I have been thinking about these metal barstools for the island in my kitchen.
They can be found at the Home Decorator's Collection. (Has anyone else noticed that Home Decorator's has had some really cute things lately? I hadn't seen the catalog in a few years and I was really impressed). They would replace the clunky wood ones that I now have.
However, I have been thinking about money and how I spend it a lot lately. This all stems from an email my husband got several weeks ago from his employer instructing him to stay home on a certain day and wait to receive a phone call telling him if he would be laid off or would keep his job.
Waiting for that phone call was sooooo stressful. In the time leading up to the big call, I had a million thoughts going through my head. Would I have to get a "real" job? Would we have to move? Could the kids continue to attend all of the activities they enjoy? Etc., etc.
Thankfully, he kept his job. But this made me realize that his income is not stable and could be taken away almost immediately. Sometimes decorating can be expensive and purchases can be frivolous. I want to concentrate on living with what I have and adding small things (hello Craigslist!) that I can makeover myself and that are meaningful to my family and me.
So, as much as I love them, I probably will not be purchasing those bar stools. Darn! I can already tell that frugal living is not going to be easy!!!
Anyone have any frugal living tips?