Thursday night we celebrated early with Mexican food and a little sangria.
I do heart Mexican food!
Our financial focus has been split into different directions for so long and especially now that we're out of debt. We finally are willing to put money towards these big $ needs we've had for a while, except that we need to save big-time too. What to do? Well we finally decided to just take care of the three big needs and once they're done, to save everything.
Our three big needs were: a new bed, a new couch and loveseat (or living room furniture), and dining room chairs. We've needed a new bed for at least four years, our current couch is broken and is not at all restful to me, and our current dining room chairs were the cheapest of the cheap from IKEA years ago and have been broken and fixed at least twice per chair, plus the fact that they're REALLY uncomfortable.
Since it was Memorial Day weekend we knew we had to hit the sales! Friday night and all day Saturday, we drove up and down Highway 70 to Furniture Row (where all the local furniture stores are), we drove back and forth between mattress stores, laid on countless mattresses (which I'm still trying to forget), and FINALLY had success!
|Our bed is the same as the second from the front. It's amazing!|
We found the mattress of our dreams, a Sealy Tempur-Pedic or something like that. We like support but softness, or 'plush' as it's called in the mattress world. We were debating between two mattresses at two different stores. They were both the same price too. The saleslady ended up giving us free same day delivery and knocked $50 off the price of the bed, so once we decided on the mattress, we ended up getting it cheaper too!
We did stick with the queen sized bed, but later once we're in a house again, we'll upgrade most likely. Then this amazingness will become the new guest bed. I love it when a plan comes together!
After we found the mattress of our dreams, we finished looking at couches and loveseats. Ashley Furniture was having a great sale where if you bought an inexpensive couch (certain $ range), you could buy the matching loveseat for 50% off. We were debating that when we found a chaise couch elsewhere we really liked. In the end, we went with the Ashley Furniture deal to get a complete set since both the couch and loveseat were cheaper than the one chaise couch we'd found. The new couch and loveseat get delivered in a week and I can't wait!!!
Believe it or not, we were sick of spending money and decided we'd need to wait to get dining room chairs, our lowest priority of the three. For our anniversary and to celebrate the furniture/bed purchases, we went to Gonza for dinner. Have I mentioned how wonderful Gonza is and how much I love Mexican food?!
|Such a handsome man! (although he looks the same as he did in high school)|
Hubby busted his tail getting everything done in time, and we got to sleep on our new bed that Saturday night. What a difference a new bed makes!
We swapped cards in a rare moment of no-craziness that day and died laughing when we realized we both went with the exact same card, which happened to be the first card we both looked at in the store!
|Still in sync after all these years!|
|New dining chairs for more than 50% off?! I think so!|
Poor CC then spent two days putting all the chairs together, but fortunately for me he absolutely loves it! Only one chair out of the bunch was damaged and he even called about five Targets in the area to find a replacement, which he did after we'd finally prayed about it (God is so amazing!).
We immediately drove over to Brier Creek, exchanged the damaged chair for the good chair, and then celebrated with Gigi's Cupcakes- yum!
|CC had a helper with the chair-building!|
And after work Tuesday we got official word we were debt-free, so that's exciting!
|Paid In FULL!|
|Back on track!|