Sometimes it just feels good to spruce things up a bit. This week the boys both got haircuts at a local barber college. They've been going to Lockhart Barber College for the last few months, but this was the first time I came along to watch. Haircuts are only $7 because students are doing them under the supervision of instructors. With such an affordable price, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the place. They have always come home with good haircuts, but it was so refreshing to be in a place where it's so clear they care about the customer. I think some small businesses just don't get this concept, and that's a shame.
While we're on the subject of sprucing things up, I am in love with my new purse and wallet that I bought Saturday at Kohl's. Here's the thing about Kohl's that keeps me coming back - They sent me a $10 gift card for my birthday this month AND they gave my $15 in rewards from the customer loyalty program. This got me motivated to go in search of a new bag. There's something about a new purse and wallet that makes me feel so together (even when the rest of my house may be in chaos). I saw this one and clearly the hunt was over.
In other big news, we received the title for our car this week. We hadn't had a car payment in several years before we bought our Equinox back in 2013, so I was really put out to be making a car payment again when we did. We put money down on this car and only took out a three and half year loan, but I was still really irritated every month when I had to write that check. But no more! The empty payment book went into the fireplace this weekend. So glad!
I finished The Blondes by Emily Schultz this week and made a trip to the library on Monday for a new haul. Not sure which of these I'll be reading first, but it's feeling like a Stephen King kind of weekend. At least that narrows it down to two choices.