Or not so little…
Even though I try to watch my spending, here are some things that brighten my day so much.
-> Crane stationery: I have a couple stacks of cards and thank you notes from Crane… they’re pricey ($14 for a set of 10 thank you notes), and understandably so. The quality and elegance of the engraved 100% cotton paper is unmistakable. I try to buy them on sale.
-> Shams & duvet from Anthropologie: Those cost $150, and that was on sale! But the lovely fabric has a soft creamy sheen that would not be found on cheaper materials. It’s gorgeous, and I love it. I plan on having these until they go to Happy Bedding Heaven.
-> Massage: I get a massage once every
month, 2 months, 4 months. It’s pricey – $80/hour – but it’s so relaxing and worth the money. I have cut down in an effort to save some $$$ (now I go to pilates – much cheaper and my back also feels good afterwards). But I would get a massage 3x a week if I could afford it. I kid you not.
-> Tea from Lupicia: $5-$20 for 1.76 oz. I like the Momo Oolong (to drink it is to love it), the Honey & Pear, and the Lychee Oolong. The aromas are divine. I have several bags of these – they are supposed to be good until September 2008, at which point I’ll have to go stock up to feed the (tea) need.
To be honest, having these little luxuries around makes me feel… extravagent. Writing on 100% cotton embossed paper with hand-painted borders? Extravagent. Sipping imported Japanese loose leaf tea blend (so delicious!)? Extravagent. Relaxing at a full 60-minute massage? Extravagent! And you know what? I love it. So I make room in my budget.