Friday, November 6, 2009

Accidentally frugal

I'm an online shopper. Anyone who knows me knows that I would rather research something, search different shops and compare prices all day long on my computer than take one 20 minute run to the store. I really should get out to do some hands on shopping more often because it's not unusual for me to accidentally save money when I do!

Pillows. I needed pillows for the bed in my daughter's/guest room. Taking my life in my hands I went to Wal-Mart. I simply hate that store because it's where people go who bring 12 children and don't watch them, they bring all their relatives and see nothing wrong with blocking an entire aisle while grandma and cousin Anna argue the pros and cons of a certain brand of toilet paper! But I digress.

Pillows. Found 'em! For $2.50 a piece. Should I repeat that? TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS!!! A lady in line behind me when I was paying asked me how much they were and HUGGED me when I told her. I swear! I bought 4. Oh and I checked, they aren't filled with little lead painted children's toys from China either.

After surviving Wal-Mart I went to get my hair cut at my usual Super-Great-Clips-Sams or whatever it is. Not only did the gal do exactly as I asked her to, but when I went to pay - it was only $7.99!!! Normally it's only $12.00 anyway, but there was a HUGE sign on the window I didn't see advertising the special price. I am so unobservant sometimes it's scary.

This is the haircut. I wanted it shorter in back, and longer in the front, leaning towards a bob. I know it's not long enough on the sides yet but she cut the back nice and short so I was happy.

As you can see, taking pictures with cats around can be a challenge.

You can't SEE me!


Oh - and what's up with spell-check on Blogger??? It wants me to split words up and tells me "special" could possibly be spelled "racial"? It's been this way for a while but I swear it's getting worse.


The Beading Gem said...

That picture of your cat doing the ostrich in the sand act is a riot!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Pillows are sweet the price even sweeter !!!
I hate Wally world too, I go when I am totally out of a nail polish treatment I love and can't find anywhere else.No kidding...

Love the hairdo, its very you!!

I need a haircut too but the stylist last time thought I would look good in a poodle cut I swear when I washed it out that's what I looked like (not what I asked for)so I am rather timid about going back plus she charged me $95.00
I would of tipped her a lot more had she charged me what you paid wow talk about a bargain esp if ya got the cut you wanted.
Have a good weekend
Its not that I am fussy, but a poodle cut has been out of date for years am I right???????Anyway not my best look ....LOL!!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Reminds me of my dog years ago who was so ditsy she would do something bad, then jump up on the back of the sofa and face toward the window, with full confidence that since her back was turned she was therefore invisible. I miss that girl!

Lady Banana said...

It's great when you find a bargain like that!

I love your haircut, had mine done about 2 weeks ago but now it's just not looking right and I paid £29.90 for it.. not sure what that was in $

I might print out your pic and ask them to give me a BetteJo next time :)

Heather "Hev" said...

WOW! Long time no speak (hides head under pillow in shame!!!)

I LOVE your new do :) Nobody would ever say you were 50!! You look marvellous :)

Off to read the rest of your blog before its 2 months before I can find time again!

Hugs from a stinking hot South Australia!

JenK said...

Love the hair, hate walmart. Seems we're in agreement here. :)

BetteJo said...

Thank you regarding the haircut!!

Anonymous said...

I love a bargin myself. And when you actually get the hair cut you ask for, well that is a true miracle. It looks great!

Bev's Jewelry said...

Gheez, a $12 haircut? Haven't had one that cheap in ages. $30 is the lowest in my area. I've been to every salon in the area as still am not really satisfied. There is a new one I should try.

Teena in Toronto said...

I love the 'do! What a great deal! I usually have to pay $40 just for a trim!

Great deal on the pillows too ... my kitties would love love love them!