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I’ve been saving my pennies. Since I technically don’t make an income, I tend to feel really guilty about buying myself things. I know I shouldn’t, but it’s hard for me to justify… oh, I don’t know… a $200 purse.
So when a check arrived for me in the mail this week from some blog work I did, I decided to spend it as quickly as humanly possible before the guilt kicked in. I clicked “purchase” on this beauty so fast that I literally did a happy dance afterward.
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I rented the Moschino Plum Rose Bodice Sheath due to the price and the fact that I thought it would be appropriate to chase after my toddler. My dresses arrived a day early via UPS (yippee!), but that’s where my enthusiasm stopped. The size 2 was too small to pull over my hips, and the straps on the size 4 were too long for me to keep up. I also rented a necklace to wear, and it arrived damaged (one of the stones had fallen out). I contacted RTR customer service via email immediately. I was told that they could either send me a new necklace to wear, or I could get a full refund (I went with the refund). As for the dresses, I could pick out another dress and they would overnight it to me for $12.50 (seeing how sizing isn’t their mistake but mine, I feel like that’s a fair price). I searched the website for another dress, but unfortunately everything I liked was unavailable this weekend – another reason to make your rentals EARLY! RTR is giving me a credit (minus shipping) for the dress that I can use for another occasion. So, even though I did not wear a RTR dress, the customer service is so fantastic and my previous experiences have been so good that I will most definitely be renting again.
Of course this only happens after I share my positive endorsement with the world. Go figure!
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Last week I did something that I’m ashamed to say I’ve never done before (especially as someone who grew up on a farm).
I mowed my first ever yard. See those crooked lines? Oh yeah.
We happen to live in a neighborhood where 90 percent of our neighbors are retired and have plenty of time to make their yards look pristine (or at least have a service that does the work for them!). Our neighbor next door mows like three times a week. We’re lucky to do it every 10 days. Everyone has perfect landscaping, and ours has weeds on weeds.
We also have a one-year-old, and ain’t nobody got time for our two acres.
So, instead of depending on the husband to always mow, I decided to learn because I was sick of our yard looking neglected. The Mr. was extremely frustrated in teaching me (where are the lines?!), but I think I did an okay job. And now I have another activity to get me out of the house for a few hours during nap time. 😉
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Speaking of activities, the husband and I booked a day-long catamaran cruise in the Caribbean for our upcoming vacation. We’ll be visiting the uninhabited island of Tintamarre – which promises some miracle mud, amazing snorkling and SEA TURTLES – followed by lunch and beaching in Anguilla.
Did you read that? SEA TURTLES! I’m so stinking excited. Considering that the last trip we never left our beach, this trip is shaping up to be way more adventurous.
Let’s just hope my car sickness doesn’t translate over to sea sickness…
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Finally, because this post does not have enough Dot power…
She’s so adorable. Most of the time.