Most of you know I just recently attended a blogging conference called BlogHer. Walmart was my sponsor so I spent some time with my fellow Walmart Moms in the Walmart Booth and here is where I spent time learning the most. These women are amazing. I don’t get to see them often enough. The moms that I most enjoyed talking to was Amy from Mom Advice and Colleen from ClassyMommy.
Amy and I share the same passion for frugal ideas and just before BlogHer I had gotten my hair cut & colored for free.Turns out it’s the same color as hers. Someone in the booth asked if we were sisters LOL. Amy shared with me her comments on using boxed hair color and how it has worked for her. I never thought I would use boxed hair color but if you have seen Amy in person you know she is cute as a button. So when and if I am not bartering for my hair appointments I will now be using boxed hair color. Thanks Amy!
So I’ve kinda been with holding a secret from you guys.I have been very timid about blogging about it because I didn’t know how all my frugal friends would react. You see as a stay at home mom for 10 years I was so frugal that I would never buy anything for myself.I didn’t really take care of myself. My husband and the rest of my family would say go buy yourself something but of course I would go to the mall and end up spending it on the kids. When I went back to work my whole attitude changed. I hated it. I didn’t want to work, I wanted to stay home. Once I started having to buy nicer clothes for work something happened. It was like a spark went off in my head. I loved looking nice. I started getting compliments at church and from people around me on the way I put pieces together or accessorize. Yet I still felt a little guilty at spending money. Then somehow a light bulb went off or … OK maybe it was my husband. He said to me honey you save us so much money in all the other areas that it’s OK if you spend money on yourself. I was like DUH, why didn’t I think of that? I’ve turned into a Fashion Diva now. My once goal of just simply wanting to save money has turned into a goal of saving money so I can enjoy the finer things in life.
I wanted to share my shopping experiences with you guys but I didn’t know how warm the welcome would be. As I talked to Colleen in the Walmart booth she really encouraged me. She reminded me that this IS MY blog. I should be comfortable sharing anything with my readers. She also reminded me that there are many people out there who want to be frugal but long to splurge on themselves. She said Melissa you always look so cute at conferances you should be sharing your finds with your readers.Thanks Colleen! Love You!
So that’s it! This Frugal Mama is now a Fashion Diva. I love shoes, purses,clothes and of course.. I love to accessorize. Now that doesn’t mean I won’t try to find it on sale (because I just can’t get over that hump) but I won’t mind splurging if it’s not either. I work hard at what I do and I should feel good about treating myself and all you other Frugal Mamas out there should too.
I will be sharing any fashion deals I find here but I will also be using my Royal Family Blog just to post great items I find that are not on sale.