My mom always says, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you spend.”
I know she’s right, but lately, I am in this terrible, no good habit of online shopping. You open my closet and it’s full of suits and business professional clothes for work and then a ton of workout clothes. I’m stylish – for work and the gym. That’s where my style ends.
My 10 year high school reunion was this past weekend and I debated on whether or not to go. The deciding factor was that I couldn’t decide what I would wear it I were to attend, so I opted out. I also opted out of the casino with the guys and had a lame, relaxing night at home.
Anyways, my online shopping habits have gotten a little out of hand. I keep saying that I’m officially saving up for my dream car, but I’m not going to lie…I like to spend the money I see.
Mr. Prevention, however…totally the opposite. The man likes to see money in investments and doing super adult things like paying off our mortgage. Go figure. He’s just so mature!
He will also go to great lengths to save money. Saturday I got pulled to Kohl’s (against my will!) because the Kohl’s card is in my name and we had a 30% off coupon in the mail. Plus, there was Kohl’s Cash to be earned. Needless to say, I struck out and walked out with an all-too-thrilling purchase of nylons for work, and Mr. P hit the jackpot with some dress pants and a shirt.
From our sale at Kohl’s we headed over to Big Lots, where Mr. Prevention proceeded to fill an entire cart and part of second with toilet paper and paper towels. He proudly presented his 20% off coupon and calculated that the toilet paper comes to $0.31 a roll and “that’s a great deal, Nicole!”. Yeah, yeah, yeah. #embarrassing
But I do my fair share of money saving, too. Like using a can of no sugar added cherry pie filling that has been occupying real estate in my pantry for far too long. It may have made the move not only from Ohio to Michigan, but from Tulsa to Ohio, as well. It had to be put to good use and to good use it was put. These oats were divine!
- 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sucanat or other granular sugar
- 1 cup dry steel cut oats
- 1 (20 oz) can no sugar added cherry pie filling
- 1 cup pitted bing cherries, fresh or frozen
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and stir. Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Stir before serving hot.
Workout and then a busy day ahead!