Zulily, Mad Money, and a Chocolate Confession

So I overheard a conversation the other day where some women were talking about what they buy from Zulily. (You know who you are sweet people with cute dresses and a new fur vest). I even got to see the two, really cute dresses that came in the mail that very day. We all oohed and ahhhed especially after we heard what she paid. They were so cute and so inexpensive that I sat there thinking: “Wow. I should look a little closer at the emails I get every day from Zulily because I really like cute dresses and I like a bargain even more!” And aren’t these the cutest t-shirts ever.
ZulilyAnd then I remembered I had spent my mad money/Christmas money/I-can-buy-whatever-I-want-with-it money on. . .

Wait for it.


Yep. Books.

All $140 of those crisp twenty-dollar bills.

I. am. a nerd.

But I’m a cute nerd. See? I got new reading glasses from “The Dollar General”. Stacy with books square

I love books.

I do not love fiction. Can you tell?

I like some fiction, sometimes. Like once every two years. Maybe.

So this is my 2015 Reading List. Some of it, anyway. I have a few books on my Kindle app and a few others that haven’t shipped yet so I have something to look forward to when the FEDEX truck is in my neighborhood!

And finally, here’s my confession. I ate three Cadbury Creme eggs. At one time. Well, not ALL three at one time—but one right after the other. Maddie went to the store and bought them for me as a surprise. I must’ve been sad and grumpy. She knows how to cheer me up. The smart, health-conscious, self-disciplined woman in my head said, “You should eat just one now and save the others for later.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Whatever. They were delicious. All three of them.

Now it’s your turn to confess.

Leave a comment and tell me:

1. How do you spend mad money A.K.A “a sum of money, often relatively small in amount, kept in reserve to use for impulsive, frivolous purposes”?

2. What book(s) are you reading?

3. Cadbury Creme Eggs. Yes or No?



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10 Responses to Zulily, Mad Money, and a Chocolate Confession

  1. Terry Dickson January 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    My grandchildren.
    Keeping Holiday.

  2. Jock January 23, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    Man, I am so glad I am not the only one who reads mostly non-fiction. It used to be all I read. I haven’t read fiction in years. I seriously often wonder if it has stunted my imagination. I have a few fiction books that are on the “To Read” shelf though.

    As for the questions:
    1. Lately I have been on a hunting kick. The rest of the time it’s books and music.

    2. Reading “The Reason for God” by Tim Keller at the moment. Good read.

    3. No to the Cadbury Creme Eggs. I just can’t help but think about the Creme being actual yolk. It’s also a texture thing too I think. Pass the Mini Eggs though. Tasty and excellent slingshot ammo.

    • Stacy Averette January 23, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

      Sir, your imagination has not suffered in the least from what I can tell. We might have to do a book swap this year. How dare you waste perfectly good mini eggs like that! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Charlie January 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    Honestly, I usually wind up giving my “mad money” away. As for books, I’m into Ted Dekker-Esque fiction for the most part. Occasionally, I’ll read something serious and good for me. Solid “no” on the Cadbury eggs.

    • Stacy Averette January 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

      Well, then. Good thing we’re already friends!

  4. kay white January 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    You KNOW I am a nerd & prefer non-fiction…but you’ve GOT to try the Miss Julia books…!!! Read them in order…it works best that way!

    • Stacy Averette January 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      I Googled “Miss Julia books”. Looks like something I might like to read! Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Jennifer Mobley January 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    1. Books and cool Thrift Store treasures
    2. The Antelope in the Living Room, Own Your Life, Surprised by Motherhood
    3. YESSSSSS!!!!!!!

    • Stacy Averette January 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      I need to add those to my reading list!!