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post #41 of 80
Cosmetics...granted, I look a lot better with them..lol.. but I always feel guilty anyways. Not a necessary expense.
I don't go overboard or anything like that, and buy only what I use, but still, a little guilt.
post #42 of 80
smelly goody bath/body stuff

and food/eating out; my intentions are really good, but my follow-through not so much
post #43 of 80
Lattes and Yarn.

I love them both soo soo much, though. :
post #44 of 80
UGH my biggest vice is Dunkin donuts drive thru with the kids.
I get a med iced latte
they get a bagel with cream cheese and usually we get 6 munchkins to split
total-8.00
I do this like 3-4 times a week

It really needs to stop
other than that not much.. I do end up buying DD a small toy or book about 1 time a week 5.00 range and about 2 times a week we do eat out
post #45 of 80
Starbucks!! DH is actually driving thru their as I type.
post #46 of 80
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Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
Starbucks! I've gotten a lot better, but still.
Yes, that. I'm much better, down to 1-2x per week from every day, but still.

That, and Ikea.
post #47 of 80
coke zero
post #48 of 80
chai lattes from the local market...when I should be there buying a container that will make 8 or so for the same price!
Yarn.
THINGS. period.
post #49 of 80
I have a serious Diet Dr. Pepper habit. I spend $1.25/day on a bottle at lunch while I work and keep a 12 pack at home and have one for breakfast. I try to switch to water after that.

Stuff for our new house (art, slipcovers, etc.).

We eat out way, way too much. I grab lunch about once every 2 weeks, dh eats out more often than not, and we do at least one meal out every weekend. Greek food is our current weakness.
post #50 of 80
Mountain Dew. Although I wouldn't be a happy camper without it.

Second the fabric mentioned above. WHen I actually do get time to sit down and sew it's nice though. When we move and I have to make curtains I rarely have to buy fabric to match the new decor lol. I just hit up my stash.

Kids' clothes. Nuff said. Gymboree boys clothes.

MDC coops. I've done good lately, but why do I feel I must buy something from Dharma just because there's a coop? Same with frontier. Oh I know, because there may not *be* a coop when I might actually *need* the stuff. See all the "mights" in there? Yeah.

Toys.
post #51 of 80
Getting my hair highlighted and cut for $70. I let it go as long as I can in between, so I only get it done about 3 times a year. I've only been going to this guy for about 2 years, but before that I wouldnt have dreamed of spending that much! I feel guilty every time I go though.
post #52 of 80
we spend too much on just adding to the cart when we go grocery shopping. convenience foods. i mean they get eaten but they can blow a budget quickly.

eating out for us is a big habit which i am working on but already this month i spent over $80 on a resturant and take out. its shocking how quick it adds up.
post #53 of 80
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Getting my hair highlighted and cut for $70.
Wow, that's a great price! Mine is usually $200! I only went a few times before I decided to go back to the 'ol standby : doing it myself (frosting through a cap) for $10. It works really well and is super easy. Plus, at that price, I do it every month so my roots don't get crazy, LOL.

As for spending - DH is always buying drinks! Coffees, energy drinks, Gatorades, etc. Of course, he is a cop who works graveyard shift so I guess it's okay if it keeps him awake and alert. Still...

Other than that, I am UBER-frugal. I spend tons on food and mortgage, but I don't have many of the 'extras' (I don't drink, smoke, like espresso drinks, eat out, etc.)
post #54 of 80
gym membership.

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Originally Posted by Savoir Faire View Post
I'd say really, the one thing that is my "vice" is that I'll buy those small cans of Coke at the store.
I always say that diet coke is my one sin, and I'm sticking with it!
post #55 of 80
Toys. Specifically expensive, wooden toys from Europe. I used to tell myself they were for DC, but have since gotten honest with myself. I'm often embarrassed at how much I pay for toys that are for my own enjoyment, but I can't help it, I love these fine toys!
post #56 of 80
Pepsi, tattoos (getting another one tonight or maybe tomorrow--definitely this week anyway), expensive clothes from the hippie shop since I lost weight and can fit into them, nostril rings since I keep losing mine. I'm sure there's more. I'm manic right now and spending a lot of money that I shouldn't
post #57 of 80
Eating out. Hardly a week goes by when we don't eat out in some form or fashion. It's just so easy to be lazy, especially when oldest DS has a ballgame, and pick something up. But the reality is, it's probably a $100 that could be better well spent.
post #58 of 80
fast food. we both hate it but always end up buying it, and we really need to stop.

Other than that...just, random stuff here and there. A dvd, blockbuster online, and just other small stuff.
post #59 of 80
Snack foods! I am pregnant and we are spending WAY too much on my cravings and convenience foods.
post #60 of 80
stamps when i could most everything online for FREE
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