Friday, August 20, 2010

Lesson 85-Lessons Needed

Confession:  I have no self-control

Remember last week, Helena over at Life in the Pitts, had this superb idea of having a little imaginary shopping spree and not buying anything? Well, she must have a heck-of-a-lot more self-control than I, cause that very day I headed back over to the Vera Bradley website and ordered my very own…and this time I did hit the ‘check out’ button. But I just couldn’t resist this beauty. For one, I love Vera Bradley bags. Husband says it looks like Vera Bradley threw-up in our closet. Two, it was part of the ‘Paris Collection’. Hint: if you want to sucker me in to anything just add the word Paris to it and I’m sold. Three, the description likened the bag to something Audrey Hepburn would have used. 


Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE her. She is the epitome of grace, elegance, and beauty in my opinion. Four, it was on sale. The combination of these things, how could I not buy the bag?

Me: Can I buy a new purse It’s on sale…40% off
(Please notice I did not tell him the price before or after the discount. I decided the 40% of would sound better without a price. Also, I’m not sure if it really was
40% off—I’m not so good at math, but it seemed close enough that it would be
okay anyways)
Hubs: Yes ma’am
Me: Sweet!!!
Hubs: :)

Out came the debit card and not 5 minutes later had I received an email confirmation in my inbox Hey, at least it wasn’t shoes!

Lessons learned:
  • I must work on self-control.
  • Until I’ve improved my self-control, no more pretend shopping sprees.
  • If I want something, tell Husband the discount, never the price (before or after)
  • After a little math equation the discount was actually closer to 35%
  • Said math equation reminded me how much I truly despise math

New Friend Fridays


  1. I am your newest follower. I love how you are learning the nuances of being newly married and how to gently deal with the male kind. I hope you can stop by my blog at Finding My Life in Faith at God is always with us, that is good to remember for me too.

  2. Let me just say, you are a woman after my own heart! My self control is barely there and I'm sure our husbands can commiserate! LOL! (and major LOLs at your husband's Vera Bradley throw up comment!)
    I love your style!
    Found your blog through Toddler Awesome's Friendly Friday Follow, and I'm so glad I did! I love your blog!
    Hope to see you around the bloggy-verse!

  3. Hahaha... very nice. Well, 35% off is better than 20% off! And, it is a really cute purse.

    I love Audrey Hepburn as well. So much.


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