Today my husband sent me to Mankato and told me to spend as long as I needed to relax. I could do whatever I wanted.
So I bought the kids their school clothes (11 complete outfits for $160- I was way impressed with the sales at Kohl's... $11 kids jeans for late night special and $4 toddler clothes). I bought 4 maternity tops (which was one of hubby's mandates). I bought some bigger underwear (yay for JcPenny's ambriose hi cut brief line... 8 pairs for $32.... not bad for "specialty" cotton wear). Then hubby said if I had energy to start looking for Christmas gifts. Got 2 gifts each for the kids out of the way. Then I got school supplies for the kids (what I knew they'd need since we don't have lists yet) and got 4 complete sets of school supplies, including backpacks, for our church's supply drive. (These will be sent to LA, and I'm proud that I was able to get 4 sets of everything- crayons, markers, colored pencils, rulers, protractor, box of pens, box of pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, calculator, notebooks, construction paper, chalk and bookbag for $50). Bought some hand soap from Bath and Body Works then. (I like to use their aromatherapy line for bath soap and it was on sale!)
Then I hit up the craft stores. I went to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Joann's and Walmart.
I splurged on the paper for myself. The paper pack was on sale for 1/2 off. The prefold were full price everywhere. The stickers were $1 at Michaels.
Then the ribbon. I didn't pay more then $1.29 and usually less then $1 for each roll. From Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby and Target.
Oh, and halfway through all this, my legs almost gave out and I my uterus started to tighten. Hey, I was carrying around 4 bags of school supplies. So I stopped and had a "premium" pedicure. I was nervous about what hubby would think, but he thought it was brilliant thinking. I got an hour sitting in a massaging chair, hot towel and oil thingie on my feet and legs, a sand scrub, pedicure (including scraping the sandel caluses off), 10 minute leg rub, 10 minute foot rub, and "detailing" on my toes. It cost me $40. Hubby's response was "It's cheaper then a hospital bill or a hotel if you had to spend the night up there). Totally refreshing, and if you can believe it, only the second time in my life I've ever had a pedicure. (The other time was for my SIL's wedding and I was also pregnant, which is why I knew what was safe).
The detailing was HAND painting of flowers and adding of rhinestones. Whoa!
Don't mind that my toes are still grody. I have farm feet... full of caluses.
Thanks for looking and letting me go on about the AWESOME day I had thanks to my very, very, wonderful husband. I'm so glad to have all the school clothes done, half the supplies done and even a good start on Christmas too! This is going to be SUCH a blessing as the pregnancy progresses!
okay I love the painted toenails!! And how terrific of your husband!! Especially his response to the pedicure Good man!!! I have never had a pedicure despite Wayne's attempts to send me to a spa...I have issues with random people touching me. LOL All my friends are always saying "Can I go for her instead?!?!"
Your nails turned out great! What an awesome day - awesome husband! And I'm with Karen, I've never had a pedicure. I've never had the urge to want to go, I'm weird about people touching my feet!
Love the toe polish, very pretty. I HAVE to have my Pedi every 2 weeks or DH can't stand my feet rubbin on him. He says they are too scratchy.
Glad you had a Great day. What a Great Hubby you have.
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I'm so happy to hear you had a good time! The pedicure was inspired. I love it! I've got the farm feet going on, too... it's scary! Those are some awesome deals you found - I may have to hit up Kohls this weekend.
It sounds like you had a great day!!! My DH insists on me getting at least a manicure once a month, just to get out of the house.
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What an awesome day you had!!! I am so happy for you! Your toes look great too!
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wow!!! that's awesome, all around! what a great hubby! and I'm proud of you for all that you accomplished! and I'm loving the flowers on your toes, very cool.
what a deal on the pedicure! I just got a basic pedicure last week for $45 (and it was pretty basic). then tip on top of that and then $25 for the babysitter so I could get it done. $77. No wonder I only get one once a year! (actually, I've never gotten a sitter before to have a pedi, and I only went to the dayspa because I had a gift card that was a year old that I needed to use - pedis are cheaper not at the day spa)
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