|How the end of July looked to me... did I mention I love having a bus??!!|
I am ending the month as I started... talking about budgets & beads!
During July 1 (brand) new bead fell into my shopping cart, a rather lovely white/cream & glitter green unique with bumps that I've since squeezed onto my bus bracelet!
I also jumped on 2 preloved retired beads for another long term project; luckily being preloved definitely helped with the budget! I'm feeling rather proud of my little bit of restraint. Indeed had these 2 not been retired and less abundant than some retired beads, I would have left them for another day... but even on a strict budget, with experience you get to know which beads you'd be daft to leave behind!
|Pic courtesy of Trollbeads|
Tomorrow I am off to visit my LD for World Trollbeads Day. It's a new day and a new budget month, and yes if I like the bead (based on it's description & early photos I think I shall - shhhh it's a secret) it's technically the whole of my budget for the month and all the pennies from down the back of the sofa - eek! If I do like it, then this is going to be a very tough month ahead of me indeed.
To soften the blow I've been collecting even more pennies and providing nothing too dramatic happens elsewhere in my domestic life I've a spending pot for the X by Trollbeads and Trollbeads Fall Releases 2014 (hurrah!) that is considerably bigger than I first expected (woo-hoo!), so I'm hoping for some good collections and looking forward to that process of deciding what to get!
Unfortunately the bigger pot is due to a rather splendid, but sadly missing package of beads... which got as near to my house as mere miles after crossing the Atlantic, only to be returned to sender for reasons unknown (damaged or incorrect label most likely) and as the sender is no longer trading - bye bye beads.
Thankfully my bank are hoping to refund me providing the now extinct shop don't challenge this, which if they do after having my money and receiving my beads back I'll need more than a "little restraint" to calm down! A'hem...
In the meantime, I wish you a Happy World Trollbeads Day for tomorrow, and I shall see you sometime in August!
(Mistress) Mars xx