The Life of Bon: The end of the no spend

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The end of the no spend

Well, folks.  I guess this is the end of "No Spend April".  In my defense, it lasted all the way until April 19!

It was Target's fault naturally.  Isn't everything?

It all ended when I saw these little beauties.

I know what you're thinking.  If I'm on a no spend April what am I doing in Target anyway?  This part I blame on Hubs and all my friends and sister and mom who were all busy on Friday night.  You see, somewhere along the road I got it ingrained in my soul that it is a sin to stay home on a Friday night.  Hubs had rehearsal, my girlfriends were busy, my sister had a date, and my mom was on babysitting duty.  But I couldn't stay home alone!  I must go out!

So I went shopping.  Alone.

But I wasn't going to buy anything!  Truly I wasn't!  I just had to return a shirt to Target and with the money back I was going to buy some cheap o socks that I'm in desparate need of.  Well, we all know what is right next to the sock department, don't we?

The shoe department.

And that's how it happened- quickly and painfully- the way most bad decisions happen.  I'm kicking myself for spending when I promised myself I wouldn't.  The very bossy Bonnie keeps telling me to take them back, but the nicer Bonnie tells myself I haven't spent anything this month and I got them on sale for $25 plus the $8 back from my return... they were really only $17.  Ain't no harm in spending $17, is there?

In other news, I am beginning to fear I am a shopaholic.  Blogging sure isn't helping anything.

+Speaking of Target, Target gave me this revelation that I'm turning into my mom.
+ And once got in a fight with a Target employee about the dressing room policy.
+ I know I quit my job and everything, but now other teachers are fighting for my classroom and it makes me want to hunker down and never leave.
+ I stole my "News" post this week from a "Today" post that I wrote a year ago.  Tricky, tricky.
+ Have you entered this giveaway yet?


  1. I say you apply a little grace and consider it a new day in no-spend-April. Because seriously, it would have take a man of steel to resist those shoes!

  2. Cute shoes! I would have broken a spending ban for those! :D

    xx Denysia Yu

  3. those shoes are definitely worth it! so cute!

  4. Target is most definitely always to blame. DANGER.

  5. I've had this exact conversation with myself many times in Target. It really is a ploy to take all of our money! haha.

  6. Those shoes would be the end of me, too. And I say that because, after seeing those cuties, I'm shopping tomorrow!

  7. Target is AMAZING!!! I think I am gonna need to go and buy these shoes too! :) And $17!??? That is a steal, I say listen to nicer Bonnie ;) Happy Weekend!


  8. Don't be so hard on yourself. You can't be walking around barefoot ; P


  9. Of course Target was the end of a no-spend month haha but it's fine cuz those shoes are amazing!!

  10. Um those are adorable!! Darn Target ;)

  11. No way I could have resisted those!

  12. Shit. I admire you for admitting the addiction. I can't bring myself to say it out loud yet. I'm too busy shopping.

  13. those shoes are tooootally worth ending no spend april early.

  14. I bought those in black, too good to pass up!

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  16. You did good I don't know if I would had lasted that long but those shoes are awesome

  17. Hehe... I just bought those exact shoes!! So comfy.

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  19. Oh my gosh! I just bought those shoes on Saturday! I could resist them! They made my feet look so happy!