I practiced that time-worn method: One thing for you, two things for me and, gotta say, I don't regret any of my splurges.
Most of my self-shopping was accomplished via Etsy, where I found the following:
|Adorable poster from Loose Petals|
|Vintage Knitting Mag from Libromancer|
|Vintage Garnet Cocktail Ring from Ivy Cottage|
|Organic, culinary-grade lavender from Lizzy Lane Farm|
These were purchased outside of the kingdom of Etsy:
|Ubiquitous Poster from Super Rural|
|Hunter Wellies from Zappos - bought on (very good) sale and shipped for free to my parents in America|
Starting to see a theme? Things that look good, sparkle, smell terrific, encourage freedom of movement or my creativity - all of these were on my list.
Let me say I am so pleased with each item - and each one cost under 100 bucks (or much less).
I'd be lying if I implied I haven't bought myself some more goodies, just to express joy at being
Alas, the fur coat (I swear a pic is forthcoming) and the new Browns boots kind of threw me over the edge, financially, so self-gifting is on hiatus until future notice. Thank goodness I have all of these new treats to keep me warm and dry and cheery while I build up my discretionary resources again.
Today's questions: Whatcha think of these gifts to myself? Which do you like best? Have you ever gone on a spree when recovering from illness? Did you enjoy the spoils? Was it sad when you had to stop spending (cuz you'd got yourself on a roll)? Do tell!