Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An Occasional Extravagance occasional extravagance.

Not every day. Not every thing. Not every where. Just once in a while, spending a bit more than what is strictly necessary, in order to surround myself with beauty and luxury.

Here's some things I've splurged on recently...

Cheese. Generally Gouda, but other kinds too. Fontina. Dubliner. Merlot. Cheese is great with fruit for a snack. It pairs nicely with wine. It makes amazing grilled cheese sandwiches. Duh... Strictly speaking, we could just buy the cheaper cheddar, but we are enjoying splurging on different varieties most weeks.

Fresh spring flowers. I forget sometimes, how much I love having the gorgeous pops of color around my house that fresh flowers bring. Currently I am splurging on bouquets of tulips and daffodils. It makes me smile when I see them on my table or bedroom dresser. They are so worth the $5-$10 I spend every week.

Bedspread. I bought a new bedspread last week. Technically, I could have still used my old summer bedspread. It was getting a bit raggedy on the edges, but, it has plenty of life left in it. But, I wanted something with more color for the summer. I saw a bedspread at Home Goods that I couldn't get out of my mind. I waited almost 2 weeks before I went back to see it again. I still loved it. It is a rainbow of colors- paisleys and birds embroidered on a white background. It was actually very affordable, being from Home Goods. And it every time I walk in my bedroom, I smile. I love it! Did I say that already. Stuff only brings fleeting happiness, but this was a good happiness choice. It is so cheery.

Joe's Tall, Dark & Handsome coffee. Who wouldn't want to splurge on coffee with a name like that? It is so fun to say. It is a full flavored dark roast that we really enjoy for our morning cup of joe.

Speaking of's another... The free mini-course the folks at Ultimate Bundles released this week. I watched all four videos and think  several of the tips shared are so helpful. It’s free, so if you’re interested, head here to check them out. They’re worth your time. Plus, once you share the mini-course with a friend, you get a $5 off coupon for next week’s Homemaking Bundle Sale, which includes a She Plans Dinner bonus offer. (Share with ten friends, get the bundle free!)

What have you splurged on recently?