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Too Much

Is there such a thing? My hubby has asked me today to cut back my spending and slow it down. LOL. How horrible am I that I need him to call me out? I feel bad because I have like 3 orders coming in the mail. Is anyone else guilty of hiding bags or boxes?

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My mail is coming today, UPS, so it will be obvious when a big brown truck drives up our 200 yard long driveway.  My husband works from home 3 days a week and of course it comes today.  I am getting packages from Urban Decay and Sephora, one from Amazon tomorrow (he'll be at work, phew) and one from beauty.com later in the week.

 

I told him it was for the basket I am making for my sister's shower.  When I get a package on a day he is not here, I usually take it up to the burn pile and burn it!!!

 

I am a stay-at-home mom but tutor on the side, and I have a Macy's credit card that I use for my purchases.  Only problem is that it really enables me, and I almost always spend more than I have in cash to pay it off, so I sometimes pay off as much as I can in store and then pay the rest through our bank account and tell him that I am putting the cash in our safe.

 

However, after paying off my card this month I am CLOSING my account and stopping the ridiculous spending.  We are getting a new car and have another baby on the way, and I DO have enough.

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Definitely not as bad as I used to be. I managed to justify my bi-monthly purchase of Perricone's Metabolic Formula to him (woohoo)...I love shopping though, especially for clothes and shoes (not as much into shoes as other people, but DSW's Premier Rewards program has gotten me more hooked than I've ever been). I wasn't very excited about fashion several years ago (just didn't like what I was seeing in stores, didn't feel like the stuff was "me") so shopping online helps w/ that...I also really love getting a good deal. Not to the extent that I'd buy something I wouldn't wear, but I'll watch something to see if it goes on sale or if I get a special offer from that site via email.

 

Luckily I have no credit card debt (he got me to pay that off completely when we first moved in together many many years ago) and I make more than him so he can't give me too much trouble. I'm typically not great at saving, but when we plan vacations I've gotten much better about making a budget and sticking to it (he's great at saving). So I've proved myself on that one...which feels great! He also just got a new Amex points card, so this may help justify my shopping a bit (not that I'd shop more than usual, just that we'd get the points which is good, we should have done this a long time ago...and then we pay everything off immediately so there's no interest).

 

Purging feels great though...makeup, clothes...make room for the new!

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