could not justify being that frivolous. I held out, until it struck me, “hey, if we cash in the change, I could get it with THAT!!” aha!!! As you know, I had roughly $250 to spend after Glenn and I split the money. The fountain was $200.
BUT…….long story short, in my frugal ways, luck , and patience, I did snag it for only $150 !!!!!! EVEN BETTER, I still have $100 to spare, and have yet to date, NOT spent it!! I am holding out for just the right way to spend it. :)
and how is this purchase going to help me SAVE more money?? or add to my SIMPLE lifestyle, or even save my sanity? well, I think it is obvious, but I will elaborate. :) Since there is no vacation in our immediate future (Glenn used all his vacation time supplementing his CUT hours this winter) I will just go out to the porch, like I always do, grab a chair, something to drink and close my eyes and just IMAGINE that I am somewhere tropical !!!! or maybe I can imagine we are in Kansas City sitting next to all the BIG foutains at The Plaza? Maybe on the hottest day this summer, I can “pretend” that I am in Dubai visiting Jessi, next to all the fountains THERE!!! see?? with a little imagination and creativity, this $150 fountain is actually saving us LOTS of money!! LOL.
and above all, I have already enjoyed many afternoons, and quiet evenings sitting out there, just taking a few minutes to chill out, visit with the kids, or wind down a day in the salon after the last customer leaves. It makes life feel REALLY good!!!!
( note: in the pic, it is sitting right next to the salon window, and you can see my stylist chair……oh, do ya think my customers love it as well??? YES they do, and with all the sounds it makes, EVERYONE benefits when the salon window is open ) !!!!!!!!!
and…..one more thing. I know I promised another give-away, which is now a couple days delayed, but I have something up my sleeve , and I will do that tomorrow…..possibly evening)
Thanks for ALL your support on my blog / website………I love all the visitors and all your kind and informative comments!!!! keep them coming and I will eventually reply to each one. :)