We’ve been enjoying the last two weekends in Long Island. Thanks to our dear, very generous friend, we always have a place to stay in one of the most charming areas of the Hamptons, Sag Harbor. We make sure to never come empty handed so we always pack up a full bag of foods and goodies to basically cover most, if not all, of everybody’s meals. I love escaping the city for a weekend once in a while. I find it incredibly helpful in recharging for a week ahead. Very blessed to have friends who always welcome T. and me into their homes with open arms.
April has been a bit of a hectic month for me and while I have been making an effort to do some ‘self care’ activities, I haven’t been able to do many of these. My boss is working from our NYC office this month (he has another office in Miami) so I have been on a very unpredictable schedule. Let me tell you – not knowing what time you leave work every evening makes it very difficult to make any plans. So, to avoid being a super flaky friend, I decided not to make any plans, until I know I can actually stick to them.
I have been on my second week of Hello Fresh. While I received $40 off of the first box, I paid a full price for the second one ($60). I have to say, the shrimp, sausage and pork dishes from the first box were totally worth it. The second box we ordered was a vegetarian collection and it’s been rather disappointing. Three dinners for 2 at the cost of $60, while I could have purchased all of the ingredients way cheaper, I actually had most of them on hand, such as sweet potatoes, pita, avocado and cucumber, all purchased in bulk. I am going to give it a shot for one more week (ordering ‘meaty’ meals) and decide then if we will continue.
While we have been staying money conscious. T. splurged on a few things at Crossroads, which included dressy shoes he has been looking to purchase for a few months now. He was able to get an almost brand new pair that retails for $180 for a mere $21. I am so pleased. After shopping for clothes and shoes at Crossroads for the last few years at 80-90% discount, it is really, REALLY hard to pay anything retail. That excludes underwear, stocking and socks of course.
Other than that, we cooked all meals and made all coffees at home, I had 2 free lunches at work as well. We’ve been entertaining ourselves for free or cheap with Netflix, Apple TV, library books and our bikes (that we purchased last year for $119 each at Toys r Us of all the places ha).
How is YOUR week going?