. . . for Lauren and Lauren: $1,000

September 18, 2012

$1,000

skirt: marshalls (similar)  top: jcpenny  necklace: ebay

Don't you wish I was talking about a $1,000 giveaway?
Me too.

Instead I'm asking you this:
Want to know a fun way to spend $1,000?

Don't buy a refrigerator.

Because it is not fun. 

What I would have rather spent my money on:

Buying many many more statement necklaces.



A long weekend away in Lake Geneva.

A shopping spree, purchasing these items and many more.


Many sushi dinners:


Plane tickets to visit my favorite little boy and girl.

Sometimes being an adult and owning a house is a bummer.

On a more exciting note I'm doing a giveaway on Much Love Illy's blog.  Check it out!





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43 comments:

Michelle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A fridge does not sound like fun haha

For All Things Lovely said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I totally agree! Sometimes being a home owner comes with a lot of expenses!! But it's worth it at the end of the day. :) Enjoy that new fridge, girl! :) xx.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh I'm sorry Katie! It's always something with a house, huh? Our sprinkler system has given us lots of trouble lately and we hate sinking so much money into it :(.

Great outfit as usual!! Still want that bubble necklace!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awwww, I hate stupid expenses! We had to replace something with our furnace and it was super expensive! I always think of all the ways I'd rather spend that money!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We don't own our home here but the one we rent did not have a fridge. So yeah, we spent that on a fridge 2 years ago.
I don't like being an adult.

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Being grown up sucks! We have a $500 car deductible to pay and as much as I love my baby, diapers are no fun to piss away money on... no pun intended ;) ok maybe..

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! Similar to what I did with my maxi dress! Makes me feel fashionable : )

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look fab! and yes, being an adult is TOTES a bummer sometimes. like spending $1,000 in car repairs. WORST.

~julee~ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I don't blame you. :(

Do you get told a jillion times that your husband looks like Duff from Ace of Cakes?

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Boo, that sounds like zero fun to me. But you look fabulous, as usual!!!

Kell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have to agree.. MUCH better ways to spend 1,000! Well, more fun anywho.

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

aw man, that's not a fun way to spend $1,000! Being a home owner can suck, but it's way better than being in an apartment! The hubs and I are currently on the house search :) LOVE the color of your bubble necklace. It's perfect with the pink stripes!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Kristin DeSalle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We had out fridge go out a couple of months ago. Couldn't live out of a cooler forever,(I tried!) so we gave in and bought a new one. Bummed because we almost had our lowes cars paid off!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ha, I've been married too long...I would kill for the new stainless frig with the extra drawer! LOL

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have not seen those pictures of Travis and Lena. What other ones am I missing? I'd rather spend money on a fridge than the dentist or furnace. At least you can see what you bought.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I couldn't agree more on your choices of buys over the refrigerator. I LOVE your bubble necklace!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can imagine exactly how you feel! That's how I feel, but mostly about car repairs, because we don't own anything else besides our cars, yet. The sad part of being grown up is truly spending huge chunks of money on stuff you wish you didn't have to bother with in the first place.

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ughh...I HATE having to spend money on useful/house stuff, haha :) At least your food will be stylin'? Love the stripes & maxi Katie - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yep....that stuff would definitely be more appealing!! Sometimes I think, I'm not a grown up yet!! Why do I have to buy these things??!

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love your cute and comfy outfit! and great shopping spree buys! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh no! Sorry to hear you had to replace your fridge. My parents recently had to as well and my dad was complaining about how it was the quickest $1000 he'd ever spent. On the upside, you own a home! :D

I love that mint necklace, you pair colors so well.

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh dear! I hope this doesn't mean you can't go to sushi dinners :-(

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh no, that stinks! And this is also one of the reasons why we rent an apartment :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Enter my scarf giveaway! (open internationally)

Hallie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

AMMMMEN! to this seriously.

we had to just replace our whole air conditioning unit.

let me tell you how great of a honeymoon I could have had with 3,000 dollars.

booo adulthood
:)

new follower
xo
Hallie
http://lifeoceanside.blogspot.com

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Lake Geneva looks so beautiful! I want those boots and I love your necklace in the sushi pic!!!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm with you on those choices....statement necklaces are simply the way to go to spice up any basic outfit!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww sad! Definitely not the way I'd want to spend $1k either! I hear ya, girl!

Veronika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are so beautiful!:)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yep, being a grown up with a home isn't always the most fun! Sorry you had to get a new fridge instead of a bunch of necklaces! ;) Going to check out your giveaway now!

Jessie @ Dream and Differ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ugh, I hate when I have to spend big money on something not fun. But you sure look cute with your stripes and statement necklace. Love that color!

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE all your maxi looks - and this one is ADORBS!
XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ugh....don't you just hate those "adult" purchases?! This summer we finally had to give in and buy a whole new furnace and AC system. Ummm....yeah that was like 4k I wish I could have done ALOT more with!!!! Love all your necklaces:)

poziomka said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the skirt!
And the kids are so cute :)
xoxo

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

No fun! Next time you want to spend $1000, just give it to me and I'll buy fun stuff with it :)

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate when that happens. ;) While we were in seminary we got a random check in the mail for a couple of hundred dollars as a gift. We were thrilled cause seminary equals broke. Then the next day my tire blew in my car and we had just enough to replace them. (God provides, but being a grown up still sucks sometimes.) ;)
On a happier note, I love your bright stripes and pretty maxi! So cute! ;) And at least you get to enjoy a new fridge, right?

Lisa - respect the shoes said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is it weird that my first thought was that I would get a treadmill? Even though that's not fun either, but I've really wanted one forever? Endless sushi would be a good substitute too ... ;o)

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh bless you- fridge purchases dipping into clothing/statement necklace purchases is NEVER fun! Hope you get to feeling better, too!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

One thing comes to mind with $1000... VACATION!!!!!! :)

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I need a long comfy skirt like that!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Bree said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great outfit! Love that statement necklace!!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Um yeah, I totally hear ya. We are now converting our oil heat to gas, which is going to be crazy expensive. It's a lot more boring than it sounds, really.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Little Tree Vintage said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

lovely photos <3 those kids are adorable!

Ronda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Buy those brown boots I have them and they are totally worth it!