Not to brag, but I did my part of the Time Out For Mom Challenge on Monday. Go here to learn more about the Time Out For Mom Challenge and the Stella & Dot prizes you can win! It’s such a simple but fun challenge. It was my birthday (picture of me eager to go shopping on my birthday). I had arranged with Nathan, the hubby, to watch the kids in the morning while I went out shopping. Alone. Nothing fancy, but I did get shoes, new sunglasses and three tops. I was gone for three hours. Awesome. It was nice shopping without having to chase after kids, pack a bag full of snacks and put back everything the kids put in the cart that we didn’t need. I drove around in the car blasting my music rather than Disney princess songs. I went to four stores and took my time at each of them.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I love shoes. Always been a shoe person. So I went out and got three pairs. All three for $40.30 (not including tax). Major savings that I couldn’t turn down. I ended up changing my mind on the Vera Wang pair because it didn’t fit right on me. And my rule for shoe is I have to really love it to buy it, even if it means paying more. Now that my shoe size doesn’t change any more, I keep my shoes for a long time. In fact, I just recently gotten rid of a pair I had since high school.
When I got home, the kids and Nathan were happy to see me back. What a great feeling to come home and feel appreciated and loved. Elle, of course, wanted to try on all my new shoes and sunglasses. Elle is a shoe girl like her mom. Nathan had the girls make cupcakes for my birthday. Kaye drew me a birthday card. Aww. They were all so sweet to me on my birthday.
I’m convinced I should do this more often. More than once a year.
» Tell me… Have you done your Time Out For Mom Challenge yet? When was the last time you went shopping by yourself?