Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas to ME!

Who feels guilty shopping for themselves before Christmas? I do!

After Christmas? I don't!

Today, I ventured out to a FANTASTIC place called Legacy Place in Dedham, MA and enjoyed my fitness instructor discounts at Lucy and LuLuLemon and also, hit up a few other places. My bank account was very pleased to see Anthropologie had nothing exciting in stock........

At LuLuLemon, I grabbed another pair of "Wonder Under Crops" that I just LOVE for pilates, teaching indoor rowing, and teaching a fab barefoot cardio class called "WillPower and Grace" (FIND A CLASS NEAR YOU: And, you can never have too many "to & from" tops to cover up and/or play in on the weekends (especially in charcoal grey!)

I grabbed this $58 gift set for 40% off at Victoria's Secret of my favorite scent, "Sexy Little Things: Noir", which came out to be around $34 (pretty good considering the perfume itself is around $40 on its own!)

Also, the other day, I met my newest love, my Keurig! I wanted one for Christmas so badly, but Santa isn't a coffee drinker and didn't quite understand why I wanted one so much! We have one in our department office at school and every morning (and mid day), I enjoy a lovely and comforting cup of coffee. I have an awesome top of the line Cuisinart coffee maker that I absolutely love; however, when it comes to making one cup of coffee, it is very inconvenient and labor intensive (ha ha!). So, I never used to buy into these Keurig things until I started using one at work! I now will be able to have that quick cup of coffee as soon as I wake up with next to no preparation time! When I have company or plan to drink on and off all morning, I can use the Cuisinary. Plus, I had the PERFECT little nook in my kitchen next to the fridge that was begging for something useful to sit on it! It was on sale for $139 at Kohl's, plus I had $20 in Kohl's cash, so I got the Platinum one for $119--what what!!!!!?????!!!!

YAY for Christmas presents you buy for yourself!


  1. I just wanted to comment to say thank you for having this blog. I am currently separated, just filed for divorce and turning 30 in March. I'm a third grade teacher in MA and I can't wait for 2010 to be over. Your blog gives me hope that with time things will get better.
    Thank you for writing.

  2. Hey Meredith!!! Girl, take it ONE DAY at a time. It is a rollercoaster and it sucks sometimes, but you will see the world in a whole new light! When is your birthday!? Mine is the 25th! I'll be 31!

  3. PS, I'll pass along what my friend said to me: In one year, your life will be completely different. (She was right)

  4. Yay for Christmas gifts for yourself! And let me tell you, that Keurig is going to CHANGE your life!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. OMG, Sara, it already has!!!!! On my second cup of the day and it's a different flavor!!!

  6. TEM, we're really close. Mine is the 11th. I have to agree on the Keurig, I keep one in my classroom at school!
    Thank you for the advice and kind words, it does really suck some times. I'm still living in "our" house which we will be selling in the spring. I can't wait to get out of here.