There are many things that I sacrifice for the sake of frugality. There are still some things, however that I am adamant about, no matter what the cost.

1. Good cheese. It may sound funny, but good cheese matters to me! On a day-to-day basis, Kraft is fine, but for those special occasions or special uses, gourmet cheese is a must. I love to buy a chunk of good quality parmigiana-reggiano and grate it myself. Also, if we are having fondue, good-quality Gruyere and emmenthaler are necessary.

2. Mattress and bedding. Since about a third of your life is spent in bed, shouldn't it be luxurious and comfortable? James and I have a good quality mattress that we both adore, a feather bed, a down comforter (with a duvet) and 600 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. My pillows are also feathers-because I love them that way! Sure, the cost initially is more than what you put out for lesser quality, but I promise you it is worth it to have your bedroom be a sanctuary if you can spare the extra cash. It makes a huge difference to us! I also make a large effort to keep our room spotless. Sleep is SO much better in a clean and clutter-free area.

3. Good-quality bras. They look better, feel better, and last longer. Need I say more?

4. Good shoes. I am not really a shoe-a-holic and I tend to keep my shoes for a loonng time, so it doesn't bother me to spend a pretty penny on a pair of shoes that I LOVE! For instance, my Nikes. I had my last pair for over 5 years, and replaced them with a very similar-looking pair. I actually took pictures of the shoes because I was so sad to have to throw them out-but the soles were detaching from the rest of the shoe and a replacement was WAY overdue! To the right is one of the old (back) and one of the new (front)!

What are things that you splurge on and why?


  1. My weakness is good fabric for my sewing projects - and flowers for in the flowerbeds. I'm fortunate that my SIL buys new tennis shoes every 6 months (Nike or New Balance) and she passes them on to me (I think I have 8 or 9 pairs waiting to be worn - LOL).


    P.S. I need your address for Pay It Forward - email me at tkjtbair at verizon dot net - THANKS!!!

  2. Heinz Ketchup
    Hunts and that other stuff Just does not do my fries Justice


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