After celebrating my 21st birthday on the weekend I'm face with the age-old question.. what to spend my birthday money on? Now I'm not saying there is a lot of it, which is sadly a consequence of not putting on a big "do" and paying for a bar tab and dj and room hire and all that jazz, but you know I'm quite happy with how it turned out, and I guess it evens up in the end.
So right now I have a little extra pocket money to spend and as always I don't want to just put it in the bank and end up spending it on washing powder and bread and petrol and all those boring everyday things. So should I actually save it for something? Like my impending move to Paris (imaginary move I should say), or eventually a new car. The amount of money seems to small to significantly contribute to these dreams anyway though.
So instead I figure, why not spend it on something fun or pretty or nice? Things like:
A beautiful handmade clutch by Kara Smith, although sadly it seems she has sold at least 3 of the clutches/bags I have been lusting over :(
Or perhaps some Shinzi that I've been wanting oh-so-badly ever since I stumbled across the page months ago. Maybe the birthday money could pay for the postage at least!
Then again I could always spend it on something that's practical AND pretty, such as a Le Creuset French Oven:
Or I could spend it on something that's pretty and really quite useless: Seriously though, how beautiful are these wooden cards? I found this over on Poppytalk Handmade which then linked me to the Nightowl Papergoods store, too beautiful, I would never send them though! These are definitely frame-worthy.
Speaking of frames I'm a bit stuck for what I should do with all my Europe photos, I know I have some really nice ones in there that I want to display somehow, not just have them sitting in a photo album gathering dust (or on my computer gathering virtual dust). Some ideas I've come across are Moo cards, a Blurb photo book, a glass pendant with a photo printed onto it, or just simply in frames. What do you think? What have you done with your special holiday snaps?
Oh and my birthday present for myself? A beautiful print from YumiYumi, I couldn't help myself!
p.s Like my new header? I got it from here.