Friday, August 13, 2010

This momma ain't so cheap.

Yep .. despite my blog name I didn't feel so cheap yesterday. I took my kids back to school shopping and dropped a bundle of cash. The sad thing is I'm not even done .. we went with the goal to buy the shoes, backpacks and socks. I always find shoe shopping the most time consuming so I wanted to get that out of the way first.

Do you want to know something even more sad? My kids have nicer stuff than I do!! whaaaa! It's not fair! How did this happen? It's so pathetic how I've jumped on their name brand wagon instead of my own.

Ohhh look .. Etnies .. try these on Griffin ..

I've bought cheaper shoes for them in previous times only to see them fall apart in a month. Griffin is hard on his shoes .. aren't all boys? Payton is getting older so she needs a good quality shoe for gym especially .. from what she tells me they work pretty hard in gym class and I've seen her red face more than once when I pick her up from school.

So with that in mind I splurged a little this year in hopes that their shoes will last. I have no idea why he feels the need to do this to the laces .. apparently it's cool but I don't like it .. it's not even!! I need things even!

These are Paytons shoes .. the ones on the far left where $5 !! Okay I got my cheap giddy for the day .. and what kid doesn't need a pair for kicking around in the yard?

I love these Adidas ones ..I might get a pair for myself. I tried a pair of the Nike's on myself but felt like a total loser .. lol.

So next it's lunch kits and a few clothes .. I'm just so happy to get the shoes out of the way!


  1. Have you tried West 49 on boxing day. They have great deals on great shoes. Busy, but well worth it.

  2. Ack! I'm so not looking forward to the back to school shopping days! I remember when we were kids, I was so excited to go back to school shopping! All the newest and latest items for school was thrilling. Now I know how my parents must have felt! LOL!

    Hopefully you'll win that THERMOS contest on my blog and that will be one less lunch kit to have to buy! :)

    Thanks for popping by!

  3. Oh I have to get shoes for both my girls and am dreading it! you did an amazing job!~

  4. Where did you do your shoe buying? I always struggle finding good shoes.

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  6. I don't splurge on much, just electronics, pants and shoes. I love Etnies, they are very much worth the investment, believe me. They are made to take a good beating. Etnies AND DC Shoes are absolutely great! I still tie my shoes under the tongue, habit I've had for a good 9 years, since i was in 7th grade and it was popular, lol.

    I'm a new follower via Google Friend Connect. :) Hopefully you can stop by! I have some great giveaways going on.

    -Ai Mei