Tuesday, Friday?

Happy Tuesday!  I know that for many of you, this is your last day of the week– your Friday, if you will.  Have a nice holiday and vacation!  Since Jim was here sanding the drywall today, I decided to spend a few hours out of the house to avoid breathing in the dust.

First off, I went to Penzey’s Spices to get my free 1/2 cup jar of Arizona Dreaming spice — which seems like it might be similar to taco seasoning.  I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, but it was free!  While I was there I also picked up some Pacific Fine Ground Sea Salt.  Good stuff.  From there, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought felt furniture bottoms.  The floor we are going with is Bamboo and it is very soft and easily marked, thus felt furniture bottoms are a necessity.  Also, there will be no heeled shoes allowed on my floor!  I never thought I’d be a person who doesn’t allow people to wear their shoes in my house, but I need to protect my floor.  It’ll keep dirt out as well, so that’s a bonus 🙂

I had to stop in Birmingham to visit my friend at Tiger Shoe Repair to see if he could fix Nick’s brown Ecco dress shoes.  Sadly, he cannot fix them.  Nick has had them for years and definitely gotten his money’s worth, but it is always better for the budget if we can fix old shoes instead of buying new ones.

Then, I was on to the Somerset Collection — dangerous place for someone on a budget.  Alas, all I left with were a few freebies from Aveda (I’m on their email list), much to the disappointment of the Aveda shop girl, I’ll wager…

My final stop of the day was where I got my best deal!  For my birthday, DSW sent me a $5 gift certificate.  I also had a $10 rewards certificate from them.  I ended up buying a pair of Minnetonka Moccasins (my favorite!) for $9 out the door — they were on clearance and then an extra 40% off.  I saved $51.03!  Whether I actually needed another pair of Minnetonkas is neither here nor there for that price.  They will get worn, for sure.

When I got home there was another surprise for me in the mail – a free sample travel-size toothpaste from Tom’s of Maine.  I’m not a die-hard Tom’s of Maine person.  Not in the way I’m a die-hard Burt’s Bees person.  I actually don’t prefer Tom’s toothpaste because it still has sodium lauryl sulfate in it, so we use Jason brand.  But it is better that Colgate!  Today was a good day for the freebies 🙂  Thanks Aveda and Tom’s!

You’ll notice the Daily Roundup will be absent this week.  With Nick off of work this week (except today), all the work going on at my house, and the fact that it is a holiday week, I don’t have as much time to track and I don’t really want to know what my nutrition is like this week. 🙂  You only live once, and the holidays are meant to do just that.

I hope you’ll all check in once or twice during the rest of the week but if not, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

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